“Rural Landscapes: Exploring rural heritage through the art of the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania”

Through November 9, 2014

@ Centre Furnace Mansion

The Farmland Preservation Artists (FPA) of Central Pennsylvania is a group of 16 artists dedicated to promoting the appreciation and preservation of our area’s farmland through the visual arts. The artists work in a variety of media: Acrylic, oil, watercolor, soft pastel, and photography. As one of the artists said, “The joy of experiencing the farm landscapes becomes magnified and continues long after the painting is done”.  The FPA artists aspire to awaken the community’s awareness of the visual beauty and agricultural richness that contribute to what is unique about Centre County.

The FPA was formed in 2005 in partnership with the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Centre County Farmland Trust. Several art shows, such as this one at the Centre Furnace Mansion, are held throughout the year. An equal percentage of the art sales go to the Art Alliance, the host venue, and the Farmland Trust. Owning a piece of original art not only supports the preservation of farms and the landscape, but creates a lasting memory of our heritage.

For more information, visit: farmlandpreservationartists.org.


Funding for this exhibition is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.




Location and Parking:

The Centre Furnace Mansion is located at 1001 E. College Avenue, State College, PA 16801. Parking is available in the Mansion parking lot off of Porter Road, and overflow parking is available in the lower lawn along College Avenue. Admission to the Rural Landscapes Exhibit is FREE. For more information, please call (814) 234-4779.