SHAMOKIN - The Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities (NCCAH) is pleased to present a new one-woman show at the NCCAH gallery featuring the artwork of Shamokin native Gloria Zielinskie. The show begins with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The show is a collection of recent paintings and works by an artist well known in the area as both a painter and a teacher for more than 25 years. Zielinskie holds classes weekly at the Northumberland County Arts Center in the lower floor art studio. She has produced paintings of many beloved landmarks in the area and her work celebrates the hard work and struggles of the people of the Anthracite coal regions.

For 20 years, Zielinskie and husband, Francis, operated Glozel's Art Store in Shamokin with Gloria instructing and Francis doing framing. Over the years their talented offspring have also helped with the business, doing art, crafts and helping with the large, handpainted Christmas cards that decorate Market Street each holiday season. Many of Zielinskie's works can be seen in local banks and businesses throughout the area.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Complimentary light refreshments will be served by Arts Council volunteers. After the opening, the show pieces will remain on display through Aug. 1. The gallery is located on the lower floor of the Northumberland County Arts Center and is accessible through the lower handicapped entrance. Follow the signs once inside. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the gallery, contact director Claude Harrington at 973-632-2513.

For information about Gloria Zielinskie's artwork, call the artist at 570-648-6339.