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Artist Wayne White may be known best for his Emmy-winning work as the designer of sets and puppets for the TV show, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. He’s also been honored for his art direction in music videos for Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Gabriel. And recently, his paintings featuring phrases of words imposed on landscapes have gained a lot of interest and acclaim from the fine art world.
Wayne White will be artist-in residence at York College throughout the month of March. A large exhibit of his word paintings is on display until April 24 at the college's galleries in Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall.
And during his time at the college, White will design and direct the construction of a large-scale art installation on the third floor gallery hall at Marketview Arts in downtown York. He has chosen as his subject matter the historical episode in 1863 when York was occupied by Confederate troops and forced to supply the army with food and goods, including 2,000 pairs of shoes.
Giant puppets of Confederate soldiers will dominate the space in which the walls and floors will be covered with Wayne White’s drawings, surrounding the viewer with his artwork.
The exhibit will open April 4 for the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown York, with a reception from 5-9 p.m. in Gallery Hall at Marketview Arts, 37 West Philadelphia Street.
White will also present a lecture, "You're Supposed to Act All Impressed," at 7 p.m. on April 2 in York College's Waldner Performing Arts Center. A reception will be held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the second floor lobby. For details and gallery hours, call 717-846-7788 or visit the York College website.
Below you can hear our interview feature with Wayne White:
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