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 August 28, 2017 - Winners of Dauphin County’s Wildwood Park Art In The Wild exhibit announced

HARRISBURG, PA (August 28, 2017) – The Friends of Wildwood and Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III today announced the winners of the third annual Art In The Wild exhibit. This one-of-a-kind outdoor exhibit at the county’s Wildwood Park features 13 environmental art installations.
“Thanks to all the talented artists who contributed to this year’s Art in the Wild,” said Haste. “It’s incredible to see how they use all-natural materials to create such amazing works of art.”
This year’s exhibit was judged by world-renowned nature artist and sculptor, Beth Galston, who creates immersive environments for interior and exterior spaces. Her site-specific installations use innovative materials, interacting with shadow and light, to explore processes of nature and transformation. Trained at MIT, Galston has exhibited her installations around the country.

The winners of this year’s exhibit are as follows:
  • Windows of Perception – Beau MacGinnes
    Beau is Gallery Curator at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Harrisburg and has enjoyed creating his Art In The Wild installations since its inception.

  • When Trees Dream – Eve Gurbacki and Adrianne Zimmerman
Eve and Annie met drawing portraits in major amusement parks and over the years have bonded over their love of art and nature. |

  • Equus Caballus – Sean Rafferty and Katlyn Goodyear 
    Sean is a senior at Central Dauphin High School and will be attending Centenary University in Equine Studies. Katlyn is also a senior at Central Dauphin and will be attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Architecture.
Art in the Wild can easily be seen along the trails at Wildwood Park
“Congratulations to this year’s winning artists,” said Pries. “Check out their works of art now through October 31 at Wildwood Park.”
Monetary awards were presented to the winners thanks to generous donations from Seltzer’s Lebanon Bologna, Paul and Mary Lundeen, and Aaron and Janis Brenner.
“This program is another way that we’re connecting artists of all ages to the community,” said Hartwick. “From Art in the Wild and the Wildwood photography contest, we’re providing opportunities for artists to showcase their incredible talents.”
Guests are currently being asked to vote for their favorite exhibit. This year’s People’s Choice awards will be presented during Wildwood Park’s Annual Celebrate Wildwood event on September 24. There are multiple ways to vote:

  • Scan QR codes on signage at exhibit
  • Visit Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Facebook page
  • Vote in person at the Olewine Nature Center at Wildwood Park.

Art In The Wild is sponsored by the Friends of Wildwood, TheBurg, and the Dauphin County Commissioners. 
Wildwood Park is located on Industrial Road, a half mile north of the Harrisburg Area Community College campus.  The Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center is located in Wildwood Park and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday. 
For more information, please visit or call 717-599-5188. Connect with Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at and

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