The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening First Friday exhibition of the Foothills Artists on Friday, March 5, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. The reception is free and open to the public. Temperature check at the door and mask wearing are required. The show will remain up through Thursday, March 25. Selected pieces are also posted for sale on the ACAC’s website: www.adamsarts.org.
The Foothills Artists are comprised of ten local artists who live in Adams County. Participating artists are: Printmaker, Anne Finucane, Photographer, Geoff Grant, Ceramist and Founding Member, Jack Handshaw, Painter, Michael McCullough, Painter and Sculpture, Sharon Pierce McCullough, Jeweler and Sculpture, Judy Pyle, Fiber Artist, Jóh Ricci, Jeweler and Painter, Ann Ruppert, Woodworker, Rod Stabler, and Painter, Geoffrey Thulin. Member, Anne Finucane says, “The Foothills Artists have been busy working in their individual studios throughout the past year, so it will be great to get our new work out into the public!”
2021 marks the 15th year since the group was invited to show their artwork in conjunction with the Lavender Farm Festival. After the Lavender Farm owners moved out of the area, the Foothills Artists decided to continue showcasing their artwork by creating an annual, self-guided Studio Tour. The annual tour scheduled for the week before Thanksgiving each year, is held in homes and studios in western Adams County, stretching from Fairfield Valley to Cashtown.
This exhibit at the ACAC’s AECenter will be the first time the group has shown together in a gallery under the Foothills Artists banner. Sharon Pierce McCullough says, “With the ongoing pandemic, it is a real pleasure to be able to present artwork to the Adams County community again.” Geoffrey Thulin continues, “We are very excited to be showing together in the gallery and thank the ACAC for this opportunity. Our work has always been viewed separately from each other as part of the tour.”
For more information about the Foothills Artists Exhibition, ACAC Members Show, as well as other upcoming Arts Council exhibitions, or art classes at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, visit www.adamsarts.org or call (717) 334-5006.
The Adams County Arts Council’s mission is to cultivate an arts-rich community.