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The 60 lions not selected for the Gala auction are available for purchase – first come, first served – for $250 each.  Call 610-892-1249 to buy your very own, very special lion!  A portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible.  Proceeds from the sale of our lions will help provide scholarships for Penn State Brandywine students. 

 


Lion-a –go-go
Penn State Admissions and Marian Setzman


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Dr. Seuss was the inspiration for those who painted this lion. It tells “all the places you’ll go,” with a Penn State Brandywine education. Back of Lion-a –go-go
 

Sign Here
Student Affairs and Entering Students Fall 2007

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All new students to Penn State Brandywine in Fall of 2007 signed this lion. Back of Sign Here
 

LANDSCAPE LION
Michael Goldsborough


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The artist has created a beautiful scene with a haunting night sky. Back of LANDSCAPE LION
 

INDIGO LION
Michael Goldsborough


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Repeated swirls of shades of blue cover the lion completely. Back of INDIGO LION
 

FLORA
Leigh Glenn


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Plants and animals native to the state of Pennsylvania are painted on the body of this lion. Back of FLORA
 

GOLDY
Mallory Anthony


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This lion was painted with a faux finish and has a beautiful golden patina. Back of GOLDY
 

ART HISTORICAL LION
Springfield High School Students

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Seniors from Springfield High School, class of 2007, painted references to many artists on this lion. Back of ART HISTORICAL LION
 

LION AND CUBS
Students of Media Elementary


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Working with art teacher Jana Maxwell, students created this lion which was has little individual lion cubs drawn on and crawling all over it. Back of LION AND CUBS
 

CAMOFLAUGE LION
Students of Springfield High School

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Working with art teacher Beth Fellona, students created this lion camouflaged in a sea of blue and white. Back of CAMOFLAUGE LION
 

MORE PAINT PLEASE!
Kyle Potter

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Children at the Goddard preschool painted a hands-on lion. Back of MORE PAINT PLEASE!
 

HERB
Cristol Gregory


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Herb is covered with beautifully designed plant materials painted on a deep eggplant purple base. Back of HERB
 

LION.COM
Susan Fredricks and Communications Majors

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This lion is an assemblage created by Penn State Brandywine Communications Majors using symbols and remnants from many methods of communication old and new. Back of LION.COM
 

THON Lion #2
Ashley DiNardo and friends


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Already auctioned for THON. Back of THON Lion #2
 

SUPERLION
Writing Center

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The folks in Penn State Brandywine’s Writing Center created a superhero lion that is “Saving the World One Thesis at a Time.” Back of SUPERLION
 

ORLOVLION
English Department, Pat Hillen, Arnold Markley


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This lion celebrates Dr. Paul Orlov of the Penn State Brandywine English Department, who recently received a chair honoring his 25 years of service to the campus and department. Back of ORLOVLION
 

DISGUISED LION
Dana M. Osburn

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The artist used a myriad of mediums including oil paints, black and white photography and fibers to enhance this lion. Back of DISGUISED LION
 

HELLION
Colleen D. Gjefle

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The artist conceived this lion on Halloween Day. His name and the holiday led to the initial image of the hand reaching through the rib cage to grasp at the remnants of fur still on this creature's back. Back of HELLION
 

TILE STYLE LION
Claudia McGill


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The artist adapted the tile-like format of mosaic to the curves of the lion's body. The bright colors of the lion make for a lively look. Back of TILE STYLE LION
 

TRIBAL LION
Christine Belton


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The textured surface and incised decorations on this lion were inspired by African patterns. Back of TRIBAL LION
 

TORTOISESHELL
Bonnie MacAllister


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The artist took as her model for this lion her four cats that are all tortoiseshell-colored. When she painted the lion, her husband was recovering from cancer and was comforted by the cats, and so the lion represents healing and struggle. Back of TORTOISESHELL
 

ASTROPUS
Jessica Juliana


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The artist is fascinated with images of astronauts and octopuses which float over the lion. Back of ASTROPUS
 

KRIYA
Joan Scheckel

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The artist wanted to show the action and movement of a lion. She used magazine cutouts, resin, and acrylic paint and named the lion Kriya, which means in Sanskrit “action, motion and deed.” Back of KRIYA
 

