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It's the Potter's Guild Annual Holiday Sale! Dec 8–10 at the Art Alliance

Opening reception, Dec 8, 5-9pm

with music by Ancient Echoes

Dec 8–10: Dec 9, 9am-5pm; Dec 10, 12-5pm

The Art Alliance Studio

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

What is better than getting ALL of your holiday shopping done at once? Getting it done while supporting local artists! Mugs, platters, ornaments, sculptural forms and more! Opening reception Friday , Dec 8 5-9 with munchies and music by Ancient Echoes (hammered dulcimer, Irish harp, guitar and recorder). Sat 9-5 and Sunday 12-5.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Abstraction Show 2017 at the Art Alliance

Show dates: November 10–19

"Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher and depict the world." — Jerry Saltz, art critic

John Bowman & Ann Shostrom, co-jurors

Here are some pictures of the show.

 

Our Annual Holiday Wreath & Runner Sale!

Pick-up dates at the Art Alliance are:

Tuesday, November 21 & Thursday, November 30, 10am - 1pm.

Pick up your wreaths and runners at our studio, 818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851.

NOTE: There will be NO additional wreaths on hand for purchase at pickup!!

 

Bus Trip to PhiladelphiaJoin the Art Alliance on a bus trip Dec. 2 to see art in Philadelphia museums!

There are still seats available! Sign up by calling 814-234-2740, email us at info@artalliancepa.org or stop by the office today!

The Art Alliance is sponsoring a bus trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum on Saturday, December 2 to see a special exhibition “Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.”

In 1917 John G Johnson, the most famous lawyer of his day, left his astonishing trove or European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later the Philadelphia Art Museum presents one of the country’s more remarkable collections including the work of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt, Monet, and more.

If you choose to visit one of the other museums on the parkway, complementary shuttle service is available.

The Barnes Collection houses one of the world’s collections greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern painting. Note: it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance for this museum.

The Rodin Museum is one of the world’s most distinguished collections of work by Auguste Rodin, the genius often regarded as the father of modern sculpture.

We will leave from the Fullington Bus Terminal at 7:00 am and leave Philadelphia for the return trip at 5:00 pm. Round trip bus fare is $70.

If you wish to join other art lovers for this fun experience you may pay by check, payable to the Art Alliance, P.O. Box 811, Lemont, PA. 16851 or by credit card by calling us at 814-234-2740.

 

Interim Winter Class

The Momentum Series

4 weeks, Nov 27-Dec 18

Mondays, 9am-12pm

with instructor Sean Bodley

at the Art Alliance Studio

The Momentum Series is a short-course at the Art Alliance lead by instructor Sean Bodley. This is a class for artists to work on developing personal artworks in a constructive environment with live demonstrations, art history resources, one-on-one, and group feedback. The focus for the course is “finishing” works and will include a look at a few of the many different possible sets of steps for completing an artwork. Composition, design, intent, and materials are core concepts that will be practiced during the class. No prior experience necessary! There are no required materials for this class, only what individual students plan on working with; open to any medium.'

Fee: $100 non-members / $80 members

Click here for the link.for the online regististration system.

 

Pop-Up Art Classes

We are excited to be able to provide "PopUp" art classes for those who are interested in a two-hour art adventure that requires no experience and nothing to bring!

Gather your friends, invite your relatives or come alone and enjoy an opportunity to try something new or indulge a long-lost hobby with no long-term commitment or investment required.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

wrapping paper pop-up classDesign Your Own Wrapping Paper Pop-Up

Tuesday, November 28, 6-8pm

at the Art Alliance Studio

with instructor Elaine Elledge

Using printmaking techniques, design your own wrapping paper for the holidays!

