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.



Lisa Gohr Harman


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)

Marie Smith


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.”

Upper Adams Unified Arts Students


The Upper Adams Unified Arts students are featuring a collection of their photography at the Adams County Arts Councils Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, during the month of April. A First Friday artist reception will take place on Friday, April 6, 5-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The show will remain hanging through the month of April.

Upper Adams School District teachers, Heather Sefcheck and Danielle Thompson, helped launch a new program, funded by a STAR Grant through the Adams County Arts Council, (Serving the Arts Regionally), which brought the transformational power of art to a group of special needs students and their peer-mentors.

Together with artist-in-residence and ACAC Instructor Bert Danielson, the 28 students spent 8 weeks learning basic photography skills, working with Photoshop, and taking field trips around the school grounds to apply their knowledge. Crucially, each special needs student was paired with a mentor, creating a powerful bond and an interaction that they would not normally experience in the artroom.

According to Sefcheck, the workshop was an “absolute success,” and she is hopeful that the program will grow to become a mainstay for Upper Adams students emphasizing the importance that, “everyone is given the opportunity to create art and experience creating art together.”