On Friday September 8, 2017 at The University of Scranton there will be a lecture and opening of Antha-Sight. Anthra-Sight is a mixed media solo sculpture exhibition by Denis A. Yanashot featuring work he created from lore and research of the defunct anthracite industry of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The anthracite industry fueled the Industrial Revolution in America. The best hard coal, slow and clean-burning deep mined “Anthracite” was mined in the Northern Coal Fields of Northeastern Pennsylvania in which Scranton was at the center. Stories and lore of the rough, gritty and dangerous lives of the immigrant coal miners of Scranton are known to the native population. Yanashot has used those stories along with historical research to create a sculptural narrative of the Northeastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal industry through a body of mixed media sculpture. Anthracite coal, burnt culm ash, industry tools and relics are included in the components Yanashot used to create these sculptural “sights”. Yanashot holds a bachelor’s degree in art education and master’s degrees in education. He has exhibited his mixed media and stone sculpture regionally, nationally and internationally.
Yanashot will give a gallery lecture/presentation on his Anthra-Sight exhibition in room 228 of Brennan Hall from 5:00 to 6:00 PM followed by a reception at The Hope Horn Gallery in Hyland Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Both events are free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view at The Hope Horn Gallery through Friday October 6, 2017.