First Friday at the Gallery At la Cigale

We had a wonderful time celebrating our guest and visiting artists, seeing the new work of the resident artists, and seeing how pottery is made with our visitors.   Thanks for coming out!  Hope to see you on June 1st!  

First Friday in Mt. Gretna tonight! Visit us at the Gallery at La Cigale.

We have a fantastic evening planned at the Gallery at La Cigale!  We will be there rain or shine from 5-8 P.M.   Come out and meet our visiting and guest artists and see their work,  see what the resident artists have been up to this winter, and enjoy some wine and good things to eat.   Bob Chaundy has been developing crystals on his work.  How hard do you think that is?  He will be demonstrating on the porch from 5-7.  We would love to see you!       


New work by Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis!

Come to our First Friday event on May 4th to see the work of our guest and visiting artists as well as new work by our resident artists.    We will be there from 5-8.  Bob Chaundy will be demonstrating how he makes his work from 5-7 on the front porch.  Hope to see you there! 


Pottery Demonstration for our first First Friday! AT The Gallery at La Cigale.

Come enjoy our first First Friday of the year!   May 4th, 5-8 P.M.   Bob Chaundy and Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis are bringing their clay and their potter's wheels.   Who knows what will happen!  Be sure to spend some time watching Bob throw his amazing pots.  We will be on the front porch from 5-7.  

 Inside the gallery we are hosting a reception to introduce our Guest Artist for May, Paul Gallo and our Visiting Artist for May, June and July, George Reitbauer.   

Enjoy some wine and tasty things to eat while you peruse the art work of our guests and see what the resident artists have been up to this winter.  Hope to see you there!


First Friday in May

Please join us on Friday May 4th 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Gallery at La Cigale. We are hosting a reception to introduce our Guest Artist for May, Paul Gallo and our Visiting Artist for May, June and July, George Reitbauer.

Plein air oil painting are Paul Gallo's primary area of interest.  Painting in a representational manner, he enjoys utilizing the tactile quality of oil paints and strives to make a painting that has confident brushwork, paint handling, and color.  Each painting is an honest effort to create a work of art.  Additionally he teaches painting, drawing and design at the college level, currently at Harrisburg Area Community.

George Reitbauer’s interest in photography has gone beyond traditional picture taking. From reconstructing antique cameras into light sources, to manipulating images with Photoshop and various art media, George transforms the photograph into a unique piece of art.  His most recent works include light paintings photographed from structures built in his studio in Annville, PA.


Barbara Fishman to be featured on the cover of the 2018 Mt. Gretna Calendar.

Barbara has some exciting news!  Her oil painting, The Road To Mt. Gretna, was chosen for the cover of the 2018 Mt. Gretna Summer Calendar.  It will be auctioned at the summer premier fundraiser.  Stay tuned for more information about that!    See more of her work at the Gallery at La Cigale, The Porch and Pantry, or visit her home studio (by appt.).  Barbara can usually be found on First Fridays at the gallery so be sure to stop by and say hello.  


Carol Snyder Donates a Painting to the American Heart Association

Carol Snyder is donating this original painting to the 2018 American Heart Association Heart Ball in honor of her husband Ray who is recovering from a heart attack.  

The ball will be held on April 7th.  Part of the commitment of this foundation and the Heart Ball is to raise awareness, support, and raise funds for the American Heart Association. 

 The Hall of Philosophy by Carol Snyder

The Hall of Philosophy by Carol Snyder

It's Art Studio Tour! Visit three of the artists from the Gallery at La Cigale in their home studios this weekend.

Visit Robert Chaundy, Barbara Fishman, and Carol Snyder at their home studios this weekend for the Lebanon Valley Art Studio Tour.  For more information about the tour visit the Studio Tour website at :  you can also visit their gallery pages at  The gallery will be open for it's regular hours this weekend.


Carol Snyder 

Visit Carol at her home studio at:  97 Valley Road, Mt. Gretna



Robert Chaundy

Visit Robert at his home studio at : 1 Batdorf Avenue in Mt. Gretna 




Barbara Fishman

visit Barbara at her home studio at :  1010 Bradford Circle in Alden Place

It was another fun First Friday at the Gallery at La Cigale!

It was another fun First Friday at the Gallery at La Cigale!  It was a pleasure talking with Marie Wohlfahrt about her life and art.  If you did not make it I hope you can come visit and see her wonderful work for yourself!    

