Summer is a great time to quench your thirst! The days are longer, hotter and more active. This is the perfect time to find a shady spot and enjoy something cold to drink.
Central Pennsylvania has become home to a growing selection of craft breweries, distilleries and wineries with each showcasing their variety of flavors and styles. That is why we have chosen “Libations” to be the theme for our 5th annual summer museum project during the months of June and July, 2017. Plans include community events, workshops, libation tours, art shows and educational programs.
In the Windows Gallery, the museum will exhibit “Good Libations”, a visual art exhibit of photographs by local photographers from our Artist Registry. Photographers will be on location prior to the exhibition taking photographs of people, places and things related to the process of creating local libations. Several images from each establishment will then be on display in the Windows Gallery at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County during the months of June and July. These images along with artifacts, equipment, ingredients and other objects on loan from local establishments will highlight the process of brewing or distilling. Our intent is to provide viewers with a better knowledge of the process and introduce them to a sample of what is created right here in Happy Valley!
A very popular part of the museum’s summer project are the many events planned throughout the community which expand on the subject. This year is no exception: members will be invited to tour several of our local breweries, distilleries and wineries, learn tips and techniques to brewing your own beer at home, sip and paint at a local winery, spend an evening with a sommelier and find out what food pairs well with some of your favorite wines, experience a night in Bavaria with German beer and food, along with many more events and tours!
In years past, the museum’s summer projects have included: Waterways of Central Pennsylvania, Food Glorious Food, International Happy Valley, and Gardens of Central Pennsylvania.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. Or By Appointment
Jun 2 thru Jul 30
"Through the Fire" by Lynn Anne Verbeck in the Community Gallery
Lynn Anne Verbeck, mother of two, received her MFA in ceramics at the State University of New York in New Paltz, NY in May 2011. She is highly qualified in all technical aspects of pottery making. She teaches everything from hand-building to mold-making and slip-casting. She has extensive wood firing as well as electric, gas and soda-firing experience. Lynn Anne was born and raised in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Growing up in this rural area gave her a close connection with the rhythms of nature; an earthy sensibility can be seen in her work as an artist. After completing her undergraduate work at Penn State University, she moved to NYC and opened a studio where she lived, taught and sold her work for 17 years. After graduate school, Verbeck has come full circle setting up her studio and living in Philipsburg where she is a studio potter and teacher. Her work has been in numerous National and International Ceramics Exhibitions.
Her website is www.lavaclayceramics.vpweb.com
Community Gallery - 2nd Floor
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Aug 4 thru Aug 27
Dave Hammaker in the Photography Gallery
Artist Statement/Bio: Please enjoy my photographs of the American Southwest. My photographic subjects have ranged from the wilds of Patagonia to the baron tundra of the Arctic to the lush forests of Pennsylvania and to the ancient civilizations of China. However, my favorite subject has always been the amazing landscapes of the American Southwest. The southwest USA provides an almost unlimited visual kaleidoscope of colors, shapes and textures. My photographic goal is to share this amazing beauty with others. I hope that each of you viewing this exhibit will see that these landscapes are irreplaceable and that we must all do our best to protect these precious lands. Many of these locations are under attack by political and corporate interests. Those of us that love and enjoy these landscapes must insure that the highest level of protection is accorded all of these public treasures so that future generations can see and experience the same awe and amazement that we do today
I have been creating images of our natural world for over 40 years. I attended the Professional Photography Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology and was graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Finance. I have shared my photographs in numerous solo exhibitions and have had my work selected for many local, state, regional and national juried shows. During these juried shows I have been honored with over a dozen Best of Show/First Place Awards. In 2007 I was selected as one of the North Rim Grand Canyon Artists in residence. One of my photographs from this experience hangs in the permanent collection of the Grand Canyon National Park Museum. My work has also been published in numerous publications including Pennsylvania Magazine and the National Parks Magazine.
The photographs in this exhibit were created using both film and digital cameras. All prints have been made using archival pigment ink on 100% cotton rag paper. Longevity for properly displayed and stored prints is well over 100 years. 10% of the proceeds from my sales at this exhibit will be donated to non profit organizations dedicated to protecting our public lands.
Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.