‘Unruly’ art to be on exhibit

PHOTO PROVIDED J.E. Crum is seen in front of a few of her artworks.

STATE COLLEGE — J.E. Crum is exhibiting contemporary fantastical artworks this month at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe, 133 E. Beaver Ave., State College. The opening reception is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Crum is Jennifer Crum-Wilson, an art teacher in Keystone Central School District.

She has a collection of 12 original paintings and drawings on exhibition in the cafe, as well as 20 prints available of her original artworks — all for sale. The artist refers to her art as a blend of fantasy art with realistic interpretations of the self-portrait. Her work is colorful and bold, and features intricate attention to detail within the works, combining the mediums of watercolor painting and pen drawing.

Otherwise known as Jennifer Crum-Wilson, the artist is originally from the Mount Union area. She is the daughter of Fred and Bonnie Crum of Kistler, Mount Union. Jennifer is also known simply as Mrs. Wilson to her students, in grades Pre-K through fifth at Renovo, Woodward and Liberty-Curtin Elementary schools. An elementary art teacher for more than 15 years, she said she feels inspired by her students when making her artworks.

She will be available at the free kid-friendly reception tomorrow evening where light refreshments will be served.

For information about the artist’s work, contact Webster’s or visit the artist’s page on facebook (J.E. Crum).