October First Friday at the Gallery at La Cigale

Join us for First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm to welcome our guest artist Marie Wohlfahrt who works in oil and mixed media.

Through her passion for seashells, her love for colors & their meaning, and her fascination for alternative medicines, Marie is constantly experimenting; mixing, pairing & arranging these elements into an abstracted vision of a landscape.   Her intention is to create a piece that will blend into your home, make you feel this is a “place” – a beach, a river, a garden - that you’ve visited before.  With a background in chemical engineering, she has demonstrated a deep knowledge of Color theory, new materials, liquid coatings, 3D printing, and color design.  For her learning about paint formulation is an on-going process. She is also regularly involved in the latest fashion & interior color trends through various well-known organizations, in Manhattan & Europe.


September First Friday at The Gallery at La Cigale and The Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art Gallery.

Help us welcome Katherine Horst, collage artist, to our gallery on Friday September 1st from 5 - 8 pm.   Also on display is the work of our visiting artist Sue Myers, wildlife painter on both canvas and porcelain. 
There will be live music on the front porch with the Loren Peck. Loren has become a favorite at the Gallery with soft rock and jazz. His new released CD will be available for purchase during his performance.from 5pm to 8pm.

Many of the resident artists of the gallery will also be showing work at the 9th Annual small works Group Show at the Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art Gallery  which also has an opening reception on First Friday from 5-8 pm.  


Katherine Horst resides in Manheim, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in the spring of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in fine art. Her knowledge and experience with traditional techniques developed from the foundational skills she learned in the fine art program: drawing, oil painting and printmaking. Katherine is now working with more experimental forms. 


Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art Gallery,  847 Cumberland Street, Lebanon

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Join us for an exciting First Friday (July 7th) at the Gallery at La Cigale from 5-8 PM.

Help us welcome Robert Heilman as a resident Artist of the Gallery and Suze Moll as our guest artist for the month of July.   Visit with Ryan Fretz, our visiting artist for three months, and see his new collection of pottery.  Mowie Freeman will provide live music on the porch.  

Robert Heilman
A native of Lebanon, Pa, Robert Heilman is best known for his Lebanon Cityscapes and Schaefferstown farm scenes.  Heilman received his Fine Arts degree at Wichita State University.  He is represented at Galleries in both Philadelphia and New York and has been established as one of our areas premiere painters.

Suze Moll
Suze enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to repurpose discarded items into art. She loves the idea of repurposing National Geographic pages into altered pages. Using them for backgrounds she employs a two step method of melting the ink and then uses a variety of media, alcohol inks, liquid acrylic, colored pencil or chalk to add details, highlight areas and bring out the colors.


Join us on June 2nd to welcome three unique artists to the Gallery


Artist Reception at the Gallery at La Cigale.

Please join us June 2 from 5pm to 8pm to welcome three unique artists to the Gallery for the month.  Still exhibiting with us is Ryan Fretz, potter and landscape artist.  Barbara James, fine art painter and Angela Shope, ceramic artist will be joining us. 
Music on the porch with Loren Peck.

Barbara James
Barbara James is a local artist from Hershey, PA but is originally from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. She has a degree in fine art from Glassboro State College, NJ. 
She has made a significant shift from painting realistically to developing a new medium she calls, Abstract Sculptural Mixed Media. A combination of different materials are used to execute each piece. She uses her hands as a tool for forming the sculptural elements and her skills as a painter to bring the work to life.

Angela Shope
Angela Shope combines her love of painting with porcelain ceramics. She is a utilitarian ceramic artist and fine artist exhibiting paintings and ceramics both locally and nationally. It was her delight to be recognized as a favorite emerging artist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she was born and raised. Angela received her BA in Fine Art from Millersville University, Millersville PA and attended Chatauqua Institution of Art in Chatauqua, NY. Angela has been an Artist in Residence for painting and also for ceramics at Millersville University. Currently, she is a self employed artist and resides in Lancaster, PA.

Ryan Fretz
"The making of my pinch pots is therapeutic for me. When I am crafting in the moment I am sidestepping the torrent of today’s chaos and forging a kinship with what’s ancient. Thru my pottery I am evoking something timeless. Using natural found clays, elemental hand-building technique from beyond written history and primitive firings I create pots that can appear to be natural objects yet bear the marks of being handmade."
Ryan studied Art at Kutztown University.