First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-12-04

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.

–Pat Cooney
pjc-photo.com

First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-10-02

Here’s the list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs (or photo-inspired art) this First Friday, October 2nd:

Coe Gallery
220 North Prince Street
5 – 9 pm
David Schrott: “Monocropping, Small Farm Organics & Superweeds: A Brief Overview of Modern American Agriculture”
David graduated from Drexel University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Photography. Since then he has shot for a variety of clients across the Northeast and Midwest. He shoots 6×6 film on a Hasselblad and his current focus is on modern agriculture and how it affects consumers, their health and the environment.

Mio Studio
154 North Prince Street
5 – 9 pm
Stephanie Millner was born to be an artist – as the daughter of internationally known illustrator Joe Kohl, art has been an ever-present part of her life. With the constant encouragement of both of her parents, she pursued photography from a very early age, never wavering in her desire to make it her career. The travel photography exhibited is part of Stephanie’s personal collection. Each location was selected based on its dramatic lighting,beautiful monochromatic texture, and otherwise bold surreal color. As Stephanie’s photography work takes her across the globe, she continues to add new pieces to this collection that exemplify theatrical texture and chiaroscuro.

DogStar Books
401 West Lemon Street
5:30 – 9:30 pm
DogStar Books is pleased to announce an opening night gallery exhibition and book release party for Neal Pressley’s soon to be published monograph, “Ground Glass Reflections.” Copies of the book, published by photography book publisher Lodima Press, will be available for sale. Selected photographs will be on exhibit and available for sale.

Community Room on King
106 West King Street
6 – 9 pm
October First Friday Art Show: A Collection by Nikki Weems. Nikki says this about her work: “Photography has always been an important part of my life, and I feel thankful to be living in Lancaster, a small city with a thriving art community and myriad sources of inspiration. With years of experience, I specialize in capturing events, places and portraits.” Join us for a great night of photography, talking with the artist, food, and more.

Annex 24 Gallery
24 West Walnut Street
6 – 9 pm
Returning to the gallery for the month of October with bold new work are NYC artist Stephen Cimini, local photographer Bill Hager, local oil painter Lori Lee in addition too Cynthia Deist, Bonnie Wilbur, Terry Johnson and Karen Schory.

Sophie Stargazer
149 East King Street
4 – 8 pm
This week we are the proud hosts of Imprint Birth Photographers! Learn more about how these caring women can capture the most precocious first moments in both your and your new child’s life. We will have a mini-show of Stella & Dot jewelry, featuring a selection of items which benefit the Noreen Frasier Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness. Also, BeerAce will be in store with craft beer samples for everyone from 6 to 8 pm only.

–Pat Cooney
pjc-photo.com

First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-09-04

I found just one Lancaster City venue this Labor Day weekend that will feature photographs on this First Friday, September 4th, but it sounds like a good one. Stop by if you can.

Coe Gallery
220 North Prince Street
5 – 9 pm
“Water and Wonder: Vintage Photographs Collected and Curated by Erin Waters”

A nostalgic end of summer collection to elicit smiles and wonderment. Enjoy this collection of vintage photos presented in a variety of display formats which highlight the amazing historic details of the original work which revolves around aquatic themes.

Erin Waters is a full-time photography dealer based in Lancaster, PA. She loves all sorts of vintage images, from daguerreotypes to snapshots. She works in the business with her father Dennis, an expert in daguerrreotypes and her brother Casey, a daguerreotypist and restorationist. Waters has collected photographs since she was eight years old.

Waters has a degree in Russian Studies from Hamilton College. Her honors thesis,Cataloguing Empire: Photographic Typologies in Late Imperial Russia (1839-1917), explored the work of William Carrick and Sergei Prokudin-Gorski in conjunction with the history of photography and ideas of empire in Russia. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia, where she conducted an oral history and photography project with older Russian women. Waters has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from New York University. Her masters thesis, Art and the Other: Collecting the Vernacular and the New Photo History, is both an historical overview of vernacular photography’s place in art museums as well as an investigation into the views of collectors, curators, and dealers. She has spoken on daguerreotypes and interior photography at conferences

Waters sells at shows around the country as well as on eBay, Etsy, and her family’s website. You can visit her locally at her space in warehouse C at Building Character in Downtown Lancaster.

–Pat Cooney
pjc-photo.com

First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-08-07

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

Coe Camera Gallery
220 North Prince Street
10 am – 9 pm
Jay Fleming: Life at the Bay. Photographs documenting the diversity of life and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay and the way of life that depends on it.

