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Bedford Art Council June 2012

May 29, 2012 - Emily Dimov-Gottshall
No. 214 June 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. ~ ~ 814-623-1538


will meet during Arts on the Squares, probably Sunday afternoon. Check Facebook for details. Bob Corrigan

donates his time and considerable talent in an informal atelier setting

11 am-2 p.m. every Wednesday. Bring your lunch and art supplies.

Red, White and Blue

Everyone knows June 14 is Flag Day and of course everyone knows the colors in the American flag. But do you know what each color means? Send us $5 and we'll tell you. Penelope Wilson

was inspired to create a collection of slave quilt collages after learning about "quilt codes," symbols hidden in the patterns of slave quilts which may have helped escaped slaves move north to freedom.

The larger pieces in the series tell a story. The first depicts Harriet Powers, born a slave in 1837 in Georgia. She was the best known African-American quilt maker of the nineteenth century, interweaving events and biblical stories in her quilts.

The second is a painting of Harriet's granddaughter. The silhouettes in the background are those of six-year-old Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend a white school in the south. The event was immortalized Norman Rockwell in "The Problem We All Live With."

Penelope uses recycled materials--paper, plastic, and metal featuring her own repoussé--and adds hand painted figures and background quilt designs. Elaborate cutwork and hand painted stitches replicate quilted fabric. Her prints from original paintings always have a hand rendering which serves to enliven the final work.

Other paintings in the exhibit represent scenes in and around Hollidaysburg, where the artist lives.

Penelope is an associate member of the National Collage Society, the National Water Color Society, and a member of Art In Common. She attended Penn State University and took additional art history courses at Mount Aloysius College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She teaches art and conducts workshops.

Her work has won first place awards, been shown locally and nationally, and is available in shops in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York.

The exhibit will be on display May 30-June 30. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 3.


June 9................................. Tie Dye

July 14..................Velvet Art Animals

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. (

There will be a vast number of artists, beaucoup music and other entertainment, activities for little kids and big kids--like monster bubbles, stories, a photo booth--and, new this year ... FOOD! as in Italian fare from LifeStyle and gourmet burgers.

Those who appreciate a good arts festival are invited to help sponsor this one at one or more of the following levels:

$1,000 - exhibit space if you like and four tickets to the Saturday artists' dinner/reception.

$500 - four tickets to the artists' dinner/reception.

$250 - two tickets to the artists' dinner/reception.

$100 - our eternal gratitude

All sponsors will be recognized on the Sponsors web page for the festival which will be linked to their individual web sites. All donations are tax deductible.


Beginning June 1 and while supplies last, purchase a Brighton Limited Edition Americana Bracelet ($48 value) inspired by our flag and artfully adorned with Swarosvski crystals. Perfect to wear year 'round as a symbol of the land we are proud to live in. Elaine's Wearable Art will happily donate $12 from each sale and Brighton will donate another $12 to the Bedford County Arts Council to support children's activities at Arts on the Square and the monthly Kid Stuff classes. ~ FLORA AND FAUNA ~

Entries for the 18th annual multimedia show and sale will be accepted Tuesday-Sunday, June 26-July 1.

Each artist may submit up to three pieces; available space will determine the number displayed. Works may not have been previously exhibited in the Arts Center. Artists are encouraged to make their work available for sale; prices should include the gallery's 25% commission. Two-dimensional work may not exceed 48" on a side and must be framed and wired for hanging. Anything on a saw-tooth hanger will be thrown in the river. Three-dimensional work must be smaller than a John Deere. Around the County and Beyond

LOCALITY (Facebook and activities include:

Happy Hour Art Class for adults through June-5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. Sculpture is the theme of the family workshops 1-3 pm Saturdays. If you were awestruck by Michael Long's plasticware skeleton in April's Junk Rethunk show, you'll be pleased to know you can see an entire exhibit of his work June 8-July 14. Lend your voice or performance space to the new Community Choir which meets 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Wednesday in June at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. The first performance will be at Spring House Estates the weekend of June 23-24. Penny McIntyre can answer all your questions:; 814-623-8426.

Dave Hammaker will teach workshops in Digital Photography Workflow and Lightroom 4.0 June 2-3; and Exploring the Quehanna and Pennsylvania Wilds June 15-17. Find details at Arts Council members enjoy a tuition discount.

Berkeley Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Berkeley Arts Council is sponsoring a watercolor workshop with PBS' "Fun with Watercolor" instructor Tom Lynch July 10-13 at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg WV. $400 plus food and lodging. ( watercolor .php)

Let your fingers do the walking around to check on events in Pittsburgh, for events in Philadelphia, to find out what they're up to in DC, and to see what's going on at the Smithsonian museums.

Harrisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The 45th annual Art of the State (which includes two of Dave Hammaker's photos) will be presented by The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council and The State Museum of Pennsylvania June 16-

September 9.

Somerset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Laurel Arts will present A Night of Gypsy Jazz at Café Fratelli, "featuring Pittsburgh's Flying Dutchmen performing gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and great American swing classics." June 15, dinner at 6:30 (Italian Buffet, dessert, non-boozy drinks), $25 per, cash bar. Call 814-443-2433 for tickets.

Check the browsers basket for information about artly events elsewhere as well as for exhibit applications--which we'll be positively thrilled to copy for you.




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