Sep 2

Kirsten Olson and Carol Reed: Inherent Energy

Reception, Friday, August 4, 6:30

Kirsten Olson, ceramicist, and Carol Reed, textile artist works are grounded in connectedness, space and memory in contemporary times. They utilize natural and recycled materials in new and unusual ways.

In the Upper Gallery:

Capturing Nature: A collection of works by members of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters

Oct 7

Concha Correal and Joan Wolf: Journeys

Reception Friday September 8, 6:30 pm
Correal, a native of Spain, shares impressions of landscapes from around the world complemented by Wolf’s colorful abstract monotypes.

In the Upper Gallery:

Ken Schwartzman, photography, and Joan Schwartzman, painting: The American West, Two Views.


Nov 11

8 Looks at Architecture

Opening Friday, October13, 6:30 pm

Artists Howard Batchelor, Robert Cavenagh, Jonathon Frazier, Patricia Walach Keough, Michael Lahr, Susan Nichols, Kimberly Stone & Leon Yost present a varied and thoughtful perspective on the capacity of architectural forms to enliven one’s experience of their environment. This exhibit includes the upstairs gallery.

Dec 30

Art for the Holidays

Open House, Sunday November 26, noon – 4 pm

CALC’s annual artist and designer boutique with a wide variety of works perfect for gift giving.

Jul 22

John Wright: The Yellow Fever

Reception Friday, June 23, 6:30 pm

A photographic exploration of the color yellow as found in the urban environment.

In the Upper Gallery:

David Reinbold: Intimate Abstracts. A collection of small, unframed works.


Jun 17

Debra Kreiger and Jean Macaluso: Shared Observations

Reception, Friday, May 19, 6:30 pm

Watercolors by Kreiger and photos by Macaluso share an eye for the wonder of nature and its connection to the human spirit.

Upper Gallery: Finding Home:  Figurative and expressionistic paintings by Arlyn Pettingell.

May 11

Learning/Making:Works by Dickinson College Ceramic Students

In the Upper Gallery

This exhibition is comprised of works created through techniques involving hand-building and wheel throwing, as well as a range of surface treatments. The content and subject matter of the projects areas unique and individual as each maker.

Reception: Friday May 5th, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 pm

Students will be on hand to discuss their works and answer questions.

May 13

Expression and Exploration: Linda Young and Teri Oja

Linda Young, watercolors, and Teri Oja, thread paintings, use their mediums to explore the richness and vitality of our land. Opening Reception Friday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m.

In the Upper Gallery: Calc Teaching Artist Exhibit – a variety of works showcasing our talented class instructors.

Apr 8

Celebration of Student Art

Reception, Friday,  March 24, 5:00 – 7:00pm

CALC’s annual collaboration with Carlisle Area School District showcases students work grades K – 12.

Mar 11

Orange Crush

Annual Member Exhibit

Opening Reception Friday, February 10, 6:30 pm

A “pop” of color for the middle of winter! The annual members’ exhibit is always fun and fabulous! 

Join our Member Artists at the Opening Reception

Feb 4

Text / Texture / Textiles

Opening Reception Friday, January 13, 6:30 pm

This exclusive CALC juried exhibit will feature 50 works of various media from around the country celebrating the use of text as a design element or the use of texture or textile materials within the work. Prizes will be awarded.

Harrisburg Camera Club will be exhibiting in the Upstairs Gallery.

Dec 31

Art for the Holidays

Holiday Open House: Sunday, November 27th from Noon to 4:00 pm

Shop CALC’s boutique of local, hand-made, artisan designed and original art! Local scenes, one-of-a-kind ceramics, handcrafted silver and beaded jewelry, ornaments and painted whimsies, photography and more. Support your local makers – you will be giving twice!

Kurt Brantner will hold his annual Open House in the Upper Gallery November 26th, 27th and December 3rd.

Music, Refreshments and FREE gift wrapping!

Also, celebrate the season with our Gingerbread Mania events, lectures, contests and classes.


Nov 12

Dennis Akin: Discoveries and Surprises

Opening Reception Friday, October 14, 6:30 pm

A selection of Akin’s work includes many new paintings exploring timeless human narratives as well as accompanying drawings and figure studies.

Join Akin for an artist talk Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:00 pm in the upstairs gallery to learn more about his process – a series of steps which enrich the experience of looking at and thinking about his work.

Oct 8

Linda Benzon and John Guarnera: Timeless Elements

Opening Reception Friday, September 9, 6:30 pm

A sense of wonder is inspired by Benzon’s nature photography and Guarnera’s expressive ceramic constructions.

In the Upper Gallery: Mamarazzi Photography Group

Sep 3

Mark Schwager and Paul Saberin: Two Perspectives

Opening Reception Friday, August 5, 6:30 pm

2 artists working in pastel, oil paint, cut paper, and watercolor celebrate their visual diversity.  

In the Upper Gallery:  Foodies!  CALC Members share their take on culinary, café, and cuisine inspired art!

