What has Progressive Galleries been up to? Planning the biggest 2010 schedule humanly possible! Following is an outline of what the next few months will bring but first off we just wanted to say thanks to all of you for the support and participation over the past 4 YEARS! We have spent this winter planning and organizing some very special events. Here is a 2 month lineup we are thrilled to share with you!
This weekend, February 19th and 20th, Progressive Galleries presents two art events designed to destroy your opinion of what you expect from an Art show. We will be showcasing the artwork of different artists we feel you need to see and purchase. Among these artists is Benjamin Jancewicz. Benjamin lives in Baltimore and has been on board with progressive Galleries since its conception. Rebecca Long, who is a potter from the Central Pennsylvania area. There will be many more artists on exhibit as well.
For these two events, a phone call needed to be made to a visionary projectionist. None other than VJCA who is prepared to paint the walls in projection for two nights in a row! Each night bringing a different feel and vibe to the presentation!
This Friday night, February 19th, The Cathedral Room doors will be opened to many different artists, musical acts, a stellar projectionist and hundreds of aficionados and supporters. This is night 1 of a 2 part series in correlation with The Millennium Music Conference, Third in the Burg and the very first Progressive Galleries Art Event in 2010. You are officially invited to “An Evening of Bluegrass.” With musical entertainment by The Vinegar Creek Constituency (Lancaster, PA), Paul’s Grandfather (Fredonia, NY) and The Historic (Lancaster, PA) This event is sponsored by Global Hair Design (Who will be on premise giving consultations.) and Media Boomtown (Who will be making a video of the event.) Please support these businesses because art events like this don’t happen every day and any local business that is making it happen needs our support. Doors open at 8PM. 221 North Street in Der Harrisburg Maennerchor’s Cathedral Room. $5.
This Saturday night, February 20th, Progressive Galleries proudly presents the second part of our Millennium Music Conference Series, a long awaited Saturday Night Explosion! On this night VJCA returns with a projection exhibit hand crafted to suit the performances of the evening. The Artwork will stand strong amongst the sea of onlookers as 3 bands ignite the room with obscurity and originality! Musical Entertainment presented by: Prowler (Philadelphia, PA), Alan Cohen Experience (Boston MA) and The Chance (Washington DC.) The drinks will be cheap and the experience will be priceless. This event is sponsored by Global Hair Design and Media Boomtown (Click Here For Progressive Galleries Promo by Media Boomtown.) Doors open at 8PM. 221 North Street in Der Harrisburg Maennerchor’s Cathedral Room. $5.
Upcoming First Friday, March 5th, we invite all of you down to the Nitty- Gritty- Lancaster- City for an exhibit that has been over a hundred years in the making! You are cordially invited to “Synaesthesia: A Ripple In The Chronicles Of Lancaster” – a solo exhibit of Petra Schmidt. “Schmidt’s found-object sculpture, which is wild and organic in nature, will impart a family legacy marked by intrigue, survival and rebirth. This artwork is the chosen medium for Schmidt’s own biography, but it also speaks of a journey intimately understood in Lancaster County – a journey of immigration supported by the strength and fidelity of this community and ultimately, a journey of success and that of the American Dream.” This event is also a benefit for a charity group known as Music For Everyone! Take a look at the link and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to their great organization!
We hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as we have enjoyed putting these events together. Without the support of the people in these areas none of this would be possible. Let’s all take this 2010 to new limits.
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