Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Holiday "Mitzvah" or Good Deed: Send a Local 4 Year Old Brain Tumor Survivor a Card

Marjorie O'Roarke shared this with us and we hope you will consider participating and passing it along to others who may too. To me, the holidays are all about reaching out into the darkest time of year to share love, family and friends and break the routine to express joy and gratitude for the many things to be thankful for. Celebration can come in many forms. Reaching out to a brave and life afirming little girl who you have never met? Why NOT!

Send 4 year old, brian tumor survivor, Hannah Garman a card. No matter your creed, this little girl will appreciate hearing from you. She has had two surgeries for her tumor at Hershey Med. and she is adapting to her shunt at home. Hannah lost her Mom to cancer two years ago, but she and her Dad, Darin, Sister, Brittany, and Brother, Jordan would love to hear from you. She loves opening cards and friends and family have joined together to shower her with cards this holiday season. To learn more about her visit: caringbridge.org/visit/hannahgarman

Send to: (we will supply a card free if you come into the gallery and ask about Hannah's Card Project).

Hannah Garman, Darin, Brittany and Jordan

704 Orchard Rd. Lititz, PA 17543

Music Friday December CHRISTMAS PARTY

The Gallery 141 Christmas party merges with a listening room Music Friday. Two acoustic acts will be our 6 thirty and 7 thirty performances. Frank Amanze singer, songwrite plays a mix of unexpected acoustic covers and from his new CD. Check his site FrankAmanze.com for a preview. A bunch of our artists are going out of town and won't make the party but it still should be a fun evening of food, drink and live music. More updates as music gigs and times are confirmed.

December First Friday Cold Hands Hot band!

When we heard The Big Dirty we couldn't wait to book them for a gig at the gallery. December was our date and they did not disappoint. They chose to rock it in the courtyard and it was great! Iron Hill provided three varieties of home brew: India Pale Ale, Vienna, and Saison. We want to get the word out that they are another great place to go after First Friday venues are closed for dinner and a brew. They serve dinner til eleven and a bar menu til one am. Nancy Conlon brought her amazingly priced and wimsical lamp glass arts including tiny christmas trees and lots of ornaments including snow men, balls and beautiful icicles. Kristie was on hand with more of her hand made items...check out her ebay store...Sculptured Windows! Ben and Kaylin were our featured artists and they brought new work as always yet again stunning. Sanderson Images had the photo booth running. You gotta try this some time. You take your own photos of yourselves...individuals, couples, groups. You go on line and if you love it you can buy it to support charity and if not, have a laugh, and zap it to oblivion with the touch of a finger! This was a great fun First Friday in spite of a late start and bitter cold.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YES WE Did!!!

Come celebrate the victory this First Friday. As always we will have live music, with Myopics and more. Ben and Kaylin bring on new work for each month so expect to see more next month too and don't wait if you see something you like as their work is selling well. I think we have a few Obama shirts left too, but only a few so come early!

Friday, October 24, 2008

YES, WE MUST! Please vote your conscience whatever it may be!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsV2O4fCgjk
click on the above for the obama music video yes we can...if you have already seen it click on the one below to see a group of talented high school students doing an acapella version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l07COcgwmXU
ENJOY!

Suzanne Bindamour TV Series Promo Video (from YOU TUBE)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhlYg8Z7uo

CLICK THIS LINK ABOVE TO SEE A VIDEO of
Familiar faces, places and an inspired musical view of Lancaster....

IF you know anyone who she can pitch this to for any type of distribution...local, national, global...please contact us at Gallery141@aol.com. THANK YOU!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

BIG Weekend at the gallery kicks off Music Friday

MUSIC FRIDAY...6-7pm Bill McConnely, 7-8 JC Fetlock and 8-9 Tristan Chord. We are making our first attempt at creating a real listening room environment for musicians. We are still very much there to serve our customers, we just want to do everything we can with this new Music Friday opportunity to give musicians what the crave, a space to be really heard and perform. The show will be indoors unless the musicians choose to be outside and either way we will have seating for guests. So come on down and support your local musicians. If not Friday, then
ARTWALK...Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5. You will find music, outdoor vendors including beautiful Jewelry by both Kristie and a new artist Barbara Giles will blow you away, art activites including tie dye your own items with us, and Ben and Kaylin on hand to show you brand new work and their show which is selling well, so don't miss your chance to own some of their beautiful work! We are expecting perfect fall weather!
Artwalk music schedule so far...
Saturday, Bill again at 1pm, Todd Fausnat at 3pm (we are hoping Rick my hubbie will play both days) Sunday, Frank Amanzee 2pm, Tristan chord 3pm, Dave and Wendy 4pm
More scheduling happening in the next few days. Our goal is to have music for the entire event!
Dance and movement---we continue to support our 141 artists in their performances at this event...DON'T MISS Alicia Petricio of Alicia's Massage and Jaques Abreau who will both be performing with their dance troupes up at the square for Artwalk. We will have one of Jacques pieces up in the gallery for Artwalk.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ever So Inviting

