Past Exhibits

Norris Lacy at the Gallery at Cool Beans

Now retired from his Penn State position in French and Medieval Studies, Norris Lacy is spending much of his time on art and music. For much of his life, he had engaged sporadically and informally in art, creating mobiles and collages and dabbling in oil and acrylic painting. Then, several decades ago, he became interested in photography, and that interest has never waned.

In earlier years he worked in b&w in his home darkroom, selling numerous photos and publishing some, occasionally as a result of commissions. More recently he has done mostly color photography, greatly aided by Photoshop. His interests include everything except portraiture; he focuses especially on photos of architectural detail, travel, landscape, and animals.

Lacy is particularly drawn to digital painting—beginning with a blank computer screen (and of course Photoshop) and building an image from scratch. An alternative is the manipulation, sometimes beyond recognition, of a traditional photograph (see for example the photos “Rainy night” and “’Shrooms” in the Cool Beans show).

Norris Lacy OR
Phone 814-206-6380

Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Mar 2
Apr 30

Alternatives II - A Juried Exhibition

Alison Borkowska
Lisa Cirincione
Linda Hale
Harriet Rosenberg
Gary Schubert
John Sharkey
Sami Sharkey

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Mar 30
Apr 29

Pasquale Cortese in the Community Gallery

Artist Statement: My abstract drawings express my interest in visually warping the flat surface and creating the sensation of energy fields. Through complex patterns and intricate inking, I create images of a dual nature, both optically dynamic while stable and meditative. I want viewers to contemplate their relationship to natural forces and forms while feeling their grace and energy. I have recently been exploring color, after working in only black & white for many years.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Mar 2
Mar 25