New Work up at Zeroday Brewing Co.

My Exhibit “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” is on display at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Midtown Harrisburg. The artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16.

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I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I am, frustration about why I’m not where I want to be, and they also demonstrate order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice.

Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features.

If you miss this show at Zeroday, the work will be at The City House April 1 -28

Peace Exhibit now up at Yellow Bird Cafe

Digital Photography by Deb Schell/2017

The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a friend. Artwork will be up at Yellow Bird Cafe February 15 – March 15, 2017

Artwork at 4 Harrisburg venues in February!

Hey all! I wanted to let you know that this month there are four venues in Harrisburg that you can check out my artwork! Swing by at some point during the month.

Location #1- Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop~ Artwork currently up until March 31

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Grab a cup of coffee, a pastry, and check out my photographs, now up at Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop, located at 1419 N. 3rd Street, in Midtown Harrisburg.

The photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of the senate and rotunda.

Location #2 –Zeroday Brewing Co. ~ Artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16

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I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! An opening reception for the new artwork will be held on February 17, 2017 at Zeroday Brewing Co., located in Midtown Harrisburg. Here’s the Facebook Event.

The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I am, frustration about why I’m not where I want to be, and they also demonstrate order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice.

Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features.

Location # 3 – Yellow Bird Cafe ~ Artwork will be on view  Feb. 16 – March 16

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This image was created during a 52-Week Photo Project in 2012, for the week themed “Peace”.

The Peace Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. Please enjoy the images while relaxing with some coffee.

Location # 4 – Susquehanna Art Museum ~ Artwork will be on view Feb. 9 – March 31

11164741_10153173579660255_4567883311809430451_nA collection of Harrisburg images will be on view at the gift shop and the photographs, printed, matted, framed, and signed, will be available for purchase. In addition, photo calendars, post cards, and note cards are available year-round in the gift shop.

Make sure to check out all the different artwork, and if you miss it, check out the Exhibit page to see where I’ll be next!

 

About the Artist

I’m Deb Schell, a Harrisburg-based professional photographer. During a trip with my grandfather in Alaska, is the first time realized I wanted to learn more about the magic of photography at the age of 16.

I decided to go to school to focus on learning the art of capturing a moment in time as a photojournalist and worked in the industry at various news publications from 2005-2015.

Now I enjoy photographing my local musician and theatre friends in addition to local landscape and architecture.

I also work to promote peace with Peace Day Philly, a nonprofit organization I became involved with after participating in PDP events on the International Day of Peace in 2013. You can learn more about my work with PDP on my blog, Images4Peace.

In 2012 I began exhibiting my photographs. Check out my art exhibit website for gallery exhibition information.

Recently I sold over 600 pieces of my Harrisburg artwork to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. In 2014 the hotel renovated 125 rooms, which have my signed artwork in the guest rooms.

The City I See: Chaos & Calm

New Work!!

I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! An opening reception for the new artwork will be held on February 17, 2017 at Zeroday Brewing Co., located in Midtown Harrisburg. Here’s the Facebook Event.

The pieces are very different from what my normal style has been, as I break away from traditional photography and explore more deeply as an artist. I’ve been working on transitioning my work to shift to more meaningful pieces for the last few years.
After spending years as a photojournalist, where I don’t have the ability to “play” with images, it is so fun to throw out the rule book, and start exploring.

This past year has been especially challenging for everyone. It seems almost everyone I talk to says that they are happy to see 2016 end. If for political reasons, or for personal reasons, or whatever your reason for feeling like that was just not your year, no fear, because we are right in the beginning of 2017.

My favorite time of the year is in the beginning. It’s when we get to press the “reset” button. It’s a chance to start over, to do what we wanted to accomplish last year. Now’s the “Action” time! And if you have set some new year’s resolutions or not, I think we all can agree that it’s great to look over our last year and see what we can improve, learn, grow, and create in the new year.

A friend helped me make the decision that became the theme of this work, and once I saw it, I knew that was the purpose of this work. The theme and purpose for these pieces would be to share my feelings, thoughts, and memories through photographic art that moves and leaves the viewer feeling like they could relate to the work.

