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Miller Gallery Opens: Thanks to Gift from Marlin & Ginger Miller

Img: Marlin & Ginger MillerAs a key element to recent renovations in Francis Hall, Alvernia opened the doors to the Miller Gallery this fall. The gallery is named after local arts patrons Marlin and Ginger Miller. Longtime supporters of Alvernia and the community, the Millers are committed to encouraging appreciation for artistic expression. The Miller Gallery will showcase art created by local artists and Alvernia students. “Marlin and Ginger have supported many worthy causes and demonstrated a passionate commitment to higher education, but they have made a special impact by investing in the cultural life of our city,” said Alvernia President Thomas F. Flynn, Ph.D. “They understand the importance of the arts to the quality of life for both individuals and their communities and we are so grateful for their support that has enabled the creation of the Miller Gallery at Alvernia.”

Through a unique partnership, the Reading Public Museum is providing gallery management and consultative services. The Miller Gallery’s inaugural exhibit showcased “The Beauty of Berks,” featuring the work of renowned local artists. The gallery is currently featuring art work by Alvernia students. The student works highlight a multitude of media including acrylics, oils, pencil, 3-D media and photography. In January, “Masters of American Photography” will open and feature works from the Reading Public Museum’s recently acquired collection of photographs representing America from the 1880s through the 1980s.




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