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Library Plans Spring Art Exhibit January 9, 2019

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, is seeking submissions for up to 50 pieces for its "Spring ART in mARTin" gallery exhibit. This season's exhibition theme is "Inspiration." A public art reception will take place in early April, and art will be displayed through May.

The library invites artists to submit up to three original pieces of 2-D or 3-D artwork. Artwork needs to be wired for hanging with a maximum frame size of 48 by 36 inches. No saw tooth hangers will be allowed.

Submissions should be emailed to They must include the title, media, dimensions, and price, as well as an attached .jpg image for each artwork submitted. Artwork images should be saved with the artist's last name and the artwork title in the following format: artist's last name.title. The body of the email should include the artist's name, phone number, and address.

The deadline for entry is Friday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. Artists will be notified of their acceptance within a week of submission. At that time, the library will provide a gallery contract and notify artists of artwork intake times. All artwork must be delivered to Martin Library. For additional information, readers may contact Becky Wiest at 717-849-6926.


Library Displays Palfrey's Artwork January 7, 2019

Judy Palfrey, a member of the Lititz Art Association, is displaying a selection of her winter paintings at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road. The public is welcome to view the display of artwork during the library's normal hours of operation through January.

Palfrey grew up in Castle Rock, where she loved exploring the woods, hills, and fields around her home. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in home economics and a minor in early childhood education. She retired from teaching in 2001 and now spends time volunteering and concentrating on her artwork. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects and experimenting with watercolor techniques. Her love of nature shows in her murals and paintings of landscapes and flowers.

Palfrey has exhibited at various venues throughout New England and has received awards and honors for her artwork. She recently moved back to Pennsylvania from New England and now lives in Lititz. She is a member of the Lakes Region Art Association in New Hampshire and the Lititz Art Association. Readers may visit for more information.

The mission of the Lititz Art Association is to foster and promote the fine arts and to cooperate with other organizations sharing similar purposes. Membership is open to all adults with an appreciation for the fine arts. Guests are welcome to attend the programs held at the library.


Gallery Features Artists' Works January 3, 2019

The Art Gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC), 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring two of its employees as the UZRC Artists of the Month for January - Nancy Shelly and Chris Eby.

Shelly studied commercial art and is currently exploring fluid painting. Shelly enjoys the possibilities of fluid painting and loves to show others how it works. In fluid painting, the paint is mixed with an additive to make the paint more fluid. Instead of using paint brushes, everyday tools from strainers to cups to hair dryer diffusers are filled with the altered paint and poured onto canvas. The paint is also manipulated with string, canvas tipping, and layering.

Eby's artwork is inspired by Japanese manga and anime, which are two artistic styles of comics and cartoons. His art process typically begins with a pencil sketch that is then inked over with a fine-point marker and colored in with pencils.

The artwork may be viewed daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 31. For more information on the Art Gallery, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at


Art Exhibit To Feature Graphite Drawings January 3, 2019

The York Art Association will host an exhibit titled "Inventing History," featuring graphite drawings by Richard Chandler Hoff, in the Nancy M. Woodward Gallery, 220 S. Marshall St., York.

The exhibit will be on display from Sunday, Jan. 13, to Saturday, Feb. 9, with an opening reception set for Jan. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Regular gallery hours will be weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The last admittance will be 30 minutes before closing.

Concurrently, works by Catherine J. Herbert will be on display in the Sally Little Danyo Members' Sales Gallery.

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoff is a nationally recognized artist working exclusively in graphite pencil on paper. He illustrates life in America during the 1940s, relying on extensive research to accurately depict that decade. Hoff's work has been included in the Pennsylvania Art of the State competition for seven years, and he is represented in public, corporate, and private collections. He has won various awards, and his drawings have been featured in magazines. He currently resides in Felton with his wife, Joanne, and Ginger, the studio cat.

For more information, readers may call 717-755-0028, email, or visit


Columbia Creative Factory Launches Building Campaign January 3, 2019

The Columbia Creative Factory has begun a campaign to raise funds to purchase the building that it currently occupies at 247 Locust St., Columbia. A nonprofit organization geared toward cultivating creativity through shared arts experiences, the Columbia Creative Factory is an offshoot of the Lancaster Creative Factory and has been offering art classes and programming for children, youths, and adults since 2016.

