Tana Reiff in the Print Gallery
Bio: Tana Reiff worked as a teacher of adult literacy and English, communications specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and instructor of linguistics at Millersville University. She is the author of fiction and folktales at an easy reading level. After studying photography and darkroom in the 1970s, she returned to art photography many years later. An obsession with signs that tell the story of a culture became a book, Signs of Lancaster County: A Photographic Tour of Amish Country (Schiffer Publishing), which led to a deeper dive into rural scenes, abstract nature, and wildflower macros. Her work is shown regularly at CityFolk Gallery in Lancaster and won Second Prize in the 2017 Discover Lancaster Photography Contest. Her Instagram account, @tana_reiff, is a busy place. She holds degrees from Kutztown University and Temple University and lives in Lancaster.
Artist statement: Having worked with language for many years, my mind has taken an exhilarating turn to the visual. On photo outings, I compose images with whatever catches the light and my eye. I like to think I’m making pictures that no one else has seen in quite the same way. This show represents a variety of my favorite recent photographs on paper and canvas.
Print Gallery - 2nd FloorFridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Kitty Savel in the Jewelry Gallery
Artist statement: Crocheting with Wire and Beads has provided an awesome artistic journey for me. I took a Crochet with Wire and Beads class four years ago at the annual Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. Well, the process captured my imagination. Since then, I have used the technique to design my own necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
I love recycling semi-precious stone beads and vintage beads from necklaces I find at thrift stores, flea markets and consignment shops. I use these found treasures in my pieces. I also incorporate pendants in my necklaces that I enhance with wire weaving.
These days, when I am not teaching clinicians how to use software, I spend a lot of my free time creating and designing. Now, I teach Crochet with Wire and Beads at several Pittsburgh venues including the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, the Society for Contemporary Craft and the East Suburban Art League. When I teach I encourage my students to use their imagination and come up with their own color schemes. The results are incredible."
Jewelry Gallery - 2nd FloorFridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment