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Support the Library & Arts Council: Chair-ity Auction, Wednesday, May 3, 6:30pm

The Huntingdon County Library and the Huntingdon County Arts Council have teamed up for a joint fundraising event. We invited area artists to decorate some old library chairs, and we have 15 chairs that we will be auctioning off with a silent auction on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm at the library.

The library will be previewing some of the chairs for our Chair-ity Auction at this Saturday’s Mayfest.

Our artists community has done a splendid job of using their imaginations to create some very unique works of art. This the chair submitted by the Mount Union Art Guild, and not only including painting, but two carvings.

Please make sure to mark Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm on your calendar to help support this joint fundraising project with the Huntingdon County Library. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available at the library and at The Art Space. The event will include the silent auction, basket raffles, appetizers, wine tasting and light entertainment.


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Spring Thaw Awards Ceremony: Saturday, April 29 at 3 pm

Mayfest is a great time to be in Huntingdon. It is also a great time to stop into The Art Space and take a last look at Spring Thaw, our annual Youth Art & Writing Exhibition.

That’s right: Saturday, April 29 is the last day for Spring Thaw.

And at 3 pm we hold our Spring Thaw Awards Celebration and award small prizes to the students who the judges have selected for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in each category and age group.

If you are planning to go to Mayfest, please stop into The Art Space and view the Spring Thaw exhibit.


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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, April 20- Celebrate National Poetry Month

Our Art Walk Huntingdon special event for April is Celebrate National Poetry Month at The Art Space. We will have kids’ activities and readings from 5 to 7 pm, and a poetry reading/open mic from 7 to 8 pm. Feel free to bring your own poetry to workshop from 5:00-7:00 pm or share during our open mic from 7:00-8:00 pm!


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Spring Thaw Opening Reception

An Opening Reception will be held Friday, April 7 from 6 to 8 pm for our annual Spring Thaw Youth Art & Writing Exhibition.

Every year the Huntingdon County Arts Council invites area youth to showcase their artistic talent. And boy, did they response this year. We have 209 pieces, from kindergarten to high school seniors, and from schools throughout the county and a little beyond. The talent is amazing. (And lets applaud the nurturing that our area art teachers provide for their students.)

Join us for light refreshments and a chance to appreciate the fantastic youth of our area.

The exhibit will be open through Saturday, April 29.

This is a juried show,
There will be an Awards Ceremony at 3 pm, Saturday, April 29 (Mayfest).
Students may take their artwork after the ceremony.

The Art Space is open:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in downtown Huntingdon.

There will be wine, snacks, and good conversation!


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National Quilting Day Demo at The Art Space

The Redbud Quilt Guild is participating with a demonstration for National Quilting Day.

The demonstration will be Saturday, March 18 from 12 to 3 pm.

If you have an interest in learning quilting or have questions about quilting techniques, come to The Art Space and talk to expert members of the Redbud Quilt Guild.


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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, March 16- Mosaic Demonstration

Join us Thursday, March 16, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Mosaic Demonstration with Deb Tumlin.

Deb Tumlin, co-owner of Stone Town Gallery & Cafe on Washington Street in Huntingdon, is a multi-talented artist. Her mosaic works are well known, both at her shop and across the county in a number of different venues. Deb will be at The Art Space to demonstrate making mosaics.

While you’re here, you can also enjoy The Art of Glass exhibit.

Art Walk Huntingdon takes place on the third Thursday of every month during the hours of 5:00-8:00 pm.

The Arts Council is one of 12 venues participating in Art Walk Huntingdon. All events are open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of participating businesses and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.


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Call for Entries: Latitude, Longitude Exhibit in June

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Huntingdon Borough. In celebration of this historic event, we are announcing a Call for Entries show with the theme of 250 Years of Huntingdon Borough.

Here are the details:

Call for Entries
2D/3D artwork, poetry, and prose based on, inspired by, or related to the 250 years since the founding of Huntingdon Borough. Categories: all media.

Submissions
Tuesday, June 6 or Wednesday, June 7, 3 to 6 pm, or by appointment. Please include a brief artist’s statement with each submission.

Pick-up
Wednesday, June 28, 2 to 6 pm or by prior arrangement.

Artists’ Reception
Friday, June 9, 6 to 8 pm

Show dates
June 9 to 27, 2017

Show Hours
Tues, Thurs, Fri 12 to 6pm, Sat 10 to 4pm

 

Photo courtesy of Larry Closz


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Spring Thaw 2017 Info & Rules

We invite K-12 students to submit their art and writing to the Huntingdon County Arts Council’s annual Spring
Thaw
, a juried Youth Art & Writing Exhibition.

The exhibit will be open to the public from April 7 to 29, 2017 at  The Art Space, 212 4th Street, Huntingdon.

Art Submissions:
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 4 & 5, 3 – 6 pm at The Art Space

Writing Submissions:
Must be received by Thursday, March 30, mail to: HCAC, 212 4th St., Huntingdon, PA 16652 or email to huntingdonarts@gmail.com

Public Show:
April 7 – 29, at The Art Space (Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 12 – 6, Sat. 10 – 4)

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 7, 6 – 8 pm, light refreshments served

Award Reception:
Saturday, April 29, 3 pm

Pickup:
Saturday, April 30, 3 – 4 pm

Categories:
2-D, 3-D, Writing

Grades:
Pre-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Fee:
$1 per entry

Prizes:
Cool art stuff and gift certificates

Limit 3 entries per person, 1 per category

Rules for all Submissions:
All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. The top part of the entry form must be attached to each entry, and the bottom part of the entry form must be handed at the time of submission. All entries must be recent works of original design and execution by the entrant.

VisualArts:
Artwork must be ready for installation. 2-D works must be mounted or framed and ready to hang with a string, wire or hook securely attached. Items may not exceed 50 lbs or 50 inches. Items that are not properly prepared for display will not be accepted. Bring entries to The Art Space, 212 4th St., Huntingdon, on Tuesday or Wednesday, April 4  & 5, from 3 to 6 pm or by appointment (call 814-643-6220 or e-mail huntingdonarts@gmail.com).

Writing:
Writing entries can be in hard copy form OR can be emailed to huntingdonarts@gmail.com. Prose entries cannot exceed 4 pages, printed one side, preferably typed and double-spaced. Poetry is limited to 40 lines. Writers must identify their work only with an attached entry form; the writer’s name must not appear on the writing itself. Writing submissions will be displayed during the exhibition. Send entries to HCAC, 212 4th Street, Huntingdon, PA, 16652.

All writing entries must be received by Thursday, March 30, 2017.

While every precaution will be taken to provide reasonable care for all submissions, the Huntingdon County Arts Council will not be responsible for works damaged while on display.
Submission of items to the Spring Thaw indicates acceptance of these conditions by the submitting artist.


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Art of Guitar Workshop with El McMeen Announced

Saturday, April 1 at 1 pm

The Art Space, 212 4th St, Huntingdon
Advance reservations required
Relaxed. Conversational Atmosphere  • Bring your guitar

 

Learn from the Best!

  • Internationally acclaimed acoustic guitar player
  • Author/co-author guitar instruction for Mel Bay Publications
  • Listed as among 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
  • His music on 25 audio/video recordings

$80

El McMeen is an internationally acclaimed acoustic guitar player who hails from Central PA.

El has also written many books of guitar pieces, including eight music folios written or co-written for Mel Bay Publications. He has also recorded three DVD lessons for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, and that Workshop and Rounder Records have produced a DVD on his life and music, called “Guitar Artistry of El McMeen.”

El’s composition “Le Mans” won First Prize (Instrumental) in the 6th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards contest in 2010. He was one of 10 Finalists in the 11th competition in 2015. El has concertized throughout the United States, but is now concentrating on guitar instruction, workshops and writing, including composing and arranging pieces for guitar.

El is listed among the “100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists.” (www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_jazz best_acousticddd.html) Three of El’s CD’s are listed among the 100 “Greatest Acoustic Guitar Albums” and two of his original compositions for guitar are listed among the “100 Greatest Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals.”(http:/ www.digitaldreamdoor.com)

One of the foremost steel-string guitar makers in the world, the Franklin Guitar Company, will be producing the “El McMeen Signature Model” guitar. It is the first signature model guitar honoring an artist in the history of the company.

The workshop will identify attributes of the guitar that place it in the pantheon of great instruments, with power to move the soul. Comparisons will be made with other instruments. The presentation will cover frustrations and challenges that guitar players will encounter with the guitar. The discussion will then move to the specific challenge of rendering on the guitar songs and other melodic pieces of music.

The workshop is for intermediate to advanced fingerstyle guitar players.

 

 

 


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Art of Glass Exhibit Opens Friday, March 3 at 6 pm

The Art of Glass, a new exhibit of mosaics by Elizabeth Klevens, opens with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 3, from 6 to 8 pm.

Elizabeth Klevens, a Pittsburgh native, grew up exploring various forms of art and has always had a lifelong love for creating. Glass has become the central theme for her work.

Her creations vary in scale from small pendants to the restoration of large mosaics. Between these extremes she creates freestanding sculptures, furniture inlays, and more. This exhibit showcases the range of her interests and the splendid array of mosaic she creates.

The exhibit will be on display at The Art Space from March 4 to 28.

There will be a reception on Friday, March 3 from 6 to 8 pm to open the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in Huntingdon, PA.

Exhibit hours are:
Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays: 12 to 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm


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Original Poem Now Displayed in Poetry Post

The Poetry Post, our display board attached to the outside of The Art Space, has a new original poem.

Ginny Gill has written a poem Crows Make Me Smile.

The next time you are at The Art Space, take a minute and see if the poem makes you smile!

Thanks Ginny.


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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, February 16–Printmaking

Join us Thursday, February 16, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Printmaking with Ryan Gibboney.

Ryan Gibboney, a talented graphic artist and member of the Juniata College faculty, will be at The Art Space to lead simple printmaking projects. Try your hand using a variety of assorted materials to both print with and print on. We are requesting a small donation for the activity.

While you’re here, you can also enjoy Local Fiber exhibit.

Madden’s Taxi Service will again be running a free shuttle between Art Walk Huntingdon events.

Art Walk Huntingdon takes place on the third Thursday of every month during the hours of 5:00-8:00 pm.

The Arts Council is one of 12 venues participating in Art Walk Huntingdon. All events are open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of participating businesses and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.


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Local Fiber Exhibit Opens Friday, February 3 at 6 pm

Works of local fiber artists, spanning from the artistic to the practical, will be on display as part of a new exhibit Local Fiber. The world of fiber arts encompasses a wide range of techniques and skills, and works on display include weaving, knitting, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, and more.

The exhibit will be on display at The Art Space from February 4 to 24.

There will be a reception on Friday, February 3 from 6 to 8 pm to open the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in Huntingdon, PA.

Exhibit hours are:
Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays: 12 to 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm


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Map of shuttle for Art Walk Huntingdon

Art Walk Huntingdon Offers FREE Shuttle Service

Art Walk Huntingdon participants will now be able to us a FREE shuttle service to get from one of the twelve Art Walk Huntingdon venues for both January and February Art Walks.

Thanks to a grant from Standing Stone Coffee company, Maidens Taxi Service will using it van of offer FREE rides to Art Walk Huntingdon.

Check out the map below for the route and drop locations.


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Call for entries for Adams County Arts Council’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Gettysburg College

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, June 1 – June 23, 2017, in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.

Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Barbara McNulty, Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.

Awards total $2,750 with a $1,000 Best of Show prize. There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members.

ACAC 17 call for entries posterThe exhibition is held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery. Entry forms and membership information are available online at www.adamsarts.org or by contacting the Arts Council at aa@adamsarts.org or (717) 334-5006. Deadline for submissions is March 10.


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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, January 19–Bike Anatomy

Join us Thursday, January 19, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Bike Anatomy with Jake Weller.

