Masks Requested

In the Interest of Public Health, Masks are Requested When Inside the Gmeiner.

Due to current numbers of COVID-19 cases in Tioga County, we are requesting all guests to wear a mask while inside the Gmeiner. Please use hand sanitizer and maintain a social distance of 3 feet, when possible. Your cooperation allows us to remain open!

All My Favorite Textures

The exhibit “All My Favorite Textures” by Elmira College professor Chris Longwell will be on display in the Main Gallery until January 21. There are large vessels, bowls, tea bowls, cups, and other functional pieces. Most items will be for sale – ORIGINAL ART MAKES A GREAT PRESENT!

Mr. Longwell’s work has been featured in several books and national shows. He is an artist, art educator, gallery director, and community volunteer. For more information on Mr. Longwell, see his webpage: https://meritpages.com/Chris_Longwell

Abandoned Art

Are you a student who was unable to pick up your drawing from the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center due to Covid? You may be entitled to art! Did you forget to grab a photo that you bought in a show, but it’s been a few years, and you’re too embarrassed to admit it? You may be entitled to art! Have you ever wandered around your house late at night, wondering where that painting went that you entered into a juried show in 1982? You may be entitled to art!

A collection of “Abandoned Art” (items left in storage at the Gmeiner) will be on display in the Atrium Gallery from January 3 – 29th. If you think you left something at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center any time in the past 40 years, come down, identify your abandoned art, and take it home with you!

Disclaimer: Not everyone will be entitled to art, only the people who made it.

Second disclaimer: Any items not picked up by January 29th  may be sold in the future to raise funds for the Center.

A Dead Man’s Eyes

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is pleased to announce a book reading with local author Lori Duffy Foster. She will read from her mystery novel, A Dead Man’s Eyes on Wednesday, January 19th at noon in the Main Gallery. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the reading. This reading will be the first in 2022’s Brown Bag Series at the Gmeiner.

Lori Duffy Foster is a former crime reporter who writes from the hills of Northern Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and four children. Her nonfiction has appeared in Healthy Living, Running Times, Literary Mama, Crimespree and Mountain Home magazines. A Dead Man’s Eyes, the first in the Lisa Jamison mystery/suspense series, is her debut novel. Look for book two in the series, Never Broken, in April of 2022. 

From A Dead Man’s Eyes:

Lisa Jamison has done well for a single mom who got pregnant at fifteen.

She’s a reporter at a well-respected newspaper and her teenage daughter is both an athlete and honors student. Though their relationship is rocky these days, Lisa has accomplished what she set out to do. She has given her daughter the kind of life she never had.

But all that changes when Lisa sees her daughter in the eyes of a dead man.

Color the World A Beautiful Place

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center announces an exhibit opening with mother and daughter artists Amy Wilston and Elizabeth Colegrove. Their exhibit of poured paintings titled “Color the World a Beautiful Place” will be on display in the Main Gallery at the Gmeiner from Saturday, February 5 – Saturday, February 26. Poured paintings are created by using many different acrylic colors to create a magnificent kaleidoscope effect. Elizabeth and Amy have put this technique to use on canvases as well as objects. Elizabeth enjoys the depth of richer colors, with the luminescence of silver, gold, and metallics mixed in. Amy likes a bolder color palette, almost like fireworks in motion. They are inspired by the beauty that surrounds all of us and hope that their exhibit will fill the audience’s lives with color. This exhibit will open with an artist’s reception from 2-4PM on Saturday, February 5. Light refreshments will be provided. The Gmeiner is currently open from 12-6PM Mondays through Saturdays and admission to the gallery is always free. 

Winter Simplicity

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center announces “Winter Simplicity” an exhibit of wintry photographs by local artist, Mia Lisa Anderson. During the pandemic, Mia focused her camera on small, intimate, simple scenes in nature. She wants to share the beauty of snow and minimalistic landscapes with the community. This exhibit will be on display in the Atrium Gallery at the Gmeiner from Saturday, February 5 – Saturday, February 26. The Gmeiner is located at 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, behind the Green Free Library.  

Musicales February Performance

The Wednesday Morning Musicales will present a performance of tunes from the musical, Hello Dolly! on Wednesday, February 9 at 10:15 AM in the Main Gallery.

The Wednesday Morning Musicales hold monthly performances at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center on the first Wednesdays at 10:15 AM from September through May.
The Wellsboro Art Club meets in the Studio every Thursday at 10 AM.

Upcoming Classes/Workshops
The Grand Canyon Photography Club meets on the Second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM.
The Wellsboro Knitters and Spinners meet from 2-4PM every Wednesday in the Studio
We accept art exhibit proposals year-round. Send samples of your work and a description of your show to director@gmeinerartculturalcenter.org.

About

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is a non-profit dedicated to the community of Wellsboro by Arthur J. Gmeiner in memory of his family. We are committed to cultivating the link between art, culture, and community. Our gallery space allows local artists to share their work, while our studio space is a hub for creatives to congregate. We host art exhibits as well as the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild, Grand Canyon Photography Club, Wellsboro Art Club, Wednesday Morning Musicales, and the Friday Club. The facilities can be used by any member of the community for educational purposes.

Architecture

The architecture of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center was inspired by the Mid Century Modern Movement of the mid 20th century. The structure stands out from the dominant 19th century architecture of Main Street Wellsboro. Efforts to preserve and enhance the Mid Century design of the building are ongoing at the art center.

Green Free Library

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 under the governance of the Board of Directors of the Green Free Library. For more information about the Green Free Library visit https://www.greenfreelibrary.org.