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

Parent and Child Wrapping Paper Pop-Up Class

Saturday December 2nd

Session 1 - 1:00-2:00pm

Session 2 - 2:00-3:00pm

with instructor Nicole Packard

At the end of the one hour you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

Tips from Thomas Moran Pop-Up Class

Tuesday, December 5, from 6-8pm

at the Art Alliance Studio

with instructor Sean Bodley

Thomas Moran is a quintessential landscape painter in American art history. He is known for his stunning paintings of the Grand Canyon and western spaces. We will use his work as a jumping off point to learn about mixing earthy but rich colors, paint skies, plants, rocks, and use water based paint. This fun class will be guided by instructor Sean Bodley, all materials will be provided, and no prior art experience necessary!

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740. 

 

Papercutting Decorations & Cards Pop-Up Class

Wednesday, December 6, 1-3pm

at the Art Alliance Studio

with instructor Harriet Rosenberg

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

 

Parent and Child Holiday Cards Pop-Up Class

Saturday December 9th

Session 1 - 1:00-2:00pm

Session 2 - 2:00-3:00pm

with instructor Nicole Packard

At the end of the one hour you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

 

Parent and Child Christmas Ornaments Pop-Up Class

December Saturday 16th

Session 1 - 1:00-2:00pm

Session 2 - 2:00-3:00pm

with instructor Nicole Packard

At the end of the one hour you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

womanhood exhibition at the AAGD"Womanhood, Feminism & Identity" at the AAGD, up now through Nov 26

Opening reception: Friday, Nov 3, 2017, 5–8 pm

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown
123 S Fraser St. State College, PA 16801

On view: Nov 3-26, 2017

In the midst of the #metoo threads, the Weinstein dismissal, Hugh Hefner's death and 'grab them by the ...' still lingering, an exhibition about feminism and female identity is very timely.

Artists are: Stacie Bird, Natalie Burkey, Recie Dolan, Linda Hale, Mary Lee Kerr, Gretchen Killmon, Joan Koester, Steve Sherrill, Corinne Webster

 

Our Members' Artwork Around Town -- Outreach Exhibitions

These outreach exhibitions that are in place throughout town accomplish two of our goals as your community art organization. They provide the opportunity for individuals to be inspired by art in places they go for other reasons - banks, theatres, libraries and retirement communities. For our featured artist members, these exhibitions allow them to take their work, usually sold in galleries and juried shows, and present it in a more public venue.

Our current outreach exhibitions in the community:

BB&T Bank, College Ave. downtown Mary McGuire, acrylic Oct & Nov
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant J. Harlan Ritchey, pen & ink Oct & Nov
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Barbara Metzner, Oct & Nov
Juniper Village at Brookline Molly Allen, watercolor Oct & Nov
Liberty Craft House Barbara Metzner, acrylic, mixed media Nov
The State Theatre Janet Riggio
October
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Debbie Lintal, watercolor Oct & Nov
Portfolio, A Salon Nicole Packard, abstract Oct & Nov
The Corner Room Scott Owens, photography Oct & Nov
The Field Restaurant The Farmland Preservation Artists,
assorted artists and media
rotating artwork by FPA artists
The Village at Penn State Ruth Knowles Oct & Nov
Zola's Kitchen/Wine Bar Jean Giddings Nov & Dec

Members who would like to be considered for an outreach exhibition should contact Marie at the office: 814-234-2740 or email info@artalliancepa.org

Other Member Shows

These members have let us know that they have work in the following exhibitions and venues. YOU CAN TOO! Please tell us if you are having an exhibition somewhere so we can help get the word out to those who are interested in visiting.

