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Creative Happy Hour IV

CHHapril16 2014
  • Wednesday, April 16, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Door prize give-aways (bring your business cards for a chance to win!)
  • Wine & beer
  • Light refreshments
  • 5- 7 min talk by talk by Patrick Sells, c0-founder of Salvaging Creativity and Working Class
  • 2014′s Collector’s Exhibit “Louder than Words“, language and text in artwork from the Grumbacher collection
  • YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17401
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High School Exhibits, March 31 – May 31, 2014

High School Art Showcase at YorkArts@CityArt

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YorkArts@CityArt, 118 W Philadelphia St. is proud to showcase the artwork of nine York County high schools from March 31 - May 31, 2014. Each high school will be installing these one-week exhibitions themselves, as well as organizing the opening receptions, functioning as a learning experience for art students of York County.

Participating this year:

  • Dallastown Area High School, on display from March 31 to April 5.
    • Exhibit Reception: Friday, April 4, 6 – 8pm
  •  York Country Day School, on display from April 6 to April 12.
    • Exhibit Reception: Monday, April 7, 3:30 – 5:30pm
  •  Kennard-Dale High, on display from April 13 to April 19.
    • Exhibit Reception: Friday, April 18, 6pm
  •  Northeastern High School, on display from April 20 to April 26.
    • Exhibit Reception: Tuesday, April 22, 5-7pm
  •  York Suburban High School, on display from April 27 to May 3.
    • Exhibit Reception: Friday, May 2, 6-8pm
  •  West York Area High School, on display from May 4 to May 10.
    • Exhibit Reception: Monday, May 5, 6-8pm
  •  Red Lion High School, on display from May 11 to May 17.
    •  Exhibit Reception: Friday, May 16, 7-9pm
  •  William Penn, on display from May 18 to May 24.
    • Exhibit Reception: Thursday, May 22, 4-6pm
  • LOGOs Academy, on display from May 25 to May 31.
    • Exhibit Reception: Tuesday, May 27, 4-8pm

Coming up in YorkArts Gallery:

Collecting Cultural Icons Exhibit:  

 ”Louder than Words”

Language & Text-based Art from the Grumbacher Collection

April 3 – June 7, 2014

Opening Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd 
YorkArts Gallery, 10 N Beaver St., York 17401
Enjoy light refreshments and view this MUST SEE exhibit.

"Rest Your Head Here" by Tim Yankonsky

crop of “Rest Your Head Here” by Tim Yankonsky

“Louder than Words” explores both literal and abstract interpretations of visual communication through a variety of media and techniques. From Melvin Way’s obsessive scripts to Jim Bloom’s mixed media collages; from advertising posters to tribal symbolism, this exhibition challenges the relationship between language and art by focusing on the myriad of way artists’ use words and signs to convey their message.   “Louder than Words” will be on display at YorkArt until Saturday, June 7. 2014.


About YorkArts’ Collecting Cultural Icons Exhibits:

Every Spring, YorkArts celebrates the fundamental role of “The Collector” in the art world. The purpose of our exhibition series is to highlight local collectors and the artwork they’ve collected, as well as to inspire gallery visitors to start building collections of their own.

” Acquisition is ordinary – collection, exceptional.  Collecting art requires passion for an aesthetic. Surrounding oneself with art seems commonplace, however abundance is not necessarily a “collection”. Collectors have examined themselves and their aesthetic tastes over time. His/her art oftentimes share characteristics indicative to the owner. The home and/or workplace of an art collector becomes their gallery, shaped by each new piece added to an ever-changing showcase of art.

Passionate collectors fuel the art industry. Museums dedicate entire wings to the display of personal collections overflowing with masterpieces. Art collecting, however, is not reserved for the rich & powerful; “Good art” doesn’t have to cost tens of thousands of dollars.  Art that draws you in- that compels you- that makes you smile:  that’s “good art”. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you’re the beholder! 

There can be no fear in collecting. You don’t need an art degree to have an opinion on weather or not you like what you’re looking at. People rarely begin their collections at  Sotherbys or with professional art dealers; more often it’ll be a compulsive $25 purchase at the local art market, and why not!? That’s part of what makes art collecting such a fulfilling endeavor for so many people. You never know when you’ll stumble on a masterpiece. Start collecting.”

-Maggie Moran, YorkArts Gallery Director




 For more information on our gallery exhibits or programs, please call 717-848-3200, or visit www.yorkarts.org

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