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Library Posts Photography Exhibit June 22, 2017

Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, will host an artists' reception on Friday, July 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for the 2017 summer photography exhibit that will be on display from Saturday, July 1, through Friday, July 28.

Attendees at the reception will have the opportunity to meet some of the local photographers who have their works on display in the library. Many of the works will feature nature and wildlife shots from the "No Fear Photography" group that meets at the library. Many of the pieces will be for sale. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, readers may visit or call 717-560-6441.


Light in the Landscape: Paintings by Sharon Benner" June 20, 2017

Sharon Benner's Impressionist paintings will fill the first gallery of Art Downtown during June as the Hanover Area Arts Guild presents "Light in the Landscape: Paintings by Sharon Benner." The Hanover resident's artwork often features landscapes from Codorus State Park or other areas that art lovers will recognize.

The show will take place at the Arts Guild's gallery, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, through Saturday, June 24, during regular gallery hours. Gallery hours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

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


Art Program Will Spotlight Petroglyphs June 16, 2017

Susquehanna Heritage has announced that Art on the Deck will be offered at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut St., Columbia, on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. The session will feature Printmaking and Petroglyphs with Susquehanna Center for Creative Arts (SCCA).

The family-friendly event, geared toward school-age children, will help attendees learn about river history. Attendees may use SCCA's printing press to create their own petroglyph to take home. Petroglyphs are rock carvings created by Native Americans centuries ago.

There is no cost to take part in the drop-in event.


Community Paint Nite Slated June 15, 2017

Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland will host a community Paint Nite in the Indoor Village Park on Friday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Full instruction and one-to-one guidance will be provided as participants, from beginners to advanced artists, create their own set of three paintings featuring summer-inspired flowers with inspirational verses.

The per-person fee includes supplies, instruction, and a specialty coffee beverage. Call 717-355-6500 to register.


Reist Exhibits Sculpture June 9, 2017

Katelyn Reist of Lancaster recently participated in the 2017 Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition at the University of Findlay (UF). Reist showcased her creativity in sculpture.

Any UF student was eligible to enter artwork for consideration. Categories included painting, drawing and mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, design, digital photography, film photography and visual communication.


Library Sets Arts Exhibit June 8, 2017

During the month of June, Jason Goodman is displaying his artwork at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz. The public is welcome to view the artwork during the library's normal hours of operation.

Goodman is known for contemporary acrylic painting on canvas and the use of iridescent pigmentation in acrylic art. An artist, designer, writer, and instructor, Goodman received a bachelor's degree in art education and a master's degree in art education and sculpture from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art history and sculpture from College Misericordia in Dallas, Pa.

Goodman taught art at Palm Beach County Community Schools; Dandenlong Art League, Australia; and the Department of Education, Victoria, Australia. He has displayed his artwork at the Gulbenkian Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal; the State of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; and former President Bill Clinton's office in New York. In addition to his artwork, Goodman also has written two books. He runs the Alchemy Studio in Lititz and is a member of the Lititz Art Association.


Art Association Posts Classes May 18, 2017

The Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) has announced several summer classes. Separate costs have been set for HAAA members and for nonmembers.

Oil Painting With John McNulty - From Concept to Conclusion will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, June 2 to July 28, with no class on July 21. Attendees will paint and learn about art and design. Following an informative demonstration of painting techniques and tips, students will work on their own composition and receive individual instruction. The class is for beginners and experienced artists.

Plein Air Painting has been slated for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 7 to 28. Paulette Flemmens will teach attendees to paint outdoors or brush up on painting rapidly and decisively. A small landscape painting will be completed during each session. The class will be held on the grounds of the Hershey - Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey. In the case of inclement weather, the group will use the community room and paint from photos.

The Cement Event, a unique sculpting opportunity, will be offered as a one-day workshop on Monday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at instructor M.J. McFalls' location, 51 S. Ramona Road, Myerstown. Participants will create a sculpture made from cement and vermiculite.

A Watercolor Workshop has been set for Wednesday through Friday, June 21, 22, and 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Conference Room of Springhill Suites, 115 Museum Drive, Hershey. Instructor Lynne Yancha, who has 50 years of art experience, specializes in people and animals.

Dive Into Color: How to Use Watercolor Like a Pro has been set for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the conference room of Springhill Suites. Deb Watson will focus on color and how to apply for maximum effect, and she will also share about the use of a limited palette.

For complete class information and registration, readers may visit


Gotshall Receives Scholarship May 18, 2017

Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) awarded its ninth annual HAAA scholarship to Madeline Gotshall during HAAA's monthly meeting on May 9 at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. This year's award is $1,000.

Gotshall is scheduled to graduate from Lower Dauphin High School this spring and plans to study art education at Kutztown University. After graduating, she intends to return to the area and share her love for art with the community.

HAAA's scholarship program is supported by HAAA members and donations. For information about how to support or contribute a donation to the scholarship program, readers may visit and click on "Scholarship."


Congressional Art Competition Set May 9, 2017

The Main Street Art Gallery at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, will host the Congressional Art Competition through Wednesday, May 31. The competition will feature original pieces of art from students in the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

High school students are invited to participate. One piece of art from the 16th Congressional District will be selected to hang in the tunnel between the United States Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building for a full year. For details, call 717-355-6157.


Students' Artwork Chosen For Show May 5, 2017

Students in Amy Edwards' Fine Metals II class at Hempfield High School recently had their work accepted into a show at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia.

At the beginning of the semester, students answered a call for artists for the museum's upcoming show, "The Art of Time." Students individually designed and created a piece inspired by a work from the museum's collection. In addition, they took part in the application process, which included writing a resume, completing an application, having their work photographed, and meeting a deadline.

Students who will have a piece in the show include seniors Alexis Young, Katie Graybill, and Bryanna Wingett, along with juniors Colin Hugney, Jared Shiner, Ana Strasbaugh, Laura Miller, and Harrison Norton. Their work is in the company of artists from as far around the world as Russia.

The opening reception will be held at the museum, 514 Poplar St., Columbia, on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the exhibit will run through January 2018. For more information about the exhibit, readers may visit

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