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Thursday, September 29, 2016

WELLSBORO ART CLUB SHOW & SALE, ART EXPLORATION EXHIBIT TO OPEN OCTOBER 7 AT GMEINER

WELLSBORO—The opening reception for two different exhibits will be Friday, Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main Street in Wellsboro. There will be free refreshments.
Admission to the reception and October exhibits are free and open to the public.

In the Main Gallery will be "Pigments of Our Imagination," the Wellsboro Art Club's Show & Sale. On exhibit will be original art, such as paintings, photographs, pencil and pastels and original craftwork, such as pottery, jewelry, purses and knitted and crocheted items, all created by club members.

Incorporated into the exhibit will be photographs of the artfully decorated chairs auctioned off during the club's first Chair-ity Auction. It was held to raise money for the newly created Jane Wetherbee Art Scholarship Fund. Wetherbee is a club member. Every year, the club awards a scholarship to a Wellsboro high school graduating senior who plans to pursue art in college.

During the opening reception and each day the exhibit is open, Wellsboro Art Club members will be available to answer questions about the exhibit. In addition, different artists will be in the Gallery to give the public an opportunity to observe them as they work in their medium.

"We are planning to bring in new items during October," said Mary Domarew, show organizer. "Guests are welcome to visit our show several times."

The "Art Exploration Exhibit" in the Gmeiner's Atrium Gallery will showcase artwork created by young artists, ages 13 and up, who are participating in the 10-session Art Exploration class that began on Aug. 25 and will end on Oct. 27. On display will be drawings, acrylic plein air paintings, handmade books and monoprints. The students are under the tutelage of Artist-In-Residence Martha Campbell, an art professor at Mansfield University. The Northern Tier Partnership for the Arts in Education is funding the first artist-in-resident program ever held at the Gmeiner.

The two exhibits will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 and 29 & 30 and from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28.

For more information about these exhibits, email gmeinerartscenter@gmail.com.

Kathleen Schnell of Wellsboro displays some of her fused glass art that will be on display during the Wellsboro Art Club’s Show & Sale. The show opens with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Gmeiner. It’s a First Friday event.

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