The residents of the Sullivan Terrace in Dushore, Pa. and other residents from the NEPA area had the pleasure of working with local artist Dan Curry, as he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm in an artist residency sponsored by the United Way through the Sullivan County Library, the Northern Tier Partnership for Arts in Education and the Pennsylvania Council on the Art (PCA).
During the 10-day residency, the artist set up a display of his art that accompanied the classes in the community room at Sullivan Terrace. Now that they have reached a conclusion of the residency, an exhibit of art by the participants will be provided in the same space.
Curry provided demonstrations in various media such as drawing and painting. He provided demonstrations in charcoal / pastels and watercolors, which included working directly from still life.
The students completed projects that will be put on display in the community room, located on the second floor at Sullivan Terrace. An exhibit was to be installed during the Aug. 24 class. A public exhibit / reception will be featured in the community room on Aug. 31 from 2 to 5 p.m.
This PCA sponsored residency has concluded, but Curry will attempt to continue providing instruction and exhibition opportunities for the residents and community at large. Interested local residents from the NEPA area should attend the reception / exhibit to take a look at the space and resources available to join the possibility of arts activities in the Dushore area.
The Northern Tier Partnership for Arts in Education strives to provide intensive on-going arts experiences that affirm the creative potential of each person, enhance technical knowledge and ability, inspire creativity, stimulate the expression of personal vision, and applaud excellence.
The Northern Tier Partnership is one of many regional service providers selected by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to work in partnership with the state in designing and creating initiatives to make a significant impact on arts in education programs across the state. The NTPAIE is facilitated by the Bradford County Regional Arts Council and serves Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan, Tioga, and Wyoming Counties.