Upcoming Events

Textile Valentine Classes

Kari Roslund will be offering three textile Valentines classes in conjunction with her exhibit. They will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 10 AM and 1 PM as well as Sunday, January 29th from 1:30-3:30PM in the Studio at the Gmeiner. The classes are limited to 20 participants, ages 12 to adult. The cost for the class is $30 and all materials will be provided for students to be able to make 2 Valentines. Come make something handmade and heartfelt for your loved ones! For more information or to register for the class, please contact the Gmeiner at (570) 724-1917 or director@gmeinerartculturalcenter.org

“The Persistence of Flowers” Exhibit Opening Reception

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is thrilled to announce an opening reception for “The Persistence of Flowers” an exhibit of works by Filomena Jack which will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 2-4PM. Filomena Jack is a beloved teaching artist from Elmira who is known for her colorful work that embraces a childlike enthusiasm for life. Filomena will give an artist’s talk at 3PM to talk about the importance of colorful art as a way to combat the winter blues. Light refreshments will be served at the reception, which is free and open to the public.

“The Persistence of Flowers” is an exhibit that celebrates our ability to focus on what is useful, encouraging, and lovely. The artist has been collecting tools, habits, and techniques to help her battle depression and anxiety since she was a child. Remembering that flowers always emerge each spring and that we HAVE A CHOICE as to what we plant in our figurative (and actual!) surroundings/heads/subconscious has been a key component to help her thrive. We invite you to spend time with the flowers and to plant the seeds necessary for you experience more colorful and encouraging days. This exhibit is suitable for all ages.

Filomena Jack holds a BFA from Jersey City University where she focused on photography and sculpture. After college, Filomena worked as a corporate software trainer in NYC. There she fell in love with using creativity to teach skills to various audiences. Filomena has run a number of small businesses including a quilt shop and wedding photography business. She now paints large murals, portraits of pets, and lots and lots of flowers. Filomena holds certifications in personal development and therapeutic hypnosis and helps clients reach their goals using humor and creative thinking. Filomena’s first self-published art book: “Bunzie’s Bundalas” is available on Amazon.

“The Persistence of Flowers” will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center from Saturday, February 4 through Sunday, February 26. 

“Life in Miniature” Exhibit Opening Reception

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is pleased to announce an opening reception for “Life in Miniature” an Atrium exhibit of miniature oil paintings by “the Iris Apfel of Wellsboro,” Maureen Babb. The reception will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 2-4PM. Maureen is a well-known member of the Wellsboro Art Club who works in a variety of media. Maureen will give an artist’s talk at 3PM to explain how she started making these tiny paintings. Light refreshments will be served at the reception, which is free and open to the public.

Maureen Babb, who is originally from Jersey Shore, took oil painting lessons as a teenager, but did not paint in the medium again until four years ago. When she first took up the brush again, she thought she would try her hand at miniatures to see how it went. She uses her own photographs as inspiration for each piece. She chooses photos that evoke feelings for her due to their subject matter, color, or the memory associated with them. And then she very, very precisely paints them. Maureen hopes that viewers like the display and that it inspires them to try something they may have given up on. She says, “You just don’t know what you can do unless you try!” “Life in Minature” will be on display in the Atrium Gallery of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center from Saturday, February 4 through Sunday, February 26. 

WWII Memorial Fundraiser at Timeless Destination

Join the Gmeiner, The Green Free Library, KC101 Hometown Country Radio Station, and Timeless Destination in raising funds for the World War II Memorial renovation project on Wednesday, February 1st!
Grab something to eat at the Timeless any time that day, and they will donate 10% of the meal price to the Memorial fund. OR join Kevin Thomas from KC101 at 6:30 for trivia night! 
Veterans – your first drink is on the house!

Art’s Friends Meeting

The next meeting of Art’s Friends will be held on Monday, February 6th at 1PM in the Studio. This meeting will focus on planning our spring art auction and creating “to-go” art packets for children.

Wednesday Morning Musicales FREE Concert

Members of the public are invited to come to a free concert presented by the Wednesday Morning Musicales at 10:15AM on Wednesday, February 8th in the Main Gallery of the Gmeiner. This month’s concert will feature student performers from Mansifeld University singing selections from their spring musical “Phantom of the Opera.”

Performances of the full musical will be:  March 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 at Straughn Auditorium and March 5 at 2:30.  

Acrylic Flower Painting Class with Filomena Jack

Filomena Jack will be offering an energetic acrylic painting class in conjunction with her exhibit. The class will be held on Saturday, February 18h from 1:00-3:00PM in the Studio at the Gmeiner. The class is limited to 10 participants, ages 13 to adult. The cost for the class is $30 and all materials will be provided for students. Students should register with the artist by emailing, FilomenaJackStudio@gmail.com. Payment can be made by cash, check filled out to Filomena Jack Studio, or by Venmo to @Filomena-Jack-Studio.

Illumination with Ceramics Class

Join Bethany Conway of The heART Studio for her first ceramics class here at the Gmeiner Studio! Bethany is offering an Illuminated Ceramics class on Sunday, February 19th from 1:30 – 3PM. Cost is $45 and all materials will be provided. Limited to 10 students ages 18 and older. We will be custom making illuminary lamps using clay. This is a guided class and you will be able to custom design your lamp using various shapes and colors. There is a two week turnaround time. Projects can be picked up at the Gmeiner on completion. Students must preregister with the artist at:

https://www.bethanysheart.com/event-details/illumination-with-ceramics-feb-19-gmeiner-arts-center

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