The Grace Clater Art Studio is hosting an art exhibition and sale Nov. 1, 2, 8, and 9 from noon to 8:00 p.m.

The exhibition, held at 200 W. Swatara Drive in Jonestown, will be showcasing more than 200 original works by recently deceased Jonestown artist Grace Clater. Prior to her death at age 93, Clater had her studio at this location.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward art education programs at the Keystone Christian Education Association (KCEA). During her lifetime, Clater adjudicated at KCEA’s student art festivals, in addition to advising students. She also led workshops for art teachers across the state. Her son, Dr. Theodore Clater, who has organized the sale, now serves as executive director of the organization.

Grace Clater at age 84. Clater passed away at age 93.

Clater opened her Jonestown teaching studio and workshop in 1986. She taught hundreds of artists of all ages, including some that went on to art schools.

Members of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon may be familiar with the large Old Testament acrylic piece in the church’s foyer, as well as other murals around the nurseries and baptismal areas.

At the exhibition, Clater’s works will be available at discounted rates to attendees. Here are some of her paintings that will be up for sale:

Photos provided by Theodore Clater.

Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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