Art Attack!

Claude Herrington, left, and Chris Stametz hold two art pieces which will be displayed in their new show Art Attack!

The Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanity (NCCAH) gallery is pleased to present the works of two local women in the upcoming Art Attack! show beginning with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Claude Harrington and Christine Stametz will present recent works in oil, acrylic, collage, ink and mixed media.

French-born Claude Harrington, who resides in Shamokin with her husband Shaun, contributes whimsical street scenes, still life paintings, animals and florals in both oil and acrylic. She is an award-winning artist and teacher. She regularly holds painting classes in the Kallaway Center for the Arts on Lincoln Street. She is a past gallery coordinator at the NCCAH gallery and serves as curator on the gallery committee. Her art is also well known in town due to her work on the Shamokin Mural Project over the years.

Chris Stametz is a retired area educator who was inspired by a former teacher to explore art as a hobby. She works in a wide variety of media including collage, paper quilling, photography, ink and acrylic painting. She is presenting a number of new experimental inks in this show, ranging from florals to abstract color experimentations, along with some collages and paintings. She often incorporates words or sayings into her work, adding a fun element to them. She also serves on the NCCAH gallery committee, often pulling secretary duties. She lives in Shamokin with her husband, Greg.

All receptions are free of charge and light refreshments will be served by arts council volunteers. The gallery is located inside the former Shamokin High School, 2 E. Arch St. Visitors should use the lower rear handicapped entrance and follow signs once inside. There is plenty of free parking in the rear of the building.

The gallery has open calls for art for two upcoming community art shows; The Americana Regional Invitational in August (all media accepted, up to three works per artist, no fee to participate) and the Phoneography Invitational in September.

For more information about these shows or the gallery, contact coordinator Lisa Welch Knecht lisawelchknecht@gmail.com or visit the facebook page or website www.nccahgallery.weebly.com.

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