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."
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.
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.