May 4, 2018 My Aunt Debbie 336 North Queen Street 11 am – 8 pm Theresa Grosh, local maker and owner of Naptime Inspirations, will be debuting her new collection of purses, wallets and accessories sewn from authentic African Chitenge Fabric. In using these fabrics she hopes to highlight the strength, beauty, and resourcefulness of the Zambian women. Stop by from 6-8pm to meet Theresa and browse the collection! Celebration for Life, Inc. The Courtyard at Stevens House, 10 South Prince Street 5 – 8 pm Local artists are collaborating to raise money for Camp Can Do Forever – a summer camp for kids with cancer. Sixteen artists are creating original works of art based on campers’ drawings. A special preview of the artwork will be open to the public during First Friday, May 4, 2018. The sixteen original works will then be auctioned at a live auction and cocktail party on Saturday, May 5th. The sixteen fine artists contributing original work are: Daniel Burns Alicia Byler Stacy Caldwell Nancy Cridland Baum Dorothy Frey Claire Giblin Elaine Hartman Jerome Hershey Kim Klabe Heidi Leitzke George Mummert Kay Reist Fred Rodger Mimi Shapiro Suk Shuglie Linda Stetina. Christiane David Gallery 112 North Prince Street 10 am – 9 pm Spring is here! And with the coming of warm weather, we have the coming of young farm animals. The farms are bustling with new life! Come join us at Christiane David Gallery as we celebrate farm life, from the cows grazing in the fields to the chickens in their coop. There will be rabbits, baby chicks, and so many more animals painted with love by Christiane. We hope to see you there! The egg hunt we hosted on Christiane’s website was so popular, we decided to have our 2nd annual Egg Hunt! Starting March 22nd, go to christianedavid.com and search through to find the 7 hidden eggs in 7 different paintings. keep a sharp eye out–at least one of the eggs is a tricky one! Everyone who participates will receive a prize, and one person who finds all the eggs will be chosen to receive the Grand Prize. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with all the eggs you find. Full rules and details will be posted on Facebook on the 22nd. Happy hunting! CityFolk Gallery 146 North Prince Street 5 – 9 pm Sheila O’Keefe Braun, Places: Hard and Pleasant and Encounters: Visiting and Encountering the Invisible – Through layers of movement (often opposing), texture and thought altering color, defined places/times in history with a glimpse of their effect now and continuous. This may be seen in works shown such as National Revival, Israel’s Glory, Release of Sudanese Nationals, Vietnam and others. The sister exhibit. With the same style of movement, texture, and color now combined with ones lingering visitation. Is designed to provoke an encounter where the observer might brush into a revealing marker toward recognition of one’s own place/time in history. Provoking a stirring calling for repose or for such a time as this a propelling forward. Sheila will also be at CityFolk on Saturday, April 14 from 1-3 pm. From 1-2 she will be painting and from 2-3 she will be doing an interactive session for those who wish to participate. Also, monthly group photography exhibit, “Water,” Heldover: Alan Fetterman’s, “Joyous.” City Hall Art Gallery Exhibition 120 North Duke Street 5 – 8 pm An exhibition of photography by artist, Matthew Tennison. Matthew Tennison is originally a Los Angeles-based photographer, specializing in location and portrait photography, lifestyle and architecture for corporate, advertising and design clients. He started his career in photojournalism, working for both newspapers and lifestyle publications in the Los Angeles area and also has an extensive career as an award-winning wedding photographer spanning over two decades. Matthew now resides in Lititz, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons. Community Room on King 106 West King Street 6 – 9 pm Join us from 6-9 PM on April 6 for our First Friday Art Show entitled Landscapes by Memory featuring artist Tom. Tom paints landscapes purely from memory. The night includes engaging with the art, with the artists as well as snacks and drinks. So stop by the Community Room on King on April 6 for this great show of landscapes. David Lyall Home & Design 241 North Prince Street 5 – 8 pm Highly textured mixed media original artwork, by Lancaster County artist, James Hecker .An artist reception will be held in the showroom from 6-7:30 pm. 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 Gianni Versace Silk Scarves, available for purchase! Only 10 left! The Gallery at Savannah House 222 West Chestnut Street 5 – 9 pm Join us for an evening filled with the spirit of Spring through a recently revealed art collection of large scale paintings by resident artist Shannon Plourde. This new-to-Lancaster painter will inspire you with her fluid marks, gestural lines, and beauty-filled compositions that have been featured in many national / international publications and collected around the world. Housed in one of Lancaster’s oldest bakery spots which has found a new purpose through the vision of the Savannah House owner, Mary Jo Huyard, who will also be there as host of this stunning collection. You won’t want to miss this show, a chance to meet the artist, and the enjoy the entire Savannah House experience. Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc. 217 West Walnut Street 5 – 8 pm Limited edition 4×4 prints on metal From the sui generis mind of John Esbenshade. 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 – 9 pm Exhibit At Mulberry Art Studios Kevin Bedgood: Flow Kevin Bedgood will be returning to Mulberry Art Studios this May with a new collection of his wooden art. Flow will open on May 4 with a First Friday Opening Reception from 5pm until 9pm, and will remain on exhibit throughout the month of May. Mulberry Art Studios holds regular gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm, with evenings and weekends available by appointment. 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. Pennsylvania College of Art & Design 204 North Prince Street 5:30 – 8:30 pm At the first ever PCA&D Art Market during the April 6th First Friday, PCA&D’s illustration, fine art, design, and photography majors have gathered some of their favorite work to sell. The Art Market will be held on the April 6th First Friday, 5:30-8:30 pm in the PCA&D Atrium, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster and will feature all original and handmade items by student artists. Be sure to also check out the main gallery featuring Gale Jamieson; a mixed media artist who works with the concept that “an idea seeks it’s own form. Pennsylvania College of Art & Design at Lancaster Art Studios, 411 West King Street 5 – 8 pm Pennsylvania College of Art & Design juniors from the fine art and photography departments present Not a Fish, an exhibition of recent works on display at Lancaster Art Studios, 411 W. King Street, Lancaster. A reception will be held Friday, April 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public. In preparation for the exhibition, student-artists developed individual projects based on their studies of contemporary artistic practices, with an emphasis on experimentation with new media, materials and processes. Participating artists are Kay Baier, Justin Carney, Jose Collantes, Lexie Downs, Brigitte Errickson, Dylan High, Ally Martin, Shealyn Oto, Sara Otto, Larissa Ramey, Michaela Robertson, Amanda Scudner, Connor Stillman, Melanie Vera, and Shyanne Wilson. The Rabbit & Dragonfly 51 North Market Street 10 am – 9 pm Come see the delightfully whimsical artwork of Rowan Fletcher our April Artist Of the Month. At 7 pm You’ll be treated to a pay what you will concert with the moving singing of Franklin and Marshall College based a capella group “The Poor Richards”. In our Courtyard Room will be our Pop-up Artisan & Vendor Indoor Market from 5 pm-9 pm. Red Raven Art Company 138 North Prince Street 10 am – 9 pm Join our artists at First Friday’s Artist Reception, from 5 – 8 pm. Jackie Madsen is featuring her latest whimsical “Critter” paintings. Terry Wise is new to Red Raven and her show features contemporary tabletop paintings called, “Welcome”. 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. Salon Enso 323 North Queen Street 5 – 9 pm Salon Enso is teaming up with the shops of the Keppel Building for this exciting open house and fashion show to raise funds for Clean Ocean Action in honor of Earth Month. The open house will be 5-7 with the fashion show starting at 7:30pm. Spring/Summer Fashion provided by: Sophie Stargazer, Talltale Dress, Nicole Taylor and Primitive Threads. Hair and Makeup: Salon Enso Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom 36 West King Street 5 – 9 pm Please join us for an Artist Reception featuring local artist Linda Stabinski 7-9pm. Complimentary wine and Seasons appetizers from 5-9pm. The Shoppe at AK Interiors 246 West Orange Street 6- 9 pm Our featured artist of April is Judy Lobos. Judy blends eastern and western painting traditions using watercolor and ink. She was captivated by Japanese brush painting and calligraphy about 12 years ago when a friend, who received a Japanese ink painting kit, invited Judy to spend the morning painting. 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. Each brush stroke matters, is irrevocable and spontaneous. 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, April 6th 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. This presentation will explore the amazing world of our nation’s freshwater rivers and streams from beneath the surface, giving audiences the opportunity to witness incredible ecological feats such as thousand-mile fish migrations, predator-prey interactions, or the vibrant colors of mating displays, and granting us new perspectives and reasons to care about the importance of clean water. This talk will be presented at 6:30 PM or at 7:30 PM, no tickets required. Seating limited, first come, first serve.