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“Places I Remember” on view at Bucks Visitor Center


Joseph Marchetti, a graduate of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and an arts educator in the Philadelphia School District, presents “Places I Remember,” at the Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem.
The exhibit, on view through Jan. 7, includes paintings that represent over two years of work in Bucks, Lancaster and Lehigh counties.
The body of work started with a painting of the Scholfield-Ford Covered Bridge in Tyler State Park and now includes covered bridges, farms, barns and castles in Pennsylvania. Twenty-four of the 26 paintings were created during COVID-19 lockdowns, as a way of dealing with the stress of the times.

“These farms were the backbone of Pennsylvania and sadly many are being lost to modernization and housing development,” Marchetti said via email. “These paintings document some of them. They remind me of my childhood in upstate Pennsylvania, where my family resides from Carbon County through Luzerne County.
“That is why I titled the work, ‘Places I Remember.’ The farms and barns are links to the past, many seem so familiar and their stories are slowly disappearing.”