BUTTERFLION
Diane Quercetti and the 8th graders of St. Thomas the Apostle School


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The students who painted this lion did so in honor of their classmate Billy Mock who died the last week of school last year. Because they released butterflies at his funeral, they decided to paint the lion as a sky with butterflies all over it. Back of BUTTERFLION
 

LION AFFECTED BY PAINT
Glenn Stevens

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The artist sought to create a chiseled lion that has stories to tell. To that end he used a color palette of bright orange, magenta and violet and added texture with carbon paper. Back of LION AFFECTED BY PAINT
 

BLUE DREAMER
Joseph McFetridge


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Inspired by the beautiful night sky, this artist has painted his lion to reflect happy times with friends contemplating the universe. Back of BLUE DREAMER
 

CLEOPATLION
Pat Kerr


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The colors and motifs of Egyptian art inspired the artist who painted this lion. Back of CLEOPATLION
 

LION ARTED
Maxine Burkholder and Kirsten Lusska


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Covered with details from famous paintings from Van Gogh to Dali, this lion has been “lion arted”. Back of LION ARTED
 

I TACHE
Madeleine Kelly

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The artist’s initial influence in creating this lion was Tachism, an abstract form of art which means to spot, scratch, and blob. Although this was her initial inspiration, she followed the energy of the form and added more definitive elements as she progressed. Back of I TACHE
 

CAT ON THE MOVE
Residents of Haverford Estates

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Residents of Haverford Estates were inspired by vintage images of cars, trains, bicycles, and other forms of transportation which they incorporated on to their lion. To give the animal that final antique touch, they stained the sculpture with tea. Back of CAT ON THE MOVE
 

BOB CAT
Nancy Barch


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This lion is painted in the true spirit of Penn State. The lion is a football hero. Back of BOB CAT
 

BACK TO GREEN
Tina Ruzio

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The artist has created a “mechanical” lion that has been taken over by nature both inside and out. As with previous civilizations, our technologically advanced one may one day fall and nature will ultimately take over again, a process this lion is intended to symbolize. Back of BACK TO GREEN
 

PEPE SONIA URSULINA
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School

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This lion is painted to look like a piggy bank, with primary warm colors, and was created at Valley Forge Middle School by Mrs. Sawyer's sixth grade Art Activity. The students were inspired by the style of Oaxacan Mexican folk art, which they study as a regular part of their art curriculum. Back of PEPE SONIA URSULINA
 

HAPPY VALLEY CAT
Jane McGovern


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Dazzling colors and shapes make this lion a celebration. Back of HAPPY VALLEY CAT
 

CELESTIAL VOYAGER
Pierre Cornu

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This lion, sponsored by Celestial Voyagers tour agency, suggests journeys of the mind that parallel journeys in real life. Back of CELESTIAL VOYAGER
 

DRAGLION
Melissa Shorter

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The artist is a fan of the fantasy genre and is especially fond of dragons, which inspired her lion project. Back of DRAGLION
 

NOW AND THEN
Matt Schroeder


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This lion is done in decoupage with prints of scenes of State College donated by artist Rick Bollinger and photos and news stories about Penn State Delco/Brandywine. Back of NOW AND THEN
 

CATFISH
Michelle Hart

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Playing with the term “catfish,” the artist left this lion’s paws, tail and face intact but created fins and a tail from armature wire and tissue paper. She sought to capture the iridescent qualities of fish scales by layering different colors of spray paint to enhance the surface texture. Back of CATFISH
 

PAWS OF HIGHLAND PARK
Students of Highland Park Elementary School


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Working with art teacher Eric Jennings, the 650 students of Highland Park Elementary School all participated in making this lion by each painting a hand on it. To add some real pizzazz, the art teacher drilled holes and put lights inside. Back of PAWS OF HIGHLAND PARK
 

WILLIAM
Students of Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades

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This lion captures the blue and white colors of Penn State and includes the symbols of both Penn State Brandywine and its neighbor, Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades. Back of WILLIAM
 

BLUE BEAUTY AND THE WORLD
Ethelmay Rose and Louise Stiller

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An email from a relative in Australia inspired the artist to think of the countries of the world as they look at night. She reproduced the email and cut it into discrete images, which she then applied to the body of the lion to create a collage of cities and places around the world. Back of BLUE BEAUTY AND THE WORLD
 

