Bright Ideas Venango County Photo Blog

Photos by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center & Photography.

June 2014

June 25, 2014

Taste of Talent Vocal Competition – Week 1 at Bandstand Park

June 13, 2014

2014 Oil Region Indie Fest

MAY 2014

May 31, 2014

2014 Venango County Relay For Life

May 26, 2014

Franklin Memorial Day Parade

APRIL 2014

April 12, 2014

Venango County Humane Society Ground Breaking



MARCH 2014

March 29, 2014

FLEX Presents 2014


March 24, 2014

Third Annual Empty Bowls Event – Community Services of Venango County


March 15, 2014

Clarion River Jam Bluegrass Festival


March 13, 2014

Moments from the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.

March 6, 2014

March 5, 2014

Captured at the Cranberry Pond on Wednesday.

Photo: Cranberry Pond



February 24, 2014

Oil City Volunteer Fire Dept. take part in  ice rescue practice on Venango College of Clarion University’s scenic pond.



February 22, 2014

Taken at the 7th Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival! For even more images of the festival, visit our Facebook Page


February 19, 2014

This evening I attended the 2014 Venango Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at the Cross Creek Resort, honoring 2013 Citizens of the Year Mr. Orie Hepler and Mrs. Betty Hepler. This event was very well attended with 200 guests including past recipients and legislators. The few pictures I captured are only a sample of the evening’s festivities. Congratulations to Orie and Betty and also to Anita Eberle for being named volunteer of the year!

February 15, 2014

This morning I had the privilege of taking the portraits of the Goodman family; mom, dad, Lydia and Addison. Addison is seen here in what I call the little cowgirl outfit. Miss Addison is a very photogenic subject and she made my job easy! Her big smiles and her ability to control her laughter from seeing her father standing behind me, making goofy faces was amazing! PS. I love my job!

Addison. Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center & Photography

February 14, 2014

On February 14, I attended the opening reception of the Graffiti Gallery Spring Show, featuring Licia Donze (top winner in the 2013 Oil Heritage Festival Art Show) and five other area artists. The cold didn’t prevent the event from being well attended by local art enthusiasts who gathered to see all the different mediums of art such as; papier mache, oil, pencil, pen/ink and photography that graced the walls of the gallery. The show is being curated by Swantje-Elke and she has done a wonderful job! The show will be open Fridays and Saturdays until March 21st.

Onion - Paul Wittreich

Opening Reception

Khan - Licia Donze (featured artist)

Elephant - Carol McDonald

Blooming Spade - Swantje-Elke

Bygone Days - Judy Slater

February 12, 2014

Today I had the opportunity to photograph Mr. John Manders. John specializes in humorous children’s illustration and has illustrated in over 60 picture books! You can find John giving presentations at local schools across the area and creating caricatures at all sorts of events. John relocated from Pittsburgh to oil city and is located in studio 27B of the historic National Transit Building at 206 Seneca St. oil city Pennsylvania. Visit his website at and blog at Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center & Photography.

John Manders specializes in humorous children's illustrations. Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

February 8, 2014
These photos were captured on Saturday at the annual Franklin on Ice celebration in Franklin, Pa. The event featured professional ice carving teams, a chili cook-off, indoor sidewalk sales, and more. View Images


Bright Ideas offers Professional Photography services and a wide range of Adult Education Classes. They are located in Studio 2-R of the historic National Transit Building at 206 Seneca St, Oil City. Pa 16301. For more information, visit

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