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: A SUMMER STILL LIFE
The Nemacolin Gallery, located in the Chateau Lafayette, features select artists from across the nation to showcase their work. View the current exhibition, A Summer Still Life, through August 31, 2019.
The calm and relaxing pace of Summer has inspired this new collection of original pieces by artists Claire Hardy, Megan Trueblood, Dina Russo, and Katie Koenig. Each artist presents a creative and fresh compilation of those singular items we hold dear during the warm summer months.
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.
DINA RUSSO | Pittsburgh, PA
Dina Russo is a life-long resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over the course of the past 25 years she excelled both as a Graphic Designer, Art Director, Pre-Press manager, Publisher and Artist. In 2007, Dina Russo opened the Dina Russo Design Studio, which offers specialized services such as, Corporate Identity, Murals for home or office, Painting and animal memorials, and Private Art Lessons. Dina loves art and she studies it consistently, from the human figure to the human mind. She works in several mediums ranging from Oils, Pastels, Watercolors and Ash. Dina has expanded her artistic knowledge under the tutelage of local talent for 20 years, and with numerous ongoing classes in oil, watercolor and pastels. Her medium of choice is oil on canvas with knives; a technique that has become popular because of its loose, textural appearance and visual appeals to the viewer.
KATIE KOENIG | Pittsburgh, PA
Katie’s paintings are more than just copies of what she sees. They are the favorite foods and drinks of her loved ones or the reminders of childhood experiences. She find inspiration by looking at her past or by strolling through the aisles of a grocery store, where mundane items remind her of their supporting roles in everyday life. The memories surrounding food are powerful ones because they involve the use of all five senses and are often shaped by the emotions and company we share our time with, which creates a sense of nostalgia. Katie purposefully leaves backgrounds of her paintings bare, so that the subject can exist without specificity of time or place, allowing the viewer to connect the subject to his or her own detailed memories.
MEGAN TRUEBLOOD | Orem, UT
Life can be busy and chaotic; Megan finds creating art to be a refuge and source of rejuvenation. She paints ordinary objects that are present in my home and part of my family life. Often, as she makes dinner or plays with her children, an object will beautifully catch the light, and Megan will snap a quick photo to paint later in her studio. Much of Megan’s work is inspired by those small moments with her family. She wants her paintings to feel clean and simple—the stillness and simplicity resonates with her quiet, introverted soul. Megan likes to think it can bring the same feeling of calm to others. Many lead busy, loud, chaotic lives these days and she hopes her paintings can be a little escape for them as well.
For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Gallery, please contact the Amanda Haymans at firstname.lastname@example.org.