Current Exhibits

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

Paulette and Tom Berner in the Gallery at Cool Beans

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

Even before they married, Paulette and Tom Berner were compiling albums of their trip. At first, the albums were nothing out of the ordinary: snapshots behind clear plastic that adhered to the sticky back of the page. When Tom switched from film to digital, the albums started to evolve.

The biggest change occurred after Paulette bought her own digital camera to record images to paint later. Then the albums took on a new dimension and that’s when Pixels and Bristles® was not only born, but registered.

Following a practice run, the Berners published their first book, Chianti From a Tuscan Villa, based on a trip the Berners took with the Penn State Alumni Association. The book contained Tom’s photographs (pixels) and Paulette’s paintings (bristles). They have subsequently published books on trips to Cuba, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Wales, several Baltic countries and Iceland. Like the book on Chianti, Eye on Cuba was also done as a commercial work.

Paulette’s work covers a range of media. She paints with water color, acrylic, oil, and pastels. Then one day she started to paint on her iPad and it opened up a new medium for her. She has created more than 150 works on her iPad alone, including several for the last three Pixels and Bristles® books.

Although Tom has not ventured beyond using a camera to capture his images, he has changed the way he captures and processes them. He now shoots high dynamic range images most of the time, which allows for greater detail throughout the photograph. He also keeps a polarizing filter on his lens, and that makes the colors snap, especially the blues.

Sometimes Paulette and Tom work on individual projects. Tom has become well known as a barn photographer and has self-published two books titled Pennsylvania Barn Stories and Pennsylvania Quilt Barns. The latter book received a first place in competition sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. He’s working on a photo project about churches in Centre County.

In the meantime, Paulette is making a quilt for each of their seven grandchildren.

Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Sep 1
Oct 29

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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