Gallery and Projects

Transitional Living Center

  Professional artists and educator Kevin Lehman conducted a continuing art program at the Transitional Living Center in Lancaster City. This facility houses displaced persons, veterans, families, as they seek sustainable housing within our community. Bringing the arts to TLC is about improving our community by enabling residence to develop confidence through creativity and to express and communicate their ideas visually.
 

Everyone has the ability to be creative, in other words, the ability to develop unique solutions to problems, whether it is creating artwork or improving an individual’s personal situation. By making the TLC lobby a work of art in itself and displaying the finished artwork of residents, we beautify a space and at the same time bring awareness to the community about social issues that need to be addressed. TLC residents created this tile mosaic in late 2012 early 2013. This residency was supported in part by Millersville University: South Central PaARTners, an arts-in-education program supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency 

2013

2013 Florence Starr Taylor Fund for the Visual Arts & Lancaster Arts and Culture Fund

LCF is to be the 2013 recipient of the Florence Starr Taylor Fund for  the Visual Arts & Lancaster Arts and Culture Fund.
FUND PURPOSE: The F.S. Taylor/Arts and Culture  Fund provides  visual arts programs to the Lancaster County community,  with a preference given  for those that serve underrepresented or  underserved groups in our community.

2012

Mummies, Myths and Monsters

Lancaster and Lebanon  County students participated in an all-day art  workshop designed to bring Art  History to life! We created Egyptian  Amulets, Greek Black-Figure Pottery and  Aztec Metalwork.

Medieval Mania

Lancaster and Lebanon  County students enjoyed an all-day workshop where  we focused on all things  Gothic! Students created clay Gargoyles,  designed and created Stained Glass  Windows and built their own Castles  complete with battlements and catapults.

O’Crocs Window of Awareness

“100 Women, 100 Shoes”

O, The Oprah Magazine, “100 Women, 100 Shoes” Crocs Contest’s Lancaster winner, Roberta Little, invites you to view O’Crocs Window of Awareness on display at Millersville’s Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., opening First Friday Gallery Walk, November 2nd  from 5-8 PM.  This exhibit will end the evening of Thursday, November 15th,   following  The National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Benefit Concert sponsored by the  Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness.
 

O’Crocs Window of Awareness  was designed and constructed by artist, Kevin Lehman, founder of Lancaster Creative Factory, Little’s  charity of choice.  


Artists: One  Hundred Eighty Young Women form Lancaster County Girls on the Run.


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Keys to the City

Photo courtesy of Chetroy Productions.


The Kids at YIC designed and created a piano for Music For Everyone's Keys to the City Project.  Team leader, Carrie  King, explains the individual pianos  adorning the large piano reflect the  transient nature at YIC. We wanted  each resident to leave their mark. Not  wanting to risk residents  missing any part of the planning process, they were  each asked to  design their own individual piano, that were then collaged  together to  represent all the residents, and some YIC staff, that worked on the   piano.  These kids were incredibly respectful and receptive to this   project. A lot of them had seen previous pianos from years before and  were  really excited to be a part of the project. A lot of the kids and  staff enjoyed  playing the piano during our sessions. We liked to think  about thousands of  others in the community also getting to play it all  summer long. The group that  came up with the word "escape" for the top  of the piano said that  they wanted people to walk by and be drawn to  the piano. There they could  escape, through music, from any of the  worries of their day.


Many thanks to:
Music for  Everyone for  this wonderful opportunity.
The North Museum for  sponsoring this project.

2010

ArtSmart Mural

“The Miracles Mural"

The Miracles Mural,” Dedicated to  the Residents of the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center July 15, 2010.  Designed, created and painted  by the residents of the LCYIC 


The Miracles Mural was a collaborative effort between the  team of  ArtSmart Volunteers led by Traci Lutz, Elizabeth (Eli) Weaver,   Community Muralist; and Scott Feifer, Writing Circle facilitator.


Residents of  LCYIC wrote, brainstormed, sketched, traced and  painted “miracles” during  Thursday evening sessions of the ArtSmart  program. 


Intervention Center Gallery

Personal reflections from YIC

"The jewelry making  was pretty awesome. I learned to do something I  never thought I could. I'm  definitely going to do it again. Please come  back and teach us to paint!"

"I never like to  participate in programs at YIC, today was the first  time I did. Thank you for  helping me and encouraging me to try."

"I greatly  appreciate you all taking the time to come in to do art with  us. It gives me a  chance to express my feelings and forget about what  is going on in my  life."

"Keep up what  you're doing."