Mychal LaVia, who facilitates workshops at the Columbia Creative Factory, said that the use of the space had been donated to the organization for the past two years, but the building went up for sale in 2018. The Creative Factory team decided to begin the process of fundraising in hopes of purchasing it as a permanent location. Otherwise, the group will need to find a new location when the building sells.

According to Andrea Campbell of the Columbia Creative Factory, the cost to purchase and make a few needed upgrades to the building will be $425,000, which means that the organization must raise $275,000 by Wednesday, May 1. "We will then be able to get a mortgage for $150,000," Campbell stated. "The income from studio rentals will cover the mortgage payments." Thus far, the organization has obtained pledges for $55,000 toward the project.

The approximately 11,000-square-foot space currently has a first-floor gallery and a community space that is utilized for programming, as well as basement storage and two levels of upstairs studio space that can be rented out to artists. Upgrades to the building will include making the space ADA-compliant and adding new ADA-compliant restrooms.

Weekly art programs for students at the Columbia Boys and Girls Club - which is conveniently located right across the street at 248 Locust St. - are offered at the Creative Factory on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Writeface, another nonprofit group that offers creative expression workshops for veterans and their family members at no charge, also meets at the site.

The Columbia Creative Factory frequently partners with the Columbia Borough School District (CBSD), Our Lady of the Angels School, and other local businesses and community groups.

Kevin Lehman, founder and director of the Lancaster Creative Factory, located at 580 S. Prince St., Lancaster, said that continuing to offer community work space and programming is a major part of the plans for the Columbia Creative Factory as the team dreams of owning its current operating space. Team members also hope to offer even more programming for adults and families in the Columbia area.

LaVia said that seeing the difference the Creative Factory has made in the community during the past two years has been exciting, and he hopes to see the positive effect continue to gain momentum going forward.

"We're really interested in creativity and what it can do for people, even as far as its healing potential," Lehman said. "People can use creativity, so wherever we can help them to do that we'd like to bring more opportunities. We've got ideas (for programming and other events), but it's really flexible and based on what the community needs."

"It's really a community space, and we really feel like we're here for the community," said Lehman, adding that the team members at the Creative Factory believe they can be a part of the spark that draws more people to Columbia for all that the borough has to offer.

To donate to the Columbia Creative Factory building campaign, interested individuals may visit A short film detailing the building campaign and the organization's community efforts may also be viewed at the website, as well as information about fundraising events that are currently in the planning stages.


Applications Sought For Designathon January 3, 2019

Applications are being accepted through Friday, Jan. 11, for any nonprofit that would like its design project to be part of the 11th annual Designathon. Designathon is a 24-hour design marathon during which Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D) students, aided by faculty and alumni, design quality graphic materials at no charge for local nonprofit organizations.

This year's Designathon will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, and continue through Saturday, Feb. 23. The event is being coordinated by PCA&D's Graphic Design Department and the PCA&D student chapter of The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

Students at PCA&D who participate in the Designathon gain real-world experience in creating projects for clients under a tight deadline. Over Designathon's first 10 years, student teams have designed brochures, logos, posters, websites, and more for more than 70 area nonprofits. To view the 2018 projects, readers may search for "Designathon 2018" on YouTube.

For more information, including an application, readers may visit


Saturday Art Classes Set January 2, 2019

The Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 N. Third St., Harrisburg, will offer several classes and two Gallery Tour and Artist Talk events.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, a yoga class will take place in the Main Gallery and will be accompanied by pianist Ralph Diekemper. Yoga + Soul will be held in the Lobby Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 19, and will be accompanied by vocalist and guitarist Shawan Rice. Classes are open to people over age 16. Teenagers ages 13 to 16 may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required.

Three art classes will take place in February. The Saturday Morning Art Club, for children ages 4 to 7, and the Young Artist Club, open to youths ages 8 to 12, will both be offered on Saturday, Feb. 2. On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Family Plein Air Painting Class for people of all ages will be held.

All classes will begin at 10 a.m. There is a cost per class. For more details, readers may contact For registration, readers may visit and click on Education.

The first Gallery Tour and Artist Talk event, on Sunday, Jan. 13, will feature quilt artist Karen Shulz, whose works are on display in the Main Gallery. The second event, on Sunday, Feb. 17, will feature artists Danielle Klebes and Maija Miettinen, whose works are on display in the Lobby Gallery. Both events will start at 3 p.m.


