Visitors to the State Museum of Pennsylvania Have Opportunity to Meet Renowned Watercolor Artists

Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:23pm EST

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HARRISBURG, Pa.,  Jan. 11, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of 
Pennsylvania  will host an installment of its popular Artists
Conversationsseries at  6:30 p.m.  on  Friday, Jan. 18, including an insiders'
tour of the Pennsylvania Watercolor International Exhibit by featured artists 
Deb Watson  and  Richard P. Ressel.  

The program is being held in conjunction with 3rd  in the Burg which is a
partnership of galleries and businesses celebrating local artists and their work
on the third Friday of each month.

Watson is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
and teaches local classes and national workshops on watercolor. She is a
National Watercolor Society signature member and a Watercolor  USA  Honor
Society member. "Fly Away Sunshine" is the title of her work in the exhibit.

An alumnus of  Millersville University of Pennsylvania  and  Alfred University 
graduate studies, Ressel is chairman of Lancaster Catholic High School's art
department.  He has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a signature
member of the National Watercolor Society and a fellow member of the American
Artists Professional League,  New York. His part of the exhibit is entitled
"Among the Pieces."

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's annual juried exhibit features the top 120
paintings selected from nearly 600 entries from  the United States,  Hong Kong, 
India  and  Canada. The exhibit is open through  Feb. 13, 2013.

The State Museum of  Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in  Harrisburg,
is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History.
The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting  Pennsylvania's
fascinating heritage.  

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 
noon to 5 p.m.  Admission is  $5  for adults,  $4  for children and senior

For more information about the museum, visit

Media contact:  Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

SOURCE  Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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