Past Exhibits

"Live in Full Bloom" by Lori Fisher in the Community Gallery


Live in Full Bloom

Artist Statement: I love surrounding myself with color, patterns and textures. This love of vibrant color and style is usually present in my painting as well. When given this opportunity to exhibit, I knew I wanted to create a show full of color and life. What better way to do this than with flowers. Having completed the first few paintings, I discovered I was only choosing flowers that were fully blossomed and realized that this was a reflection of my life. I believe there are two types of people in this world, those who are living and those who are existing. Many people pass each day with the same routine, void of any expectation, desire or initiative merely doing what is required of them, only to get up the next day and do it all again - they exist. Others live each day to the fullest, making the most of every opportunity to create new challenges and adventures, they find pleasure in the small things and welcome a change in routine - they live.

Although some days may get crazy and a bit overwhelming, I always choose to look up, feel the sun on my face, and Live in Full Bloom.

Bio: Lori is currently the Gallery Manager for the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County where she curates several galleries and manages the daily museum operations. She enjoys working with and promoting local artists in her community. Lori has shown her work in several exhibitions in the Bellefonte and State College area including the Bellefonte Art Museum, the Gamble Mill Gallery, Watermarke Community Art Show, the Schlow Library Juried Exhibition and the State College Framing Company and Gallery. Lori has completed several commissioned pieces of fine art and commercial signage.

Community Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jun 2
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Jun 25
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Classic Vehicles - Multiple Artist Juried Show


Celebrate June, including the 29th Annual "Bellefonte Cruise" and Father's Day, with a display of images of Classic Vehicles as seen through the eyes of some of the area's best photographers!

Robert Baumbach
Jonathan Beightol
R Thomas Berner
Stacie Bird
Anne Cortese
Linda Hale
Elizabeth Pennock
Gary Schubert
Kathy Smith
John Sharkey
Jeni Kocher Zerphy

Photography Gallery, 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jun 2
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Jun 25
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Diane Maurer in the Sieg Gallery


Artist Statement:

An Imagined world inspires my paper collage.

I begin my collages by marbling, paste painting, and dyeing paper to create the colors and textures that are essential to my artwork. Then I tear, cut and combine multiple layers of patterned papers and handmade paper to suggest fanciful and surrealistic landscapes and seascapes. An imaginary woodland plant on a mossy slope, a romanticized view of a mountain in autumn or a rogue ocean wave might become the subject of a work.

Biography: Diane Maurer’s paper and fiber art has been exhibited throughout the world. Her work is represented in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Dutch Royal Library and the Museum of Antiquities, Urumqi, China. Commissions include designs for Lenox China, Godiva Chocolates, the White House and numerous book publishers. Diane has taught collage and surface design techniques throughout the United States and made guest appearances on several television shows including Martha Stewart Living. She is the author of thirteen books about paper art and collage.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jun 2
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Jun 25
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