Warwick senior art student Sunny Blue Fincham will join an award-winning local artist, Bryan Fellenbaum, in an exhibition of works at The Gallery at Rock Lititz, April 6th through June 30th. Fellenbaum serves as a craftsman for the Manheim-based company Clair Solutions. Sunny’s artwork will be displayed alongside Warwick alumnus Nolan Meyer, who’s currently attending The Cleveland Institute of Art.
The Gallery at Rock Lititz was established in 2017 to feature the artistic talents of those who work for the various companies in the Rock Lititz community. Sunny’s artwork can be seen at The Gallery located at Pod 2, which is in the building’s common areas. This exhibit represents the first outreach project that connects Rock Lititz with the art department of the Warwick School District, says Tricia Fackler, the Gallery Committee Chair at Rock Lititz.
“We focus on work created by Rock Lititz employees but plan to bring in guests from outside the community on occasion. We want to include a focus on education and be an outlet for emerging artists,” says Fackler.
Fackler connected with the Warwick High School art teacher Angie Hohenadel for assistance in selecting a student for this opportunity. Hohenadel instantly thought of Sunny.
“Sunny is a risk taker when it comes to her artmaking, challenging her exploration and uses of materials in her work. She is an avid researcher of contemporary art and loves learning about artists that are experimentation in their processes, yet conceptual and current in their messages. Sunny is an exceptional student and artist and shows no fear in her artmaking and desire to learn all that the arts offer her,” stated Hohenadel.
“Being able to have exposure to your pieces, it’s like being given a head start,” Fincham says.
Sunny will be attending the Maryland Institute College of Art next fall where she will be dual- majoring in graphic design and photography. Sunny is the first Warwick High School student to be selected for this exhibit.