Community Public Art Guide

Are you interested in making community-driven public art but don’t know where to start? Here’s some help. Visit Chicago Public Art Group’s Community Public Art Guide. It’s chock full of info to get your wheels turning. Don’t be turned off by the so-outdated-that-it’s-actually-cool-looking website. It’s worth your minute.

And as always, give your friends at Lancaster Public Art a holler if you have questions!

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Art Pop

Art Pop

Art Pop has been a way for neighbors to engage with the history of Culliton 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