Calm & Peace at Gamut Theatre


Two exhibits up at Gamut Theatre NOW until end of November. Stop in for a show. Click Here for showtimes “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” Exhibit images, a collection of four photographs printed on canvas The images are an attempt to view the city of Harrisburg through the artist’s eyes and share the…

Harrisburg Artwork up at LTM


My Harrisburg Places photographs on metal artwork is now on display at the Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg. Photographs feature the Pennsylvania State Capitol and other landmarks in the City of Harrisburg. The work will be on display from Sept. 1- 25 during the LTM’s first show in the 67th Season, Last of the Red Hot…

2017 Peace Day “Join Together” Video


Join Together for Peace Here’s the 2017 Peace Day “Join Together” Video #JoinTogether in #Peace during the International Day of Peace on September 21. If you are in the Philadelphia area, please visit Peace Day Philly for schedule of events. The 2017 U.N. Peace Day Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All This…

Learning to trust at Swatara State Park


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s…

Macbeth, Shakespeare in the Park


June 2-17, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Join Gamut Theatre Group’s Harrisburg Shakespeare Company for the 24th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park held at Reservoir Park in Harrisburg! Admission is FREE. We will be collecting canned good items for Bethesda Mission and encourage you to bring a donation. Come early with your own blankets or…

Enjoying the journey at Mill Creek Falls


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Today I learned a bit of patience, gratitude, strength, and kindness. All of this while walking in nature. I ventured to Mill Creek Falls, located near River Rd., Airville, PA. The trip took me about an hour to drive there, but just…

McNees Artwork Project Announced


Eight of my photographs of the Harrisburg area have been selected for an art project, of which planning began about a year ago. The venue, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC,  located in downtown Harrisburg, is a local law firm in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. The images, featuring the Harrisburg Capitol, the Susquehanna River with…

Travels to New York City


I ventured to the Big Apple with some friends on April 22. The bus trip, to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA, was my first venture to New York in over a decade. This year I wanted to travel to the city to capture the amazing and historic architecture, gritty streets, and big buildings.

After arriving, my sister, her husband, and my friend and I all venturing to Midtown Manhatten. Starting at Bryant Park, where the bus left us, as we went from street to street, we weaved around the busy city.

Hiking at Tucquan Glen


I decided to celebrate my 30-something birthday with new friends, while climbing up and down hills and valleys, for seven hours, with over a total of 9 miles. I hadn’t anticipated hiking that far, or for that long, and two days later, I’m still feeling that my body wasn’t expecting that either. Regardless, I am…

Travels to Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory


I traveled to Pittsburgh, PA and wrote about my travels in my previous post. Continuing my trip, on Sunday, April 9th I visited Phipps Conservatory . Please see more images on my website HERE.

Travels to Pittsburgh


As I drive through the tunnels, get closer to the hills, and see the bridges, I know that I’ve arrived in Pittsburgh, PA.   As a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Point Park University, I spent a good chunk of my life driving the roads and hills of this city. I grew…

Art, Music, and Beer!


My Harrisburg Places artwork and new work The City I See: Chaos and Calm, will be on display at the City House B&B starting April 3 – 28, 2017. The City House is located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg. Right along the banks of the picturesque Susquehanna River, this beautiful and charming urban…

Coffee & Art during 3rd in the Burg


Support local business on St. Patrick’s Day by coming out for 3rd in the Burg! Stop by Dalicia’s Bakery & Coffee Shop on Friday, March 17 from 6-9 p.m. for some great treats, coffee by Little Amps, and art by several local artists including me! The shop, open for just about a year, is located…

New work up at Zeroday Brewing Co.


My Exhibit “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” is on display at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Midtown Harrisburg. The artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16. I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I…

Peace Exhibit up at Yellow Bird Cafe


Digital Photography by Deb Schell/2017 The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a…

Artwork at 4 venues in Harrisburg in February !~


Hey all! I wanted to let you know that this month there are four venues in Harrisburg that you can check out my artwork! Swing by at some point during the month. Location #1- Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop~ Artwork currently up until March 31 Grab a cup of coffee, a pastry, and check out my…

The City I See: Chaos & Calm


This past year has been especially challenging for everyone. It seems almost everyone I talk to says that they are happy to see 2016 end. If for political reasons, or for personal reasons, or whatever your reason for feeling like that was just not your year, no fear, because we are right in the beginning of 2017.

Art&Coffee on 3rd Street


Grab a cup of joe and a pastry and check out my photographs, now up at Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop, located at 1419 N. 3rd Street, in Midtown Harrisburg. The photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of…

Peace Day 2016 ~ Peace Day Philly


On Sept. 21, people all over the world celebrated and participated in events during the International Day of Peace. For the last four years, I’ve participated in Peace Day during events with Peace Day Philly. Peace Day Philly promotes and collaborates on programming related to personal, local and/or global peace, on and around the United Nations…

Cover Photo for PDJ


One of my Harrisburg images will be showcased on the cover of the Sep/Oct 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Dental Journal with a circulation of 5,000 that will be mailed to professionals in the state.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare in the Park


The Merry Wives of Windsor, Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2016 June 3rd – 18th Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturdays at 7:30pm Levitt Pavilion, Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, Pa. Click here for More photos.

Rachel B


Rachel B, Pittsburgh-based musician, preformed in Downtown Lancaster during the annual festival, Lancaster Celebrate, on June 24, 2016. She’s a great singer/songwriter/musician and a good friend, so when she asked me to photograph her during this event, I was in 🙂 I usually dance to her music, but this time, I danced and photographed. Check…

Artsfest 2016


ArtsFest 2016 along the river in Harrisburg, PA  

Spring in Harrisburg


Photo walk on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA Check out my website for more photos at Debra Schell Photography!~

Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL


Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL runs at Gamut Theatre from March 12, 2016 – March 26, 2016. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM. “If ever you have need of my life, then come and take it.” As the moon rises behind a tiny outdoor stage on a lakeside estate,…

Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival 2016


The Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival was held on Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28 in Lancaster Pennsylvania, USA.  This annual festival features artists from around the country and beyond. I was able to attend on Sunday and chose the venue Tellus 360. Featured Artists: Clarence Spady, Swamp Candy,  Hazmat Modine.   Click HERE…

Harrisburg Exhibit open at Gamut Threatre


After four years of exhibiting at pubs, shops, retirement communities, coffee houses, and my own home, my artwork is finally up at my favorite theatre! Seven of my “Harrisburg Places” photographs featuring the Central Pennsylvania area are on metal prints are located on the wall in the lobby/reception hall of the theatre. Gamut Theatre, located…

Peace Day 2015 Video “What will you do for Peace?”


This video was created on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Peace Day Philly volunteers asked random people in Rittenhouse Square what they can do to contribute to a more peaceful world. The idea was to get people thinking about Peace Day, on Sept. 21. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE The United Nations International Day of Peace, September…