The first Friday. Gorgeous | Life / Entertainment

Celebrate May and hope that the April rains brought many May flowers on the first Friday, a monthly holiday featuring art and local businesses in downtown Gettysburg. Just some of the many activities on the first Friday scheduled for May 6:

National-renowned Civil War author Bob O’Connor, who has written five books on the Civil War, will be in Gettysburg for events on the first Friday in Friday, May 6, at 17 on Sq starting at 2 p.m. O’Connor’s books will be available for sale, and the author will discuss and sign books during the event.

Shop 17 on the Square is much more than an antique shop. It is located in Lincoln Square and is open until 9pm on Friday. For information about the store or book subscription, please call 339-0017.

The Spirited Ladies ShoppeMay 6, 49 Chambersburg Street, from 5pm to 8pm will host an event on the first Friday featuring designer Gray Bloom. Light snacks will be served.

Gray Bloom, owner of Jack and Jill Interiors, is an artist and interior designer specializing in children’s and children’s rooms. “Since May is Mother’s Day, Gray as a performer looks quite appropriate,” said Shoppe co-owner Martha Wolf.

Gray is a certified interior decorator and associate member of IDS, as well as a children’s artist. “I really enjoy designing kindergartens and magical spaces for children through Jack and Jill Interiors. I love all styles of design, from clean and modern to sweet shebby chic, ”Gray said.

Melissa Sando will present an individual show called “Renaissance”. Gettysburg Unitary Universalists136 S. Stratton St., Gettysburg.

The latest works in watercolor, acrylic and photography will be on display in May and June. On the first Friday, May 6, from 17.00 to 19.00 the opening of the wine and cheese reception will take place

A lifelong resident of Adams County, Sando works at Wal-Mart on York Road. She works as a volunteer at Vida Charter School and is a member of the UUG Board of Directors. Sando is a Certified Dance Leader of Universal Peace. She lives in Biglerville with her son Serek Griffin and partner Ereon Perry.

Ragged Edge Coffee Shoplocated at 110 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, proudly celebrates its first gallery opening after a devastating fire that severely damaged the business in December 2010.

The coffee shop features Becky Harper, a digital photographer who will also be selling works in frames and prints.

Harper’s works will be on display until May 31, and a reception for the artist will be held May 6, 7-21 p.m. At this time there will also be a reading of poems with local poets, as well as a speech by a specially invited poet.

Just Jennifer pleased that Dan Fisher, a Gettysburg resident, is performing as the first Friday performer.

Graphic artist twenty-five years, n. Fisher moved in front of the easel, not in front of the computer monitor. Strong compositions, bright colors and rich textures – all these are elements of his unique painting style.

After moving to Houston, Texas, and drawing full-time, Dan became a favorite of interior designers and furniture salons across America. From 1997 to 2001, he was a renowned artist for Albert’s Art & Mirrors with galleries in Atlanta, Georgia, and High Point, NC.

d. Fisher’s art was featured exclusively at The International Home Furnishing Show in High Point. His work is sought after by private collectors from coast to coast.

On May 6 from 17.00 to 20.00 there will be a reception of wine and cheese, which welcomes Dan and his works to meet the whole of Gettysburg. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery for more information at 338-9099.

Just Jennifer is on York Street in Gettysburg.

Gettysburg-based artist James Blake will appear in person and show off his 18th-century clothing at Lord Nelson’s Gallery from 17.00 to 20.00 on Friday, May 6, as part of the celebrations on the first Friday in downtown Gettysburg. Blake’s art exhibition will be accompanied by food and drinks of the early American period. Blake is a professional historical researcher and artist specializing in traditional Indian forest work with feather and finger weaving, which he will demonstrate during his performance at the gallery.

Capturing the true spirit of 18th-century material culture is the hot lifestyle of James Blake, whose pen and finger weaving link him to the rich heritage of the forest Indians of colonial America. When he comes up with a project, the product goes from his mind to his hands. He is tied to his craft like the tip of an arrow to an ox. His connections with the past are the connections that bind the hands of the master. The feather is an ancient form of decoration practiced by many Native American tribes, in which the feather is painted, flattened and attached to a piece of animal skin or bark. Finger weaving is a technique of weaving belts, garters, straps and bags without the use of a loom.

A member of the NMLRA (National Duzzle Loader Rifle Association) and the CLA (Contemporary Longrifle Association), he also enjoys trout fishing and deer hunting with a muzzle device. In the garden he and his wife Maria grow relics of corn, beans, zucchini and herbs (along with modern ones), which is another aspect of using his connections to the past.

Lord Nelson’s Gallery is located at 27 ½ Chambersburg Street in downtown Gettysburg. You can contact them by calling 717-334-7950 or through their website, www.lordnelsons.com.

