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The 4th annual Art and Vino Venue will be held Saturday, April 25th, 1:00-5:00, at the Youngsville Fire Hall.
Admission is free.
BE PREPARED TO SHOP, GRAB LUNCH, ENJOY FINE WINE AND RELAX!

This year our Wineries will be Allegheny Cellars Winery, Courtyard Winery, Wapiti Ridge Wine Cellars, Burch Farms Winery and Country Market, and Shadow Vineyards and Winery. Enjoy the fantastic mouth watering BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders of CJChuckwagon along with his wine paring snack trays and sweet tooth pleasers from Jessica’s Cupcakes and Sweets. Wine Slushies, Kare and Cher dips, and Wildtree Natural seasonings. Shopping for everyone with vendors including Mason Designs artistic jewelry and apparel, Pine Grove Studio with hand painted glassworks, Soaps by Golden Kisses, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Jamberry Nails, Origami Owl, Weidner’s Genuine Jerky, Essential Oils and more.
Advance sales for Wine Tasting Tickets are $10 for those 21 and older, available at Youngsville Pharmacy, Youngsville Borough Office, Allegheny Cellars Winery, Warren County Insurance, or by calling 814-730-2899. Tickets will be $12.50 day of the event. First 300 advance sale tickets will come with complimentary glass, sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank in a goodie bag sponsored by Warren County Insurance/Winans Insurance and Employee Benefits. Each ticket will be entered for prize drawings during the event.
Event is hosted by the Revitalization of Youngsville and the Youngsville Borough with all proceeds benefiting the Youngsville Streetscape project.
See www.artandvinovenue.blogspot.com for vendor forms, and updates.

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Exhibition through Saturday, March 14, 2015

GARY TANERI
Portraits: Narratives in Context
Gary Taneri has been painting since 1977 when he entered the Ohio State University as a Fine Art major. His major eventually changed to Architecture and after 4 years at Ohio State he enrolled at Youngstown State University as an Engineering major. In 1984 he received a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering. While working as a Civil Engineer in Florida and Ohio he continued to paint and show his work in local museums and galleries including The Butler Institute of American Art and The Trumbull Art Gallery. He studied with painter and sculptor Csaba Kur during the 1990’s when he first painted portraits. He spent many years painting Plein-air which has sharpened his skills of observation and developed his painterly style. In 2009 he started graduate school online and went on to earn his MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California in 2011. He has been showing his paintings in a number of local, regional and national shows, winning awards and public acclaim. In 2013 he became an adjunct professor at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Gary currently lives and paints in Warren, Ohio.

For more information, visit the artist’s website.

MARK HULINGS
A New Day
Mark Hulings’ work is strongly influenced by the Early German Romantics, John Singer-Sargent, the Brandywine School of Southeastern, Pennsylvania including N C Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish and Andrew Wyeth. Each work, he acknowledges, is an invitation for the viewer to become involved on a deep, intimate level.

During his youth Mark traveled with his family throughout the 48 states and Canadian provinces. This allowed him to witness the landscapes that would eventually influence his artwork. After studying portraiture privately under Robert Ernst of Titusville, he then attended York Academy of Art & Design, graduating 1982 with a Major in Interior/Environmental Design with a minor in Fine-Art and Graphic Design. He spent the next years living and working in the Tri-County area, photographing, drawing and painting, being inspired from the country side, architecture and local genre.

In 1989 he moved to Anchorage, AK taking the opportunity to explore artistic style and techniques in amongst the pristine scenery of the Alaskan wilderness while working as a surveyor and illustrator of the Alaska Pipeline corridor. During this time he was elected as a member of the AKWS (Alaska Watercolor Society). He also participated in “Arts, for the Parks” National competition and had numerous solo exhibits. Due to the unique location as a global hub, Alaska enabled Marks work to be collected world-wide.

Upon his return to Pennsylvania in 1997 Mark utilized his 3-D capabilities as a model maker for Graham Packaging in York. PA. He created models for Fortune-500 companies like, Tropicanna, Gatorade, Hershey and many others.

Now residing in the sleepy town of Corry, Pa . Mark has focused his attention and abilities to restore a 1870’s vintage Italianate home, where he has established his studio/gallery in hopes to encourage more artisans to relocate and flourish.

