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Students' Artwork Sought For Posters September 20, 2018

Celebrating York's Unity Through 10,000 Acts of Kindness is seeking artwork to include on posters throughout the county over the next 10 months.

To enter the contest, students from preschool through grade 12 are invited to draw or paint a picture of what kindness looks to them on 8.5-by-11-inch paper. There will be one winner for preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Winners will be chosen by local artists Carol Oldenburg and Ophelia Chambliss and local art teachers. Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 15, at and will be honored at an event hosted by Creative York later in October.

Participants are asked to send their submissions to I-ron-ics, 256 W. Philadelphia St., York 17401. The student's name, age, grade, school, and phone number must be included on the back of the artwork. All artwork must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 1.

For more information, readers may email with "Kindness Poster" in the subject line or email


Craft Class Planned August 29, 2018

The monthly craft class at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 5615 Mount Pisgah Road, York (Yorkana), will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. Attendees will create a pumpkin craft out of a cement paver, which can be used as a door stop, porch decoration, and more.

Class is limited to eight participants, and a small fee will apply. Readers may call Sandy Abel at 717-751-6437 before Monday, Sept. 10, to register.


Painted Storm Drains Planned August 15, 2018

Storm water pollution is the fastest growing source of water pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. More needs to be done to educate citizens about storm water and water quality. The Master Watershed Stewards in York have formed a partnership with the City of York, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, and the Watershed Alliance of York to launch the Street 2 Creek Project, a project to raise awareness about storm water runoff and the negative impacts it can have on waterways.

The Street 2 Creek Project will help raise water pollution awareness using street art. Artists will complete their art at selected storm drains in downtown York. Each storm drain will tell a story, so people stop and think about where the water flows after it enters the storm drain. The goal is to have three storm drains painted, so they can be seen at Yorkfest on Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26.

During an awards ceremony on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m., winning artists will be recognized. The event will take place at W. Market Street and the York County Heritage Rail Trail, and the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists, the judges, and the Street 2 Creek group.

Readers may contact Jodi Sulpizio at or Lettice Brown at for a painting schedule. To learn more about the Street 2 Creek group and project, readers may visit More information about the Master Watershed Steward Program can also be found at


Summer Art Camps Planned August 10, 2018

Lancaster Creative Factory will hold Animals and Art Summer Camps at the Columbia Creative Factory, 247 Locust St., Columbia, and at Columbia Crossings, 41 Walnut St., Columbia.

During the three-day Animals and Art Summer Camps, children will interact with various creatures from Raven's Ridge Wildlife Center, take feather rubbings, draw animals, create clay sculpture and take photos with an old-fashioned film camera. The photos will be developed and become part of a personal art book. Participants will learn about turtles and mammals, while creating photos and artwork with clay and other materials.

There is a cost to attend, with a discount for Columbia youths ages 7 to 18. Scholarships are available. Space is limited.

Turtles and Mammals Camp 1 will take place at Columbia Crossings from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 18, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, and Wednesday, Aug. 22. Turtles and Mammals Camp 3 will take place at Columbia Crossings from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 25, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Thursday, Aug. 30.

Raptors and Reptiles Camp 2 will take place on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at Columbia Crossings, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23, at Columbia Creative Factory. Raptors and Reptiles Camp 4 will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Columbia Crossings, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Friday, Aug. 31, at Columbia Creative Factory.

To register, readers may visit


Vendors Sought For Craft Fair August 10, 2018

Elizabethtown Public Library is accepting vendor applications for space in its annual craft fair, set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. This year's theme is "Craft Fair With a Small Business Flair," and the event will emphasize the effort put forth by small business owners to provide quality crafts, as well as other products and services.

In the past, local craftspersons have showcased handmade quality crafts, repurposed goods, vintage wares, hobby items, and decorating items to the nearly 1,000 people who attend the two-day event. In addition, the library is making space available to vendors of non-craft-related businesses.

Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and may be reserved for a fee. A limited number of 110 volt electric spaces are available for an additional cost. A 6-foot table and two chairs will be provided. Special consideration will be given to vendors who have participated in previous Elizabethtown Public Library craft fairs provided their applications are submitted by Friday, Aug. 31.

All proceeds from vendor fees will support programming at the library.

The craft fair will be held indoors on Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Elizabethtown's Second Friday event and on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications can be obtained in person at the library, 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, or at

For more information, readers may stop by the library, call 717-367-7467, or email


Hotel Seeks Art Proposals August 8, 2018

The Yorktowne Hotel Call for Proposals for arts-based projects is now available.

Applicants are encouraged to consider the Yorktowne Hotel throughout its lifetime and its position as a community gathering place, as well as the historical integrity of the public spaces and the bridge into modern function and form.

Applicants should also think of the spirit and the history of York as a place that people live, work, and play. The art installations should reflect York's past, present, and positive future throughout the space.

Applicants should consider industrial arts and York County as place of agriculture and manufacturing and where things are created. Industrialists, ingenuity, engineering and craftsmanship define York County and the people who live here. This encompasses industrial materials and ideas: electronics, programming, ergonomics, engineering, science, natural raw materials and philosophy.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Details on submitting are available by visiting For more information on the application, readers may email Kim Hogeman or call 717-771-4583.


Gallery To Feature Artwork July 13, 2018

The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring Melanie Glass as July's Artist of the Month.

Glass currently resides in Fresno, Calif., but is a native of Harrisburg. She honed her talent through art classes taken at Harrisburg Area Community College. She uses paper or canvas and a combination of techniques including watercolor, acrylics, oils, and collaging with the goal of capturing an emotion or a memory or sharing an experience.

Glass has shared her artwork at a number of programs and venues. She has also volunteered and taught art classes at the Susquehanna Arts Museum in downtown Harrisburg.

Her artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of July. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on the Art Gallery, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at

United Zion Retirement Community is located 1.5 miles north of the square in Lititz. For other news and events, readers may find the retirement community's Facebook page.


LCAA To Host Festive Exhibit Kickoff July 12, 2018

Vintage vehicles, artists painting outdoors, oldies music, and more will create a festive atmosphere to kick off the "Roadside Attractions" art exhibit at the Lancaster County Art Association (LCAA), 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg. The opening day affair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.

There will be lots to see and do both indoors and out during the celebration. Oldies music will be broadcast in the neighboring Strasburg Community Park pavilion, and vintage cars will be parked in the lot for visitors to examine. Artists may be observed as they work "en plein air," and children may participate in games and activities. Food - including homemade baked goods - will available for purchase. Artwork may be acquired for set prices, and bids may be placed in a silent auction of quality items donated by local businesses. Guests are invited to wear vintage clothing to the event, and they may bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy the afternoon.

The "Roadside Attractions" art exhibit will be on display in the LCAA's Kauffman Gallery from July 22 to Thursday, Aug. 16. Summer is traditionally the time for road trips and vacations, so this themed membership show will focus on things on and off the road. Members of the art association have depicted their interpretation of roadside attractions in a variety of mediums and techniques.

Additionally, Joanne Mark's artwork will be displayed in the LCAA's Steinmetz Gallery from July 22 to Aug. 16 in an exhibit titled "Figures: Ancient and Contemporary." Recently, Mark has been using a limited palette to create subtly toned figures on soft backgrounds. She studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Arts and is an award-winning artist.

The LCAA is a nonprofit organization that welcomes new members who have an interest in exhibiting artwork or promoting the arts. Classes are available throughout the year and are open to members and nonmembers alike. The LCAA's gallery is open year-round on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, readers may contact the gallery at 717-687-7061 or or visit


Storm Drain Art Contest Posted July 11, 2018

The Master Watershed Stewards in York are partnering with the City of York, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association and the Watershed Alliance of York to launch the Street 2 Creek Project, a project to raise awareness about stormwater runoff and the negative impacts it can have on waterways.

The project will help raise water pollution awareness using street art. A contest will invite artists to paint environmentally themed murals around storm drains in downtown York. Each storm drain will tell a story so people stop and think about where the water flows after it enters the storm drain. Each participant must submit their original design to by Friday, July 20. Individuals must include their name, address, phone number, and email address with the submitted artwork.

Artists will then be selected by a panel of local artists and community leaders. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. The goal is to have three storm drains painted by Friday, Aug. 24, so they can be seen during Yorkfest on Aug. 25 and 26. Artists must currently reside in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, must be able to paint their submitted design at a designated storm drain and must read and follow the Memorandum of Agreement found on the project website.

For more information, readers may visit or email or contact Jodi Sulpizio at 717-840-7408 or email More information about the Master Watershed Steward Program is available at


Monthly Craft Class Slated July 5, 2018

Mount Pisgah Trinity United Methodist Church, 5615 Mount Pisgah Road, York (Yorkana), will hold its monthly craft class on Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m. This month the class will make fairy lanterns with a variety of items. Attendees will need a jar with a lid, such as a mayonnaise or pickle jar. Pints or quarts may be used.

To express interest in attending, readers are asked to call the church office at 717-252-4412 before Monday, July 16.


