Gallery 425 to showcase Nature’s Complexities

PHOTO PROVIDED Woods Edge by Roger Shipley will be on display from now until Oct. 5 at Gallery 425, Williamsport.

WILLIAMSPORT –Gallery 425, 425 Market St., will be showcasing Roger Shipley’s “Nature’s Complexities” from now to Oct. 3.

“Nature’s Complexities” is made up of graphite and mixed media drawings and will have an opening tomorrow starting at 6 p.m.

Roger Shipley, Professor of Art Emeritus, received his Bachelore of Arts degree from Otterbein College in 1964.

He did additional study in art at the American School of Art at Fontainebleau, France in 1962, and the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1965 before going on to the Cranbrook Academy of Art to obtain his MFA in painting and printmaking in 1967.

Roger came to Lycoming County in 1967 where he taught various disciplines in two-dimensional art for 43 years.

Recently retired, Roger continues to produce work in both the two and three-dimensional areas of art.

He shows his work extensively throughout the United States in galleries and in juried and invitational exhibitions. He has received numerous prizes for his work and has had his work published in Beginning Sculpture, Davis Publications, 2005 and The Sculpture Reference, Sculpture Book publishing, 2005.

Roger is currently completing a bronze sculpture called Germination commissioned by the Public Art Works Committee and the city of Williamsport. Roger has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1978.