Welcome to the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center!

The Gmeiner is closed this week in order to hang new exhibits. We will reopen on Sunday, October 4th with a reception from 2-4PM to celebrate the Wellsboro Art Club’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” main gallery exhibit and Arthur Gmeiner’s “Frugality” atrium gallery exhibit.

Masks are optional at the Gmeiner

Masks are currently optional at the Gmeiner. Individuals are still welcome to wear a mask for their own comfort and safety if they choose, and masks are available by the bathrooms.

Wellsboro Art Club “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is pleased to announce that the Wellsboro Art Club’s long-awaited “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” exhibit will be on display from October 2 – October 23.  The exhibit will open with a free reception for the public on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-4PM with refreshments provided by the art club members. The Wellsboro Art Club first formed in 1948 with a group of local painters who wanted to work and learn together. Over the years, the group expanded to include crafts as well as fine arts. This exhibit will showcase the wide variety of interests and talents of the current members, from watercolors on used tea bags, to furniture painted and decorated with parts and pieces of old games, to charming dolls made from scraps of leftover fabric, ribbon, and fringe. The Wellsboro Art Club meets formally at 10:30AM on the first Thursday of each month in the Studio at the Gmeiner. They have informal studio time the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month from 10AM – noon.

Throughout their show, the art club members will be providing a series of free Saturday workshops for children in the Studio at the Gmeiner. A rock art workshop for children ages 6-12 led by Colleen Krise will be held at 10AM on Saturday, October 15th. A poured painting workshop for children ages 8 -12 led by Mary Wise will be held at 1PM on Saturday, October 15th. Two pressed flower workshops for children ages 6-16 led by Wanda Short will be held at 10Am and 1PM on Saturday, October 22nd. The classes are free and materials are provided; however, classes are limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Carrie Heath at 570-724-1917 or director@gmeinerartculturalcenter.org

This display is appropriate for all ages, and there will be a scavenger hunt activity for children. 

Wellsboro Art Club members at a 2021 picnic

Arthur Gmeiner “Frugality”

When the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center first opened in 1969, members of the Wellsboro Art Club served as “hostesses” (now called docents) during public showings of Mr. Gmeiner’s works, and began to arrange for exhibits of other local artists and area children. Since the art club has long had such a close association with our founder, it only made sense to also display some of Arthur Gmeiner’s works during the month of October in the Atrium gallery. The focus of this exhibit will be on his “Frugality” and will showcase how Mr. Gmeiner reused every bit of material that he could when painting.

“Blizzard, Elmira NY” by Arthur Gmeiner

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.

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.