Artist Elsabé Dixon investigates the Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly wings from Lehigh Valley lab visit.

Elsabé Dixon’s visit to the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus took us on a hike around the grounds to seek out spotted lanternfly egg sacks. Elsabé met with the partner committee made up of students, faculty and administration across multiple programs and departments on campus.

Dr. Karen Kackley-Dutt and Pam Borowski joined the conversation about project over lunch in the gallery. We then were able to get a look into the lab where much of the spotted lanternfly research is taking place.

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The committee, led by Ann Lalik (Gallery Director and Arts Coordinator) and Liz Flaherty (Associate Teaching Professor of Art History), has been hard at work throughout the artist selection process and discovered that Elsabé’s work with insect species was a great fit for their project.

This project is supported by campus community members:
Dr. Karen Kackley-Dutt, Associate Teaching Professor, Biology
Pam Borowski, Lab Technician, Biology
Ann Lalik, Gallery Director, Arts Coordinator
Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty, Associate Teaching Professor (Art History), Program Coordinator (Arts Administration)
Elise Schaffer, Senior Arts Administration Student
Kate Morgan, Director of Instructional Design and Virtual Learning
Jen Jarson, Head Librarian
Amy Gery, Visual Communications Specialist
Kristy Marie Weidner Hove, Coordinator, Institutional Planning
Thomas Dubreuil, Director of Student Services & Engagement, Student Affairs
Don Somers, Facilities Manager
Elizabeth Keptner, Director of the Multimedia Innovation Center
Andrea Tessier, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

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