Local artist featured in hospital exhibit

A variety of creative art works by local artist Barbara Walden Petrucci are on exhibit during May at Chambersburg Hospital. Take a walk through the Main Hall at Chambersburg Hospital to see 20 of Petrucci’s most popular artistic endeavors.

Her love of art started as a child. Her mother, commercial artist Francis K. Walden, taught her children to express themselves in the arts. Barbara has now passed the family love of art on to her two granddaughters, each a bidding local artist themselves.

Barbara’s favorite medium is graphite powder, which she learned from her mother. By the time she was in high school, she was entering her work in art shows, winning many ribbons and awards. That continued through her college years.

Through this positive feedback, she continued taking classes, while learning everything she could from her mother.

Barbara Petrucci’s work

Today Barbara works in many mediums: watercolors, oils, colored pencil, and of course graphite powder. May’s Chambersburg Hospital exhibit includes works from each of those mediums. Many of those framed original pieces are available for sale, ranging from $80 to $500.

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Her graphite powder portraits and florals have been exhibited all along the Eastern Seaboard.

Her awards include a Best of Show in Franklin County Art Alliance’s annual show for a graphite powder portrait of her granddaughter Zoey Wolfe. She has had her work accepted in juried art shows in Florida and Pennsylvania. She will have two of her current works entered in this year’s 50th Annual Art Exhibit sponsored by the Franklin County Art Alliance June 12-16.

Barbara grew up in Florida and now resides in Chambersburg. She shares her love of art by teaching portrait and floral graphite powder classes in the local community. From beginner to advanced, students love taking her information-packed classes, always achieving success and creating beautiful art.

Information about classes and her art is available by calling Barbara at 717-263-7854.

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