Gallery 30 on the first Friday, May 6, will feature paintings by Pennsylvania artist Katie Mabius.

For the past twenty years Katie Mabius has become known for her landscapes written in a style that has been described as a mixture of Impressionism and picturesque realism. Themes for Katie’s paintings can be scenes from the mountainous west, the eastern United States or even Britain and Europe. But whatever the terrain, what has always remained the same is that it is the landscape and in particular the light relief and the atmosphere of the place that have attracted her artistic attention and been the center of her artwork for many years.

Katie has become a strong supporter of “plein air” painting, believing that it is very important to convey the mood, light and color in her paintings. This discipline has led her to many places from the northeast to the southwest to capture a color harmony that only the eye can see. These paintings are then the basis for larger, larger works done back in her studio.

She teaches art at the York Art Association to pass on the knowledge given to her by many generous teachers. In 2006, she was invited as an artist to participate in a new Pennsylvania state initiative to raise awareness and revitalize the state’s artistic community.

Audiences can meet Katie, discuss her work and attend a wine and cheese reception at Gallery 30, on the first Friday, May 6, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm Gallery 30 is located at 30 York Street in downtown Gettysburg. information, contact Gallery 30 at 334-0335 or visit www.gallery30.com.

How blue brick gallery In June, his second anniversary is approaching, the girls add three new performers. Preparing for summer means being open more hours and more days a week. All three new women are teachers as well as artists, so the summer provides an opportunity to pursue art and keep the gallery open. Annette Eli, Erica Woodworth and Heather Safchek join the gallery.

Heather Sefchek is a local artist and art teacher. She studied art at the University of Schippensburg, where she received a bachelor’s degree in art education. As a student, Heather focused on sculpture and ceramics. It also has a solid foundation in painting, drawing, pyrography (wood burning) and color. Sefcheck will lead summer art classes for the Adams County Arts Council, and teaches extracurricular art lessons for the St. Francis Xavier School in Gettysburg. She is currently studying glass and focusing on fused glass jewelry. Her glass ornaments have been presented at the Finer Edge Gallery at the Ragged Edge Café and at other festival venues and shows.

Erica Woodworth was born and raised in western New York, but now considers the Gettysburg area her home. Her interest in photography began in high school. She has since photographed for the district newspaper, weddings and freelancers. In 2007, she graduated from the University of Schippensburg with the skills and knowledge to teach art. The years spent in college aroused interest in a variety of means, including paints, clay, and glass. She currently teaches art at Gettysburg High School, including 3D art, sculpture, ceramics, drawing and painting. In the summer months she enjoys teaching art to migrants and ESL students in the Chambersburg area.

Annette Ellie is a fiber artist. She has more than 20 years of fiber dyeing experience. She has taught and lectured for quilters, spinners and knitters in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to teaching, she creates artistic quilts and sells hand-dyed fabrics at various quilt exhibitions. She is currently showcasing spinning and natural dyeing to school groups. She also makes one-of-a-kind art objects and accessories to be sold in the gallery.

All three new artists will meet with the audience on the first Friday, May 6th. This evening the gallery will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Join the blue brick girls in creating an “artistic” Mother’s Day card.

Summer hours will begin in June. For more information on the bluebrick gallery and the upcoming first Friday, call 420-0103 or visit www.facebook.com/bluebrickgallery.

Adams County Winery, Located 25 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg will be an exhibition of paintings by Andrea Miller Tyson “Icons of March-Creek”, which will run from May 31, with the opening on the first Friday, May 6, from 16.00 to 20.00. public. An eclectic mix of live music performed by Sandy Palvinale from 16.00 to 19.00

The paintings in the exhibition are part of a permanent series that honors nature and the simple joys of life on the creek. Mostly small square canvases, these are iconic images of nature: lotus, dragonfly, goldfish, turtle, snail, etc. The artist of classical education paints expressionist, sometimes stylized images, distinctive. Her works are in international collections. A native of Hanover, Tyson has lived in the Gettysburg area since 1982, living in an 1830 stone farmhouse west of the city.

Ironically, Marsh Creek has just been flooded in the most serious case since 1996. Tyson argues that each flood brings more lessons and less damage through preventive action. The main thing is to “keep calm and continue”, as the Queen Mother of England said in World War II. “Mother Nature loves to remind us that she is the ultimate owner of the land,” Tyson concluded.

The play is dedicated to Mother’s Day in memory of Andrea’s mother, Hanover-born Mary Hoffman Miller, an early eco-activist who taught that nature and art create a good life.

Come and celebrate Mother Nature with the artist at the reception on the first Friday or come in at any time of the day. The wine shop is open Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 19:00 and Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00.

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