Four exciting Soirees to benefit The Art Association of Harrisburg are planned for this summer, all held in stunning settings and showcasing the eclectic artwork of diverse artists.
The three last Soirée are presented from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday evenings, with reservations $45 in advance and $50 at the door. All include delectable beverages and refreshments.
Marc Kurowski’s restored historic home at 1421 North Front Street, Harrisburg, has a dramatically-open contemporary interior, the perfect setting for the abstract paintings of Ann Benton Yeager, the palette-knife plein air landscapes of Brian Eppley, and the cutting-edge artwork of Danielle Klebes and her husband Dalton James, on June 10. His roof-top terrace with an amazing view of the River will add to the ambiance of the event.
Wendell and Brenda Hoover will showcase the oil paintings of Kelly Curran, Steve Wetzel, and Freya Qually, the abstract “fractal” photographs of Charlie Hubbard, and cityscapes in oil by Mark Allison on July 15 at their lovely home and garden overlooking Italian Lake at 2901 Parkside Lane, Uptown Harrisburg.
Alex and Kristine Hartzler will welcome guests to their completely restored historic mansion at 2233 North Front Street, overlooking the Susquehanna, on July 22, featuring artists whose works have graced the cover of “The Burg,” of which Alex is publisher. Jonathan Frazier, Linda Benton McCloskey, Matt Fogarty, and Ryan Spahr are the painters included, with Megan Davis as the ceramicist.
Funds generated from the Summer Soirees benefit the Art Association of Harrisburg education and exhibition programs. Visit www.artassocofhbg.com to make reservations, or call 717-236-1432.
In addition to the Soirees, AAH will offer exclusive guided tours of Michael Ennis’s extensive art collection in his mid-1880’s home in downtown Harrisburg on Sunday, June 18, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. When Mike moved to Harrisburg from San Francisco 12 years ago, he became intrigued by Pennsylvania artists. His volunteer work with Friends of Midtown, Gallery Walk and the former Gallery Bleu put him in touch with artists who became his friends, and his art collection has now grown to approximately 90 paintings by 27 area artists. The Ennis house at 270 Briggs Street has 11’ ceilings, original wood floors, and stunning views of the Capitol. There is free parking immediately behind the house and garage for tour visitors, as well as free Sunday street parking. Light refreshments will be served.
Reservations for the Ennis art/house tour are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit www.artassocofhbg.com or call 717-236-1432 to make reservations.