"I'm inspired by so many things," said Tamaqua native and artist Sharon Miller-Readinger during her gallery unveiling and meet-and-greet event held at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center (TCAC).

Most of her work consists of watercolor, oil, colored pencil and pastel. Drawings range from flowers, portraits, trucks, and urban and nature scenes.

Her display showcases over 20 colorful pieces from her collection, using a variety of mediums and subjects.

"Growing up in Tamaqua, I remember taking as many art classes that I could," said Miller-Readinger. "As a kid, I was remembered as the kid that used all the colors in the crayon box."

Also providing visitor interaction during the gallery event were her husband Allen and son Brad.

Miller-Readinger, who lives in Hamburg now, has won an honorable mention ribbon in the Allied Artists 47th Juried Art Show and was also featured in the Schuylkill Living Magazine.

In addition, her art work was on display in the Yocumm Gallery and Cloud Nine Café in Wyomissing, the Lazy Dog in Minersville, RACC and others.

This is her first private showing in her hometown of Tamaqua. The work will be on display at the center until mid-February.

A reflexologist by trade, Miller-Readinger expressed her appreciation to her family, friends, guests and the TCAC.

To receive more information, schedule a private viewing of the artwork, or express interest in hosting your own gallery show at the center, contact the center at (570) 668-1192, 125 Pine Street, or visit www.tamaaquarts.org [3].