Jun 18

Claire Beadon Carnell & Donna Berk Barlup: Il Commencé à Paris

Opening Reception Friday, May 20, 6:30 pm

Two artists, one an oil painter and the other a watercolorist, capture the people and places of France.

In the Upper Gallery: Nicole Dube, Photographer, The Miranda Portraits: Lost and Found

The items in a lost and found are just items of found property; it is the owner who is lost. A lost and found is actually home to the implied missing persons. But since those persons have gone missing, the imagination is free to spin out its own narrative based on a single object.
The London Underground’s Lost Property Office has a permanent staff to transport and sort some 600 items a day. Among their most unusual finds are false teeth, a lawn mower, a Chinese typewriter, a theatrical coffin, a jar of bull’s sperm and an urn of ashes.
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority publishes an inventory of lost property which it updates hourly. As of 3pm on July 28, 2014, the inventory contained 168,478 items, which included sixty-eight board games, nineteen death certificates, twenty-three saxaphones and two air-conditioners. In 2013, just 42% of the missing owners were located.
Whether we consider the photograph or the object, the matter at hand is that of human traces and relics. When displayed (or viewed) in the right light, these things become evidence for a whole life and a springboard from which the imagination can take a great leap
Mar 12

Annual Members’ Exhibit: Hello, Yellow

Opening Reception Friday, February 12, 6:30 pm

CALC’s annual members’ exhibit finds inspiration in everyone’s cheerful favorite!
No gloomy winter scene inside CALC!

Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP

Jan 2

Art for the Holidays

The G. B. Stuart Gallery at CALC will be transformed into an artists' marketplace featuring local fine arts and crafts.  Shoppers will find a variety of jewelry, functional ceramics, photography, paintings, cards, tags,ornaments and small scale works perfect for hostess or teacher gifts.  Scenes of local interest are featured.  

CALC will be open for Shop Small Saturday, November 28 from 10 - 5 p.m. with refreshments and free gift wrapping. There will be a Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 29 from 12 - 4 p.m. with refreshments, free gift wrapping, and music by local guitarist Dan Dropkin.

Art for the Holidays hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 5. Sunday, November 29, 12 - 4.

Member artist, potter Kurt Brantner will hold his annual Holiday Sale in the CALC second floor gallery November 28, 29 and December 5.  Meet Kurt and hear about his creative techniques.


Nov 13

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Juried Exhibit

Opening Reception, Sunday, September 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Society's annual juried exhibit draws entries from national and international artists.  The show will be an excellent opportunity to view the absolute best in current water media works.  Prizes will be awarded at the reception.

Saturday, October 3rd from 1-3 p.m. Karen Fratalli will lead a hands on Watercolor Workshop for teens and adults.  There is a $5 material fee for this workshop.

Saturday, October 10th from 1-3 p.m. free water color demonstration by Mick McAndrews, a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society.

Click here for information on a workshop and demonstration being held in conjunction with the show.

Sep 5

Photography by the Evans Group: Seven Ways of Seeing

Opening Reception, Friday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.

The Evans Group is a cadre of experienced photographers dedicatied to exploring photography as an art form.  It is named to honor Margaret Evans (1947-2014).

Jul 24

Deborah Fingerlow & Delenn Fingerlow: Sustain-A-Sea

 An interactive exhibit where art meets science, conservation and education.  Take a journey with us to Mount Desert Island, off the coast of Maine.  Meet some of the locals:  the lobster, the harbor seal, the sea urchin, and the sea star.  Take a closer look to see what's happening with our oceans, and what one person can do to help keep our oceans clean.  Cast a whimsical eye toward up-cycled sea creatures, learn about the tools of the trade "downeast," and try your hand at helping to create a masterpiece, crafted right here at CALC.  Learn about Friends of Acadia, and perhaps think about planning your own journey to the ocean, or sea. It's all about you, me and the sea.  Sustain-A-Sea.

"People protect what they love."    Jacques Yves Cousteau

The artists will lead a hands on event for all ages on Saturday June 27th at 1 p.m.

Jun 13

Leon Yost: Riddles on the Rocks

In the Upper Gallery:  Photographs of Native American Rock Art.

Leon Yost will also give an artist talk on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00p.m.

May 30

Latest Methods: Peter Seidel

Opening Reception Friday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Seidel, from Montgomery County, PA, is a graduate of Dickinson College, a teacher and an award winning artist.  His large, kaleidoscopic compositions of simple modern household products invites us to see and notice.

Feb 7

Pierce Bounds: Rediscovery

Opening Reception Friday, January 16, 6:30 p.m.

A selection of newly printed black and white photographs from Bound's personal archives.

Jan 3

Art for the Holidays: "Tied up with a Bow"

Holiday Open House

Sunday, November 30, Noon-4:00 p.m.

Shop CALC's boutique of local and hand-made, artisan designed, and original art!  Local scenes, one of a kind ceramics, handcrafted silver and beaded jewelry, painted whimsies, photography and more.  All sized and price ranges suit your desire to gift the unique! And every gift will be "Tied up with a Bow", compliments of CALC! 

Support CALC and your local artists.