Mulberry Art Studios
19-21 North Mulberry Street
5 – 9 pm
Happiness comes from many different places. For Valerie Smith, the photographer behind Grace Photos, true happiness springs forth from her family, her love, and her art. These are the things that bring her joy. These are the things that radiate from My Kind of Happy, a stunning collection of photography that Smith will be exhibiting at Mulberry Art Studios this August.

The Framing Concept
328 North Queen Street
5 – 9 pm
CLF Photography: Event, Location and Sports Photos by Cam Ferdinand.

–Pat Cooney
pjc-photo.com

First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-07-03

Here’s the list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs (or photo-inspired art) this First Friday, July 3rd:

Coe Camera Gallery
220 North Prince Street
10 am – 9 pm
Wilderness Wonder: Join us as we exhibit the combined works of photographers, and husband and wife, Ed & Kelly Heaton. This showing highlights their extraordinary award-winning photo-making capabilities in the realm of outdoor and landscape photography. Follow the journey, feel the moment, fall into the wonderment of the wilderness.

 

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
204 North Prince Street
5 – 9 PM
Selected Artworks (various media, including some photographs, I’m told.)

 

–Pat Cooney
pjc-photo.com

First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-03-06

Here’s the list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs (or photo-inspired art) this First Friday, March 6th:

Coe Camera
220 North Prince Street
10 AM-9 PM
Joel Anderson | Hard Coal – Documenting a controversial industry & the people whose ties to it go beyond a paycheck.

The Ware Center, Millersville University
42 North Prince Street
6 – 8 PM
Art Exhibit: Selected Prints from the Triptych Series by Karen Schory. Ms. Schory is a practicing photographer, printmaker and is a retired professor of art and design. Her current works are editioned digital prints on demand. These prints are based on her photographs from around the world. She has traveled extensively including such destinations as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, The Netherlands, and France, as well as within the United States. In 2008, she visited Morocco as part of a Fulbright Group Project. Last year she spent a month in Florence— resulting in her fifth photography book.

The Arch
118 North Water Street
6 – 9 PM
The exhibit features 20 x 30 prints of industrial landscape photographs shot by Matthew Lester in December 2014 on the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana. The event will also include an animated slideshow of additional images accompanied by Mundok’s live performance of an ambient music score composed exclusively for the event.

Community Room on King
106 West King Street
6 – 9 PM
Join us for Love and Serve; a photo exhibit from the lens of Haley Adair. “Love and Serve” is a portrait of the Dominican Republic and the little ones that have made an impact on my life. It shows innocence and pure love that extends far beyond language or culture barriers. Haley is a 21 year old artist and photographer from Manheim, PA. She is currently living in Philadelphia and pursuing a BFA in photography at Tyler School of Art – Temple University. Haley has a passion for using her artistic talents to help others, and capturing the beauty that comes from giving. So come out, engage the art and artist, grab some hot drinks and snacks, and learn what it means to love and serve.

Demuth Museum
120 East King Street
5 – 8 PM
Scholastics is the first level of a national art competition. Hundreds of exceptional works of art are submitted by students in junior or senior high school to be judged first at the regional level here in Lancaster, with winning works moving on to the national competition. Works winning Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mention will be on display in this exhibition.

Lancaster Museum of Art
135 North Lime Street
5 – 8 PM
Lancaster County Young Artists is a regional competition, open to any student attending school in a participating district or home schooled. Hundreds of works were entered into this juried competition; works winning Gold, Silver and Exhibition awards in a dozen categories will be on display.

Discerning Eye Center for the Arts (DECA)
12 West New Street
6 – 9 PMN
e·mer·gence / noun 1. the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed. 2. the process of coming into being, or of becoming prominent. Juried exhibit featuring selected works by members of the graduating class from Lancaster’s Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. Danica Egan, Sarah Emerson, Caroline Gorman, Victoria Millard, Garrett Moore, Rebecca Runkles, Jacqueline Willoughby.

The Parrot Gallery
328 West Orange Street
6 – 9 PM
Artist Chris Hoover Seidel’s eclectic artwork reveals how she has deconstructed and reconstructed her own faith journey over the past decade. Ranging from photography and painting to sculptural collage, her work “uses nothing new” in order to reflect a central premise—all that we are seeking is already inside of us in the form of the Divine. Seidel’s art honors her experiences and marks significant Divine encounters.

