Friday, August 1, 2014

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Annex 24 Gallery
24 W. Walnut Street
6 – 9 PM
IN-significant spaces: Negative space. Text. Small works. Four walls. Experience the most honest work she has ever created. Join the conversation. In addition to multiple artists of various medium throughout the gallery, including Loryn Spangler-Jones in the Wowzer Room, Jamie Hecker, Alysha Plaza, Stephen Gambone, Lourdes Torres-Shepard, Kenny Kidd, Dan Dennison, Lori Lee,  Stephen Cimini, Spindle & Spire, Ted Rasmussen, Francoise Nagel, Sam Beitzel, Vanessa Reisig and Kathy Kramer.

Arts Hotel Gallery at the Lancaster Arts Hotel
300 Harrisburg Avenue
5 – 9 PM
Of Poets and Places: Paintings by Todd Lehman

City Hall Gallery*
120 N. Duke Street
5 – 8 PM
Lancaster City – Strength and Beauty Past and Present: Linda Berry’s paintings based on vintage postcards and photographs of Lancaster City is the latest addition to her collection. Finding each historic location – she has created another painting based on today’s changes, and displays the two contrasting paintings side-by-side. It is delightful study of nearly 100 years of change. Some notable changes are mode of transportation and buildings, other transitions are more subtle. Clearly her love of Lancaster City, both past and present, provides Linda with a gratifying artistic direction. Ms. Berry’s hope is that her artwork brings you joy, also! 

146 N. Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Hosting Bangladesh: Metal Crafts all handmade in the "Lost Wax Casting" process by Sukanta Banik. Not suitable for children.

Characters Pub*
38 N. Christian Street
5 – 8 PM
Photography by Diann Trotman: Diann Trotman is a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the microbiology lab at Lancaster General Hospital who has taken a personal passion and transformed it into a stunning art that is shared by family, friends and colleagues through Diann Trotman Photography. We are thrilled to be staging an exhibit of her breathtaking studies on First Friday, August 1st, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm in our Event Space overlooking North Queen Street. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Water Street Ministries.

Christiane David Gallery
112 N. Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Playing with Color: A show using a palette of primary colors by Christiane David.

Community Room on King*
106 W. King Street
6 – 9 PM
Summertime Hues: Summertime Hues is about the colors, images, and feelings that summer evokes: fresh flowers, the sky after a storm, or the way the the sunlight falls on the grass. Grace Rhine is a 10th grade student at Penn Manor High School. She is a creative photographer who enjoys documenting her sights, feelings, and experiences with the camera, and inspiring others with photography. She uses a Canon Rebel T3 for most of her photos, but also relies on her iPhone for more “in the moment” shots. She shares her photos online via Instagram, Facebook, and her photoblog. Grace plans to continue to study photography and design throughout high school and attend art school afterward. Most importantly, she plans to continue practicing the art of photography by taking as many pictures as possible. For more of Grace’s photos, please visit or find her on Instagram with the username @glutenfreepretzel.

David the Goldsmith
45 N. Market Street
5 – 8 PM
Animals - Mixed Media by Sorin Stoiksen and Ordinary Life by Kurtis Patterson: Mixed media drawings and paintings. Both artists will be present.

Franz Fox Studios and Gallery
136 N. Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
New Impasto Floral Works by Franz. Please note, nobody under age 21 will be admitted unless accompanied by parent on First Friday.

The Guild Store at Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
335 N. Queen Street 
5 – 9 PM
Annual Master Artisan Showcase, features new works from the Guild’s masters. Works on display include glass, jewelry, fine furniture, basketry, fiber arts and more. Steve Strouse (our Fine Craftsmen of the Month) will be demonstrating Wood Bending for Shaker Boxes. Judy Carter will be demonstrating rug hooking from 6 – 9 PM. Meet the Artist Reception: Fiona Keyes, Karyn Warner Hammock and Art Shoemaker from 6 – 9 PM.

Hammel Associates Architects
25 E. Grant Street
5 – 8:30 PM
LEGO Building Party XXII: Build with Free Style bricks, Electric Train, Mixels, Architecture Series, and simple Technic models. More than 15,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces. New models – FRIENDS and CITY series.

Julia Swartz Gallery
17 N. Prince Street
5 – 9:30 PM
Horizons: A new series of oil on canvas paintings featuring distant Horizons.

Lancaster Public Library - 2nd Floor Gallery*
125 N. Duke Street
5:30 – 8 PM
Through the Eye of Students: An exhibition of students’ work taught by artist Schirlyn Kamara at the Lancaster Public Library, Crispus Attucks Community Center, The Mix At Arbor Place, the Discovery Camp at Bright Side Baptist Church and Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County. Schirlyn will also exhibit some of her newest pieces. Media include oil, water color, collage, and paper mache. Also, enjoy light refreshments, create an original artwork, and bring your library card to check out books, DVDs, etc.

Liz Hess Gallery
140 N. Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
New works by Liz Hess.

Paloma School of Irish Dance
1138 Elizabeth Avenue
6:30 – 8:30 PM
The teacher of the Paloma School of Irish Dance will be teaching simple Irish Party Dances (i.e. ceili dancing) at the school's new Lancaster city location. These dances have no footwork and are similar to square dancing with their spins and turns. The movements are fun and easy to learn.  You don't need a partner to learn the dances and you can just come and watch if you prefer. Some footwork will be taught for those who are interested and several of the competitive dancers will show off their stuff throughout the night. It is a completely free event (with a suggested donation of $1-$2 per participant). You only need to bring a love for Irish music and the desire to have fun! The studio is located in an old warehouse in an industrial section of town on the outskirts of Lancaster, close to the Amtrak station. There is free parking available. Come early and then drive in to town for the rest of the First Friday Events!

Parrot Gallery*
328 W. Orange Street
6 – 9 PM
SnapPrints: Nick Mohler, best-known as the Program Director of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, opens his one-person print and photography exhibit, SnapPrints.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design    
112 N. Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Selected Artwork from the BFA Program at PCA&D: This exhibit features outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media will be represented including digital and hand drawn illustration, painting, printmaking, photography and graphic design.

Red Raven Art Company
138 N. Prince Street  
5 – 8 PM
Erica Harney with, “A Matter of Perception”
Deb Strong-Napple with, “Long Views, Woodcuts, Etchings, and Painting”
Highlight Artist: Lee Lovett
Emerging Artist: Tierney Kreider, CX Carlson Scholarship Winner

St. John Lutheran Church
223 W. Orange Street
6 – 8 PM
Come in and examine the artistic, antique stained glass windows. Parishioners will be on hand to answer questions.

The Square Halo Gallery
37 N. Market Street
6 – 9 PM
Monotypes: A collection of monotype prints by artist Brenton Good that engage with the ideal of pilgrimage/journey. Also, live music by Servant Stage Company.

The Ware Center
42 N. Prince Street
6 – 8 PM
All are invited to drop in and enjoy the exciting acoustic guitar music of Alex Brubaker and see artwork by local artists Bruce Fry, Richard Huck and Jeremy Waak, as well as meet the artists.

*Wheelchair Accessible