Past Exhibits

Chrissy Cook and Marsha Dreibelbis in the Jewelry Gallery

Marsha Dreibelbis Biography: Marsha Dreibelbis is a native of State College, Pennsylvania, with fond childhood memories of hours spent at the dining room table on creative endeavors. Her most vivid classroom recollections surround art, and in particular working with clay slabs to create blue heart design mugs and a woodland themed box that are still proudly sitting on her moms display shelf. After studying at the University of Pittsburgh, and working as an environmental scientist in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Marsha felt the need to return home to Happy Valley. Upon arrival she rediscovered her love for art and created Red Garnet Studio. Her current activities include jewelry, pottery and mixed media designs utilizing beach finds.

Marsha Dreibelbis Artist Statement: I love working with my hands and I’m inspired by natural materials such as gemstones, metals, botanicals and clay. There is something very soothing about touching these raw elements and creating something personal from them. When I work, I’m able to detach myself from thoughts of daily tasks, and let my mind roam free.

Description of Marsha's Work: Vintage bohemian style wire-wrapped jewelry featuring rustic oxidized brass and Czech art glass. The collection is designed for mixing and matching, as well as layering with other pieces. Long beaded necklaces can be worn as a single strand or doubled for a layered look. Earrings are available with simple hook earwires or vintage style leverbacks. Sweater clips are featured as a fun accessory to clip onto cardigans, collars and shawls. The jewelry leans towards simplicity in order to highlight the beauty of the art glass beads.

Jewelry Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Nov 3
Nov 26

Leslie James in the Tea Room Gallery

Art ~ Full exposure of the soul~
Sometimes eloquent words or the penned phrases of ethereal images do not fully deliver ones intent. Often times these emotions can only be drawn out with different forms of media expression (heart to hand to eye and again, heart to hand ….) ..When I am working in the soft malleable clay, each piece seems to create itself as I am just the vessel to bring it to reality. Epoxy and inks tend to frustrate me as I have no control over the end result. The sharp edges of the glass have caused pain yet the end result forces me to see myself in a different perspective as the brokenness brings renewed beauty. Gouache & watercolor tend to be friendly enemies while acrylics and oils are representative of the beginning and end of where we seen to start. Such expose’ of the soul within mixed media is not limited by time or boundaries. This is “Leslie James” and each piece is as “Unique as the One Who Owns It”

Tea Room Gallery - 1st Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Nov 3
Nov 26
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Cinda Kostyak and Jennifer Shuey in the Gallery at Cool Beans

Cool Beans Coffee and Tea, located at 141 W High St, Bellefonte, PA 16823

Cinda Kostyak Artist Statement/Biography: I am a Penn State alumna with a B. A. in Art (oil painting focus), B. S. in Art Education, and a Masters in Counselor Education. I retired from Penn State University after 24 years and now enjoy a retirement filled with painting, travel, and grandchildren. I particularly enjoy following the fisherman in my life and painting en plein air be it along the bank of a trout stream, standing on a dock on a Canadian lake, or painting in a motor boat or kayak.

I am a member of the Bellefonte Art Museum, State College Art Alliance and Downtown Gallery, Carlisle Artist Learning Center, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and the Farmland Preservation Artists. My media of choice include oil, pastel, and watercolor.

Jennifer Shuey Artist Statement/Bio: Jennifer has been the Director of Development for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts since 2015. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of ClearWater Conservancy of Central Pennsylvania for nearly fifteen years. Jen is a native of Centre County. She holds a B. S. of Landscape Architecture from Penn State University and is committed to using her time and talents to make her community a better place. She is particularly interested in conserving the beautiful natural landscapes of central Pennsylvania and engaging more people in the protection
of land and water resources through her art.

Jennifer began exploring her creative side through an oil painting class at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. Later at an artist's retreat at Hameau Farm, Jennifer borrowed some pastels, experimented with this tactile medium, and fell in love with its ability to quickly capture the beauty and character of the natural landscape. Pastels are vibrant and spontaneous, and working with them gives Jen an almost meditative creative outlet.

Jennifer is a Signature Member of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, is the Secretary of the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania, is on the Artist Registry at the Bellefonte Art Museum, and has served on the Board of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania.

Recent exhibitions that have included Jennifer's work have been found at the State College Framing Company & Gallery, the Art Alliance galleries in Downtown State College and Lemont, the HUB Gallery at Penn State, the Schlow Centre Region Library, the Green Drake Gallery in Millheim, the Bellefonte Art Museum, and the Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Jen continues to serve the conservation community as the chair of the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Advisory Committee, on the Boards of the Centre County Farmland Trust and the Mount Nittany Conservancy, and most recently as a Trustee of the Hamer Foundation.

Jennifer W. Shuey, Artist Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Nov 3
Dec 23
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