Mission: The Huntingdon County Arts Council is dedicated to providing art and cultural opportunities in Huntingdon County. Our programs are designed to provide enjoyment and enrichment as well as educational and professional opportunities to the general public, students, amateur and professional artists.
Lewistown is set to celebrate Goose Day. They are having a coloring contest, with deadline of September 18.
Sponsored by: Snowflakes on the Square & In Home Services of Central PA
Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories and the deadline to submit your coloring page is September 18th to the Snowflakes on the Square.
Paul Amato shared how to easily make geometrical abstract art. A fun activity for young and old alike.
Another Lunch & Learn opportunity.
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Please join us for our September Lunch & Learn for a presentation via zoom of Cemetery Iconography!
This presentation will be presented by Margaret Skrivseth, HCHS Executive Director.
Lunch & Learns are brought to you by the 4 and More Cultural District made up by the Huntingdon County Arts Council, Huntingdon County Library, Huntingdon Health and Wellness and the Huntingdon County Historical Society.
Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable
Twelve veterans created art. Virtual exhibit.
The pieces of art were created by heroes. Twelve veterans from the Southwestern Veterans Center are part of the exhibit, “We Are Beautiful Art!” An opening was planned for March at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Downtown, but was canceled because of the pandemic. The 35-piece collection ca...
Looking forward to seeing Robert Wagoner Collection exhibit at the Juniata College Museum of Art.
We are OPEN with new hours convenient for students and community.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 1pm - 8pm
Sat 12pm - 4pm
Come enjoy a quiet, no-touch experience with the art.
Masks are required at all times.
I swear this looks real. Great illusions.
What's going on?!
Plein Air Painting Workshops with Evgeny Krayushkin:
Evgeny Krayushkin is an artist and a teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. Together with the Perry County Council for the Arts we are pleased to announce a 10-day Huntingdon County Art Residency and invite artist members from the Huntingdon Arts Council to participate in these plein air workshops. The workshops are free, but you must register.
“A part of my landscape” is an artistic interpretation of our surroundings, our town. We will look at some of the prominent locations and some of the more obscure ones as well, with the purpose of discovering a story within. Each landscape or location is very unique for each one of us, we will be exploring different ways we all perceive and experience each location rather than painting the photographic likeness. Evgeny is more focused on helping you develop and improve your own artistic vision and style, rather than impose his own.
This project is about diversity and the beauty of the individual, color and experience. With that in mind, we welcome artists of every level and proficiency. Your individual medium is welcomed, as well as you can incorporate it into a plein air experience.
The first workshop will be Friday, September 4th, 6pm at Portstown Park, Huntingdon. Please bring a blanket or a lawn chair. During our first workshop we will discuss additional details, decide on the future schedule and the starting locations.
Perry County Council for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts are providing canvases and painting supplies (acrylic paint medium only). If you don’t like acrylics or prefer your own medium, please bring it along.
COVID 19 Restrictions
This Art Residency is designed to be safe. We will be meeting outside, in the areas around Huntingdon, which have a lot of room to walk around. Please note, that we will be using social distancing of 6 or more feet and wearing face masks. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.
At the end of the residency, we will have a public show. Details to be determined.
Class size limited to 20 participants.
Registration is FREE, but you must register in advance.
To register, click this link: http://huntingdoncountyarts.com/?page_id=2354.
A dose of uplifting news: Anthony, an 11-year-old boy from Nigeria, received a scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School's summer program after they saw this video of his barefoot ballet performance.
http://rddt.co/BEFB50AXKki via r/MadeMeSmile
Video by Leap of Dance Academy
Van Wagner playing in front of the furnace at Greenwood Furnace State Park back in 2015. Van will be part of the virtual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering on September 12. Info at www.folkgathering.com
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering is a fun and friendly weekend of playing & listening to folk music at a beutiful state park on September 7 to 9, 2018
Here is a group helping to elevate the voices of artists and arts organizations across the state. Take a look.
Click here to support Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania's campaign
Public art: Train trestles at Portstown Park, Huntingdon, PA.
In 2003 Matt D'Alberto created a series of murals on the abandoned railroad trestles at Portstown Park. He was aided by public school history day activities by 3rd and 4th grade students of Standing Stone Elementary School. The students signed the rainbow pillars to add to the art.
This art project was the first collaborative art project of the Huntingdon Borough and the Huntingdon County Arts Council.
Portstown Park commemorates its namesake Huntingdon neighborhood that met its demise in the flood of 1972. This former working class neighborhood was at the intersection of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT). Today Norfolk Southern owns the main railroad tracks for both commercial and passenger service to Pittsburgh and New York.
The abandoned railroad trestles pay homage to the former H&BT Railroad whose service area roughly paralleled Route 26 South.
What do you think?
Arts investment helped small communities after the Great Recession. Can it revive their economies again?
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering honored Huntingdon's own Gene Hoffman in 2010 as the Pennsylvania Heritage Musician of the Year. Gene learned to play at a very young age and is pictured with a new generation learning to play, Kate Loomis-Adams.
Art can be an inspiration and a comfort at critical times.
