Art Pop

Art Pop

Art Pop, has been a way for neighbors to engage with the history of Cullinton Park and what they envision the future of the park to be.

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City Hall Gallery: MYTHOS: Family Folklore of Lancaster Artists

City Hall Gallery: MYTHOS: Family Folklore of Lancaster Artists

The City Hall Gallery exhibition for June and July is a group exhibition curated by artist, Emily Adleblute.

Our city of Lancaster is known for its cultural diversity as well as its artists. Why not bring these two aspects together in an exhibit to show not only artistic prowess, but also to illustrate the makers’ respective ancestral pasts? In “Mythos: Family Folklore of Lancaster Artists,” we honor creatives of the Lancaster area and the cultures that helped shaped them.

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Straight from an Artist's Mouth

  Osmyn Oree has been working in the Lancaster Art Scene since he was a student at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D). He is currently an Artist in Residence at Millersville University. His show In/Human opened Monday in the Sykes Gallery. His photographs are featured in the current City Hall exhibit Past|Present: Exploring the Black Experience in Lancaster through Contemporary Art, which will be up until Friday of this week. If you haven’t seen the gallery yet, make sure to check it out. We asked Osmyn a few questions about his art, Lancaster and how we can continue to welcome young artists of color:    How important is it to you that Lancaster’s City Hall has a Black History exhibit?   It is an extremely important thing that there is and will hopefully always be a Black History Exhibit at City Hall. I feel like the Past|Present event was only a taste of what could (and should) happen in City Hall and all around Lancaster as a whole. It is important to have representation of Black people and POC in any kind of gallery in Lancaster because it is seen very rarely, if at all. It’s so important for people like me and other artists of color to know that we have a chance to be represented in the city. I am constantly frustrated by the stagnant art scene in Lancaster and I would love to see more diversity and CHANGE on Gallery Row.    What was the goal behind your contribution to the exhibit?   My goal for the Past|Present exhibit was to show people my work and actually show people and aspiring artists that they can create something and become an artist. Furthermore, I wanted to be represented. To be seen and let people see all of the artist’s work and how they represent our culture in their own way.    Where can people find out more about your work and purchase them?   A lot of places:   www.instagram.com/ozmynoree  Facebook: OsmyN Oree Photography  www.osmynjoree.com    How can Lancaster continue to support artists that are not gallery owners?   DO EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO GIVE ARTISTS A PLATFORM AND NOT STICK WITH THE SAME OLD STUFF

Osmyn Oree has been working in the Lancaster Art Scene since he was a student at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D). He is currently an Artist in Residence at Millersville University. His show In/Human opened Monday in the Sykes Gallery. His photographs are featured in the current City Hall exhibit Past|Present: Exploring the Black Experience in Lancaster through Contemporary Art, which will be up until Friday of this week. If you haven’t seen the gallery yet, make sure to check it out. We asked Osmyn a few questions about his art, Lancaster and how we can continue to welcome young artists of color:

How important is it to you that Lancaster’s City Hall has a Black History exhibit?
It is an extremely important thing that there is and will hopefully always be a Black History Exhibit at City Hall. I feel like the Past|Present event was only a taste of what could (and should) happen in City Hall and all around Lancaster as a whole. It is important to have representation of Black people and POC in any kind of gallery in Lancaster because it is seen very rarely, if at all. It’s so important for people like me and other artists of color to know that we have a chance to be represented in the city. I am constantly frustrated by the stagnant art scene in Lancaster and I would love to see more diversity and CHANGE on Gallery Row.

What was the goal behind your contribution to the exhibit?
My goal for the Past|Present exhibit was to show people my work and actually show people and aspiring artists that they can create something and become an artist. Furthermore, I wanted to be represented. To be seen and let people see all of the artist’s work and how they represent our culture in their own way.

Where can people find out more about your work and purchase them?
A lot of places:
www.instagram.com/ozmynoree
Facebook: OsmyN Oree Photography
www.osmynjoree.com

How can Lancaster continue to support artists that are not gallery owners?
DO EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO GIVE ARTISTS A PLATFORM AND NOT STICK WITH THE SAME OLD STUFF

Artist Talk: Dawn Weleski

Conflict Kitchen (www.ConflictKitchen.org) is an art and education project that serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration is augmented by events, performances, publications, and discussions that seek to expand the engagement the public has with the culture, politics, and issues at stake within the focus region. While a restaurant from 2010 – 2017, Conflict Kitchen rotated identities in relation to current geopolitical events.

Each iteration introduced customers to the food, culture, and politics of the country of focus. All experiences and opinions that are presented in publications and programming were informed by the personal perspectives and history of the country’s citizens. These diverse perspectives reflect a nuanced range of thought and served to instigate questioning, conversation, and debate with our customers and the public at large.

Dawn Weleski is interested in how U.S. foreign and domestic policy has been built upon a foundation of slavery and genocide. She addresses these conflicts throughout her work.

Don’t miss this chance to hear her talk about Conflict Kitchen and the exploratory work that she and her creative partner, Jon Rubin are doing as recipients of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship.

Come and learn more. Bring a friend!

PACE Info Session

Thursday, February 15th at 5pm

at Crispus Attucks
407 Howard Avenue, 404 S. Duke Street

PACE (Public Art Civic Engagement) is our newest artist opportunity.
We seek to engage residents of Southeast Lancaster City by asking, “What locations would you like to see improved with art?” and “What are some things in your neighborhood that you feel represent your culture or help to define home to you?” The artist will gather this data through community meetings and outreach programming. The artist will facilitate community art making while encouraging and educating about ways to create their own projects. PACE 2018 will culminate at the annual San Juan Bautista Hispanic Festival where we will share the research and encourage residents to apply to create temporary art in those sites through our TAP program or sign-up to join selection committees for future projects.
Learn more here.

Interested in learning what the PACE stuff is all about? Come by to learn a bit about the projects and ask questions.

Intellectual Property Law for Artists and Musicians

February 8, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, Lancaster

Free

Artists and musicians should have a basic understanding of copyright laws, defenses to infringement allegations, and how to apply those laws when creating art. Attorney Peter Kraybill will cover those basics, and walk through a hypothetical of what typically happens when an artist or musician has received a cease-and-desist letter containing allegations of copyright infringement. Gain guidance to protect against such accusations when creating art, or mitigate harm after an alleged copyright infringement. Learn when to contact an attorney, and what information an attorney will consider significant in determining an artist’s defense — or ability to avoid a lawsuit entirely.

This seminar is open to the public. Advance registration through Millersville University is required. To register, contact Marci Nelligan at 717.871.4207 or marci.nelligan@millersville.edu.