Jake Weller, mechanic at Rothrock Outfitters in downtown Huntingdon, will be at The Art Space to demonstrate the attractive and artistic process of building bicycle wheels. Come watch this unique version of performance art, ask Jake some questions, and take a look at finished bikes on display.

While you’re here, you can also enjoy Mike Shea’s exhibit Sardines.

This event is free and open to all. Donations will be accepted.

Art Walk Huntingdon takes place on the third Thursday of every month during the hours of 5:00-8:00 pm.

The Arts Council is one of 12 venues participating in Art Walk Huntingdon. All events are open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of participating businesses and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.


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Sardines Exhibit Opens Friday, January 6, 6 to 8 pm

Brooklyn based illustrator, designer, writer, photographer, and pretzel smith Mike Shea will exhibit his imaginative illustrations in a show called Sardines at The Art Space from January 7 to 31.

There will be a reception on Friday, January 6 from 6 to 8 pm to open the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

Mike Shea said “Sardines is a record of what it feels like to be alive in 2016, a feeling of information saturation. Bits and pieces of things fly past us at alarming rates and technology is born faster than we can comprehend its development. But small delights can be found if we work hard to find them.”

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in Huntingdon, PA.

Exhibit hours are:
Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays: 12 to 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm


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Holiday Shoppe Open Wednesday & Thursday, December 28 & 29

So you have opened your presents, spread your holiday cheer to family and friends, and now . . . it’s time to spoiled yourself.

Yes, the Holiday Shoppe will be open just for you this Wednesday and Thursday, December 28 & 29, from 12 to 6 pm.

Pick up some wonderful ceramics from Jack Troy, Carolanne Currier, Sally Frehn, Rob Boryk, BJ Watson and Bill Crownover.

Or how about some jewelry from Chris Gardner, Michael Dietz, Ilona Ballreich or Marlene Strait.

Plus lots more including great fabric art from Nan Tischler, Anitia Nwaobilo, and the Redbud Quilt Guild.

Paintings from Betty Noey, Ginny Gill, Harlan Ritchey. Stained glass, Raystown coloring books and LOTS, LOTS MORE artwork from local artists.

All proceeds help support your Huntingdon County Arts Council.
Please stop by and see us!


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Holiday Shoppe Open

Tuesdays thru Fridays, 12 to 6 pm
Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm

The Huntingdon County Arts Council’s annual Holiday Shoppe showcases artwork from a wide variety of local artists. Artwork is on display from 37 different artists, ranging from jewelry, ceramics, paintings, fabric art and lots more.

Many new items have been added in the last week.

The Holiday Shoppe will be open through December 23.


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Art Walk Huntingdon: Thursday, December 15–Meet the Artists/Chocolate Demo

Join us Thursday, December 15, as the Huntingdon County Arts Council participates in Art Walk Huntingdon with a very special event: Meet the Holiday Shoppe Artists and a special Chocolate Demonstration by Renee Berger.

Join us to have a chance to meet some of the artists who create the artwork for sale at the Holiday Shoppe. We currently have 37 different artists with work on sale at the Holiday Shoppe with a wide variety of media and styles,

An additional special treat will be Renee Berger demonstrating with Dove chocolate and Prudence Ingerman will play some of her original songs.

Art Walk Huntingdon takes place on the third Thursday of every month during the hours of 5:00-8:00 pm.

The Arts Council is one of 12 venues participating in Art Walk Huntingdon. All events are open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of participating businesses and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.


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Holiday Shoppe Open Friday, December 2

Open Tuesdays to Fridays, Noon to 6 pm
Open Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm

The Holiday Shoppe opens to the public on Friday, December 2 at noon. We are still accepting entries, but this year’s Holiday Shoppe has a terrific lineup of great artwork. If you are looking for some unique gift items for this holiday season, make sure to stop and visit the 6th annual Holiday Shoppe at The Art Space. Your purchases help support the Arts Council.

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street, and the Shoppe hours will be extended to accommodate holiday shoppers. From December 2 until December 23 the Shoppe will be open on Tuesdays through Fridays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s selection includes lots of fiber art, paintings, photography,, recycled book art, ceramics, books, music CD’s, jewelry, quilled art, soft sculpture and much more. Help support your local artists and the Arts Council by shopping at this year’s Holiday Shoppe.


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Arts Council Participates in #GivingTuesday

 

#GivingTuesday is Today

The Arts Council Appreciates Your Support

Today is #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving where you choose to donate money to any organization of your choice!

We appreciate your ongoing support of our programs and activities! Your support of the Huntingdon County Arts Council helps us support arts and cultural opportunities in Huntingdon County.

Donations to the Arts Council can be made on our Get Involved page of our website, www.huntingdoncountyarts.com

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is a non-profit, run with one part time employee and a host of wonderful volunteers. With your contributions we are able to offer a wide variety of programs.

During this holiday season we hope you might consider supporting the Huntingdon County Arts Council. #GivingTuesday is an international day to “give back.” After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kick off the charitable season on Tuesday, November 29 with a donation of your time, resources, and ideas.

For your convenience, this PayPal link makes giving simple:
http://huntingdoncountyarts.com/?page_id=209

You can also send a contribution to Huntingdon County Arts Council, 212 Fourth St, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

We hope that you have enjoyed some of these activities provided by the Huntingdon County Arts Council:

Arts in Education School Music Tour:
Mountain Dulcimer Concerts and Workshops in 5 local schools
Folk College
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering
Fiber ArtsFest
4 Concerts on the Quad in July
Art Walk Huntingdon in September with Fiber ArtsFest Teachers
Art Walk Huntingdon in October with Fish Prints
Art Walk Huntingdon in November with Spud Block Printing
Sponsorship of Huntingdon Camera Club
Art Station at the Huntingdon County Fair
Repainting the Art Station at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds
Local Arts in Education Grant to Juniata Valley School District to support artist residency
Local Arts in Education Grant to Mud Mobile Project
Local Arts in Education Grant to Southern Huntingdon School District to support elementary art program
Pysanky Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop
Art from the Adult Training Exhibit in January
Slow Arts Exhibit by Marie Campbell in February
Art is Everywhere, Art is Everyone Exhibit by Huntingdon Area School District in March
Spring Thaw Student Art & Writing Exhibit in April
Life Challenges Exhibit by Kristina Krohnemann in May
An Artful State of Mind Exhibit by the Mount Union Art Guild in June
The Art of Movement Exhibit by Nicole Somplatsky in July
Director’s Cut Take Exhibit by Arts Council board members in August
Mythologies in the Narratives Exhibit by J.E. Crum in September
Explore, Reclaim, and Conserve: Huntingdon County Call for Entries Exhibit in October
Light, Life, and Lens Exhibit by Huntingdon Camera Club in November
Holiday Shoppe in December

 


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Your Invited: Annual Meeting & Holiday Shoppe Preview

Mark your calendar! The Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at The Art Space. The Annual Meeting is open to ALL current members of the Huntingdon County Arts Council.

Per our By-Laws, “During the Annual Meeting, the general membership will receive annual reports, elect new officers and Board members, and give direction for the future.”

Executive Director John Kearns will give a presentation on activities in 2016 and a look ahead to activities in 2017. Treasurer Adam Pfingstl will present the financial summary for the year.

At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, all current members can preview and have a special buying opportunity at the Holiday Shoppe that will be open to the public on Friday, December 2. We hope to see you there!


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Spud Block Printing, Art Walk Huntingdon on November 17, 5 to 8 pm

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Join us to create your own art with Spud Block Printing, a simple priting technique using designs carved into potatoes. The potato designs are used as stamps to create your own art.
 
Pam Kavanaugh and James Pingy will help young and old alike create their own art as part of Art Walk Huntingdon on Thursday, November 17 from 5 to 8 pm. Show us your creativity.

Suggested donation $2.


