Winter Market
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Winter Market

Welcome the holiday season at Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden! 

Visit us December 9 & 10 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
Enjoy shopping in the Rhone House, and you're welcome to enjoy a quiet winter walk on the grounds as well.
Offering select handcrafted spoons & utensils, as well as shaker boxes made from a historic Rhoneymeade sugar maple salvaged by the talented woodworker Steve Strouse, as well as wreaths crafted from arboretum greens. Fill our beautiful handmade baskets in a variety of sizes with gift offerings of locally crafted items.

Join us tol take a break from the December frenzy and enjoy a moment of Rhoneymeade Hospitality.

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Watercolor Pumpkins and Gourds Pop-Up classes
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Watercolor Pumpkins and Gourds Pop-Up classes

October 29th, 1–3pm -- adult class
with instructor Nicole Packard

Fall is here! Create your own autumn themed painting!

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

http://www.artalliancepa.org/classes-new.html#pop-ups

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Fall Pig Roast
Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

Fall Pig Roast

Join us for a fall Pig Roast at Rhoneymeade!

Pulled Pork sandwiches (eat-in or take-out)

Vegetarian and Vegan Options by Nomad Kitchen Food Truck

Live Music by Alley Cats, Zac McKee and Doc Byrne & Jeff Gibble

Demonstration by Steve Strouse how to bend wood to create a shaker box.

(image by Jennifer Kane)

 

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Steve Strouse Exhibit - Wood
Oct
7
to Oct 29

Steve Strouse Exhibit - Wood

 Come see Steve Strouse's beautiful tables and mirros, created from local salvaged trees. We will also be offering very limited quantities of utensils, carriers, and #2 Shaker boxes, all created from a sugar maple salvaged from the Rhoneymeade Arboretum.

 

 

If you join us for our October 14 Pig Roast - you will also be able to see Steve do a woodworking demo - focused on bending wood for his specialty shaker boxes.

 

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Plein Air Workshop with Lena Thynell
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Plein Air Workshop with Lena Thynell

Lena Thynell Watercolor Artist, Plein Air Painter
Signature Member of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society.

 Two- day workshop September 22+23 // each day 10am–4pm

For the intermediate / experienced watercolor painter who would like to learn about painting on location, outdoors, "en plein air".
The workshop will cover tools and materials, selecting a dramatic composition, simplifying it, observing the light and shadows and experience how the paper and paint reacts when you paint outdoors.

We will start and finish both days in the classroom. Lena will paint demos outdoors weather permitting. Students don't have to have tripods/ easels for outdoor painting. The garden has benches and chairs. 

The workshop is hosted by Art Alliance of Central PA , sign up by register on their website http://www.artalliancepa.org/
or call 814-234-2740

The class is limited to 15 students

Please visit www.lenathynellwatercolor.com and follow Lena on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ lenathynellwatercolor

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Pop Up Class - Fall Collage for Parent & Child
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Pop Up Class - Fall Collage for Parent & Child

with instructor Nicole Packard

Cut, layer, and stick to create a colorful mixed paper collage.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

http://www.artalliancepa.org/classes-new.html#pop-ups

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Hammered Flowers Pop Up Class
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Hammered Flowers Pop Up Class

Hammered Flowers

September 10, 2-4pm -- adult class

at Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
(177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall, PA)
with instructor Julia Nelson

Have fun learning to use a hammer to make hammered flower prints. Participants will have a chance to collect some plant material to use, as well as the flowers provided, to create botanical prints. You may bring some flowers or leaves from home to try, if you wish -- bold or dark colors are recommended.

Supplies and refreshments provided.

Cost for this pop-up is $15.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740.

http://artalliancepa.org/

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Birdworks Photography Exhibit
Sep
2
to Oct 1

Birdworks Photography Exhibit

Birdworks Photography Exhibit: From the Heart of Mexico (Desde el Corazón de México)

Stacie Bird is a photographer who has lived and worked in Centre County since the early 1980s. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State in Film in 1985. Her background in film making guides her photography and visual storytelling. 

