By Kali Chan
Published: February 17 2014
An art exhibit by Adelphi Alumnus Warren Lysons ('76) will be on view at Adelphi through February 28.
Garden City, NY - February 17th, 2014 - The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program presents Warren Lyons: Of Human Feelings featuring the work of artist, and Adelphi University Alumnus Warren Lyons (’73). This exhibition, on view at the Performing Arts Center Gallery (second floor) from January 29 through February 28, 2014 showcases the artist’s large-scale paintings. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Of Human Feelings is a suite of portraits of historical figures that have had a profound influence in the ongoing struggle for equal rights and justice for all. The exhibition features 11 portraits ranging from Abraham Lincoln to a young Malcom X. The artist reverently captures the likenesses of these individuals through his wrought precision. Lyons states, “The intense concentration and passion invested in the creative process imbues each portrait with dynamism and sense of presence”.
Warren Lyons was born into an artistic family in Brooklyn, NY. During his years at Adelphi University, he first pursued a degree in psychology however his interest in art was reawakened, and under the tutelage of Professor Richard Vaux he completed a degree in Fine Arts in 1973. In 1985, Mr. Lyons completed graduate studies at the Hunter College School of Social Work, and thereafter, pursued post-graduate training en route to a career as a clinical social worker and a practicing psychotherapist. His ongoing love for both art and psychology is intrinsically meshed within his artwork.
The Performing Arts Center Gallery is open Sunday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To learn more about the artist and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions/ and to receive updates “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page!
About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
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