Stacie Bird is a photographer who has lived and worked in Centre Co. 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. The vibrant, saturated colors of Mexico are providing the most recent distraction, but she always returns to her first love; black and white photography.
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/.)
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.]
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Celebrate a year’s worth of Art Alliance student and instructor art work!
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!
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.
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
Come join us for an early morning walk amongst the birds and trees with experienced local birder Joe Gyekis. Bring your binoculars.
Beginners welcome. Free
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
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
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.
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 & 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.
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.
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.
Come on out and Celebrate the Rhoneymeade Farm:
-Roast pork sandwiches and sides for $7.50.
-Vegetarian options available.
-Purchase freshly pressed cider under the old apple trees.
-Tour the farm and talk with the organic crop farmer and beekeepers. Limited seating, so bring a chair.
-Listen to music, peruse two new art exhibits, enjoy walking the grounds
This will also be the first time you will be able to purchase one of a kind wooden kitchen tools made by local woodworker Steve Strouse (http://www.strousewoodworking.com). The wood for these kitchen implements was salvaged from the old Sugar Maple that was located in front of the Rhone residence. The tree was damaged and had to be taken down earlier this year, but through Steve's skill this historical tree will continue to be treasured by many.
Peter Grimord, a Bloomsburg based nationally acclaimed artist will be featured for the month of October at the Studio at Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden.
The focus of this month long exhibit will be Trees, including some subjects from the Rhoneymeade grounds. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the original, not prints, - 11" x 14" pen & ink artwork from a nationally recognized artist in an intimate setting.
"My drawing technique can be called "pointillist", a time consuming method that literally means bobbing the pen up and down onto the paper thousands of times to produce an illusion of a solid image. Like engraving, pointillism with ink pens tends to radically limit scale so my images are small and intimate. However, the slow buildup of the image rewards an attention to detail that's hard to rival without turning to some sort of chemical method such as zinc plate etching which is notorious for capturing almost photographic detail. Each drawing involves many hours of work, considerable eye strain, and occasional bouts with clogged ink pens." - Peter Grimord
14th Annual International Plein Air Painters
WORLDWIDE "Paint Out"
Who: All plein air painters are invited to participate.
You do not have to be a member of IPAP (International Plain Air Painters) but, you must register and help spread the word by publicity and word of mouth to other plein air painters.
When: Sept. 9 -10- 11, 2016
Worldwide in organized official groups, pocket groups and individuals painting as part of the 14th annual IPAP paint out.
There is no registration fee.
To register, Go to:
J. Harlan Ritchey is a self-taught artist who received his BA in Filmmaking from Penn State in 1999, with Honors in Visual Arts. Since then, he has done commissions for fine art, illustration, and design for a variety of local and national clients. An avid draftsman, he has most often worked in graphite and ink but is expanding into watercolor. His show at Rhoneymeade consists entirely of central Pennsylvania landscapes, with each image reflecting a diversity of art-historical, cultural, and personal influences. The drawings address their subject matter through a wide range of styles, while consistently expressing the artist's profound sense of connection to the places he lives and works.
The Happy Valley Bonsai Club will be exhibiting Bonsai trees. Please come out Sunday May 1st to meet club members and have your Bonsai questions answered.
For more information on the club and upcoming meetings, contact Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/living/article42919047.html#storylink=cpy
Join us as we open for the season with our first exhibit of Alexander Bao's paintings.
In honor of our founder, Dr. Richard S. Morgan, a celebration of his art; Paintings and Sculptures. Please come join us this October to participate in this special exhibit.
Artist Reception September 13, 12-5pm
Diane Maurer-Mathison is recognized internationally as an expert paper artist. Her work is represented in numerous collections including those of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Harvard University Library, The Süleymaniye Library, Istanbul, Turkey, and the Museum of Antiquities, Urumchi, China.
Her decorative papers have been widely reproduced. Numerous commissions include designs for Lenox China, Godiva Chocolates, and Harper Collins Publishers.
Diane has taught throughout the United States, including surface design workshops for the Smithsonian Institution, Penland School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has made guest appearances on The Carol Duvall Show, Home Matters, and Martha Stewart Living Television.
Inspired by the landscape and climate change activism Sean Bodley’s work pivots between plein air painting, detailed oil paintings of Pennsylvania’s natural beauty and historical ruins, as well as dark climate change illustrations from imagination. His influences range from master painters (Albrecht Durer, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hieronymus Bosch) plein air painters (Richard Schmid, Edgar Payne, Monet, Andy Fletcher), activist artists (Favianna Rodriguez, Betsy Damon, The Yes Men, Just Seeds Collective ) and many other amazing artists (Donato Giancola, Greg Manchess, Mark David Gray). Sean is surrounded by a rich community of artists online and in his community that constantly drive and profoundly effect his work.
Sean studied Drawing and Painting at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, completing his BFA in 2010. In 2011 Sean moved to Lemont, Pennsylvania. There he founded Mount Nittany Studio and works enthusiastically at painting and teaching art.
He lives with his wife and pup on a misty mountain.