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: AUTUMN AIR
The Nemacolin Gallery, located in the Chateau Lafayette, features select artists from across the nation to showcase their work. View the current exhibition, Autumn Air, through November 28, 2019.
A hike through the outdoors during the fall season has inspired this new collection of original pieces by artists Claire Hardy, Annie Simcoe, Lorrie Anne Minicozzi, and Kurt Pfaff. Claire, Annie, Lorrie, an Kurt present a vibrant and warm compilation of leaves and lovers reminiscent of a beautiful Autumn afternoon.
At the Overlook Annie Simcoe, handmade paper and free motion stitching
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.
ANNIE SIMCOE | Accident, MD
Annie Simcoe is a paper artist, working, and living in western Maryland with her husband and two dogs. She hand crafts all of her papers from plants such as cornhusks, iris leaves, and rye grass. The vibrant colors come from fabric dyes added during the paper-making process. Each plant fiber takes the dye differently giving unique colors and textures. Once the papers are dry, she pieces them together and “sketches” on them using her sewing machine. The inspiration for Annie’s work comes from her background as a geologist, life events, and the landscape of rural Maryland and West Virginia.
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.
KURT PFAFF | Pittsburgh, PA
Kurt Pfaff is a Pittsburgh based oil painter that has been professionally producing artwork since 1977. Many of those years was working as a graphic designer, illustrator and advertising agency owner. But Kurt has often remark that painting has always been a source of great exhilaration. “I lose time when I have a brush in my hand.” Mr. Pfaff’s paintings display creative investigations on several levels. Taking inspiration from many well-known artists of the past such as John Singer Sargent, Kurt explores interesting composition and color theory while embracing a loose impressionistic technique with both brush and palette knife. “I’m trying to create texture, raw energy and spontaneity along with depth through strong contrast and vibrant color while drawing on my experience as an illustrator to tell stories.”
For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Gallery, please contact the Amanda Haymans at firstname.lastname@example.org.