So, you think you want to quilt, but you aren’t sure what supplies you need to get started, which projects are good for beginners, or where to even get good products?

Well, before you decide to tackle a king-sized Bargello or hand-embroidered applique, come to this FREE class! Join Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild members at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, 134 Main St. Wellsboro, PA on Sunday, July 14th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm for an engaging discussion on the art of quilting. Led by Erin Scheetz and Linda Wilson, this informative session is sponsored by Scheetz Sew Creative Quilt Shop and aims to provide insights into the various aspects of quilting. From quilting tools and fabric selection to thread choices, color schemes, patterns, piecing techniques, and the different layers of a quilt, they will cover it all and answer all of your questions.

Additionally, they will showcase examples of different quilt types, allowing you to gain inspiration and appreciation for this timeless craft.

This program is free of charge. To register or obtain further information, please reach out to Linda Wilson via email at [email protected] or by phone at 585-967-1793.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to delve into the world of quilting!



The Gmeiner Art &Cultural Center is delighted to announce at the Main Gallery exhibit for July “Abandoned World” featuring photographs by Tricia Haegele. The exhibit will open on Saturday, July 13 th with a reception from 2-4PM. The reception is free and open to the public, who are invited to come enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist. This exhibit will remain on display until Sunday, August 4 th . Tricia finds inspiration wandering the back roads, looking for old relics, architectural oddities, and abandoned buildings then turning them into beautiful photographs.

Tricia was born and raised in Bucks County, PA. She moved to Wellsboro with her husband in 2007 to start a family after making many trips to the area and falling in love with its beauty and peacefulness. Tricia’s interest in photography started young. When she was about 15, her dad gave her his film camera as a Christmas present. He taught her how to use it, and Tricia later took photography classes with a teacher who pushed her hard to develop her talent, which motivated her further. She learned the ins and outs of developing and making her own prints, which she loved. After high school, Tricia attended classes at Philadelphia Art Institute and Antonelli Photography School of Art to continue her artistic journey. When digital photography started to take over, Tricia taught herself how to use the new technology.

Tricia’s father was an architectural millworker who restored old Philadelphia and Bucks County area homes, historical buildings, and businesses. She loved the beauty, character, and craftsmanship of these places, and knew they wouldn’t exist forever because of modernization. With that melancholic thought in mind, Tricia’s architectural photography soon focused on abandoned buildings. She feels a real connection to things that have been left behind, lost and forgotten. This can be chilling and emotional, but it goes hand in hand perfectly with how she views things through her lens. Tricia says, “Documentation of the past is key to hold memories for things that will no longer exist eventually.” Come see these images that will make you think about the beauty that once was.

You can view more of Tricia’s photography on from her website TriciasTreasury.Shootproof.com or on Facebook at Tricia Haegele Photography,

The Gmeiner is open from 12-6PM Tuesdays through Sundays and is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro behind the Green Free Library. Admission to the gallery is free.



The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is delighted to announce the Main Gallery exhibit for July, a retrospective of 30 years of millinery by Christine Moore titled “Sketches of American Horse-Racing Fashion.” Christine is the featured milliner of the Kentucky Derby and the official milliner of the Breeder’s Cup. While her hats have received an enormous amount of press, the sketches and process behind them have not been seen by the public before. This exhibit will open on Saturday, July 13 th with a reception from 2-4PM. The reception is free and open to the public, who are invited to come enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist. This exhibit will remain on display until Sunday, August 4th .

Christine Moore grew up in Telford, Pennsylvania, but has spent every summer of her life in Wellsboro. Her father bought property near Hills Creek State Park in 1960 that she and her husband Blake built a small off-the-grid cabin on in 2006. In 2022 they bought an old house in downtown Wellsboro and split their time between that house and New York City, where Christine’s studio is located. Christine credits nature as the inspiration for her designs. The trim in her designs comes from nature’s beautiful flowers, leaves, the shapes of trees, and many other natural wonders. The changing of the seasons, a bright sunny day, or a cloudy storm can all have an impact on her choice of color palettes.

