First Friday in August - making Lizards (or magical creatures) out of clay.

We had a great First Friday in August. Our lizard makers did a wonderful job adding features to the lizard blanks that I provided for them. We looked at images of both lizards and dinosaurs to spark our imaginations. One of the creatures created was a shark and another was a dinosaur standing up right. Although based in reality these creatures quickly became magical as well. Thanks to our helpers - Tatyana and Alexander!

Carol Snyder's 2020 Mt Gretna Calendar is out!!

Carol’s 2020 calendar has been published and is now for sale at The Gallery at La Cigale, The Porch and Pantry, and the Timbers. Included are some beautiful new watercolors that Carol has been working on. You will recognize some of the places and others you might just dream of visiting.

Also, visit the Gallery to see two of Carol’s new paintings..

The latest work from Jean Silva

Jean has been working on some exciting new paintings this winter. The one below is three feet by three feet, acrylic on wood panel with a pewter frame. The one furthest below this is 24” x 48”.

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Exciting news from Steve Wetzel

EXCITING NEWS FROM STEVE: I RECENTLY HAD A PAINTING ACCEPTED INTO THE 2019 CUMBERLAND VALLEY ARTIST'S EXHIBITION AT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM OF FINE ART IN HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND.  THE EXHIBITION WILL BE ON DISPLAY BETWEEN FEB 3 AND APRIL 7.

Barbara Fishman has some new work!

Barb is already thinking of spring! About this painting she says, “ I had spring on my mind as I put colors on the canvas. As I moved the brush my subconscious took over and after many hours and days the painting emerged into what I had in mind .”

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New Work by Luise Christensen-Howell

Luise writes about this:

I wanted to convey the longing for unspoiled Nature, the prairies, mountains and lakes that were common place to my generation, the natural surroundings that are harder to find now.

Visit her page to learn more about how she created Mother Nature.

Carol Snyder to show at the Timbers in Mt. Gretna for the month of December

Carol Snyder will be showing her paintings at the Timbers for the month of December kicking off with "First Friday" on December 7th.  She will be showing her latest original paintings of Mt. Gretna, framed prints, matted prints and also selling her 2019 Mt. Gretna Calendar.  Her most recent paintings, The Frog Pond, The Mt. Gretna Tabernacle, and the Bell Tower at the Mt. Gretna Tabernacle are below:

Bob Chaundy has another great firing!

It is always exciting to open the kiln and see how things turned out. Ceramics can be unpredictable but it seems to me that Bob’s firings always turn out great. Thank you Bob for firing my big platter (and various other things)! Come visit us at the Gallery at La Cigale to see our new work.

Pick up a beautiful calendar by Carol Snyder and enjoy Mt. Gretna all year!

Carol has just published the 2019 Mt. Gretna Calendar and has some exciting new paintings as well as some old favorites. You can find it for purchase at La Cigale, The Timbers, The Porch and Pantry Cafe, and at Mary Hernley (The Flower Lady)’s stand on Fridays and Saturdays. On the cover is a painting of La Cigale, including The Gallery at La Cigale, with some information about the business on the back of the calendar. Pick one up and enjoy beautiful Mt. Gretna all year!

Gallery at La Cigale Artists to show at the Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art Gallery's 12" and Under show. Opening September 7th.

Robert Chaundy, Luise Christensen-Howell, Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis, and Steve Wetzel will have their work in the 12" & Under Small Works Group Show at the Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art Gallery.  Come see the show at opening night September 7th from 5-8.  The show will be up until September 29th.   

Bottle with Slip Design by Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis

Bottle with Slip Design by Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis

Help us welcome Ki Crittenden and see her beautiful porcelain work.


Please join us in welcoming Ki Crittenden, ceramic Artist, as our Guest Artist at The Gallery at La Cigale on September 7th from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Light refreshments and wine will be served.
Ki is a ceramic artist of over 30 years. Her work is influenced by nature, trees, ocean life, light, and earth tones. She studied fine arts at Incheon University in South Korea and then began creating and selling art in Seoul, Korea. After immigrating to the United States, her career as an artist blossomed in Seagrove, North Carolina, a haven for many distinguished potters. Moving up to Pennsylvania has allowed Ki to bring her work to a much larger audience. Ki's work can be found at local exhibits, galleries, and art shows.

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First Friday Tonight! Rain or shine!

First Friday August 3, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm.

 Please join us from 5pm to 8pm for light refreshments. The Gallery at La Cigale will feature the resident Artists: Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis, pottery. Luise Christensen-Howell, stained glass. Bob Chaundy, pottery. Steve Wetzel, oil painting. Doris Jean Silva, acrylic painting. Barb Fishman,mixed media. Betsy Stutzman, mixed media. Bob Heilman, oil painting. Carol Snyder, watercolor.Still available are some wildlife paintings by Susie Afflerbach. 
Childrens Art activity with Carol Snyder.
Live music on the porch by Mowie Freedman.


 

First Friday Tonight! Rain or shine!

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First Friday August 3, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm.

 Please join us from 5pm to 8pm for light refreshments. The Gallery at La Cigale will feature the resident Artists: Margaret Seidenberg-Ellis, pottery. Luise Christensen-Howell, stained glass. Bob Chaundy, pottery. Steve Wetzel, oil painting. Doris Jean Silva, acrylic painting. Barb Fishman,mixed media. Betsy Stutzman, mixed media. Bob Heilman, oil painting. Carol Snyder, watercolor.Still available are some wildlife paintings by Susie Afflerbach. 
Childrens Art activity with Carol Snyder.
Live music on the porch by Mowie Freedman.


 

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!       

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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! 

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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!

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