As I grow older (and wiser..ha) I realize that I make life what I want it to be, and I can’t blame anyone else if it isn’t going the way I want, all I can do is change it from here on. While I can’t go back in the past, I can refocus on the future, and find peace, happiness, and strength in the world around me and, hint, myself!

So the images, while they show my feelings of confusion about where I am, frustration about why I’m not where I want to be, they also demonstrate order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice.

Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features. The titles are below.

Please stop by Zeroday between Feb. 17 – March 16 to view the artwork.

The City I See: Chaos & Calm

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Calm
A view of Italian Lake, while feeling the warmth of fall and the peace of the water. The Black Swan is a graceful reminder of truth to oneself and being fearless and alone. The fountain represents happiness and celebration.

Alone

A photograph of the capitol complex with almost no one in view to express the feeling of loneliness in a big world. The image also creates the feeling of order.

Chaos

A view of Second Street Harrisburg from the River Street Garage in Harrisburg illustrates the busyness of life exaggerated through the distorted, directionless movement of the buildings. The shapes of buildings show feelings of anxiety, tight and constricted.

Dizzy and Confused

The distorted view of Market Street Bridge from City Island represents the feeling of being out of control. The wind whips my face and almost knocks me down. The pillars remind me of my legs that buckle.

Reflections and Repetition

A view of the Susquehanna River from Riverfront Park, while reflecting on the comfort and consistency of the arches illustrating stability in life.

 

About the Artist

I’m Deb Schell, a Harrisburg-based professional photographer. During a trip with my grandfather in Alaska, is the first time realized I wanted to learn more about the magic of photography at the age of 16.

I decided to go to school to focus on learning the art of capturing a moment in time as a photojournalist and worked in the industry at various news publications from 2005-2015.

Now I enjoy photographing my local musician and theatre friends in addition to local landscape and architecture.

I also work to promote peace with Peace Day Philly, a nonprofit organization I became involved with after participating in PDP events on the International Day of Peace in 2013. You can learn more about my work with PDP on my blog, Images4Peace.

In 2012 I began exhibiting my photographs. Check out my art exhibit website for gallery exhibition information.

Recently I sold over 600 pieces of my Harrisburg artwork to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. In 2014 the hotel renovated 125 rooms, which have my signed artwork in the guest rooms.

 

Art&Coffee on 3rd Street

Grab a cup of joe and a pastry and check out my photographs, now up at Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop, located at 1419 N. 3rd Street, in Midtown Harrisburg.

The photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of the senate and rotunda.

An art reception will be held at the bakery during January’s 3rd in the Burg on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Featured Musician John Kelly will play mellow tunes from 6-8 p.m. If you aren’t familiar with it, each month, on the third Friday, dozens of venues host special events—exhibits, music, theater, comedy, lectures—throughout downtown and Midtown. Join me!

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Peace Images now up at the HIT

The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a friend.

Artwork is on display at the e Harrisburg Improv Theatre, located at 1633 N 3rd St Harrisburg, Pa., from Nov. 6 – Dec. 31, 2016.

Artwork up for View at Eye Center

A collection of my architectural photography will be on exhibit from Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016

Harrisburg Places” is a selection of photographs, print and metal, that features the Pennsylvania State Capitol among other buildings in the city.

The work, located in the hallway of Schein Ernst Mishra Eye‘s Harrisburg location,  is part of the Art Association of Harrisburg‘s Community Exhibits and is open to the public during regular business hours.

All work is available for purchase. Please contact the Art Association of Harrisburg for details and to purchase artwork.

Peace Images Exhibit Now Open & Artist Reception

This image was created during a 52-Week Photo Project in 2012, for the week themed “Peace”.
In addition to this image, other Peace Images will be on display at Reiki Space from Sept. 1 – October 31, 2016. Contact the ReikiSpace for viewing times. 

Peace Exhibit 2016
A collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a friend.
Each image captures a moment when I was calm and at peace with myself, the world, and others.

An Artist Reception was held on Monday, Sept. 26 and was well attended. Several of my friends, family, and others came to view this exhibit! It was a great evening, with food, drinks, art, and live music, by the very talented John Kelly.

Thank you to all who attended!