The Gallery

July

The Artist Reception is Friday, July 8 from 6 – 8 PM .

The Jasper Trees

Artist Joe Kluck

I have been involved with art ever since I can remember. As a kid I was always filling out those “Draw Me” contests I saw in the Sunday newspaper magazines.   As a student I always drew in my notebooks and textbooks and as a result spent several hours in the Principal’s Office drawing the people and objects I found there. Ironically, I became a teacher and for 33 years I used art as a bridge to reach my students. 

In the 1980’s, I created a comic strip that was circulated in several small weekly newspapers in the United States, South Africa, and the Philippines.  Consequently hundreds of students in Northeastern Pennsylvania have an  “Onionhead” drawing on their kitchen refrigerators.  It was fun walking into a classroom, grabbing a students’ paper, and drawing a personalized cartoon.  

For over 30 years I have owned a sign business Signs Around Town. Currently I specialize in hand carved gold leaf signs.  My signs that have found homes all over the United States.  My recent passion has been to explore my creative energies through the use of pastels.    I enjoy the ability to capture the innocence of a little girl feeding a bird, the spirit of a summer afternoon at a lake, or the curvature of light around objects.   My curiosity with pastels led me to discover the works of Elizabeth Mowry, Jane McGraw Tubner, and of course Albert Handell.   I have found their work spectacular, their color selections captivating, and their perspectives refreshing.   

Recently, I have been exploring the amazing works of Brian Bailey, G. Daniel Massad, and many others. My fellow pastel society members also continue to be a source of marvel and inspiration for me. When I grow up  (you know the rest).

Artist Joe Kluck

June

I did these paintings during long Covid as a challenge to myself to use precision, and the minimum possible colors. Geometric patterns and shapes often find their way into my work, restoring order among disorder, repetition among variety.

Giorgio C-kyriakos graduated from the Acedemie des Baix in Leige, Belgium. He has exhibited paintings in Greece, Holland, Belgium, Spain and the US. He is a former resident of Waverly and has recently relocated to Bethlehem, PA.

You can follow his work on Instagram:

georgio_c_kyriakos 

This recent body of work marks a departure from my previous abstracts. Each piece details personal experiences that have influenced me over the years. The overall use of color and composition reflect the world we live in.

Joseph Statuto graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. His shows have included his photography, drawings and paintings. He is currently a resident of Clarks Summit.

His work can be seen on Instagram:

jostat_abstract_art

April

Artist Al Pierce

Originally from New York City, Al now resides in Waverly, Pennsylvania. His paintings draw from strong themes of abstraction by using shapes, colors, textures, and space to form visual impressions. His posters use graphic designs combine with his paintings and photography to tell a story, while his installations address subjects relevant to the American experience.


March

The Work of Floyd Ingraham

Finger Lakes Photographer 1900-1920

  • Floyd Ingraham

Over a century ago amateur photographer Floyd Ingraham captured hundreds of images of a Finger Lakes hamlet in upstate New York. After Ingraham’s untimely death in 1920, he left behind boxes of glass negatives. Those negatives were discovered in an old shed the late 1970s and sold. Miraculously the collection stayed together, until they resurfaced in 2019 when they were sold on eBay. The largest number of Ingraham glass negatives were purchased and restored by Paul Holbrook, a collector from Ohio. Many of these rescued pictures have been researched and identified by Julie Manwarren of South Abington Township, who worked with Holbrook to preserve the pictures as a collection and share the history behind them. 

Julie Jeffery Manwarren is the author of the book, Floyd Ingraham’s Springwater: A Finger Lakes Hamlet published in 2021 by Arcadia Publishing. In the book, Manwarren shares the stories behind the faces and history of Ingraham’s photographs. Restored Floyd Ingraham photographs and Manwarren’s research and writing resulted in an engaging piece of Americana and rich visual history. 

Floyd Ingraham’s pictures reveal the early 1900s landscape, places and people of Springwater, New York and surrounding western Finger Lakes’ communities. Many of the buildings and landmarks that appear in Ingraham’s photographs remain. The Ingraham photographs provide an exceptional look at life in America at the turn of the 20th century.

