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Alice Kelsey and Sarah Pollock's show, "Finding Centre" at the State College Framing Co & Gallery

Exhibit Dates: November 4 – December 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 4:30 – 7:30 pm

The State College Framing Co. & Gallery 

Rolling Ridge Dr., State College, PA Gallery, (814) 234-7336

Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 8 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

The ‘Finding Centre’ exhibit features paintings by Alice Kelsey and Sarah Pollock which explore the Centre Region’s unique balance of open country and vibrant communities. Imagery of Centre County farms, forests, streams, towns, and parks abounds in thirty oil and pastel paintings available for viewing and purchase. With appreciation for stewardship of our natural resources and open space, a portion of proceeds from artwork sales during the opening reception will be donated to Clearwater Conservancy. Please join us in celebrating our local landscape!

 

Geof Godbey has a new book of poems coming out in November

Finishing Line Press is pleased to announce a new book of poems by Art Alliance member, Geoffrey Godbey.

Geoffrey Godbey has been a Professor at Penn State and elsewhere, a professional rock drummer, part owner and editor of a publishing company, a tennis and squash player and a gardener.

His poetry has appeared in The Nation and elsewhere. Finishing Line Press published his book of poems, Finding Home, in 2013.

Robert Bly, Joseph Grucci, John Haag and former US Poet Laureate, Donald Hall, have taught him and praised his work.

He is the father of two daughters and lives on a ridge in Central Pennsylvania with the artist Barbara Metzner.

Order your copy of this new poetry book today by sending $19.99 plus shipping (check or money order made out to“Finishing Line Press”) to

Finishing Line Press
Post Office Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324

Shipping is only $2.99 per copy.

Order online at www.finishinglinepress.com
Click on “Preorder Forthcoming Titles”or “Bookstore.”
PREORDER SHIPS NOV. 3, 2017

cover art by Art Alliance artist, Barbara Metzner

 

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

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.

Seats still open, contact us today!

 

Our Annual Holiday Wreath & Runner Sale!

Pick-up dates at the Art Alliance are:

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

 

Gary Schubert has a photograph in the "Infrared: The Invisible Made Visible" juried show

at the PhotoPlace Gallery
3 Park Street Middlebury, VT 05753 PHONE: 802.388.4500

Gallery exhibition: November 8 – December 2, 2017

Juror: Laurie Klein

for more information visit the gallery website at https://photoplacegallery.com/infrared-invisible-made-visible/ 

 

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.

Chuck Fong's Diner Photographs at Kish Bank Expect More Store

Opening Reception, Friday, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30pm

Show is up through November

Expect More Store

S. Allen between College & Beaver

While you are downtown for First Friday, be sure to check out Chuck Fong's diner photographs from his acclaimed Diner Bleu collection opening Friday, Nov 3 from 5:30–7:30pm at the Expect More Store on South Allen Street. The show runs through the end of November.

 

 

"Womanhood, Feminism & Identity" the new AAGD show, up thru 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

 

Eat at The Field Burger & Tap on Monday November 20 to benefit the Farmland Preservation Artists!

The Field Burger & Tap at Toftrees Golf Resort is excited to present The Field Gives Back. This monthly event is a chance for them to give back to our community while you enjoy great food, drinks, and more. This month, the Farmland Preservation Artists will be featured, Monday, November 20, from 11am–10pm.

The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania (FPA) formed in late 2005. We are a joint enterprise of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Centre County Farmland Trust. Our mission is to promote the preservation and appreciation of farmland through the visual arts.

Our artists work in a variety of media and focus upon the following goals:

  • To portray the beauty of the rural landscape, the local farms and the agricultural products they yield
  • To highlight farm life, local food markets and economy
  • To illustrate the issues facing farmers that affect our communities
  • To increase support for farmland preservation through the exhibition and sale of art
  • To promote the goals of the co-sponsoring organizations, the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Centre County Farmland Trust

The Field is donating 10% of all event proceeds to the Farmland Preservation Artists. Plus, as a thank you for your support, all guests will be registered to win gift cards for The Field!

The Field at Toftrees Golf Resort is located at One Country Club Lane, State College, PA 16803. Their phone number is 814.234.8000. Click here for their website.

