Congratulations to our member Jackie Thomas

This handweaving created by Jackie has been accepted into the Handweavers Guild of America 2021 Small Expressions Exhibit.
All of the accepted works have just been published online in alphabetical order by artist (so, Jackie’s is near the end).  The piece will be traveling and exhibited for a year.
 

Congratulations to our member Anni Matsick

“Passing Through” received an award in the 60th annual Watercolor USA 2021 exhibition. The show is on display at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO, June 5 – August 29. Details online at https://www.sgfmuseum.org/246/Watercolor-USA  The subject is Lee Mickle, daughter of Art Alliance member Tom Mickle. It also won an award in the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Signature Watercolor Exhibition. 

Register for Plein Air Here

Plein Air will be taught by Susan Nicholas Gephart who is skilled in all mediums. For this workshop, she will help you discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape and use expressive color to capture the essence of mood and atmosphere in the sky and more. Whether you work in pastel, oil, watercolor, or acrylic, you will learn to see the depth of color and create a unique and personally expressive painting in this relaxed and upbeat studio to plein air experience.

May/June CentreArts is out!

In this issue, check out …

Featured Woodworking Artists
News from our participating organizations:
Art Alliance
Bellefonte Museum of Art
The Rivet,
3 Dots Downtown
The Makery and
the Palmer Museum of Art

This edition features several Climate related articles about:
Crafting the Climate with Tempestries
Climate Communicator
Poems featuring the environment
Bellefonte Art Museum & The Makery’s Our Beautiful Earth Summer Camp
Art Alliance Recycled Show Photos

Plus:
Upcoming Exhibitions: FemFusion & Mary Cady Retrospective

And about: Ann Echols, Printmaking at the AA, and Tom Rosenow

Click here for an online version (you can also get a PDF if you look at the bottom of the window for the download symbol)

Click here for a March/April CentreArts PDF file link

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June 2021

Painting Open Studio TUE 9AM-12PM

June 15 @ 9:00 am - August 10 @ 12:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$10

Painting Open Studio An opportunity for open studio time. No instruction provided. You may attend as suits your schedule but please email the coordinator in advance of each session if you are planning to attend so that we may ensure proper distancing is possible. Coordinator: Susan Graham, grahamarchitecture@comcast.net Fee: $10 payable each day you attend (no registration required). Tuesdays 9am-noon, begins June 15

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Plein Air with Jennifer Kane TUE 1-4PM

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - August 10 @ 4:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$135 – $185

Plein Air with Jennifer Kane In-person location to be announced with Zoom backup for bad weather days. Bring your favorite drawing materials and enjoy time with others as we observe and take inspiration from our surroundings to create mindful artworks in nature. The instructor will provide structure and guidance throughout the course. You will need a drawing board and/or easel, your own drawing materials, something to sit on, drinking water and a wide-brimmed hat. Instructor: Jennifer Kane, jenn_kane@hotmail.com Fee: $135…

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Stained Glass with Ken Plattner WED 1-4PM

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - August 11 @ 4:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$135 – $185

Stained Glass For beginning and advanced students. Beginners make a small project and learn the basics of copper foil and stained glass work. Call Ken about materials before the first class at 814-360-8571 . Instructor: Ken Plattner Fee: $135 members, $185 non-members. Wednesdays, 6-9:00pm, 8 weeks, begins June 16

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Adventures in Acrylics with Bob Placky THU 1-4PM

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$135 – $185

Adventures in Acrylics The Acrylic painting class will be an open studio approach with individual one on one instruction provided “live”. New and seasoned painters are welcomed, we will review your previous work and establish a few painting goals in the 8 week long course. The history of Acrylics and foundation skills will be presented with an overview of Masterworks of Art. Students will be given a weekly Acrylic challenge during the first 5 weeks; these challenges will be shared…

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Open Studio with Model THU 6-9PM

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - August 12 @ 9:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$10

Open Studio An opportunity to work from a model in the medium of your choice. Coordinator: Tom Mickle, tommickle@gmail.com Fee: $10 per session on a drop-in basis, no preregistration required. Thursdays, 6-9:00pm, begins June 17

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Studio to Plein Air: Seeing Expressive Color in All Mediums w/ Susan Nicholas 06/25 & 26

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 26, 2021

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden, 177 Rimmey Road
Centre Hall, PA 16828 United States
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$225 – $275

Sponsor: Art Alliance of Central PA Title: Studio to Plein Air: Seeing Expressive Color in All Mediums Location: Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden ( http://www.rhoneymeade.org/ ) Instructor: Susan Nicholas Gephart Contact: www.SNicholasArt.com, SNicholasArt@gmail.com, 814-360-2116 Dates: Friday and Saturday, June 25 & 26, 2021 Time: 9am to 4pm Price: $275.00 for nonmembers and $225.00 for Art Alliance members Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape, and use expressive color to capture the essence of mood and atmosphere in…

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July 2021

Wildlife Cards in Watercolor & Pen – July 16 7-9PM

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$20

Wildlife Cards in Watercolor & Pen - July 16th Wildlife images on Cards with the loose flowing sense of watercolors and just the right amount of pen to touch in some details. Instructor: Michele Rivera, mxr194@gmail.com Fee: $20

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Art Layers (Landscape) July 23 7-9PM

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$20

Art Layers (Landscape) - July 23rd Let's create a landscape with the layering of many different materials. Instructor: Michele Rivera, mxr194@gmail.com Fee: $20

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Creative Journaling – July 30 7-9PM

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$20

Creative Journaling - July 30th Discuss various avenues to enhance your art journaling, then create a page filled with creative energy. Instructor: Michele Rivera, mxr194@gmail.com Fee: $20

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Fem-Fusion: Virtual Art and the Written Word.

Click here to view Fem-Fusion’s Virtual Book.

Join us for a special poetry reading

Presented by Centre County Theater and Dance Festival

at the Art Center in Lemont
Friday, June 11, 7 to 8:30 pm

Studio to Plein Air: All Mediums with Susan Nicholas Gephart

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Susan was recently honored with an invitation to be International Faculty for Pastel Live, the world’s first global virtual pastel conference!

Register for Summer Camps Now!

Summer Camp Registration Link

As part of our Outreach Series, Visit AA Member Leslie Shelleman Show at the DID in State College

127 South Fraser Street, State College, PA

Do you use Amazon to deliver your stuff?

Yes? Well, did you know that you can use smile.amazon.com and choose the Art Alliance of Central Penn and Amazon will donate a (small) percentage of your purchase to the Art Alliance? It’s true! With NO cost to you!

Just go to https://smile.amazon.com and find the AmazonSmile drop down menu to go to the settings and choose Art Alliance of Central Penn (that’s us). It’s simple! 

We know it is a small thing, but as you know, those small things, they add up! And we really appreciate it and all you do for the Art Alliance.