Local artist J.D. Titzel exhibiting graphite drawings, hosting gallery talk at Thiel College gallery

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College Professor of Painting and Curator of Art Sean McConnor announces the Weyers-Sampson Art Gallery will feature graphite drawings by local artist J.D. Titzel.

The exhibit will feature a gallery talk at noon Oct. 20. Titzel will exhibit recent graphite drawings including portraits and seascapes.

Titzel’s work has been exhibited in numerous shows both regionally and nationally. His work is held in private and corporate collections across the world. Titzel has been a full-time artist for 30 years. Prior to that, he flew three and four-engine jet airplanes.

The Weyers-Sampson Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9–11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 1–2 p.m. and 2:30–5:30 p.m.

Titzel holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University and an Associate of Science in aeronautical science from Miami Dade College. His works have been shown in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia as well as other cities.

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