January 5, 2018 CityFolk Gallery 146 North Prince Street 5 – 9 pm January has us getting our ‘House in Order’ whether it be literally or metaphorically. In the spotlight, “Dwell”, you will find Selected Works by Member Artists, Sheila O’Keefe Braun, and Michael Bartmann. City Hall Gallery 120 North Duke Street 5 – 8:30 pm Community Room on King 106 West King Street 5 – 8 pm Four Pillars: Featureing the art of the 4 artists in residence in the Four Pillars artist residence program: Fred Draper, Sarah D’Ambrosio, Grace Colletta, and Kathleen Carey Hall. Join us for a great night of art, connecting with the artists, food and drinks and more. The Framing Concept 328 North Queen Street 5 – 9 PM Friendship Heart Gallery 118 North Water Street 5 – 8:30 pm Silver & Gold: Abstract Winter Landscapes Lancaster Dental Arts, P.C. 60 West Walnut Street 6 – 9 pm Every First Friday of the month we open our doors to you and the community to see the beautiful artwork we have hung in our office by local artists. There will be great music and delicious food as well. Lancaster Detective Agency & Christine Peace Photography 228 North Duke Street 5:30 – 7:30 pm Come join us for the FIRST first Friday of 2018! Lancaster Galleries 34 North Water Street 5 – 9 pm Liz Hess Gallery 140 North Prince Street 5 – 9 pm Original and printed works of artist Liz Hess. The Parrot Gallery at Community Mennonite Church 328 West Orange Street 5 – 8 pm The Parrot Gallery kicks off the New Year with a First Friday oil painting exhibit by Michael Clapper, art history professor at Franklin and Marshall. The January 5, 2018 opening reception features Clapper’s intricate still-life technique. Red Raven Art Company 138 North Prince Street 5 – 8:30 pm Taking Flight: group exhibit. Saint James Episcopal Church Corner of Duke and Orange Streets 9 – 9:30 pm Compline: “Nightcap for the Soul” on First Friday. Held on First Friday of the month, a city-wide celebration of the arts, this short meditative service is the perfect way to end this Friday night. The Ware Center 42 North Prince Street 7 pm E 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. The Gospel Sounds of Lancaster is a showcase of local and area gospel groups. The purpose is to share our joy through music, dance, and spoken word. We will dance hard enough for you to feel it, sing sweet enough for you to see it, and shout loud enough for you to hear it. We’re here to touch you. Performers include The Brightside Baptist Church Choir, The Kingdom Dancers, Brightside Male Chorus, In the Light Ministries, Ray’s Temple Church, The Back Bench Boys and spoken word artists. Special guests include Stephanie Thomas whose gospel is emphatic and Amy Schaffer from the Soul House Quartet, who has served in church and prison ministries and has a passion for bringing people together through music. Performance begins at 7 pm.