First Friday February 1st, 2019 City Hall Gallery For the Culture: A Celebration of Black History Month120 North Duke Street5 – 8 pm Join the African American Historical Society and Lancaster Public Art in celebrating Black History Month in the City of Lancaster! “For the Culture,” an exhibit that centers on the work and artistic depiction of Black women, will be on display at the City Hall Gallery throughout February. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 1st from 5 – 8 pm, while a special program will be held from 6 – 7 pm. The program will feature a reading of the annual City Council resolution passed to honor Black History Month, performances by Evita Colon and Gracie Berry, and light food by HUBUB World Market. Community Room on King 106 West King Street6 – 9 pm Join us for our February art show entitled Wholehearted featuring the work of artist Vania Hardy. “Wholehearted” is an artistic journey of vulnerability, healing and redemption. In October of 2018, I took a trip to London and Paris, and the phrase I kept thinking about was “dialogue with history.” I learned about the histories of those cities and observed how they’ve shaped what they are now, for better or worse. My birthday was over this trip, so I thought a lot about my own history, and how far I’ve come just in the last few years. I’ve grown deeply from seasons of pain, anxiety and insecurity, into confidence, healing and wholeness. This show contains expressive, mostly abstract paintings about the places, people, truths, concepts, moments, and even other art forms that have helped me heal. As a nod to kintsugi as a healing metaphor, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, all of the work incorporates streaks of metallic gold paint. First Reformed Church 40 East Orange Street8 – 8:30 pm Be sure to include “Organic Reflections” on your First Friday itinerary and enjoy 30 minutes of majestic organ music played on the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen Organ in historic 1854 First Reformed Church on Friday, February 1 from 8:00 to 8:30 PM. Celebrated Organist Larry Hershey will play a 30 minute concert of classics that will refresh your soul and inspire your spirit on the same organ that debuted at First Reformed in 1959 by the late virtuoso recitalist, Virgil Fox. View the inspiring permanent ecclesiastical art collection, including 16 stained glass windows, the painted sanctuary dome, and the carved chancel furniture. Relax, refresh, and be inspired. Pennsylvania College of Art & Design 204 North Prince Street5 – 8 pm In “After Silence,” now on view at PCA&D, Pacifico Silano layers meaning as profoundly as he layers photographs, the majority of which are sourced from magazines belonging to former Whitney Museum curator, Richard Marshall. Silano challenges us all to consider private versus public, remembered versus forgotten, censored versus revealed. Pacifico Silano will be in the gallery from 6:00-7:00pm for the February First Friday.