May 6 – First Friday at 2nd Floor Gallery

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Student Art Exhibit
Opening this month — Mechanicsburg High School Student Art Exhibit!
Join us this month for the opening of our High School Art group show featuring many works by Mechanicsburg High School student-artists. The show will remain on display only this month.
 
The show opens TONIGHT — 
First Friday, May 6th at 6 PM until 9 PM
Author Thomas Malafarina!
dk1_fcThomas M. Malafarina is a horror fiction author from the South Heidelberg Twp area of Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was born July 23, 1955 in Ashland, Schuylkill County, PA where he lived until moving to Berks County in 1979.
Many of Thomas’s stories take place in his native Schuylkill County and also in Berks County settings. Thomas’s books are published by Sunbury Press of Camp Hill, PA.
Thomas’s novels include “Dead Kill 1: The Ridge of Death,” “Dead Kill 2: The Ridge of Change,” “99 Souls,” “Burn Phone,” “Eye Contact,” and “Fallen Stones”. His short story collection are “13 Nasty Endings,” “Gallery of Horror,” and “Ghost Shadows”. He also has a collection of single-panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too”. In addition, Thomas’s stories appear in many anthologies currently on sale on Amazon.
Thomas has had a life-long love of the horror and monster genre in all its form of books, movies and art. Annually, Thomas creates works of horror art, props and scenery, which he donates to a local non-profit Halloween Barn Of Terror.
Thomas lives just outside of Wernersville, PA with his wife JoAnne. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Author Sherry Knowlton!
DoS_fcSherry Knowlton (nee Rothenberger), author of the Alexa Williams novels, Dead of Autumn and Dead of Summer was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA, where she developed a lifelong passion for books. She was that kid who would sneak a flashlight to bed at night so she could read beneath the covers. All the local librarians knew her by name.
Sherry launched her writing career with a mimeographed elementary school newsletter and went on to write and edit for her high school and college newspapers. Since then, Sherry’s creative and technical writing has run the gamut from poetry, essays, and short stories to environmental newsletters, policy papers, regulations, and grant proposals.
Sherry spent much of her early career in state government, working primarily with social and human services programs, including services for abused children, rape crisis, domestic violence, and family planning. In the 1990s, she served as the Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The latter part of Sherry’s career has focused on the field of Medicaid managed care. Now retired from executive positions in the health insurance industry, Sherry runs her own health care consulting business.
Sherry has a B.A. in English and psychology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
Sherry and her husband, Mike, began their journey together in the days of peace and music when they traversed the country in a hippie van. Running out of money several months into the trip, Sherry waitressed the night shift at a cowboy hangout in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Mike washed dishes in a bakery. Undeterred, they embraced the travel experience and continue to explore far-flung places around the globe. Sherry and Mike have one son, Josh, a craft brewer in upstate New York.
Sherry lives in the mountains of South Central Pennsylvania, where her novels are set.
Sherry is a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters In Crime and Pennwriters.
The Gingerbread Man by Mary Beth Brath
Also on display — Local Scenes group show!


“Lilacs with Apples” by Linda Buckwalter
Spring Fling!
The Spring Fling group show featuring many works by our gallery artists continues to be on dispay throughMay.
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