Past 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

"Saddle Up: Art and Artifacts of the Old West"

Capture the spirit of the historic “American West” with paintings, photography and artifacts. This is the story of the western expansion primarily during the second half of the 19th century. It's the history of the pioneers moving across the Native American lands, opening new frontiers and causing devastating changes to native life. It is also the stories cowboys: of true grit versus the romantic myth of the American Cowboy. The exhibition is a chance to step back in history, feeling life on the range and the explorations of the frontier.

Landscape paintings and photographs document the beauty of the native lands including dramatic scenes of majestic mountains and stark deserts. Artifacts serve to give a glimpse of trail life with saddles, blankets, and spurs. There are even some scenes from classic western movies like The Magnificent Seven and Tombstone.

Let the visuals be your story teller. The historic west became the home to many people with a variety of customs, beliefs and ways of living. Even though exploring new lands and setting trails for future travelers is a thing of the past, the westward expansion has given way to a timeless legacy of adventure, exploration and true grit.

Programming to accompany the exhibition includes music, storytelling, poetry:
Richard Sleigh will play guitar and sing on August 6th and Rowen Casey from Nashville will play the Fiddle on September 10th.

Windows Gallery - 1st Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Aug 4
Sep 24