Shiner takes home special vaunt endowment during ‘Paint The Town’

April 5, 2015 - photo frame

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Maybe Gary Shiner should paint more.

Completing his initial portrayal given he was a teenager, Shiner entered a work — an acrylic patrician “After a Storm” — in a initial juried exhibition, “Paint The Town,” hosted by Lebanon Picture Frame Fine Art Gallery.

On Friday evening, he was agreeably astounded when his name was announced as a leader of a special vaunt award, hosted by a Lebanon County Historical Society, where a portrayal eventually will be displayed.

“I’m usually gay they favourite my common efforts,” Shiner said.

“I did one portrayal in high school,” pronounced Shiner, who joked that life got in a approach of his portrayal career, including 4 years in a Air Force, assembly his mother Nancy, lifting a family and substantiating a career. “I motionless we was not gonna make a lot of income painting, so we went into striking arts.”

Shiner’s “After a Storm” depicts a front of a Samler Building during Eighth and Cumberland streets in Lebanon, looking south. A deluge is finale and a object is rising on a horizon.

To enter a exhibit, artists were compulsory to uncover an tangible building or stage in Lebanon.

“The usually criteria was that it had to be within a city limits,” pronounced Melody Vincent, owners of Lebanon Picture Frame Fine Art Gallery.

Robert Heilman is greeted during a Lebanon Picture Frame  Fine Art in a inagural juried exhibition: Paint a Town on Friday, Apr 3, 2015. Heilman won

“I suspicion a lot of people competence do a Samler Building since it’s such an iconic building in Lebanon,” Shiner said. “My initial suspicion was lighting it from behind. we always like how light looks after a storm. we spent a lot of time compliance it before we got a outcome we wanted, with a light entrance from behind.”

Shiner pronounced he would mostly arise adult during 4 a.m. and work on his portrayal before streamer to his pursuit as a prolongation manager during Kapp Advertising.

Meanwhile, Robert Heilman, a veteran artist who exhibits work as distant divided as Philadelphia and New York, won initial place in a muster with an oil portrayal patrician “Bethlehem Steel.”

In an strange perspective, a portrayal shows a rooftop of a Bethlehem Steel bureau building over a rooftops of quarrel homes, with an American dwindle on a dwindle pole.

“That’s from a mountain on (East) Chestnut Street,” Heilman said. “That’s how it looks from adult there. we embellished it from a photo.”

The former Bethlehem Steel plant, that was Lebanon’s biggest employer during one time, was a impulse for a painting.

“I worked there for a year — many, many years ago,” Heilman said. “My father and friends worked there, so there’s a connection. It kind of typified a easterly side (of Lebanon) for me.”

Also winning awards Friday:

Second place: Barry Leader, churned media, patrician “Turrets and Towers.”

Honorable mention: Eva Bender for “Spike Factory”; Glenn Acker for “Gannon Street”; and Heilman for “East Side.”

Jurors Jean Zaun and Teri Traner judged all a works and comparison 19 for a exhibition. The art will be on arrangement during Lebanon Picture Frame Fine Art Gallery, 45 S. Eighth St., until Apr 25.

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