Winter 2020 Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts

March 5, 2021 First Friday Art Walk 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LVCA's Gallery 770 features We Are Lebanon, Pa with a still photo campaign featuring 20 people from the Lebanon Community. The photos will be printed as 3ft x 6ft banners and premiere at First Friday Art Walk. The photos will be featured there throughout the month of March. Afterward, all banners will be donated to the City of Lebanon, PA to be displayed throughout downtown Lebanon.

We Are Lebanon Pa is a free positivity project done by Annubis Productions. Their goal is to raise awareness of the many people doing amazing things in our community. If you'd like to support these videos and projects you can now donate here: https://donorbox.org/we-are-lebanon-pa

Read more about this special project in this LebTown article

Annual Member's Show

LVCA Announcements

  • LVCA would like to thank Joyce Blouch and Donald Henderson for the time they spent on the LVCA board volunteering and supporting arts in the community. Joyce was part of the board for over 7 years and Donald served for close to 3 years. Joyce plans to continue supporting the art council and providing watercolor classes and Don will continue to be part of the annual Burns night celebration.
  • The art council has been the recipient of generous donations from the SEI Private Trust Nancy Strohm Memorial and Fidelity Charitable Clifford Wengert Family Giving Fund. Combined with CARES funds, anonymous donations, and memberships, these community donations covered much of the income gaps from postponement or cancelling of our regular events during the pandemic. We are so grateful for this support!
  • Thank you to all members who participated in our annual member’s show. It was such a wonderful display of various mediums and themes. Member art can be picked up on Saturday February 27, 2021 between 10 am and 1 pm. Watch a video of the exhibit here.
  • LVCA is making plans for summertime camps. One of our annual events is installing a mosaic. We’re currently looking for a good location for this project. If you own a building, with an intact exterior wall that is in good condition, and have an interest in adding a public art piece, please email lebanonartscouncil@gmail.com.

Call for Art

Some of our upcoming exhibits will be group exhibits or include local artists. All submitted artwork must be original to the artist, framed and ready to hang, or on canvas. All mediums are welcome, including sculpture or 3 dimensional art work. Artwork will be featured on First Friday and is to remain on display at Gallery 770 for the entire month. Interested artists may email the art council at lebanonartscouncil@gmail.com for more information and how to participate.

Art in the Wild 2021

Through art, we can explore connections, reunite with natural spaces, engage with each other, and effect change that supports the human and natural experience.

Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts invites you to participate in our upcoming outdoor art exhibit. We are seeking artists, creators, makers, and anyone interested in forming connections with art, the community of Lebanon, and outdoor spaces. The exhibit will be located along the Veteran’s Memorial Walk and Meadowbank Park between 9th and 12th Streets. The outdoor exhibit begins May 7, 2021 and ends October 31, 2021. Continue scrolling to view locations. Click on the buttons below to view the exhibit information and application form and location map.

Upcoming Exhibits

March-We are Lebanon, PA by Annubis Productions

April-Heart and Soul, featuring Nancy Soulliard

Artist Statement: Over the years as life has changed, my work has evolved and flowed in a variety of ways. Throughout my artistic journey, I strive to create artwork that honors the lives and captures the essence of the figure while providing the observer a unique view of the lives reflected in the art. My abstract figure drawings created from my reference photos or drawings of live models come to life as I move around the page experimenting with light, gesture and color. This creates the texture and movement radiating the energy and feeling of the figures.As my creative time and energy moved in new directions, I began capturing miniature reflections of life in jewelry through my small business, Sea Jewelry. Focusing on nature, seasons and the creatures around me, each earring, necklace and ring is hand-painted and one-of-a-kind. These tiny pieces allow the new owner to become the art gallery and wear a unique piece of artwork rather than hang it on the wall. Throughout the past year, I’ve refocused on small acrylic paintings that concentrate mostly on animals. These portraits of my pets then sparked interest in portraits of the pets of others and I painted many of these for other pet lovers. Often working from older snapshots, I look to capture the spirit and personality of each animal I paint. My hope is that my artwork engages you, provokes you and inspires you to see the life reflected in a new light.

