March Art Exhibit Features “Telling Stories"

Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents “Telling Stories,” an exhibit by Joe Brenman throughout the month of March. The exhibit will open March 11and run through March 31. There will be an artist reception and gallery talk on March 18 from 6-8 pm.

“Telling Stories” features Brenman’s life-sized wood sculptures made from pine and cherry wood. Many of the sculptures featured in this show are inspired by ancestral spirit figures from Africa and Papua, New Guinea. Brenman will also be featuring his sculpture Livorno, a reminiscent piece dedicated to artist Amodeo Modigliani.

Brenman’s interest in carving began during his first days as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It was there that he was taught the method of direct carving, a method that has since stuck with him throughout his career. Brenman works with many materials including clay, paper, glass, bronze, wood, and stone. His work can be viewed at The African American Museum in Philadelphia and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 

Holy Family University Art Gallery is located on the Lower Level of the Education and Technology Center (ETC) on the University’s Northeast Philadelphia campus at 9801 Frankford Avenue. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 am – 8 pm.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 215-637-3050 or