Painting with Dirt, just before Earth Day!

This Saturday was "Painting with Dirt", a segment of the Science of Fibers workshop at the Station Gallery. Getting in touch with dirt just before Earth Day was both fun and enlightening. Thanks Jan and Jackie!!!
(photos by Peggy and Carol)

Instructors, left to right, Jackie Thomas and Jan Riggio . Jan presented a technique of painting with various kinds of dirt from various US states with the addition of mineral pigments and others vehicles. Jackie introduced us to “mud cloth”.

Instructors, left to right, Jackie Thomas and Jan Riggio . Jan presented a technique of painting with various kinds of dirt from various US states with the addition of mineral pigments and others vehicles. Jackie introduced us to “mud cloth”.

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Word and Art exhibit draws a great crowd

submitted by Carol Cillo

Our second year into combining the creative efforts of visual artists and poets produced a wonderful evening for viewing the results of those creative passions. Once again, artists provided images to poets to write a new poem, and poets provided poems to artists to create a new piece of visual art. Both were exhibited together so everyone could see the impressions each derived from those inspirations.

Many poems were read, and some artists were willing to explain their own process and the emotion involved in creation of their art works. More of an open forum for discussion, we soon found out that our next efforts will have to allow for inclusion of all artists and poets to express the “how” and “why” of the final products produced.

We had a few poets and artists who found each other’s work inspiring enough to continue working together, evolving into published works and creative connections: Photographer and board member Karen Elias along with LHU professor, Marjorie Maddox Hafer displayed several pieces together, including copies of Marjorie’s book, Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation. Poet Jared Conti shared his writing expertise again with visual artist, Sarah Smeltz.

We had some new entries, and repeat exhibitors to fill the room with creative energy!

We were all engaged in listening to the inspired readings by the poets…

We were all engaged in listening to the inspired readings by the poets…

Artist Rita Bower created this multi media piece from a poem by Tiffany Bernard “Letter from My Father”

Artist Rita Bower created this multi media piece from a poem by Tiffany Bernard “Letter from My Father”

work by artist, Tommy Greico inspired a poem by Jared Conti.

work by artist, Tommy Greico inspired a poem by Jared Conti.

artist Dave Becker enjoying work by Karen Elias

artist Dave Becker enjoying work by Karen Elias

Those who do work in Williamsport at the Pajama Factory were some of the exhibiting artists and are also there to support their artistic peers and friends! It is wonderful to pull together our nearby communities in order to celebrate the arts. All are standing in front of Tommy Grieco’s piece, ‘Blue”…he is pictured in front.

Those who do work in Williamsport at the Pajama Factory were some of the exhibiting artists and are also there to support their artistic peers and friends! It is wonderful to pull together our nearby communities in order to celebrate the arts. All are standing in front of Tommy Grieco’s piece, ‘Blue”…he is pictured in front.

Conversation and explanation made the evening very inspiring… Jared Conti, co-curator (shown at left) helped to bring together an exciting evening of poets and poetry along with the CCAC art exhibit at the Station Gallery.

Conversation and explanation made the evening very inspiring… Jared Conti, co-curator (shown at left) helped to bring together an exciting evening of poets and poetry along with the CCAC art exhibit at the Station Gallery.

CCAC/BEAL combo exhibit 2019

Everyone had a great time while enjoying the works entered by members of the Clinton County Arts Council and the Bald Eagle Art League! Ribbon awards were announced after being judged by Jason Bronner of Lock Haven University’s Art Department. A People’s Choice award was also selected by visitors during the night’s reception, the winner was Christina Smith, “Do You Trust Me?” acrylic painting.

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Second Place: Mickey Mapstone/Surviving the Holocaust

Second Place: Mickey Mapstone/Surviving the Holocaust

Third place: Susan Nicholas Gephart/Susquehanna River View

Third place: Susan Nicholas Gephart/Susquehanna River View

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VISUAL ART AND SPEAKING WORD EXHIBIT

“A great night of creative sharing between poets, artists and their viewing and listening public. It was wonderful to see the engaged viewers, reading and then perusing the art from top to toe, thinking of how the two creative minds envisioned different things. Several poems were read, but that is only a taste of what is to come! All of the poems will be read at a follow-up event to be held at the Avenue 209 Coffee House. It was a pleasure to pull this exhibit together with the help of Jared Conti working on the poetry end of the equation!” Carol Cillo

Poet and poetry organizer, Jared Conti, read his poem “Alice, In Her Shoes” as shown to the right as a piece of artwork, created by Sarah Smeltz

Poet and poetry organizer, Jared Conti, read his poem “Alice, In Her Shoes” as shown to the right as a piece of artwork, created by Sarah Smeltz

Rita Bower and Marianne Olivo.

Rita Bower and Marianne Olivo.

Poets described their process of viewing the art and creating the poem.

Poets described their process of viewing the art and creating the poem.

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Pres. Carol Ann Simon Cillo reading her poem about Jackie Thomas’ “Two White Monkeys”

Pres. Carol Ann Simon Cillo reading her poem about Jackie Thomas’ “Two White Monkeys”

Steve Bower and Steve Getz in deep discussion!

