Thursday, October 24, 2013

U.B. Artist Benefit Silent Auction for the Columbia Food Bank

From Jonal Gallery:

                                     PART I - U.B. Artist claims a success!
"I am so proud of OUR success in the completion of many great masterpieces during my U.B. Artist interactive exhibit held at Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop! Together with more than 75 patrons and artists we created some great works of art for your viewing AND BIDDING pleasure. A special thank you goes out to all those who helped me create these masterpieces so the nice guys at the Gallery can hold a silent auction with all proceeds going to benefit the Columbia Food Bank. Gee, Didn't we have fun while helping Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop, helping those, who help others!"
"Oh, I don't want to forget to thank those guys at the Gallery for making this very special interactive benefit exhibit possible! Heck, they donated all that great space for us to work in. Not to mention they provided us with the canvases, paints, and palettes to create these great pieces. And, they even cleaned up after me, cause I am a self admitted sloppy painter."
"Now I need one more thing from each of you. I need you to help me claim yet another success! A successful Benefit Silent Auction being held during the Fourth Friday Festivities on October 25 and extended through Saturday, October 26. Join us Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 10am-5pm, get your personal - private bidding number and bid generously and bid often (sneak preview of my masterpieces are avail for viewing on Thursday and Friday during normal business hours)."
"Come celebrate with me this weekend our first success of creation and now for our second success; a super fantastic Benefit Silent Auction."
          "Please Bid Generously and often, so together we can help those who help others; the Columbia Food Bank!"
                                                                                                                                               U.B. Artist
                Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop
       653 Locust Street - Columbia, Pa. 17512
717.681.9400             ***     
          Open: Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm;
              Fourth Friday Receptions 5-9pm
                                             "See you at the Gallery" Dale and John
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

“The Devil’s in the Details”

Weavings, INK Art Gallery will be hosting a Halloween-themed show with a kind of a 50's, 60's sensibility – "Creepy" and "Eerie," easy on the "Vampirella" and "Tales from the Crypt," "Nightmare Before Christmas" as opposed to "Nightmare on Elm Street." More "Ghostbusters," less "Chain Saw." Kind of "Psycho" lite. Family friendly chills, in originals and prints, 2D and 3D.

Dates of show: October 25 – November 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Fourth Friday, October 25, 5-9 pm

Free trick-or-treat bags full of prints and other goodies to the first 24 family units! This is a really good group show and lots of fun!

The address is 208 Hellam St. in Wrightsville, PA

Monday, October 21, 2013

Eric Lease Morgan - Fourth Friday at Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop

                           YOU'RE INVITED...
       Fourth Friday in the River Towns to visit...
   Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop
     653 Locust Street - Columbia, Pa. 17512
                            717.681.9400    ****
Two exciting events take place during one enjoyable evening at the Gallery ...
The opening of emerging artist Eric Lease Morgan exhibit in our Labyrinth Gallery
   and the U.B. Artist Benefit Silent Auction for the Columbia Food Bank in the
    Alverta Arts Shop. Join us at 5:00pm to kick off both of these great events!
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                          ERIC LEASE MORGAN - EMERGING ARTIST
Eric Lease Morgan's paintings and sketches identify beauty in everyday objects and characterize this beauty through color and line.
Using an impasto technique and acrylic paints Eric captures and emphasizes the essences of his subjects; frequently flowers and figurative works. Sometimes based on real-world examples, yet many times his works come from his imagination. It is not important to him, in his art, to make exact representation of what he see and states "If I wanted to depict an object just as it appears, then I would take a photograph."
Using acrylics, Eric passionately paints stylized flowers and nudes with bold impasto strokes and bright hues. "What appears on the canvas is a combination of what I see, what I feel, and what I believe to be the essence of my subject. When it comes to technique, the work is not done until there is enough paint on the canvas."
Eric currently calls Indiana home where he is a nationally acclaimed librarian for more than twenty-five years, but is a true Lancaster County native. Born to Carol Morgan and the late Richard Morgan, both of whom, for many years, were active in Lancaster's art community. "I learned the concept of line from my mother, and my father gave me an appreciation for color."
His other interests include photography, folding origami flora and fauna, growing roses, binding his handmade books and music. Eric is a proficeint  musician, playing many styles of guitar and a Baroque recorder. As a special treat, during his opening reception, Eric will not only be sharing his artistic talents with us, but will share with us his musical talents as well!
          Eric states, "There is beauty everywhere. All one has to do is open their eyes and see it." 
Join Eric at Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop in our Labyrinth Gallery for an evening of art and music!
                                          "See you at the Gallery"  Dale and John

Thomas Welsh Symposium held Saturday at CHiPS

Re-enactor Glenn Bachert portrayed Captain Henry A. Haines at the seventh annual symposium on Columbia native son Union General Thomas Welsh and the 45th Regiment.  (Haines was from Maytown and served under Welsh in the 45th.)  The event, sponsored by the Columbia Historic Preservation Society (CHiPS) and the Columbia Public Library, was conducted by Rick Wiggins on Saturday at the CHiPS building on Second Street.   The event also featured presentations by authors John Mulcahy, Mike Coker, and Tim Ware.

(Click for larger view.)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

What I saw recently

The recent heavy rains soaked a few graves at Laurel Hill Cemetery . . .

 but didn't deter some boaters from braving the high waters full of fast-moving debris.

A new type of vanity plate?  Watch for this idea to catch on.