Past Exhibits

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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Roxanne Naydan in the Sieg Gallery


Artist’s statement: Roxy’s paintings typically begin on location in the form of color notations and phrases that evoke the spirit, atmosphere, and light effects before her. These later serve as a basis for studio works. Processes grounded in classical training soon evolve into explorations of the poetic potential inherent in the subject matter. In seeing her subject matter - skies, waters, roads, forests, and fields, she visualizes their essence. These interpretations mirror her inner life and imagination and chart the flow of time.

Seeing and painting honestly and accurately has been important to Roxanne, but it is not her passion or primary goal. Rather, the process of editing the visual aspects of her subject matter and revealing their inherent secrets and narratives is what inspires her and seizes her imagination.

Bio: Roxanne Naydan holds a BA in art with a focus on painting and printmaking from Kean University, an MA in Art with a focus on painting from William Paterson University, and a teaching certificate in Art from Penn State University. Her paintings have appeared locally in individual, group, and juried shows in the State College area, where she worked as a guest art teacher, as well as in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Her graphic designs appear in Selected Poetry of Lina Kostenko: Wanderings of the Heart (Garland Publishers, 1990), which she illustrated.

Sieg Gallery - 1st Floor

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