Seton Hill University Assistant Professor of art and Harlan Gallery Director Carol Brode will present a solo exhibit at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art through January 22, 2012. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The museum is closed on November 24, December 25 and January 1. For more information, contact the Westmoreland Museum of American Art at 724-837-1500.

Brode's work utilizes fragments of imagery and text, memory and thought using mixed media encaustic. “I want my paintings to evoke the passage of time, choices made at fleeting moments in time and a juxtaposition of rationality and order with emotion and obscurity,” explained Brode, who included fragments of photographs taken on trips to Israel and Greece to provide much of the imagery of doorways and passageways. “Barely visible reproductions of historical palimpsests, representing change and choice through time, are used together with text taken from T.S. Eliot's ‘Four Quartets’ and other works,” continued Brode.

The recipient of The Westmoreland's exhibition award at the 2009 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition, Brode serves as assistant professor of art and director of the Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University. Brode teaches studio art courses in painting, printmaking and mixed media. She is a member of the College Art Association, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (past board member and exhibitions chair), Group A and is listed in the Marquis Who's Who of American Women. Her work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory, the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, as well as in many other galleries and venues. Brode's work is displayed in the collections of many regional corporations, including Westinghouse, Duquesne Light and Dravo Corporation. She received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Brode completed additional graduate study at New York University and post-baccalaureate studies in art education at the University of Pittsburgh.