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Join us for "(Em)Bodied," the new show at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, January 6-29

Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 7–9pm
Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S Fraser St. State College, PA 16801

On view: January 6–29, 2017

In (Em)Bodied, eight Centre County artists are tasked with contemplating the role of the body within the every day. Translating this central theme through a variety of artistic media, we as viewers are asked to investigate our own existential purpose within the larger scope of our worlds.

The human body acts as the epicenter of experience. We live each moment within the shelter of our bodies, filtering our perceptions, feelings, and lived experiences through the layers of our own physicality in an effort to make meaning from our environment. In this way, our unique peculiarities help to shape our identities and in turn our identities help to shape our understanding.

Featured artists: Chris Bittner, J.E. Crum, Chuck Fong, Chin-Hsien Lin, Anne Therese Pelikan, Sofi Skidgel, Mary Sullivan, Genevieve Williamson

Visit the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown's website for hours and more information about the artists and the show!

Winter Classes are up!

Register for classes now online! Click on this link to go to our online registration system where you can use the Winter 2017 Adult Ed link to see a list of our classes and sign up with your account! (you can also always find this link in the side bar or at the bottom of the page under Online Registration)

Or click here for a PDF of the courses and send us your choices and a payment by mail to PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

Or stop by the office at 818 Pike Street, Lemont, in the back of the Gallery Shop.

Or call us! 814-234-2740!

Our Members' Artwork Around Town -- Outreach Exhibitions

These outreach exhibitions that are in place throughout town accomplish two of our goals as your community art organization. They provide the opportunity for individuals to be inspired by art in places they go for other reasons - banks, theatres, libraries and retirement communities. For our featured artist members, these exhibitions allow them to take their work, usually sold in galleries and juried shows, and present it in a more public venue.

Our current outreach exhibitions in the community:

BB&T Bank, College Ave. downtown Debbie Lintal, watercolor Dec & Jan
BB&T Bank, N. Atherton near Giant Debbie Lintal, watercolor Dec & Jan
Juniper Village at Brookline Nicole Packard, abstract Jan
BB&T Bank, E. College Ave, near Nittany Mall Harriet Rosenberg,
photography/papercuts
Dec & Jan
Village at Penn State ?? October
The State Theatre Diane Maurer, paper collage November
SPE Fed Credit Union, Science Park Dr. Sarah Pollack, watercolors Dec & Jan
Portfolio, A Salon Nicole Packard, abstract Dec & Jan
The Corner Room J. Harlan Ritchey, watercolors, pen & ink Dec & Jan
The Field Restaurant The Farmland Preservation Artists,
assorted artists and media
rotating artwork by FPA artists

Members who would like to be considered for an outreach exhibition should contact Marie at the office: 814-234-2740 or email info@artalliancepa.org

At the Bellefonte Art Museuam's Print Gallery: Art Heim & Brenda Horner December 2, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Other Member Shows

These members have let us know that they have work in the following exhibitions and venues. YOU CAN TOO! Please tell us if you are having an exhibition somewhere so we can help get the word out to those who are interested in visiting.

Bellefonte Art Museum,
Community Room
Adrienne Waterston,
solo show, "Grid," prints and paintings
Jan 6–29
opening reception, Jan 8, 12-4:30pm
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Photography Gallery
Robert Baumbach Jan 6–29
opening reception, Jan 8, 12-4:30pm
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Print Gallery
Art Heim & Brenda Horner
Dec 2 - Feb 27
Bellefonte Art Museum,
Steig Gallery
Deena Ultman
Jan 6–29
opening reception, Jan 8, 12-4:30pm
Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery, Schlow Library Cazia Bradley
abstract art

