A walk around Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is quite simply a study in world renowned art. From the walls to the grounds, art of various mediums: paintings, sculptures, furniture, glasswork and historical artifacts are showcased for guest enjoyment. Our founder, Joseph A. Hardy III, has always shown a great appreciation for art and an even greater passion for sharing his personal collection with others.
To book an art class or to tour the collection, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957.
Art Collection Tours
Kids Art Classes
Museums & Gallery
Situated at the peak of the resort, Reflection is filled with contemporary artwork and presents scenic views of the property and beyond. Reflection hosts select art classes as well as various wellness classes for the mind, body and spirit.
For more information on Nemacolin's art collection and classes, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957.
NEMACOLIN GALLERY: GLORIOUS WINTER
The Nemacolin Gallery, located in the Chateau Lafayette, features select artists from across the nation to showcase their work. View the current exhibition, Glorious Wildness, through February 29, 2020.
In its second annual year, wild animals are inspiration for this new collection of original pieces by artists Claire Hardy, Lorrie Minicozzi, Kat Pong and Andrea Lavery. Claire, Lorrie, Kat and Andrea, present a creative and up close encounter with animals big and small -- artistic compositions that document the Glorious Wildness of the animal kingdom all around us.
Nod If You Can Hear Me Andrea Lavery, oil on canvas
MEET THE ARTISTS
CLAIRE HARDY | Sewickley, PA
For Claire Hardy, painting goes beyond making a likeness of the subject. It is also about recording the sense of the place, the feel of the atmosphere and the emotion the scene evokes. What's more, the subject may only be a starting point in the process of seeking how to manipulate paint to create a convincing illusion of atmosphere and light. She works directly on the canvas sculpting the paint to uncover the rightness of a composition and a harmony of colors. She is captivated by expressive color, descriptive brushwork, and soft edges. Claire is not related to the Hardy Family.
ANDREA LAVERY | West Haven, CT
As an artist, Andrea considers herself a contemporary impressionist with a touch of whimsy. She loves to portray nature and her surroundings as she sees them, which is sometimes a little twisted. Her intention is not to create a realistic representation of an animal or subject but to create an original piece of art that will bring you joy. For now, most of Andrea’s work is small format, with her focus on color and the textures created by the brushstrokes.
LORRIE ANNE MINICOZZI | Pittsburgh, PA
I grew up on the beachy shores of Long Island and attended both SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Stony Brook where I barely studied art at all. I am largely self-taught and thankfully exploring new ideas every day. I spent many years in the majesty of Colorado where I enriched my skills, studied the landscape, taught in my home studio and sponsored local seminars. I have always been a vastly traditional realist and am motivated by the brilliant works of Caravaggio, Durer and Rembrandt. I prefer dramatic contrast and raw, emotional composition. I crave the bold control and fine detail that using a graphite pencil provides and portraits are my passion. When I create, whatever the medium, I not only try to convey a story by capturing that moment in time – I strive to intimate what comes next. I relocated to Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 2016 and work and teach in my home studio. The lush verdant landscapes of North Park have captivated me and I find myself sketching under a shady tree weekly. I am a proud member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, The Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators and the Cranberry Artist Network.
KAT PONG | MARYLAND
Growing up camping, hiking, and visiting national and state parks all over the US, Kat learned to appreciate nature, wildlife, and the outdoors. Soon after starting college at UMCP, Kat soon realized her real passion was in the arts. Her varied education showed her the interconnectedness of all knowledge. Art, history, math, science, language, are all different approaches to understanding the world we live in and our place in it. For Kat, painting is a way to understand and appreciate the natural world. Kat has developed her own personal style with acrylics on canvas and wood. She enjoys pairing vivid fanciful landscapes with detailed realistic animals, capturing her wonder at all the beauty nature has to offer.
For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Gallery, please contact the Amanda Haymans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLUBLEVEL GALLERY: PAKAN PENN
January 1, 2020-March 31, 2020
Pakan Penn, a Cambodian-born resident of the Washington, D.C. area, is an oil painter of many dimensions. His artwork cultivates a sense of emotion shaped by his unique life story and extensive travels. His experimentation with an array of colors, interplayed with sunlight and shadows using the palette knife and brush, produces vibrancy and motion across his paintings that create a three-dimensional effect.
Pakan is one of the few artists of his generation to master painting across multiple styles from abstract, impressionism, semi-impressionism, realism, to portraiture. His artwork has been displayed and written about across the United States and internationally.
Pakan was honored to present his picturesque rendering of Chicago Skyline to President Barack Obama.
The first female space explorer, Anousheh Ansari, selected Pakan to paint her portrait, which is displayed at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg selected and displayed signature floral painting, Majestic Garden, for the Art in Embassies Exhibition.
The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritus, selected and displayed two floral paintings, Azalea Dream and Wild Poppies, for the Art in Embassies Exhibition.
The Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Washington D.C. hosted his works for a sole artist exhibition.
Pakan was featured as the Lifestyle Artist in the December 2017 edition of the Washington Life Magazine.
Pakan who was born and raised in Cambodia, began painting at an early age. An American Foreign Service diplomat discovered Pakan’s work in a gallery in Phnom Penh. Captivated by Pakan’s artwork, the diplomat sponsored his application to the Corcoran School of Art, in Washington, D.C. In 1973 when he was 19, Pakan left Cambodia to enter into the Corcoran art program, barely escaping the war-torn conditions from the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia. Being an art pupil brought Pakan great joy, but due to limited funds, he had to leave the program before graduating to support himself and his family.
He became an American citizen and took a job with a construction crew in the Metro D.C. area. Several years later, Pakan formed his own home improvement business and ran it successfully for 25 years.
In 2002, Pakan retired from home improvement to return to his true passion, painting. From there, Pakan re-connected with his past, by reviving his artistic talent placed on hold for so long. He views the opportunity to paint full-time as a form of rejuvenation and transformation that took a lifetime in the making.
The White House
In 2009, Pakan’s picturesque rendering of the Chicago skyline was selected to hang in the White House. By the end of the Obama administration, a total of three paintings were on display in the West Wing. This was a profound achievement for Pakan, as a former refugee who came to the United States with little more than a creative soul and a fundamental will to survive against the all odds. In August of the same year, Pakan Penn had the distinct honor of presenting his painting, Chicago Skyline to President Obama at the White House. To listen to Pakan speak about his pieces that were featured in the White house.