ED
Eric Jennings


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This lion is about the importance of education and includes some abstracted images of students in a classroom. The artist added the glass pieces, since that is the medium in which he works, and they include pictures of some of his students done with a special photo-etching/enameling process. Back of ED
 

RICCO
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School


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This blue and silver lion shows Penn State University colors and was painted in Mrs. Misko's sixth grade art class. The students were inspired by the style of Oaxacan Mexican folk art, which they study as a regular part of their art curriculum. Back of RICCO
 

RIZZO
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School

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This rainbow-eyed lion is peppered with tons of dots and shapes filled in by individual students of Mrs. Misko's sixth grade art class. The students were inspired by the style of Oaxacan Mexican folk art, which they study as a regular part of their art curriculum. Back of RIZZO
 

SPRINGFIELD SUPPORTS THE CURE
Beth Fellona

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When the artist Beth Fellona was diagnosed with breast cancer on November 12, 2007, she received love and support from her students and fellow faculty. She decided to paint this lion pink and have anyone affected by breast cancer sign the lion to create a tribute to all those who have been affected by this disease. Back of SPRINGFIELD SUPPORTS THE CURE
 

DIEGO LEONA
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School


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This lion painted by Mrs. Lombardo’s sixth grade Art class will be auctioned off at Family Fun Night at Valley Forge Middle School. Back of DIEGO LEONA
 

SEA LION
Michael Winterbottom, Alicia Petree, Becky Knorrm, Eris Choi, Dennis Mason


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Working with art teacher Michael Winterbottom, students of Marple Newtown High School created a lion using dramatic sea images. Back of SEA LION
 

ASTROLION
Mitch Harper


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The artist worked with ideas from a committee of boys from General Wayne Middle School and St. Patrick School in Malvern, who were inspired by sports themes. The lion is covered with astroturf and the number 40 demonstrates that reaching 40 years for Penn State Brandywine is like getting to the "40-yard line". Back of ASTROLION
 

BUGS
Jeannie Tourscher

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This lion embodies all the things in the environment that “bugged” the students that made it. Back of BUGS
 

PENNY, THE PENN STATE LION
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School


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This school spirit lion is split down the middle with contrasting Penn State colors on a grassy green base. Mrs. Lombardo's sixth grade art class was inspired by the style of Oaxacan Mexican folk art, which the students study as a regular part of their art curriculum. Back of PENNY, THE PENN STATE LION
 

TOUCHING HEARTS AND MINDS
Student teachers, Penn State Brandywine


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Students and Student Teachers from Overbrook Elementary, Overbrook Educational Center and Disston Elementary “touched” this lion and left an impression forever – as students and teachers are able to forever change each other’s lives. "Once someone touches your heart, the fingerprints will last forever." Back of TOUCHING HEARTS AND MINDS
 

CLARKE
Keith Cox, Jr.


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This lion illustrates the growth of Middletown Township with a township map from 75+ years ago on one side of its body and on the other side, the current township map. The names of various businesses in Middletown that have been around for 75+ years and the Penn State logo also form the decoration on this lion. Back of CLARKE
 

SNOW LION
Jamie Zarmanian


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The Preschool Class (3-5 year olds) at Elwyn Development Center in Media, Pennsylvania painted this lion. They first painted the lion blue, put their handprints on the lion, and then painted the rock brown. Back of SNOW LION
 

ABDUL JABBARAH KEIMADA PADDY
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School


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This jewel-eyed lion is dotted and covered with shapes and is resting on a patterned base in the Mexican tradition of Oaxacan animals like all of the nine lions painted at Valley Forge Middle School. This one was painted by Mrs. Misko's sixth grade class. Back of ABDUL JABBARAH KEIMADA PADDY
 

PAQUITA STEFANO URSULINA
6th Grade Valley Forge Middle School

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This lion is painted primarily with cool colors in the background and is intensely patterned on top. Students in Mrs. Sawyer's sixth grade Art Activity were inspired by the style of Oaxacan Mexican folk art, which is a regular part of their art curriculum. Back of PAQUITA STEFANO URSULINA
 

LEARNED LION
Helen Read

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The “Learned Lion” knows upper and lower case letters, numbers, Roman numerals and the Greek alphabet. Back of LEARNED LION