FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, please contact:
Barbara Hollander, SAMA-Altoona Coordinator
Travis Mearns, Public Relations Coordinator
INSTALLATION ARTIST FEATURED AT
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at
Altoona is pleased to announce the opening of its latest
exhibition, Daniel Burke: Repurposed. The powerful
installation exhibition features nearly 40 works including
paintings, drawings, and large-scale installation pieces.
The exhibition opens May 11 and will remain on view through
Burke’s work displays a meticulous attention to detail while
also being renowned for its introspective and diverse
quality. The artist looks to colors, shapes, rhythms and
patterns that guide him to concerns of fragility,
improbability, imagination, abstraction, and change. It is
quite possible that no two Burke installation exhibitions
are ever the same; works such as City Night with Birds, on view in the Altoona
exhibition, are fitted with Velcro to allow for
rearrangement and unique interpretations.
Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at
Mercyhurst College in Erie. He has won prizes and honors in
more than 60 juried competitions, including awards in 29
national and international shows. He is a member of both the
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Northwestern
Pennsylvania Artists’ Association.
Burke, an accomplished, thoughtful artist, will bring his
amazing creations to SAMA-Altoona this summer,” said SAMA-Altoona
Coordinator, Barbara Hollander. “His diverse installation
pieces will transform the museum space into a sculptural
phenomenon. The architectural content of the Museum will
lend itself beautifully to his work. Upon viewing, the
audience will respond to Burke’s skilled craftsmanship, as
well as his mastery of design, shape, and pattern.”
will celebrate the exhibition at a Blue Monday program on
May 14. The event begins at 6 p.m. and features light supper
and libations. Music will be provided by Stormy. Cost is $20
per person. For reservations, call the Museum at (814)
return to SAMA-Altoona for a Lunch a l’Art program on
Thursday, June 14. The program, which begins at noon,
includes lunch and a presentation by the artist. Cost is $13
or $12 for SAMA members. Please call the Museum for
reservations or additional information.
Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is located in the Brett
Building at 1210 Eleventh Avenue. Hours of operation are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturdays. The Museum is a handicapped-accessible facility
and is open to the public free of charge. Parking is
available in the garage across the street or in metered
spots in the lot at the rear of the building. For more
information, call the Museum or visit www.sama-art.org.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art receives state arts
funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for
the Arts, a federal agency.