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Harcum Art Gallery

Boyd Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington College

The primary mission of the Harcum Art Gallery is to educate. We seek to encourage creativity and appreciation in the visual arts through exhibition, outreach and awareness. Our role is to foster a greater sense of student inspiration and introduce the public to traditional and contemporary art methods. The Harcum Art Gallery looks to encourage art excellence through our programs, exhibitions and events. By creating an art experience, this gallery hopes to broaden the minds and add cultural enrichment to all who enter.

Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by special arrangement from curator Hal Shunk.

New Harcum Gallery Season Opens with Laurin Notheisen Exhibit


A Chicago native, Notheisen was a familiar face at the Chicago Art Institute as a child. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and a Master of Fine Arts degree in lithography from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She was hired in 1975 by Western Kentucky University, where she continues to teach basic design and printmaking.

She has presented her works in numerous juried competitions and has participated in solo, group and invitational exhibitions throughout her career. Her works are featured in private, public and corporate collections.

"In my work, light and the effects of light help to establish the illusion of reality but the believability of that reality is often challenged through composition, where choice and arrangement are deliberately theatrical," she said.

Notheisen noted that her landscape compositions come from her own photographs, which usually comprise natural interior spaces framed by sky, land and foliage. "I am interested in the rhythms of shapes and lines made by leaves, grass and branches," she said. "Viewed closely, my drawings are marks and value patterns."


The Harcum Art Gallery opened in fall 2005 and is named in honor of Wilmington College's first Life Trustee, David Harcum, (Class of 1951) and his wife June Leppert Harcum (Class of 1956).