Muncy Historical Society hosts juried art exhibit
PENNSDALE – The seventh annual Invitational Artists Exhibition and Sale will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pennsdale Civic Center Social Hall, 261 Village Road. Friday night’s opening includes a reception with complimentary refreshments, an opportunity to meet and greet the artists, and music by members of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
The show will feature some of the most talented artists in Pennsylvania whose works are exhibited and collected nationally; many share a close relationship with Lycoming County and the surrounding area. It includes a wide range of arts and crafts, including photography, oil painting, jewelry, fashion, pottery, metal- and wood-working, quilting, mosaics, watercolor, sculpture and home decor. The show will be a rich and varied collection of original work along with signed and numbered limited edition reproductions.
“The society’s art show committee wants to ensure that our guests can experience a well-rounded show that includes a wide range of artistic expression. We ask a panel of independent jurors to evaluate new applicants and to select from our stable of previously juried talented artisans those who will be asked to participate in the current year’s show. While each exhibition is different, a small number of our artists are core to the show. We are careful to offer a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and techniques from oil paintings to acrylics to mixed media and this year we have expanded our artistic categories to include decorative arrangements, locksmithing and blacksmithing, illustrated books and floor cloths,” said Linda Poulton, show coordinator. Diversity and excellent artistry remain paramount to the selection process.
The exhibition benefits the Muncy Historical Society’s preservation efforts including its Heritage Park and Nature Trail Project currently under way in the Port Penn section of Muncy.