Past Exhibits

Holiday Show & Sale 2017

Holiday Show & Sale 2017 - Talk to the Animals II

Opening Reception:
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Lego activity for children, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

This year, Registry Artists are taking inspiration from other artists, art styles, authors, composers, etc. to create a new piece of art for our annual Holiday Show & Sale. Curated by Dotty Ford

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Museum wide

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. OR By Appointment
Dec 1
Dec 23
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Kenneth Cotlar in the Community Gallery

Artist Statement: My paintings are process driven works created on various surfaces, masonite, plexiglass, aluminum, or heavy raw duck canvas using acrylic, latex and oil paints. My methodology involves readying myself by means of Transcendental Meditation (relaxing and clearing the mind of preconceived images), and then executing a random mark, stroke, swath or pool of paint, and then each subsequent stroke is suggested from the previous. The concept is to get the painting to paint itself.
The process and the resulting image then, is what the painting is about. I consciously try not to impose myself on the painting, yet become part of the natural random progression of the art. The images are mostly unconscious or intuitive and are intentionally non-representational. The balances and interactions of the color, shapes and line are what interest me, and the semi-attempted control over the random factors of the painting techniques.

Biography: Kenneth Cotlar, originally from in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; earned a BFA from Penn State University in 1969. He worked as a graphic design artist in Philadelphia for several years before moving to Cambria County to partner with his wife in business. He freelanced graphic design projects for various regional businesses as well as visual merchandising and advertising art. For three decades he painted sporadically, selling his works selectively. Retiring from business in early 2001, he returned to full time painting after graduate work at Indiana University of PA. His award-winning paintings have been exhibited in numerous juried shows, one man exhibits, art festivals and are held in private collections throughout the United States.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Jan 5
Jan 28

"Tools and Shrouds" by Stephen Althouse in the Photography Gallery

Sculptor-photographer Stephen Althouse (b. 1948) creates simple assemblages of objects relating to timeless human activity and his personal life experiences. Utilizing large-format film photography combined with digital manipulation and printing, he transmutes and formalizes his subjects into metaphor-laden visual expressions. Althouse often reinforces the conceptual nature of his work by adding written phrases in obscure dialects and in Braille, which may heighten the mystery of his art.
Althouse has traveled, resided, and worked on three continents, using Miami as his base. Presently he is living locally in Rebersburg and developing ideas for his artwork stimulated by close interaction with the Amish community.
His academic experiences include earning the MFA and BFA degrees in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Miami, and holding the rank of Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Barry University in Miami.

Concurrent with this Tools and Shrouds exhibition at the Bellefonte Art Museum, is another exhibition of Althouse’s work entitled Transfigurations at the Museum of Art-Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA January 18 - April 7. Additional solo exhibitions of his work are scheduled for this year at the Museum Moderner Kunst Kärten in Austria and at the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama.

Visit for additional information about the artist and his work.

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Jan 5
Jan 28