Past Exhibits

R Andrew Hoff's "The Light and the Lens" in the Photography Gallery


Artist Statement: I approached this exhibition as an assignment to find images that illustrate the use of light in photography. Light is the premier element and the basis of photography. This collection of hard and soft light images provokes a different atmosphere within each frame. As illustrated in this exhibition, the harder light induces a feeling of drama and conveys an agitated, unquiet feeling. The light becomes theatrical as it tries to overpower the darker spaces. Conversely the soft light images instill the opposite, calmness and serenity. Similar to the hard light photos the complexity of the opacity of colors and the grays imply mystery and questions for the viewer, just in a different context.

Artist Bio: For over thirty years, R. Andrew Hoff has been honing his photography skills and for more than 15 years he’s been sharing what he has learned with fellow photography enthusiasts. The bulk of his color work features abstracts, architecture, nature and landscapes with an emphasis on color harmony and geometry with an analytical eye for abstraction within the design. Andrew’s B&W work captures the strong dynamics of positive and negative space within the composition.

Andrew has presented many educational programs, critiqued photos and juried images for numerous photographic organizations, conferences and competitions in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina. He has taught photography at children’s summer photography camps and for adults at the Art Center of Mechanicsburg. His work has been showcased in exhibition catalogues, solo and group shows. Andrew’s images have been accepted into regional, national and international juried shows and his work is in the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania State Museum and the Susquehanna Art Museum as well as private collections.

Andrew has a degree in Communications-Journalism and resides in York County, Pennsylvania. He is the past president of the Harrisburg Camera Club serving two stints as president, most recently from 2010 to 2016 and was the developer and catalyst for the highly successful annual spring “Light and Creativity” photography workshop held at Central Penn College. Andrew has served as past vice-president, was the former competitions chair for over twelve years and has served for over twenty continuous years on the camera club board. His leadership, innovations and philosophical changes in the club during their transition from film to digital were crucial in the club’s survival, subsequent expansion and commitment to exhibition quality work.

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Aug 31
thru
Sep 30
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September in the Pottery Gallery


Curated by The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania Potters Guild

The Potter's Guild of Central Pennsylvania was established in 1971 as a co-operative and studio workshop for local potters. Guild members Jan Dillon, Randy Doughty, Linda Goncalves, Linda Hale, Linna Muschlitz and John Ziegler will come together for the September Grand Opening to showcase their range of work.

Pottery Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Aug 31
thru
Sep 30
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Bill Seay's "Subtractive Dialogues" in the Community Gallery


Subtractive Dialogues - Sculpting is a conversation between myself and the piece of wood with me removing material, exposing the unique forms contained in the wood while the wood speaks back, telling me when to stop, where to leave things as they are. In this dialogue, my part is to create a smooth-flowing transition between the interesting shapes within. Not knowing what I will find below the surface, I start out having only a vague idea of what the final product will be and am constantly entertained by the surprises I encounter along the way.

Artist Statement: Woodworking has been a life passion since being introduced to it in middle school shop class. Prior to 1997 I dabbled in furniture making, absorbing all I could through reading, talking to other artists, and studying existing pieces. In 1997 I immersed myself in the craft full time, working at a local shop, where I learned much of the business of custom woodworking and got the first taste of my true passion, carving and shaping wood.

In 2004 I opened a shop where I began designing and making furniture that was exhibited in craft shows, museums, and galleries throughout Pennsylvania. Over time, the style of furniture became increasingly sculpted, eventually leading to purely sculptural pieces. My most recent body of work includes free-flowing forms that accentuate the swirling grain and shapes provided by nature and sometimes hint of something living within."

Community Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Aug 3
thru
Aug 26
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