Join us Kaylin Kostrey and Benjamin DeLuca as we open our show, "Ever So Inviting" on October 3, 2008! Come see our series of watercolor and oil paintings, as well as printmaking and mixed media. Be entertained by musical performances of Abestos, Myopics and singer songwriters Wendy and Dave. Musical performances start at 6pm and go until 9pm. Also showing, wedding photographers, Sanderson Images and two different videos by Susan Brindamour, a TV promotion shot of the gallery and downtown Lancaster. It's going to be a lovely First Friday, and we hope to see you all there!!

























Sunday, September 7, 2008

Networking for our musicians

This last First Friday (September) was the first time in a long time, maybe ever, that I had a chance to spend a lot of time outside listening to our musicians. It was really great actually and it gave me an idea. We are focusing on getting our musical talent hooked up with WXPN for their local music show and with our new gallery artists in residence, Sanderson Images (wedding photography elevated to the level of fine art), it seems to me that some networking there would be a good idea. Folks getting married are also trying to find the perfect match musically for their events. What if we try to get just a few minutes of film on our musicians and post them on the blog so we can help promote them.

Monday, September 1, 2008

September FIRST FRIDAY PCAD 2008 Grad Photography Show

We will have three great featured musicians, PCAD Grad Photography (scroll down to earlier posts for images from the featured Photographers), A photobooth for you to play with provided by Sanderson Images, Wedding Photographers Extraordinaire, art by Alana and LOTS AND LOTS of new beads, glass pendants & beads by Susquehanna Sizzlers, David Christianson, and more. Gorgeous Amber jewelry, carved natural stones, new beaded jewelry from around the world and locally, plus rock specimins and precious stones. Don't forget to pick up your Obama tie-dye tee! This will be a great First Friday and we can't wait to see you there! 6-9pm

Monday, August 4, 2008

AUGUST FIRST FRIDAY


James Dupree mixed media work+ a visit from the artist+
Jeremy Sayer music+ high humidity and no air conditioning+ a great turn out= a great, hot night!




Sunday, August 3, 2008

OCTOBER Video NEWS...

Helmuth Humphrey, October 07 featured artist, called with news that the video he made of Kate McDevitt, our yoga guru girl, doing her Boutoh dance at his First Friday is now up on the Joost.com website. It is called Subconscious Soul and can be found in the Floating Worlds area. It is worth checking out and really quite beautiful. Two DVDs of Helmuths work also on Joost, and archival quality matted prints of stills are displayed in the gallery for sale.

Suzanne Brindamour is working to organize the footage from the pilot shot at the July 18 Music Friday to be our video offering this October First Friday. We love to feature film events in the fall so tell your filmaker friends there is an opportunity to show their work to a large crowd at 141. There will be some more footage from another documentary by the producer. We will give you more info on this as it develops. We hear that the event was covered by the Lancaster Paper Happenings section after the 18th. We are still seeking a copy of this coverage for our archive of media and to share with Suzanne. Can you help? We are offering a free pen for every copy you can give us! Choose from our Live Your Dream pens and our new blog pens handed out at the August First Friday.

First Friday Jewelry by Egyptian artist Fatma

A dear friend and in a way, a founder of 141 made this series of short videos as a gift to us when we shared that we wanted Fatma Soleman and her friends and family in Egypt to be able see her work and her opening reception in action. Jeremy Sayer and The Wounded Allies perform.


video

This is actually July's First Friday (versus the August First Friday that just happened-
We will have a short post on August FF soon.) Both months featured musician Jeremy Sayer with friends and Philadelphia artist James Dupree ( dupreestudiosinc.com )

Sunday, July 27, 2008

summer art scenes happening...

What has been going on? SUMMER ART extravaganza at the yurt....check out the scene--- Glenechoyurt.blogspot.com for views of Alana and her summer camps in full swing.