 

Todd Raymond Krout will show his art at the Branch & Vine, Tuesday, Nov 14

Branch & Vine in Calder Way

Tuesday, Nov 14 from 5-8pm

Todd would like to invite you all to an Art popUP and wine tasting at The Branch & The Vine in partnership with the University Wine Company (246 east calder way, behind urban outfitters).

Todd will be showing his canvas paintings for the first time and is anxious for feedback. In addition to a fun evening of art, wine tasting and friends, we will be giving away three gifts!!! Enter to win a limited edition print of one of my paintings, a gift basket from The Branch & The Vine and a gift from the University Wine Company. So, bring friends and come on out!!! This is an open invitation, so please feel free to share and add your friends to the guest list. Hope to see you all there!!!

For more information about our hosts, please visit their websites: The Branch & The Vine www.branchvineoils.com University Wine Company www.universitywineco.com. Their neighbors, Avant Garden and the Funky Trunk, will be open that evening as well ... a perfect evening to explore the shops of Calder way.

 

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the INKtober drawing challenge!

Jake Parker created INKtober "as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year."

For Jake Parker's INKtober rules see: http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober // https://www.facebook.com/inktober/

See below some of the wonderful #INKtober2017 images from Art Alliance affiliated artists and check out our INSTAGRAM account to see more! @ArtAllianceofCentralPA

Anne Buchanan

Sean Bodley

Maggie Scotilla

Mary McGuire

Adrienne Waterston

Karen Deutsch

Paul McCloskey

Amalial Shaltiel

Martha Grout Taylor

Small Scotilla, age 5

Kristi Borelli

Rachel Hahs

Karen Deutsch

Olivia, age 7

Anne Buchanan

 

Adrienne Waterston has a new show up in Schlow Library for October

For the month of October, Adrienne Waterston will have a show of her prints titled "Mapping the Future" in the Schlow Centre Region Library's Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery.

Come on out and see! Click here for the library website for hours.

 

Jennifer Shuey is the Artist of the Month in Town & Gown's latest edition!

The article, by Miranda Buckheit, says, "Shuey says she finds art in landscapes and nature. One of her earlier experiences with art was an oil painting class at the Art Alliance with another local artist, Jennifer Kane. Shuey found her love of pastels by going to a local artists retreat. At the retreat, she met Susan Nicholas Gephart. Her eyes brighten as she smiles at the memory. "She loaned me her pastels and said 'give these a try. It just kind of clicked. It was like, 'OK, this is my medium,"' Shuey says."

Check it out! LINK to article

 

"Line-Item" is now up! At the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown for the month of October

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

On view: Oct 6–29, 2017

Artists are: Maggie Scotilla, Harlan Ritchey, Anne Buchanan, Karen Deutsch, Sue Parsonage, William Snyder III, Benjamin Fehl, Kristin Grigor

Opening Reception events sponsored by: Gary and Mark Bamat from GB Accounting Services
http://www.gbaccountingservices.com

 

"Pastel Passions II," a new show by The Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society at the State College Framing Company and Gallery

opening reception, Sunday October 8, 1-4pm

show runs Oct 8–28

“Pastel Passions II” Paintings by Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society artists will be featured at State College Framing Co. and Gallery, 160 Rolling Ridge Drive in State College from October 8th to October 28th.

The event opens with a reception on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1-4pm. All of the paintings are for sale and may be viewed any time during the gallery business hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm.

The title of the show, “Pastel Passions II,” signifies the artists’ love of the medium. Diverse in content, the show includes landscape, portrait, flora, fauna and still-life paintings. Visitors will be able to see and enjoy the many different styles and techniques used by CPPS artists with this dry medium.

The Society is headquartered in the State College area but represents artists from all over Pennsylvania. Since 2004, the Society promotes awareness of pastels as an artistic medium and the development of its members through workshops, exhibitions, and plein air painting opportunities.

For more information, go to www.centralpapastel.com

 

Anni Matsick has a piece accept in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's Aqueous International!

Spinning Plate Gallery in East Liberty

show runs Oct 1–22

Anni Matsick has a piece accept in the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's Aqueous International!