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Warren County got out the vote during the final two weeks of the PA Organzation for Rivers and Watersheds’ (POWR) 2015 River of Year contest! Trailing by 10% of the total vote just over 2 weeks ago, a concerted effort by the Conewango Creek Watershed Association (CCWA), numerous local businesses, and individuals brought the Conewango Creek into the lead and home for the win, as voting closed this evening. Thank you to all who voted! Special thanks to Tom Osborne of Conewango Kayak Canoe Rentals and the Conewango Creek Watershed Association for their tireless work cleaning up and promoting the Conewango Creek.

As of this morning, 9,700 people had voted for their choice of River of the Year.Final tallies are:
Conewango Creek – 42%
Loyalhanna Creek – 30%
Lackawanna River – 15%
Neshaminy Creek – 9%
Ohio River – 5%

For the past twenty years, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has annually recognized one river as the River of the Year. This recognition is done to raise awareness of the important recreational, ecological, and historical resources associated with the state’s rivers and streams.

The River of the Year is celebrated throughout the year. Events have included paddling trips, a speaker series, clean up days, photography contests, and more. Partnerships of community groups organize the events including a Sojourn paddling trip. In addition, POWR coordinates the production and distribution of a free poster celebrating the river.

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, or POWR, administers the River of the Year program. Local organizations submit nominations. POWR also helps organize and support local watershed associations, as well as the groups who lead a dozen sojourns on rivers around the state each year.

Pennsylvania’s River of the Year honors have been presented annually since 1983. The past feature Rivers of the Year are:
2014 – Schuylkill River
2013 – Monongahela River
2012 – Stonycreek River
2011 – Delaware River
2010 – Lackawaxen River
2009 – Lower and Middle Susquehanna River
2008 – Youghiogheny River
2007 – Lehigh River
2006 – Three Rivers
2005 – West Branch Susquehanna River
2004 – North Branch Susquehanna River
2003 – French Creek
2002 – Delaware River
2001 – Juniata River
2000 – Kiskiminitas-Conemaugh River
1999 – Schuylkill River
1998 – Youghiogheny River
1997 – Lehigh River
1996 – Tulpehocken Creek
1996 – Clarion River
1995 – Upper Delaware
1995 – Juniata River
1994 – Allegheny River
1994 – Susquehanna River
1993 – Meshoppen Creek
1993 – North Branch and Main Stem Susquehanna River
1992 – Yellow Breeches Creek
1992 – West Branch Susquehanna River
1991 – North Branch Susquehanna River
1991 – Pine Creek
1990 – Catawissa Creek
1989 – Bear Run
1988 – West Branch Susquehanna River
1986 – North Branch Susquehanna River
1983 & 1984 – Clarion River

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Conewango-Creek-ROY-2015-PhotoThe Conewango Creek, along with the Lackawanna River, Loyalhanna Creek, Neshaminy Creek, and the Ohio River are finalists for Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2015. Currently, Loyalhanna Creek is in the lead with 39% of the vote. Voting ends on December 15, 2014

Cast your vote here!

From pariveroftheyear.org:

For the past twenty years, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has annually recognized one river as the River of the Year. This recognition is done to raise awareness of the important recreational, ecological, and historical resources associated with the state’s rivers and streams.

The River of the Year is celebrated throughout the year. Events have included paddling trips, a speaker series, clean up days, photography contests, and more. Partnerships of community groups organize the events including a Sojourn paddling trip. In addition, POWR coordinates the production and distribution of a free poster celebrating the river.

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, or POWR, administers the River of the Year program. Local organizations submit nominations. POWR also helps organize and support local watershed associations, as well as the groups who lead a dozen sojourns on rivers around the state each year.

 

NWVFD Comedy Show 12-6-14[1] (1)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 2014
TICKETS
$25.00 per person. Must be 21 or over. Call Brandon: 814-688-9698
Includes Comedy Show and Buffet Dinner.
SHOW TIME: 8:00PM. DOORS OPEN AND DINNER BEGINS AT 6:00PM.

Headliner
Mike Stankowicz – Originally from Erie, PA, Mike has been named “Best Comic in Philly,” and has worked at virtually every comedy club in the U.S. He has appeared on A&E’s Comedy on the Road. Mike’s blue collar approach and conversational style connects him with all audiences. Buckle up for a night of non-stop laughs!

Featured Comic
John Kensil – Has written for Jay Leno and Joan Rivers, and has appeared on Comedy Central, King of Queens, and How I Met Your Mother. John’s whacked out views of ordinary situations and stories from his Irish Catholic working class background will have you rolling in the aisles!