Lena Thynell
"Paintings from Pennsylvania"
thru Jan 2017


February 2017
opening reception Fri, Feb 3, 3-5pm
Cool Beans coffee house, Bellefonte, PA
Gary Schubert
Dec 27 thru Feb
The HUB Gallery, Penn State, University Park Campus Harriet Rosenberg
"Harriet Rosenberg: A Retrospective of Cut Paper"
Jan 18 – Mar 2, 2017
reception, Jan 31, 5:30–7pm 
The Knockdown Center, Marsden, NY
Adrienne Waterston
Knockdown Center is pleased to announce NASTY WOMEN, a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of recent and ongoing threats to women’s rights.
Jan 12–15,
opening reception, Jan 12, 7–10pm
Zola's Kitchen/Wine Bar Susan Graham
"Impulse to Image", abstract art
December 12, 2016 – March 6, 2017
artist's reception,
Jan 11, 5–7pm

If you are an artist member and would like to have a listing here please contact the office with the details at info@artalliancepa.org

Inservice Art DaysKids school teacher in-service day art classes

  • January 16

  • March 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

  • April 13, 14 & 17

Programs run from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Each day is separate from the others - you may sign up for which ever day(s) suit your schedule. Participants are to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All art supplies and a snack are provided.

Fee for each child, per day, is $35. Limited to 12 participants.

Register Online!

Art Alliance members and parents who registered previously and have online accounts (select "forgot password" for login help) go ahead and login and sign up. New particpatnts will need to set up a family account.

Use parent name and contact info to set up account and then you will add your children's info in the next step when processing registration. Once one-time setup is completed you can use this account for all future Art Alliance registrations.

Registrations also accepted by email: info@artalliancepa.org or by calling 814-234-2740.

click here to sign up! under the Session pull-down menu, choose Youth Winter/Spring 2017

PopUp Art Classes

We are excited to be able to provide "PopUp" art classes for those who are interested in a two-hour art adventure that requires no experience and nothing to bring!

Gather your friends, invite your relatives or come alone and enjoy an opportunity to try something new or indulge a long-lost hobby with no long-term commitment or investment required.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

To sign up for pop-ups, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA.

Upcoming Pop-Up Art Classes 2017

Birch Tree Painting

Friday, January 20, from 7-9pm with instructor Nicole Packard

Create your own birch tree work of art while learning the basics of acrylic painting. Instructor Nicole Packard will be leading you through several painting techniques with brushes and palette knives. Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use. At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person

To sign up for pop-ups, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA!

In Time for Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 12, from 1-3pm
with instructor Harriet Rosenberg

Cut your personal Valentine cards and decorations.......because you care enough to make and send Your Very Best.

Materials and scissors will be provided as well as "basic" refreshments. ( You may use your own scissors if you wish. )

We will cut the 4 simple, familiar papercut forms, with and without patterns. You'll Love It !

All abilities are welcome!

$20 fee per person

To sign up for pop-ups, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA.

$20 fee per person

To sign up for pop-ups, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA.

Flower Painting with Watercolor

Friday, February 17, from 7-9pm
with instructor J. Harlan Ritchey

Valentine's Day has come and gone but flowers are a wonderful gift for any occasion--even when painted! In this class, students will work in watercolor to paint their own floral still life(s) from a model. Techniques covered will include establishing a basic composition with a pencil sketch, the wet-into-wet method, and applying translucent layers of delicate color to show the arrangements of petals and leaves. Students who wish to incorporate pen-and-ink are more than welcome.

All abilities are welcome!

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use. At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person

To sign up for pop-ups, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA.

Zentangle Initial

Tuesday, February 21, from 7-9pm
with instructor Nicole Packard

Come learn the calming and beautiful technique of Zentangle. Artist Nicole Packard will be leading you in creating a beautiful Zentangle drawing with an initial of your choice. All abilities are welcome! Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use. At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person

To sign up for pop-ups, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA.

Warm Winter Landscapes

Friday, February 24, from 7-9pm
with instructor J. Harlan Ritchey

It's still cold out there but your winter landscapes need not be! In this class, students will work (indoors) from reference photos of the Pennsylvania winter countryside to practice basic watercolor techniques, including wet-into-wet for expressive clouds and skies, subtle earth tones for mountains and fields, and light washes of color for luminous ice and snow. Students who wish to incorporate pen-and-ink are more than welcome.

All abilities are welcome!

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use. At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person

To sign up for pop-ups, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA.

Workshop

Workshop on Digital Color

January 21, Saturday, 1-4pm with Gary Schubert

Workshop explores digital color, RGB and CMYK, Hands on - bring a laptop.

