"All The World's A Stage" Slated March 15, 2018
The People's Shakespeare Project will bring a unique collaborative project to Mulberry Art Studios, 19-21 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster, in which they aim to capture the beauty, breadth, and depth of Lancaster's humanity. With the community of local photographers, a visual narrative showcasing Lancaster County and its diverse population was created. The project is titled "All the World's A Stage."
The People's Shakespeare Project encouraged their photography contributors to set the stage with images that give a strong sense of place and people - from Water Street Rescue Mission to The Hamilton Club and from Lancaster City Square to the Amish farms in rural Lancaster County. "All The World's A Stage" will open with a First Friday reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 6. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
To learn more about the exhibit, readers may visit www.mulberryartstudios.com.
Needlework Exhibit March 14, 2018
Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, will host a needlework exhibit in the Carlson Room. The exhibit will continue until Saturday, April 14. The pieces in the exhibit are created by local women and men.
The exhibit is open to the community. Prior to visiting the exhibit, visitors are encouraged to call the library at 717-786-1336 to verify that a program is not in session in the Carlson Room.
Students' Artworks Chosen For Exhibit March 7, 2018
Solanco School District has announced that artworks by 25 of its elementary school students is on display at Millersville University's Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, 60 W. Cottage Ave., in Millersville, as part of Studio for Students, the venue's arts engagement program. The exhibit is located in the reception area.
Artwork by the following Bart-Colerain students is included: Leilah Heath, Hadley Evans, Emma Reinhardt, Ava Lisinski, and Justin Poole. The exhibit also includes works by Clermont students Maura Housekeeper, Mia Daniel Morales, Addison Boyd, Danielle Kraynak, Skylar Davenport, Abby Mendenhall, and Sarah Martin. The featured Providence students are Isabelle Tomlinson, Gavin Musser, Alyssa Herr, Mallory Murphy, Blake Jenkins, and Kyleigh Murphy. Artworks by Quarryville students Ella Taylor, Claudia Underwood, Corey Allen, Sarah Curtis, Brendan Lopez, Lilia Reshchykovets, and Grace Messano is also included. Elementary art teachers Sue Ayres, Carrie Woody and Phoebe Bender chose the artwork to be included in the exhibition.
The exhibition, which features works by students in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be on view throughout March from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free.
Needlepoint Gem" Exhibit March 7, 2018
The Library Art Committee's new show, titled "Needlepoint Gem," will remain on exhibit in the C.X. Carlson Room at the Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, through Tuesday, April 17. The show features quality works of varying types of needlework from artists in the extended community.
Some pieces may be for sale and will be handled by the artist. For more details, call the library at 717-786-1336.
Art Student Earn Awards March 7, 2018
Seven Solanco High School art students won eight Gold Awards, seven Silver Awards, and 10 Honorable Mentions in the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards/Lancaster County Young Artists Awards. The students were honored during an opening awards reception on March 2. In addition, Tyler Allen, Tyson Grant, and Olivia Stoltzfus' artwork that received Gold Awards will be forwarded to New York for national adjudication.
Scholastic Art Award-winning artwork will be on exhibit during March at the Demuth Museum, 120 E. King St., Lancaster. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Lancaster County Young Artists award-winning works will be on exhibit in March at the Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N. Lime St., Lancaster, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
In addition to Tyler, Tyson, and Olivia, awards were presented to Olivia Fisher, Gold Lancaster County Young Artists Award; Charlotte Melot, Gold Lancaster County Young Artists Award; Matthew Mentz, Silver Lancaster County Young Artists Award; and Mackenzie Britigan, Silver Lancaster County Young Artists Award.
Poster Contest Winners Honored March 1, 2018
Lampeter-Strasburg School District's safety committee has announced the winners of the committee's annual poster design contest for high school students. This year's first-place winner is senior Kelsey Kimmel, who designed a safety equipment-themed poster. Senior Ari Vaziri took second for his ergonomics poster, and junior Kym Kouterick received third place for her first-aid poster.
The winning posters will be displayed on the campus over the next year.
Student Artwork Exhibits Slated February 28, 2018
The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition and the Lancaster County Young Artists Awards Exhibition began on March 3 and will continue through Thursday, March 29. The exhibitions are being held at the Demuth Museum, 120 E. King St., Lancaster, and the Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N. Lime St., Lancaster, respectively.
The exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more details, readers may call 717-299-9940 or visit www.demuth.org.
Wheel Throwing Classes Slated February 28, 2018
Lancaster Creative Factory, 560 S. Prince St., Lancaster, will hold wheel throwing classes for adults and children.
Adult classes will run for six weeks and will also include open studio on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will take place from April 16 to May 21, June 4 to July 9, July 23 to Aug. 27, Sept. 10 to Oct. 15, and Oct. 29 to Dec. 3. Class days and times will be Mondays from noon to 2:30 p.m., Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Homeschool clay classes, for youths age 8 and up, will run for four weeks. Sessions will take place from April 20 to May 11, Sept. 14 to Oct. 5, and Nov. 2 to 23. A session was also set for March 2 to 23. Classes meet on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m.
There is a cost to participate, which includes materials. To register, readers may visit www.lancastercreativefactory.org/classes-and-camps-1. For additional information, readers may contact 717-203-6679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recycled Art Contest Announced February 28, 2018
To promote recycling and celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, the York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) is sponsoring its fourth annual Recycled Art Contest for York County High School students.
On Feb. 24, a special Picker Day event was held. Participants were able to search through treasures at Refindings, an architectural and salvage warehouse in York, for items they could repurpose and include in their recycled art pieces.
Participating schools included Central York High School, Kennard-Dale High School, Northern York County High School, Red Land High School, Red Lion Area Senior High School, South Western High School and Susquehannock High School. Thirty-eight students will participate in the contest.
Students have until Sunday, April 15, to complete and submit their recycled art. The artwork will be on display at the Creative York West Gallery, 118 W. Philadelphia St., York, from April 15 through Saturday, April 21. A public reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at which time the winners of the contest will be announced. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries as determined by celebrity judges. Each student winner will receive an art supply gift certificate and their school's art department will also be granted an art supply gift certificate in the same amount.
Earth Day is a worldwide annual event celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day, held in 1970, was founded by United States Sen. Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, similar to a general education forum. In 1990, the event grew to the international level with 141 nations participating. Today, it is estimated that more than 192 countries continue to celebrate Earth Day each year.
Art Association Posts Schedule February 23, 2018
Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) has posted its schedule of art classes. Unless otherwise noted, classes will be held in the lower-level community room at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society building, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey. Separate fees have been set for HAAA members and for nonmembers unless specified otherwise. Class size is limited, so individuals are encouraged to register early. For more information, including registration forms, readers may visit www.hersheyareaartassociation.com.
Realistic Oil Painting with Paulette Flemmens, for beginning to advanced students and set for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 4 to May 23, will focus on painting in a dimensional realistic style using Maroger medium and oils. Artists will receive individual instruction from an experienced art teacher.
A Drawing Workout for Painters with John McNulty will be a six-week class set for 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 6 to April 10 that will concentrate on drawing fundamentals for artists of all mediums. It will feature instructor demonstrations, in-class exercises, and constructive critique.
The next session of Paint Together, a casual, non-instructive afternoon of painting and camaraderie, will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, March 12 to April 2. There is a fee for the session. Attendees may bring a project they are working on.
Oil Painting with John McNulty, for artists of all levels, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, March 23 to May 11. Classes will include an art lesson or demonstration and then individual instruction.
Drawing Fundamentals with Paul Gallo will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 8 to Sept. 26, with no class on Sept. 19. Methods such as accurate drawing with simple measurements and comparisons, line and line quality, composition, and basic techniques will be shared.
Watercolor Secrets You Will Learn! will be a three-day workshop led by Glenn Blue from Wednesday to Friday, April 18 to 20, in the conference room of the SpringHill Suites at 115 Museum Drive, Hershey. Water colorists of all levels who paint landscapes and city scapes will learn how to paint realistic sky, fog, trees, wet streets, light, snow, and atmosphere.
A three-day Watercolor Workshop with Lynne Yancha will take place on Wednesday through Friday, July 18 to 20, in the conference room of SpringHill Suites. Attendees will learn watercolor techniques from an instructor with 50 years of art experience. Her specialties are people and animals.
