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Scranton sculptor and teacher Denis Yanashot to exhibit artwork at Keystone College

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Posted: 08/27/2012

Denis Yanashot: SarraceniaLa Plume - The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present an exhibition of sculpture by Scranton artist Denis Yanashot from September 16 through October 19 on the Keystone campus in La Plume. The exhibit “Terra Firma and the Spirit of Flight” will feature a reception for the artist on Sunday, September 16 from 4-6 p.m. in the Gallery, and the public is invited.

Mr. Yanashot is known throughout the region for his elegant carved marble sculptures of flowers and plant forms. This exhibit features many of these works, in addition to more recent sculptures made of assembled bones and other found objects relating to the experience of flight.

A graduate of Keystone College, Mr. Yanashot teaches art at Riverside High School in Moosic. This exhibition is the result of his participation in the 2012 NEPA Regional Art exhibit, for which he received the Best of Show award and a One-Person Exhibit award at Keystone College.

“Denis’ work is known for its elegance and beauty, but I think many viewers will be immensely surprised and challenged by his more recent sculptures,” said Drake Gómez, director of the Linder Gallery. “The theme of flight has enticed many artists, but Denis has firsthand experience through his years of hang gliding, so there’s an authenticity to his work.”

Mr. Yanashot will give a presentation on his artwork on Monday, September 17, at 9:45 am in the Fireplace Lounge of Hibbard Campus Center.

For further information and gallery hours, please call (570) 945-8335.

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Image Information: Sarracenia. 2012. West Rutland gray marble.

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