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Art Gallery & Gift Shop


Art on the Curved Wall Gallery & Wonders Gift Shop

Peruse current art exhibitions along the curved wall space inside Whitaker Center. From impressionistic to modern and everything in between our gallery showcases local and regional talent. Exhibitions change frequently and do not require an admission to be viewed.

 

"Exploring the Boundaries" by Experimental Mixed Media Artist, Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS

Sue Marrazzo is an award-winning experimental artist who works in collage, mixed media, acrylic, sculpture, and encaustic painting.  Sue’s art tends to be influenced by fashion, interior design, and art history.  She believes, “Art is about learning to see.“  Sue’s strengths as an artist are with color theory and composition.  She describes her art as: “Bold, Colorful, Experimental, and Individualistic.“

Sue Marrazzo has exhibited in numerous local, regional, national and international juried shows, and exhibits.  She currently teaches collage, abstract painting, and experimental mixed media at the Art Center School and Galleries, Mechanicsburg, PA. Sue also teaches art parties, and workshops. She was a guest art instructor at the Art Association of Harrisburg for Fall 2012, and Winter 2013. The artist has won many awards, and juried acceptances…like the 2011 PA Art of the State, at the PA State Museum; and the 2010 Rottler Award of Excellence in Visual Arts, at the York Art Association.  Sue is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, and belongs to many art societies and associations. Her collages are featured in the National Collage Society’s 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 Juried Member’s Annual Calendar. She is a juried member of The Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Art Group.  Sue won the “Cutting Edge” Award in the 2012 International Society of Experimental Artists Annual Juried Show.  In 2013, Sue received her signature status with the National Collage Society. In 2015, Sue became the co-owner of the Textured Art Gallery Online International Blog Community. Recently, the artist has judged juried local and national art exhibitions. In 2017, Sue started an online mixed media art class, and started teaching workshops at the York Art Association. In 2018, she will be exhibiting her art in solo art shows, and group exhibits. Sue will continue teaching mixed media art classes and art workshops.

 


Wonders Gift Shop

Located on the Arcade Level, next to the Box Office, Wonders at Whitaker Center offers a unique variety of toys, souvenirs, jewelry, and books. Find fun and creative items like science kits, puzzles, kites and games. Bring home the perfect gift and materials to extend learning and discovery beyond your visit! 

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Amber Jewelry

Check out our wide variety of Amber and Sterling Silver jewelry, featuring the new Caribbean Green Amber; harvested from the Caribbean Islands.

 Wonders Gift Shop Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Friday  11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday  11:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday  12:30pm – 5:00pm
*Hours may be extended for shows and special events.

 

Did You Know?

When you purchase merchandise from Wonders at Whitaker Center, all profits go back into the Center to assist with programming including movies, science exhibits, and live entertainment.

We offering the following discounts on merchandise with proper ID shown at time of checkout:

Whitaker Center Employee/Volunteer discount - 15% off regular prices

PA State Employee Discount - 10% off regular prices

Military Discount - 10% off regular prices


 

Y Art Competition                                                

Every fall, in conjunction with Harrisburg’s Yearly Gallery Walk, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts celebrates the next generation of artists by holding a Youth Juried Art Show, Y Art. This show is open to all High School students in the Central Pennsylvania region. Chosen works will be displayed along the Art on the Curved Wall Gallery inside Whitaker Center, which is accessible to the public and day that Whitaker Center is open. In addition, the students and their work will be honored at a reception to celebrate their achievement of being selected to showcase their talent.

Interested in being considered for this year’s Y Art show? Print off a submission form and mail to us.

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