She writes:
"The mountain town of San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato is an oasis, rich in culture, religion, and politics, in the heart of Mexico. From the brutal beauty of the landscape to the warmth of the people, traditions and food, this vibrant city has held a large part of my heart (mi corazón) for the past 10 years.

"These pieces speak to my love of the vibrant colors that are daily life in Mexico. From the simple adobe walls to the ornate colonial churches, the bold and saturated colors of the architecture are, at once surprising, always inspiring and ever-changing.

"The simple beauty of everyday objects compel me to observe, record and share."

Stacie Bird
July 2017

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Better Birding with Technology: Using eBird and Google Maps
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Better Birding with Technology: Using eBird and Google Maps

 

Want to learn what birds have been recently sighted in your area — or in a place you’re planning to visit? John Smith, in consultation with Joe Gyekis, has created a site that integrates Google Maps, eBird, and other ornithological data. These experienced naturalists will demonstrate how the site works and show you how to use its maps and search functions on your own. If you're interested in birds and birding, come out to Rhoneymeade for this fascinating presentation -- and do a little birding on the grounds, too! 
 

Free admission

 

White-breasted Nuthatch photo by Manjith Kainickara. Licensed underhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/CC-BY.

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Where Art and Nature Meet: Art Camp for Teens with Beverly Crow
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Where Art and Nature Meet: Art Camp for Teens with Beverly Crow

Looking for an art experience inspired by nature? Come out to Rhoneymeade for a week and enjoy working on a variety of projects with Beverly Crow, an experienced teacher and artist. Collages, mobiles, sketchbooks, and more: let the Rhoneymeade studio, grounds, and sculptures spark new ideas! 

The camp is for tweens and teens (11-18) and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register, email Rhoneymeade at rhoneymeade@gmail.com.

The cost is $125 for the week; some snacks and drinks will be provided, but please also bring your own peanut-free snacks to enjoy. Space is limited to 10 students, so register today!

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Hammered Flower and Leaf Art - Kids Art Pop Up Class
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Hammered Flower and Leaf Art - Kids Art Pop Up Class

For kids ages 8 & up
with instructor Julia Nelson, cost $15

Two classes: 11-12: 30 and from 1:30-3pm
Have fun learning to use a hammer to make hammered flower and leaf prints. Children will have a chance to collect some plant material to use, as well as the flowers provided, to create botanical prints. You may bring some flowers or leaves from home to try, if you wish -- bold or dark colors are recommended.

For children ages 8 and up -- family members may enjoy exploring Rhoneymeade's grounds during their visit.

Please note: participating children must be capable of using a hammer. Parents are welcome to stay to assist their child.

In the event of inclement weather, the pop-up will be held indoors.

To sign up please call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or email them at info@artalliancepa.org

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Get Grilling for Father's Day
Jun
18
11:30 AM11:30

Get Grilling for Father's Day

We'll provide the grill, you provide the picnic!

Come to Rhoneymeade to celebrate Father's Day. We have tables, chairs, a fridge, a kitchen -- just bring your favorite foods and perhaps some utensils to cook with, if you need something special.

We'll provide the grill, charcoal, paper plates, some seltzer to drink, and a gorgeous backdrop. Take a walk through the gardens after lunch and enjoy the scenery and sculpture. See you on the 18th!

 

 

[Photo: John Tornow. Licensed under Creative Commons, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/.)
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Delta Student Art Show
Jun
10
to Jun 25

Delta Student Art Show

Come to the Rhoneymeade studio to see artwork by students in the Delta Program! There will be work in a variety of media -- including pottery, pencil and charcoal, and collage. You're invited to attend the opening reception for this exhibition on Sunday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. The exhibition will run until June 25.

[Image by Julise Regan.]

