Past Exhibits

"Through the Fire" by Lynn Anne Verbeck in the Community Gallery


Lynn Anne Verbeck, mother of two, received her MFA in ceramics at the State University of New York in New Paltz, NY in May 2011. She is highly qualified in all technical aspects of pottery making. She teaches everything from hand-building to mold-making and slip-casting. She has extensive wood firing as well as electric, gas and soda-firing experience. Lynn Anne was born and raised in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Growing up in this rural area gave her a close connection with the rhythms of nature; an earthy sensibility can be seen in her work as an artist. After completing her undergraduate work at Penn State University, she moved to NYC and opened a studio where she lived, taught and sold her work for 17 years. After graduate school, Verbeck has come full circle setting up her studio and living in Philipsburg where she is a studio potter and teacher. Her work has been in numerous National and International Ceramics Exhibitions.

Her website is www.lavaclayceramics.vpweb.com

Community Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Aug 4
thru
Aug 27
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Lisa Engstrom-Baumgartner in the Photography Gallery


Lisa Engstrom-Baumgartner Artist Statement: My interest in bookbinding began in the fall of 2012, after taking a 1-day workshop in bookbinding, on a beautiful farm in central Pennsylvania. I was amazed at the precise and magical process of turning paper, thread, book board and glue into a lovely and sturdy little book. I was immediately, and completely hooked. I continued to explore on my own, through much trial and error, the craft of book construction.

Six months later, we moved from Pennsylvania to Cambridge, England. It was there that I had the opportunity to take classes, and then work (open studio) at a traditional bindery – Brignell Bookbinders. While still in England I took more courses— some in book binding and others in box making.

Moving back to Pennsylvania, I set up my own small-scale book bindery. In my workspace, I have gathered together many of the tools and materials of the book binding trade: book presses, marbled papers from the UK and Turkey, origami papers from Japan, decorative papers from India and Thailand… book cloth from Italy… waxed linen threads in a rainbow of colors…leather from Scotland and the U.S.

The binding methods I use combine traditional construction techniques, with modern adaptations. It is a rewarding fusion of the old and new— but always with an eye to a well crafted, and visually pleasing book.

The joy of ‘designer’ (art) book binding is that one has a rich historical and traditional past from which to learn and draw, while having the freedom to move forward into exciting new areas of discovery.

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 1
thru
Sep 24
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Dave Hammaker in the Photography Gallery


Artist Statement/Bio: Please enjoy my photographs of the American Southwest. My photographic subjects have ranged from the wilds of Patagonia to the baron tundra of the Arctic to the lush forests of Pennsylvania and to the ancient civilizations of China. However, my favorite subject has always been the amazing landscapes of the American Southwest. The southwest USA provides an almost unlimited visual kaleidoscope of colors, shapes and textures. My photographic goal is to share this amazing beauty with others. I hope that each of you viewing this exhibit will see that these landscapes are irreplaceable and that we must all do our best to protect these precious lands. Many of these locations are under attack by political and corporate interests. Those of us that love and enjoy these landscapes must insure that the highest level of protection is accorded all of these public treasures so that future generations can see and experience the same awe and amazement that we do today

I have been creating images of our natural world for over 40 years. I attended the Professional Photography Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology and was graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Finance. I have shared my photographs in numerous solo exhibitions and have had my work selected for many local, state, regional and national juried shows. During these juried shows I have been honored with over a dozen Best of Show/First Place Awards. In 2007 I was selected as one of the North Rim Grand Canyon Artists in residence. One of my photographs from this experience hangs in the permanent collection of the Grand Canyon National Park Museum. My work has also been published in numerous publications including Pennsylvania Magazine and the National Parks Magazine.

The photographs in this exhibit were created using both film and digital cameras. All prints have been made using archival pigment ink on 100% cotton rag paper. Longevity for properly displayed and stored prints is well over 100 years. 10% of the proceeds from my sales at this exhibit will be donated to non profit organizations dedicated to protecting our public lands.

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Aug 4
thru
Aug 27
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