This year’s exhibit includes the work of 70 artists from all over the globe, including 28 artists from the greater Pittsburgh area and the other 42 from 21 states and 4 countries. The exhibit runs from Saturday, October 1 through Saturday, October 22. Gallery Hours are Wednesday 11-4, Thursday 11-8, Friday 11-4, Saturday 11-4.

 

Park Forest Middle School Printmaking Exhibition opens this Friday at the Art Alliance Gallery

opening reception

Friday October 20th at 7pm

show dates

Saturday, October 21st, 12-3pm and
Sunday, October 22nd, 12-3pm

Art Alliance Gallery

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA 16851

For the past two weeks Art Alliance artist and instructor, Ingrid Booz Morejohn, has been "artist in residence" for Nicole Packard's (also an Art Alliance artist and instuctor) art classes at Park Forest Middle School in State College. Ingrid writes, "the enthusiasm and talent of these students has been amazing and a huge amount of fun. Thank you to Nicole Packard for inviting me to work beside you, you've got 150 talented kids!"

So come on out and see these talented kids' artwork at the Art Alliance Friday for the opening and then Saturday and Sunday for the show!

 

People & Places, a new exhibition featuring work by Wendy Snetsinger at Foxdale Village gallery

People & Places: a retrospective
Wendy Snetsinger

Foxdale Village 2nd Floor Gallery

exhibit runs through October 9
8–5 Mon–Fri; 12–4 Sat & Sun

Foxdale Village Gallery is on the 2nd Floor --
Foxdale Village is at 500 E. Maryln Ave, State College PA

Click here for a link to the Foxdale website

 

Nittany Con 2017 -- State College's Premier Comic Con!!

September 23–24

Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5

Ramada Conference Center

Admission:

  • 1 day pass: $10
  • 2 day pass: $15
  • kids under 5 are FREE!
  • VIP Saturday Event - $75 (does not include Sat Ticket)

Events:

  • Cosplay contests
  • Heroic Beard Contest
  • VIP Meet & Greet with Special Guest Chris Claremont
  • Exclusive VIP Lithograph for Nittany Con
  • Panel Discussions both days
  • Great door prizes

For more information visit their website: www.nittanycon.com

 

Stacie Bird's exhibition, "Desde el Corazón de México" at Rhoneymeade in September!

show runs
September 2–30

opening reception
Sunday, September 10, 12–3pm

at Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

click for website and directions (177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall, PA)

Come out to Rhoneymeade and enjoy Stacie Bird's show "Desde el Corazón de México featuring photographs from her many trips to Mexico.

 

 

New show, "Inhabited Settings" in Huntingdon's Art Space

opening reception
Friday, September 8, 6–8pm

location
The Art Space in Huntingdon

show runs
September 8–29

Meet artists Harlan Ritchey, Fran Bowman, and Jeff Bowman at the opening reception for the Inhabited Settings exhibit on Friday, September 8 from 6 to 8 pm at the Art Space in Huntingdon.

The exhibit combines the wonderful paintings of Harlan Ritchey, the stained glass creations of Fran Bowman, and the superb woodworking of Jeff Bowman. The exhibit will be open through Friday, September 29. The Art Space is open: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12 pm to 6 pm Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in downtown Huntingdon.

Harlan says, "Come see my paintings in a truly unique environment--sharing an intimate and welcoming space with the Bowmans' lovely handcrafted stained glass and furniture. The first show of its kind... don't miss it! Hope to see you there!"

 

Lynn Anne Verbeck will be offering a hand-building in clay class in her home studio for the fall

Wednesdays, Sept 6-Oct 25, 10am–2pm

2771 Old Erie Pike, West Decatur, PA 16878

814.321.2385

$180 includes glazes and firing // clay is $15 per 25lbs.

Click here for a link to the class information and online sign up.

 

Lena Thynell's work chosen for Art Award for the Brandywine River Museum's "On Location" event

Quote from Lena:

"I am honored that my painting "Looking In" was chosen for the Brandywine River Museum of Art Award yesterday night by the Judge Mr Karl Kuerner, the grandson of the late Karl Kuerner at Kuerner Farm. Philadelphia Watercolor Society Signature Members painted three days on the properties of Brandywine Museum. The event was called 'On Location' a celebration of Andrew Wyeth's 100th birthday. A very memorable event."