Spring Exhibit Will Display Artwork February 21, 2018
A spring art exhibit will open on Sunday, March 11, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
The exhibit, featuring the work of Thomas Brooks, will be titled "Rewild" and will remain on display through Friday, May 4. The term "rewild" refers to the process of offering opportunities for societies to interact with nature.
Brooks is interested in nature and the human representation of nature, from cave paintings to scientific illustration. His work references the lore and mythology surrounding nature, as well as depictions of regional flora and fauna. Many of his more literal and scientific works were produced for state parks and historic sites in western New York.
For more information, readers may visit www.yorklibraries.org/mason-dixon or call the library at 717-993-2404.
LCAA To Hold Spoken Word Coffeehouse February 21, 2018
The Lancaster County Art Association (LCAA), 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, has announced new exhibits and a special event.
A spoken word coffeehouse will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. A fee will be charged for admission and will include one beverage. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.
The coffeehouse will feature decor in the style of the 1950s and 1960s. Artwork has been created by LCAA members for an exhibit called "Words and Pictures," which will be displayed in the Kauffman Gallery, where the coffeehouse will take place. Individuals who would like to give a spoken word or musical performance should preregister for a five-minute time slot by calling 717-687-7061.
In the event of snow, the coffeehouse will be postponed to Sunday, March 4.
Proceeds from the event will support future programs and events offered by the LCAA.
The LCAA's Steinmetz Gallery currently features "American West - 2 Views," a joint exhibition featuring the paintings of Joan Schwartzman and the photographs of Ken Schwartzman. The artwork was inspired by the Schwartzmans' extensive travel in the west and captures the textures, abstractions, color, and light of the rugged landscapes they visited. The show was recently featured at the Carlisle Arts and Learning Center (CALC), where it was well received.
The Schwartzmans are LCAA members, and they have won various awards and prizes from galleries in Pennsylvania, the New York metropolitan area, and the Hudson Valley. Their work has also been selected for national and juried shows in New York, as well as at the York Art Association, Hanover Area Arts, CALC, and the LCAA.
Both "Words and Pictures" and "American West - 2 Views" will continue through Thursday, March 15.
To learn more about the LCAA and to see a schedule of classes and events, readers may visit www.lcaaonline.org.
Library Posts Art Exhibits February 21, 2018
New Cumberland Public Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland, has posted its upcoming art exhibits.
The work of Roseanne Wolfe will be on display in the Charley Krone Gallery. Wolfe is an watercolor artist working in a realist style. She creates still life and figurative paintings. Capturing the conversation between light and color, this grouping of watercolor florals expresses the characteristics of light as it passes through delicate petals while bold colors appear in the shadows.
The First Floor Showcase will feature the work of Bob Shatto during the months of March and April. Shatto's gourds will be exhibited in the display case. A variety of seasonal gourds, artistically carved and burned to incorporate many artistic and crafting techniques, will be included in the exhibit.
The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, readers may call 717-774-7820 or visit newcumberlandlibrary.org.
Gallery To Feature Artist's Work February 16, 2018
The art gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC), 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring Amber Martin as Februay's Artist of the Month.
Martin, a Pennsylvania native, attended the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) in downtown Lancaster, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2013. During the course of her undergraduate studies, Martin took a semester hiatus from PCA&D in 2009 to study art history and sculpture at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Inspired by her initial trip overseas, Martin traveled back to Italy four more times through the Rome Art Program (RAP), twice to study plein air painting and drawing and twice as a member of the RAP faculty.
In October 2016, she accepted a position with RAP as the program manager. During the following summer while working abroad for RAP, Martin spent 99 days traveling throughout Italy, England and Iceland.
Recently, she has begun focusing on creating pet and animal portraits, which has been a passion of hers since a very young age. Martin currently lives and works in central Pennsylvania. She will visit Rome once again during the summer.
Martin's artwork will be on display and available for purchase at UZRC throughout the month of February. The gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at email@example.com.
Malchione Wins Award February 1, 2018
Ciana Malchione has won Best in Show in the Quarryville Library Painting Awards Exhibition. Malchione's winning work, Dependency, is pastel on paper. She also has two additional works at the library which will be on view through Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Malchione earned a 2017 Tuition Scholarship to attend The Cooper Union in New York City, one of the most selective schools for the visual arts in the U.S. She is currently enrolled in the BFA program in the School of Art at The Cooper Union.
