First Friday Photography Venues for 2014-11-07

Here’s the (very impressive!) list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs (or photo-inspired art) this First Friday, November 7th:

Isadore Gallery
228 North Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Isadore Gallery is pleased to present Hand + Eye, a collaborative exhibition featuring non-traditional photographic works by Millersville University students and alumni as well as work featured by local artists, Barbara Dombach and K.K. DePaul.

Demuth Museum
120 East King Street
5 – 8 PM
Preview over 60 original artworks by renowned local and national artists included in the Demuth Museum’s 16th Auction for Artists and Collectors, to be held on Thursday, November 13th. The Demuth Museum’s current exhibition, “Weeks, Woodin and Welch: A Romantic View of Pennsylvania” will be open as well. This exhibit features the work of three Pennsylvania photographers: Eric Weeks, John Woodin and Christine Welch. Each is a formalist whose work repurposes 19th Century Romanticism’s interest in myth, decay and the sublime as a means of commenting on contemporary cultural issues.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
204 North Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
The Mosaic Project exhibition features richly layered portrait drawings by Toyin Odutola and emotive photographs from Lydia Panas’ Mark of Abel series. Through their work, both artists explore themes of personal and cultural identity. Artist Talk by Lydia Panas at 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium at PCA&D All events are FREE and open to the public.

Coe Camera
220 N Prince St
6 – 9 PM
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Millersville University, & Franklin & Marshall Student Show.

Mulberry Art Studios
19-21 North Mulberry Street
5 – 9 PM
Twenty-seven years after founding and establishing Mulberry Art Studios, April M. Koppenhaver will be sharing her multi-faceted artwork in her very first solo exhibition. Eclectic Like Me will consist of photography, words and phrases, and pre-formed Styrofoam assembled as sculpture, and will be on exhibit at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of November.

The Framing Concept
328 North Queen Street
5 – 9 PM
Original Photography by Melanie Hummer.

Lancaster Public Library
125 North Duke Street
5:30 – 8 PM
From fashion design to Chinese brush painting, from print-making to water colors, from photography to digital design to pottery, from jazz and classical music to dance and improvisational theatre. All that and more can be seen, heard, and experienced as Lancaster Country Day School proudly showcases the work of their K-12 students during a First Friday evening at the Lancaster Public Library.

Steeple View Lofts
118 North Water Street
5 – 9 PM
Steeple View Lofts is pleased to feature local artist Chris Corrao during November’s First Friday Event! Emerging artist Chris Corrao earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He has developed a multifaceted body work utilizing a number of varied mediums. He prefers to work in an ever-changing manner; never hanging on to one medium or series of works for too long. He is currently creating abstract photograms (a non-traditional photography process), relief prints and paintings. By day, Chris works as an in-house graphic designer, producing regional and national ads, brochures, mail pieces and much more. He is also a member of AIGA — the national association for professional graphic designers. He hopes to one day continue his arts education and earn a Master of Fine Arts degree. For more information, please visit

Annex 24 Gallery
24 West Walnut Street
5 – 9 PM
Annex 24 Gallery hosts its 7th Annual Winter Exposition of over 24 emerging and professional artists juried for the months of November through December. This year’s robust exhibit will boast powerful media from hand-crafted gift items to head-high sculpture to traditional wall hanging artwork including photography, paintings, wood turning, metal illusions, periodical illustrations, books, textiles, ornaments, jewelry, card sets; +plus+plus : ) Gift fitting is made simple by offering a wide variety of creative works at all price points in a convenient Downtown location. How’s this for a cheerful holiday pass-it-forward – we’ll chip in for parking reimbursement up to $2.00 for patrons spending $50 or more. Support your locals artists, See you Downtown!

–Pat Cooney