Christine started her career as a costume designer and worked in costume shops in regional theaters including Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, Buffalo’s Studio Arena Theatre, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, to name a few. Her theater experience taught her the choices and use of fabrics for hats, hand sewing, machine skills, and how to collaborate with clients and store owners. She learned the art of millinery in the mid ’80s when she started assisting a milliner at the Walnut Street Theatre and immediately loved the curling of feathers and the crazy trims that were added to theater hats. In 1988 Christine moved to New York City to work for esteemed milliner Rodney Gordon, who was making hats for all the Broadway Shows at that time like Phantom of the Opera, Crazy for You, The Will Rogers Follies, and many others.

She started her own fashion business in 1994 in NYC when she designed a collection and took them to stores in a drum case that her mom had covered in fabric. Two stores bought—Henri Bendel in NYC and Joan Shepp in Philadelphia. Christine now sells to over 35 stores throughout the country. In 2004 she was invited to do a trunk show at a store in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby and showed up with all the wrong styles except for an over-the-top very wide brim hat that two customers tussled over. It was then that she realized what the “Derby style” was, and realized if she designed extravagant wide brimmed pieces with the addition of elegance, her creativity would have no bounds! The horse racing world took notice, and in 2018, Christine was honored as the first ever featured milliner of the Kentucky Derby, a distinction she has held ever since.

This exhibit is a retrospective of Christine’s Derby work as well as other collections that she designs on a yearly basis. The exhibit is a view into the design process and business model that she began developing in New York City in 1994. This is the first time these sketches will be viewed by the public. Sketches are drawn for clients who have placed a special order for a one-of-a-kind hat for a race or special event including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Ascot, Breeders’ Cup, garden parties, Mardi Gras, weddings, luncheons, Halloween, and others. Christine’s hats have been worn by famous actresses, models, and musicians, but only the lucky visitors to the Gmeiner this summer will get to see all of these examples of her sketches and hats gathered in one place.

Christine Moore’s hats can be seen at www.camhats.com and on her Facebook page.

The Gmeiner is open from 12-6PM Tuesdays through Sundays and is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro behind the Green Free Library. Admission to the gallery is free.


The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop with Marjorie Maddox “Poems at the Gallery!” In this generative workshop, we’ll practice writing poetry that responds to art, particularly the art on exhibit at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center. Join us as we explore artist Tricia Haegele’s “Abandoned World.” Then it’s off to the races with Christine Moore’s high-fashion display of hats! No previous writing experience necessary. Come ready to engage, experiment, write, laugh. Leave with new drafts and strategies for future poems.

The writing workshop will be held on Saturday, July 20 th at 11AM. Participants will be able to view the exhibits when no one else is in the building to let their creativity flow. Class is open to adults only, and is limited to 15 participants. The cost is $25. Pre-registration and payment are required. Please contact the director at 570-724-1917 or [email protected] to sign up and arrange for payment.

The Gmeiner is open from 12-6PM Tuesdays through Sundays and is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro behind the Green Free Library. Admission to the gallery isfree.

Call for Entries! Wellsboro ComicCon Trading Cards Exhibit

Call for Entries! Wellsboro ComicCon Trading Cards Exhibit

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center announces an Atrium exhibit that is open to ANY artist (we’re breaking our own rules for this one!). ANY artist, any age, working in any two-dimensional medium is invited to submit ONE piece for this exhibit for FREE!

Artwork must be trading card sized and should fit the ComicCon theme (animation, comics, science fiction, fantasy, and fandom).

Items in this exhibit will NOT be offered for sale. Artists will be able to swap their cards

with each other at 6PM on August 10 th .

 Artists living on Earth
 Any age
 Must be original work (no AI) completed within the last five years
 Artists may submit ONE piece
 Artwork must measure 2.5” x 3.5” and be on sturdy paper (no notebook, copy, construction, or manila paper)
 Artwork cannot have been displayed previously at the Gmeiner Submissions:
 Entries may be submitted by bringing them to the Gmeiner in person on Tuesday, August 6 th between 12 and 6PM.
 Entries may be mailed to the Gmeiner and received prior to August 6 th . Our address is:
o 134 Main Street
o Wellsboro, PA 16901
 If mailing your artwork, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Otherwise your artwork will not be returned.
 All submitted artwork must have the following information NEATLY printed on the back:
o Artist’s name
o Contact info for artist (phone, email, or website)
o Title
o Medium
o Date completed
o Edition or series number (if applicable)


 NONE. It is free to enter!
The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center may photograph, digitally distribute or reproduce the entries for educational, cataloguing, and publicity purposes.

