First Friday August 3, 2018 AK Interiors 246 West Orange Street 6 – 9 pm Those summer nights!! Stop by August 3rd for First Friday Lancaster. We will be hosting an artist’s reception for local creative Kelly Munchel. Kelly will be featuring unique paint pours. She enjoys creating works in pairs. Enjoy sips & nibbles while relaxing to the sound of The Ragtime Willi Band. They bring to life the funky folk sounds of the Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and more. This is a FREE event. We’d love to see you there! City Hall Art Gallery 120 North Duke Street 5 – 8 pm Since he was very young, Guglielmo was fascinated by urban landscape and his drawings continue to reflect this preference. He is Italian American, born in Italy. He became an architect in 1993 and continued to sketch on the side. The recent economic crisis in Italy made him rethink his life, and made it easier for him to rediscover his past path in the art field. Guglielmo is now offering to the public his view of Lancaster’s monuments and landmarks. CityFolk Gallery 146 North Prince Street 5 – 9 pm A feature exhibit dedicated to those who, Draw. Our own, Robert A. Nelson has curated, from an “Open Call’ by the same name, an exhibit of the best drawings submitted. Within those being exhibited, there will be selections awarding excellence. Photography Exhibit: Americana: a group exhibit showing America through the lens of the Artists Community Room on King Masks Redux 106 West King Street 6 – 9 pm Join us at the Community Room on King on Friday August 3 for our August First Friday art show entitled Masks Redux. If you missed our July show, here is your chance to see this amazing show. Women who are a part of Milagro House are pleased to share their creative work from their exploration of the visual arts. Visual arts not only benefit the viewer, but can also be a mind-broadening exercise for the artist, increasing both self-awareness and connectivity to a larger world. This work represents Milagro House’s educational philosophy to explore the myriad paths to learning and growth. Milagro House provides education, housing and support services for women and their children who would otherwise be experiencing homelessness. Our vision is to prepare these women and children with the skills they need to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and to move to independence and self-sufficiency. So come out, engage with the work of the artists, grab some snacks, and learn more about the work of the Milagro House. David Lyall Home & Design 241 North Prince Street 5 – 8 pm Join us in the showroom for an artist reception with the artists from the Friendship Heart Gallery. Lancaster City Visitor Center Gallery City of Lancaster Portrait Project 38 Penn Square, 2nd Floor 5 – 8 pm Join us August First Friday at the Lancaster City Visitor Center to celebrate the opening of the “City of Lancaster Portrait Project”. Meet some of the faces behind the work that happens in our City! Featured are 15 City of Lancaster employee portraits, spanning across each department from Waste Water Collections to Special Events. Portraits by and specials thanks to PhotOle Photography! Lancaster Detective Agency 228 North Duke Street 6 – 8 pm Lancaster Detective Agency is collaborating with local photographer, Christine Peace, and local musician, Jeff Long for a fun art, music, wine and brownie filled night for Lancaster First Friday! Come to check out the private detective’s gadgets, Jeff’s Music, Christine’s photography or just to swing by for some wine and brownies. LSJ Studios FrameWorks 110 West King Street, Suite 101 5 – 9 pm We are so excited to welcome back for the second year in a row, NYC based artist, Stephen Cimini! FrameWorks is Cimini’s new series of paintings on canvas with the added dimension of a wood case frame. The frame and canvas together create the unique compositions. Along with his celebration of color, all of the geometric forms the artist has used over the past 20 years are evident in these new works. Two of the paintings entitled for the love of Diebenkorn, gives tribute to Richard Diebenkorn one of his early influences. Originally from the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Cimini first studied fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute and eventually moved back east to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He wrestled with various art forms from wood constructed sculpture to conceptual environments before landing on abstract painting something he loved from an early age. In 2017, he was nominated a Finalist in painting for The Global Art Awards, held at the Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa. Cimini’s work is featured in the 2016 published book Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, & Conversations by Jerry McLaughlin & Rebecca Crowell. Join us First Friday 8/3/18 for the opening! Primitive Threads 323 North Queen Street, Suite 102 6 – 9 pm Join us for a wine & cheese artist reception featuring the works of Danielle M. Gross and Dave Porter. Danielle M Gross explores the psychology of color with “The Sky Is The Limit”, and Dave Porter chimes in with his mixed media inter-planetary landscapes. Also, enjoy the extraordinary street magic of Jordan Rosenberg. Jordan is a natural talent and his slight of hand tricks will leave you in disbelief. The Ware Center Opening Reception 42 North Prince Street 6 – 8 pm Returning for the second year in a row, discover the work of Columbian-born visual artist Yesid Gomez. Opening reception on Friday, August 3, from 6 – 8 p.m. The following month Gomez will offer a unique presentation of movement, music and imagery combined with creating a work of art as the audience watches for We the People First Friday on September 7, at 7 p.m. in Steinman Hall.