Marcene Glover's Exhibition "Finding Talismans" is now live in our gallery. Glover is a national and New York chapter member of Women's Caucus for Art. Her work is currently touring with the Faces of Freedom artists of Freedom 58 project in an effort to end human trafficking.
Glover's work has been commissioned by members of Congress and hangs in museum and university permanent collections, as well as the Pentagon. She was educated at Seton Hill University and continues to study at Touchstone Center for Crafts.
Glover is the author of a series of educational children's books called Jitterbug Jams that incorporate musical rhythms and art. Prints from two of the books, Ballerina Frog and Cricket Boom-bah are on display in the gallery. Glover will do a reading from the books at noon on September 17th at the Laurel Arts Education & Dance Center at Georgian Place. The Opening Reception for this show is Friday, September 2nd from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Dressler Center. As always, our gallery and receptions are free and visitors are welcome.
Dressler Center Hours of Operation
10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday through Thursday 10 AM to 4 PM Friday 12 PM to 4 PM Saturday Closed Sunday and Monday, except by appointment
If you would like to view our exhibits outside of regular hours, please contact us to make arrangements. We will try to accommodate your request.
Admission to the gallery and exhibits is free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Who We Are
Laurel Arts, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1975 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. In 1976, the Dressler family donated the historic homestead that serves as the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts. Laurel Arts serves residents, guests, and tourists alike. Come see what we have to offer!
Be sure to check out our events calendar for exciting year-round classes and events!
Looking for a unique gift or accessory for your home? Our Gallery Shoppe contains affordable works from many local artists.
Our rotating shows also display beautiful works for sale by local and regional artists. Admission to the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts is always free, so come visit to start your art collection today!
Calls for Entries
Works in Wood Laurel Arts invites submissions to a new show devoted to artwork created from wood. We are looking for works that display the craftsmanship, creativity, and skill necessary for fine woodworking, as well as pieces that highlight the beauty and versatility of wood as a medium for works of art. Carved, turned, or shaped artwork, as well as original fine furniture are suitable pieces for this show. Pieces may be dropped off on September 28, 29, or 30. The show runs from October 4 to November 4. Call 814-443-2433 for information.
HOYT Art Center in New Castle is seeking artists to fill its 2017 - 2018 solo exhibition schedule. Visit Hoyt Art Centerfor more information and for submission guidelines. Submissions due by October 15, 2016.
City Park Fall Fest Artist Vendors
The Washing ton County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD invites artists and art vendors to apply as exhibitors for the City Park Fall Fest on Saturday, September 17th. Rain or shine, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Deadline to register is August 23rd. Check out THIS LINK for more information.
Laurel Arts is always in need of Volunteers. Right now, we could use instructors and clerical help. A lot of volunteers are needed for our special events, as well. Please click on the image to fill out a form. Help keep the arts alive in Somerset County!
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