Pennsylvania College of Technology Art Installations
— 1914 • Centennial • 2014 —
As part of the yearlong Centennial celebration at Pennsylvania College of Technology, three large-scale installations were created by artists with the help of students to enrich the outdoor environment of the campus.
Ceramics instructor David Stabley worked with the Penn College community on a major Centennial mosaic that honors the history of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport Area Community College, and Williamsport Technical Institute. Stabley's design relates to social connectedness, paths travelled, dreams, and the pleasure of learning through hands-on work. The mosaic project was created by students in a course titled "The Art of the Mosaic," along with faculty, staff, and others, using donated ceramic tile, marble,and mirror.
My artwork is a reflection of my attempt at understanding our connection, as human beings, to the many worlds we occupy. In the examination of any of these worlds, an amazing beauty, complexity, varied diversity, and interconnectedness is revealed. When we dream, fantasize, consider our place in the ever expanding universe, or merely interact with our immediate physical
The mosaic design illustrates those many different aspects of ourselves and the world we live in, as well as our connectedness. We hold the world in our hands and our pathways are many. Our educational experiences broaden our horizons, enrich our home lives, and enable us to enjoy life to the fullest. We dream about where we have come from and where we will go in the next 100 years.
- David Stabley
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ABOVE: students celebrate their finished creation, which features 14,000 fragments.
LEFT TO RIGHT: the tools of the trade; David Stabley applies grout to his design; graphic student Emmalee Williams reflects on her finishing touches; youngsters from the Children's Learning Center ponder the possibilities of the mosaic masterpiece during its monthlong construction.
[School's centennial timeline]
1914 - Williamsport Area School District Adult Education
1941 - Williamsport Technical Institute
1965 - Williamsport Area Community College
1989 - Pennsylvania College of Technology
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania College
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 41° 14.161′ N, 77° 1.578′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker and mosaic are on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus, along the pedestrian mall south of the intersection of 3rd and Susquehanna Streets and adjacent to the Physician Assistant Technology Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Jeune Chef (within shouting distance of this marker); Hager Lifelong Education Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Student Bodies (about 400 feet away); Parkes Automotive Technology Center (about 400 feet away); Thompson Professional Development Center (about 400 feet away); Bardo Gymnasium (about 500 feet away); College Avenue Labs (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
Also see . . . Penn College. (Submitted on August 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.