Friday, May 2, 2014

First Friday Guide
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Annex 24 Gallery
24 W. Walnut Street
5 – 9 PM
Eye Candy: Westchester, NYC and LNC will all represent this month with mixed media and photography headlining this exhibit. Brian Wolfson, Stephen Cimini, WIlliam Hager, Jaye Crist & Mark VanSyoc headline.

Center of American Craft*
335 N. Queen Street
6 – 9 PM
Spring Fever: Celebrate the opening of our pop-up shop, Spring Fever. We'll welcome our new executive director, Brandi Clark, and thank Sherrie Boyer for her 8 years of service in that position. Also, Elizabeth Gates will be doing a demonstration on bookbinding.

City Hall Gallery*
120 N. Duke Street
5 – 8:30 PM
William Mammarella – Contemporary Landscapes: William Mammarella’s primary interest in painting is the contemporary landscape. He views landscape not as scenery, but as the shape the land takes as a result of human activities and desires. While the work is representational, he does not see it as realistic. Memory, subjectivity, and mystery cloud out any of his personal claims of objectivity. No scene or subject matter is off limits to the artist as he finds intrigue and interest everywhere. He paints the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.

David the Goldsmith
45 N. Market Street
5 – 8 PM
Wild Spirit: Work by Sorin C. Stoilescu.

24 N. Mulberry Street
5 – 8 PM
Honoring Mothers: See the amazing hand-created beauties of the Czech & Slovak women. They defy comprehension!

Gallery360 at Tellus360*
24 E. King Street
5 – 9 PM
Ripping and Sticking: The Art of Collage: A show composed of two parts – a juried group exhibition of collage art chosen by artist Carl Vestweber, and three featured artists from Philadelphia: Sean Hildreth, Shane Smith and Zach Zecha. Join us on First Friday, May 2nd for a soft opening, and again on the evening of Wednesday, May 21st for our OPENING RECEPTION where some of the artists will be here to give an in-depth talk on their work and the subject of collage. 

Isadore Gallery
5 – 9 PM
Mariko & Charles Swisher, Recent Work: This show will feature paintings and drawings by Charles Swisher, and ceramic works by Mariko Swisher.

j. a. sharp Custom Jeweler
5 – 9 PM
Bold Metal: Bold, organic jewelry by New York designer Natalie Frigo in recycled sterling silver, vermeil, bronze and brass. Natalie will be present for First Friday and Saturday.

Jerome Hershey Studio
34 1/2 North Queen Street, Lancaster
6 – 9 PM
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?: New Text based, color oriented abstract paintings inspired by the Eleanor Roosevelt quote. Celebrating 33 years at 34 1/2 N. Queen Street, this is the first time Hershey's private studio has been open to the public in three years.

Lancaster Galleries
34 N. Water Street
5 – 8 PM
Sharp Thoughts: Work by Abby Rudisill.

The Lancaster H.U.B. (Helping Utilize Bicycles) Bicycling Information & Visitors Center*
100 S. Queen Street
4:30 – 9 PM
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as part of National Bike Month Kick Off Activities (performance). Photography by Renard (exhibit), The Racks (Bicycle) of Lancaster City by Mik Ridgeway (exhibit), Color The Wheels of Lancaster (performance), Bicycling Storytime (performance). Raffle & prizes for all children's activities.

Liz Hess Gallery
140 N. Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Springtime in Paris: It was during the Spring season that Liz first encountered the city of lights. Entire songs have been devoted to springtime in Paris, and because of its allure, she decided to devote her spring painting season to the magic of that city. A new collection of original Parisian paintings by Liz, featuring that enchanting time of year are available at her Gallery.

Mio Studio
154 N. Prince Street
 5 – 9 PM
Candy Colored Jewelry: hand-carved wood and metal jewelry by Erica Millner and Mai Orama Muniz.

Mulberry Art Studios, Loft*
19-21 N. Mulberry Street
7-7:30 & 8-8:30 PM
Live Dramatic Performance - Laughter is Sacred Space: Using multi-media and his twenty years of storytelling experience, Laughter is Sacred Space is honest, funny and vulnerable, and reveals the unique journey of working as a comedic actor under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Ted could deliver.

Mulberry Art Studios, Louise Gallery*
19-21 N. Mulberry Street
5 – 9 PM
Fab4! Beatlemania: More than twenty artists from varied backgrounds have joined forces to create a show unlike any other, Fab4!: Beatlemania. This artistic celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ invasion of America will be on exhibit in the Louise Gallery of Mulberry Art Studios this spring.

Mulberry Art Studios, Mulberry Room*
19-21 N. Mulberry Street
5 – 9 PM
Struggles With My Mental Illness: Local artist R. Douglas Steinhauer will be bringing his artwork to Mulberry Art Studios in an effort to share his talents and shed light on an issue often overlooked in this country- mental illness. Steinhauer uses beautiful brushwork and vivid colors to bravely tell the story of his own psychotic breaks and chronic depression. 

Parrot Gallery*
328 W. Orange Street
6 – 9 PM
Shifting Perspectives - A Retrospective: The exhibit includes photo collages by Ruth Ann Meyers Kulp created from original photographs and discarded postcards, along with Polaroid transfers, and mixed media.  Some works and found objects are paired with original poetry. 

Prima Theatre
Prince & Queen Streets
6:30 – 8:30 PM
80’s Re-Lived! Rolling Rock Band

Red Raven Art Company
138 N. Prince Street
5 – 8 PM
Melissa Bryant with “Tread Softly,” Georganna Lenssen with “Birdland,” and emerging artist Alecia Thomasson.

Square Halo Gallery at the Trust Performing Arts Center*
37 N. Market Street
6 – 9 PM
The Book of Romans: One large drawing depicting the entire book of Romans that will fill the entire gallery by Matthew L. Clark. Live guitar music by Jonathan Poorman.

State Farm
246 W. Orange Street
5 – 8 PM
The Latino Landscape Art Exhibit

The Wash House*
420 W. Grant Street
5 – 8 PM 
Creations by friends & tenants of the Wash House: Functional artistic works in wood and other materials, "Tacky Tickers" (vintage paperback novels turned into clocks), photo transparencies on wood, rain barrels decorated by local artists, create your own cast concrete vessels and a few surprises. Art by Josh Cogley, Paul Cupples, Bianca Cordova, Jerry Madrigale and others. Also, enjoy refreshments, and Fresco Green will have special prices on many eco-friendly products for this event. Special guest Brandon Hollinger will be showing his electric car in the parking lot from 5 – 6:30.

*Wheelchair Accessible