Join Us for First Friday in September
Posted by Linda Atiyeh - August 29, 2016
For our September First Friday event we will feature the artwork of Richard Whiteley, a landscape and townscape painter who works in both oils and acrylics. Richard's work focuses on capturing the beauty of the environment. Whiteley’s paintings feature the beautiful buildings of Gettysburg College, as well as historically significant buildings throughout the town of Gettysburg. “I had a lot of fun driving and walking around the historic town and battlefields taking lots of reference photos to do these paintings,” said Whiteley.
Nature provides Richard with an infinite variety of moods and contrasts that change with the seasons, the weather and the time of day. In an impressionistic style, he captures these contrasts by using light and dark, cool and warm. Richard paints images that people can recognize as places that they have seen or visited but presents them in a new, poetic light.
Local guitarist, John Bardi will also be on hand to play to play jazz improvisations based on modes and melodies of the music of the 1960s and 70s.
Come explore local art, live music and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Gallery 30 from 5:30-8:30 PM on Friday, September 2, 2016. Gallery 30 is located at 26 York Street in Gettysburg. For more information visit www.gallery30.com or call 717-334-0335.
Linda Atyeh: About the Author
The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish, while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.
A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.