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Art Association relaunches events in person, has planned a summer program


This painting by Bill Kocher will be on display during the Art Association’s August 7 evening.

The Art Association of Harrisburg will be reinstating a series of in-person events soon, following a long suspension related to the pandemic.

Starting next month, the association is planning a host of live summer activities, including a new exhibit and several arts-related fundraising nights, closing the season with the annual Galleries Walk in September.

“Although the Art Association has been open to visitors and classes since last summer, we haven’t held any receptions or events for a year and a half,” said AAH President Carrie Wissler-Thomas. . “We are delighted to welcome everyone to attend one or more of our events this summer!

Last year, AAH had to cancel most of its activities due to the pandemic.

In-person events will kick off with a reception in the Gardens on July 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to mark the opening of 93e Annual exhibition with jury. The reception, hosted by Cumberland Financial Group, will feature music by Jonathan Frazier.

The exhibition features works by artists across the United States and runs until September 2.

In August, AAH will host three of its popular summer parties:

  • On August 7, Kevin Hancock hosts the first party at his Uptown Harrisburg home with artists Joanne Landis, William Kocher and Brian Eppley.
  • On August 14, Dr. Robert Ettlinger is hosting the second Evening at His Home on the West Rim, with photographer Michelle DiNicola and outdoor painters Jonathan Frazier, Steve Wetzel and Susan Benigni-Landis.
  • On August 22, Marc Kurowski will host the third night at King Mansion on Front Street in Harrisburg, with artists Peg Belcastro, Mary Hochendoner, James Rowland and Matthew Seagrist.

All evenings cost $ 45 in advance, $ 50 at the door.

The 33e The annual gallery walk closes the summer artistic season on September 12. Nineteen venues are scheduled to participate in the Art Walk from Shipoke to Midtown.

Other summer events at AAH include:

  • Summer art course for young people and adults, starting the week of July 12.
  • A “psychic gallery” with William Stillman on Saturday September 18th.

For more information on these events, including evening reservations, visit or call 717-236-1432.

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