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More Than Landscapes
MAP: Jerome Cookson for The Washington Post; PHOTOS: Ayman Oghana
On the Pennsylvania Arts Experience trails, check out the studios of painter Rob Evans and weaver Phyllis Koster, as well as the Building Character art outlet.

Workman, whose landscapes fetch upward of $20,000 in galleries across the country.

"When you put it all together, there's an amazing range and collection of American arts history here," said realist painter Rob Evans, who maintains a studio at his grandparents' farm overlooking the Susquehanna and has had his work shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. "Contemporary artists have settled here because of the privacy of the country and the proximity to urban arts centers in Washington, Philadelphia and New York."

The privacy, however, does not extend to the artists, who gladly open their doors to travelers to watch them create and witness the final product.
- Ben Chapman


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PHYLLIS KOSTER STUDIO
Phyllis Koster weaves symbolic Susquehanna landscapes on a large traditional loom.

183 Accomac Rd., York, Pa., 717-252-3518, weavingsink.blogspot.com

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ROB EVANS STUDIO
Rob Evans creates paintings inspired by the river valley.

7152 Roundtop Lane, Wrightsville, Pa., 717-252-1311, robevansart.net

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JOHN WRIGHT STORE AND RESTAURANT
Eat in a restored turn-of-the-century warehouse that also features a gallery.

123 N. Front St., Wrightsville, Pa., 717-252-2519, johnwrightrestaurant.com

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS MUSEUM
Time flies at the museum, which features more than 12,000 timepieces.

514 Poplar St., Columbia, Pa., 717-684-8261, nawcc.org. $8.

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KEYSTONE ART AND CULTURE CENTER
Visit the studio and foundry of sculptor George Mummert, who helped create the Triceratops skull at the entrance of the National Museum of Natural History.

420 Pearl St., Lancaster, Pa., 717-870-4869, keystoneart.org

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DEMUTH MUSEUM
The former home and studio of Charles Demuth displays works by the pioneering American modernist.

120 E. King St., Lancaster, Pa., 717-299-9940, demuth.org. Admission by donation.

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BUILDING CHARACTER
More than 50 artisans sell functional art, memorabilia and recycled household goods in a historic tobacco warehouse.

342 N. Queen St., Warehouse B, Lancaster, Pa., 717-394-7201, buildingcharacter.biz/home

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PENNSYLVANIA ARTS EXPERIENCE ORIENTATION CENTER
The new center on Gallery Row provides information on artists, studios and museums along the trail.

114 N. Prince St., Lancaster, Pa., 717-917-1630, paartsexperience.com

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KALARGYROS GALLERY
Watch glass artist Despina Kalargyros make jewelry and sculpture in the studio attached to her shop.

112 W. Orange St., Lancaster, Pa., 717-394-3898, kalargyrosgallery.com

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