Lafayette’s Skillman Library is celebrating the acquisition of the master prints of Helen Frank with an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in the Simon Room.
A painter and printmaker, Frank’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Historical Society. Frank captures the beauty of the everyday with a keen and whimsical eye. From ballet classes to horseback riding to the iconic skylines of New York and New Jersey, where she lived with her husband, Sidney Frank, a 1949 graduate of Lafayette, and two children, no subject is too mundane for Frank’s palette.
The exhibit, Impressions from Life, features selected works from throughout her 50-year career, including a sketch of McCartney Street in Easton, first glimpsed while attending the 1948 Lafayette-Lehigh football game with her future husband.
Also included in the exhibit are items on loan from the artist, including books, painted scarves and pillow and a stunning collage of the Jewish cemetery in Prague.
The exhibit runs through Sept. 3, 2012.
The exhibit and opening reception are being held in honor of Women’s History Month. Both events are free and open to the public.
Note: Higher res photos are available online:
Top left, “Rock of Ages,” http://flic.kr/p/bq4h17
Also available: “Automat,” http://flic.kr/p/bCYd3H,
“Garden State Body Building,” http://flic.kr/p/bq4h31
Kathleen Parrish, associate director of media relations
Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042