North Warren VFD – 12 South State St.,North Warren, PA 16365
website: www.northwarrenfire.org

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(HARRISBURG) – The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is now accepting applications for grants to help veterans’ organizations across Pennsylvania, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati explained that DMVA is making $500,000 in Veterans’ Trust Fund grant funding available for programs and initiatives that will help veterans and their families. The Pennsylvania Veterans Trust Fund (PVTF) was established by the state legislature in 2012 to supplement state appropriations for veterans programs and support new partnerships with charities and veterans’ service organizations.

“Veterans and their families are constantly making sacrifices as they serve to protect our freedoms,” Scarnati said. “We must always remember how much they give for us and continue to strengthen our commitment to them. I encourage area organizations to apply for these grants to help meet the needs of our local veterans.”

PVTF Grants will be considered in the following areas:

  • Up to $350,000 will be awarded for competitive grants to veteran’s service organizations and non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, focusing on four areas of emphasis: homelessness, behavioral health initiatives, outreach services, and other programs or services which address newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.
  • Up to $100,000 will be awarded for competitive grants to County Directors of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans’ Affairs, focusing on four areas of emphasis: health care enrollment, veteran outreach initiatives, veterans court initiatives, and other programs or services which address newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families.
  • Up to $50,000 for a veterans service organization, non-profit organization with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, County Director of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans’ Affairs to co-sponsor a Veterans Symposium.

Applications for the grants can be found at www.vtf.state.pa.us or by contacting one of Senator Scarnati’s District Offices listed below. The application deadline for grant submissions is Monday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Brockway Office
410 Main Street
Brockway, PA 15824
Ph: 814-265-2030

Kane Office
21A Field Street
Kane, PA 16735
Ph: 814-837-1026

Wellsboro Office
5 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Ph: 570-724-5231

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CONTACT:
Kate Eckhart
(717)787-7084
keckhart@pasen.gov

 

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crary2Opening reception Saturday, October 18, 6-8 pm
Artist gallery talk 7 pm
Exhibition continues:
Sunday, October 19 through Saturday, November 8, 2014

This exhibition features two dozen brilliantly colored paintings that combine a classic Dutch still life sensibility with contemporary references, producing an arresting magical realism. Ficarelli-Halpern has been developing this series since 2007, after she inherited a vast collection of costume jewelry from her mother-in-law, who owned every single piece of the Joan Rivers QVC Collection.

Download: LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST, courtesy WNAE Talk Radio, Warren, PA

Artist’s Statement
I am a painter with an extensive background in fashion design and textiles. My main medium is oil paint and I strive to keep the image looking ‘painted,’ and to create a lush feeling through rendering sparkling surfaces, saturated colors, and textures of our fashion and technology-conscious culture. The paintings are meant to delight the viewers’ eyes, and engage them in discovering smaller details of familiar experiences and material. I often use collections of objects to hint at my own past experiences, and to explore classical painting methods and technique, which assist in recalling an art-historical context.

The term “labor of love” does not fully capture the extent of my feelings about creating the works for this exhibition. Family Jewels holds great significance because it is occurring on the tenth anniversary of my mother-in-law Martha Crary Halpern’s death. An avid collector, art historian, scholar, and good friend, I deeply miss Martha. Creating these paintings has afforded me a way to remain connected, celebrating and remembering her while in process, and sharing my memories with others through the finished works.

Bio
Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern has widely exhibited in numerous solo and group juried exhibitions, in venues including The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, The George Segal Gallery, and The Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey, the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, Artists’ House Gallery in Philadelphia, and the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in New York. She was voted artist of the month by the Arts Guild of New Jersey in June of 2013. Her work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine Vol.10 and she has won numerous awards, including a 2006 Geraldine Dodge Fellowship. Prior to her fine art career, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern served as an executive designer for The Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, from 1985 to 1992, where she oversaw all aspects of home collection design most prominently in the areas of bedding and decorative fabrics.

To see more, visit the artist’s website.

gunshow

Kinzua Country Auction, in the Warren Mall, Warren, PA, will host a gun show this weekend, Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12.

Over 143 dealers and vendors will be on site to buy, sell, and trade new and used guns and hunting/ shooting accessories. FFL on premises. Food and beverages will be available.

