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Around Bedford County and More

March 29, 2012 - Emily Dimov-Gottshall
No. 212 April 2012

Serving those who create art, those who perform art, those enriched by art Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-5p.m. ~ Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7p.m. ~ Sunday 12-4 p.m.

www.artsinbedfordpa.org ~ gallery@artsinbedfordpa.org ~ 814-623-1538

PHOTO CONTEST

Capture some of your favorite Bedford County scenes in their spring finery for October's Homewood at Springhouse Estates anniversary celebration. Color of B&W, 11x17 max. Those selected will be exhibited throughout the community center for a year.

~ JUNK RETHUNK ~

The Bedford County Arts Council will exhibit works by those who see the artistic possibilities in trash--plastic bottles, cans, old toys, magazines, scraps of wood and metal, innards of broken electronic equipment and the like. Come see for yourself how, with a little imagination and effort, most anything can be repurposed into appealing, unusual, and even provocative works of art.

The exhibit will be on display at the Arts Center April 1-28. The public is invited to meet the artists and exhibit sponsor Linda Gunn at a reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 1 (April Fools Day, appropriately enough).

Of course artists, often prone to periods of poverty, have been upcycling "junque" for millennia. Only now it's a very trendy and "green" thing to do. What's more, it's also a morally responsible thing to do. And above all, it's fun.

Canadian life coach and counselor Lianne Snow uses plastic bottles and aluminum soda can tabs to make lovely jewelry and even a gown. Virginia artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold uses magazines, letters, and junk mail to create stunning mosaic portraits.

Closer to home, retired teacher and writer Mike Herncane for years has been making holiday figurines from newspapers, discarded aluminum foil, wood scraps, cans and bottles, and anything else he can find in the trash.

"It's good therapy and it's fun," noted Herncane, who lately has been fashioning "Green Man" and sun garden plaques from plastic milk jugs, aluminum cans, and five gallon bucket lids.

Having developed something of a zombie fetish, Herncane decided to make one. "He's about three feet tall and lives in the corner of my living room. He's scared the hell out of a few unwary visitors." They will both be at the exhibit.

~ ART CETERA ~

May

BARB BENIGNI & MONIQUE RIDET

Paintings & Jewelry

June

PENELOPE WILSON

Underground Railroad Collages

July

FLORA & FAUNA *

Multimedia

August

KIDS ART CAMP & EXHIBIT

September

MERRILL SMITH

Paintings

October

JAN & JONATHAN HEATH

Prints & Paintings

November-December

JURIED FINE ARTS EXHIBIT *

Multimedia

* Open to all artists SECOND SATURDAY KID STUFF

April 14.......................... Windchimes

May 12................................ Sundial

Classes are held 1-2:30 p.m. and are designed for kids 7 to 12 years old. Classes are free but space is limited so advance registration is required.

Arts on the Square Saturday, June 23, 10-5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 10-4 p.m.

If you are an art maker and want a chance to exhibit, demonstrate, perform--whatever you create in whatever medium--you need to be part of this exhilarating event! Visit www.artsonthesquare.org to find out how. Please note that there are only a few spaces left for culinary artists.

If you are an art lover, we'd welcome your sponsorship to make this the best possible experience for the residents and visitors of Bedford and our neighboring communities. Around the County and Beyond

Pennsylvania Consort presents the NEW CENTURY SAXOPHONE QUARTET, "a pioneering and versatile group ... [whose] program ranges from the Baroque to innovative contemporary works to imaginative transcriptions." 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 in the Bedford Methodist Church. $7 advance purchase, $8 at the door, students half price.(733-2301; paconsort@artsinbdfordpa.org.)

A new COMMUNITY CHOIR, conducted by Gay Pillar and accompanied by Beth Hull, seeks singers and venues. The choir meets at the Bedford Presbyterian Church 5:45- 6:45 p.m. first and third Wednesdays. If you'd like to join it or be entertained by it, Penny McIntyre is the go-to person: 814-623-8426; pennymcintyre@earthlink.net.

