First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-05-01

Here’s the list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs (or photo-inspired art) this First Friday, May 1st:

Coe Camera Gallery
220 North Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Recognized worldwide as the premier aviation pinup photographer, Christian Kieffer combined the class, elegance, grace, and timeless fashion of 1940’s pinup girls with the power and majesty of vintage warbird aircraft to create the stunning imagery in this collection. Priding himself on authenticity, Christian brings the era of the greatest generation to life in this photographic reverie. During the show’s opening night on May 1st, the photographer will be on hand to talk about his work and will be accompanied by a few of the inspirational pinup models in period dress.

City Hall Gallery
120 North Duke Street
5 – 8:30 PM
Join us at City Hall Gallery for the opening of “Rome Experienced,” a collection of photography by Lancaster Country Day School students. The exhibit features the work of eleven students from Lancaster Country Day School who travelled to Rome for an adventure in art. The students studied photography with Donna Wilcox and art history with artist Susan Gottlieb. The trip was the culmination of the course, An Artist/Photographer’s Journey to Rome. In preparation for the trip, students studied Roman art history, which you see reflected in their work.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
204 North Prince Street
5 – 8 PM
PCA&D graduates are Strong Thinkers, Strong Makers, & Strong Communicators. See what we mean at our 12th annual Senior Show and Celebration, when the Class of 2015 fills four floors of the college with professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media. Many works are for sale. This is Lancaster’s largest one-day gallery event by a single organization. Bring your family and friends to meet the artists, view their work, and enjoy live music, refreshments, and celebratory spirit for which our Senior Show & Celebration is known.

The Framing Concept
328 North Queen Street
5 – 9 PM
Carmen Walsh, a Maryland native and resident of York, PA, loves to find and experience beauty of all kinds. Creating photographic images is her way of highlighting some of that beauty for others to notice and appreciate. While her formal education focused primarily on writing, her images, with subjects ranging from architecture to animals, reveal her studies in and love of design. Her photography has been sold in art galleries, boutique shops, and other sites in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and her work has been chosen for juried exhibits at YorkArts, the York Art Association, and the Yorkfest fine arts festival.

Lancaster Public Library
5:30 – 8 PM
This month’s exhibit features the varied artistic talents of staff members of Lancaster Public Library. Sean Bradley is an artist, sculptor and costumer. His sculptures are on exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Peabody Museum at Yale, etc. He now focuses on creating costume armor and prop accessories for filmmakers and has been seen on the SyFy Network, Discovery Channel, etc. Muriel Kratz is an art educator and photographer; Stewart Bradley’s paintings include themes from architecture, sci-fi films and jazz legends. Carolyn Kennell work in ceramics. Edwin Torres is a self-taught painter and woodworker. Edwin also creates hand-carved musical instruments.

The Parrot Gallery
328 West Orange Street
6 – 9 PM
Photographer Molly Kraybill explores the female experience of aging through a series of photographs of females from every age, 1 to 100. The subjects each make observations about their age.

–Pat Cooney