Steve Bower and Steve Getz in deep discussion!

Photographer, Bruce Wallace, contemplating the work of Jackie Thomas!

Photographer, Bruce Wallace, contemplating the work of Jackie Thomas!

Thanks to board member, Fred Bucheit, for taking photos!

List of participants:

ARTISTS:

Joe Bitner

Rita Bower

Carol Ann Simon Cillo

Karen Elias

Ann Marie Furdock

Steve Getz

Cameron Goodworth

Marianne Olivo

Sarah Smeltz

Dave Stabley

Deborah Stabley

Jackie Thomas

Bruce Wallace

 

POETS:

Tiffany M. Bernard

Carol Ann Simon Cillo

Jim Colbert

Jared A. Conti

Karen Elias

Austin Gscheidle 

Marjorie Maddox Hafer

Keith Zyair Meredith

Austin Miller

Ryan Douglas Rose

Emily Smith-Heywood

Charley Springer

Gina Marie Thompson

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION FOR CLAIRA HEITZENRATER

Claira talking to LHU Art professor, Raymond Heffner, while people enjoy the exhibit.

Claira talking to LHU Art professor, Raymond Heffner, while people enjoy the exhibit.

Claira, left, and Carol, CCAC president to her right. Both received degrees from Edinboro University of PA, and enjoyed sharing memories of making art on campus.

Claira, left, and Carol, CCAC president to her right. Both received degrees from Edinboro University of PA, and enjoyed sharing memories of making art on campus.

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Claira’s exhibit will be in the gallery until October 6, 2018

Claira’s exhibit will be in the gallery until October 6, 2018

MORE DESCRIPTIONS OF FRIDAY'S OPENING RECEPTION AWARD RESULTS!

Judges commentary:

The entire group of artworks were felt to have executed the theme very well, and used the recycled or repurposed materials in a very creative way. Jim Bright gave his congratulations to all the participants.

His comments for the winners were as follows:

1st place -  PRESENCE! This piece takes over any room that it is in.  It has great way of making the viewer smile, and has a great sense of wonder.

2nd place - PERSONALITY! Outstanding use of materials, with a great contrast of theft fabric and the industrial support.  The subjects are beautifully handled, especially the contours, sewing and edges. Very skillful and playful.

3rd place - The marriage of materials is wonderful! The "handle" appears as part of the form.  This is great mystery about this piece. "I would enjoy living with this work"

4th place- This sculptural wall piece creates great movement... Its subjects use their gaze to move the viewer's eye straight, left, down and back into the work.  It leans out to great us!

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the glass of artist Jessi Moore

the works of artist, Jessi Moore, fill the Station Gallery with the unique use of glass in her chosen medium...using Pate de Verre.  Her Sky and Sea works seem lighter-than-air with the texture of sugar, creating contemporary forms in beautiful soft colors.  Make sure you visit the gallery before the show exits on April 7th.

(photos courtesy Steve Getz)

artist Jessi Moore at the Station Gallery, Lock Haven, PA

artist Jessi Moore at the Station Gallery, Lock Haven, PA

by Jessi Moore

by Jessi Moore

Check out other info. online on this method at:

https://www.cmog.org/video/p-te-de-verre

and about her work as a museum glassmaker:

https://blog.cmog.org/2014/11/20/meet-a-museum-glassmaker-jessi-moore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-a-museum-glassmaker-jessi-moore 

Station Gallery will be closed from January 8 - January 31 and don't forget to renew your membership for 2018!

The gallery will be open until January 7th, when artists who are exhibiting in the Holiday Show will come in to remove their artwork.

We will not have regular hours during the remainder of January so we can clean up the gallery and make any repairs,...plus it allows all of you to keep warm and toasty in your homes!

  • Don't forget to renew your membership for 2018, if you have not done so.
  • WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

We have tons of fresh ideas for events, learning about the arts and fabulous new exhibits coming up for 2018.  Be sure to check the website for the new calendar, which should be coming soon.

Our first exhibit for 2018 will be opening on February 16, 2018, and will be works from the Lock Haven University permanent collection and student art representing their creative spark from this past season.  We are honored to have this collaboration with faculty and students kick off our next year of artistic inspiration and excitement!

SHUTTERFLIES 2017 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

Shutterflies 2017 was very successful and a super creative outlet for our Clinton County students! We have attached a handful of images showing them in action.

Many of them completed some excellent final works, using our technology and even used their own cellphones. They also completed a lesson in cyanotypes one day, which gave them a deeper knowledge of the photographic process.

Our Instructors this year were two recent Lycoming College grads who are heading off to grad school in California – Emma Daniels as our lead instructor, assisted by Samantha Cutrona. 

Thank you all again!  The students were so enthusiastic and we know that they are anxious to continue their photographic endeavors!

Thanks to our generous sponsor, Woodlands Bank!

