Carlow University Art Gallery Presents Collaborative Exhibit of Three Artists

A collaborative exhibit of artists Sarah Jacobs, Kristen Kovak, and Katherine Mann will open in the Carlow University Art Gallery on January 31st. Paintings from all three will be featured, as well as a collaborative work they will be creating over the semester.

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“Dinosaur in the Dollhouse”Exhibit is Free to the Public Beginning January 31st

Pittsburgh, Pa. –“Dinosaur in the Dollhouse,” a collaborative exhibition of the paintings of artists’ Sarah Jacobs, Kristen Kovak, and Katherine Mann, will be the featured exhibit during the Spring semester at the Carlow University Art Gallery.  The exhibit opens January 31, 2019, is located inside the second floor entrance of University Commons, and is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., weekdays.

The artists will be exhibiting one painting each that is already completed, as well as a second painting that has been influenced by the paintings being exhibited by the other two artists.  The three artists will then collaborate on a painting that will be on display in the gallery and finished by the end of the semester.

The title of the exhibit comes from Timothy App, a painting mentor to all three artists, who would tell the story to his students about watching his granddaughter play with her dollhouse.  She noticed a toy dinosaur next to her, picked it up, and put it in the dollhouse. She continued to play with the dollhouse for a while and then finally decided to remove the dinosaur from the dollhouse.  App would use that story as a metaphor for what painters do with images.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with these two wonderful artists, not only because I respect them and admire their work, but also because I want to inspire Carlow students in the arts and other disciplines to collaborate,” said Jacobs, who is an assistant professor of art and director of the Carlow University Art Gallery.  “So often we think of artists as loners working privately in the studio, but often that just isn’t the case. Even when artists work on independent projects there is a dialog with other artists and the greater culture.”

There will be an opening reception in the gallery on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. The reception is open to the public.


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