On a personal note, after compiling and posting these lists of First Friday photography shows for the past five years, I’ll be retiring with the publication of this month’s list. Please contact John Flinchbaugh if you might be interested in continuing this tradition.
Here’s the list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs (or photo-inspired art) this First Friday, December 4th:
Mulberry Art Studios
19-21 North Mulberry Street
5 – 9 pm
Discover the wonder and beauty of Lancaster County and beyond through the eyes of the Lancaster Camera Club this December at Mulberry Art Studios for the club’s annual exhibition. The collection of fine art photography embraces stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife, fascinating local people and places, and more. Join the artists for the First Friday opening reception on December 4th, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. See what makes this world so amazing! The Lancaster Camera Club has been a meeting place for professionals and amateur photographers since the 1980s. The club hosts monthly meetings and other special events including photo shoots, juried competitions, hands-on workshops, and lectures by notable photographers. Heather L Shugars is President and John Flinchbaugh is Vice President. For more information visit www.lancastercameraclub.org or The Lancaster Camera Club, Photographic Institute on Facebook.
Coe Camera Gallery
220 North Prince Street
10 am – 9 pm
“Photoextractions” explores the optical ambiguity of imagery in skewed shapes and tilted perception of form, light and color. These three-dimensional art pieces challenge viewers’ personal perceptions with a unique combination of highly technical production skill and beautiful artistry. Evans describes the inspiration behind creating this exhibit as a fascination by how the human eye perceives the world – taking in form, light and color. “By skewing shapes and tilting perception into an optical illusion an image can become ambiguous in the perceptual experience,” says Evans. “I enjoy embracing these factors, utilizing them to draw the viewer into an image, asking for exploration.”
Keystone Art and Culture Center
420 Pearl Street
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Keystone Art returns to 1st Friday in the most spacious gallery in Lancaster City. Joins us for All LOCAL artists. Baroque and Renaissance styles of Michael Tymon,stainless steel sculpture of Kenny Young, works on canvas by Katrina Funk, photography by Jim Yescalis and metal sculpture by George Mummert. Parking available and all handicap accessible.
Steadfast Screen Printing Company
420 West Grant Street
6 – 10 pm
Screen printing demonstrations PLUS Skateboard Graphic Retrospective through Illustration, Woodcut, Photography, Serigraphs and Paint.