Creative York Opens Exhibits January 2, 2019

Creative York, 10 N. Beaver St., York, will feature two new exhibits in January. "BLUE" will be displayed in The Kerlin Gallery, and "WATER ER" will be shown in The Project Space Gallery. Both exhibits will run through Saturday, Feb. 16.

"BLUE" is a group exhibit of artworks featuring blue as the predominant color or focal point. The exhibit will showcase artworks by Peg Belcastro, Pamela Black, Robert Buchanan, Holly Davis, Ellen Engdahl Ehlenbeck, Rob Evans, Beth Fowler, Jonathan Frazier, Bonnie Gloris, Cheryl Handy, Judeth Pekala Hawkins, Jodi Hoover, Jessica Lee, Christine Mercer-Vernon, Janice Moore, Fiel Patricio, Sue Reno, Julie Riker, Justin Ritmiller, Nicole Smeltzer, Andrew T. Smith, Linda Sommer, Adrienne Stein, Marion K. Stephenson, Anita Williams, Kim Jordan Wojciechowski, Autumn Wright, and Terri Yacovelli.

"WATER ER" is an educational, multimedia traveling art exhibit focusing on the Susquehanna River. The exhibit content expands further to the Susquehanna's River's major tributaries reaching the Chesapeake Bay and into the world's oceans, as all the waters of the world are connected. Among the artists participating are Sela Bowman, Chelsea Caroline, Meisa Chase, Savannah Schroll Guz, Brandon James, Bryan Murch, Vanessa Nelson, Kate Rush-Cook, D.G. Walczyk, and Carmen Walsh. For more information, readers may visit

The exhibits are free and open to the public. The galleries are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and First Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. A portion of all gallery sales will benefit Creative York to help support its educational programming and community outreach.

Creative York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts as a central part of the community through its outreach programs, children's art education, and free art gallery exhibits. For more information on gallery exhibits or programs, readers may call 717-848-3200 or visit


Racing Expo Slated January 2, 2019

The 2019 Racing Xtravaganza show is set for Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at the York Arena at the York Expo Center. Registration for vendors and race teams is now open. The Racing Xtravaganza Expo provides racing fans and companies an opportunity to reconnect during the off-season and support the race teams off the track. Early bird registration ensures inclusion in pre-event marketing materials.

The BAPS "Finishing First" Cornhole Challenge is back in 2019 and will feature 64 drivers as they compete in a single-player, double-elimination contest. New for 2019, fans will have the chance to compete in the BAPS "Finishing First" Fan Challenge for a cash prize. Spaces are limited.

For more information or to register, readers may visit More information may also be received by following Racing Xtravaganza on Facebook or Twitter.


Show To Feature "Book Of Matthew Project" December 20, 2018

The Community Room on King, 106 W. King St., Lancaster, will host a show titled "The Book of Matthew Project" by artist Daehong Kim for First Friday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.

"The Book of Matthew Project" was conceived in June 2010 as a personal pledge to support a church ministry that was sending a group of young adults on a short-term service mission to South Korea. Kim committed to handwriting each verse from the Gospel of Matthew on individual cards, accounting for 1,071 verses. Kim also invited people to participate by contributing verses, and these verses and others were collected and applied on five canvases. The purpose of writing each verse was to facilitate a contemplative mode of worship and to help Kim choose wonder, praise, and gratitude in response to a challenging time in his life.

Kim is an American artist who was born in South Korea in the late 1970s. He took up studio art and music performance as a child. At age 7, he became fascinated with basic generative design in a computer programming class. He is an advocate of art as an agent for telling stories and as a medium of renewal. He considers art integral to the narrative of his personal pilgrimage in human portrait and faith.

Attendees of the First Friday event will be able to meet the artist, read some of the handwritten verses, and enjoy snacks.


Cultural Alliance Conducts Listening Project December 18, 2018

Leading up to its 20th anniversary, the Cultural Alliance of York County wants to understand how it can best support and strengthen arts and culture in York County and position the organization for strength and sustainability into the next 20 years. To accomplish this, the group has worked with design thinking consultant Erin McGlaughlin to interview donors, volunteers, funded partners, non-funded partners, and community leaders over the past year to determine how the Cultural Alliance can meet the needs of the York community now and in the years to come.

