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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 www.yorklibraries.org/mason-dixon or call the library at 717-993-2404.

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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 maritahines@gmail.com.

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.

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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 www.LititzArtAssociation.com or by calling the library at 717-626-2255.

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Student's Poster Receives Recognition May 16, 2018

Middletown Area High School (MAHS) teacher Dan Riggs assigned some of his classes the task of creating posters for the annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest hosted by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

The students were challenged to design a poster using their own words and images that promoted safe and healthy alternatives to underage drinking. A group of MAHS teachers and administrators served as judges and selected a few posters to be submitted to the contest.

The Bureau of Alcohol Education received more than 800 submissions from area students. Only 46 of the posters were selected to be featured at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. The poster of MAHS student Mahnoor Azim, "Strike Out Alcohol," was selected as one of the winning posters. The student artists were honored at a ceremony on April 4. All winning posters were on display at the museum from April 9 to 13.

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York Art Association Holds Art Show May 14, 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 www.yorkartassociation.org.

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Miniature Art Exhibit" May 9, 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 info@hanoverareaarts.com.

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Open Exhibit April 25, 2018

Hanover Area Arts Guild, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, will host an open exhibit through Friday, April 27. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The public is invited to attend. For details, readers may contact 717-632-2521 or info@hanoverareaarts.com or visit www.hanoverareaarts.com.

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Fine Arts Exhibit Posted April 25, 2018

The Garden Spot Middle School Fine Arts Excel Exhibit has been rescheduled for Friday, May 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. It was previously slated for Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.

Students in Ken Herr's art classes at Garden Spot Middle School will showcase items they have created throughout the semester.

People of all ages are invited to attend. There will be refreshments and music.

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College To Showcase Student Art April 19, 2018

Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, will showcase student art during the Senior Show, which is free and open to the public.

The college's Lyet Gallery will feature an opening reception of the Senior Show from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. The annual exhibit will highlight the works of senior art students and will continue through Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Celebration Of Art Scheduled April 19, 2018

The Hummelstown Arts Festival Committee, Lower Dauphin School District, and the Hummelstown Area Historical Society will partner to sponsor events in May. The events will be part of the Celebration of Art in Hummelstown. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Hummelstown Area Historical Society (HAHS) will stage a Retrospective Show featuring the artistic talents of the late Hummelstown native Robert M. Nisley. His artwork covering a period of 60 years will be displayed at the historical society's History House, 32 W. Main St., Hummelstown. The show will be open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. during May and the first week of June. The exhibit will also be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The show will feature sketches, prints, and watercolors on loan from the collections of 15 local families.

Lower Dauphin High School (LDHS), 201 S. Hanover St., Hummelstown, will host the District Art Show, featuring the talents of students from schools throughout the district. The artwork will be displayed in the cafeteria from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 19. Refreshments and musical entertainment will also be part of this event.

The Hummelstown Arts Festival's silent and live auctions of painted chairs will take place on May 19 in the backyard of the History House. The chairs are painted by local artists, dignitaries, clubs, and groups. The chairs will be on display in Bowser's storefront windows and at the Lower Dauphin School District Art Show. Beginning at 2 p.m., entertainment and refreshments will be available. The silent auction will conclude at 4 p.m. and will be followed by the live auction at 4:30 p.m. During the event, the winning painting for the 2018 Arts Festival poster will be announced.

Proceeds from the auction will support the 2018 Arts Festival and help fund the Robert Nisley Scholarships awarded to LDHS seniors. For more information about the chair auction and 2018 Poster Contest, readers may contact Carol Hilbert at hummartsfest@comcast.net or 717-566-9222. For more information about the Lower Dauphin District Art Show, readers may contact Dana Attivo at dattivo@ldsd.org. Readers may contact Jean and Wade Seibert at 717-919-0509 for information about the Robert Nisley Retrospective Show.

