Art on the Curved Wall
Hall of Illusions & Visual Trickery
Presented by Whitaker Center
June 19 – August 21
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts will be exhibiting Hall of Illusions and Visual Trickery throughout the summer. This gallery show will focus on anamorphic imagery, which is an extreme form of perspective. Anamorphic imagery obeys all the laws of perspective, usually much more strictly than any other form. This causes “anamorphic image” to be distorted in some way.
PREVIOUS ART EXHIBITIONS:
The Art of Higher Learning
Presented by Whitaker Center
April 17 – June 5
As part of its 15 Year Anniversary celebration, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts wants to celebrate by holding a College Student Show. College art students from Central Pennsylvania will be showcasing their artwork on Whitaker Center’s Curved Wall Gallery.
Art Instructor Exhibition
Presented by Art Center School and Galleries of Mechanicsburg
January 16 – April 3
The Art Center School and Galleries of Mechanicsburg held their annual Instructor Exhibit on the Curved Wall from January 16 to April 3, 2015. Visitors enjoyed the collection of watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, mixed media works, and pastels.
Presented by Art Association of Harrisburg
November 7 – January 9, 2015
“Skyscapes” was an exhibition of 27 paintings by nine noted plein air artists, all Art Association of Harrisburg members well known for their landscapes and dramatic skies. In this exhibition, the artists were requested to concentrate mainly on the “sky” as the theme of their works. All nine of them have created stunning paintings, painted “en plein air” on location in the area. Most of the paintings are relatively small in scale, because that’s the way plein air artists work…large canvases are prone to blowing off easels when artists work outdoors!
Y Art: Discovering the Next Generation of Young Artists
August 29 – October 31, 2014
As part of its 15 Year Anniversary celebration, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is celebrating the next generation of artists by holding a Youth Juried Art Show, Y Art.
The chosen works will be displayed in Art on the Curved Wall Gallery presented by M&T Bank inside Whitaker Center from August 29 through October 31. In addition, the students and their work will be honored at a reception to be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 14, in conjunction with the 26th Annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk.
By entering the jurying process, the artist agrees to make his/her work available for the duration of the exhibition and to deliver the original artwork during the dates specified above. The artist grants Whitaker Center permission to photograph the work for publicity, educational, and reference purposes.
The Art & Science of Color
Presented by Susquehanna Art Museum
June 12 – August 22, 2014
The vastness of color, whether it is reflected, projected, or processed, presents a distinct opportunity for individual perceptions. Often it is the essence of mood, a lens through which we understand the material world. As optical science continues to expand our understanding of color as a physical phenomenon, the potential for artists to utilize color as a tool for expression is boundless. We ask each artist to consider the subtle possibilities of color at the heart of a work of art, and the long-lasting sensory impressions left on the viewer.
Harbor #5 by Eva Gorski
Presented by Central Dauphin HS
April 11 – May 30, 2014
With instruction by Tara Chickey, each student developed a personal series of work, utilizing various materials and surfaces. While each artist has vastly different concepts, there is a common thread connecting their art through intimate connections to the classroom. In addition to being an art teacher at CDHS, Chickey has exhibited her own work in both solo and collective shows throughout Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Ireland. Chickey is a member of Moviate (Harrisburg’s film co-op), and was co-director/owner of The Mantis Collective.
One example shown here is by Lindsay Bonnett.
Presented by Art Center School and Galleries of Mechanicsburg
January 17 – April 4, 2014
The Art Center School and Galleries of Mechanicsburg is holding their annual Instructor Exhibit on the Curved Wall at Whitaker Center January 17 to April 4, 2014. Works by Larry Lombardo, Ralph Hocker, Joe Farrell, Sue Marrazzo and Donna Mitchell are included. Enjoy the collection of watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, mixed media works, and pastels.
For more information about art classes at The Art Center visit www.mechanicsburgartcenter.com.
One example shown here is "The Child Has Grown the Dream in Gone" by Larry Lombardo.
Presented by The Art Association of Harrisburg
November 9 – January 9, 2014
Presented by The Art Association of Harrisburg, the exhibition is a collection of 29 paintings and photography by 15 artists. Each artist interprets the theme of “Impressionism” in a uniquely-individual style. Some images are reminiscent of the Impressionist works of the late 19th century, but many are 21st-century explorations of the theme. All are characterized by a freshness of vision, and a capturing of a moment in time.
One example shown here is "Untitled" by Lily Winger.
Pyrographic Artwork by Walker Babington
August 31, 2013 – October 31, 2013
Employing a unique medium, Babington blowtorches portraits into pieces of old wood, doors, and rusted metal. He calls this fire-centric art “pyrography” or “torchtraiture.” Babington’s art is a paradox — insatiably modern, traditionally classic, and ingeniously futuristic.
Babington fell into this unique form of destructive creativity unintentionally. Originally a photographer, he branched out creatively and stumbled onto fire. With his fire obsession and zest for an unusual life, Babington graduated from The International Stunt School in 2011. Babington also performed as a confederate soldier in the Academy® Award-winning film, Lincoln.
One example shown here is "Everday Angel #1".
Warmth of Light, Chill of Night
Presented by the DOSHI Gallery of the Susquehanna Art Museum
June 22, 2013 – August 22, 2013
During the June 21st summer solstice, the sun will reach the highest point in the sky. This will be our longest period of daylight during the year. As winter fades and we move into spring, our environment will change significantly. We will experience longer days and the sun will warm the earth. How will the change in season alter what we see and feel around us? Artists were asked to consider the effects of sunlight and seasons on color, atmosphere, shadow and other artistic elements.
One example shown here is "Roses of Sharon" by Robert Stickloon.
