ACAC: Fall art shows

According to the Adams County Arts Council newsletter, the following shows will be displayed this fall.

The Bluebrick Gallery

The Bluebrick Gallery, an artist co-op featuring seven Adams County artists, opened its doors on June 5, 2009. The artists—Owner Lisa Gohr Harman, Shawn Heiges, Wendy Spicer Heiges, Sarah Schaeffer Maclay, Jill Rakowicz, Amy Thrush-Dreves, and Deborah Yargar-Reed, most of whom were Adams County art educators, and all of whom were friends—brought a wide range of artistic disciplines to the gallery, from painting and photography, to pottery, mixed media, jewelry, and metal work.

It was Lisa Harman’s dream to use her building’s space as a gallery. “We all have very different styles and approaches, so it will be a really eclectic, really exciting mix.” Harman was a high school art teacher in the Upper Adams School District at the time and has since taken an art position at Liberty University.

During the ten years it was open, new artists and crafts were introduced and many First Fridays were celebrated. This show represents works from six of the original artists: Lisa Harman, Jill Rakowicz, Wendy Heiges, Shawn Heiges, Sarah Maclay, and Amy Dreves, as well as the following artists who joined the Bluebrick along the way: Heather Sefcheck, Erin Brown, Judy Pyle, and Annette Ehly, who says, “These three words sum up my experience with the Bluebrick Gallery artists: creativity, positivity, & community.”

This show features raku pottery, encaustic painting, fiber art, mixed media picture frames and mirrors, acrylics, metal work, pen and ink, enameling, and more.

In the Details by Chris Lauer

“In the Details” is a collection of works by Chris Lauer that explores the expanding nature of detail found when we discover the world around us through a natural lens. This show will be the featured exhibit in the gallery during the month of September. A multi-modal creator, Lauer created this experience using ceramics, printmaking and painting.

People that Matter to Me by Blayne Miller

Blayne Miller, a rising junior at Gettysburg Area High School, became interested in photography her freshman year. This straight-A student is a member of the photography club, the field hockey team, and is active in her church. Blayne also has been a summer camp coordinator at the Adams County Arts Council, under the direction of Wendy Heiges, for three years. She says, “I was drawn to taking photos because I like to capture brief moments in time. I enjoy showing the viewer the way that I see things in everyday life.”

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