Library To Welcome Mentalist-Magician June 27, 2018

Reading this sentence is easy for many people ... reading minds is another story. Mentalist and magician Ran'D Shine, a Philadelphia native who has become a global phenomenon, will show off his unusual skill set in Strasburg on Monday, July 9. His highly interactive show will be held at the Strasburg-Heisler Library, 143 Precision Ave., Strasburg, at 7 p.m.

Strasburg-Heisler Library director Kristin Fernitz had a one-on-one mind-reading experience with Shine in January. "If I hadn't experienced this myself, I wouldn't have believed it," she said. "I can be very skeptical."

Shine is one of the most sought-after mentalists and magicians on the college circuit, and his show is intended for older teenagers and adults. His brand of magical comedy and entertainment has been on display at Hollywood's "Magic Castle" as well as "Monday Night Magic," New York's longest-running Off-Broadway magic show. Former President Barack Obama invited Shine to be a special performer for the "Salute to Heroes" at the 44th Presidential Inauguration Banquet and Ball in 2009.

In Capetown, South Africa, Shine performed his one-man show, "Mysterious Ways," which was selected for 20 performances at the South African National Arts Festival. He has lectured on campuses throughout the United States as well as at military bases in Japan, Guam, and Korea. He also finds the time to give back by entertaining children with terminal illnesses in various hospital wards. Additionally, Shine has appeared in "The Art and Soul of Magic" documentary and NBC's "10 Show," and he performed on Penn and Teller's "Fool Us" television show.

"Ran'D Shine is amazing! You've got to come to this," Fernitz enthused.

Admission to the show will be free, but preregistration is required as seating is limited. No one under age 16 will be admitted to the performance. Entrance to the library will be restricted after the performance begins to avoid interruption. Library services will not be available during or after the show.

For more information about the show and to register, readers may visit


Student Artist Receives Scholarship June 21, 2018

Olivia Stoltzfus, a rising Solanco High School senior, has been honored with the 2018 Thomas Eakins Emerging Artist Portfolio Scholarship. The scholarship will enable Stoltzfus to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Summer Academy Pre-College Studio Art Program. For six weeks, she will have opportunities to earn college credits.

Stoltzfus was also the recipient of the 2017 Summer Intensive Portfolio Scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 2017, she was honored as the November Emerging Artist at The Hamilton Club of Lancaster, where her work was on view throughout the month of November. Additionally, Stoltzfus won the highest regional awards in the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards and Young Artists Awards. Her work has been in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Lancaster Museum of Art, and the Demuth Museum of Lancaster.


Students Win Art Contest June 21, 2018

Three students in the Commercial Art and Design program at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) brought home first-place awards in three categories in the National Junior Duck Stamp contest sponsored by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Two other students finished second and third, while 11 others received honorable mentions.

Administrative director Glenn Meck recognized the three first-place students, Emma Early, Gabriela Vega, and Alexia Vargas; the second-place student, Elizabeth Pease; and the third-place student, Rory Myers.

After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students expressed their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting, or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. The art serves as the final project for this portion of the program curriculum to share what a student learned about waterfowl and habitat conservation.

For more information, readers may call 717-273-8551 or visit


Summer Art Classes Set June 21, 2018

Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) will offer art classes for summer. Registration is required, and class size is limited. There is a cost to participate. For more details, readers may visit Both beginners and experienced artists are invited to attend.

A three-day Watercolor Workshop will be held in the conference room at SpringHill Suites, 115 Museum Drive, Hershey, on Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 20. Participants will learn watercolor techniques from Lynne Yancha, who has 50 years of experience.

A six-week Drawing Fundamentals class will be offered on Wednesdays, Aug. 8 to Sept. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor Paul Gallo will teach easy-to-understand methods such as accurate drawing with simple measurements and comparisons, line and line quality, composition, and many basic techniques. The class will be held in the lower level community room at Hershey Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey.


Arts Guild Sets Exhibit June 19, 2018

Hanover Area Arts Guild is showcasing paintings by Richard Hamwi at its Art Downtown gallery, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover.

Hamwi is currently a professor of art at Albright College in Reading and a native of Brooklyn. His first one-person exhibit was in 1976; since then, he has had more than 30 shows. He finds inspiration from the Catskills and the Adirondacks, as well as New York City and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

Hamwi will talk about his art during the Arts Guild's annual membership meeting at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at Art Downtown. The public is invited.

The exhibit, which features 23 pieces of abstract artwork, will continue through Friday, June 29. It can be viewed during the regular gallery hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is always free.