Advanced Painting students of Central Dauphin HS present
April 12, 2013 – May 30, 2013
With instruction by Tara Chickey, each student developed a personal series of work, utilizing various materials and surfaces. While each artist has vastly different concepts, there is a common thread connecting their art through intimate connections to the classroom.
In addition to being an art teacher at CDHS, Chickey has exhibited her own work in both solo and collective shows throughout Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Ireland. Chickey is a member of Moviate (Harrisburg’s film co-op), and was co-director/owner of The Mantis Collective.
One example shown here is "Creation Sporadic" by Kaleb RashRash.
Art Center School and Galleries present
Art Instructor Exhibition
February 2, 2013 – April 4, 2013
Interested in taking an art class? This is a great opportunity to get to know the instructors at Art Center School and Galleries. The Art Center offers classes in various media, subject and style for all ages and skill levels. The exhibit exemplifies their many offerings. The exhibit is on display in our lobbies and is free to the public. For more information about Art Center School & Galleries and their classes call 717-697-2072.
One example shown here is "Beeman's & Oxfords" by Sue Marrazzo.
A Celebration of the Seven Lively Artists
November 16, 2012 – January 25, 2013
The works from this popular painting group, “The Seven Livelies,” will be located along the curved lobby walls of Whitaker Center and available to the public during regular hours of operation.
Formed in the 1950’s by seven young artists who enjoyed painting together and meeting to talk about their art, The Seven Lively Artists have evolved into a loosely-knit group of approximately 16 male painters. Earl Blust is the sole remaining member from the original group. Others who are long-time members include Karl Foster, Don Lenker, Dominick Brandt, Edward Webber, and Joseph John Dudding. Newer members include John McNulty, Jonathan Frazier, Bill Kerman, David Henry, Bill Zimmerman, Robert Hughes, Steve Wetzel, Bill Anderson, Paul Gallo, and Ralph Hocker.
Shown here are a few of the Seven Lively Artists from a previous exhibition at the Governor’s Mansion.
Artwork by Tara Chickey
September 1, 2012 – November 8, 2012
Tara’s Calculated Migrations define a way of thinking about our “place” and “movement” in the world. Where are we? Where have we been? Where are we going, and if wishes were, where might that be?
Tara Chickey’s work is bold and unflinching in color and formality. She suggests the triumph of exploration in her work. Like a window onto a pastoral world, birds, animals, and their tracks are seen passing through her canvases. But the window is open and Chickey ushers us in and encourages us to embark on a journey. Take these windows of time as creative escapes, journals of travels, storied tales of the past, and invitations to new lands. These silent but literal “travelogues” are but a green light to a much deeper place in Chickey’s work.
One example shown here is "Along the Horizon" by Tara Chickey.
Susquehanna Art Museum presents -
A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Years of DOSHI Gallery Art
at Whitaker Center
June 16, 2012 - August 23, 2012
Has a work of art ever provided an unexpected bonus? An additional layer of meaning, an enriching experience or an unforeseen technical twist can be a welcomed surprise. Artists are asked to consider the theme and submit digital images based on a recent series. For more information about this exhibition, contact 717-233-8668. Free to the public during regular hours of operation.
"Firetree" by Vu Nguyen is displayed to the right.
Capital Area School for the Arts presents -
2012 Spring Student Show
March 31, 2012 - May 31, 2012
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is proud to announce a special exhibition presented by Capital Area School for the Arts entitled, “2012 Spring Student Show”. This is an opportunity to view artwork by some of the most talented high school art students in the mid-state. For more information contact CASA at 732-8450. Free to the public during regular hours of operation.
One example shown here is "Mother" by Olivia Williams.
Art Center School and Galleries - 2012 Instructor Exhibition
January 14, 2012 - March 22, 2012
Mechanicsburg Art Center School and Galleries present work by their Art Instructors. The exhibition is comprised of works by the faculty to showcase the many classes they offer year-round. Their work varies in media, subject and style, exemplifying the many classes available. Exhibition is on display in the lobbies at Whitaker Center and is free to the public during regular hours of operation.
Into The Night
October 29 - January 2, 2012
Art Association of Harrisburg presents "Into the Night" at Whitaker Center on the Curved Art Wall.
The exhibition showcases artwork by Art Association members and encompasses two-dimensional art in all mediums while examining the theme "Into the Night". Nocturnal activities, cityscapes, and skies are represented and abstracted to bring out the night in this annual exhibition by Art Association of Harrisburg.
One example shown here is "Moon Shadows" by Freya Qually.
Earl Blust: A Life's Work
July 22 - October 21, 2011
Whitaker Center is pleased to present Earl Blust: A Life’s Work, on display July 22 through October 21, 2011. The display provides a comprehensive look at more than 60 years of artwork by one of the region’s most talented plein air painters -- Earl Blust. Guests can view Blust’s critically acclaimed work in the public lobby areas of Whitaker Center during regular hours of operation.
About the Artist
Known for his sense of color and composition, Earl Blust has the remarkable ability to capture an impressionistic moment in nature in oil or through watercolor techniques. He is a member and served on the Board of The Art Association of Harrisburg, Seven Lively Artists, The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and The Art Center School and Galleries in Mechanicsburg. Recently, Blust was named a Fellow of The Royal Society of Art, London. His work is currently represented in private and corporate collections and is regularly displayed in Harrisburg, Stone Harbor, NJ and Provincetown, MA.
Variations on a Theme
April 29 - July 14, 2011
The juried exhibition is provided by DÅshi Gallery for Contemporary Art of the Susquehanna Art Museum.Exhibition is on display in lobbies and is free to the public.