Two of the more than 60 artists listed in the Bellefonte Art Museum’s registry are Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker. Here is their statement:
The Studio at Hill Crystal Farm is the home and working studio of photographers Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker. We collaborate on the Botanical Series, archival-pigmented images of plants growing on the farm, surrounding fields, woodlands and friends gardens. Jennifer is a practicing herbalist and master of fine arts alumna of Penn State University and Gerald is professor emeritus of integrative arts and art at Penn State. He founded the Digital Photography Studio program in the College of Arts and Architecture and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Currently we are preparing 40 images for an exhibit at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, Wyoming, opening summer of 2013. We have been invited to give workshops and gallery talks of our work during the exhibit. The image of Milkweed Silk is part of a series of the Milkweed plant from bud, to bloom, to empty seedpod. (See image)
We believe the healing power inherent in the plants, some medicinal, some “weeds” and others are garden foods, is transferred to the hyper-reality of the digital capture creating a presence so real the viewer often wants to touch the surface of the image expecting to touch the plant itself. Visit our web site at www.gerald-lang.com and www.jennifer-tucker.com.
The Bellefonte Art Museum celebrates the human spirit through the arts, recognizing the importance of art in our lives. In 2011, the museum experienced a large increase in attendance, private donations and membership and completed refurbishing the historic Linn House. The museum opened three new galleries: the Children’s Creativity Center, the Anna Wagner Keichline Gallery and the new Louise Bloom Sieg Gallery. The museum is opened Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Phone 814.355.4280