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The Layered Landscape - Great Grasses and Groundcovers
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Layered Landscape - Great Grasses and Groundcovers

  • Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever wondered about lawn alternatives for your home? Join Master Gardener Justin Wheeler to explore how to use native grasses and other groundcovers—from golden ragwort to various native sedges—in your landscape.

Bring your questions and learn about the benefits of these groundcovers!

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Bonsai Basics with Anthony Ricciardi
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Bonsai Basics with Anthony Ricciardi

  • Rhoneymeade Arboretum & aSculpture Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anthony Ricciardi will talk about the History, Art and meaning of Bonsai. Anthony will provide guidance on collecting specimens, soil components, potting, pruning and training, grafting and general maintenance. There will be one or two specimens to demonstrate pruning and training. 
If you've ever been curious about Bonsai - this is your opportunity to learn!

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Plein Air Series with Instructor J. Harlan Ritchey
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Plein Air Series with Instructor J. Harlan Ritchey

Join us June 2nd, 9th and 16th as we paint our way in watercolor through the beautiful grounds of Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden. We begin the session with an instructor demonstration of various landscape techniques, followed by individual instruction for each student as they work at their own pace. The indoor studio will be available to us so we will meet rain or shine.

Required supplies for this program: Please bring your own supplies; students who are new to plein air painting can email Harlan at jharlanart@gmail.com for suggestions.

Fee: $65.00 -- for all 3 sessions or
Fee: $25.00 -- for any of the three sessions individually

To sign up, please go online and select Summer 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call the Art Alliance office at 814-234-2740.

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Strawbale Gardening Presentation
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Strawbale Gardening Presentation

Know someone who might like to tend plants but can’t kneel or bend over to do all that digging and weeding? Create next year’s raised bed with ease and enjoy a new way to grow this year.
Come see experienced Gardener Dave Kolasa as he demonstrates setting up a strawbale planting.

Free admission, donations always welcome.

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Mother's Day Pop-Up Art Class
May
14
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Pop-Up Art Class

Join Nicole Packard at Rhoneymeade for a fun parent/child printmaking class! Great for all ages, this class will help you and your son or daughter create a lovely flower bouquet print. We will be stamping and printing with found objects, including corks, erasers, leaves, cut sponges to create different types of flowers.

Classes at 11-12 and 1-2.  

This art class is free - but please register by emailing rhoneymeade@gmail.com

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May
9
to May 10

Centre Gives

  • Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Give where you live through #CentreGives!

Rhoneymeade relies on generous support from our community to keep our Sculpture Garden and Arboretum open to visitors.

Your donations through Centre Gives not only qualify Rhoneymeade for a larger share of Centre Foundation’s $200,000 stretch pool, but also helps us qualify for additional prize money.  

We are hoping to win the $500 Midnight Oil Prize by having the most donors during Tuesday May 9 11pm – 12am.  If possible, make your contribution at www.centregives.org during this time.  Put it on your calendar!

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Spring Colors Art Alliance Studio Tour
May
6
to May 7

Spring Colors Art Alliance Studio Tour

We are excited to be a part of the Art Alliance Spring Colors Studio Tour 2017!

The Studio Tour event is a weekend where artists open up their studios or participate in a group venue open to the general public. Rhoneyemade will offer the two demonstrations during the Tour:

  • Saturday: Papercutting demonstration by Christine Smith
  • Sunday: Mandala design and watercolors by Dee Stout.
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Artists Reception
Apr
30
1:30 PM13:30

Artists Reception

Please join us for refreshments at our season's first Artist Reception.

Come meet local Rhoneyemade Artist members and enjoy their creative views of our varied landscapes:

  • Jeanne McKinney
  • Virginia Belser
  • Jennifer Kane
  • J. Harlan Ritchey
  • Mel Lesher
  • Jeff Mathison
  • Anne Kenyon
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Rhoneymeade Artist Members Exhibit
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Rhoneymeade Artist Members Exhibit

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J. Harlan Ritchey, Rhoneymeade Plein Air

We are excited to start the 2017 Studio season by highlighting  Rhoneymeade Artist Members throughout the month of April.

