Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA


Robert C. Hoffman Charitable

Endowment Trust Gallery

The Center offers beautiful exhibition space in the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust Gallery, Reception Hall, and throughout the building.



Join us on March 2nd, 2018 from 5-7:30p.m.

for the First Friday opening at the

AECenter, 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325!



The artwork of area artist and ACAC instructor, Marie Smith, will be on display at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. The show is will remain up now through April 10th, 2018. A public reception is scheduled for first Friday, March 2nd, 5-7:30p.m.

“nobody but yourself”, a collection of acrylic work by Marie Smith, was inspired by E.E. Cummings poetry. Marie used parts of the poem, “Advice to Students”, to title her artwork. Marie started as a watercolor artist, then discovered Yupo paper, found her flow in painting, and then moved to canvas and acrylics. Smith says, “There is a joy in the way acrylic paint gives you the freedom to change your mind and paint more intuitively. I like the no pressure situation.”



In honor of Youth Art month, a collection of artwork by Adams County high school students and homeschoolers will also be on display in the Reception Hall and Studio. High school art educators from Fairfield, Littlestown, Bermudian Springs and Gettysburg, have submitted their students work to the All County Student exhibition as part of a nationwide celebration of Youth Art Month, a broad-reaching movement whose aim is to promote art and art education throughout the United States. Trinh Richwine, Littlestown Instructor, says, “As always, at Littlestown High School we focus on creating visually pleasing compositions mixed with personal artistic style with a concentration on detail and professional craftsmanship.”

The Homeschoolers of Adams County show was inspired and organized by Felicity Sarnoff, who is featuring a number of her mixed media 2D artworks in this year’s collection. Sarnoff says the homeschooled group found each other through online networking and discovered a common love for the arts, which inspired a call for artists to participate in this year’s show. She’s recently taken a few classes at the ACAC’s AECenter and notes that the classes gave her a different perspective and were a great way to learn new techniques and to practice new skills. “Technical direction may sound boring, but you can’t express yourself as well if you don’t have the technical skills to match your creativity.” Sarnoff notes.


The Adams County Arts Council is pleased to present new works by Lisa Gohr Harman on April 6, 2018, on view until April 30th in the main reception center. An artist reception will be held from 5 – 7:30p.m. on First Friday, April 6.

In the show entitled, Works in Enamels on Metal, Constructions, and Acrylics on Canvas, Harman explores the multifaceted nature of glass. From vitreous enamels on metal to acrylic paintings that resemble the movement and visual texture of enamel, Lisa is captivated by glass. Her love of this medium began many years ago when, as an undergraduate student at Temple University, she took a glass blowing course. Since then, she has taken various workshops and classes in enameling, stained glass, mosaic, glass bead making, borosilicate, and glass fusing.

According to Harman, “Working between these forms is a continual investigation and discovery taking me one step forward in my glass-working journey. Combining techniques and doing ongoing experimentation is what drives my art making. Enameling, in particular, offers endless possibilities and is currently my main focus. The thrill of investigation drives me to discover new techniques in enameling. Using a combination of torch work and kiln work, I seek to push its traditional boundaries.” The thesis exhibition is in fulfillment of her Master of Fine Arts degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA.

(Photo credits – Robyn Vale Blumhorst)