Past Exhibits

Nancy Burch Brassington in the Community Gallery


Artist's Bio: I grew up in a farming community in northern Virginia. My childhood centered around work in the farmhouse, the 4-H Club and the rural church.

Southern repression and anxiety molded me. Although I cried my heart out when it was time to leave home for college, I wanted to leave behind the farm lifestyle.

The sublime experience of nature throughout my childhood, and the first Walt Disney films, “Song of the South” and “So Dear to my Heart” took me to a higher plane. Television was not yet a household item and at the age of seven Walt Disney was my first cinematic and aesthetic experience. I was “blown away” by the artificial beauty of what I saw, by the artistry and the color. At age seven I was seduced by the spirit of escapism.

The decorative layers of southern life hid my isolation, the horror of World War II, and segregation in the south.

I found my real identity decades later through creativity and the process of painting.

B.A. in Philosophy and Fine Arts
M.F.A. in Fine Arts

Community Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 29
thru
Oct 29
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Christie Clancy's Portraits & Places in the Photography Gallery


Artist's Bio: I grew up in central PA in a small town, a quiet town. Empty lots and old buildings are common. There are a lot of conversations about what used to be where. So, it's not a surprise I tend to favor things that give you a sense of nostalgia or lend themselves to be the subject of great stories. With my work, I hope the viewer can feel familiar even if they have never been there before or met that person.

I'm also a singer and social media strategist with a love of explore new or not-so-new roads with my camera and a cup of coffee.

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 29
thru
Oct 29
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Jennifer Steigerwalt and Carol Korte in the Jewelry Gallery


Carol Korte Artist Statement: "Incorporating ancient techniques with unique, contemporary design, I create jewelry for individuals seeking understated elegance and timeless fashion.

I especially love the intricate work of chain-making. Chainmaille, best known from the Medieval Ages for making armor, is a technique where wire is formed into a coil, cut into rings, then individually woven. Loop-in-Loop, dating to nearly 3000 BC, differs from chainmaille in that each ring is first fused into a closed circle, shaped, and then incorporated into a chain.

Additionally, I have begun to incorporate a technique called chasing and repoussé. This is another ancient technique, dating back nearly 5000 years, and it literally means to push metal, both from the front of the piece and the back of the piece. This same technique can be used on a much larger scale, the Statue of Liberty being a wonderful example.

As I utilize these techniques, I feel as if I am touching a piece of history. My work is a combination of sterling silver, fine silver, 14K gold-filled and 22K gold, and all of the links, clasps, earwires and other components are handmade."

Jennifer Steigerwalt Artist Statement: "In my jewelry, I strive for simplicity, flow and elegance in design with subtle details that move the light, highlight a particular color and refine the piece. I most often use natural elements including metal, stone, and found objects. My goal for my jewelry is to reflect or enhance the wearer’s mood whether they are feeling fun or serious, dressy or casual, sophisticated or uncouth, confident or hesitant. I love creating pieces that people love to wear!

This show at the Bellefonte Art Museum is my first adventure into gallery display and I am very honored to be selected to share my creations here. I need to thank my sweet family; my art mentors, Wes and Christine Glebe; and all of my friends who have encouraged me on this journey.

In addition to making jewelry and working on other craft projects, I am a mom to Isaac (age 15), Henry (age 5) and Luke (age 3) … they delight me in their individuality and they keep me on my toes! Also, I work with a supportive and creative community at Shaver’s Creek and through the BiSci3 Environmental Science Class at PSU. I love to spend time investigating the world, creating connections with others and exploring all sorts of creative endeavors."

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 29
thru
Oct 29
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