‘Pixels and Paint … My Journey’

digital painting “Eclissi Solare.”

WILLIAMSPORT –Clinton County Arts Council member Steven L. Getz will be showcasing a collection of oil paintings, digital art and photography at Gallery 425, 425 Market St., Williamsport, from Dec. 5 to Jan. 2, 2019.

An opening reception will take place on Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery.

“I believe in exploring old and new techniques to achieve these very different end results,” Getz said about his art. “There is a sense of creative accomplishment when you can bridge these different applications to achieve a result in which viewers can appreciate the image but are also curious to know more about the process.”

The overview of Getz’s exhibit is to display a wide range of art mediums that encompass his work over the past 10 years.

The exhibit will consist of four major categories: oil painting, photography, digital painting and mixed media.

mixed media piece “Rails to Trails”

“To me, they intermingle but are also separated into their own forms of art and expression,” he said.

Getz has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College and is currently involved in If-the Idea Factory, Clinton County Arts Council and The Station Gallery; he’s an advisory board member of PA Wilds Artisan Trail, Downtown Lock Haven Inc. board member, Clinton County Tourism Advisory board member and director of the LH JAMS festival.

Getz is also involved in The Bald Eagle Art League, Art Alliance of Central Pa. and Bellefonte Museum of Art.

“To me, true creativity is a personal journey and has very little to do with impressing others,” he said. “Hopefully that is a bi-product but should not be the initiator of the process.”

Getz believes artists should never stay “satisfied or safe” with the art they create.

PHOTO PROVIDED Oil on gold foil and birch panel piece “Searching for Red.”

“Take bold steps to be different even though some may not understand or appreciate the end result,” he said. “As artists, pushing our creative talents past ‘commercially acceptable’ in some ways frees the soul to produce exceptional art.”

Getz exhibit can be viewed at Gallery 425 on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. or by appointment as well as the opening reception on Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.