Local Artists To Display Surreal Images During ‘Perpetual’ Exhibition At King’s

Artists Michael Delmonico and Jeremy Petrachonis will display a collection of surreal images during a free public art exhibition, titled “Perpetual,” from Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Feb. 16, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

Michael Delmonico focuses on portraiture photography featuring levitating women, whimsical clouds, and ominous lighting to create surreal works.

“Perpetual means never-ending and changing and we feel that describes both ourselves and our work,” said Delmonico. “My imagery is whimsical. It’s reminiscent of my childhood, my dreams, and my nightmares.”

Delmonico graduated from Luzerne County Community College with an associate’s degree in commercial arts photography. He has exhibited his artwork in several local galleries and in Bloomsburg, Philadelphia, and New York City. He is a member of the Hazleton Art League.

Jeremy Petrachonis creates oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and Gesso/Ink sculptures. He previously displayed pastels, charcoal and oil paintings, and sculptures in the “Abstraction” exhibition held in King’s Widmann Gallery in 2015.

“I want viewers to experience a sense of ‘Abstract Euphoria’ from my color patterns and design effects,” said Petrachonis. “This exhibition is a gateway for newcomers into a surreal world.”

Petrachonis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Penn State University. He has exhibited his artwork at Dragonfly Café in Hazleton, Art Youth Expo at the Hazleton Art League, Arts and Music Fest in Freeland, and the Patterson Gallery, Borland Gallery, Woskob Family Gallery in State College. His work has been featured in national exhibits held in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D. C., and San Francisco.

The artists will discuss their works from 6-8 p. m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri., 9 a. m.-4:30 p. m.; Sat. and Sun., as arranged. The Gallery is closed on national holidays and during scheduled breaks throughout the academic year.

For information, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann Gallery Coordinator, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328.