STATE COLLEGE – Central Pennsylvania farmland preservation artists have opened a gallery in a third restaurant. This is located at the Federal Taphouse, 130 South Fraser St., State College.
“We are a local business,” said Managing Director Jessica Wargo, “and we want to support local artists. We hope our guests not only enjoy the art, but buy it as well.”
Composed of local artists, the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania were formed in late 2005. The group is a joint venture of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Center County Farmland Trust. Its mission is to promote the preservation and enhancement of agricultural land through the visual arts.
A percentage of each sale is donated to the Center County Farmland Trust and the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. Artists work in a variety of media and focus on the following goals:
Describe the beauty of the rural landscape, the local farms and the agricultural products they produce;
Showcase farm life, local food markets and the economy; n Illustrate the issues that farmers face and that affect our communities;
Increase support for the preservation of agricultural land through the exhibition and sale of works of art; and
Promote the goals of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Center County Farmland Trust.
The Farmland Artists opened their first gallery in The Field at Toftrees in Patton Township and followed with a gallery in the Bull Run Tap House in Lewisburg.