July 7, 2017

Annex 24
24 West Walnut Street
6 – 9 PM
As part of our community art mission, local artists will be creating a community coloring party in our event space from 6-8 pm. This creative thinking event is FREE and great for family hang out time. Stay for our art discussion “A Printmaker’s Evolution” by print maker Carmen M. from 7-7:30 PM. During this 30 min talk, we will look at printmaking’s creation, evolution, and it’s current standing in the world of art and POP CULTURE.Contemporary illustration uses a range of styles and techniques, from traditional drawing to the recent 3D modelling concept. Illustration has been used in the sciences for hundreds of years to document the visual findings of doctors and scientists, making modern medicine the pillar of advancement that it has become. More recently, illustration has re-emerged as a rivaling art by way of the graphic novel, comic books, and tattoo art culture – this ain’t the illustration of yesteryear. We welcome artist Meghan Blade to our solo exhibition room for July. Meghan is an illustration and animation artist; a creator of new worlds in new realms. Meghan will take you into her imagination through each piece beginning with her masterpiece “Interior of a Girl in Love”. View this piece on traditional canvas or by way of animation, either way, it’s super cool.

Community Room on King 
106 West King Street
6 – 9 PM
Join us on Friday July 7 for our July First Friday art show entiteld Mepral: Loss & Rebirth featuring the art of Matthew Samuel. Mathew Samuel was born in Kerala, India in 1976. His family moved to Miami when he was 7 years old. It was through the arts programs during his schooling that he found passion and a sense of comfort creating his work. The main inspiration for his artwork has been his Indian heritage and culture. The concept of existing customs and expectations combined with his mental contradictions of acceptance embody the scope of his work. The contrast between Indian and American cultures creates an interesting subject and vantage point in which to produce his mixed media pieces. The most recent body of work focuses on developing various paintings, silkscreen prints, and installations, depicting and idealizing the concept of self. Mathew Samuel is a successful fine artist and designer. He currently runs a design company called San 7 Studios, which focuses on graphic design, web design, video, and multimedia projects. The company has produced numerous projects for clients such as Heineken, AT&T, and Lockheed Martin. He also works full time as an assistant professor at Lebanon Valley College in the department of Digital Communications. Join us for a great evening of great art, food and more.

LSJ Studios
110 W King St Suite 101
5 PM
Original works by Loryn Spangler-Jones will be on display. If you haven’t checked out our new location at 110 W King St (Suite 101), please stop in! We will be open 5p-9p!

9 West Grant Street
7 PM
Evening of Kirtan Ecstatic Chant: Join us for this special evening of Kirtan ecstatic chant. John will play harmonium and guitar, and lead us in this kirtan. Bring your voice. Bring your open heart and hungry soul. Bring water to drink and a cushion if you wish to sit on the floor. Pay as you with donation ($5 to $20 suggested).

St. John’s Episcopal Church
321 West Chestnut Street
7 – 10 PM
Join the J2A for our annual Berry Festival on First Friday in July (July 7) at 321 W. Chestnut Street. Bring your friends and family as our J2A youth present an evening of live music featuring local band Blue Sky Falls. Feast on loads of blueberry, strawberry, and other local produce and berry-themed desserts. Cost: Free will offering. All proceeds benefit the 2018 youth pilgrimage to Costa Rica.

Tellus 360
24 East King Street
6-10 PM
Lancaster Art Studios presents the Paintings of Antonio Santos Opening reception July 7th 6-10pm. Tellus 360 will have their full bar and kitchen menu available for guests. On display, will be 10 large works by the Portuguese painter. This series will hang in the Temple room in the back of Tellus 360 for the month of June and into July. The function of this display is to transport the life of the Portuguese village, closing it like here in the identical moments, showing where possible the identity of the different moments of the history of my country and people. It is the interest of the artist to show the frail and often forgotten people, the main hero of a disturbing real dream, through mutilated bodies, the absence of identity and fragments of everyday life.  I stress the problem of immigration as a constant in society.