“SO, YOU THINK YOU WANT TO QUILT” WORKSHOP AT THE GMEINER

“SO, YOU THINK YOU WANT TO QUILT” WORKSHOP AT THE GMEINER

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!

“Abandoned World” EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

“Abandoned World” EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

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.

“SKETCHES OF AMERICAN HORSE-RACING FASHION” EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

“SKETCHES OF AMERICAN HORSE-RACING FASHION” EXHIBIT AT THE GMEINER

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.

“POEMS AT THE GALLERY” WRITING WORKSHOP ABOUT ART AT THE GMEINER

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.

WATERCOLOR CLASS AT THE GMEINER

WATERCOLOR CLASS AT THE GMEINER

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is pleased to announce that our current Atrium Gallery artist, Lee O’Connell, will be presenting a class on “The Basics of Watercolor.”

The class will be held on Saturday, July 6 th . from 10AM – 12PM in the Studio at the Gmeiner. The cost is $20 per student and materials will be provided. Students do NOT need any previous drawing or painting experience. They will learn to paint a sunflower and receive instructions to take home with them to continue learning.

Lee O’Connell is primarily a watercolor artist who dabbles in oils. Lee belongs to many art societies including Women in Watercolor, the American Watercolor Society, the Central New York Watercolor Society as well as several local art societies including the Elmira Regional Art Society, 171 Cedar Arts Center, the Arts Council of the Southern Tier, Community Arts of Elmira and many more. She has won several awards for her work including honorable mention in the Palette Show at the Arnot Art Museum and Jurors Choice Award at the Central New York Watercolor Society show.

Class is limited to 15 students and pre-registration is required. Please contact the director of the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917 or [email protected] to register and pay the class fee. We can accept cash, a check made out to Lee O’Connell, or VenMo to lee-oconnell, or Zelle to 607-331-8686.

The Wellsboro Art Club to host Plein Air Class

The Wellsboro Art Club to host Plein Air Class

The Wellsboro Art Club will be hosting Filomena Jack for two plein air (outdoor) painting classes for children on Saturday, June 29 th . Students will learn how to better observe their surroundings and record what they see. The project’s intention is to help students learn new skills while focusing on the interesting things around them. Students will use quality papers, pens, brushes, and watercolor paints, which will be provided. They will learn about color theory, design, and use of tools. Students will keep their projects and supplies at the end of class. These classes are intended to teach children the basics of painting outside (en plein air) so that they can feel confident enough to participate in the Wellsboro Art Club’s upcoming Wellsboro Wilds Plein Air Festival that will be held on Sept 13 th and 14 th of this year.

Filomena Jack is a teaching artist who has worked with diverse communities for more than 25 years. She received her BFA from Jersey City University and creates fine art and street art, including murals. In addition to teaching art classes, Filomena also teaches basic sewing classes and modern hula hooping as a form of meditative movement. She is certified in personal development training and uses this education to guide students toward positive mental health practices.

Each session is limited to 18 students. The first session will be from 10-11:30AM and is for 8 to 12 year-olds. The second session will be from 1-2:30 PM for 13 to 17 year-olds. The cost is $10 per student. Materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Sign up by contacting the director at 570-724-1917 or emailing [email protected].

On the day of the class Students will gather at the Studio at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA – behind the Green Free Library) for instruction and then will make their way outside with the teacher. Please make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. If it is raining, a tent will be provided.