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Alex Ramos Focuses on Details in His Realistic Still-Life Paintings Alex Ramos Focuses on Details in His Realistic Still-Life Paintings
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Alex Ramos has always had an eye for detail. As a child, he created meticulously detailed pencil drawings. As a production editor, he focuses on the fine details of text. And as an artist, his attention to detail allows him to create intricately realistic still-life paintings. [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Alex Ramos focuses on details in his realistic still-life paintings Artist of the Month: Alex Ramos focuses on details in his realistic still-life paintings
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Alex Ramos has always had an eye for detail. As a child, he created meticulously detailed pencil drawings. As a production editor, he focuses on the fine details of text. And as an artist, his attention to detail allows him to create intricately realistic still-life paintings. Ramos picked up [Read More]
A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 Holiday Performance Reflects Changes at the Helm A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 Holiday Performance Reflects Changes at the Helm
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
For nearly 20 years, local audiences have been getting into the holiday spirit with Nittany Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Eisenhower Auditorium on the Penn State campus. Audience members who have experienced this annual tradition in the past can expect a few changes this year, according [Read More]
A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 holiday performance reflects changes at the helm A New 'Nutcracker': Nittany Ballet’s 2019 holiday performance reflects changes at the helm
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
For nearly 20 years, local audiences have been getting into the holiday spirit with Nittany Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Eisenhower Auditorium on the Penn State campus. Audience members who have experienced this annual tradition in the past can expect a few changes this year, [Read More]
Equine-Assisted Therapy Brings Peace and Hope to Centre County Veterans Equine-Assisted Therapy Brings Peace and Hope to Centre County Veterans
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Jennifer Allgeier is tired of talking. The former Army specialist has been struggling with PTSD for years, and she’s frustrated by traditional counseling methods. As she began seeking other avenues of support, she learned about Rising Hope Therapeutic Riding Center in Bellefonte. [Read More]
Equine-assisted therapy brings peace and hope to Centre County veterans Equine-assisted therapy brings peace and hope to Centre County veterans
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
Jennifer Allgeier is tired of talking. The former Army specialist has been struggling with PTSD for years, and she’s frustrated by traditional counseling methods. “They make you tell your whole life story in one hour, and then it’s just like, ‘OK, you’re free to [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Works of Huntingdon potter to be featured in State College ceramics show   Artist of the Month: Works of Huntingdon potter to be featured in State College ceramics show
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
Jack Troy was teaching English in a high school outside of Philadelphia when he was first introduced, through a colleague and friend, to the art of throwing pottery. “We each had young children and we had a lot to talk about, so I would go down after school and watch him work at the wheel. [Read More]
The Philosophy of Hope Concert Will Present Bellefonte Man’s Tale of Tragedy and Resilience The Philosophy of Hope Concert Will Present Bellefonte Man’s Tale of Tragedy and Resilience
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
The one constant throughout Ken Baxter’s journey to hell and back has been music. It's fitting that he’ll use music as a vehicle to share his incredible story with the public when he comes together with some of State College’s most established musicians to present The Philosophy of Hope at th [Read More]
The Philosophy of Hope concert will present Bellefonte man’s tale of tragedy and resilience The Philosophy of Hope concert will present Bellefonte man’s tale of tragedy and resilience
26 weeks ago - Town and gown
At the risk of sounding too cliché, it is hard not to compare Ken Baxter’s life story to that of the metaphorical phoenix rising from the ashes. His journey has taken him through a series of bad decisions and unfathomable loss to the creation of a new life filled with love, hope, and [Read More]
‘Five-Star Rustic’: Godspeed Events and Lodging Brings Hostel Hospitality to Central PA ‘Five-Star Rustic’: Godspeed Events and Lodging Brings Hostel Hospitality to Central PA
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Six years ago, the site of the former Jarcy’s Motel in Port Matilda was overgrown, littered with abandoned RVs, and covered in piles of trash that had accumulated over a 25-year period – in short, it was an eyesore. But when Bart Grande looked at the 20 acres of land spanning two sides of Bald E [Read More]
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