February 2011 turns out to be a banner month for photographic art in Lancaster with three major venues devoting 100% of their space to photo exhibits. Here’s my list of Lancaster City venues showing some photographs this First Friday, February 4th:
Isadore Gallery, 228 N. Prince St.
Three Photographers: Pat Cooney showcases a collection of fruits and vegetables from his recent ebook “Natural Colors”, Charles Heisterkamp includes images from his travels, and Joe Hunt’s photographs feature his unique compositional and printing talents. Artist reception 5 to 9 pm.
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design*
204 N. Prince St.
Photography After Color: Highlights three artists, Roger Ballen, An-My Lê and Matthew Pillsbury, who expertly use the medium of black-and-white photography to explore poignant social issues.
Lancaster Museum of Art*
135 N. Lime St.
Hank O’Neal: Portraits, 1970-2010: Features 60 captivating photographed portraits of the 145 artist’s various friends and associates, many of whom are instantly recognizable to the general public, along with O’Neal’s commentary for each. 5-8pm.
Strawberry & Co., 11 W. King St.
Fanciful Fruit Art in the Heart of Winter: Paintings and photography by several local artists. 6-8pm.
Edwin P. Huddle Photography
122 E. Chestnut St.
Fine art photography, photo décor, and commissioned portraits.
Lancaster Literary Guild, 113 N. Lime St.
A Poet’s Life Shaped By Loss: Honoring the centennial of Elizabeth Bishop’s birth. Exhibit includes her letters, photographs and poetry.
Square One Coffee, 145 N. Duke St.
Photography Showcase: Travel, pet and nature photographs by Melody McFarland; plus winter-themed photographs by Heather Hough.
Framing Concept, 328 N. Queen St.
Featuring world travel photographer Peg Harper’s photos from Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, Kenya, China and many other foreign locations. Artist reception.
The Wiebners, Gallery & Studio
320 N. Queen St.
Photography by Joel and Rita Wiebner.
Southeast Lancaster Health Services
333 N. Arch St.
This silent art auction will showcase the work of the late Barry Penchansky, M.D., who was a world traveler, pilot, physician, and photographer. 5-8pm.