June 1, 2018 Artist Studio and Gallery at Annex 24 24A West Walnut Street 5 – 9 pm Annex welcomes popular West Chester artist Kyle Whary to headline our June exhibition. Fresh off multiple successful exhibitions and a long term residency, Kyle has set his sights on the bustling Lancaster art scene. Proficient in realism, abstract, and pop art, Kyle is known to his collectors for his, “Wine and Spirits,” work. Join us during the month of June to acquaint yourself with our newest featured artist. Also featured: nature photographer Andy Montgomery brings his abstract macrophotography to Annex in his first gallery showing, Philadelphia mixed media artist Diana Balderson, a curated showing of ceramics and woodworking by York artist Jason Orr and Lancaster artist Robert Seuffert. CityFolk Gallery 146 North Prince Street 5 – 9 pm Feature Artist, Michael Bartmann returns with his third annual tribute to Lancaster with, “Urban Structures: Lancaster”. Urban architecture; past lives, abandonment, in transition, in the present. The focus is creating smaller vertical formatted and less complicated paintings then in past years. City Hall Art Gallery Exhibition 120 North Duke Street 5 – 8 pm There’s an undeniable magic in folklore. A folk tale can be as old as time yet somehow it never feels outdated. We can easily apply the morals and lessons to our modern day lives. Whether we grew up in sleepy small towns or sprawling metropolitan cities, lore has the immense power to bring people together, to inspire, and to give meaning to life’s big questions. The veritable zeitgeist of society is in part fueled by the folk tales that have endured through generations either orally, though written texts, or in visual art. In these tales, today’s pop culture finds an endless tome of material with which to flourish with archetypal characters and fascinating storylines from every inch of the globe. Our city of Lancaster is known for its cultural diversity as well as its artists. Why not bring these two aspects together in an exhibit to show not only artistic prowess, but also to illustrate the makers’ respective ancestral pasts? In “Mythos: Family Folklore of Lancaster Artists,” we honor creatives of the Lancaster area and the cultures that helped shaped them. Exhibiting artists: Emily Adleblute, Salina Almanzar, Jonathan Almanza, Thabani Ndlovu, Alexandria Bonner. Community Room on King 106 West King Street 6 – 9 pm Join us on Friday June 1 from 6-9 PM for our June First Friday Art Show entitled Simple Things featuring the art of Sue Charles. Sue says this about her work, “My paintings are most inspired by the things that are dearest to me…my family, my friends, my everyday life, and the beauty and awesomeness of nature that we have all around us, but are often too busy to notice and appreciate. The beauty of a flower just beginning to open, the way the light falls on a person’s face, or the colors of the sky…even wash on a clothesline…there is beauty in all of that, if only we stop to notice. Take a moment form your busyness, rest for just a minute, pause to see the simple gifts we are given to enjoy!” So come and take a moment to enjoy the simple things. Demuth Museum 120 East King Street 5 – 8 pm The Demuth Museum is pleased to announce its exhibition, Charles Demuth: Definitively Modern. The exhibition and accompanying catalog focus on the Demuth Museum’s collection of original art by Charles Demuth. The collection is now the largest in the world with 52 works of art as well as it is the largest repository of original archival material on the artist. The exhibit will feature highlights from the collection, where his primary subject matter was the city of Lancaster and his mother’s garden. Demuth played a vital role in the American modernist art scene both abroad and at home while surrounded by the who’s who of the expatriate art scene and close friends including, Leo and Gertrude Stein, Marsden Hartley, Eugene O’Neill, and Marcel Duchamp. Demuth soaked up the experience and dynamism that was life as an artist in the early 20th century and brought it home to his studio on East King Street in Lancaster. Lancaster Detective Agency 228 North Duke Street 6 – 8 pm Live Music! Wine and brownies. Benjamin Oaks Art as well! Come join us, swing by or hang out for awhile. L’ATELIER DES ARTISTES 1045 North Plum Street Lancaster PA 6 – 9 pm Yesid Gomez (Azzurro Studio) & Wilfer Buitrago (Bugo Studio) will open the doors to there new collaboration and adventure into the Art Studio L’ATELIER DES ARTISTES, a 2000 square foot facility located at 1045 North Plum Street Lancaster PA (Safe Businesses Center Suite A) across from American Bar and Grill (ABG) Live performance, music, wine, and light refreshments will be provided Yesid Gomez and Wilfer Buitrago are native Colombians (South America). In their youth they discovered their passion for art and studied in prestigious schools. They moved to New York almost 30 years ago where they began their artistic adventures working with internationally renowned artists, learning from the most important mentors who perfected the techniques of visual art. Presently they reside in Lancaster PA bringing stunning art projects to the community. The North Museum of Nature and Science 400 College Avenue 5 – 8 pm A reception for featured artists in the STEAM Art Gallery on the second floor of the museum. Light refreshments will be available. Get a chance to speak with the featured artists as they will be in attendance. Price lists will be available. The entire Museum will be open, including the Planetarium. Open house demos will be occurring in the Planetarium and an educator or volunteer in the live animal room. $5 after 5 pm is the cost for admission. Before 5pm, the art gallery is included in general admission. Featured Artists: Matthew Dougherty, Cloud Spaces PA College of Art and Design Design’s Illustration Class, Interpret Habitat Alison Singer, Digital Paintings about Climate Change. Saint James Episcopal Church 119 North Duke Street 9 – 9:30 pm Every First Friday ancient prayers and early music are chanted and sung by candlelight by a small ensemble in the glorious acoustic of this historic church. The short meditative service is the perfect way to take a pause or end your evening. The Shoppe at AK Interiors 246 West Orange Street 6 – 9 pm Join us for our June artist reception with Christina Oddo. Christina strives to capture those fleeting moments when color and light evoke much emotion. She creates a luminous quality within her pastels to express the romanticism of a landscape. Her style of expressive realism entices the eye and with a closer look, one will discover the many pastel marks that establish the foundation of each painting. There will be LIVE music performed by Lancaster-based singer-songwriter MiloSolo leads the accordion-powered romp-rock band Featherburn with music of rhapsody and lamentation. Be sure to drop in for some strawberry themed sips & nibbles! The Ware Center 42 North Prince Street 6 – 8 pm WE THE PEOPLE is the Ware Center’s First Friday program in which local artists representing the great mosaic of our community offer presentations of their work in performance genres as diverse as our nation. Driven Family presents The Rise Festival, a community building event inspired by the art of Hip Hop. Featured artists include Da Wolf, Evita Colon, Parade and Milan Credle. The performance begins at 6 P.M. Zoetropolis 112 North Water Street 5 – 8 pm First Friday Fright Night – The Church: A wild cross section of people (librarians and fashion models and teenage Asia Argento) get locked in a giant, intricate cathedral that was built on the site of a medieval Satanic Panic massacre; turns out the church was meant to imprison a demonic plague, but when has that ever worked for longer than a few centuries? Produced by Dario Argento & directed by Michele Soavi, so it’s creepy, surreal and beautiful all at the same time AND the soundtrack by Goblin and prog-noodler Keith Emerson is going to sound really, really good at the new Zoetropolis’ sweet sound-system.