Showcase & Exhibits
Periodically we will highlight on this page, pictures from talented local artists, photographers, hobbyists, and professionals. We will focus on history and nature, especially those who use and highlight Historic Fort Halifax Park and Preserve. If you are local, enjoy sharing your talents for the enjoyment, enrichment, or education of others, and would like to have your talents showcased on this page, email us here for more information. Thank you, join us, and enjoy this page!
Todd Gearhart is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Halifax. Living in Halifax with his wife and three boys, Todd loves that Fort Halifax is such a beautiful location that is just around the corner, and finds himself there often photographing couples and families. Even in his free time, you’ll find him at Fort Halifax where he could be running the trails, walking with his kids in the creek, or paddle boarding on the river. His business pages can be found here and here.
Pictures shared here are used with permission
Meet Artist Jon Tritt. Jon enjoys and has been seen painting at Fort Halifax Park.
He writes... "I have been involved in drawing, art and photography since I was a child. On a typical day, you can find me either working in my studio or Plein air. Working in my studio allows me to concentrate on details and tight compositions, but painting Plein air allows me to be in nature, enjoying the fresh air and being in different environments, and to see real light on subjects instead of working from a photo. Nature is where I draw inspiration for my artwork which includes birds, butterflies, insects, flowers, animals and landscapes.
I work in various mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils and ink. I enjoy the challenge of experimenting with various techniques to create realistic and impressionist drawings and paintings.
I also teach watercolor classes which have a workshop atmosphere rather than a typical classroom.
In addition to gallery shows, you can see my work at various outdoor art events across central Pennsylvania."
You can contact and follow Jon and his work on Facebook and Instagram
Click on each picture to get the full version. Pictures shared here are used with the artist's permission.
Jennifer Lynn Becker
Meet Artist Jennifer Lynn Becker. Jennifer is local to central PA, will be featured at the FHP Butterflies, Birds, Bees, and Blooms Workshop on June 19 has exhibited at the Ned Smith Center, other galleries and shows, and is now featured here on our Virtual Showcase page. Jennifer describes her artistry... “The botanical artworks that I create are part of a larger conservation initiative that I am pursuing. It is my attempt to bring awareness to the often overlooked yet very important beneficial organisms that play vital roles in healthy, biodiverse ecosystems. Part of my goal is to inspire positive associations between native plants and the organisms that rely on them, so in effect this imagery serves as an educational tool. The original watercolor paintings depict insects, pollinators and birds with host and nectar plants that are native to Pennsylvania and the wider Mid-Atlantic region. I have selected several species that are threatened or critically endangered in order to highlight the importance of acting soon by using techniques such as native gardening and habitat restoration so we can prevent their extinction.” Don't miss out on her incredible talent, click on each image! Jennifer's artworks shown here are shared with permission. For more information:
To contact Jennifer via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience the photography of Nicola Miller. Nicola is a Halifax girl with family and friends in the local area. She works here, volunteers here, and loves to take pictures here. Some of her most striking photos catch the scenic beauty of Fort Halifax Park in a sunset, a sunrise, or a season. Enjoy “her eye” for capturing some of the natural beauty of Fort Halifax Park! Be sure to click on each picture to get the full effect in the expanded view. Pictures shared here are used with permission.
Meet the beautiful nature photography of hobbyist Deb Lemons. Deb enjoys playing with and learning all about her camera. She has found that patience, and contortions, are needed for the right moment to get just the right photo! In many cases Debs pictures are accompanied by a verse, quote, or observation, and they always speak to the heart. Enjoy our current showcased talent and thanks Deb for sharing your gift! Photos below used with permission.