Rachael & Eric Van Tassel

Formerly known for her detailed conté drawings, Rachael is now exploring minimalist art while adjusting to vision loss.


Currently she is finding enjoyment in reflecting her view of the world through mandala form. “Mandala” is the Sanskrit word for “circle,” used in many cultural and healing contexts. A mandala can be very centering and meditative by nature, and this has been essential for Rachael’s own growth and adjustment after losing her central vision in 2017.


Eric’s work features photographs of the expanses, details, and stories of the world.          

Please note that although the brochure directs you to St. Joseph’s Church for the tour stop, Rachael has had to make an unexpected change of venue. This year her work will be on display at Russell Farms Apple Orchard in Brackney, PA (www.russell-farms.com).


Directions (for more detailed directions please go to www.russell-farm.com/directions-to-the-farm/ ):

From Grow Ave Montrose, PA

  • Head southwest on Grow Ave toward Locust St (0.3 mi)

  • Continue onto Church St (0.5 mi)

  • Continue onto Wyalusing St (292 ft)

  • Sharp right onto PA-167 N/State Rte 167 N/Owego St

  • Continue to follow PA-167 N/State Rte 167 N (2.3 mi)

  • Keep left to continue on State Rte 4007 (7.4 mi)

  • Turn right onto PA-267 N (4.1 mi)

  • Turn right onto Hawleyton Rd/State Rte 4006 (1.4 mi)

  • Your Destination will be 1.3 miles up the road on the right hand side


From Vestal, NY

  • Take NY-26 S to Pennsylvania

  • Entering Pennsylvania, continue onto PA-267 S (1.2 mi)

  • Turn left onto Hawleyton Rd/ State Rte 4006

  • Your destination will be 1.3 miles up the road on the right hand side

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