Artists to paint Lock Haven event

LOCK HAVEN — While you enjoy a nice meal at one of downtown Lock Haven’s many restaurants or sit with friends in front of the Main Street Stage to take in great music, an artist may be capturing the moment.

Two plein air painters, Susan Nicholas Gephart and Karl Eric Leitzel, will be setting up shop during the LH JAMS festival this Saturday.

“We are delighted to have both Susan and Karl back again in 2020. We consider the ‘plein air’ demonstrations as an important aspect of combining the visual and performing arts of LH JAMS,” Steve Getz, LH JAMS director and CCAC board member, said.

This is the fifth year both artists will be participating in LH JAMS.

Gephart is an award winning pastel and oil painter who has been creating colorful, impressionistic landscapes “plein air” for over 40 years. She works and teaches in all mediums, and welcomes new students of all levels.

For more information on Gephart visit her website www.snicholasart.com.

Leitzel is a central Pennsylvania native who has been painting for over 30 years.

After first concentrating on the realistic wildlife genre in the 1990s, he now paints a wider range of subject matter in styles ranging from realistic to impressionistic.

“Much of my work is landscape-oriented because I never cease to be amazed by the beauty of the creation around us,” he said. “I take deep satisfaction in being able to capture even a little of that in each piece of paint.”

To learn more about Leitzel visit www.greendrakeart.com.

Even though many of the arts and crafts vendors you look forward to won’t be able to attend this year’s festival, you can count on these two artists standing somewhere and capturing a moment in time.


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