City Hall Gallery
Location: City Hall Annex, 120 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm
First Friday: October 6, 2017
During First Friday receptions, use entrance on Marion St.
by Angie Hohenadel
“Peace. Content. Happiness. Joy. Play. Imagination. All of these sentiments are what I strived to develop in this body of work entitled “Whimsy”. A kind phrase, a sleeping whistle pig, a dancing flower, or a network of roots are all reoccurring imagery as I allowed these works to embrace the simplicity and contrast of black and white spaces. As a painter I have recently found myself moving further and further from the modeling of color and value into the simplicity of illustrative images in black and white; this body of work was created with a paintbrush and India ink. In this simplification of my visual vocabulary I began creating vignettes of sweet moments, imagined narratives, kind words, and sights unseen. All of these drawings in “Whimsy” were completed out of a playful content and peace, aimed to provoke the imagination, portray beauty, or encourage kindness to ourselves and others. After all…everyone deserves to smile, question what animals are doing when we aren’t looking and find wonder in what potentially lies beneath our feet.”
Angie Hohenadel is a local artist and full-time high school art teacher who resides and makes work in Lancaster City. Angie attended Millersville University for her Bachelors degree in Art Education and Edinboro University for her Masters degree in Art Education and is a firm believer in her role of having dual identities as teacher and artist; both informing the other to drive her two career focuses in life. Currently in her 10th year as a high school art teacher with Warwick School District Angie absolutely loves teaching and describes working with young artists as invigorating, inspiring, and challenging. As an artist and teacher Angie regularly works on the balance of public and private, extrovert and introvert, instructor and maker: all cyclically informing one another. In addition to making and teaching art Angie loves hiking, gardening, swimming, groundhogs, cooking, blankets, gummies, patterns, naps, travelling, vegetables, tiny things, yoga, her friends, her family, her dog Poncho, and her artist-husband Jeremy.
City Hall Gallery exhibits the work of local artists. Lancaster is proud of its rich community of artists and has dedicated a highly visible public space to showcase their work. Artists are selected by a subcommittee of the Public Art Advisory Board, comprised of art professionals. Exhibits rotate every two months and each month the Featured artist(s) and the Public Art Manager or Public Art Advisory Board members host First Friday openings. The City Hall Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and is located in the hall outside of Council Chamber in the City Hall Annex. Visit us and become inspired by the artistic spirit of our talented local artists!