**The Gmeiner reserves the right to refuse any unacceptable artwork.**
 The Gmeiner does NOT insure exhibits. Art is displayed at the artist’s risk.
 Artists are encouraged to speak with their insurance company about a rider if coverage is desired. Please keep this in mind when deciding whether to submit your work for the exhibit.
 We cannot be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork.
 By entering in this exhibit, the artist shall at all times protect, indemnify, save and keep harmless the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center against and from any loss, cost, damage, liability, or expense that arises out of or by reason of any act or omission of the exhibitor, their employees, or agents.

Entry Dropoff: Tuesday, August 6 from 12-6 PM. Mailed entries must be received by this date.
Exhibit dates: Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, September 1.
Reception date: Saturday, August 10 from 2-4 PM during Wellsboro’s ComicCon SWAP time: 6PM on Saturday, August 10
Pick up date for untraded works: Tuesday, September 3 from 12-6 PM

Sturdy cardstock, plain or colored, can be purchased at most retailers who sell office supplies.
140lb hot or cold pressed watercolor paper also works well for trading cards. This and other materials can be found at local retailers, larger art/craft stores, and online.
Acceptable media:
Pencil, graphite, or pastel drawing (please use a fixative to keep from smudging)
Colored pencil, pen, ink, marker, calligraphy, watercolor, acrylic or oil paint, photographs, decoupage or collage, fabric, etc.
The Gmeiner is a large, free public art gallery located in beautiful downtown Wellsboro at 134 Main Street. We are committed to showcasing local emerging and established artists.

Any questions, please contact Carrie Heath, the director of the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917 or [email protected]

Blues Traveler is coming to the Community Arts on Saturday, October 19, as part of their Fall Tour to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Grammy® Award-Winning Album four!

Blues Traveler is coming to the Community Arts on Saturday, October 19, as part of their Fall Tour to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Grammy® Award-Winning Album four!

Saturday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
$35-$139 plus fees
Box Office Phone: 570.326.2424
Online: CACLive.com/BluesTraveler

The Iconic Band Will Perform the Deeper Cuts from the Six-Time Platinum Record as well as Greatest Hits Williamsport, June 26, 2024 – Blues Traveler has announced that they will be at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport while celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal, six-time platinum album four with a cross-country tour this fall. Kicking off September 13 in Spencer, IA and hitting such legendary venues as The Fillmore and The Graceland Soundstage along the way, the routing will culminate November 17 in St. Petersburg, FL.

Tickets for the “Blues Traveler – 30 Years Of Four Tour” at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport will be available Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at CACLive.com/BluesTraveler!

Regarded as the album that catapulted Blues Traveler into the mainstream, four was the band’s fourth and most commercially successful release to date. The record peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 charts and generated two Top 40 hits including “Run-Around” and “Hook,” which charted at #8 and #23 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. “Run-Around” also earned the band their first Grammy® Award in 1996 for “Best Rock Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group” and set a record upon its release as the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history. Perhaps more impressive than its accolades, though, is the indelible impression that four made on the Americana music landscape as a whole. Weaving a unique blend of blues, rock, folk, and roots with catchy choruses and bold rhythms that could only be defined as transformative, the record was hailed as one of the most genre-defining albums of its time. It is also one of the most enduring.

For more information, visit https://bluestraveler.com

About Blues Traveler:
37 years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill, and the late Bobby
Sheehan—gathered in their drummer’s parent’s basement in Princeton, NJ to jam. From these high school sessions emerged a band that would go on to release a total of 15 studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum, and one six-times platinum-selling more than 10 million combined units worldwide. Over an illustrious career, Blues Traveler has played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.” Their latest album Traveler’s Soul, which was released in October 2023, was Blues Traveler’s second critically-acclaimed album of covers, featuring their interpretations of such classic Soul and R&B hits originally recorded by artists like Stevie Wonder, the Impressions, TLC, The Meters, Dr. John, Ann Peebles, and more. This record followed the wildly successful Traveler’s Blues (Round Hill Records/ Black Hill Records, 2021), spotlighting the band’s renditions of songs from The American Blues Songbook and earning them a Grammy nod for “Best Traditional Blues Album.”

Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, Wildflowers and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” “Austin City Limits,” “VH1’s Behind the Music” and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”