First Friday Photography Venues for 2013-02-01

Here’s a list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs this First Friday, February 1st:

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design*
204 N. Prince St.
First Friday Hours: 5 – 9 pm
Convergence and Collaboration panel discussion at 4 pm
Photo/Synthesis: This exhibit features 7 artists whose work is informed by photography. Works on display include site-specific installation, photo-realistic drawings, hologram performance sculpture, computer generated images and large scale photographs. Artists will be present. At the Convergence and Collaboration panel discussion several of the artists exhibiting in Photo/Synthesis will talk about their individual studio practices, specifically noting the role photography plays in their work, and their shared experience at Vox Populi, a Philadelphia based artist collective and how this type of collaboration can be a crucial source of support for artists. Exhibit runs January 18 through March 1.

The Demuth Museum
120 E. King St.
First Friday Hours: 5 – 8 pm
Landscapes: Lancaster and Beyond: The Demuth Museum’s annual invitational features the work of over fifty local artists who have created new works based on this year’s theme of landscape. Artists will be present. Exhibit runs February 1 through February 24.

Mulberry Art Studios*
19-21 N. Mulberry St.
First Friday Hours: 5 –  8 pm
Exhibit of over 30 painters, sculptors, photographers and more. Exhibit runs through February 28.

Annex 24 Gallery
24 W. Walnut St.
First Friday Hours: 5 – 9 pm
Retrospective: A Silent Auction: For FOUR hours only original artwork by Loryn Spangler-Jones and Kenny Kidd will be available by auction. Bids starting as low as $5 beginning at 5pm and ending promptly at 9pm, after which all unsold artwork will return to original prices. Exhibit runs through February 24. Event is suitable for children.

The Phillips Museum of Art*
700 College Ave.
First Friday Hours: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Gallery talk at 4:45 pm
2013 Alumni Art Exhibition Reception and Gallery Talk: An exhibition of work by alumni artists of Franklin & Marshall College will welcome the public to a reception in honor of the 27 participating artists, as well as the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History. Many of the artists will be present. Exhibit runs January 17 through February 24.
Also an exhibit on Nineteenth Century Photography running from February 1 through April 1 in the Nissley Gallery.

*Wheelchair Accessible

–Pat Cooney

An Invitation to SoFoBoMo 2013

Working on a photo project is a good way to take your photography to the next level. A natural endpoint for any such project is a sequence of thematically and stylistically related photos, often in the form of a photo book. As in many endeavors, the best way to master these skills is to practice them.

The Solo Photo Book Month, commonly known as SoFoBoMo, is an experience designed to allow you to hone the skills you’ll need to plan, execute, and publish photo projects. Inspired by the principle that “what we need to learn to do, we learn by doing,” Paul Butzi launched the Solo Photo Book Month in 2008. After four successful years in which hundreds of participants, world-wide, produced over 900 PDF ebooks, Paul decided that he could no longer maintain the original SoFoBoMo web site and shut it down in late 2011.

In the Fall of 2012, a small group of Lancaster photographers (the LIPG) who enjoyed past SoFoBoMo books decided to try a local SoFoBoMo project. Five photographers participated in this trial run. You can download any or all of their five SoFoBoMo ebooks here.

For 2013 we’ve decided to expand our local SoFoBoMo by inviting all interested photographers who live in South Central Pennsylvania to participate. To learn more about how to participate, please visit our SoFoBoMo 2013 web page.

–Pat Cooney