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On Centre: Centre Region | Exhibit can whet artistic appetite

Now that we’re into June, with summer officially beginning June 21, it’s time to be thinking of all the summer festivities and activities in the Centre Region.

None stands taller than the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which runs July 10 through 14. While that’s still a way off, it’s not too early to get your Arts Fest fix ahead of time.

Now through July 14, art fans can take in Images 2013, the fine arts exhibition of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in the Robeson Gallery in the HUB/Robeson Center on the Penn State campus. An opening reception, free to the public, will be held Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Images 2013 was juried by Joyce Robinson, the curator at the Palmer Museum of Art, according to an Arts Fest news release. Robinson is an affiliate associate professor of art history at Penn State who chose 67 art works for the exhibition.

Regular exhibition hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is closed July 4.

And remember, if you want a free copy of the 2013 Arts Fest poster, stop by any of the following locations:

•  Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, 403 S. Allen St.

•  Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800 E. Park Ave.

•  HUB-Robeson Center Desk, Penn State Campus

•  Hintz Family Alumni Center, Penn State Campus

•  Penn State Federal Credit Union, 1937 N. Atherton St.

•  Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau, 1 W. Market St., Lewistown

Summer BBQ for a cause

Summertime also means barbecues. And the Ferguson Township Lion’s Club is holding a chicken barbecue for Sgt. Adam Hartswick, an Army soldier who lost his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in May.

The barbecue will he held June 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the club, 424 W. Pine Grove Road in Pine Grove Mills.

Eat in or take out is available, and the cost is $8.50 for a dinner or $4.50 for a half chicken. For more information, call 238-6695.