The Freyberger Gallery will host an exhibition of more than 25 paintings by Penn State alumnus Steve Scheuring from January 17–February 21, 2019, with an opening reception on Thursday January 17, from 6 – 8 p.m. The snow date is Thursday January 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
One of Scheuring’s most ambitious paintings on view is the 36” x 60” work titled, “We Are.” Scheuring documented 55 iconic–and sometimes surprising–images that anyone associated with Penn State University will recognize.
About the artist
Steve Scheuring was accepted into Penn State University Park as a first-year student, but decided to begin his studies at Penn State Berks before completing his degree at University Park. He grew up in Greenfields – Gring’s Mill is behind his childhood home -and walked to campus for classes. He graduated magna cum laude in 1990 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Marketing concentration.
Scheuring’s fascination with art began at a young age. His early influences were MAD Magazines, comic books, and Frank Frazetta, the legendary science fiction/fantasy artist. “I can remember being 11-years-old, sitting in our downstairs rec. room, spending hours copying Frank Frazetta’s drawings and paintings.”
He was a relatively self-taught artist until his last year in college. At that time, he enrolled in a painting class at Penn State University Park, and immediately fell in love with the medium of oil. “The ability of oils to capture subtle contrasts in light and temperature pulled me into a concerted effort to learn, understand and explore this medium,” comments Scheuring.
For the last 12 years, Scheuring submitted his paintings to exhibits and has received prestigious awards and commissions. In addition, has also illustrated numerous magazine covers, and had had his paintings converted into jigsaw puzzles.
The Freyberger Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.