2017 Shutterflies at the Station Gallery
Shutterflies 2017 exhibit works to parents & friends
left to right:  Rich Wykoff/board member & Shutterflies volunteer, Sami Cutrona/Assistant Instructor, Emma Daniels/Lead Instructor, Carol Ann Simon Cillo/ CCAC President

left to right:  Rich Wykoff/board member & Shutterflies volunteer, Sami Cutrona/Assistant Instructor, Emma Daniels/Lead Instructor, Carol Ann Simon Cillo/ CCAC President

2017 Shutterflies

Winners of the Juried Regional Photo Show 2017

Thanks to all who contributed to making this year's photo show a success: the photographers who entered the show, Linda and Robert Hale who judged, Peg Johnston and Fred Bucheit who helped hang the exhibit, and Fred again who took photos at the opening.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Brigandi, Gleghorn and Associates for the 2017 Juried Regional Photo Exhibit.  They have graciously sponsored this award since 2012.

Judy and Stuart Olinsky also sponsored an additional cash award for this exhibit. 

Best in ShowAngel of the Fold by Jeff Mathison

First PlaceSolitude Expired by Doug Bauman

2nd PlaceStreaming Reality by Doug Bauman

3rd Place: What Do You See? by Marilyn Willis

Honorable MentionRed and Tracks of my Tears by Chuck Fong

 

People's Choice Awards:

First Place: The Susquehanna by Sandy Considine

2nd Place: Loyalsock Legend by Bob Crain

3rd Place: The Gymnast by Chuck Fong

Winners of the CCAC/BEAL Combo Show!

A great night, full of art, friendly people and insightful commentary by our visiting judges!

Thanks to all who entered their artwork, hung the exhibit, provided refreshments and helped to clean up after the excitement was over.  It takes a lot of creativity and teamwork - and thank goodness, our community is full of both!

Best in Show - Layers by John C. Bierly

Best in Show - Layers by John C. Bierly

First Place - Sefl-Portrait by Bibi S. Brion

First Place - Sefl-Portrait by Bibi S. Brion

Second Place - Quiet Cove by Patricia Neely

Second Place - Quiet Cove by Patricia Neely

Third Place - Bouteille de raku jeu by Greg Renn

Third Place - Bouteille de raku jeu by Greg Renn

Honorable Mention - Chink by Donna Britton

Honorable Mention - Chink by Donna Britton

Honorable Mention - Icon by Ann Marie Furdock

Honorable Mention - Icon by Ann Marie Furdock

Honorable Mention - Alayna by Samia Campbell

Honorable Mention - Alayna by Samia Campbell

Honorable Mention - Thingvellir, Iceland 5 by Philip Huber

Honorable Mention - Thingvellir, Iceland 5 by Philip Huber

Station Gallery Features Trunk Show Days

Lock Haven’s Downtown shopping season officially starts on Saturday, December 3rd! And, so does an exciting new shopping opportunity! The Clinton County Arts Council’s Station Gallery will hold special “Trunk Show Sales” featuring invited artists on weekends before the holidays. Our invited “Trunk-Show Artists” will be present during special hours for one day only.  This is a great time to meet the artist, get special insight into their work and shop the special items they will be bringing for that day.

 

Saturday, December 3 - Trunk show artist hours 11 AM – 4PM

Carol Ann Simon Cillo has recently completed her solo exhibit at the Pajama Factory, and currently is showing works at the Genetti Grille gallery in Williamsport.

She will be bringing hand-built works using organic shapes and highly textured or carved and painted surfaces. Ceramic wall-reliefs include contemporary forest landscapes, functional bowls & vessels with unique glaze combinations, and small canvases or ornaments, suitable for holiday gift giving.

Forest Wall Relief / Carol Ann Simon Cillo

Forest Wall Relief / Carol Ann Simon Cillo

 

Sunday, December 4 - Trunk show artist hours 1 PM – 4PM

Deb Stabley is a nationally known ceramic artist whose functional works include whimsically decorated cups, vases, bowls & platters – usually showing elements from nature, like animals and plant life. Deb’s earthenware bowls and platters are hand-built and beautifully decorated with underglazes and glazes, perfect for gifts under the tree, or for use on your own holiday table this season.

vases / Deb Stabley

vases / Deb Stabley

 

Saturday, December 10 - Trunk show artist hours 9PM – 4PM

Bruce Wallace is a photographer who finds beauty, humor and pathos, wherever he points his lens, whether in the Great Smoky Mountains, the beaches and mangroves of Sanibel Island, the streets of New York, Philadelphia or Atlanta, or his adopted home of north central Pennsylvania. Bruce’s primary interests are landscape and street photography and environmental portraiture.

Memory #3 / Bruce Wallace

Memory #3 / Bruce Wallace

 

Check weekly for additional featured artists!

The Station Gallery’s regular hours will be available to shop the Member’s Show

from November 25th to January 8th. 

So be sure to visit the Station Gallery to browse & shop!

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The Clinton County Arts Council’s Station Gallery is a Non-profit Organization.

A portion of all sales goes towards the programs and continued operation of the gallery.