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Patricia Likos Ricci, Ph.D.
Director of the Fine Arts Division
Associate Professor of the History of Art
riccipl@etown.edu | 717-361-1517

Patricia Likos Ricci is the Director of the Fine Arts Division, Associate Professor of the History of Art, and a member of the Women and Gender Studies faculty. She teaches courses in 18th and 19th century European and American art and a seminar on the Italian Renaissance. She has written and lectured extensively on the American Renaissance muralist Violet Oakley and was a commentator in the documentary film A Palace of Art: The Pennsylvania State Capitol produced by WITF. Her research focuses on late nineteenth-century American culture, American and European landscape painting, and the interaction of artists and scientists.

She is a co-author of the historic survey Buildings of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania East and the author of The State as a Work of Art: Design, Technology and Social Reform (1876-1917), Violet Oakley: American Renaissance Women, "Bella, Cara Emilia": The Italianate Romance of Emily Sartain and Thomas Eakins, Natural Laws: The Literary and Artistic Roots of American Environmentalism, and Lux ex tenebris: Étienne-Louis Boullée's Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton. She received her doctorate in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College and her bachelor's degree from Moore College of Art and Design. A practicing artist, her painting Search and Rescue is on the Artists' Registry of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Milton D. Friedly, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts
Gallery Director
friedlmd@etown.edu | 717-361-1385

Artist Statement: I have been working with remnants (found objects) including welded steel and other mixed media works. My interest in based on physical attraction to the material as well as intrigue with the materials history both long and short term. While some of the materials had specific use and contain a more transparent past others are more mysterious. I am attracted to items that have an immediate past like remnants from a meal as well as objects that invoke nostalgia and a longer history. >>Continue Reading

Linda Mylin Ross, MA, MFA
Adjunct Professor of Art Education
717-361-1212

Artist statement: Linda Mylin Ross taught studio art, art education and art history at Penn State Harrisburg where she was a faculty member for 25 years. At this school she also coordinated over 150 art exhibits in two campus galleries. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (where she also completed graduate work in art education with Dr. Al Hurwitz), an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Penn State and a BS in Art Education from Millersville University. Now retired from Penn State, she continues to do adjunct college teaching and is a founder and gallery coordinator of the Marietta Arthouse, a community art center with an ambitious exhibit schedule along with classes and workshops. >>Continue reading

Louise E. Schellenberg, MFA
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Artist-in-Residence, 2012
schelllo@etown.edu | 717-361-1433

Artist Statement: I’ve worked with many different drawing and painting materials over the years but find painting with oils the most exciting. Most of my paintings are done from life, and I love the challenge of working outside in a changing landscape. In every painting I emphasize color relationships and try to build a strong tension between abstraction and representation. >>Continue reading

Jeff Bye, MFA
Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts
byej@etown.edu | 717-361-1212

Artist Statement: Jeff Bye graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and was selected by the European Honors Program to study abroad for a year in Rome. He received his Master’s Degree in Painting from The School of Figurative Art in New York. Bye remained in N.Y. for fifteen years, working for the Metropolitan Opera and producing his own paintings. He now resides in Hershey with his wife and daughter. >>Continue reading

Linda Eberly, MA
Adjunct Instructor of Computer Graphics
eberlyl@etown.edu | 717-361-1212

Artist Statement: I’ve been a professional graphic designer since 1983. I started my own graphic design business—Eberly Designs Inc.—in 1995. Known to some of my clients as “Logo Linda,” I’ve won regional and national awards for my logos and designs. I’ve also been a fine artist, creating original watercolor paintings, since I was a teen. I paint what I love and don’t desire to mask any hidden meanings in my work. >>Continue reading

Scott Wright
Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts
wrightscl@etown.edu | 717-361-1212

Scott Wright received an MFA from PennDesign in Philadelphia and a BFA from Purchase College, SUNY in New York. He received the Hazell award for painters from the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Feature articles about his art have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Times. . >>Read Artist Statement

Tom Yurkovic, MA
Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts
yurkovict@etown.edu | 717-361-1212

Tom Yurkovic, '08 recently completed his MFA in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) after graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from Elizabethtown College. He was the recipient of PAFA's prestigious "One Year Out" Award which grants promising graduate students a show at the Academy one year after graduation. Yurkovic was chosen for 5-into-1, an exhibition of emerging artists selected by the Philadelphia Sculptors Organization at Moore College of Art and Design. >>Continue reading

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