The Henry Gallery

The Henry Gallery

The Henry Gallery strives to be a cultural asset for Penn State Great Valley and the local community. The Henry Gallery’s exhibition program focuses on group shows of local and regional arts and artists and the community organizations that support and encourage their work.

The gallery opened in 2010 and is named for Joseph and Marilyn Henry who made a major gift to expand its facilities, art acquisitions, and programs in January 2013.

Located on the second floor of the Penn State Great Valley Conference Center, the Henry Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and when the campus is open for evening events.

Current Exhibit

The Nature of Abstraction
Presented by The Regional Center for Women in the Arts
March 26–May 25, 2018

Participating artists: Edwina Brennan, Susan Foley, Linda Dubin Garfield, Mary Kane, Nancy Sarangoulis, Christine Stoughton, Barbara Strausberg, and Valetta.

In this exhibition, each artist begins with observing the world around her and then tackling the canvas or paper on its own terms; answering such questions as the shape and size of the surface, the elements of design, the relationship of shapes and the application of medium.

Valetta, who curated the exhibition, states, "All works of art are abstract. Even the most realistic landscape painting is an abstraction, what the artist wanted to abstract or take away from reality. A painting or even a photograph is a result of choices the artist has made. In work considered “abstract” in genre, the artist takes the process a step further, concerning herself more with color, shape, line, and texture than the depiction of perspective or following the natural colors of nature."

The Regional Center for Women in the Arts celebrates sixteen years of accomplishments including over 90 exhibitions and events and 20 art projects for the community.