The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University hosted an exhibit June 5-15 of work from students at the Verve Vertu Art Studio in Dallas. The studio at 24 Main St. is an arts apprenticeship program for the Deutsch Institute, which provides recreational and leisurely activities to people with special needs. The studio enables artists to tap into their creativity using a wide range of mediums, including watercolors, acrylics, fibers, batik, wool needle felting and inks.
Among the Verve Vertu artists who will have works on display is Christopher Welgosh, Wapwallopen.
The exhibit was held in conjunction with the screening of the movie, “Many Beautiful Things,” June 10.
“Many Beautiful Things’’ is a documentary that chronicles the formerly untold story of Lilias Trotter, one of the world’s greatest female artists. The documentary shares the story about how Trotter surrendered her promising career in art in order to help those most in need. She became a missionary to Algeria.
The Misericordia University a capella group, Beyond Harmony, performed before the movie.