Hours:
Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

fallfest

fallfestThe fourth annual Fall Festival will be held at Chapman State Park October 3 -4 with activities for all ages. The festival will kick off Friday night with “Geo-Caching at Night.” Participants are asked to meet at the Amphitheater at 7:00 pm and to bring a flashlight. A limited supply of GPS units will be available for use during the program.

Activities will be held from 12:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday at the beach and Pavilion #2. This year we are welcoming several new additions to the festival. They include “Drop Spindle Basics”, “My Wee Rv”, “Astronomy”, “Bird Watching”, “Primitive Fire”, “Friends of Allegheny Wilderness” and “PA Firefly Festival Partnership.” Canoes and kayaks will be available to try out in the lake. All boats will be located on the beach. The Jammers, a group of local musicians, will be playing acoustic, traditional folk music in Pavilion 2. Master Blacksmith, Leon Briggs, will be demonstrating the art of blacksmithing with items on hand for purchase.

Favorites from last year will also be returning. Apple cider, Dutch oven, homemade ice cream and garbage can corn demonstrations with samples available. The Warren County Conservation District will be presenting “Macros of Chapman” at the Beach. Be prepared to get your feet wet as you search for life in the lake. The Bureau of Forestry will be conducting a “Leaf Printing” program. Learn about fall leaves and then make a leaf print to take home. Stop by the lumbering demonstration to learn about the history in this area.

A “Chapman Information” table will be available from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. A list of all activities for the festival, will be available along with Winterfest, hiking and camping information. Stop by and chat with the campground hosts as they will be able to answer all kinds of questions.

The concession will be open from 12-4 pm. The boy scouts will be selling food and drinks.

The fall festival will conclude with a “Night Sky Watch” presented by Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory. We’ll be trying out the park’s telescope to discover where and when to look for meteor showers, planets and deep sky objects. If you have a telescope gathering dust, bring it out and get some tips on using it from an expert. The program begins at 6:30 pm at the Beach. Please bring a chair or blanket and a flashlight.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 1-888-PA-PARKS (voice), 717-558-2710 (local or international voice), or 711 (AT&T Relay Services). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on Chapman State Park or any of Pennsylvania’s other state parks, call 1-888-PA-PARKS between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; or visit DCNR’s website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us (Select Parks).

greenfire

Mid-exhibition event – Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 pm

Video screening of Green Fire, the Emmy Award-winning documentary about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. 

Green Fire: The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.

View the trailer at greenfiremovie.com

wildwind

Saturday, September 6th & Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Warren County Fairgrounds
Route 6, Pittsfield PA
(12 miles west of Warren, PA)
10 am – 5pm each day
RAIN OR SHINE!!
~Featuring 150 craftsmen~
Inspired folk art, traditional American Crafts, handmade collectibles, fine art, live music, delicious foods, children’s activities, Birds of Prey,
“Muttley Crew Flying Dogs” – Frisbee Show

Plenty of free parking – handicapped access
$6 adults; $4 seniors (65) children under 12 free
Two day pass – attend Sat., return Sun. free,
www.wildwindfestival.com – (814) 688-6909

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crarySaturday, August 30 through Sunday, September 28
OPENING DAY events – Saturday, August 30

2-4 PM Speakers: Bill Meadows, former president of the Wilderness Society
Clyde Thompson, Allegheny National Forest Supervisor
and Dr. Mathias Zahniser, son of Wilderness Act author Howard Zahniser
5-8 PM Artists reception – meet the photographers

This exhibition features four large-scale works each by many of the nation’s foremost nature photographers:
Craig Blacklock, Clyde Butcher, Robert Clements, Kevin Ebi, Robbie George, Stephen Gorman, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Scot Miller, David Muench, Marc Muench, and Mark Muse.

This show has special historical meaning for the region, because the Wilderness Act of 1964 was authored by Tionesta native Howard Zahniser.

Included in this show are the winners of the Wilderness Photo Contest, Piper VanOrd, Mark Hulings, and Judy Cole Blank.

This special exhibition was conceived and produced in cooperation with Friends of Allegheny Wilderness in Warren, and has been generously supported by Community Foundation of Warren County, DeFrees Family Memorial Fund, Northwest Savings Bank and Crary Gallery member-supporters and volunteers. Thank you!
Catalogs for this show are available.

MID-EXHIBITION event, Saturday, September 13

7 PM Video screening: Green Fire
Emmy Award-winning documentary about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. View the trailer at greenfiremovie.com