The Gallery at Penn College


Artist in Residence

The Gallery at Penn College


April 21 - 24, 2009

Workshop: On Friday, April 24, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. ,Tio will offer a workshop for parents of young children. An introduction to materials, how the art making process helps children develop basic learning skills, and the benefits of encouraging art in the home will be followed by a hands-on activity. Recommended for parents of children ages 2 - 6. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, telephone the Gallery at (570) 320-2400 x 7973.

Miguel Tio will be conducting workshops for the Children’s Learning Center and students in the Early Childhood Education program during his Artist-in-Residence program at Pennsylvania College of Technology. As a member of the Society for Art of Imagination, Tio’s work was included in the popular 2007 exhibit Where Science Meets Art at The Gallery at Penn College. Tio will be exhibiting a small collection of original portraits during regular gallery hours.

Miguel Tio’s paintings are full of powerful energy and symbolism. His work has been likened to Renaissance paintings with his dramatic use of form and light, realism, perspective, and humanist concerns. Tio often employs the Mische technique in his artwork, a method for creating the illusion of realism and considered one of the secrets of the Renaissance.

A native of the Dominican Republic, but now based in Manhattan, Tio’s painting skills have been employed for a wide variety of creative projects, including the feature films Spiderman 1 and 2; Broadway shows Beauty and the Beast, Rent, and Miss Saigan; Old Navy & Hershey’s commercials; and window displays. He has been commissioned to paint portraits, including one of Diane Von Furstenberg. Since 2005, Miguel Tio has worked as an art teacher for the New York City Studio in a School, in addition to maintaining a studio and producing new work.