Historic Bellefonte, A Street View
Artist: Sean Bodley
Location: Centre County Library, 200 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823
This bench is in homage to the rich history and corresponding architecture of Bellefonte. I drew inspiration from the community members who pinpointed buildings they thought were important to the legacy of Bellefonte. I went to Bellefonte for photographic reference along with images from the internet and created collages of the gorgeous architecture with paint.
“I was first struck by the beauty and rich history of Pennsylvania when I arrived here from the Midwest in 2011. It is an honor to paint these benches and show my appreciation for the region. Public art has always been a passion of mine and after the first community meeting for this project I knew I was interested in participating!”
About the Artist:
Sean Bodley Sean Bodley has been telling stories with pigment since he graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2010. Bodley creates sobering illustrations about climate change using drawing, oil paint, and digital media. His work is exhibited regularly in many venues across central Pennsylvania. Sean is a member and instructor at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Bellefonte Art Museum. Sean lives and works in Lemont, PA.