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 firstname.lastname@example.org