Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, John Sharkey traveled a great deal with his family. He believes that this travel was "Instrumental in developing [his] desire to record and interpret what [he] saw and experienced" and he "Came to realize that we can all look at the same scene but see entirely different things..." Mr. Sharkey works with traditional film and prints on fiber based papers "For a superior and permanent image."
Keith Lima is a native of State College who currently resides in New York City. His work is an expression of liberated and negated line that resists the artist's temptation to be rendered into recognizable form. Heavily influenced by the second World War's expressionists, Mr. Lima also draws inspiration from the pictorial forms of Mayan glyphs. "I have never been satisfied with work resulting from prearranged ideas. The works I believe in most are those which seem to have come about without my intervention. The painting tries to become and I try to recede."
Dr. David Werner's photography will be on display in the gallery throughout the month of September. An artist since youth and opthamologist by trade, Dr. Werner masterfully captures the essence of colorful India and shares the natural beauty of the African landscape. From bangels to sunsets, from wildebeests to giraffes, the sites and sounds of his travels are here for you to experience.
A selection of the pieces are available for sale through the State College Framing Company and Gallery on Rolling Ridge Drive.
Ever wanted to take all your favorite images from magazines--or newspapers or books--and mass them together to make one absolutely, perfect one? Ever looked at the sunset and wished you could capture it? Instructors from The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania can help you learn the techniques to do just that. Located in historic Lemont, The Art Alliance offers studio classes, exhibition space, and opportunities for emerging artists to thrive in a community of like-minded individuals. Art classes are offerred year-round. They also have summer camps and host a number of
A big thank you to all the artists who contributed work to the 1st Annual Juried Exhibition. Click here to find photos from the event. You made it a wonderful success!
1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners were announced during the opening reception on July 1st 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.
In the book, Woolf discusses why it is that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame.
She suggests two keys to freedom: fixed income and ones own room.
The library will be hosting The First Annual Juried Art Exhibition in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery during the month of July. Winners of the exhibition will be announced at the opening reception on July 1st from 7-8 pm. This event, sponsored by the Friends of Schlow Centre Region Library, will kick off Arts Festival month by celebrating all those who entered their work and our selected prize winners. The exhibition will extend into the community room and will run until the 31st.
The first annual juried exhibition is sheduled to run from July 1-31, 2010. All new and established artists, ages 16 and up who live within 25 miles of State College, PA. may submit up to two pieces for consideration; artists chosen to participate will be represented by one piece only.
Iranian artist Azadeh Amiri's figurative oil paintings will be on display in the Gallery from June 1st through the 29th. The eight hard years of war she experienced have given her a unique perspective on life, peace and war. With a style that echoes both ancient Persia and early 20th century France, Ms. Amiri's compositions and palette are fresh, calming and a treat for the eyes. Be sure to schedule yourself a little extra time to enjoy this exhibition.more info
The Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery will feature the photorealistic watercolor paintings of Judith Bogert throughout the month of May. Ms. Bogert began painting in 1999, studying watercolor under local artist and teacher Ruth Kempner. Drawn to "The way in which the paints develop a life of their own, exploding and recombining on the page," her mastery over this difficult medium is clearly evident in A Second Bloom and Meals Ready to Eat. She is a regular exhibitor in the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and in numerous local galleries.