Past Exhibits

Mary Beth Wiseman in the Sieg Gallery


Artist's Bio: Mary Beth Wiseman developed a deep rapport with the natural environment as a child growing up in the Indiana Dunes country of Lake Michigan. She spent many hours exploring the woods and wetlands with her father, determined to learn all she could about the plants and animals they encountered. Her early interest in art grew during classes at Prairie Club artist (and Save the Dunes activist), Hazel Hannell's cottage in the Dunes. Mary Beth's love of nature was channeled into recording her impressions via paint, woodblock print, and clay sculpture.

Mary Beth previously created papier mache sculptures of whimsical animals. She participated in juried art shows and exhibited in galleries across the East Coast, and taught classes in North Carolina and Central Pennsylvania.

She recently returned to art after a long hiatus, during which she attained degrees in Horticultural Science and Plant Pathology from Penn State and worked as a Plant Science specialist at her beloved Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Today, Mary Beth continues her explorations, hiking along Spring Creek near Bellefonte, capturing her observations with her camera. At home, she translates the photos into portraits by hand carving her subjects into rough wooden planks, using a variety of chisels, gouges, and planes. The bas-relief carvings are then painted with acrylics. This technique, inspired by local artist Mary Cady Rubenstein, produces a stunning dimensional effect in the final piece.

Mary Beth hopes that her works will foster a greater appreciation and awareness of the amazing creatures and environment that we all share.

Sieg Gallery - 1st Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 29
thru
Oct 29
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Jonathan Preston in the Tea Room Gallery


Tea Room Gallery - 1st Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 29
thru
Oct 29
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Jean Forsberg & Gary Schubert in the Print Gallery


Gary Schubert Biography: Painter, Printmaker, Photographer artist and art collector Gary Schubert is a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and a Master of Science in Computer Science. He studied painting under Tom Nakashima and photography under Lucien Clergue. Gary works primarily in photography and computational art. Gary’s work is in many private and public collections including the Huntington Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Gary is a retired Professor of Art and Computer Science. His favorite classes to teach are Media Computation, Digital Arts, and Photography. He is a Senior Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a SIGGRAPH Pioneer (Digital Effects, Inc. NYC). Additionally he is a member of the Huntington Museum of Art, the Monongalia Arts Center, and on the WV Artists Register, as well as, the Art Alliance and on the Bellefonte Art Museum Artists Registry in Centre County Pennsylvania.

Gary Schubert Artist’s Statement:
My artwork is about the world of the mind, the world of science, and of course, the world of art. I work in many different traditional and non-traditional media, often blending the two in in new and experimental ways. My hope is that the engaged viewer will respond to my work by finding in themselves an equivalent feeling to my feeling when I created these images.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Sep 1
thru
Nov 26
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