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.
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.
A big thank you to all the artists who contributed work to the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. You made it a wonderful success!
1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners were announced during the opening reception on July 11th and an additional monetary prize was awarded to an up-and-coming, student artist in recognition of their emerging talent.
What an exciting experience for the library staff and the Friends! We are looking forward to next year.
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.
- The Gallery Committee and Schlow Library are pleased to announce those entries that have been accepted into the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. With nearly 70 submissions, and a limited amount of space, the decision was an exceptionally difficult one. The Committee would like to thank all the artists who submitted work this year. We are proud of the great talent that exists in our community and welcome the opportunity to exhibit your work in the future.more info
All accepted work should be delivered to the library on June 27th between 4 PM and 6 PM.
- 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
The Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery in Schlow Centre Region Library is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, July 1st through July 30th, 2013. All new and established artists, ages 16 and up, with a primary residence in Centre County, PA (or within 30 miles of State College), may submit up to two pieces for consideration; artists chosen to participate will be represented by one piece only.