The Cultural Alliance is now sharing those findings and inviting the residents of York County to engage in an open dialogue on arts and culture through its online cultural listening project site at

Unveiled at its annual public meeting on Nov. 13, the listening project site details the project methods, findings, and ways for members of the public to contribute their voices to the conversation. Members of the public are invited to visit the site to review the project process to date, explore preliminary findings, and use the online contributor portal. To submit offline comments or for more information on the listening project, readers may call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255.

The Cultural Alliance's annual campaign supports eight partner agencies that are essential to arts and culture in our community and funds the Creative Impact Award grants that bring arts and culture to life in York County. Since its inception, the Cultural Alliance's annual campaign has enabled $10.4 million in cash grants and more than $2 million of in-kind support for the arts.

For more information, readers may call the previously mentioned phone number, visit, or search for "Cultural Alliance of York" on Facebook.


HAAA To Offer Winter Classes December 14, 2018

Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) will offer art classes during the winter of 2019. Classes will be held in the lower-level Community Room at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey.

Class options will include Drawing Inside and Outside the Box, Realistic Oil Painting, Exploring Watercolors, and Painting Acrylics. There is a per-person fee for each class, with discounted rates for HAAA members.

Class sizes are limited, and early registration is encouraged. For details and registration, readers may visit


YAA Schedule Posted December 12, 2018

The York Art Association (YAA), 220 S. Marshall St., York, will offer a variety of adult art classes and workshops. There is a cost for each program, and YAA members will receive a discount.

Landscape Painting in Oil, Acrylic and Pastel (intermediate to advanced) will be offered on from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 25. Barb Buchanan will instruct the class.

Watercolor (beginner to intermediate) will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 26. Kathy Becker will instruct the class.

Watercolor (intermediate to advanced) will be offered from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 26. Kathy Becker will instruct the class.

Drawing With Graphite Pencil (all levels) has been set for noon to 3 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 22. Alison L. Baker will instruct the class.

Open Studio (all levels) will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 21. Barb Buchanan will instruct the class.

Experimental Mixed Media (all levels) will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 21. Julie Yontz Rupp will instruct the class.

The Golden Section and Dynamic Symmetry: What Is It and How Do Artists Use It? will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, through Friday, March 8. Phyllis Disher Fredericks will instruct the workshop.

Exploring Collage will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12. Susan Davitti Darling will instruct the workshop.

Seeing Expressive Color: Pastel and Oil Three-Day Workshop will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Susan Nicholas Gephart will instruct the workshop.

Mix-It-Up Painting: A Two-Day Workshop will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 18, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Sue Marrazzo will instruct the workshop.

The Energy of Underpainting in Acrylics will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22. Beth Kaylor Brunner will instruct the workshop.

Illustrating Children's Books and Beyond will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Maryel Henderson and Kelly Pedersen will instruct the workshop. A nominal fee has been set for both members and nonmembers.

Children's art classes with Rebecca Brodbeck will be offered. A set fee has been set for all students, and membership is not required. Supplies will be included.

Hands-On Art History for Homeschoolers ages 5 to 12 will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays, Jan. 4 to Feb. 22. Becoming Masters of Art will take place on Saturdays, Jan. 5 to Feb. 23. The session for children ages 5 to 8 will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and the session for youths ages 9 to 12 will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Attendees should bring their own paper towels for their classes. For more information or to register, readers may visit or call 717-755-0028 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. A deposit is required at the time of registration, and payment is due on or before the first day of class. Emergency cancellations by YAA will be rescheduled.


Petersen Will Retire From Position December 10, 2018

Judy Petersen, executive director of the Oxford Arts Alliance, recently announced she will retire from the Alliance to continue with her passion as an artist. Petersen will fulfil her duties through the end of 2018.

Petersen was a board member for the Alliance since 2012. She assumed the role of executive director for the last 18 months. She will continue to be the liaison co-lead for the Connective Arts and Music Festival, specifically, Gallery Row and art demonstrators.

For more information about the Oxford Arts Alliance, readers may visit


Gallery Features Starr's Work November 29, 2018

The art gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC), 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is exhibiting works by Shrewsbury artist Rosalie J. Starr in December. The oil paintings feature landscapes and animals.

