Past Exhibits

Summer Project 2017 - Good Libations

Summer is a great time to quench your thirst! The days are longer, hotter and more active. This is the perfect time to find a shady spot and enjoy something cold to drink.

Central Pennsylvania has become home to a growing selection of craft breweries, distilleries and wineries with each showcasing their variety of flavors and styles. That is why we have chosen “Libations” to be the theme for our 5th annual summer museum project during the months of June and July, 2017. Plans include community events, workshops, libation tours, art shows and educational programs.

In the Windows Gallery, the museum will exhibit “Good Libations”, a visual art exhibit of photographs by local photographers from our Artist Registry. Photographers will be on location prior to the exhibition taking photographs of people, places and things related to the process of creating local libations. Several images from each establishment will then be on display in the Windows Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County during the months of June and July. These images along with artifacts, equipment, ingredients and other objects on loan from local establishments will highlight the process of brewing or distilling. Our intent is to provide viewers with a better knowledge of the process and introduce them to a sample of what is created right here in Happy Valley!

A very popular part of the museum’s summer project are the many events planned throughout the community which expand on the subject. This year is no exception: members will be invited to tour several of our local breweries, distilleries and wineries, learn tips and techniques to brewing your own beer at home, sip and paint at a local winery, spend an evening with a sommelier and find out what food pairs well with some of your favorite wines, experience a night in Bavaria with German beer and food, along with many more events and tours!

In years past, the museum’s summer projects have included: Waterways of Central Pennsylvania, Food Glorious Food, International Happy Valley, and Gardens of Central Pennsylvania.

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. Or By Appointment
Jun 2
Jul 30
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"Live in Full Bloom" by Lori Fisher in the Community Gallery

Live in Full Bloom

Artist Statement: I love surrounding myself with color, patterns and textures. This love of vibrant color and style is usually present in my painting as well. When given this opportunity to exhibit, I knew I wanted to create a show full of color and life. What better way to do this than with flowers. Having completed the first few paintings, I discovered I was only choosing flowers that were fully blossomed and realized that this was a reflection of my life. I believe there are two types of people in this world, those who are living and those who are existing. Many people pass each day with the same routine, void of any expectation, desire or initiative merely doing what is required of them, only to get up the next day and do it all again - they exist. Others live each day to the fullest, making the most of every opportunity to create new challenges and adventures, they find pleasure in the small things and welcome a change in routine - they live.

Although some days may get crazy and a bit overwhelming, I always choose to look up, feel the sun on my face, and Live in Full Bloom.

Bio: Lori is currently the Gallery Manager for the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County where she curates several galleries and manages the daily museum operations. She enjoys working with and promoting local artists in her community. Lori has shown her work in several exhibitions in the Bellefonte and State College area including the Bellefonte Art Museum, the Gamble Mill Gallery, Watermarke Community Art Show, the Schlow Library Juried Exhibition and the State College Framing Company and Gallery. Lori has completed several commissioned pieces of fine art and commercial signage.

Community Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jun 2
Jun 25

Classic Vehicles - Multiple Artist Juried Show

Celebrate June, including the 29th Annual "Bellefonte Cruise" and Father's Day, with a display of images of Classic Vehicles as seen through the eyes of some of the area's best photographers!

Robert Baumbach
Jonathan Beightol
R Thomas Berner
Stacie Bird
Anne Cortese
Linda Hale
Elizabeth Pennock
Gary Schubert
Kathy Smith
John Sharkey
Jeni Kocher Zerphy

Photography Gallery, 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jun 2
Jun 25