Quarryville: Current Art Shows
Art Exhibits

Next Exhibit in the Carlson Cultural Room

The next art show at the Quarryville Library will be a show by Quarryville artist Robert Vaux Roop and local photographer Jennifer Cavalcante.  Robert will display his collages and Jen will treat us to an exhibit of her photographs.

The show will be held in the C. X. Carlson Gallery at the Quarryville Library and will open at a reception for the artists on September 19th,2015.  The reception will run from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and will include refreshments.  The show will be available for viewing during library hours until October 19, 2015

Robert Vaux Roop

Robert Vaux Roop is an 88-year-old professional artist.  He had his first one-man show at the age of 20 while a student at F&M.   In 1950 one of his oil paintings won Best in Show at the Lancaster Open Award Art Show.  Since then he has exhibited widely and won numerous prizes.  At one time he was represented by a gallery on 57th Street in New York City.  He has advertised in national art magazines offering and selling prints. The Demuth Museum featured a one-man exhibit of his collages in 1991.

He has been a member of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, President of the Lancaster County Art Association, and board member of the Goethean Art Gallery and the Fine Arts League of Lancaster.  In 1963 he founded the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival which continues to this day.

In addition to being an artist, Roop is a cruciverbalist, who has had crossword puzzles published in the New York Times as well as most of the national puzzle magazines.  

He is active and plans to create a collage on his hundredth birthday.

Jen Cavalcante

      Jen developed a passion for the camera and the images it produces in high school.  She pursued her early passion graduating with honors and awards from Antonelli School of Photography with an Associate Degree 

       She developed her skills throughout her professional career.  For 35 years she owned and operated Jena’ Studio,  establishing expertise while photographing portraits and events.

       When the digital age arrived, Jen found it opened up a whole new adventure in photography.  She finds digital tools offer the prospect of endless creativity, as this new medium allows the photographer to more easily control multiple aspects of color, surface and print quality.  

       Jen has won numerous awards for her photography, and continues to exhibit in regional and national shows and competitions.    

     What motivates her creativity is the desire to capture a feeling and expression of the wonder that surrounds us.

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