FIRST FRIDAY AUGUST FIRST---MEET JAMES DUPREE

Egyptian Artist FATMA's beading....gorgeous work fresh from Egypt...MUST SEE

Sunday, July 13, 2008

MUSIC FRIDAY SPECIAL EVENT 18th 6-9

This one will be super special with some great surprises...media event, filming for TV! Tell your friends, and come down stylin' to show the world Lancaster is not just Amish country!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Summer Hours

This week begins our new summer hours. The gallery will be open Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. On Wednesdays, the gallery will be closed; Wednesdays are yoga days at the gallery! Classes begin at 7pm. For more information, please call Caroline Thomas at 484-680-3875. We are still looking for more yoga instructors. If you are interested please call Alana at 717-397-2003.

Come by this Friday, July 4th for Lancaster's First Friday! We are open after hours for music, wine tasting, and July 4th celebrations between 6pm and 8pm. See you then!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

SCROLL DOWN TO OLDER POSTS for photos of the gallery! GET details on joining our collective at Philly and Lanc. Craigslist- under commercial rentals.

JULY 4th and 18th Events Multimedia Music and Art AND JC's concert series...

FOURTH CELEBRATION: We are OPEN for First Friday July 4th, 6-9pm (Not open 10-4) with music from Child Nouveau and the art of James Dupree. Here is the story on Fireworks that night. The fireworks will be following the Barnstormers game at Clipper Stadium. There is no set time...just after the game. Usually it's between 9 and 10pm. Just hang out 'til you hear the first boom. The parking lot next to Neptune diner is a good viewing location for drivers and Arts Hotel is a great place to wait for the big booms with their exhibition and the bar to keep you entertained. Artshotel website can fill you in on the current exhibition. Come see our beautifications to our courtyard including peace garden and more of our huge umbrellas that keep it cool and comfortable.

Music Friday JULY 18th: This extra special Music Friday also features James and a wonderful Jewelry artist from EGYPT, Fatma and her beautiful creations. We also have Arlene Wartenberg's incredible knitted beaded amulet bags yet another month so if you missed them last month it is not too late to be blown away by these miniature works of art. Music includes some surprise guests and you will have an opportunity to be filmed as a guest and bystander for a high profile project "Troubadour" Hosted by singer/songwriter Suzanne Brindamour. The show is in development for PBS and travels the world in search of musical wonders. Regulars to First Fridays will remember her performances at the gallery last year. I predict music fridays will rival First Fridays if we all support this new way to express our arts together, so please do your part to make it a success!

JC Fetlock is planning some concerts in nature including tonight's (June 21) wolf sanctuary show at Speedwell Forge Road, and upcoming ones at Kelly's Run. They are fundraisers and sure to be a unique experience as musicians will be performing for you in splendid natural locations around the area. JC is known for his musical talent, skills and this impromptu guru has been planning for months to bring together great musicians and push the envelope musically and experientially so if you want more info: Email him at J.C.Fetlock@gmail.com.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Illustrative" by James Dupree

First Friday, June 6, 2008
June's First Friday at Gallery 141 was a big event of art and music- despite the heat wave! To see a full report, including photos of art, the artist, and videos of the band, go HERE.

Friday, June 6, 2008

upcoming show in September

Looking forward to having a show with recent Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Photography major graduates.


Jona Care

















Bree De Stephano












Kate Greenawalt

















Adrianna Hoff

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Come by Train to Gallery 141

James Dupree Featured This First Friday

If you are coming from Philly or DC or anywhere for that matter coming by train can be a real pleasure. Especially for First Friday when the red carpet and some red wine will be rolled out for you. You can also take Peter Pan which arrives at the very same station as the train. We are less than a mile walk from the station. If you are staying overnight, I recommend the Arts Hotel where a reservation WILL be necessary. If they are full there is a Tavelodge about three blocks behind the station. It is not as nice but great price, and MUCH better accomodations than the overpriced and totally discombobulated Brunswick downtown.

When you arrive, walk out the front door and straight down Duke St. a few blocks. One block after the hospital, turn right at Smilies on Lemon St. The Belvedere Inn is on the next corner (Queen St). They make a wicked mohito and the food is great too. Ceasar Salad is one of their specialties. The 300 block of Queen has some fun and funky shops, Rachel's Creperie and Onions where they have Korean and diner food, and Lancaster's largest warehouse full of art Studios, The Kepel Building. Many studios will be open for First Friday. Also, next to Onions, duck back that alleyway to Building Character, a new business in town that will delight. Cut over to Prince St on Walnut St. Take a left on Prince St. The galleries will be popping all the way down to Orange St.. Walk around back of the A-Plus to Water St. and we will be there with Billy Penn Project and Jazz with Kallia to entertain you. Matt and Melissa will have their infused wines for you to sample inside. Cafe tables will be up in the parking lot.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Spring is the Best time to come out!