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Art Program Seeks Participants April 18, 2018

A local group is exploring the possibility of hosting an art program in York in connection with the services of Fine Arts Miracles Inc. The program will be open to adults who are on the autism spectrum; people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; people with physical, emotional or economic challenges; and anyone else who is having difficulty with the activities of daily living.

Anyone interested in participating in the pilot art program may call 717-318-0782 or email snows1986@verizon.net. Callers may leave messages.

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Art Association To Meet April 13, 2018

The Lititz Art Association will meet on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz. "Practice of Daily Painting" will be presented by artist Vitaly Borisenko. The program is open to the public.

Borisenko will discuss his experience with the challenges of creating a painting every day. He was inspired by Julian Merrow-Smith, a British painter who created a painting a day with the "Postcard From Provence" project.

Borisenko is a self-taught oil painter. For his daily paintings in oil, he paints on 6-by-8-inch linen panels. As of the beginning of March, he had painted his 100th daily painting.

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 or older. Meetings are held at the Lititz Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month except July, August, and December.

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Gallery To Showcase Artist's Work April 13, 2018

The art gallery at United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring Michael Hower as April's Artist of the Month.

Hower is a self-taught photographer from the Harrisburg area. His formal artistic education began in high school with courses at Lebanon Valley College and the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design. He then studied at Harrisburg Area Community College and Maryland Institute College of Art with a focus on painting, design, and ceramics. Five years ago, he picked up a digital camera for the first time and began to get involved with photography.

Hower's work focuses on historical themes, with his photography portraying human objects and structures in modified environments now devoid of human activity.

His pieces have been featured in more than 100 shows and publications, including prominent juried shows and solo and group shows. His work has also been selected for display at various venues, and he has recent publication credits. He has received many honors for his work, as well.

Hower's artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month of April. 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 awojcik@uzrc.org. The retirement community is also on Facebook.

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Recycled Art Contest Set April 11, 2018

To promote recycling and celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, the York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) will sponsor a Recycled Art Contest for York County High School students. Participating schools include Central York High School, Kennard-Dale High School, Northern York County High School, Red Land High School, Red Lion Area High School, South Western High School, Susquehannock High School, and York Suburban High School. Forty-eight students are participating.

A gallery exhibit will be on display at the Creative York West Gallery, 118 W. Philadelphia St., York, through Sunday, April 22. A public reception and awards announcement will be held at the same location on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.

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.

To learn more, readers may call Mindy Waltemyer at 717-845-1066.

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Alliance Offers Arts Match Funds April 11, 2018

To promote giving to the arts during Give Local York, a one-day online giving campaign on Thursday, May 4, The Cultural Alliance of York County will provide a $25,000 Arts Match stretch pool for York-based arts and culture organizations. Twenty-eight York County-based arts organizations have qualified to receive the Arts Match stretch pool funds during York's largest one-day give.

The Cultural Alliance Arts Match is available to participating Give Local York 501(c)3 organizations with arts and culture as their primary mission. The Cultural Alliance Arts Match pool will provide a 1:1 match of all qualifying online gifts made through www.givelocalyork.org on May 4, with a maximum of $2,500 total match available per arts participant.

The 28 arts organizations that qualified to receive Arts Match for contributions made during Give Local York include Appell Center for the Performing Arts, Creative York, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum, Greater York Dance, Hanover Area Historical Society, Hanover Symphony Orchestra, Historic Wrightsville Inc., Kable House Presents, Main Act Dance Studio, Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society, Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society, Penn-Mar Irish Festival, Positive Energy Arts, SHINE Foundation, Steam Into History, Susquehanna Folk Festival, The Belmont Theatre, The Parliament Arts Organization, Theatre Arts For Everyone (TAFE), York Art Association, York County History Center, York County Honors Choirs, York Fringe, York Junior Symphony Orchestra, York Symphony Orchestra, and York Youth Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on the Cultural Alliance Arts Match, readers may visit www.culturalyork.org. For more information, readers may also call The Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255.

