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
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
“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.
"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."