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First Friday Holiday Shopping Extravaganza and Kick Off Of Progressive Galleries New Custom Framing Service!
On this First Friday, December 4th, we have worked very hard to provide a proper sampling from almost everyone of our artists we represent for this show. If you see a style you like or an artist you enjoy, we have much more from all of them available on the spot. There is an incredible exhibit of all new work available from Root 222 and these fellas will all be here to paint live while the event takes place. On top of this, River Rat Jenkins is coming in to play through the night.
If you are in need of purchasing a gift and the same old socks won’t do. Progressive Galleries has grown to represent over 75 artists whose work will be available for you to peruse. Please join us on this night as we celebrate the eclectic and support all of the hard working creative minds we will have on display.
Progressive Galleries also now provides the service of custom framing. Our fine framing comes from the craftsman of Larson Juhl and we also have a private viewing area where you can take your piece of artwork and get to know it better while choosing a frame that is just right.
We are also proud to offer 40% off of all framing purchased through the month of December. Head up to the attic and break out those photos you’ve been meaning to get framed. Progressive Galleries will take care of it.
Happy Holidays everyone and lets all celebrate together on this First Friday,
Walter and JonasNo comments
Every once in a while a night comes along where the friends are great, the music is outstanding and the atmosphere is unforgettable, a night that leaves you complete. And let’s face it, ladies and gentlemen, times have been tough; every single one of us deserve one of those nights…
Progressive Galleries is proud to make this happen. Friday, August 21st, Progressive Galleries presents a profusion of musicians and artists all under one roof that will never be duplicated! Perkasie, Aortic Valve and Nelly Kate will fill the room with a sensory experience for the eyes and ears while the art lining the walls will add an element of intrigue and enticement.
A final stop on their national tour, this Friday Night Explosion will provide Perkasie a homecoming not to be forgotten. No stranger to the local music scene, WXPN hails Perkasie as: One of our favorite new local discoveries…. Described by the Philly Weekly as “bubblegum baroque pop,” and frequently compared to Bright Eyes, Perkasie are more Puff The Magic Dragon meets Lynyrd Skynyrd meets O Brother Where Art Thou than Woody Guthrie meets Left Banke meets The 1910 Fruitgum Company. Just the idea of that has the senses working overtime! – Bruce Warren, WXPN.
Also closing out their Northeastern tour, Aortic Valve continues the musical journey with an exploration of time, space and connectivity. Aiming to capture what is ultimately human, VjcA overwhelms the senses with the spectacle of imagery marching in the cadence of DJ Evolution’s thunderous beats. A/V provides all with a chance to experiment and react to the relationship between audio and video, presentation and creation, individual psyche and human consciousness.
Coming into town from Staunton Virginia is Nelly Kate. She will take us all on an exploration into minimalist Pop and is no stranger to the eclectic and avant garde. While she has been compared to The Blow, Mirah and Feist, Nelly brings her own style by taking certain elements of Pop and constructing experimental melodies and ballads. We are thrilled she is joining us this evening.
The musical presentation is as original as the art on the walls. 6 different artists work will be showcased and for sale on the spot this evening. The bar will be serving and the lighting will be dimmed to a fine hue. We invite you all to come out to something very special and different as this will be a night to remember. We ask you to forward this message to all who are also in need of a night like this and together, we will all blow the roof off of the place! The Cathedral Room is located on 221 North Street Hbg Pa 17101 and we ask for $5 that goes to the acts performing for the evening. This event will run from 7PM – 1AM.
Jonas and WalterNo comments
Come join us this August in our tribute to the female artists of Progressive Galleries. All month long we will be delving into the creative force that drives these 12 spectacular women.
To kick this journey off, Progressive Galleries of Lancaster will host a can’t miss First Friday event. In addition to the perceptive artwork that will be lining our walls, a live musical performance will be given by Jessica Smucker of The Sleeping World. Starting August 7th at 5 p.m., the X Chromosome Exhibition will be unveiled and an evening of art, wine and music will ensue.
The X CHROMOSOME Exhibition will be an exploration of the human experience and our relationship with nature. Photographer, Lynn Rossi, uses elaborate stage sets to capture the duel nature and irony of life. This asymmetry of human existance is emphasized by the use of space in Jennifer Peachy’s highly individualized portraits and the skewed humour of Danielle Charette’s work. The theme of shared human experiences is further enhanced by the works of Jody Wright, Abigail Burnette-Peake, Kat McIver, Nelly Seitz Smith and Ursula Gullow.
Wright’s Pop Art portraits of dogs, which are seemingly so simple, resonnate with a joy of life we can all relate to at the best of times while the delicate brutality of Burnette-Peake and the haunting fluidity of McIver capture the darker sides of our existence. The stacatto rhythm of life is then marked by the beat of Smith and Gullow. Smith’s use of negative space to enhance her subject matter creates a sense of separation that is at times felt by even the most extroverted of people. And Gullow’s gesture inspired paintings mark the indefinable and ephemeral moments that make up the narrative of an individual life.
On a more immutable note, this idea of shared human experience is highlighted by an investigation into a relationship common among all humanity: our interaction with nature. Carrie Wissler-Thomas, our very own Scottish Colourist, and Karen Weihs, who can be described as a Carolina Colourist, have a luminescent, musical quality achieving the vibrancy of life that is seemingly found only in our mind’s eye. Bee Sieberg and Anne Davis use rich color and texture to create moments near and dear to the heart of Central Pennsylvania: Sieberg attains the quintessential farming community whereas Davis effects that moment of peace we feel so often during the summer months, the calm after the storm.
These expressions of humanity will be punctuated by the brillant performance of Jessica Smucker, who will provided us with music as captivating and varied as the Strong Women of Progressive Galleries.
So beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday August 7th, come out to enjoy the prolific voyage with us, and be sure to ride early and often.
Jonas Hair & Walter Diehl
323 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603