Red Hot!!! Recycled Show

Join the virtual reception from 6pm to 8pm Friday, April 23 and visit in person April 24 and 25 from 12noon to 4pm at the Art Center (818 Pike Street, Lemont)

Call for Entry Members Show 2021

Kish Bank Expect More Store: Earthworks

2021 Recycled Show: Red Hot!!!

Visit in person Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, from noon to 4pm

Virtual Gallery Coming Soon!

Join the 2021 Recycled Show: Red Hot!!! Virtual Reception by clicking here

Call for Entry: The Members Show

Click here to enter (AA Members Only)

Only One Spring Pop-Up Art Alliance Class Left.

Click on the title below to find out more and to sign up online.

Friday, April 307–9 pm 
Instructor: Nicole Packard

Learn how to use your watercolor paints to create a beautiful layered flower painting. Artist Nicole Packard will lead you through the process over zoom.

You will need a sheet of watercolor paper, watercolor paints (tubes or palettes at fine), paint brushes, and a pencil.

Summer Camps 2021

Summer Camps are Around the Corner!!!

Click here to sign up ONLINE

We will have weekly camps this summer for young artists from age 5 to teens. We will be following all recommendations from the CDC that are in place when we begin our camps.

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.

Kish Bank Expect More Store: Earthworks

114 South Allen Street Mon thru Fri 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am to noon

 

EARTH WORKS, an art display featuring the landscape photography of Art Heim partnered with ceramics pieces by members of the Art Alliance Potters Guild, is on display at the Kish Bank, Expect More Store, 114 South Allen Street, March 1 Through April 30. 

This is the first collaboration between the KISH Bank and the Art Alliance of Central PA. Kish Bank has long been a supporter of the arts, hosting shows for the last several years and participating in the First Fridays sponsored by the Downtown State College Improvement District.  This show will be the first with the Kish Bank, Expect More Store joining the Art Alliance Outreach Exhibitions Program. 

Art Heim is an established photographer with the majority of his works depicting nature.  After spending two years in the Peace Corps in Africa, he has continued to travel the world capturing images of the natural splendor.  Says Heim “My primary artistic interest lies in the graphic interpretation of the beauty and uniqueness of the natural environment through landscape, wildlife and cultural imagery and a deep desire to share the work for the enjoyment of others”.  On current display are 33 of his images including exotic landscapes from 3 continents and local attractions such as Black Moshannon, Whipples Dam, Watkins Glen and PSU campus.

EARTH WORKS also includes 18 pieces showing some of the diversity of 9 local ceramicists who are members of the Art Alliance Potters Guild. These pieces include sculptural forms by Linda Hale, a set of maracas by Jan Dillon, a life-sized rooster by Mark Messenger and platters by Melanie Rosenberger. Other Earth Works clay artists include Randy Doughty, Holly Foy, Tiffany Friday, Linda Gonclaves and Linna Muschlitz.

EARTHWORKS was conceived and curated by Holly Foy with assistance from Jan Dillon. Both are members of the Art Alliance and the Potters Guild.  Most items on display may be purchased by contacting the Art Alliance.  This show can be viewed during Bank Hours and masks are required.

March/April CentreArts is out!

In this issue, check out …

EARTH WORKS art exhibition at KISH BANK
Art Alliance studio art classes, exhibitions, camps and pop-up art classes
Potters Guild celebration — Turning 50!
Featured Artists, Ceramic edition
Ingrid Booz Morejohn’s Heads & Tails project Work In Progress
News from our friends at the Bellefonte Art Museum, The Rivet, The Makery & 3 Dots Downtown.

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

ART ALLIANCE EXHIBITION SCHEDULE 2021

Figurative Exhibition

Recycled Show

April 23–25
Art Alliance Art Center
Anni Matsick, Chair

Members Show

May and June
Kish Expect More Store
Christina McNeill, Chair

Fem Fusion

June 4–13
Art Alliance Art Center
Stacie Bird, Chair

Square Show

October
Art Alliance Art Center
Jim Bright, Chair

Abstraction Show

November 5–14
Art Alliance Art Center
Michele Randall

The Board of the Art Alliance is excited to announce this Exhibition Schedule for 2021. Our shows this spring in the Art Center will be hybrid events with viewing in-person by appointment and a virtual component.

This is an ambitious schedule and we need VOLUNTEERS to make it happen. Tasks include helping to install exhibitions, receive and return work, and coordinate calls for entry and advertising with staff. Additionally for shows in the Art Center help is needed in repairing and painting walls. This is a great way to get to know other artists in our organization and contribute to our success!  To volunteer please send an email to artalliance05@gmail.com.

With the closing of our Downtown Gallery we lost some exhibition space.  Fortunately our friends at the Kish Expect More Store on S. Allen St. have invited us to use their beautiful lobby and offices for exhibitions.  The months of May and June will feature our Members Show. Other months will be available for solo or group shows and we will be sending more information about this later.