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Organization Will Offer Matching Funds April 5, 2018

To promote giving to the arts during the Give Local York one-day online giving campaign on Friday, May 4, the Cultural Alliance of York County will provide a $25,000 arts match stretch pool for York-based arts and culture organizations.

The Cultural Alliance Arts Match is available to participating Give Local York 501(c)(3) organizations with arts and culture as their primary mission. The Cultural Alliance Arts Match pool will provide a 1:1 match of all qualifying online gifts made through the www.givelocalyork.org website on May 4, with a maximum of $2,500 total match available per arts participant.

Arts organizations must sign up to participate in Give Local York and qualify for the Cultural Alliance Arts Match stretch pool by Sunday, April 1. For more information on Give Local York and to register, readers may visit the aforementioned website.

More information about the Cultural Alliance is available by calling 717-812-9255, visiting www.culturalyork.org, finding the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and following @CulturalYork on Twitter.

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"All The World's A Stage" Slated April 4, 2018

The People's Shakespeare Project will bring a unique collaborative project to Mulberry Art Studios, 19-21 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster, in which it aims 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.

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Library Posts Art Exhibit April 2, 2018

Russian-born Vitaly Borisenko will be displaying his artwork at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, during the month of April. The public is invited to view the exhibit during the library's regular hours of operation.

Borisenko moved to the U.S. from Belarus in March of 2014. Shortly after, he started painting with oils, having no education in art except for regular drawing lessons while at school. In July 2015, he entered his first art show, the Lititz Outdoor Art Show, where he sold four paintings.

Before moving to the U.S., Borisenko studied foreign languages at Vitebsk State University. He speaks Russian, Belarusian, English and German. He has worked as a school teacher and as a translator and interpreter.

Borisenko is an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and the Lititz Art Association.

The mission of the Lititz Art Association is to foster fine arts and to cooperate with other associations having similar purposes. Membership is open to all adults. Guests are welcome to attend the library's programs.

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LCAA Posts Schedule March 29, 2018

The Lancaster County Art Association (LCAA), 149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, has posted its spring/summer class schedule of art classes and art camps. Fees apply, unless otherwise noted.

Painting events are as follows: Drawing for the Watercolorist with Karen Frattali on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Experimental Wet Watercolor with Henrietta Holton-Thomas on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Watercolor for the Beginner with Tony Bonazzi on Thursdays, April 12 to May 17, 7 to 9 p.m.; Introduction to Painting with Carol Herr on Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Spring Into Painting with Carol Herr on Fridays, April 13 to May 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon; Painting in Black and White (Oil or Acrylic) with Carol Herr on Saturdays, June 16 and 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Holistic Pastel Painting with Dot Stepenaski on Tuesdays, May 1 to June 5, 6 to 9 p.m.; Portrait Workshop with Dot Stepenaski on Saturday, April 14 or July 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and LCAA Plein Air Thursdays, monitored by Marita Hines and Carol Dale, April 5 to Aug. 31, 9 a.m. to noon, free, locations vary.

Drawing classes will include the following: Basic Drawing with Sam Mylin on Mondays, April 9 to May 14, 7 to 9 p.m.; Improving Your Drawing with Tony Bonazzi on Tuesdays, June 12 to July 17, 7 to 9 p.m.; and Illustration and Invention with Jason Herr on Wednesdays, April 11 to May 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Events focused on ceramics and sculpture will include Sculpture Workshop with Henrietta Holton-Thomas on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with Hand-Building Clay with Pat Reed Nute on Saturdays, April 21 to May 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children's classes and summer art camps will include the following: Art Camp 2018 "Art Happens" with Sam and Kate Mylin on Monday through Friday, June 25 to 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Painting Camp for Creative Kids with Carol Herr on Monday through Friday, July 9 to 13, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Generations Art Camp "Everyone Jump In" with Sam and Kate Mylin and Carol Herr on Monday through Friday, July 30 to Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information on how to register, readers may call 717-687-7061.

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Poster Contest Winners Honored March 28, 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.

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