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Central Pennsylvania artist Sean Bodley’s complex, riveting paintings instantly reveal that he draws inspiration from everywhere:
“I go out into nature and paint en plein air to study color, landscape, and motion. From the figure I learn about form, anatomy, and the human spirit…[I am] inspired by all the things I love to read: history, the news, non-fiction, and endless feeds of the internet. I pull inspiration from meditation, video games, and all the wonderful artists I encounter.”
- The colorful, inventive quilts created by the kindergarten and first grade students of recently retired teacher Dorothy Habecker are a sheer delight - a wonderful visual treat on a wintry January day!more info
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.