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“Abandoned World”

July 13 at 2:00 pm - August 4 at 5:00 pm


The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is delighted to announce a the Main Gallery exhibit for July “Abandoned World” featuring photographs by Tricia Haegele. The exhibit will open on Saturday, July 13th with a reception from 2-4PM. The reception is free and open to the public, who are invited to come enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist. This exhibit will remain on display until Sunday, August 4th. Tricia finds inspiration wandering the back roads, looking for old relics, architectural oddities, and abandoned buildings then turning them into beautiful photographs.

Tricia was born and raised in Bucks County, PA. She moved to Wellsboro with her husband in 2007 to start a family after making many trips to the area and falling in love with its beauty and peacefulness. Tricia’s interest in photography started young. When she was about 15, her dad gave her his film camera as a Christmas present. He taught her how to use it, and Tricia later took photography classes with a teacher who pushed her hard to develop her talent, which motivated her further. She learned the ins and outs of developing and making her own prints, which she loved.  After high school, Tricia attended classes at Philadelphia Art Institute and Antonelli Photography School of Art to continue her artistic journey. When digital photography started to take over, Tricia taught herself how to use the new technology.

Tricia’s father was an architectural millworker who restored old Philadelphia and Bucks County area homes, historical buildings, and businesses. She loved the beauty, character, and craftsmanship of these places, and knew they wouldn’t exist forever because of modernization. With that melancholic thought in mind, Tricia’s architectural photography soon focused on abandoned buildings. She feels a real connection to things that have been left behind, lost and forgotten. This can be chilling and emotional, but it goes hand in hand perfectly with how she views things through her lens. Tricia says, “Documentation of the past is key to hold memories for things that will no longer exist eventually.” Come see these images that will make you think about the beauty that once was.

You can view more of Tricia’s photography on from her website or on Facebook at Tricia Haegele Photography,

The Gmeiner is open from 12-6PM Tuesdays through Sundays and is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro behind the Green Free Library. Admission to the gallery is free.


July 13 at 2:00 pm
August 4 at 5:00 pm


Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center
134 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901 United States
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