A bunch of things to share...
Milestones:
Cassie Tarr, our (now former) intern, dear friend and source of inspiration at the gallery has graduated PCAD and I have to admit I had a lump in my throat seeing it in person. Check out her work in the senior show at PCAD and her handmade bags at the gallery. She will not only be doing Project Funway wearable arts camp with me this summer but some gallery hours are in the works for her too so come meet her in person.

Art and Healing:
Jacques Abreau has returned with an exhibition of his art journey into spirit and healing. We are planning a special event 11 am Friday May 23 to introduce him, the director of the Chabot School for arts, to as large a group we can assemble of anyone who should know about their efforts to move forward the concept of making art and performance for the glory of God.

Alicia, massage therapist and healer, and sacred dancer, of Alicia's wellness has made sponsoring Jacques a part of her plan for mitzvah to bring herself and Jacques to the Tier One level of the gallery. See more of this in August and September with performance, more art and things yet undreamed of. She will also be doing some massage in the gallery in coming weeks and you can arrange to get one of those by calling 717-606-6659. It is as easy as that to turn the corner on a medical issue you may have or to just treat yourself to healing touch. She has worked wonders with a dear friend of mine, so I recommend her whole heartedly. Her new space is coming together in Millersville, so she is branching OUT like our Mulberry tree! On that note, thanks to Solly for helping me plant the new red birch in the courtyard!

PRINTS, Prints and more prints:
Kyle has only one piece in the gallery this month (his work is in the new tattoo shop just below the south east corner of King and Prince) but the exciting news is he is planning to have it taken to a print master who will scan in the original work to create a pure pigment print of it as soon as possible. A number of visitors expressed an interest in this piece. I will try to post the photo so graciously volunteered when I asked, by new gallery friend Russell G. Frost (check out his website Frost Imaging to see his gorgeous shots of all sorts of stuff you may have had no idea was going on in and around town).

It may take a tutorial or Kristie saving the day for that to happen as I have been blogging in my brain for months but couldn't get it to actually happen without a tutorial from Russell...who I can't seem to thank enough, but after this mammoth post Kristie (especially) may say, "it was better when you couldn't do it!

More on prints---also captured by Russell are the carousel prints which are now hanging in the Arts Hotel. P. Buckley Moss and I are (funny to see that in a sentence) donating $100.00 for each one sold to the Rocky Springs Carousel Association of which I am a member and I assure you we are really trying to get through the many hurdles to installing that work of art (Lancaster's re-acquired antique Dentzel Carousel) to the downtown in flux.


Shawn Younger, Featured Artist May 2008
-Newer ,Younger, Older and Better

Quite a few things to say about Shawn Younger's exhibition and reception first Friday. It was his birthday and the gift was for all of us! He presented his work beautifully and it was a real treat to have his family on hand to share the event. I especially loved seeing his son, Taj sketching in the gallery intently, in spite of all the hubbub around him. I was glad Shawn didn't take my advice to not necessarily bring them that night. I was wrong! And I should have known better because they are always great in the gallery. WHAT was I thinking! For goodness sake's I was an artist's kid and the best experiences of my childhood were being at art shows and doing stuff like that with my parents.

Look for an article on Shawn, in the paper very soon. The perfect time for him to get out from behind the presses making the papers for us to be in the paper showing the world the talents this young, but worldly, wise, and deep soul has to offer. You may not know that Shawn was a Marine and lived in San Diego for a long stretch... AND a huge shout out to his big sister who came all the way from Montana to see his show. Shawn's works are priced to sell and are a great example of why one should still buy art even when the economy is supposedly bad.

Miracles in small packages:
Arlene Wartenberg is back with her incredible knitted, beaded amulet bags and we now know she actually does make them and not magic fairies as it may appear. She demonstrated making them with needles that British Airlines deemed a terrorist threat! Mom would love those and the jewelry by Kirsten and Heidi too for that matter.