 

September Art Exhibit: “OUTTA THIS WORLD” by artist Jami Joelle Nielsen

Webster’s Donald Neumann Gallery

33 E. Beaver Ave., State College

on display the month of September

Jami Joelle Nielsen is a disabled recycled-object artist artist with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome who combines a passion for nature, science, the arts, and social awareness through visual expression. Drawing from a degree in Environmental Science, her artwork combines a reverence for the wonders of nature and human impact. She creates “no-waste” collage, assemblage and paintings, using exclusively recycled materials in an attempt to narrate the chasm that exists in humanity’s relationship with its source, and explores deeper connections and dependencies therein. Her work pays homage to coexistence, transformation, and hope.

For inquiries, purchasing, or commissions, please visit jamijoelle.com or email at jamijoelle@gmail.com

 

Artist Gary Schubert's work is featured in "Powerful Images: Contemporary Photography from the HMA collection"

"Another source of contemporary photography for the permanent collection has been the museum’s “Exhibition 280,” which showcases art from West Virginia and surrounding states. Several works in Powerful Images were entries in this juried show, including photographs by Fredrik Marsh, RicBellizzi, Marilyn Szabo, Gary Schubert and Daniel Kaufmann.

.....

Thirty images, ranging from celebrity portraits to surrealist fantasies are included; together they combine to showcase the museum’s expanding journey in the photographic arts."

The show is up August 5–September 17

https://www.hmoa.org/art/exhibition/powerful-images-contemporary-photography-from-the-hma-collection

 

Melinda Curley's work will be at Zola's in September & October

The Opening Reception is
Thursday, September 7
at Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar
from 5 - 7pm

 

Mel Lesher's work is at the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum & Gardens in Florida

The Ormond Beach Museum says on Facebook for the opening of Tape Art, "We're so lucky to have the gorgeous work of Melissa Lesher as part of the #TapeArt2017 exhibit at #OrmondArtMuseum! Here she is installing "Hive" this morning."

The show is up now (since June) through September 17

Congratulations Mel!

 

Town & Gown at Artist of the Month: Alice Kelsey

by Courtney DeVita

from the article --
"Leaving her medical practice behind, Alice Kelsey answers call to visual art-making Art is the underlying force behind everything Alice Kelsey does. From painting, to medicine, to music, Kelsey’s life endeavors have all been outflows of her aesthetic expression. Since closing her medical practice 12 years ago and devoting herself full-time to painting, Kelsey, of Warrior’s Mark, has gained national recognition and exhibited her expressive oil and pastel landscapes across Pennsylvania.

Alice Kelsey’s book Through the Surface can be purchased at the Bellefonte Art Museum. Her upcoming exhibit Finding Centre: Paintings by Alice Kelsey and Sarah Pollock, will be in the State College Framing Company and Gallery from November 4 to December 4. A portion of the proceeds from the opening reception November 4 will go to ClearWater Conservancy."

Read more at http://www.statecollege.com/news/Health-and-wellness/artist-of-the-month-alice-kelsey,1473187/

 

Todd Raymond Krout has a show at the Kish Bank outlet the Expect More Store

The Expect More Store

Opening Reception, Friday, August 4 from 5:30–7:30pm

Show runs for the month of August

Todd Krout has a show/opening at the Expect More Store / Kish Bank on Allen Street by McLanahans, this Friday from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Todd will have on display his newest and past work including a print of his latest award winning painting (original currently on display in Philadelphia).

Bring friends!

The show remains up through the month of August

 

"Animalia"

Opening reception: Friday, August 4, 2017, 7 – 9 pm

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

On view: August 4 – 28, 2017

The Kingdom Animalia is one of a handful of lineages rooted far back in the history of our existence. Its ancestry represents one of the three major origins of multicellularity, and represents vast and diverse life in the form of creatures who live alongside and sometimes in spite of their human counterparts. In this engaging exhibition, both wildlife and domesticated animal such as birds, horses, sheep, cows, cats and more become the subjects of works of contemporary art. Perennially popular as an artistic theme, Animalia features animal-inspired works by thirteen local and regional artists for an exhibition that is too charming to miss!