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Light, Life, and Lens Exhibit Open Until November 22

camera-club-2016-social-mediaLight, Life, and Lens is a new exhibit by the Camera Club featuring member’s photography at the Art Space in Huntingdon. The exhibit will be open through Tuesday, November 22.

Thirteen members of the club have their photographs on exhibit, with a wide array of subjects.

One unique feature of this exhibit is that the club has a display of their monthly contest winners. Each month photos are submitted based on a monthly theme, and then club members vote for their favorites. There are 11 monthly winners on display.

The Art Space is open:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in downtown Huntingdon.


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Invitation to Sell Your Artwork at The Holiday Shoppe

The Huntingdon County Arts Council would like to extend an invitation to you to sell your artwork at our 2016 Holiday Shoppe– an annual artists’ market hosted by the Huntingdon County Arts Council at our Art Space in downtown Huntingdon. This year the Shoppe will run from December 2-23

Drop Off: November 28 & 29, 3-6 pm, drop off your work at the Art Space

Pick Up: January 3 & 4, 2-6 pm, pick up any unsold work

Additionally, we will have an Artists’ Reception as part of Art Walk Huntingdon on Thursday, December 15 from 5-8 pm— we invite you to join us for an opportunity for buyers and artists to meet, discuss, and celebrate your work. Light refreshments will be served.

We recommend that artists who sell with us mark up their work 25%– the Arts Council takes a 25% commission fee of each work sold, and we handle the 6% sales tax. At the Shoppe’s conclusion, the Arts Council will write a check to each artist reflecting the amount of their sales.
Special notes for this year:

  1. Please RSVP and let us know if you want to participate. Send a confirm email to John Kearns at huntingdonarts@gmail.com 
  2. We request that you pre-fill out an inventory sheet. Ideally we would like you to email us the inventory sheet to use before you drop off your artwork.
  3. We will need a Hold Harmless Agreement and Sales Agreement from each artist.
  4. We are asking each participating artist to work a minimum of 2 hours at the Holiday Shoppe.
  5. Participate in the above mentioned Artists’ Reception on Thursday, December 15.

Want to share that you’re selling with us? Spread the word on Facebook and Instagram!  

Thank you, sincerely, for your interest in participating in this annual event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Executive Director John Kearns at huntingdonarts@gmail.com.


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Explore, Reclaim, and Conserve: Huntingdon County Exhibit Open

img_2687-smThe current exhibit at The Art Space is a unique exhibit that is the result of a Call for Entries to area artists. Based on the theme, Explore, Reclaim, and Conserve: Huntingdon County, our artist community responded big time. Forty-eight artists submitted 134 pieces of art to create a terrific show. Artwork on display includes paintings, photography, jewelry, basketry, poetry, wall quilts, ceramics, one of a kind pieces and even a painted chair. The Conservation District also has some old bottles that they have found from their cleanup events.

The theme was inspired by a quote from Joseph Rothrock, the father of forestry in Pennsylvania: “I know that I come back from my trips there stronger than when I start on them. It is a soul-expanding process . . .”) The exhibit is in conjunction with the Huntingdon County Conservation District.

The exhibit will be open through Tuesday, October 25.

The Art Space is open:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in downtown Huntingdon.

(The photo above is the outstanding “Heritage Landmarks” wall quilt by Anita Nwaobilo.)


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Art Walk Huntingdon October 20: Fish Prints for Young & Old

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Join us to create your own Gyotaku art. the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own.

Celina Steftas, District Manager of the Huntingdon County Conservation District, will help young and old alike create their own Gyotaku as part of Art Walk Huntingdon on Thursday, October 20 from 5 to 8 pm. She will also talk about our native fish. Suggested donation $2.


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Art Walk Huntingdon to Feature Fiber ArtsFest Teachers

imgp3923-smAs part of Art Walk Huntingdon, a number of teachers from this coming weekend’s Fiber ArtsFest will be demonstrating some of their craft and projects. Come join us from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, September 15 for this opportunity.

