Current Exhibits

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 27
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Jean Forsberg & Gary Schubert in the Print Gallery

Gary Schubert Biography: Painter, Printmaker, Photographer artist and art collector Gary Schubert is a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and a Master of Science in Computer Science. He studied painting under Tom Nakashima and photography under Lucien Clergue. Gary works primarily in photography and computational art. Gary’s work is in many private and public collections including the Huntington Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Gary is a retired Professor of Art and Computer Science. His favorite classes to teach are Media Computation, Digital Arts, and Photography. He is a Senior Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a SIGGRAPH Pioneer (Digital Effects, Inc. NYC). Additionally he is a member of the Huntington Museum of Art, the Monongalia Arts Center, and on the WV Artists Register, as well as, the Art Alliance and on the Bellefonte Art Museum Artists Registry in Centre County Pennsylvania.

Gary Schubert Artist’s Statement:
My artwork is about the world of the mind, the world of science, and of course, the world of art. I work in many different traditional and non-traditional media, often blending the two in in new and experimental ways. My hope is that the engaged viewer will respond to my work by finding in themselves an equivalent feeling to my feeling when I created these images.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 1
Nov 26

Underground Railroad - A Journey to Freedom

The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County announces the opening of a permanent exhibit to commemorate the role of our region in the operations of the Underground Railroad. Although several area locations were used by enslaved people seeking freedom, there is no place in the Bellefonte Borough where a visitor might learn about that tragic time in our history. The exhibit contains information about the operations of the Underground Railroad, art work depicting the courage and suffering of the enslaved African Americans and stories about the local citizens who helped and supported them.

The Borough of Bellefonte played a major role in the Underground Railroad, which was a network of people who assisted enslaved African Americans escape slavery. The "railroad" was active in the 19th century and Bellefonte's location was strategic to helping people who were attempting journeys to the Northeast, the Midwest and to Canada. It is reported that the Linn House (home to the Bellefonte Art Museum) was occupied by a Quaker family for a decade before the Civil War. During that time it is believed the Linn House was used to help shelter people trying to escape.

The project contains art works that have been created by several artists and features a permanent installation with vignette sketches by Lino Toyos. Information about the region and the work of the Underground Railroad has been compiled into a pamphlet by Penn State graduate student, Mudiwa Pettus and includes: a historical overview of the Underground Railroad, biographical information about African Americans using the "railroad", and details about local free African Americans and other persons credited with successes in assisting enslaved people.
During the month of April, the Windows Gallery will exhibit materials highlighting this period and provide addition opportunity to read and study the Underground Railroad.

Underground Railroad Room - Between 2nd & 3rd Floor at Museum

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Apr 1
Jan 1

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