Jennifer Kane’s 11th Painting for ClearWater Conservancy to be Auctioned at Art & Chocolate Winter Gala on February 9, 2018
“Slab Cabin Run Initiative” by Jennifer Kane
Size: 32” x 40,” beautifully framed with mat and glass, gratis, by State College Framing Company
Acrylic on paper
This is the 11th painting in a series of works by Jennifer Kane, created and donated specifically to commemorate and support ClearWater Conservancy’s local conservation efforts. The nationally-recognized artist donated her time, talent and materials this year to highlight the Slab Cabin Run Initiative, a community-wide source water protection effort that conserved 300 acres of farmland in the heart of State College, owned by the Meyer Family. The painting captures a vivid scene of Slab Cabin Run passing through the Meyer Family’s property.
Adrienne Waterston explains, “Jennifer begins each painting with a guided tour from ClearWater’s land conservation manager. She talks to the property owners and visits the site many times, walking the property to get a feel for its unique qualities. Exploring different views, she creates several sketches to develop a landscape portrait that represents the property as a whole.
This year’s painting, like the permanent conservation easement on the property, permanently preserves a view of the Meyer Family’s farm in State College. The painting is currently on display at Happy Valley Optical until February 9, when it will be auctioned live at ClearWater Conservancy’s Art & Chocolate Winter Gala. Tickets for the Gala can be purchased here. Don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions about the painting or event: firstname.lastname@example.org.