–Pat Cooney
pjc-photo.com

First Friday Photography Venues for 2015-02-06

Here’s the list of Lancaster City venues that I believe will be showing some photographs (or photo-inspired art) this First Friday, February 6th:

Coe Camera
220 N Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17603
5 – 8:30 PM
Come to Downtown Lancaster on First Friday this February to see the juried selections from the submitted work of members of the Lancaster County Photography Meetup Group on their first ever opening night! Light snacks and drinks will be available.

The Ware Center
42 N. Prince Street
6 – 8 PM
February’s First Friday includes artwork on exhibit of Millersville Art & Design Faculty members. The Art & Design studio offerings include ceramics, metals and jewelry, sculpture, painting, graphic and interactive design, photography, printmaking and drawing. Faculty from each of these areas and those that offer coursework in art education will present a wide range of media and approaches to making art. These personal investigations are a result of ongoing bodies of work that have been exhibited in greater depth nationally and internationally. There is no charge to browse the exhibit, which will remain on view throughout the month.

Demuth Museum
120 East King Street
5 – 8 PM
Cherished Friends and Intimate Spaces – The Annual Demuth Invitational Exhibition: This year’s Invitational includes new works from over thirty-five contemporary artists from Lancaster and the surrounding region. The theme is based on the many times Charles Demuth captured a gathering of his close friends in watercolor or sketches. All works will be for sale.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6th, 5-8 p.m.
Regular Museum Hours: Tues – Sat, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4.

Annex 24 Gallery
24 West Walnut Street
5 – 9 PM
ARTISTS’ CLOSET – FIRST FRIDAY – OPEN AUCTION
Annex 24 Gallery welcomes home its ‘LOCALS ONLY’ Home Grown Artists into a warm and fuzzy-frenzy – !!! AUCTION 5p – 9p AUCTION !!! This First Friday. Don’t miss your chance to collect these REAL local artists as they bring to market some of their almost forgotten artworks and present them in an AFFORDABLE open auction exhibit. High bidders will be called immediately at the end of the auction – 9pm sharp for settlements and new art collection. Stop by and share an intimate opportunity to speak with these artists in person – See you Downtown…
Delicious Super-Fab Eats by Characters Gastropub.

–Pat Cooney
pjc-photo.com

This Tuesday, a presentation at F&M on “Contested Space: Witness to Place”

F&M Professor of Art History Richard Kent will lecture at Franklin & Marshall College’s Phillips Museum of Art in the Rothman Gallery at 5 p.m. February 3rd on “The Engaged Eye: The Work of Robert Lowing and American Landscape Photography,” in which Kent will discuss the tradition of activist photography.

“A lot of photographers are responding to the question, ‘What is the landscape we’re living in? How is it affected by development or industrialization?'” Kent said. “They are exploring how best to represent and document that landscape.”

A very special opportunity! Come if you can.

–Pat Cooney

An Invitation to SoFoBoMo 2015

In the Fall of 2012, a small group of Lancaster photographers decided to try a local “Solo Photo Book Month” project. Since then 10 photographers have published 19 PDF photo books at the LIPG SoFoBoMo Project website. Over half of the 19 SoFoBoMo books already published there have had more than 200 page views each.

For 2015 we’re expanding our local SoFoBoMo by inviting all interested photographers to participate. To learn more about how to participate, please visit:

http://sofobomo-lipg.blogspot.com/search/label/Welcome

The Solo Photo Book Month, commonly known as SoFoBoMo, is an experience designed to allow you to practice the skills you 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 first SoFoBoMo 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. We are continuing what he started.

Please join us this year. We are all looking forward to seeing your photo ebook.

–Pat Cooney

Robert Lowing showing “Contested Space: Witness to Place” at Franklin & Marshall College

A flare from a well at nighttime. An Amish farmer guiding a plow under an electric transmission line. An open field that slopes toward a tightly packed copse of trees speared by sunlight.

These are a few of the subjects in the photographs comprising “Contested Space: Witness to Place,” on display at Franklin & Marshall College’s Phillips Museum of Art from Jan. 13 through March 29.

The images by local photographer Robert Lowing depict the construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania’s Tioga and Bradford counties, as well as areas of land — some historic — where the pipeline is proposed in Lancaster County.

The opening reception for the show will be held in the Rothman Gallery of Franklin & Marshall College’s Phillips Museum of Art on Tuesday, January 20th at 5 PM.

On Tuesday, February 3rd, at 5 PM, Professor Richard Kent will speak at the same location on “The Engaged Eye: The Work of Robert Lowing and American Landscape Photography.”

Further information on the show and other associated events can be found at here.

–Pat Cooney