The Community Arts Center of Cambria County is excited to present ART IN THE DARK, by local artist Malcolm Crittenden. Art in the Dark by Malcolm Crittenden will run from January 28th through February 28th in the Gallery of the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center building. The public is welcome to come see Art in the Dark by Malcolm Crittenden from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. weekdays and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. The exhibition is free admission. Along with the gallery showing, several exciting events are taking place in conjunction with this unique exhibition. There will be a special Opening Reception, a Blacklite Show & Workshop, a National Park Ranger Lecture, and an Art Raffle!
An opening reception will be held Saturday, February 4th from 1:00-3:00 PM. This fascinating show features a collection consisting of black light pencils and paints, each in an individually lit shadowbox. At 2:00 PM, during the opening reception, Malcolm Crittenden will present a gallery talk where he will discuss his unique creative process through the use of black light pencils and black light paints inspired by the fluorescent vision to recreate the awe and wonder that falls upon those who gaze on the night sky. This gallery talk will compare a finished piece with a work in progress. Dan Becker, local accomplished musician and vocalist, will be performing during the exhibition’s opening reception.
• A Blacklite Show & Workshop will be held Saturday February 18th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Goldhaber-Fend Community Arts Center in Westmont. Blacklite artist Malcolm Crittenden will conduct a hands-on blacklite art workshop for all ages from 1:00 to 1:50 pm. Afterwards starting at 2:00 pm, the Blacklite Show will be presented in the gallery. Music to be provided by guitarist Barry Poglein and coffee by Millhouse Café. The workshops cost $4 per family. Call the Arts Center at 814-255-6515 to register.
• In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Park Ranger Nathan Kooser will give short lecture on the National Park destinations near Johnstown, (the region boasts five National Park destinations!), and comment on the exhibit artwork that depict the Night Sky opportunities at National Parks. This lecture will take place in the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts gallery on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
• As a thrilling feature for this exhibition there will be a free raffle chance for all attendees to vote on their favorite paintings. The first raffle ticket is FREE, additional raffle tickets are $2.50 each. The winner will receive a black light piece of their choice, designated by the artist. Drawing will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm.