LUAG Member Event! Discovering You: Self-Portrait Workshop with Lucy Gans

November 27, 2023 5:00PM to 6:30PM
LUAG Main & Lower Galleries

Unleash your inner artist and join us for a self-portrait workshop with Lucy Gans, the artist behind LUAG’s current exhibition, Lucy Gans: Reading Between the Lines. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, this hands-on workshop will introduce you to skills that will help you capture your unique image!

All materials will be provided. Workshop suitable for all skill levels.

How to Register
Simply fill out the RSVP form. Questions? Email us at inluag@lehigh.edu. Space is limited to 15 attendees.

About Lucy Gans
Lucy Gans’s work is figurative, narrative, and socially situated, and ranges from individually carved figures to installations with cast forms, prints, and narrative text. Her work gives voice to women’s stories of abuse, violence, and aging through layering text and image. Her 2007 exhibition In Our Own Words at the Lehigh University Art Galleries dealt with domestic violence and was composed of over 400 ceramic heads, eight looping audio tracks featuring interviews with survivors, and accompanying texts. The exhibition received a Social Impact Award from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission.

Professor Gans’s work is in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad. She has received the National Association of Women Artists’ Medal of Honor, Peabody Award for her work in printmaking, and Clara Shainless Memorial Award. She has taught for over forty years in schools, colleges, and universities in Ohio, New York, Alabama, and Pennsylvania.

She came to Lehigh as an assistant professor in 1981, was tenured in 1987, and promoted to full professor in 1999. She is the first holder of the Louis and Jane P. Weinstock ‘36 Chair of Art and Architecture.

Prof. Gans earned her MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute, with a minor in drawing. She also studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League, and earned her BFA from Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio.

Image Detail: Lucy Gans. This Just Crossed My Mind, 2008. Graphite and watercolor on paper.

What is a LUAG Member Event?
Membership helps support LUAG in offering dynamic educational workshops, exhibitions, school programs, and programming that provides transformative experiences in the arts for people of all ages and abilities. Put simply, members help make our work possible – and opportunities like this allow us to thank you for your support.
Thank you for being a member of Lehigh University Art Galleries!

Not a LUAG Member, or need to renew?
To renew your membership or join for the first time, it’s easy to do so online, or just send us an email for more information.