For more information, readers may contact Teresa M. Pirkey at 717-632-2521 or


Exhibit To Showcase Students' Artwork June 14, 2018

The 2018 Solanco School District Art Exhibition will kick off on Saturday, June 30, at the Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, to celebrate the artwork of students from the district schools. The community may attend the opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 30, and the exhibition will remain on display through the month of July.

A variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media works have been created by Bart-Colerain, Clermont, Providence, and Quarryville elementary school students; Smith and Swift middle school students; and Solanco High School students. Artistic categories include drawing, painting, mixed media, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, film photography, and digital photography.

Select works by elementary school students were exhibited earlier this year at the Millersville University Winter Center for the Visual and Performing Arts as part of the Studio for Students program. Works by middle school students will highlight excellence from sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders during the 2017-18 school year.

Artwork from high school students will include 2018 Portfolio Scholarship Award-winning pieces that were featured at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In addition, pieces that earned special, gold, silver, and honorable mention honors from the Scholastic Art Awards and Young Artist Awards will be displayed. Numerous pieces were also on display at the Lancaster Museum of Art and the Demuth Museum earlier this year.

The 2018 Solanco School District Art Exhibition aims to celebrate the creativity and critical thinking of students as they envision, explore, engage, persist, and reflect upon their ideas as they represent and interact with the world around them. The exhibition also honors the dedication and expertise of educators who provide opportunities for increasing levels of sophistication and confidence in the development of each student's voice.


Museum Slates Craft Classes June 14, 2018

The Winters Heritage House Museum, 47 E. High St., Elizabethtown, will offer craft classes throughout the summer. Classes have been scheduled for three age groups ranging from young students through adults. Most of the crafts completed will be eligible for entry in the competitive exhibits at the Elizabethtown Fair in August.

For students ages 7 to 12, classes are available each Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children may register for as many classes as they choose. A different traditional folk craft will be featured each week. For this age group, parents are encouraged to stay and help their children.

For students ages 12 to 18, two Arts and Crafts Weekends will be offered on Saturday, July 28, and Friday, Aug. 11. The three-hour classes will allow interested students opportunities to try skills in greater depth. The July class will focus on wool spinning and weaving, and the August class will explore traditional paper cutting and folding crafts. There is a nominal fee to cover materials costs.

For children age 12 and up and adults, the museum will offer individual spinning wheel lessons each Wednesday through Aug. 22. The lessons, scheduled on an individual basis during museum hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will focus on fiber selection and preparation, drop spinning and wheel spinning, and plying techniques. There is a fee for each 90-minute session. People may sign up for as many sessions as they wish.

Winters Heritage House Museum is an educational historic site and home to the Seibert Genealogy Library. There is designated museum parking in the lot behind the building. For further information and registration, readers may call the museum at 717-367-4672.


Art Association Offers Show June 13, 2018

The York Art Association is holding an art show at the Nancy M. Woodward Gallery, 220 S. Marshall St., York. The exhibit began on May 20 and will run through Saturday, June 23. The show features the 2017 Rottler Award winners, including works in various mediums by artists such as Nancy Boileau, Daneen Church, Phyllis Koster, Debi Peters, and D.G. Walczyck.

The shows hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m to noon on Saturdays. For more information, readers may call 717-755-0028 or visit


Student Art Show Held June 6, 2018

On May 29, the annual Congressional Art Show was held at Garden Spot Village, featuring a variety of works from seven area schools. Garden Spot High School had several students participate in the event from its art and photography classes.

Students included Lauren Delgado, Megan Esh, Paula Groff, Michaela Miller, Kelly Martin, Gabriel Nacu, Elizabeth Neil, Alan Perez, Jurias Smoker, and Baobai Yang.

Alan, a tenth-grader, received runner-up. The award-winning piece will hang in the office of Representative Lloyd Smucker.


Student Receives Scholarship Award June 6, 2018

In May, Landis Homes announced Jia Li as its 2018 Art Student Scholarship Award recipient. Li, a Lancaster Mennonite High School junior, was chosen for her recent work, a still life in conte pencil.

Li is from Guangzhou, China, where she says her family consists of her parents, a younger brother and their dog. A dorm student, Li just completed her third year at Lancaster Mennonite School and plans to graduate in 2019.

Each year since 1995, Landis Homes selects a piece of artwork from the Lancaster Mennonite High School Spring Fine Arts Festival to become part of a permanent art collection on the retirement community campus. In return for the work, Landis Homes makes contributions to the school's art department and to the student to help further his or her education. Li is the 24th student to receive the award.

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