By Wendy Heiges, ACAC Program Coordinator
Waldo’s Arts Community artworks and Diane Cromer’s artworks will be on display at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, during the month of March. The ACAC will feature Waldo’s 2D and 3D artwork in the Gallery and Diane Cromer’s collection of artwork in the Studio and will host a First Friday reception from 5-7:30 p.m. on March 6th. Along with the show openings, ACAC instructors, Jack Handshaw and Bert Danielson will be on hand to demonstrate their craft and The Storytellers will be performing live music as part of the First Friday festivities.
The Waldo’s Arts Community, formerly Waldo’s on Stratton, will demonstrate their diverse range of style and subject matter, to include painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, printmaking, hand lettering and jewelry. The 10 member group has been working separately and creating separately to prepare for the March 6th opening. Prior to closing their doors last fall, Waldo’s was an active group of artists whose mission was to support and nurture the creative community. The idea behind Waldo’s was to introduce young people to the creative lifestyle of art and music. Founding member, Chris Laurer, says, “it will be a neat experience for this particular community of artists to come together as a group and show our work together.” Lauer continues, “We have a few new members and I’m pleased that we’re still growing and finding new artists to be a part of this community.”
Also on display in the Studio through the month of March is a collection of realistic wildlife and landscape paintings and drawings by Hanover artist, Diane Cromer. Cromer, a self-taught artist started painting 30 years ago and is inspired to create work that conveys her appreciation of nature. She says, “I like to place the viewer in the environment of the subject. Our daily emotional survival depends on seeing beauty.”
For more information about Waldo’s Arts Community, Diane Cromer, other Arts Council exhibitions, art classes, news and events at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, call (717) 334-5006 or visit us today!