Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

December 1996 Show
Gallery at The Gamble Mill

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Gallery at The Gamble Mill




Multi-Cultural Perspectives


Sponsored by

The Bellefonte Historical & Cultural Association (BHCA)


The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


November 16, 1996 - January 4, 1997

Opening and Reception, November 19





1.  The Fire-Hound Awakens (oil)                                                           $200

2.  Echo and Narcissus (fine point pen & ink)                                              $400

3.  Gazing (fine point pen & ink)                                                                  $400

4.  Model (oil pastels)                                                                                 $100

5.  Disembodied (oil pastels)                                                                      $100

15. Swinburne Complex: Battling the Waves (oil)                                   $350

16. Through the Looking Glass (fine point pen & ink)                                 $100

17. Ritual (fine point pen & ink)                                                                   $150

18. Butterfly I (fine point pen & ink/ watercolor wash)                                 $100

19. Butterfly II (fine point pen & ink/ watercolor wash)                                   $100

20. Grief (fine point pen & ink)                                                                    $150

21. Swan (fine point pen & ink)                                                                   $250

22. Vagrants (fine point pen & ink)                                                              $125

23. The Embrace of the Elements (oil)                                                     $200

24. Golden Rain (oil)                                                                                $150


Works 2,3,4,16,17,18,19,20,21, and 23 are part of the series “Portraits of a Mother and a Daughter”.  The artist writes:

What does it mean to be defined as a member of a specific race, especially as a “foreigner” married to an American, living within the erst-labeled “salad bowl” of multi-cultural America?  What does it mean to be characterized as a “Filipino” woman--a Filipino woman whose mother tongue was English and whose name reveals my lack of racial purity, particularly within the context of the Philippines, a country whose history is marred by successive foreign conquests?  What does it entail, having the label “Filipino” emblazoned upon my very being--a label characteristically applied, with ease, to overseas maids and factory workers; to dancers and prostitutes; to mail-to-order brides; to the opulent and corrupt Marcoses; to the image of a tropical paradise?  What does it mean, longing for and being suspicious of, the gender roles inscribed in the Catholic tradition I have been raised in?  What does it mean to look “Asian” to non-Asians and “not-quite-Asian” to Asians?  What price does being (and not simply looking) both Eastern and Western, in language and in values, exact?






6.  Orchids (watercolor)                                                                              $275

7.  Myrtle Beach (watercolor)                                                                     $195

8.  Market Place (watercolor)                                                                      $275

9.  Rickshaws (watercolor)                                                                         $275

10. China Scene (watercolor)                                                                      $275

11. Meditation (pastels)                                                                            $275

12. Rafters (watercolor)                                                                              $275

13. Hucksters (watercolor)                                                                          $275

14. Labors (watercolor)                                                                               $275

25. Park Benches (watercolor)                                                                    $300

26. McNickle House (watercolor)                                                               $250

27. Victorian Scene (watercolor)                                                                $250

28. Beth (watercolor)                                                                                  $275

29. Umbrellas (watercolor)                                                                         $300

30. Tulips (watercolor)                                                                                $195


Paintings 8 through 14 result from a trip to China.



Caroline Joan “Kay” S. Picart is a native of the Philippines with an undergraduate degree and the M.A. in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University and the M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge.  At Cambridge she was awarded the Wolfson Prize.  She recently attained the Ph.D. at Penn State in Philosophy, with minors in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Criticism, and Aesthetics, and now resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

     She is the author of two books and has been a columnist in The Korea Times and the Centre Daily Times.  Her art work, ranging from fine point pen and ink drawing to oil paintings/mixed media, has been incrementally exhibited in various galleries in Seoul as well as State College over a period of five years.

     Her work, in part, highlights what it means to be viewed as an outsider within the spheres of gender, the Third World, and the First World.  Who is empowered or disempowered on the basis of sex, race, or specific context in the act of gazing upon an other seen as “strange”, “exotic”, or even “beautiful”?



Olga Wildauer, a resident of Falls Creek, has been painting and drawing since she was a youngster.  After her retirement she began to paint more frequently, showing her work and taking classes at Penn State, Clarion University, and the Sawmill Center of the Arts.

     She works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, and pastels.  She often begins with photographs she has taken.  Her objects include flowers, landscapes, still life, and people.  Olga continues to study painting with Ruth Kempner of Clearfield while she exhibits and sells her works to businesses and individuals.