Artists are: Art Heim, Jason Lennox, Scott Owens, Amalia Shaltiel, Martha Taylor, George LaVanish, Anne Therese Pelikan, Maggie Scotilla, Nancy Brassington, Anne Buchanan, Char Casbourne, Betsy Rodgers Allen

 

Save the Date -- Good Spirits is coming!
September 17 from 3-6pm

at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

This year the Art Alliance is partnering with Shaver's Creek Environmental Center to present our annual fundraiser, Good Spirits!

This year's exciting event will be natured-themed, featuring:

  • our annual silent art auction with art donated by our esteemed artists
  • wine tasting
  • art activities
  • artist decorated bird houses (generously created by artist Chris Bittner)
  • music by Eric Ian Farmer & Adi Martinez
  • a special cocktail tasting donated by Big Spring Distillery

So get out your art-apprciation googles, put on your dancing shoes, ready your wine- and cocktail-tasting taste buds, and come one come all to the Art Alliance Good Spirits party and fundraiser!

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

You can buy tickets online soon or call the office at 814-234-2740.

Special thanks to Art Heim for the use of his wonderful "Barred Owl" photograph 

Sponsors include:

Wegmans for providing tasty treats

Big Spring Distillery for yummy cocktail tasting

 

Join us downtown for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Martin Luther King Jr. plaza, Monday, Aug 28

Join us at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown for our special hours (9:30–2) for the dediation/ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza in front of the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown Monday, August 28, from 10-12.

 

Spring Colors Studio Tour May 6 & 7, 2017

Our Studio Tour is back! This year we are having a Spring Colors Studio Tour and you are invited to participate!

Our Studio Tour event is a weekend where artists open up their studios or participate in a group venue open to the general public. As a participating artist, you can show and sell your work, offer demonstrations, show your techniques and materials and meet people interested in supporting the arts and finding out more about you and your work in an intimate setting.

We will be promoting the event on TV, in local newspapers and on local radio stations.

In our last tour (Fall 2015) more than 19 of the area’s finest artists working in a variety of media opened their studios for this self-guided tour. The event is free to the public.

Group venues provided by the Art Alliance this Studio Tour include the Granary in Lemont and the Rhoneymeade Sculputure Garden and Arboretum studio space.

 

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Centre Gives!!

Your support of the arts is truly awesome!!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Art Alliance through Centre Gives this year. Together we raised more than $6,800!!

You are amazing and we are so very lucky to have such wonderful friends and supporters.

Your support is helping the Art Alliance:

  • provide interesting and reasonably priced art classes for adults as well as art classes and camps for kids
  • keep up facilities maintenance
  • pay our instructors enough to help keep them dedicated to teaching art
  • host and organize our studio space as a gallery space for art exhibitions for all artists who want to show their work
  • keep an up-to-date and current website and social media platform
  • maintain an office staff who organize schedules and make all the events and classes run smoothly
  • organize outreach exhibitions in our local businesses to bring our members' artwork to a broader audience

So, thanks to YOU the Art Alliance can keep doing what we do.

Artists at the Art Alliance helped the Jana Marie Foundation bring attention to Mental Health for May, Mental Health Month

We were asked by the Jana Marie Foundation to help promote Mental Health awareness during May, Mental Health Month, through their MokitaTM Trunk Show by inviting our artists "to highlight positive ways to cope with “elephants” that exist in our community – art, music, creative expression, outdoors, whatever it may be."

The decorated "elephants" in the room were  placed on display in local downtown State College businesses and at Mount Nittany Hospital.

This program was sponsored by Jana Marie Foundation, Skills of Central PA and Beck Psychotherapy. The elephants are made of plastic gator board and are about 2 feet tall.

50th Anniversary Juried Show Call for Entries!

Winter Classes are here!

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

Kids Inservice Days Art Classes are now available! Sign up online! Jan 2, 3, 4, 5 & 15 

In The Palm of Your Hand II opens at the AAGD Fri Dec 1, 5-8pm!

register online

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