Artwork donated to library in memory of Kelly Ann Getz

Earlier this month, David Getz and Connie (Getz) Kaiser visited the Tyrone-Snyder Township Public Library. With them, they brought a special gift to share with the library and the entire community – the artwork of their daughter, Kelly Ann Getz, who passed away March 7 at the age of 39, following a two-year battle with cancer.
Three paintings, along with a short biography and photograph of Getz, were donated to the library by her family and will be displayed in the adult reading section of the library.
Born in Tyrone, Getz grew up in Chambersburg and eventually moved to California where she spent most of her adult life. After high school, Getz attended the Philadelphia School of Art for a year, setting in motion her dream to be an artist.
Getz traveled around the country for a few years, working as a free lance artist and honing her skills in various art forms before she finally chose to settle down in California. There she attended Humboldt State University and graduated with a degree in art.
Getz’s work includes paintings, sketches, poetry, jewelry, leather works, web page design and photography. She was dedicated to her work in all mediums, all the while trying to perfect the combination of the computer graphics with her artistic skills.
The three paintings donated to the library were created by Getz using a computer. She then used pastel paints to color the images.
Although her life was cut short, her artwork continues to remind others of her great accomplishments in the field of art.
Getz’s grandparents are the late Karl (Baldy) and Patsey Getz and Grace and the late Ronald Bloom, all of Tyrone.
To see a sample of Getz’s work, visit her website at
The website summed everything up saying, “Kelly will be remembered for her amazing artistic talent, her dignity and for her humor by all who knew her. In her final months with the help of Dream Foundation and the Ojai Valley Inn she was able to put on an art show and to share her life\’s work with her community. Take the memory of Kelly\’s art with you and help keep it alive forever.”