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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


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


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.


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.


Palfrey's Artwork On Display June 1, 2018

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

Palfrey grew up in Castle Rock and 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 her 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 is now living in Lititz. She is member of the NH Lakes Region Art Association and the Lititz Art Association. To learn more, readers may visit

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 always welcome to attend the association's programs, which are held at the library.


Miniature Art Exhibit" May 30, 2018

The Hanover Area Arts Guild, with its Art Downtown gallery in Hanover, will sponsor its first "Miniature Art" exhibit during May. More than 150 pieces will be on display through Saturday, June 2. The miniature art is predominately paintings - oils, acrylics, and watercolors, but Arts Guild members also contributed three-dimensional assemblages of metal and found art, clay monotypes, and collages. The art is all created by local artists and reasonably priced. Thirty-three artists are featured.

The exhibit can be seen during regular gallery hours 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


School District Holds Art Show May 30, 2018

More than 500 works of art were on display at the 10th annual Avon Grove School District Art Show. The district-wide showcase took place on May 21 and 22.

The show featured artwork by students from each of the district's schools in a variety of mediums. In addition to perusing the show, attendees had the opportunity to create their own artwork, watch a potter's wheel and art-making demonstration, and purchase custom-designed T-shirts, with proceeds benefiting the Avon Grove High School Art Society.

For more information, readers may contact Jennifer Martorello at or 610-869-2446.


Art Exhibition Slated May 22, 2018

On Sunday, June 10, the second art exhibition of the 2018 season will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown. The exhibit will feature the work of Karen Riedy and will remain on display through Friday, Aug. 3.

The reception is free and open to the public. Music will be provided by Nicole Seiberling and Zane Ruth, members of the band Simple Tenants. Refreshments will be served.

Riedy grew up in a family of artists but did not begin painting until her children were grown. Her mother had worked in watercolors, so Riedy selected that medium when she began painting. She has studied under various teachers, including Rey Malici, Susan Tilton Pecora, Lynn Yancha, Glenn Blue, Pam Wenger, and Janet Rogers. She enjoys painting people, animals, and nature. Riedy is married to a minister. She has three children, three children-in-law, and five grandchildren.

For more information, readers may visit or call the library at 717-993-2404.


Art Association Posts Classes May 18, 2018

The Lancaster County Art Association (LCAA), 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, has announced its schedule of summer classes and camps. A variety of classes are available for artists of all ages from children to adults and for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Sam and Kate Mylin will lead the "Art Happens" camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday to Friday, June 25 to 29, for children age 7 and up. Campers will create with drawing, painting, mixing and building. The hands-on camp will offered for a full day or half day.

"Painting for Creative Kids" camp, taught by Carol Herr for youths ages 10 to 17, will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday to Friday, July 9 to 13. The fee will include all supplies. Students will learn color theory, composition and painting techniques in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media.

A family fun camp, "Generations Art Camp, Everyone Jump In," will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday to Friday, July 30 to Aug. 3. Attendees will spend a week with their children or grandchildren age 7 and up, exploring new art projects and mediums every day with instructors Sam and Kate Mylin and Carol Herr. Adults will also have a time to work on their own projects.

Classes for adults will include "Improving Your Drawing" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 12 to July 17, with instructor Tony Bonazzi. Attendees will learn how to draw anything - from simple to complex - through time-tested techniques.

"Drawing for the Watercolorist" will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22, with instructor Karen Frattal. The two-day class will feature drawing and painting in watercolor for all skill levels.

"Painting in Black and White," oil or acrylic, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, June 16 and 23, with instructor Carol Herr. Adults and youths age 16 and up will learn how to paint black and white and neutrals in the two-day workshop. Students will need to provide their own materials and photos.

"Portrait Workshop" will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, with instructor Dot Stepenaski. The one-day workshop will focus on drawing the face and conveying life to the subject. Students will need to provide their own materials.

LCAA Plein Air Thursdays will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays starting June 7. This group of artists will meet each week at a different location to paint outdoors. There is no instructor, though LCAA monitors Marita Hines and Carol Dale will be at each location. For locations, readers may contact

LCAA is a nonprofit organization. Students do not have to be members, but new members are welcome at any time. Members may receive discounts on some classes.


Artists To Share Program May 17, 2018

Artists Eve Gurbacki and Adrianne Zimmerman will present a program on their participation in Art in the Wild at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will be part of the Lititz Art Association's regular meeting.

Art in the Wild is a seven-month environmental art exhibit at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. This was Gurbacki and Zimmerman's second year participating in the exhibit, and they were challenged to craft a design that has an impact and would last for seven months outdoors. "Transition" was the theme this year, and they chose to represent clouds. They created their piece, "When Trees Dream," by draping and weaving white fabric and cheesecloth cyanotypes throughout the landscape. Their project won the second-place award.

Gurbacki and Zimmerman met drawing portraits in major amusement parks. Over the years they have bonded over their love of art and nature.

Gurbacki worked in amusement parks for 16 years, drawing pastel portraits and hiring and training artists. Already having obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art in art (painting) and a New York state teacher certification in art, she obtained a Pennsylvania teacher certification in art and has been pursuing art teaching assignments in public schools and art studios.

Zimmerman currently works as a real estate agent and has a Bachelor of Fine Art in art (photography). While educated in the classic arts, she chose photography as her intended major. In her artwork, she explores humankind's relationship between the natural and the simulated, as well as the effects of technology and consumption on the world.

The purpose of the Lititz Art Association is to foster fine arts and to cooperate with other associations having similar purposes. Membership is open to all interested persons age 18 and up. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lititz Public Library. More information may be found at or by calling the library at 717-626-2255.

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