First Friday June 7th, 2019 Community Room on King 106 West King Street6 pm – 9 pm Join us on Friday June 7 from 6-9 PM for our June First Friday Art Show entitled Homeland featuring the photography of Joshua Florian Beltrè. Welcome To The Streets Of Santo Domingo. Bio: Blessings Everyone, My name is Joshua Florian Beltrè. Creator, Photographer and Musician. I am here today in this present moment in life to introduce you all to the one place on this earth that I am proud to call my “HOMELAND.” My ancestors come from a beautiful, distinctive land called Dominican Republic, once known as the Hispaniola (The Spanish Island). Today, Dominican Republic is one of the most visited places in the world and remains to be top 5 best memories in peoples bucket list. From beautiful beaches all across the island to major attractions in one of the islands main location Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic holds a very special place in peoples hearts. Santo Domingo is the islands capital is where my family resides and where I once lived when I was younger, and to me is the one place that most people don’t visit as often. With that being said I decided to bring life to it by inviting you all to my “HOMELAND” by showcasing photos that I took back in October 2017 of the streets of Santo Domingo. Where you’ll get to see the beauty of the people and their every day struggle. In this I hope to bring life to you all and inspire those who are in need of a new journey in life. Join us for Homeland. A chance to engage with the photographs, the artist, as well as experience the culture of the DR (in a small way) through food and music. David Lyall Home & Design 241 North Prince Street5 pm – 8 pm Current works by Lancaster artists Julie Wojs, Tom Santosusso, and Sarah Rowles. Multi media images of 10 different female models, depicting the beauty of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages of women. First Reformed Church 411 West King Street8 pm – 8:30 pm On First Friday, June 7, “Organic Reflections”, a free 30 minute concert will feature Larry Hershey playing the vintage 1958 analog Allen organ at First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street in downtown Lancaster. The concert begins at 8 PM. This month organist Larry Hershey has entitled the program, “Summer Royale”. Invite someone to join you to hear 30 minutes of classical organ music that will refresh your soul and inspire your spirit. The First Friday “Organic Reflections” series is a gift to the Lancaster community from First Reformed Church, a center city congregation of the United Church of Christ. Only 30 minutes in length, the free concerts begin at 8 PM each First Friday for the convenience of those who wish to spend the early evening visiting downtown galleries before the concert. Doors open at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to experience the beauty of the majestic music played on the mighty 1958 vintage analog Allen organ. Mulberry Art Studios 21 North Mulberry Street5 pm – 9 pm Jay Gerber will be bringing his latest collection of work, entitled The Ethereal Meeting of Us, to Mulberry Art Studios during the month of June. The public is invited to meet the artist at a First Friday Opening Reception on June 7th from 5pm until 9pm. Mulberry Art Studios is located in beautiful downtown Lancaster at 19-21 North Mulberry Street, and holds regular gallery hours from noon until 6pm on weekdays. Jay Gerber has been painting since the late 70s/early 80s. Originally a self taught artist, he received some formal training at the Pennsylvania School of Arts, before returning to self discovery. He began with oils, but has since switched almost entirely to acrylic on canvas or board. The title, The Ethereal Meeting of Us, came from one of the exhibit’s central pieces- an abstract piece that has an aura of spiritual connection to it. The approximately 40 paintings included in the exhibit cover a variety of subject matter, all tied together with the fluid expression of formal abstract. For more information, and to preview the art, please visit www.mulberryartstudios.com. The Shoppe at AK Interiors 246 W Orange St6 pm – 9 pm We are excited to feature local artist Katie Joy Nellis for the month of June, starting with an artist reception on First Friday, June 7th from 6-9PM. Her happy place is oil paint on wood, although she ventures out into watercolor or acrylic paint on paper, panel, and canvas. In her own words, “Paint helps me engage with the world, and respond to the beauty and suffering around me. Through the intimate attention portraiture requires, I discover more of the mystery of being human” Enjoy a front porch concert (weather permitting) with local musician Ryan Moran who skillfully covers a variety of genres while adding his own unique style and energy to music from the 60s through today. Sips & Bites Free Parking in Lot Station One Center For The Arts 411 West King Street5 pm – 12 am Celebrate Pride Month with an LGBT art show with a special focus on trans* artists! The art show will run from May 31-June 7 at Mio Studio on Lancaster’s Gallery Row and culminate with a closing party on June 7th! Folks 18+ can join us after 10 pm for a burlesque cabaret show; please bring $5 for the doors.