Visit the studio Saturday and Sunday 10-4 and see these featured artists:

  • Jeanne McKinney
  • Virginia Belser
  • Jennifer Kane
  • J. Harlan Ritchey
  • Mel Lesher
  • Jeff Mathison
  • Anne Kenyon
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Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Theory and Principles of Fruit Tree Pruning by Bob Hricko

Bob Hricko will speak about : Theory and principles of pruning fruit trees - Helping to foster pruning success by sharing theoretical knowledge of tree physiology.

Bob is studying horticulture at Penn State and is particularly passionate about tree fruit. His primary career goal is to take over his grandparents’ fruit farm in Elysburg. For the moment, he is content to serve as Vice President of the Horticulture Club and as a project lead for a Student Farm Club committee that is pushing for the incorporation of local food into the dining commons.

Free of charge

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Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Herbal Salve Workshop with Herbalist Jennifer Tucker

The art and practice of how to make herbal oils and salves.

This workshop will include demonstration of how to infuse herbs in oil and how to make a salve.

Each registered attendee will take home a 1oz. jar of herbal salve from the workshop and a handout with step by step instructions. 

A discussion of the plants and stories on how to use the oils and salves for external healing will follow the demonstration.

Jennifer’s herbal tea will be served after the discussion. 

Workshop fee of $25 will benefit Rhoneymeade.

Please register before February 14.

Jennifer Anne Tucker received an MFA from Pennsylvania State University in Photography and Film.  She is a photographer/artist, herbalist and flower essence practitioner and gives herbal workshops in the area.  Jennifer met and mentored with Evelyn Snook, herbalist, in 1970 until her death in 1996. She authored and self-publishes a work-book about Evelyn’s teachings titled Evelyn’s Ways Cleansing and Nourishing with Plants.

Jennifer and her husband Gerald Lang collaborate on their photography art in The Botanical Series, their work can be seen at website www.jennifer-tucker.com and locally at The Frame Shop and Gallery in State College in Millheim at Green Drake Gallery.

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Feb
5
11:00 AM11:00

Hog Butchering and Sunday Dinner

To honor Rhoneymeade's strong historical agricultural background, starting in 2017 we will be offering a variety of basic homesteading skills workshops.  

PIG BUTCHERING WORKSHOP & SUNDAY MEAL
at the 'Old Rhone Homestead', Feb. 5th, 11am-evening

 

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - Contact us to be put on the waiting list in case we get an opening.

Hog Butchering Workshop & Dinner
75.00

HOG BUTCHERING WORKSHOP & SUNDAY MEAL

at the 'Old Rhone Homestead', March 26th noon--evening

Learn the homesteading skill of butchering a pig and enjoy a simple Sunday evening meal in the historic Rhone House.

Instructors Andy Hughes (restaurateur) and Stef Gawlowicz (chef) are both Servsafe certified, skilled and experienced. They will provide expert guidance as participants are instructed to cut pork halves into primal and retail cuts.  Participants will receive a binder with cut charts, as well as some portions of pork to take home. Bring a cooler.

Bring warm clothes, part of workshop in cold barn & kitchen, warm rooms in House will be ready

Please pack a lunch.  

BYOB or Wine for Dinner.

Space is limited to first ten (10) people.

$75

Not only will you learn a valuable skill, but you can connect with farm families of the past and help support Rhoneymeade in an atmosphere of fellowship.

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Jan
16
1:00 PM13:00

In Honor Of MLK Day - John Olin speaks on Standing Rock

On Monday, January 16, the local writer, traveler, and performer John Olin will speak about grassroots conservation, sharing thoughts about his experiences at the Standing Rock protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The presentation is free of charge.

Seating is limited; members have priority, but all are welcome.

Please feel free to bring a bagged lunch.

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