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Sarah Wolf Newlands, University Studies faculty, created a body of work for a solo exhibition at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art during her 2018 two-term sabbatical. In a rented main street storefront in her rural Pennsylvania hometown, Wolf Newlan
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Posted: November 28, 2018

Sarah Wolf Newlands, University Studies faculty, created a body of work for a solo exhibition at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art during her 2018 two-term sabbatical. In a rented main street storefront in her rural Pennsylvania hometown, Wolf Newlands made sculptures and created a series of screen-prints based on recipes given to her by local community members. Project participants shared food-related stories of love, frugality and resourcefulness, affirming the power of sharing food and eating together. The residency culminated on Sept. 9 with a “Potluck Print Party.” For this event, participants brought food prepared from their recipes in exchange for a screen-print and a cookbook/exhibition catalogue. Forty-eight recipe prints are currently on display, along with sculptures made from materials gathered from Wolf Newlands’ recently deceased mother’s house. The two-part exhibition, “Keeping House: Prints and Sculptures by Sarah Wolf Newlands,” opened at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art on Sept. 14, and runs through Jan. 12, 2019. This project was partially funded by a PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant, an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant, and support from The Ford Family Foundation's Visual Arts Program.