A sampling of the Ingraham collection will be shown at The Gathering Place during the month of March, 2022. Author and researcher Julie Jeffery Manwarren will give a presentation and talk about the images on March 12th at 2:00 p.m. Floyd Ingraham’s Springwater: A Finger Lakes Hamlet will be available for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Gathering Place.

JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN is the author of Floyd Ingraham’s Springwater: A Finger Lakes Hamlet, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2021. A life-long resident of northeast Pennsylvania, Julie has lived in the Abingtons for over 26 years where she makes her home with her husband Phil and their two children. Julie has been a journalist for local newspapers and currently works as a content creator and freelance writer. Her blog, found at juliemanwarren.com, features her latest research projects and tells the stories behind old photographs, homes, and family histories. A lover of research, history and writing, she enjoys uncovering the stories behind the people and places of the past.


 February
“Our Town” Student Art Show

  • Our Town Scholarship Winner
  • Our Town Winner
  • AH Teachers at Our Town Art Show
  • Our Town Winner
  • Our Town Winner
  • Our Town Winner
  • Our Town Winner
  • Our Town Artist
  • Our Town Artist

Our Town 2022 Winners

Overall Scholarship winner – Falina Mucovia

Senior Ceramics – Katherine O’Brien

Senior Painting – Sadie Shapiro

Senior Drawing – Jade Snyder and Kyle Munley

Senior Photography – Aidan Crum

Junior Painting – Moey Yang

Junior Drawing – Robert Earl De-Lucy

Junior Photography – Ankita Saxena


Felt “Skins”

Emily Rancier’s medium is fiber and my materials are wool and silk fibers. She uses carded wool batts, yarns and rovings; and silks of all descriptions – mawata caps, threads, fiber pieces, yarns and fabric. Her process is strictly intuitive.

She begins by folding a piece of white batting (containing several fine layers of fiber) to the size of an oblong dyeing pan. Then she pours 3 or 4 different dye colors over the surface which simmer for a half hour or more. When this batt has been rinsed and dried, opened up and pulled into a shape she has a canvas on which she builds up a design. When she is satisfied with the design she felts the piece by massaging and rolling inside a curtain and grip mat until it has integrity; and then she gives it a title.

The pieces that will be exhibited “were created pre-election and during covid – as therapy you might say.”

 

 

December 9 – January 9
Josh Rivaldo

Concept Art

Josh is a graduate of Ringling College of Design and Art in Sarasota, Florida. He works in several mediums and media platforms. His talents cover many areas: Portraits that Josh creates to “convey a unique story that can be treasured for a lifetime”; custom paintings of homes; personalized realtor/closing gifts; new/first home gifts; logos to strongly identify companies, organizations, products or brands; and gift cards, along with his signature works in conceptual art.

Josh’s work as a concept artist is vivid and dynamic.His passion for his creations is stated in his words: “I live and breathe the illustration/concept art lifestyle.”


November Exhibition
Featuring the Work of Bill Teitsworth

November 8 -December 8


October Art Exhibition
Featuring the Recent Work of artist Michael Lambert
October 2 – 31st

Michael Lambert

September Art Exhibition


August Art Exhibit
Artist Jon Harcharek


Bears in the Summit Show – July 2021

Robin La Cicero

I have been a professional photographer since 2006. For almost 15 years I have gotten up early to meet the sunrise and see what the day will bring during winter, spring, summer and fall. I run out before the sunsets too. Life is always an adventure with so much to see every day. I love living in the Northeast of Pa.

I have grown into an award-winning photographer with awards ranging from Endless Mountain Art Studio to the Weather Channel. I love all wildlife shots from our area and have great respect for Mother Nature.

My photos are made to look beautiful – I am a digital artist. I use the software of Photoshop and Lightroom and I have camera gear which helps me to shoot from a distance so as not to disturb the wildlife. I belong to Northeast Photography Club and have learned so much from the club.

At this time I am in two galleries Milford Artistry Exchange in Milford, Pa, and the Art Factory of White Mills, Pa. I want to tell a story as your eye is drawn into the photo.

You can follow me on Facebook – Robin LaCicero – for the latest, greatest shots from Maine to Florida. My work will look great in your home or office, or as a special gift.

Robin’s work is at The Gathering Place from
July 1 to July 31.