SHAPE Gallery • 20 West King Street • Downtown Shippensburg • Hours: Wed-Fri 4-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Opening Reception - Saturday, April 5th at 6:00pm

Local artists strive to “Find Everyday Beauty”
Exhibition at SHAPE to feature Mary Hickman and Viktoriya Hoover

Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) hosts the opening reception for this month’s exhibit, “Finding Everyday Beauty,” on Saturday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the downtown gallery, 20 West King Street. The exhibition will be open through April 25. “Finding Everyday Beauty” features paintings by two local artists, Mary Hickman and Viktoriya Hoover.

Mary Hickman has a B.A in Art from Rosary College and has worked as a commercial artist for eight years at Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. “The visual arts are a separate language that speaks to the human spirit. A meaningful work of art can greatly enhance the viewer’s day to day life,” Hickman says. She lives and paints in Shippensburg, P.A. and is a member of SHAPE as well as the Franklin County Art Alliance.

Viktoriya Hoover was born in the Ukraine, but has lived in Shippensburg for almost 10 years. She has enjoyed painting since her childhood and has attended art studios as well as shows. She uses various mediums, which include oil, watercolor, pastel and pencil. Hoover describes her style as realistic/impressionistic, and her paintings are “inspired by the beauty of nature.” She participates in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the region, and her works are placed in private collections both locally and abroad.

Come enjoy an evening of art and hors d’oeuvres at SHAPE Gallery in downtown Shippensburg. The Gallery’s regular hours are Wednesday through Friday 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information regarding “Finding Everyday Beauty,” SHAPE or the gallery, please visit or call the gallery at (717) 532-2559.

Also this month, learn from one of the exhibiting artists!!

Plein air Painting in April!
with Mary Hickman
Take the opportunity to paint outside with Mary and learn about plein air painting

Click here for details and to sign up!


Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to bringing the arts, art classes and workshops, and cultural events to the Shippensburg community and surrounding area. Founded in 1999, SHAPE maintains a gallery in downtown Shippensburg at 20 W. King St. that hosts exhibits throughout the year.


2013-2014 Exhibits at the SHAPE Gallery

January 2014
Through the Lens IV
A Photography Invitational Exhibit

February 2014
Ceramics, Caffeine, Chocolate
Pottery by Ben Culbertson & Colleagues

March 2014
Shippensburg High School AP Art
Student Exhibit

April 2014
Finding Everyday Beauty
Artorks from
Mary Hickman & Viktoria Hoover

May & June 2014
9th Annual Members Exhibit


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SHAPE is funded in part by generous grants from:


SHAPE, Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


of Shippensburg

P.O. Box 4 • 20 West King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257

SHAPE is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization

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