Starr took up oil painting after she retired from being a nurse, and she has studied with various York and State College artists, including Jason Tako, Alexander McBride, Phyllis Disher Fredricks, Nella Storm, and Barbara Buchanan. Starr is a member of the York Art Association (YAA), the Pennsylvania Art Experience and the Hanover Area Arts Guild. Her works have been exhibited in both the YAA's and the Hanover Area Arts Guild's annual shows, where Starr received several awards.

Starr has held solo shows at venues such as the Sally Little Danyo Member Gallery of YAA, Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, the Out Door Country Club and the York Blue Moon Restaurant. She also sells commission pieces. Starr's goal is that her passion for life and creation is communicated through her paintings.

The artwork will be on display through Monday, Dec. 31, and is available for purchase. Admission is free, and the gallery is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at


Artist Will Display Works November 27, 2018

York College artist-in-residence and William Penn High School graduate Jessica Jane Julius will present an installation titled "What Are You Afraid Of?" at Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St., York, from Friday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. A First Friday Sneak Preview will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 7, and the opening reception with the artist are scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. The installation and all events are open to the public free of charge.

An assistant professor in glass at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, Julius has been an artist, educator, collaborator and performer for more than 15 years. Her mixed media works have been exhibited nationally, including at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For more information, readers may call 717-815-1584.


Creative York To Host Events November 27, 2018

Creative York, 10 N. Beaver St., York, has announced two upcoming events. For more information, readers may call 717-848-3200, email, or visit

During York city's First Friday celebration on Dec. 7, community members may visit Creative York between 5 and 9 p.m. to create a beaded snowflake sculpture in celebration of the holiday season. Visitors may also enjoy two new exhibits in the galleries: the annual "100 Under $100" exhibit in the Kerlin Gallery and York artist Ophelia Chambliss' new installation, "Some Assembly Required," in The Project Space. Both exhibits will remain on display until Saturday, Dec. 22.

"100 Under $100" consists of small original works by 100 local and regional artists, including both professional and recreational artists. The works feature an array of subject matter, media, and stylistic preferences. The works will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Buyers may take home the works upon purchase.

The First Friday activities will be free and family-friendly.

The Mad Art Dash, a fundraising event for Creative York, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will feature 25 artists creating works in two 30-minute flash rounds. The resulting works will then be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Creative York programming.


Student Artwork Showcased November 15, 2018


Lace Cottage Meeting Slated November 15, 2018

Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St., will host a Lace Cottage meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month, with attendees meeting informally for tatting instruction, to work on projects and to share ideas. All types of handicraft projects are welcome.

For more information, visit or call 717-367-7467.


LCAA To Hold Holiday Tea November 15, 2018

The weather outside may be frightful, but on Sunday, Dec. 10, inside the Lancaster County Art Association (LCAA), 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, it will be so delightful. Tickets are now on sale for the LCAA's Winter Wonderland Holiday Tea, which will begin at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10.

Tea will be served in the Kauffman Gallery, where guests may admire the holiday art exhibit that is featured there during December. A variety of teas will be offered, and they will be accompanied by sweets and savories of the season. Guitarist Brian Dale of Willow Street will perform as well. Door prizes donated by local businesses and others will be awarded throughout the party.

Guests are invited to bring their favorite teacups to use. Spare teacups will be available.

LCAA members have been invited to make original ornaments for the LCAA's holiday tree. The ornaments will be sold at the tea to raise funds for the organization. Other artwork made by LCAA members will also be available for purchase.

There is a cost to attend the Winter Wonderland Holiday Tea, with a discount for LCAA members. The LCAA welcomes new members who are interested in exhibiting their artwork, participating in classes, or supporting the purposes of the organization.

The LCAA offers programs for children and for adults of all ages year-round. The holiday tea is a new addition to the group's calendar.

"This is our first one, but we hope to continue doing these," said publicity committee member Carol Dale. "We would like to develop a stronger relationship between the art association and the community."

Carol noted that additional social events are being planned for next year. "We want people to know we're a fun organization," she commented.

The LCAA also wants to increase its involvement in the Strasburg community, as it is located there, Carol said. The building is situated next to the borough office and adjacent to two parks. On-street parking is available in front of the building, and a parking lot is located at the rear.

"It is a beautiful venue," Carol remarked. "We would welcome rentals (for private events)."

For more information or to register for the tea, readers may email the gallery at or call 717-687-7061.

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