Local artist creates Palmer Museum's 2012 ornament

December 04, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art is pleased to announce local artist Sue Harter as the 2012 Holiday Art and Ornament Sale featured artist. Her commissioned ornament was inspired by an earthenware with three-color Sansai glaze from the T’ang Dynasty period, c. 618–906, titled "Standing Horse," which is currently on view in the Tonkin Gallery on the first floor of the museum.

Working with porcelain that is finished with a raku-glaze, Sue has formed each horse by hand, creating a unique personality for every piece. These ornaments are truly one-of-a-kind and will be offered for sale at $30 each. Funds raised from this event are used to extend our education programs, to acquire works of art and to help ensure that the museum will remain a vital and free-admission resource for our community and region.

The Holiday Art and Ornament Sale will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 8) at the Palmer Museum of Art. Other artists participating include Pernille Sporon Bøving, Linda Campbell, Kimberly Brooks Filkins, Judith Finkelstein, Elli Groninger, Kat Oliva, Deb Parsons, the State College Weavers Guild and Caryl Strauss. Art will be displayed for sale in the museum’s Christoffers Lobby and ornaments for sale will be displayed on trees throughout the galleries on the first floor. There will be a variety of art and ornaments for sale ranging in mediums from glass to metal and prices starting at $5. 

Also available for holiday gift-giving, is a Friends’ membership; the individual level begins at $35 and provides exclusive members-only benefits.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays as well as from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Feehan, coordinator of membership and public relations, at 814-863-9182 or jenfeehan@psu.edu.

  • Sue Hater formed each horse by hand.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated December 04, 2012