Free to AA Members, $10 high school and students, $20 everyone else.

To sign up for this workshop, call us at the office 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA!

Volunteer Spotlight

Many, many thanks to all our hardworking volunteers. The Art Alliance could not do all that we do without you and your great ideas, your energy and your spirit. Here is one example of one our awesome volunteers and how they are making a difference for the Art Alliance.

We will be featuring our stellar volunteers on a regular basis on our About Us page under Volunteer Spotlight. So if you know someone you would like to see in our Volunteer Spotlight, please contact the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at info@artalliancepa.org. We know we have a lot of deserving members!

Karen Lintner

As chair of the Education committee, Karen is responsible for setting up the adult class schedule for each term, contacting the teachers regarding classes they would like to offer, coordinating with Marie to create new class offerings, and finding additional teachers for the adult classes.

Karen also coordinates with Schlow Library in setting up the annual Instructor's Show in August in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and with Rhoneymeade,for the annual student and teacher show in May (all students from Art Alliance classes for the past year are encouraged to participate).

Karen sometimes makes suggestions for pop-up classes and workshops. She teaches or assists with the two kids’ clay camps in the summer, and draws on her many years of experience in the art classroom to help keep the children's studio organized.

Karen is also responsible for coordinating the use and maintenance of the Art Alliance kiln, outside the children's studio.

Karen joined the Art Alliance in 1979, when she became a member of the Potter's Guild, and served as chair of the Guild for several years. She is also an Art Alliance board member.

Karen welcomes ideas for new classes, or other suggestions regarding adult class programming. She can be reached at karenlintner2@gmail.com, or 814-234-3945.

Thank you Karen!

We list our Adult Education classes and kids summer camps online ... click here to see

The new Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

Check our Art Alliance Gallery Downtown website for more information about the upcoming shows, our new gallery manager, Kelsey Rieger and other gallery details.

For December the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown presents "In the Palm of Your Hand," the first of its annual “small art” group shows. In the spirit of the holiday season, we are bringing together artists who want to help you find the perfect unique piece of artwork for friends and family.

Poet Munia Khan once wrote, “Dust is the parent of a star”. Inspired by the notion that little things inspire big ideas, the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown is bringing together a collection of small but extraordinary artworks for our new exhibition In the Palm of Your Hand. Ranging in media, style, and subject, these tiny treasures will remind you that it’s the little things that make life beautiful.

The opening reception is December 2, 7-9pm.

"In the Palm of Your Hand" runs December 2nd through January 1st and will be open for First Night.

If you would like to be considered for an upcoming show, you can send us your information via our online form on the gallery website (click this link).

http://artalliancegallerydowntown.org

Winter Adult & Weekly Kids Classes are now available - sign up online!

Workshop on Digital Color! Jan 21, 1-4pm

(Em)Bodied Jan 6–29 at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

Pop-Up Classes are here! Birch Tree Painting Valentine's Cut Paper Cards Flower Painting with Watercolor Zentangle Initial Warm Winter Landscapes

Online Registration System

Inservice Art Days

Gift certificates are available!

Rent the art center!

email us or call 814-234-2740 to find out more

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We now have multiple ways to give to the Art Alliance!

Shop Online with Amazon Smile

You can donate to the Art Alliance while shopping online! Click on this link to go to the smile.amazon website. The site should have chosen Art Alliance of Central Penna (see below the search bar). When you shop using Amazon Smile, Amazon's Foundation will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Art Alliance at no cost to you! Click here to start now!

Donate to the Art Alliance Centre Foundation Fund to help us get a new facility!

You can also donate to the Art Alliance through our Centre Foundation fund! Established through a bequest by Joan Lampman, whose unwavering dedication to the arts and service to the Art Alliance for 25 years contributed greatly to the organization, this fund will serve to help the Art Alliance find a larger home where the arts can be brought to even more Central Pennsylvania residents.

Give to the Art Alliance using the Donate button on our registration page!

Go to the right hand side of the page, under the Login and Registration windows see the icon below and click on it!

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