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Strength and the Human Spirit is a juried exhibition in Markeim’s main gallery. It invites artists to submit powerful, poignant, and meaningful works of art and photographs that capture, as vivid testament, whatever unquenchable quality it is that compels humans to seek out beauty and self-expression amid even the most difficult circumstances. The images may depict the joy of life, the resilience of survivors, or perhaps it is the artists themselves that overcame obstacles in the creation of their art. Markeim Arts Center invites prospective contributors to broadly interpret the theme.

Friday, September 16 – Saturday, October 8
Strength Human & Spirit

Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 2016

Guest artist and juror: Joan Wheeler

Joan Wheeler is an award-winning photographer. Her passion for photography began many years ago while she was still in high school, working on the school yearbook and newspaper. After teaching and raising her family, she began to pursue photography more seriously and took classes at Mercer County Community College and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the Delaware Valley, including Markeim Arts Center and the Philadelphia Sketch Club, both of which she is an artist member. Joan’s focus is primarily on sports, wildlife and pets. Recently however, she has been exploring landscape photography and alternative processes.


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