Bellefonte Art Museum to showcase multiple works this fall
BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, has multiple exhibits open to the public from now until the end of September or October. These include a wide arrange of mediums including photography, pottery, painting and quilting. The following exhibits can be viewed from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday or by appointment. To set up an appointment call 814-355-4280.
ROXANNE NAYDAN IN THE SIEG GALLERY
Painter Roxanne Naydan will be showcasing some of her artwork in the Sieg Gallery from now until Sept. 30.
Roxanne’s paintings typically begin on location in the form of color notations and phrases that evoke the spirit, atmosphere, and light effects before her.
These later serve as a basis for studio works. Processes grounded in classical training soon evolve into explorations of the poetic potential inherent in the subject matter.
In seeing her subject matter – skies, waters, roads, forests, and fields, she visualizes their essence. These interpretations mirror her inner life and imagination and chart the flow of time.
Seeing and painting honestly and accurately has been important to Roxanne, but it is not her passion or primary goal. Rather, the process of editing the visual aspects of her subject matter and revealing their inherent secrets and narratives is what inspires her and seizes her imagination.
Roxanne holds a BA in art with a focus on painting and printmaking from Kean University, an MA in Art with a focus on painting from William Paterson University, and a teaching certificate in Art from Penn State University.
Her paintings have appeared locally in individual, group, and juried shows in the State College area, where she worked as a guest art teacher, as well as in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
Her graphic designs appear in Selected Poetry of Lina Kostenko: Wanderings of the Heart (Garland Publishers, 1990), which she illustrated.
THE LIGHT AND THE LENS
BY R. ANDREW HOFF
R. Andrew Hoff’s “The Light and the Lens” photography exhibit, open from now until Sept. 30, will showcase the use of light in photography.
“Light is the premier element and the basis of photography,” Hoff said. “This collection of hard and soft light images provokes a different atmosphere within each frame. As illustrated in this exhibition, the harder light induces a feeling of drama and conveys an agitated, unquiet feeling.
“The light becomes theatrical as it tries to overpower the darker spaces. Conversely the soft light images instill the opposite, calmness and serenity. Similar to the hard light photos the complexity of the opacity of colors and the grays imply mystery and questions for the viewer, just in a different context,” he said.
For over thirty years, Hoff has been honing his photography skills and for more than 15 years he’s been sharing what he has learned with fellow photography enthusiasts. The bulk of his color work features abstracts, architecture, nature and landscapes with an emphasis on color harmony and geometry with an analytical eye for abstraction within the design. Hoff’s black and white work captures the strong dynamics of positive and negative space within the composition.
Hoff has presented many educational programs, critiqued photos and juried images for numerous photographic organizations, conferences and competitions in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina.
He has taught photography at children’s summer photography camps and for adults at the Art Center of Mechanicsburg. His work has been showcased in exhibition catalogues, solo and group shows.
Hoff’s images have been accepted into regional, national and international juried shows and his work is in the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania State Museum and the Susquehanna Art Museum as well as private collections.
Hoff has a degree in communications-journalism and resides in York County, Pennsylvania.
He is the past president of the Harrisburg Camera Club serving two stints as president, most recently from 2010 to 2016 and was the developer and catalyst for the highly successful annual spring “Light and Creativity” photography workshop held at Central Penn College.
He has served as past vice-president, was the former competitions chair for over twelve years and has served for over twenty continuous years on the camera club board. His leadership, innovations and philosophical changes in the club during their transition from film to digital were crucial in the club’s survival, subsequent expansion and commitment to exhibition quality work.
Hoff’s work can be viewed on the second floor of the museum in the Photography Gallery.
JEAN FORSBERG AND DOUG MARME
IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY
This exhibit is a collaboration between painter and quilter. It was inspired by the medieval city of Sijilmasa (Seeh-Jihl-Mah-Sah) located at the northern edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Jean and Doug’s work will be on display from now until Sept. 30.
WE ARE: A VIEW FROM THE FIELD
Photographs by Gerald Lang from The Digital Photography Studio, Penn State, 1996 will be on display from now until Oct. 28.
Penn State football teams have achieved both athletic success and spawned an important and lasting tradition shared by thousands of alumni and sports enthusiasts.
The exhibit will feature the photographs of football moments made by Gerald Lang.
“The extraordinary roar and focus of the fan’s enthusiasm inside the stadium caught my attention and I turned my camera to the crowds,” Lange said about his inspiration and the images he capture.
Gerry, retired from Penn State, has an illustrious career of creating photography, embracing changes and contributing to the digital world we now all use.
THE POTTER’S GUILD OF CENTRAL PA IN THE POTTERY GALLERY
The Potter’s Guild of Central Pennsylvania will have their work on display from now until Sept. 30.
The guild was established in 1971 as a co-operative and studio workshop for local potters.
Guild members Jan Dillon, Randy Doughty, Linda Goncalves, Linda Hale, Linna Muschlitz and John Ziegler will come together for the September Grand Opening to showcase their range of work on the second floor of the museum.