Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Final First Friday with the 7 Lively Artists at Gallerie Thirteen by Mary Beth Brath

I have really enjoyed my time directing Gallerie Thirteen over the past 18 months.  The gallery will be consolidated back into the parent gallery named 2nd Floor Gallery at the end of August.  My time at Gallerie Thirteen has been filled with wonderful artists and patrons.

This Friday is our opening reception for a well known group of artists named "The 7 Lively Artists".

When I first moved to the South Central PA region in 2006, the "7" were being honored with a group show in Carlisle PA and a lovely book was published showing various works and great history about the group that has met for over 50 years to paint.  I stood in front of the paintings thinking how exciting it would be to meet some of these artists.  The group reminded me of the New Hope Pa Impressionists.

One opportunity led to another. Not only have I come to know a few of the members, I can call them my friends and have painted with them.  This week I am helping to hang a large featured show of the group's work at Gallerie Thirteen.

Friday night will be bitter sweet.  Personally, I am realizing how far I have come in my art career since moving to South Central PA in 2006.  Perhaps this month will be a milestone marker in my artistic journey.  Many exciting projects are waiting for my attention.

I wish the artists of Gallerie Thirteen and the 2nd Floor Gallery the best of success.  Dream Big and Work Like Crazy.

The 7 Lively Artists
Photo shows many of the members during a group exhibit held at the Mechanicsburg Arts Center.

See over 50 original paintings and meet the 7 Lively this Friday Evening at Gallerie Thirteen from 6 - 9pm.  Free and Open to the Public. Live Music and Refreshments.


  1. Mary Beth, it has been such a pleasure being under your exceptional care while being represented at Gallerie 13 as an artist. I will miss that contact, but look forward to all that lies in the future with Daily Painters of Pennsylvania and more!

  2. Thanks Claire. Great times are ahead and I am ready to roll.