Piece In Progress

by Jennifer Kane Oil paintings in progress: 1) laying in the composition with line in ivory black oil paint and brush 2) laying in translucent tone with ivory black oil paint and rag 3) following tonal underpainting to apply oil color with a painting knife 4) working wet on wet…

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Lemont Fest, Central PA’s Emerging Arts Festival

Summer has officially arrived, and for many artists and collectors that means “festival season!” Like visiting galleries, taking classes, or creating your own work, strolling through your local arts festival with a bit of street food while music fills the air (and dodging the occasional thunderstorm!) is an integral part…

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Teaching Painting: A Growth Opportunity

Teaching can be an important component of being a working artist. It leads to further study, clarification, and immersion into art. Interacting with students provides a wider perspective, a release from the self-focus inherently required to make one’s own art, and the reward of facilitating the growth of others. Preparing…

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The Expanding Arts in Central Pennsylvania


Has anyone else noticed the growing arts movement in our community? A recent rise in exhibitions, the number of art venues, and practicing artists are only a few indicators. Two organizations in our community are leading a wellspring of local creativity and providing unique benefits to lovers of art across…

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Bite-sized Art Experiences


story by Adrienne Waterston Looking to check out the art scene in State College without committing to anything in particular? First Friday State College is a great option! The Downtown State College website says, “First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live…

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Taking “buying local” to the art market

L0068368 Louis (Ludwig) de Wette (Frame only)

story by Adrienne Waterston I am sure you have all seen the bumper stickers promoting “Pennsylvania – Buy Fresh Buy Local.” This is a statewide take on a national movement to do just what it says, “Buy Local,” primarily in regard to food. This very important movement promotes local food…

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