Past Exhibits

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
thru
Jun 25
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Kaitlyn Gephart in the Jewelry Gallery


Artist Bio/Statement:
Kaitlyn Rae Gephart has been surrounded by the arts her entire life. She grew up with an artistic mother and a musical father, attending hundreds of art receptions that led her to be exposed to all types of art and music. Her home was filled with beautiful music and landscape paintings. At a young age she explored singing with her sister who perused music as a career. At the age of 14, Kaitlyn started her first job at a multi-media art store call Etcetera, Etcetera, in downtown Bellefonte, PA. This is where she was inspired by all the amazing creative artists in Central PA. She discovered that people like her were able to use art as an expression of who they were and what they love! Kaitlyn connected with an amazing jeweler, Elizabeth Hay, who became her mentor in 2007, and continues to influence her learning. In 2013 she finally had the courage to explore ideas for her own work. Today Kaitlyn’s Etsy business, Katie Rae Design’s, includes handmade sterling silver creations that incorporate semi-precious to precious gemstones, musical themed designs, and freshwater pearls. The treble clef necklaces were designed for, and inspired by, her sister’s wedding. Kaitlyn looks forward to exploring new directions in her designs.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jun 2
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Jun 25
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"Memories in Wearable Art" by Janise Crow in the Jewelry Gallery


Bio:

Janise is a juried multimedia jewelry artist whose passion is to make connections and evoke personal sentiment in wearable art form. Her jewelry connects the wearer to a cherished memory, time, event or place. She brings personal stories to life by incorporating treasured trinkets with a delicate balance of the past and present. Each component is specifically selected to convey the unique story or memory of the wearer. Janise blends a multitude of materials, colors, textures and movement to express and celebrate memories through her one-of-a-kind artistic jewelry in both custom and ready to wear jewelry.

Janise is exhibits and sells at art galleries, local businesses, the catalogs on www.SentimentalJewelryDesigns.com, www.CrowsNestArtsandCrafts.com and in her own studio gallery located in State College by appointment.

web: www.SentimentalJewelryDesigns.com

email: SentimentalJewelryDesigns@gmail.com

phone: 814-883-3862

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