In the Fall of 2011 bookbinding captured Lisa’s eye and spirit, and she dove right in exploring this new realm of creativity.
Soft Pastel, July 2016
As a plein air artist, I was delighted to gain greater access to Rhoneymeade by purchasing an "artist's pass.” "Rhoneymeade View" was painted on a hot, lush July day, perched along the edge of the road, opposite the public entrance.
Virginia Belser has been engaged with art ever since she can remember. Majoring in watercolors in college, Virginia first discovered the medium of pastels in the mid-1990's. After a painting hiatus focused on raising her sons, she returned to pastels in the mid-2000's. Virginia is the current President of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina, The Pastel Society of Western New York and the Wilmington Art Association. She has shown and sold her work in several juried exhibits in both the central Pennsylvania area and southeastern coastal North Carolina.
Stacie has been a photographer since she was very young. Her parents were bird watchers but she didn't share their passion, despite their last name! They got her a camera to keep her out of trouble on their excursions and the fascination continues to this day.
Recycled telegraph wire, shot glasses, recycled solar light.
Clay, November 2016
Raku is a Japanese firing technique for clay and this haiku I wrote inspired me to add leaves to my Raku fired pots: Ceaselessly moving, Like Autumn leaves fall, change flows, Carrying my life.
Linda Goncalves has worked in clay from her home studio since 2001. Her primarily focus is wheel-thrown tableware. She prefers surfaces which show color variations that make each piece unique. She also hand-builds and sculptures in clay.
Acrylic paint on canvas, 2008
Susan Smith Graham has worked in several areas of the visual arts, including oil painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her primary focus at this point is abstract with interest in the interplay and mutual reinforcement of color and light. She is a member of the Art Alliance of State College and in addition to her work as an artist Susan is a cellist with the Nittany Valley Symphony and the Nittany String Quartet.
Limited Edition Print
Be sure to check out Ken’s book, Going Local! Volume 2, also available in tonight’s silent auction!
Ken Hull began by capturing in pen & ink the landscapes and wildlife of his home area in Centre County. He expanded his horizons by traveling across America and to distant lands only to return and create a body of work that captures moments of time and place. Ken’s studio and gallery in the historic village of Boalsburg is open to the public year round. www.kenhull.com
Painting on silk
Ruth Kempner was born in New York City and a fine arts graduate of Cooper Union. She has achieved national recognition as an accomplished artist and has won numerous awards. She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and an active member of the Art Association of Harrisburg, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, and the Susquehanna River Art Center. She continues to exhibit work in juried shows, galleries, including the Gallery Shop. Ruth also teaches workshops on collage and assemblage at the Art Alliance of Central PA. Her studio gallery in State College may be visited by appointment.
Oil on canvas, October 2015
Peggy Shannon Klinger is a central Pennsylvania native, raised in Millheim and currently living in PA Furnace. Now that retirement has arrived, she has the chance to concentrate on her artistic pursuits. She works in oil, pastel and gouache to depict the world around her. Peg hopes that her work gives pleasure and, if so, that it will result in increased appreciation for the community, both natural and social. Her motivation is always a desire to share her appreciation for her world.
Watercolor, October 2015
Painted en plein air along RT. 45 between Boalsburg and Pine Grove Mills.
Cinda is enjoying a retirement filled with painting, travel and grandchildren. She is a member of the Bellefonte Art Museum, State College Art Alliance, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Farmland Preservation Artists, and the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society. Her husband is an avid fisherman and together they explore the Pennsylvania water. Much of her work was completed while floating on lakes in Canada, bayous along the Gulf Coast, or standing along streams throughout the Northeast, and most recently, Montana.