LAWRICE DOLAN will exhibit her works at Lamberts' Frame Shopthrough April and in a solo show at the Kefa Café in Silver Spring MD through May. For more information, contact Ms. Dolan

Through April 14 the Frostburg Museum will host an exhibit of abstract photography by CASEY SUNDAHL, who experiments "with texture, shape, and structure ... often utilizing unorthodox tools. (301 689 1195; FrostMuseum.Allconet.org.)

The ALTOONA COMMUNITY THEATRE will offer summer workshops for children and teens during June, July and August. Students will learn what it takes to stage a live show "by preparing a short play for family and friends at the Historic Mishler Theatre." (814-943-4357; www.altoonacommunitytheatre.com)

MEMBERS FOR HIRE

Three lines for basic members, four for supporting members.

Area codes are 814 unless otherwise indicated.

~ Visual Artists ~

American Coverlet Museum . . . . . . . . . .623-1588

10-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sunday

Black Bear Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267-3183

Drawing, papercutting, photo classes

Breton Claycomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-9706 Wall murals, etc.

CLA Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 761-3512

Hand hammered copper art and chainmail

Hilmar Gottesthal . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 478-2735

Sanctuary Studios

Oil, Watercolor, Sculpture, Stained Glass

Janelle Harclerode Cogan . . . .. . . . . . . 652-2750 Custom ptg, drawings, portraits

Firesong Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301-906-7481

Weaving and knitting supplies & instruction

Heath Studio Gallery. . . . . . . . . . 304-258-9840 Paintings & prints; 11-5 Sat. & Sun.

Kathy Hebner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-2501

House portraits and folk art

Cindy Inman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494-4487 Art lessons

Penny Knobel-Besa . . . . . . . . . . . . 301-478-2735

Photo Classes - Art of Photography

Weddings - Senior Class Photos

Mary Klotz - Forestheart . . . . . . . . 304-258-3878 Fiber arts supplies, instruction; paintings

Kathy Matolyak . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 623-6457

Needle felted art

William S. Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624-0966 Wildlife Art and Classes

Cynthia Ake Rabold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-4019

Art lessons for kids & adults

Loretta Radeschi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623-7399

Custom-made baskets

Suzanne Stultz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .652-9528 Drawing classes at ACM/Bedford

Dorothy Vensel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-6292

Art classes for kids

~ Musical Artists ~

McIntyre's Minstrels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623-8426

The Baby Boomers Trio, vocal/piano music

with Penny McIntyre

Myrna Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623-2659 Vocalist & song stylist; jazz & supper club songs

RainTree Recording Studio .. . . . . . . . . . .356-3794 Commercial audio recording and songwriters' services

~ Culinary Artists ~

Cinnamon Sage . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-5210

Personal chef Carol Snyder

Green Harvest Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-3465 Catering for any occasion

Elizabeth Harclerode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 977-3368 Yum It Up! Creative Catering

~ Healing Artists ~

Bedford Aikido Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . .735-3855

Instruction by Sensei John Herr

Rachel Howsare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624-3433

Yoga and Pilates classes and private lessons

Joe Kehm Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310-1390 Over 15 years of experience

LifeAlign Art & Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . .623-1139

Energy-focused art, beadwork;

chakra gems & crystals; custom designs

~ Services & Supplies ~

Barber's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .652-6861

Custom framing and art supplies

10% member discount

Nicole Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623-0069

Fashion/interior/landscape design;

muralist, vocalist, personal chef

Lambert's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-5612

Custom framing and home decorating

10% mbr framing discount (20% if for a BCAC show)

Miller Sanitation. . . . Local trash hauler. . . 652-6060 Sallie Miller. . . . . Paint contracting . . . . . .327-6869

M-N-M Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356-0031 Custom painting, marbelizing, etc.

Pelin Oriental Rug Cleaning & Restoration ..733-2650

You won't be sorry!

Bob Webb Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . 839-4538 Portraiture & commercial photos

10% member discount

 
 

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