Past Exhibits

Cinda Kostyak and Jennifer Shuey in the Gallery at Cool Beans

Cool Beans Coffee and Tea, located at 141 W High St, Bellefonte, PA 16823

Cinda Kostyak Artist Statement/Biography: I am a Penn State alumna with a B. A. in Art (oil painting focus), B. S. in Art Education, and a Masters in Counselor Education. I retired from Penn State University after 24 years and now enjoy a retirement filled with painting, travel, and grandchildren. I particularly enjoy following the fisherman in my life and painting en plein air be it along the bank of a trout stream, standing on a dock on a Canadian lake, or painting in a motor boat or kayak.

I am a member of the Bellefonte Art Museum, State College Art Alliance and Downtown Gallery, Carlisle Artist Learning Center, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and the Farmland Preservation Artists. My media of choice include oil, pastel, and watercolor.

Jennifer Shuey Artist Statement/Bio: Jennifer has been the Director of Development for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts since 2015. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of ClearWater Conservancy of Central Pennsylvania for nearly fifteen years. Jen is a native of Centre County. She holds a B. S. of Landscape Architecture from Penn State University and is committed to using her time and talents to make her community a better place. She is particularly interested in conserving the beautiful natural landscapes of central Pennsylvania and engaging more people in the protection
of land and water resources through her art.

Jennifer began exploring her creative side through an oil painting class at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. Later at an artist's retreat at Hameau Farm, Jennifer borrowed some pastels, experimented with this tactile medium, and fell in love with its ability to quickly capture the beauty and character of the natural landscape. Pastels are vibrant and spontaneous, and working with them gives Jen an almost meditative creative outlet.

Jennifer is a Signature Member of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society, is the Secretary of the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania, is on the Artist Registry at the Bellefonte Art Museum, and has served on the Board of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania.

Recent exhibitions that have included Jennifer's work have been found at the State College Framing Company & Gallery, the Art Alliance galleries in Downtown State College and Lemont, the HUB Gallery at Penn State, the Schlow Centre Region Library, the Green Drake Gallery in Millheim, the Bellefonte Art Museum, and the Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Jen continues to serve the conservation community as the chair of the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Advisory Committee, on the Boards of the Centre County Farmland Trust and the Mount Nittany Conservancy, and most recently as a Trustee of the Hamer Foundation.

Jennifer W. Shuey, Artist Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Nov 3
Dec 23
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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
Oct 29

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
Oct 29