Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Joni Maya Oye: 25>

East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery will feature Joni Maya Oye: 25>, a survey of work by artist Joni Maya Oye, August 30-October 1. 

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.  

A reception for the artist will be held Wednesday, September 8 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the gallery, located in the university’s Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets. Both the exhibit and reception are open to the public at no cost.

The work will include sculptures from Oye’s major series: window, niche, and dwelling as well as vessel forms. Her work is primarily raku and sawdust fired, and often incorporates other materials. Her work is a meditation on the constantly changing impermanence of life. 

Joni Maya Oye was born in Philadelphia. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis School of Fine Arts and received her masters of fine arts from Tama Fine Art University in Tokyo, Japan. She has participated in numerous group shows, invitationals, and has had several solo exhibitions. 

Oye recently retired from the faculty of ESU where she taught for 25 years. Much of the work displayed at this exhibit will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting scholarships for ESU art + design students.

For more information about the exhibition or reception, email esuarts@esu.edu or call 570-422-3483.

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