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Ultimate selfies: Artists mine emotions for oversize self-portraits

Think of the self-portrait as the soul-searching cousin to the ubiquitous selfie, and then walk into a Penn State Abington art studio. One is confronted by 10-foot-tall self-portraits that command the space and immediately feels the emotional impact.
Abington self-portraits

Jordan Miller

Sophomore art major Jordan Miller initially developed 16 images and then pared it down to eight. His favorite medium is spray paint so he laid the pieces on a base of graffiti. Jordan identifies strongly with his hometown so he incorporated the Philadelphia skyline and the year of his birth, 1996, while he looks out over his city. He also included a memorial to his best friend. "Showing how fragile life is is the driving force behind my art," he said.  

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Penn State Abington Photo of the Week

Penn State Abington student Janine Rajauski created a mural based on the popular Miss Spider children's character in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Department at Holy Redeemer Health. Rajauski, a psychological and social sciences major at Penn State Abington, is an intern at Holy Redeemer.

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Gina Herrera

Art major Gina Herrera's self-portrait focuses on her ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis. She often feels scattered so she randomly assembled it to convey the feeling. The pinks and blues are medications, and the clock signifies the constant feeling of being pressed for time. The blocks of color indicate her feelings and mood swings: red = anger, purple = down, yellow = happy, green = neutral.   

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Tim Mulvey

Tim Mulvey working in one of the studios at Penn State Abington.

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Tim Mulvey Self-Portrait

Tom Mulvey, a non degree student, decided to created a digital portrait of his own face on a gallery wall while simultaneously portraying himself as the audience member. "You have to look at yourself and understand who you are," he said.

Sunday Muse

Local folk-pop band to bring its 'Muse' to Abington

With a sound blending the rich harmonies and lyrics of the Simon & Garfunkel era with a modern sensibility, the local five-piece folk-pop band Sunday Muse will entertain at the Penn State Abington outdoor amphitheater on May 18. The concert is free and open to the public.
Sunday Muse

Sunday Muse

Sunday Muse

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'Little Green Men' set to invade Abington

The documentary "Little Green Men" will be screened at Penn State Abington on May 13.
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Award-winning ballet company to perform at Abington

Jenkintown’s Metropolitan Ballet Company will bring its “Moving Pieces” show to Penn State Abington at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. Usually known for larger works, the nationally recognized school of classical ballet has adapted six exciting shorter pieces for the intimate stage in the Sutherland Auditorium.

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