Current Exhibits

Tana Reiff in the Print Gallery


Bio: Tana Reiff worked as a teacher of adult literacy and English, communications specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and instructor of linguistics at Millersville University. She is the author of fiction and folktales at an easy reading level. After studying photography and darkroom in the 1970s, she returned to art photography many years later. An obsession with signs that tell the story of a culture became a book, Signs of Lancaster County: A Photographic Tour of Amish Country (Schiffer Publishing), which led to a deeper dive into rural scenes, abstract nature, and wildflower macros. Her work is shown regularly at CityFolk Gallery in Lancaster and won Second Prize in the 2017 Discover Lancaster Photography Contest. Her Instagram account, @tana_reiff, is a busy place. She holds degrees from Kutztown University and Temple University and lives in Lancaster.

Artist statement: Having worked with language for many years, my mind has taken an exhilarating turn to the visual. On photo outings, I compose images with whatever catches the light and my eye. I like to think I’m making pictures that no one else has seen in quite the same way. This show represents a variety of my favorite recent photographs on paper and canvas.

Print Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Mar 2
thru
May 27
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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
njl2@psu.edu OR njlacy1@gmail.com
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
thru
Apr 30
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Diane Maurer at the Gallery at Cool Beans


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

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
thru
Apr 30
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