The David R. Neumann Gallery
David Neumann was the founder of The Creative Oasis, a Not-For-Profit Art Center that occupied this space before Webster’s opened here in 2012. David was a strong advocate of the arts and worked tirelessly to provide studio space and classes for adults and children year round. A survivor of childhood Leukemia and various cancers throughout his dedicated life, he finally succumbed in 2002 at age 32. This gallery space honors his life and commitment to the Arts.
Every month, we welcome a new gallery artist from our community to share their work. Typically on the First Friday of the month, we host a reception for the artist to meet and greet friends with delicious food and beverage to celebrate their show!
Andy Heckathorne is an illustrator and graphic designer from Zion, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife Suzanne and 3 teenaged sons. Andy is the art director of Penn State’s Auxiliary and Business Services Marketing Office, overseeing a team of skilled designers who craft branding and advertising communications for many on-campus units including Housing and Food Services, the Nittany Lion Inn, and the Penn State Bakery. Andy is also a gifted illustrator and he enjoys a small clientele who regularly keep his creativity stoked with captivating drawing and painting projects. Andy and Suzanne bought kayaks last year and have begun exploring the local waterways. Hiking and playing softball are also favorites, and there’s a good chance you might spot him scooting around town on his Vespa.
Jim Colbert, a great artist, poet, and musician himself, chairs the committee that books the cafe, bringing art to the community while highlighting artists that may not show their work as often as others can.
Inquire about showing your work
A great committee schedules the upcoming artists for the gallery. Typically, we can be booked as far out as a year in advance, but it never hurts to ask. You can send an email with samples of your work and a short bio/artist statement to the committee for consideration: