The Bluebrick Gallery, an artist coop featuring seven Adams County artists opened its doors on June 5, 2009. The seven Adams County artists: Owner Lisa Gohr Harman, Shawn Heiges, Wendy Spicer Heiges, Sarah Schaeffer Maclay, Jill Rakowicz, Amy Thrush-Dreves and Deborah Yargar-Reed, most of whom were Adams County art educators, and all of whom were friends, brought a wide range of artistic disciplines to the gallery, from painting and photography, to pottery, mixed media, jewelry, and metal work.
It was Lisa Harman’s dream to use her building’s space as a gallery. “We’ve all got very different styles and approaches, so it will be a really eclectic, really exiting mix.” Harman was a high school art teacher in the Upper Adams School District at the time and has since taken an art position at Liberty University.
During the ten years it was open, new artists and crafts were introduced and many First Fridays were celebrated. This show represents works from six of the original artists, as well as the following artists who joined the Bluebrick along the way: Heather Sefcheck, Erin Brown, Judy Pyle, Annette Ehly, and Bill Michels.
This show’s featured mediums will include, raku pottery, encaustic painting, fiber art, mixed media pictures frames and mirrors, acrylics, metal work, pen and ink, enameling and more.