Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to Join them for the Final Second Sunday Event of 2015 at the Governor’s Residence
September 10, 2015
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to join them at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, September 13 for the upcoming “Second Sunday” event, the last of the season. Each second Sunday from June through September, visitors are invited to attend a series of free summer events at the Governor’s Residence and gardens. Each event highlights a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.
“Tom and I are excited to open the Governor’s Residence for the final Second Sunday event of the summer in conjunction with Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “We hope visitors from across the Central PA region and the commonwealth will take advantage of this opportunity to check out our new art exhibit – the Pennsylvania Art Experience, spend one-on-one time with the artists, and participate in art-related activities for all ages. It should be a lot of fun and we hope many of our Central PA neighbors can join us.”
This week’s event coincides with Harrisburg Gallery Walk. The Residence will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Visitors will be among the first to view the newly installed art exhibit featuring 70 pieces of artwork by members of the Pennsylvania Art Experience. Curator Rob Evans and members of the group will be painting in the Residence gardens throughout the event and will be available to discuss their artwork on display.
Second Sunday attendees can also participate in artist-led canvas painting classes taught by an instructor from aMuse Uncorked, a Harrisburg-based business owned by Bryan and Adie Hanisko. The thirty minute classes will start promptly at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will take place in the Jane Shafer Rose Garden. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to adults and children ten years of age or older. Master Gardeners will share tips on feeding wild birds throughout the winter months and will provide children with the opportunity to make their own pine cone and peanut butter bird feeder. Residence docents, or tour guides, will also be available to provide information as visitors are invited to participate in self-guided tours of the Residence and gardens.
Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. For more information, visit www.residence.pa.gov.