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown "Womanhood, Feminism & Identity" -- featuring work by Stacie Bird, Natalie Burkey, Lawrice "Recie" Dolan, Linda Hale, Mary Lee Kerr, Gretchen Killmon, Joan Koester, Steve Sherrill, Corinne Webster opening reception Friday, Nov 3, 5-8pm -- show continues through Nov 26
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Community Gallery
name
date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
name, title
date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Jewelry Gallery
name
date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Team Room Gallery
name date
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Print Gallery
Jean Forsberg & Gary Schubert
September 1–November 26
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Windows Gallery
"Painting What We Feel", abstract works by Jean Forsburg, Melinda Harr Curley, Susan Graham Sept 29–Nov 26
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Sieg Gallery
Francine Jones
Nov 3-26
Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Schlow Library Name, "show title," medium date
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Cinda Kostyak and Jennifer Shuey, Nov 3 - Dec 23
Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St, State College, PA
Chuck Fong
November -- opening reception, Friday, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30pm
Foxdale Village, 500 E Marylyn St, State College, PA
Robert Placky, The Unfinished ... Finished show runs Oct 13–Nov 28
Heinz History Center Anni Matsick, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators 20th Anniversary Exhibit: Art of Facts/Discovering Pittsburgh Stories
thru March 28
Café Lemont Name
medium
date

State College Framing Company & Gallery name
date

If you are an artist member and would like to have a listing here please contact the office with the details at info@artalliancepa.org

From top left: "Discharge," "Alma's Auttumn," "Jessie's Box," "Algonquin River Grass 1" by Bob Placky

“The Unfinished Work… finished"
a new show by Bob Placky at Foxdale Village starting Oct 13!

October 13 thru November 28, 2017

Foxdale Village Gallery (2nd floor of main building)

500 E. Marylyn Avenue State College, Pa 16801

Artist Reception: October 15, 2017 from 3:30 to 5pm

Gallery is open 9am to 5pm weekdays and Noon to 4pm on weekends — please check in at the front desk

”This exhibition will feature abstract acrylic paintings and acrylic/mixed work that is conceptual in content. The majority of the work iscurrent with a number of unfinished art accumulating over a 40 year art teaching career at State College Area Senior High School. A number ofthese abandoned pieces were finished and re-visited for this exhibition.


 

Volunteer Spotlight

Many, many thanks to all our hardworking volunteers. The Art Alliance could not do all that we do without you and your great ideas, your energy and your spirit. Here is one example of one our awesome volunteers and how they are making a difference for the Art Alliance.

We will be featuring our stellar volunteers on a regular basis on our About Us page under Volunteer Spotlight. So if you know someone you would like to see in our Volunteer Spotlight, please contact the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at info@artalliancepa.org. We know we have a lot of deserving members!

Stacie Bird

I volunteer for the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania because I love art, artists and helping to bring culture and beauty to the community. Having a group of like-minded people doing what I do in so many different media inspires and pushes me to push myself. The Art Alliance is a vital part of Happy Valley and I awn honored and happy to play a part.

Stacie Bird is a photographer, art lover and Art Alliance Board member. You can find her work online at https://birdworks.smugmug.com. Her work will also be featured in the November show at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown.

Bus trip to Philly! Dec 2nd to see art. Sign up today!

Great Pop-Up Art Classes for both kids and adults!

Wreath pick-ups Tues Nov 21 & Thur Nov 30

"Womanhood, Feminism & Identity" at the AAGD Fri, Nov 3–26

Check out Bob Placky's new show, "The Unfinished Work ... finished" at Foxdale, now through Nov 28!

Online Registration

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

email us or call 814-234-2740 to find out more

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We now have multiple ways to give to the Art Alliance!

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You can donate to the Art Alliance while shopping online! Click on this link to go to the smile.amazon website. The site should have chosen Art Alliance of Central Penna (see below the search bar). When you shop using Amazon Smile, Amazon's Foundation will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Art Alliance at no cost to you! Click here to start now!

Donate to the Art Alliance Centre Foundation Fund to help us get a new facility!

You can also donate to the Art Alliance through our Centre Foundation fund! Established through a bequest by Joan Lampman, whose unwavering dedication to the arts and service to the Art Alliance for 25 years contributed greatly to the organization, this fund will serve to help the Art Alliance find a larger home where the arts can be brought to even more Central Pennsylvania residents.

Give to the Art Alliance using the Donate button on our registration page!

Go to the right hand side of the page, under the Login and Registration windows see the icon below and click on it!

Or give to the Art Alliance directly with your credit card through PayPal or with your PayPal account:

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