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The Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery at BC3 hosts exhibit Paintings by Bill Brunken

(Butler, PA) The Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery at Butler County Community College will host the exhibit Paintings by Bill Brunken starting Wednesday, April 1 through Tuesday, May 5. The public is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Mary Hulton Phillips Gallery on main campus.

Brunken has been an artist and painter for over 20 years and has worked as an art professional for the last 17 years. He worked at the Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh from 2007 to 2014 and at the Andy Warhol Museum from 2004 to 2007.

“As an artist, I am interested in exploring the genius of the unconscious,” Brunken said. His abstract work is full of vibrant color and expression and is influenced by “the expression of music, the tension of everyday life and a questioning mind…,” he said.

Bill Brunken was influenced by his father, Glen Brunken, a master printmaker for 50 years and Professor of Art at Slippery Rock University (SRU), until his untimely death in 2013. He studied at SRU with is father and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree focused in painting, drawing, and ceramics. He also studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava Slovak Republic. He has a Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts degree from Stephen Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in painting and computer art.

Brunken is currently renovating a house in Slippery Rock, where he will live with his wife, Alex.

For more information regarding the exhibit, contact Larry Stock at BC3 by calling 724-287-8711, ext. 8425 or email larry.stock@bc3.edu.