The Art Cafe

The art of Sande Harder up at UPMC Blair Medical gallery

Today's artist is Sande Harder! She'll be hanging her work at Blair Medical at the end of Aug. She can be contacted via Facebook. Additionally, she'll have a one woman show at Park Hills from November till Dececember She has a FB album where you can view her work! Sande harder is a local ...

Summer art thoughts

Hope you had a Happy 4th of July! It sure has a been a wet beginning to summer but it seems as though things are starting to dry out a little and feel more summery. Now, if it could stay in the 70's and 80's, I'll be happy as I bet most of you will be too. I thought I'd share some of my art. ...

Local authors

Recently, I was lucky to participate at a local authors festival hosted by Arts Altoona. They had many authors and activities. I meandered around and got to talk to several writers. I'll be sharing their books in several posts. The first is Denise Kaminsky from State College. She wrote the ...

Visiting the Clay Cup cafe

I finally got to visit the the Clay Cup today. It was a nice break since we drove down from State College for the upcoming reveal for the Kress building, Studio Art Center architectural plans. The Clay Cup is a few doors down and has some cool architectural elements above the entry way. ...

Proposals for the Studio Art Center of Arts Altoona

I was lucky to be a part of the viewing audience for the proposals for the Kress building aquired by the Arts Altoona group. I was able to go around and ask each design team a few questions about their ideas and what where some ideas they tried to incorporate for their concepts. I was very ...

Signs of spring

I'm thinking about flowers and many of the other wonderful things associated with spring like melted paths and green. I had to share a photo I took from a few years ago of tulips. You might see a yellow dandelion in there as well. I just found out that the roots of dandelions may have ...

Rip Van Winkle Play Performed at St. Luke’s!

From Lisa Escott Long: This is not your typical church play, rather, a full-scale production with lights, costumes, makeup, sound effects... based on Washington Irving’s classic tale of Rip Van Winkle. Delicious desserts provided during intermission. About the play: Dutch-American villager ...

Art at the Loretto SAMA by artists of the 21st Century!

If you are traveling around and looking for some local art to view, check out SAMA! The show runs till April 7th. You can take a virutal tour of the the art show here. Additionally, here is a video on the show.

February Videos

It's snowy and drippy out. Even so, hope you get some fresh air and move around a little. There has been a lot of sad news lately and sometimes it's best to work out what has happened by trying to protect one another. It's a complicated issue and one where I stand firmly with the victims and ...

Happenings around Altoona

So, recently, I particiated at the open mic event at the Greenbean Coffee House. I painted for about an hour and half while getting to listen to some wonderful local talent. It is a great atmosphere, lively and full of support. I enjoyed getting to hear a variety of music, getting to sip good ...

Upcoming art events in Altoona

Exiting news as ArtsAltoona is making a splash in the downtown as they have acquired the Kress building to create a fantastic art centered gallery and roof top biergarten (German word for beer garden). Very cool! I know I definitely am excited to see this happening in our town. Last week, I ...

Artist of the week: Angela Landrin

This week we present Angela Landrin's work. She is a local abstract artist in Hollidaysburg. Wife and mother of two, she sells her work on her website ALoriginals (found on her FB page below). Landrin says she "loves painting with bold colors to make a connection with all who looks at my ...

LaVintage Decor Art Upcoming Art Classes

September and October Upcoming Events at LaVintage Decor and Wine & Design Studio Ticket URL for all classes is https://squareup.com/store/lavintage-decor or call LaVonne at (814)934-8928 Take advantage of this coupon for these classes unless stated otherwise in the ...

Paint Party by Sarah and upcoming classes

If you're looking for art classes check out Paint Party by Sarah. She recently opened up a studio space for paint classes! Check out the schedule for upcoming events (below). Stay updated with Sarah's paint page on Facebook as classes are added. And best of all, have fun painting! 2017 ...