LancasterARTS – First Friday Sampler for March 2, 2012

LancasterARTS announced today the line-up of arts offerings for First Friday, March 2, 2012. Although SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day is later in the month, a number of the exhibitions feature women artists. See LancasterArts for the full listing of participating arts venues and a guide with downtown Lancaster.  First Friday guides are also available at all participating arts locations.  Most First Friday venues are open from 5 to 9pm.

  • Annex 24 Gallery*, 24 W. Walnut St. 
    The Pulse of Mixed Media: Mixed media exhibit highlighting the works of Loryn Spangler-Jones. Also featuring multiple new works by several emerging and established artists.
  • Christiane David Gallery, 112 N. Prince St.
    Flowers of Flanders Fields: Artwork by Christiane David shows the vibrant flowers that became a symbol of hope and love during WWI in Belgium.
  • Framing Concept, 328 N. Queen St.
    Featuring photography by Peg Harper of Alaska, Australia, Fiji, Kenya and many other countries.
  • Gallery360*, Tellus360, 25 E. King St.
    Remnants and Residue: Featuring Travis Markel’s abstract photographs inspired by post-industrial ruins of towns and cities.
  • Gallery on Market, 15 W. King St.
    Quilt paintings in wooden bowls and on antique panels, shutters and other antiquing finds.
  • Isadore Gallery, 228 N. Prince St.
    Featuring new landscape paintings by Elizabethtown College of Fine Arts professor Aaron Brooks.
  • Julia Swartz Gallery, 17 N. Prince St., 2nd floor
    Ireland, Forty Shades of Green: A new series of over 20 paintings by Julia Swartz inspired by a recent trip to Ireland.
  • Lancaster Literary Guild, 113 N. Lime St.
    Edith Wharton: A 150th year celebration of writer Edith Wharton whose novel The Age of Innocence earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1920.
  • Page 4 Art Boutique, 240 N. Arch St.
    An Early Spring: A collection of farm scenes in oil and acrylic by Mary Carmen and Eduardo Sancamillo.
  • Red Raven Art Co., 138 N. Prince St.
    Celebrating Women Artists: Featuring works by Katheryn Scott Buxton, Gail Troutman and Patricia Wertz.
  • Strawberry & Co., 11 W. King St.
    Judy Orcutt: Presenting calligraphy and pressed flower designs celebrating life and beauty.
  • [KIDS] The Ware Center,* Millersville University Lancaster, 42 N. Prince St.
    1) Lancaster County Young Artists Exhibit: Displaying an exhibit of over 1,000 gold and special awards works from almost every school in the county, grades 7- 12.
    2) Millersville University Artista Guitar Trio: Members of the Millersville Guitar Ensemble perform challenging music literature with faculty member Marcia Englar.

*Wheelchair accessible venue

Special thanks to our First Friday Sponsors…

  • Presenting Sponsor: Franklin & Marshall College, a residential liberal arts college located in historic Lancaster, Pa.
  • Annual sponsors for 2011/2012: Auntie Anne’s, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, UGI, Lancaster Arts Hotel, Select Security, and CH&E.

LancasterARTS is a non-profit organization that is the hub for the arts in the City of Lancaster, cultivating an environment where the arts can flourish. We enhance the arts presence in the city for the benefit of artists, arts organizations, residents, and businesses.