Teacher schedule:
5 pm Yvonne Wilson
6 pm Marie Campbell & Shelley Shaffer
7 pm Ginny Mutti

Art Walk Huntingdon is monthly event celebrating the arts at local venues & businesses, held on the third Thursday of the month. Look for the Art Walk Huntingdon flag for participating locations in downtown Huntingdon, PA.
#ArtWalkHdon


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Mythologies in the Narratives Exhibit Opens September 9

jecrum_web_banner-600An Opening Reception will be held today, Friday, September 9 from 6 to 8 pm for the exhibit Mythologies in the Narratives. The exhibit features paintings by J.E. Crum. Her paintings and drawings exaggerate color and combine imagery to tell personal narratives central to the artist’s experience. Crum’s work draws inspiration from a range of fantasy creatures and mythical beings, questioning the depiction of women in mythology and creating abstractions of the human. The artist is a native of Mount Union.

Join us today for light refreshments and a chance to meet the artist.

The exhibit will be open through Tuesday, September 27.

The Art Space is open:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

The Art Space is located at 212 Fourth Street in downtown Huntingdon.


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Pennsylvania Heritage Musician to be Awarded to George Putt

george-putt-croppedAt this year’s festival, Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering will honor Hesston resident George Putt as the 2016 Pennsylvania Heritage Musician.

George Putt started playing music in grade school, and has always had a passion for music. Seven years ago George and his wife Sandy started hosting a jam at their home in Huntingdon County every other Sunday to help keep the music tradition alive in Central Pennsylvania.


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Free Events at Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering

The 12th annual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering kicks off today at Greenwood Furnace State Park to share and enjoy folk music. The weekend is full of workshops, concerts and a contradance. While musicians will want to sign up the full weekend of events (fee required, although individual workshops can also be purchased), there are 5 events that are free and open to the public.

Friday, September 9, 7 pm 
Free Concert, Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, Old Church

Saturday, September 10, 1:15 pm
Free public presentation of PA Heritage Musician to George Putt, Blacksmith Shop

Saturday, September 10, 9 am
Free Hymn Sing, Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, Old Church

Saturday, September 10, 7 pm
Free Concert, Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, Old Church
Followed by free Contradance in Blacksmith Shop (around 9:15 pm)

More information about the Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering can be found at www.folkgathering.com


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Inaugural Art Walk Huntingdon Set for Thursday, September 15, 5 to 8 pm

An exciting new art promotion is set for beginning the third Thursday of every month, starting Thursday, September 15, from 5 to 8 pm. Art Walk Huntingdon is a special event celebrating the arts at local venues & businesses. Look for Art Walk flags for participating venues.

The Arts Council’s event will feature demonstrations and interactions with some of the teachers of the upcoming Fiber ArtsFest (September 16 & 17, more info at www.fiberartsfest.org)

Huntingdon Landmarks, Inc. is launching a Third Thursday promotion in downtown Huntingdon to promote the borough’s artsscene. Art Walk Huntingdon will take place on the third Thursday of every month beginning on September 15, 2016 during the hours of 5:00-8:00 PM.

Landmarks chairman Matt Price explains, “Art Walk Huntingdon will really focus on getting the community into arts related businesses and organizations throughout the borough, and will tie in nicely with the Farmers Market and other Thursday events during the summer months in Huntingdon.”

The goal of Art Walk Huntingdon is to get people moving about and experiencing the arts throughout the year, the walking part is optional. Huntingdon County ArtsCouncil executive director John Kearns adds, “Huntingdon is experiencing a boom in arts-related businesses and organizations, with several new galleries and performance companies starting in the past five years.”

The third Thursday events will also provide an opportunity for the local Huntingdon community to connect with Juniata College and visitors to the area. Kathryn Blake of the Juniata College Museum of Art sees great potential with this connection, saying, “The museum is thrilled to participate in Art Walk Huntingdon! We are extending our Thursday hours and look forward to showing the museum’s collection as well as student and faculty work to the community.”

“This is a great fit for Huntingdon Landmarks through the 4 and More Cultural District partnership,” adds Price. “This is exactly the type of event that will help Landmarks’ mission of promoting the economic viability of historic landmarks in Huntingdon.”

