April 6, 2018 Christiane David Gallery 112 North Prince Street 10 am – 9 pm This First Friday, Christiane David Gallery will be celebrating music and its impact on our lives. With her passionate oil paintings that ring like a symphony on the canvas, this collection reflects the bond music creates within us that nothing can break. This event is inspired by the life of William Morales, a wonderful person and a wonderful musician. We welcome you to join us in honoring and celebrating his life, his spirit, and his love of music. David Lyall Home & Design 241 North Prince Street 5 – 8 pm Springtime oil paintings by Lancaster artist, Kim Myers Smith. The Framing Concept 328 North Queen Street 10 am – 9 pm (Reception 5 pm to 8 pm) – Show continues thru April 28th A beautiful collection of Framed Vintage Atelier Gianni Versace Silk Scarves! Lancaster Detective Agency 228 North Duke Street 6 – 8 pm Photography/Art Gallery Christine Peace and Sam R, live music featuring: The Mary Remarks, Oaks and Some Dude. Plus, WINE (and snacks) Ever wonder what a private investigator does? Feel free to ask Lancaster’s very own private detective, Sean, at this coming first Friday event! Lancaster Galleries 34 North Water Street 5 – 8 pm Current Exhibition is Abby Rudisill: Recent Works Liz Hess Gallery 140 North Prince Street 10 am – 9 pm Original and printed works of artist Liz Hess. Mulberry Art Studios 19-21 North Mulberry Street 5 am – 9 pm Shared Moments Greg Smolin, who is known to most as an emergency medicine/urgent care physician, will be exhibiting a collection of his photographic works at Mulberry Art Studios this April. Shared Moments opens on April 6 with a First Friday reception from 5pm until 9pm. Mulberry Art Studios holds gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm and is located in downtown Lancaster at 19-21 North Mulberry Street. The Parrot Gallery at Community Mennonite Church 328 West Orange Street 6 – 9 pm The Parrot Gallery is starting First Friday off by showcasing the work of Ellen Hollinger Kanagy. Her collection, “Paths of Creativity” includes collage, mixed media, acrylic paint pouring, and alcohol ink pieces. The Rabbit & Dragonfly 51 North Market Street 10 am – 9:30 pm Every First Friday The Rabbit & Dragonfly cafe, bookstore, and art center features a new local artist of the month, an indoor artisan market, and live music! This all takes place in the whimsically transformative climate of a fantasy themed cafe with nods to Middle-Earth and Narnia at every turn.Come and be inspired. You belong. Red Raven Art Company 138 North Prince Street 10 am – 9 pm Join us as we celebrate the new works of local artist, Jackie Madsen in a show called, “Critters”. In addition, we will be welcoming a new artist to our group, Terry Wise. Her contemporary take on the dinner table will amaze you. Stop in to meet both artists from 5 – 8 pm on First Friday, April 6th. 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 Shoppe at AK Interiors 246 West Orange Street 6- 9 pm Our featured artist of March is Judy Lobos. Judy blends eastern and western painting traditions using watercolor and ink. The goal in Japanese brush painting is to capture the essence or spirit of a subject in the fewest possible strokes without concern for its outward appearance. Judy’s paintings explore the mystery of capturing a fleeting moment in time – a bird alighting on a branch, a breeze moving though the grass. Judy Beck Lobos is a graduate of Millersville University with a degree in Art. She has studied at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and The Penland School of Art and Craft in North Carolina and has won awards in both local and national art exhibits. Stop by the Shoppe Friday, March 2nd from 6-9pm to see Judy’s work! The Trust Performing Arts Center 37 North Market Street 6- 9 pm Come see The Row House Forum: You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit at The Wheatland Presbyterian Church for First Friday, starting at 7:30 pm. Author Dr.Smith will be discussing his critically acclaimed and popular book, “You Are What You Love” as he argues that we are more than “brains on sticks.” His talk will demonstrate the implications of seeing ourselves as creatures of habit, pursuing what we love through a myriad of choices. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and the the author for the Cultural Liturgies trilogy and How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. He also serves as Editor of Comment, a journal on public theology. The Ware Center 42 North Prince Street 7 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. Barrio Alegria presents: El Circo del Barrio! This program will showcase dance choreographies, poetry, and magic numbers that reflect the intra-neighbor interactions in the city of Reading. Barrio Alegria is a community transformation organization located in Reading, Pennsylvania that utilizes the arts as a platform for community engagement and for the development of social and multicultural awareness. His projects deal with social justice issues utilizing art as a vehicle to instigate personal transformation and community building. Barrio is intentional about making its programs free so their message is accessible to the community at large.