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The Council proudly presents “Ski Holm – Katrina Hoopes: Recent Work”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings, sponsored by Stacy Mellott/Remax Realty Agency. The show will be on view June 30 – August 25, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment. A First Friday Reception will be held July 7, from 5-7pm. For more information, call 717-264-6883 or visit www.councilforthearts.net .

A native of New York, Ski Holm was invited at age sixteen to study life drawing at C.W. Post College; he then majored in Fine Art at FIT in New York City, studying composition and painting, followed by a five year stint as staff Artist-In-Residence for Theater for the New City in NYC. There he expanded his range of work to include set design and scene painting for many productions including the world premier of the Obie Award-winning play The Danube. Ski established a resident studio at his home in Franklin County, PA in 1992. Since then he has exhibited in New York City, Philadelphia and many local galleries throughout PA and MD.  His work is represented in the collections of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Summit Health, the New York Yankees Foundation, Elizabethtown College, Penn State University and the Theater for the New City, as well as in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Europe. In addition to his full-time production schedule Ski is a committed advocate for arts education. He offers private lessons in drawing and painting and created a special course in portfolio development for high school students who have continued their fine arts studies at Maine College of Art, Kutztown University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ski has been a faculty member at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD, as well as the Council for the Arts, offering classes in Painting, Composition, Portraiture and Drapery. He is also a Resident Artist with the Arts in Education program of the PA Council on the Arts. 


Waynesboro resident Katrina Hoopes is a self-taught artist, who has displayed her work at Gallery 50 in Waynesboro, as well as at the Washington County Arts Council, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Waynesboro Hospital, and the Thought Lot in Shippensburg. Her work has won Best of Show Awards at the Washington County Arts Council, and – 4 times! – at the Waynesboro Studio Arts Club’s Clothesline Exhibit, as well as many other awards. “My primary interest is in the human figure,” she says. “I love the gradations of skin tone, the moisture of the eyes, the curl of the hair – it’s all fascinating to try to capture. I also enjoy painting the dogs from the shelter where I walk every Thursday morning with a group of volunteers. I love walking these dogs: if they can’t find a home, they should at least matter enough for somebody to honor them with a painting! Half of the profits of any dog painting sales go to our shelter, the Antietam Humane Society.” Hoopes works primarily in oils: “My oil painting is loose, and close to impressionism. There is an energy and quickness to the oils that I find exciting to create. When I’m creating something, time stops as I get immersed in the world of making. This is something I require and is part of who I am. It’s a wonderful feeling, whether I’m painting a canvas or moving rocks to build a pond. We all want to get a bit lost for a time.” A favorite quote of the artist is from the actor Danny Kaye: “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can!”

The Council The Council for the Arts conducts classes and displays the work of local artists at 81 North Main Street, Chambersburg. For more information, visit www.councilforthearts.net or call 717-264-6883.