Alumna Denise Love McDaid to Present Sculpture Exhibit at College

Release Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Denise Love McDaid ’62 will present her exhibit, “Sculpture” from Friday, September 7 through Tuesday, October 7 in the Dwight V. Dowley Gallery located on the fifth floor of St. Joseph Hall. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, September 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily.


McDaid’s work is inspired by natural forms and by her delight in working with clay. Seed pods, vegetables, faces, gestures; there is always an organic reference point but sometimes the end result is an expression of an essential quality or emotion, while other times forms are more recognizable. McDaid investigates the tension between whimsy and formal design elements, movement and meditation.


Denise Love McDaid graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 1962 with an undergraduate degree in art and fashion design. After 25 years of designing children’s dress wear and women’s sleepwear for Philadelphia-area manufacturers, her focus changed to sculpture when she began studying with Philadelphia artist Jim Lloyd. She has continued her education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Fleischer Art Memorial and Cheltenham Center for the Arts. She has shown work in dozens of juried exhibitions over the last 15 years and has received numerous awards from Artist’s Cultural Exchange, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Fleischer Art Memorial, Wayne Art Center and Greater Norristown Art League.


The art exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Margie Thompson, SSJ, M.F.A. at 215.248.7042.or