My son was rushed to Children’s Hospital Colorado on his 3rd day of life; his stay lasted for three months. Art was the powerwasher that I needed to cleanse the suffocating mess that was my life at the time.
Public art in Huntingdon County: As you are traveling north on US Route 522, just before you enter the town of Orbisonia, Pennsylvania, this gateway Iron sculpture sits on the righthand side of the road.
Created by Massachusetts based artist Dale Rogers, @dalerogerstudio, and installed in 2011, the Iron sculpture represents the prominence of the iron industry in the region for many years and had significance influence in the history of the region. In fact, the famous narrow gauge East Broad Top Railroad, https://www.facebook.com/ebtrr, was built to take coal from area mines to local iron furnaces.
Then state representative Mike Fleck, https://www.facebook.com/mike.fleck.39, was instrumental in securing the funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development to make this project happen.
Congratulations to this Pennsylvania Council of the Arts member for picking up 3 EMMY nominations.
Always loved Joe Negri from our Mister Rogers days.
PA Council on the Arts member, Emmai Alaquiva, just picked up THREE Emmy nominations from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences! Amazing work!!
One of the nominations is for Yamomzhouse Studios' profile video on Joe Negri for the 2019 Governor's Awards for the Arts, which were presented at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh by Governor Tom Wolf. #pagovsartsawards #pamade #paproud
You can check out all four profile videos Emmai and YaMomzHouse made for the 2019 Governor's Awards here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Pennsylvaniacouncilonthearts/videos/?ref=page_internal
More amazing street art
Amazing street arts
Missing the Huntingdon County Fair this year. Our part is managing the Art Station and all the great art from all over Huntingdon County that is submitted and displayed. Here is a peek back at last year.
If you are a gardener or go to the Farmers Market, this month's Lunch & Learn can come in handy.
Art creates . . .
Don't you agree?
In the best of times, the arts create connection, community, belonging, and joy. In the worst of times, the arts create all of that and more—and most of all, the arts create hope. Spread the word and find ways you can support the arts at ArtsCreateHope.com. #ArtsCreateHope
How is this even possible?https://www.facebook.com/434028116629128/videos/289186822175530
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John Lewis was civil rights giant who fought for Voter's Rights, but he was also a passionate arts advocate, who famously stated “Without the arts, without music, without dance, without drama, without photography, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings."
Congrats to the Berks Arts Council for a beautiful arts project that will bring smiles of their community!
Congratulations to the following artists who were selected to have their artwork featured on the Barta (Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority)/ South Central Transit Bus Shelters in Downtown Reading:
Katherine Addison, Julia Cocuzza Art, Theron Cook, Nicolas Fay, Suzanne Fellows, Eric Leatherman, Jennifer Nitka and Alicia Tejada
Weather permitting, the artwork will be available for viewing on the Bus Shelters beginning the week of August 17th.
Dave Kilmer, Executive Director stated, “We are happy to partner with Berks Art Council on this worthwhile project that promotes art in the community and ultimately enhances the Downtown area.”
Aaron Gantz, Executive Director of Downtown Revitalization shared that “public art plays a critical role in economic and community development through beautification and connectivity, while creating new points of interest for residents + visitors alike. We hope this project will catalyze and empower future public art efforts in the City and downtown area.”
Special thanks to Berks Community Murals, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, and City Of Reading, Pennsylvania for supporting this initiative.
Children's book reimagined in the time of COVID-19.
A mother of two mindlessly picked up a paintbrush in late March, and started painting the cover of one of the books she had read to her children earlier in the day -- and said she incorporated some “cartoonified” coronavirus themes, to try to make the situation less scary.
Inspiring connection of the arts and a special community.
We are so proud to announce Live Out Loud, a documentary film by FreshFly about Overbrook School for the Blind and Pennsylvania Ballet Second Company will be premiering on WHYY on July 26th at 4PM EST. Check out the trailer here!
The film's audio description services will be provided on WHYY DVI (Descriptive Video Information) feature.
#FlashbackFriday Painting the mural at 212 Fourth Street in Huntingdon in August 2012. The mural celebrated the 40 years of the Huntingdon County Arts Council. Best viewed from Monarch's parking lot.
The Museum of Modern Design in Atlanta offers virtual tours, on-line children and adult classes, as well as a lecture series. Worth checking out.
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is the only museum in the southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. We offer rotating exhibitions, and educational programming for kids and adults.
Tonight would have been the Big Band Sound at the Concerts on the Quad. It would have been a hot one. We miss their great music and the crowd they always bring out. See you next year--when things are NORMAL.
The big Arts Fest in State College is going virtual this year, starting tomorrow.
We'll have eleven live performances from Thursday, July 9, through Saturday, July 11. Tune in on YouTube Live or Facebook Live!
Superb 2-D art with 3-D perspective!
Stunning 3D street arts 😍
A new art form.
People Blend Themselves In With Vinyl
It was exciting to know that a Pennsylvania congressman was the leader in establishing the NEA back in 1965. The Arts Council has received a number of grants from the NEA, including a new grant for #FolkCollege 2021.
Learn why this agency is important.
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