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Moe Brooker: Intention and Improvisation, March 14 - June 13, 2011, at the La Salle University Art Museum.


This exhibition features lively, colorful mixed media works on paper. Brooker approaches art-making as an inventive process of developing and working through ideas.  The works in this exhibition address the question “what is light?” and also explore the mark as it is expressed in the urban world as graffiti. There is a joyous, spiritual energy to his colorful abstractions and a spontaneity that the artist relates to the harmonies of Jazz music.

Brooker writes in his artist’s statement that “Formally, I attempt to create visual harmonies and jazz is often a metaphor. My work is really a celebration of life.”

Brooker recently served as Chair of the Philadelphia Art Commission. Among other honors, he was named 2010 Governers Award- Hazlett Memorial Award for Artist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Council on The Arts and was the recipient of a 2009 Medal of Achievement by the Philadelphia Art Alliance and a 2003 Van Der Zee Lifetime Achievement Award. Brooker was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Temple University’s Tyler School of Arts. Brooker is Professor and Chair of Foundation at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.

Free public programming for this exhibition:

Opening reception, March 17, 5-7 PM

Artist’s talk, March 31, 12:30-1:30 PM, Olney Hall, Room 100
Co-sponsored and funded by the Fine Arts Department and the Concert and Lecture Series

*Please note that the end date for this exhibition has been changed because the Museum will be closed on Friday, June 10.

The La Salle University Art Museum is located on the lower level of Olney Hall on the campus of La Salle University at 19th St. and Olney Ave. Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday and Sundays, 2-4 PM by appointment. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. Please call to schedule group visits. Special tours can be arranged. For further information call 215-951-1221 or visit our website at http://www.lasalle.edu/museum/.