Art Walk Huntingdon events will be free to the public thanks to the sponsorship of participating businesses and the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.

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Call for Entries: October Theme Show Open to All Artists

Once again, the Huntingdon County Arts Council invites all artists to submit to their work based on a theme for an exhibit this October.

The theme this year is Explore, Reclaim and Conserve: Huntingdon County. McVeytown native and pioneering environmentalist Joseph Trimble Rothrock (1839 to 1922) was the father of Pennsylvania forestry and inspired our theme with his quote:

“I know that I come back from my trips there stronger than when I start on them. It is a soul-expanding process . . .”

This exhibit is a conjunction with the Huntingdon County Conservation District.

This is the 3rd year that the Arts Council has conducted a themed show.
The first themed exhibit was in 2014 the theme was the the Edgar Alan Poe poem The Raven.
In 2015 the theme was bicycling. Both shows had outstanding works of art from a wide variety of artists and a wide variety of art styles.

Here are the details for submitting work for the October show.

Call for Entries
We will accept 2D/3D artwork, poetry, and prose based on, inspired by, or related to the natural beauty of Huntingdon County. Categories: all media.

Submissions
Tuesday, October 4 or Thursday, October 6, 4 to 6 pm, or by appointment.
Please include a brief artist’s statement with each submission.

Pick-up
Wednesday, October 26, 2 to 6 pm or by prior arrangement.

Artists’ Reception
Friday, October 7, 6 to 8 pm
Please come and help celebrate the natural beauty of Huntingdon County and showcase your talent.

Show dates
October 7 to 25, 2016

Show Hours
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 12 to 6pm, Saturdays from 10 to 4pm.


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Director’s Cut: Take Two Exhibit Open Until Tuesday, August 30

Directors Cut Take Two ImageA director’s cut is a specially edited creative work that represents the director’s own approved edit. While we are constantly curating works created by other artists, this show puts the Huntingdon County Art Council’s own board of directors on the spot showcasing our personal creations for public view.

ARTISTS’ OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, August 19, 6-8pm

ART SPACE HOURS:
Tues, Thurs, Fri 12 to 6pm, Sat 10 to 4pm


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Arts Council Awards Arts in Ed Grants

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The Huntingdon County Arts Council is pleased to award its first Arts in Education grant! The grant is awarded for Mud Mobile, a project spearheaded by Bethany Benson at Juniata College to establish a mobile ceramics project that will bring ceramic arts and art education experiences to local Huntingdon County Students.


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Exhibit Hours

The Art Space, at 212 Fourth Street in Huntingdon, is home to monthly exhibits.

During each exhibit, The Art Space is open:

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 – 6 pm.
Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm.


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Robert Lang designed our Peace Flight sculpture that is on Bryon Street up to the hospital. His origami work was translated into the metal sculpture and was installed in September 2013. He also came to Huntingdon to lecture on origami. His work is amazing. ...

Robert Lang is a physicist who worked at NASA studying lasers and has 46 patents on optoelectronics to his name. However, that's not what he's best known for now: he's a legend in the world of origami. His intricate designs are second to none, and they actually have applications back in engineering.

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So excited for our Chair-ity Auction with the Huntingdon County Library this Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm. ...

Join us Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 pm for a Chair-ity Auction. The Huntingdon County Library and the Huntingdon County Arts Council will be co-hosting the auction which will raise funds for both organizations. The event will feature a silent auction of chairs painted by local artists and will also have raffle baskets. Tickets to the event are $10. The first chair is called "Play" and was painted by seniors Drew Watson and Emily Wennick. The second chair is called "Color SPLAT!" and was painted by sophomore Logan Allen and senior Jonathan Bair. All the artist are students in Erin Shaffer's 3D Design class at Huntingdon High School. If you'd like a chance to bid on this chair, stop by the Library or Arts Council for a ticket or buy one at the door. Join us at Mayfest today to see the chairs in person and keep watching our social media for more chair and basket previews before the auction. Sponsored by The Daily News.

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(814) 643-6220

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