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Coming Event

 Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
October 22, 2016 -- February 12, 2017

Admission-free reception
Friday, October 21, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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The Seven Lively Artists have been an integral part of the Central Pennsylvania art community for nearly 60 years. Although their artwork encompasses a variety of subjects and styles, they are known for their passion for painting "en plein air," which literally means “in the open air. “

As you browse their personal art pages, you’ll recognize the bridges, rivers, streams, barns, street scenes and other notable sites in and around the greater Harrisburg area.

We hope you’ll enjoy this web gallery tour by visiting each artist’s personal gallery page. Check out the “History” page to discover how the group got started and how it evolved. The “Exhibitions” page will lead you to the galleries that are currently showing the Seven Lively Artists’ artwork and special en plein air painting events. If you would like to send a message to the artists individually or collectively, go to the “Contact Us” page for emails.

Click on an artist's name to view a sampling of his work.
This virtual exhibit will change regularly, so stop back often.

  Bill Anderson David Henry
  Domnick Brandt Ralph Hocker
  James Bricker Robert L. Hughes
  Paul Flury W.T. Kerman
  Karl Foster Don Lenker
Jonathan Frazier John McNulty
  Paul Gallo Steve Wetzel
Seven Lively Artists who are not showing in the virtual gallery at this time include: Earl Blust, Brian Eppley, Barry Ginder, Edward Webber, J. D. Wissler and Robert Zimmerman.
Artists at Warm Springs Lodge

Members of the Seven Lively Artists gather to paint en plein air at the Warm Springs Lodge in Perry County, PA. Participants include, from left: Front row --  Steve Zimmerman (non-member) and Robert Zimmerman. Second row – Domnick Brandt, Earl Blust, Don Lenker, David Henry. Third row: Brian Eppley, Carl Foster, Ralph Hocker, W.T. Kerman, John McNulty. Fourth row: Edward Webber, Jonathan Frazier, Joseph Dudding, Paul Gallo.