Art Work Featured in Our 2nd Exhibit hosted by the Art Association of Harrisburg at Reservoir Mansion
“I love taking broken or discarded objects and mixing them with a variety of materials to make something special.” Alicia Becknhuld studied graphic design at the Art Institute of York. She specializes in murals and portraiture and most recently mosaics. She has been diagnosed with Bipolar.”
Mark Ravago is a Christian fine artist in the field of mental health with displays at private galleries in Harrisburg and various Pennsylvania Art Shows. He is self-taught with additional class work in a private art school in Hollywood California. Artists who have influenced Ravago are, Carrie Wisler Thomas, Frank Hummel, the late Charles Hidley and the late Leo Gilroy.
“I started taking photos in 2006 when my friend’s mother let me use her
camera. I decided to take pictures of her and her family, from
there, it sprung into an ability to capture things that make me stop
and admire their beauty, from trees and flowers to buildings, bridges
and of course people. All of which fascinate me. I have no
professional training, not yet anyway and I have only had the pleasure
of using digital camera’s intended for personal use. I use a few
programs for digitally enhancing my photographs and any weird grains,
blurs or colors are all intended and hopefully inspire someone else as
Steve Shaw is a librarian who worked for the state of New Hampshire for twenty years. He retired in 1994. Since his early retirement, Steve has written poetry and short stories, traveled, painted and played the blues guitar. He lived abroad for four years and had art exhibitions in Prague and Cambridge, England. Steve has been hospitalized for depression a number of times. During his last stay, he wrote a book of poetry based on his bi-polar disorder.
Characters: Bruce Lee, Star Killer from Star Wars, Assassins Creed
Jack Slate and Shadow from Dead to Rights: Redemption, Wolverine
Shay Bethune is a 25 year old male who was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA. He is a graduate of Harrisburg High School, and he would like to pursue a degree in graphic arts. Eventually he would like to obtain employment designing video games. Shay creates intricate figures out of everyday pipe cleaners. These designs are inspired by Shay’s favorite comic book and video game characters.
In the last 20 years, Patricia has: made and exhibited art quilts; painted canvas floor cloths and been a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in that medium; incised, inked and exhibited over 100 scratchboard mandalas; and is now gaining experience in the field of portraiture. Her current goal is to find the medium that she was meant for all along—assuming that such a thing exists.