We hold First Friday receptions on the first Friday of every month, from 5-7 pm.

Stop by to meet the artists and enjoy their art work!

In June

Rick Welland

In the 1960s, artist Rick Welland escaped the world of advertising in Los Angeles to wander the Pacific. He settled on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, where he lived, raised a family, and painted for thirty years.

In the 1980s, he was commissioned by the local government to paint Ina and the Shark for the $3 bill, an image that can still be seen around the island today.

In the early 1990s, Rick pulled up stakes to head to San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico. In addition to painting, Rick designed buildings throughout his career, including sustainable building projects La Senda I and La Senda II.

Working primarily in acrylics and watercolors, he developed a distinctive style intended to capture the spirit of the people and places wherever he lived.

In July


 Kim Robinson

Exemplars is a collection of art created by Adams County native Kim Robinson. Kim recently retired after 34 years as an Art educator teaching students in grades Pre-K through 12th. She spent 33 years teaching for the Bermudian Springs School District full-time while also teaching summer art classes for L.I.U #12 and the Adams County Arts Council.

Artistically, Kim loves to work in gouache, watercolor and acrylic with a strong preference for painting on textured surfaces. Urban sketching (drawing from direct observation, indoors or out) is also an avenue Kim is drawn towards. Finding time to create art for personal enjoyment was always a struggle while teaching full-time. The demands of the job left little time for creative exploration so any time Kim could create, she did. Painting along with students or creating examples of techniques to learn became the foundation of many of the pieces you see in this art show. The collection of work reflects a variety of media and subjects that have been re-worked or inspired by the students that she taught and the places she visited.  Recent works show her love of color, textures and nature.

Exemplars is meant to both oppose and discredit what Kim’s college drawing professor declared on her first day of class, “Those who can’t do art – teach.” While her preferred medium is paint, you will find a variety of art including Intuitive paintings, Non-objective art and works created as part of History Meets the Arts events. Many of her drawings are sketches of places she has visited or works created along with her students during class. As you view this exhibit you will discover an eclectic sampling of themes, subjects and media which you would typically find in a high school art studio.

Kim currently resides in New Oxford, Pennsylvania with her husband Jim and enjoys visiting her daughter, son-in-law and grandson who live in Charlotte. Look for the special collaborative piece in the show she created with her grandson who has been painting since he was 16 months old. He is her all-time favorite art student and current muse.