We are also scheduling shows for the Downtown Improvement District office in the MLK Plaza. It is a great space with plenty of wall space and good lighting. For more information on having a show of your work at the DID please email us at artalliance05@gmail.com.

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.

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March 2021

Watercolor & Pen Pop-Up with Nicole Packard 7-9 PM Fri

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$15

Watercolor & Pen Pop-Up with Nicole Packard  Program Description Join us for an evening of relaxation and painting from the comfort of your home. Learn how to mix watercolor with black pen to add a bold technique to any of your watercolors. Artist Nicole Packard will lead you through the process over zoom. Required Supplies You will need a sheet of watercolor paper, watercolor paints (tubes or palettes at fine), paint brushes, a black pen (micron pens are best but…

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Introduction to Making Wet Felt with Judith Finklestein 10am–12pm Saturday

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States + Google Map
$20

Introduction to Making Wet Felt Program Description I have been producing felt for 20 plus years. The more I do, the more the medium leads to new paths. Felting is dynamic, tactile, color play, embellishments, flat, wearable, sculpted. No expensive tools necessary. As with most artwork,  your hands are your best tools. This class is designed for the novice. You will learn how to lay out fibers, how to choose embellishments, how to felt/full fibers into a cohesive fabric. I…

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Paint-Along with Lena Thynell 1-4 PM Wed

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States + Google Map
$40

Paint-Along with Lena Thynell  Program Description Paint along with Lena! She will send students a picture in advance and will ask students to have a drawing ready so everyone can start painting when the session begins. Critique Included. Special Notes PLEASE NOTE: This is a TWO session class: March 17 and March 31. Our registration platforms -- both online and via Zoom -- do not allow us to show the class as missing a week. Therefore, when you use them…

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April 2021

Illustrative Drawing with Nicole Packard 7-9 PM Fri

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$15

Illustrative Drawing with Nicole Packard Program Description Join us for a fun evening of whimsical drawing. Perfect for card making or a piece of art to hang on your wall. You can create your own version of this cute bunny picture with artist Nicole Packard. You will need a sheet of watercolor paper, watercolor paints (tube or palettes), and paint brushes, and a black pen (micron pens are best but any pen will work).

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Chalk Pastel Flower Pop Up with Nicole Packard 7-9 PM Fri

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$15

Chalk Pastel Flower Pop Up with Nicole Packard Program Description Are you interested in learning how to use chalk pastels? Join artist Nicole Packard in creating your own version of this beautiful pastel picture. You don’t even have to leave your home. The class will be held on zoom and all you need is a set of chalk pastels, one piece of multimedia paper or watercolor, and a few paper towels. Required Supplies Set of chalk pastels, one piece of…

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Reduction Linocut: Afternoon Class with Ingrid Booz Morejohn 1-4PM Mon

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$130

Reduction Linocut: Afternoon Class with Ingrid Booz Morejohn Program Description Learn reduction linocut printmaking, where all colors are printed from the same block, instead of a separate carved block per color. You will be shown several methods of creating color prints and create two color reduction prints. You will make your own registration jig and learn how to edition a print run. Throughout the course you will be supported with weekly online classes, contact with your fellow students, links and…

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Reduction Linocut: Evening Class with Ingrid Booz Morejohn 6-9PM Mon

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$130

Reduction Linocut: Evening Class with Ingrid Booz Morejohn Program Description Learn reduction linocut printmaking, where all colors are printed from the same block, instead of a separate carved block per color. You will be shown several methods of creating color prints and create two color reduction prints. You will make your own registration jig and learn how to edition a print run. Throughout the course you will be supported with weekly online classes, contact with your fellow students, links and…

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Drawing with Inks with Jennifer Kane 1-4PM Tue

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 11, 2021

ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States + Google Map
$130

Drawing with Inks with Jennifer Kane Program Description In this class, we will be drawing with dip pens and ink, as well as creating washes and areas of texture. Each week features new warmups, demonstrations, and practice sessions tailored to the needs of class participants. This is a delightful medium that allows the artist to work quickly and enjoy spontaneous results.

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Stained Glass with Ken Plattner 6-9 PM Wed

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$130

Stained Glass with Ken Plattner Program Description 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.

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Acrylics II with Robert Placky 12-3 PM Thu

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 13, 2021

ZOOM Class, Your computer PA United States
$130

Acrylics II with Robert Placky  Program Description This class is recommended for seasoned artists and students who have taken Acrylic 101 and feel comfortable painting with acrylics. This class will focus on idea development using a theme while we survey three major art styles. Explorations in Realism, Abstraction and Surrealism will develop an approach to planning a final painting as well as evolve ways to advance your "artist voice". The class will expand on ideas of context and metaphor as…

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Kish Bank Expect More Store: Earthworks Show

Monday thru Friday 10am to 5 pm Saturdays 9am to noon

 

Register today for Studio to Plein Air: All Mediums with Susan Nicholas Gephart

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