Fri, 04/25/2014 – Sun, 04/27/2014

Butz Gallery
Animal Logic:
A Surreal Happening
by Cheryl Hockberg & Friends
Friday, April 25, 2 pm and Sunday, April 27, 2:45 pm

This three-day exhibition/performance explored the blurry line between human nature and animal nature. On Friday, April 25, 2014, artist and Chair of the Kutztown University Fine Arts Department, Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg, was in the Museum during our Abstract Fridays program to open the exhibition of her recent paintings of birds and animals, such as Itchy Kangaroos and Slovenly Bison, that push realism into the hyper-real and surreal. Hochberg’s paintings stayed on display through Sunday, April 27th, when the “happening” culminated with a musical event conceived by Hochberg, arranged and conducted by Dr. Susanna Loewy, and with costumes/sculptures created by Andrew Brehm. Musicians included Charissa Howden, Laura Cressler, Abby Goodling, Cory Samsel, Meghan Damiter, Blair Boyer, Kyle Lennon, Fawn Guasta on flute, David Mayrhofer, Joey Coco, and Steven Trapani on clarinet. This project was made possible with the help of grants from the KU Foundation and the Marguerite Bierman Endowment.