Captivating and colorful, at first the works of Bellefonte artist Karyn Debrasky may be mistaken for paintings. Upon closer inspection, a much more complex picture emerges, as the medium of each piece is revealed to be a combination of richly layered papers, found objects, and handmade textures.
John Hovenstine's versatility is reflected throughout his photography. From irresistible images of delicious meals to the grave beauty of a football player in a quiet moment, his work is characterized by nuanced observation and elegant authenticity.
In his November show at Schlow Center Region Library's Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Hovenstine shares his stirring black and white photographs of the Grange Fair experience, along with several searching portraits from a recent series documenting Civil War reenactors.
Look closely at the intriguing pieces by local artist Ruth Kempner in this month's exhibit. Infused with her sense of whimsy and intense thoughtfulness, these new collages and watercolors tantalize the imagination.
Discovery is the essence of Kempner's art. She is an adventurer - an explorer always willing to take risks. Each work opens a new frontier for experimentation with different surfaces, textures, and mediums, including transparent and opaque watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and casein.
Local artists Maxine Levin and Judith Finkelstein bring a spirited use of color and rich imaginations to their inventive, mixed-media work on display this month.
Come and cool off with more than 40 unique works by artists from all over the Centre Region! Don't miss this opportunity to get to know the work of our talented neighbors. We think they will inspire you to pursue your own creative outlets. An opening event will be held July 11th from 7-8 PM. Our juror, Juniata College professor, Patricia Howard, will present prizes for Best Student Work, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes. Light refreshments will be serverd.
- Inventive and intriguing, Alyce Ritti's mixed-media collages are full of surprises. As she cuts, pastes and layers with diverse materials, she creates theatrical images that are sometimes satirical, sometimes sympathetic. Each is a single act, meant to start a conversation with the viewer.more info