Carol Herr of Quarryville and Thomas Wise, founder of the Pennsylvania School of Art (now known as the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design), are showing their work together in an exhibit titled "30+" in the LCAA's Kauffman Gallery at the Lancaster County Art Association in Strasburg.Also on display is the pottery and paintings of Marilyn Morrison and Pat Reed's "Pots, Etc." in the association's Steinmetz Gallery.
The title of the "30+" exhibit refers to the more than 30 years since Herr was a student of Wise's. After their paths crossed a few years ago at the LCAA when both had winning pieces in the LCAA's National Juried Exhibition, they decided to have an exhibit together.
Herr is known for her impressionistic oil paintings of the Pennsylvania landscape. She says that when she is creating a painting, "Light, atmosphere, color - these are the elements that fascinate and inspire me." She adds, "Whether a snow covered field at twilight or a creek through a summer woodland, I am always intrigued by what I might find just around the bend." Her work features strong brush-strokes, vivid colors and a strong sense of light. A graduate of the York Academy of Art, she also studied at the Art Student's League in New York.
Over the past 30 years, she has been featured in numerous exhibitions, both locally and nationally. Several of her paintings are currently in the Pennsylvania Landscapes Exhibit at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. From 1992-93 one of her paintings was on display in the office of Senator Wofford in the Senate Office Building in Washington D.C.