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CHAMBERSBURG >> Works by Chambersburg artist Paul Saberin, created from as far back as 1960, are the subject of the latest exhibit, "Paul Saberin: A Retrospective Exhibit," on display through Oct. 30 in the gallery at Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, 159 S. Main St.

The show will be enhanced by a meet-the-artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4, during First Friday.

Other hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, or by appointment.

Raised in the Pittsburgh area, Saberin studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado in Boulder, and earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts from Illinois Wesleyan University. After teaching for several years, he worked as art director for the Council of Governments in Washington, D.C.

In search of a rural retreat, he and his wife, Gloria, found a small farm near Chambersburg, where they eventually retired. Saberin's career in art has stretched into more than 50 years of creativity that has been celebrated in exhibitions throughout the eastern U.S. and the Caribbean islands.

"It has been a lifetime journey in art," said Saberin. "I believe I started becoming an artist when I was just 9 years old. I saw a beautiful rainbow of colors in a puddle of water, and was very excited and rushed home to paint what I saw. I did not realize it at the time, but it was a life directing experience.

"I am so very lucky; I've lasted to be much, much older and I still rush home to start that next painting!"

Saberin's art has been accepted in prestigious juried shows and solo exhibitions in Pennsylvania and Antigua, West Indies. He was awarded Best in Show in the Art Association of Harrisburg's 82nd Annual International Exhibition, and was accepted into national competitions at the Maryland Federation of Art, and Indiana University, Kokomo, Indiana. His work also has been featured in commercial galleries in New York, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

For more information, visit www.councilforthearts.net or call 717-264-6883.

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