My artistic styles range from painting watercolor and acrylic, jewelry to creating abstract figurative art. You can check out my work at nancysoulliard.com or join me on facebook @seapaintedjewelry

May-Art for Healing, Group art exhibit featuring local artists, the exhibit will focus on art as an expression or healing tool to reflect the realities, feelings, or experiences related to living with or caring for someone with a serious illness, such as cancer.

June-Lebanon Camera Club, featuring area photographers dedicated to promoting the study, understanding, improvement and enjoyment of photography.

July-Flora and Fauna, Group art exhibit, explore plant and animal life and the connections to the natural world.

August-Keisha Finnie, Lancaster based muralist and artist who works with everything from acrylic and oil paints to henna tattooing. Read about her work in this article from Fine Living Lancaster.

Looking to take your photos to the next level? Check out this unique opportunity offered through a community partnership between the Lebanon Camera Club and LVCA.

Lebanon Camera Club Zoom Workshop 2021 "Introduction to Image Editing" by Keith Kotay

This workshop will provide an introduction to digital image editing, which is the process of taking an image from a digital camera and processing it into a finished photograph suitable for printing or display on various digital devices. It is intended for people who arenew to image editing or would like to learn how to use the free image editing software featured in the workshop: RawTherapee and Gimp.

RawTherapee is a program for processing RAW images from your digital camera, and is sophisticated enough to produce finished images on its own. It can also generate files for import into a traditional image editor, such as Photoshop.

In this workshop we will use the Gimp image editor, which has many of the features of Photoshop and is free to download and install. Note that the concepts demonstrated using RawTherapee and Gimp are also applicable to other RAW processors and image editors such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

The RawTherapee sessions will cover file import, white balance correction, exposure adjustment (brightness, contrast, saturation, highlight & shadow adjustment), transform modifications (rotation, cropping, perspective correction, resizing), noise reduction, sharpening, and file export.

The Gimp sessions will cover layers, layer blending, layer masks, cloning, compositing, and effects(filters) in addition to basic operations such as file loading/saving, sharpening, and resizing.

The workshop is free for members of the Lebanon Camera Club or members of the Lebanon Valley Council On the Arts, and $20 for non-members. Note that Lebanon Camera Club membership dues are $25, which entitles you to free access to additional workshops in 2021.

Email workshop@bellallum.kotay.net if you are interested in attending the workshop. Requirements are a personal computer which can run RawTherapee (64-bit Windows or 64-bit macOS) and Gimp (Windows7 and over or macOS 10.9 Mavericks and over), and an internet connection suitable for Zoom meetings.

Tentative schedule: The schedule is designed to be flexible with opportunities to catch up any missed classes.

March 18 - Part 1, March 25 - Part 2

April 3 - Parts 1 & 2 repeat, April 8 - Part 3, April 15 - Part 4, April 24 - Parts 3 & 4 repeat, April 29 - Part 5

May 6 - Part 6, May 15 - Parts 5 & 6 repeat, May 20 - Part 7, May 27 - Part 8

June 5 - Parts 7 & 8 repeat

Statewide Opportunity


One Lens: Sharing Our Common Views is a statewide virtual photo and storytelling exhibit organized by the First Lady’s Office in partnership with the PA Council on the Arts, PA Historical and Museum Commission, the PA Tourism Office, and the Library of Accessible Materials for Pennsylvanians. It celebrates the hard work and commitment of all Pennsylvanians as we continue our fight against COVID-19. Click on the button below to visit the website and learn more.

Covid 19 Response

LVCA is taking appropriate safety measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors to our building. Face masks and social distancing is expected. LVCA will limit the number of guests, as needed. Many of our group activities are on hold, but we look forward to planning community focused events in the future.

Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts 770 Cumberland St Lebanon PA 17042

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