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Street Art in Harrisburg

Street Art in Harrisburg

Writer and photographer Robyn Woodley gives harrisburgmagazine.com readers a glimpse into the world of legal and not-so-legal graffiti in the Capital City.

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Painter Applies Extraordinary Skills to Portraits and Landscapes

Painter Applies Extraordinary Skills to Portraits and Landscapes

As painter Mark Topp discusses the elements of his craft, both comprehensible and oblique phrasing peppers his speech. There is “You learn by doing.” Or, “I do my best work when I’m not even thinking about it.” And, “You need to think through the materials…the painting and the painting experience are one.” None of it surprises those who know Topp, a 2008 émigré to the Harrisburg area.

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Middletown Woman Merges Art with Enterprise

Middletown Woman Merges Art with Enterprise

Up against the blacktop and concrete of Middletown’s busy North Union Street is the aptly named Arts on Union Gallery. The owner, and occupant of the 19th-century structure, is Christine Goldbeck. The energetic 47-year-old woman opened her business in February of 2009, one that accepts visitors and patrons “by appointment or by chance.”

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The End of the Line-Literally

The End of the Line-Literally

Ever since John Harris put his ferry in the waters of the Susquehanna, people have been looking for ways to get to and from the West Shore. As the longest commercially non-navigable river in North America, the Susquehanna has numerous bridges crossing it, from its origin in Otsego Lake, New York to its terminus into the Chesapeake Bay. However, eight forsaken bridge piers standing like taciturn sentinels in the river at Harrisburg denote the end of the line – literally – in a notorious chapter of Pennsylvania history.

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Feeding Time at Zoo America

Feeding Time at Zoo America

Adventure Chick was zookeeper for a day at Hersheypark’s ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Demonstrating both a mastery of the storyteller’s art and resonant prose of a quality many authors strive for a lifetime to attain, the 28-year-old Marra displays the assurance of a seasoned novelist to create a vivid fictional world in which his characters somehow retain hope in the most hopeless circumstances.

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

If you are looking for a book to help you cut through the fog of rhetoric and commentary on the current state of American society, look no further than George Packer’s brilliant portrait of our country’s stumbling path over the past 40 years, The Unwinding.

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Five Questions for Liz Laribee

Five Questions for Liz Laribee

Liz Laribee, Director of the MakeSpace, is an artist and writer. An interest in using the whole buffalo has shaped her creative process, and she works almost exclusively with salvaged materials. Her projects, solo and collaborative, are largely influenced by and dedicated to community.

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“Five Questions for Shannon Sylte”

“Five Questions for Shannon Sylte”

Shannon Sylte is an artist, landscape designer, and visionary. A pioneer of self-directed education in permaculture design — a branch of regenerative ecological design that focuses on developing harmonious, symbiotic relationships with the earth — Shannon has designed the Accomac Inn restaurant's garden and is currently designing several community gardens in York (the Art Farm) and Harrisburg (the Peffer Street Edible Forest Garden), as well as illustrating a series of informative publications on the basics of permaculture design.

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