Malchione is a 2017 graduate of Solanco High School.
Local Student Creates Logo January 31, 2018
Susquehannock High School senior Stevie King recently created a new logo for the York County Cooperative Job Fair.
King worked with Susan Workinger from the York County Economic Alliance on various concept designs for a new logo for the job fair. Workinger and her panel selected one of Stevie's logo concepts. The logo is now posted at www.ycea-pa.org and http://yorkjobfair.org.
King said she became familiar with the entire process, from initial concepts through the finished product, and she also learned the importance of communicating with clients. King plans to attend York College and major in graphic design.
Three Generations of Creativity: Carol Oldenburg, Gloria Oldenburg and Kara Oldenburg-Gonzales" January 31, 2018
York Art Association (YAA), 220 S. Marshall St., York, will present an exhibition titled "Three Generations of Creativity: Carol Oldenburg, Gloria Oldenburg and Kara Oldenburg-Gonzales." The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, Feb. 10.
The event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
For more details, readers may visit www.yorkartassociation.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-755-0028.
LCAA To Sell Art From Permanent Collection January 25, 2018
A dozen works of art by prominent local, national, and international artists are being offered for sale at the Lancaster County Art Association (LCAA), 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg. This is a rare opportunity for the public to view the items and to purchase significant works of art from the LCAA permanent collection. The exhibit will be on display in the LCAA's Steinmetz Gallery through Thursday, Feb. 8.
"While we have shown work from our permanent collection from time to time, this is the first time we have offered these particular pieces for sale," said LCAA gallery director Carol Herr.
"We believe that artwork of this significance should be seen and enjoyed," added LCAA vice president Shelley Castetter. "Gallery space dictates that we cannot have it on permanent display, so most of the time the artwork is in storage."
Among the pieces of art that may be purchased is C.X. Carlson's watercolor "Strawberry and North Streets, Lancaster," in which his confident brushstrokes depict a scene from the city of Lancaster. Carlson is a familiar name to Lancaster County art lovers, as he is known for his paintings of local scenes and for founding the Octorara Art Association. Carlson is internationally acclaimed for painting, lecturing, and exhibiting in South America and Europe. In addition, he is credited for publishing 20 art illustration books that have sold millions of copies. His paintings hang in well-known collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes by Wilson Chambers, C. I. Dreisbach, John Z. Miller, Louis Berthomme Saint-Andre, and Harry Russell Ballinger will be available as oil on canvas paintings. "Portrait of an Elderly Woman," painted in a classic style by Arturo Noci, and a watercolor of Old Mill by Bucks County artist Ranulph Bye will also be offered.
Additionally, prints of "Two Bunches of Grapes" and "Studio Window" by Luigi Rist may be purchased. A print of "Two Bunches of Grapes" was featured on the "Antiques Road Show" television show by David Rago Galleries. Rist is considered a master of the Arts and Crafts movement. His colored woodblock prints on Hoso paper are considered highly desirable by collectors.
"Fishing Village," a large watercolor with vibrant color and dramatic contrast by Henry Martin Gasser, will also be offered. Gasser is known for his harbor scenes and cityscapes, and he has work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Images, prices, and dimensions of all artwork from the collection may be found by clicking on Exhibits at www.lcaaonline.org.
"LCAA is a nonprofit organization," Castetter remarked. "Proceeds from the sale of artwork will help the organization to move forward with new and exciting projects that we have planned for 2018 and beyond."
Founded in 1936, the LCAA is Lancaster County's oldest arts organization offering support for visual arts through educational and exhibition opportunities.
For more information, readers may call the LCAA at 717-687-7061.
Quilt Guild To Meet January 24, 2018
Members of the Calico Cutters Quilt Guild will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the Goshen Fire Company, 1320 Park Ave., West Chester. This month, guild members will present demonstrations on paper-piecing quilt blocks, the quick curve ruler, Dimensional Bow Tie, scrap busting, quilting, and artsy apps.
The guild meets each month. In addition to the program, it has a Charity of the Month, a Block of the Month, show and tell, and more.
The meeting is open to guests for a nominal fee. For more information, visit www.calicocutters.com or email email@example.com.