Blast from the PAST:
Big surprise and I nearly fell over when my high school chum Jenny's beautiful, bright eyed and poised daughter Carrie (now nearly the same age as Jen and I were when we hung out) showed up with her posse...all I can say is I can't wait to see all of them again and the apple paintings they made were off the charts for the paint y0ur own toy or bead box artbar activity. I LOVE it that High Schoolers are claiming First Friday for their own. Wish we had FF when I was at McCaskey!

Connections and Coming Soons:
Some great musical connections were made at First Friday and we made plans to bring you Jordan Rast's band, (we have copies of his CD for sale now) Jason and our faithful Fables, and some new talent Wendy and her hubby and Jazz from an angel with the wings to prove it...more on that and others later. Thanks everyone for supporting FF and local artists and remember us when Mother's Day gifts are on your mind!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

ArtWalk



....was great fun! Check out Katharine's blog to see some pictures taken at the gallery and updates of the mural.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Artwalk happenings....at Gallery 141

We're ready for ArtWalk Weekend! We'll have MUSIC, mural painting, and our outside courtyard cafe set up...

Are you a MUSICIAN or PERFORMING ARTIST?? Join us at Gallery 141- we have a beautiful courtyard available to you, now that the weather is warm. If the weather's questionable we may have space inside too.

We have openings for Spring ArtWalk Weekend and upcoming First Fridays. If you have not signed up to play with us you still can. Just show up and you can sign up in the gallery foyer or jump in where an opening shows up! Curious or have questions, give us a call-717-397-2003.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Extended hours at Gallery 141 for Spring ArtWalk Weekend in Lancaster PA

ArtWalk weekend will be here in 3 days! It's going to be a fun weekend and the spring weather is here--all the trees and flowers are blooming. Be sure to plan a visit to Lancaster and stop Gallery 141 to say hello & see our creations. We'll be extending our hours for this event...

  • Saturday April 19, 10am-5pm
  • Sunday April 20 Noon-5pm (weather permitting)
Looks like the weather will be nice, our tulips are blooming and our artists are ready. Hope to see you here at Gallery 141 this weekend!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

First Friday at Gallery 141

Thank you to all who came out and joined us for First Friday! Its always fun meeting new people, making friends, listening to great music, and sharing collective talent and perspective with everyone! It's amazing how inspiring it is to see people take-in and enjoy what you and those around you create.

Russell Frost of Frost Imaging took some professional pictures of our First Friday festivities. Photography is Russell' s passion; he is a local photographer, graphic designer, and marketing consultant here in Lancaster, PA. Russell, THANK YOU for wandering off Gallery Row and stopping in to meet us and take a few pictures for us!

Meet ZiZi Designs, featured Artist at Gallery 141

ZiZi Designs Jewelry began in early 2006 as a fun hobby among friends, and evolved into a fund raising endeavor to raise support for a friend serving as a missionary in the Middle East. Each piece of ZiZi jewelry is unique, handcrafted, beautiful, and fun ---and 100% of the proceeds raised are donated to missions around the world.

ZiZi Designs' vision began as a tiny seed planted many years ago in Kirsten, who spent 6 years polishing & cutting stones in a lapidary shop. Kirsten brings her talent, knowledge, and amazing artistry to ZiZi Designs. Kirsten has served as a missionary in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and combines her international experience and heart in each piece she creates.

Heidi joined ZiZi Designs as an understudy of sorts and has developed her own style of jewelry making. Heidi continues to join Kirsten in making jewelry to support an old friend who now serves with Eastern Mennonite Missions. She has a knack for fun & vibrant designs and a soft spirit which nourishes her elegant creations as well.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Meet featured Artist Kyle

Meet artist Kyle Stauffer, a featured artist at Gallery 141. Kyle's paintings will be on display and for sale at the gallery for the month of March. Kyle is a local Lancaster, PA artist who takes a surrealistic view on local landscapes. Kyle's exhibit is "Take the Hike Home."

The simplicity and complexity of natural line and color is captured on canvas and acrylic. His use of color is striking...my photos don't do these pieces justice!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Be sure to stop by Gallery 141 for Artists' Saturday

Don't forget to mark you calendar....this Saturday, March 29 is Artists' Saturday at Gallery 141 and throughout downtown Lancaster. We will be open 10-4pm--and possibly later! Gallery 141 will be featuring demonstrations, art in progress, artists available to share their inspiration, and who knows! Join us & let us inspire you and we'd love you to inspire us!!

Galleries throughout downtown Lancaster will be participating... a great night to step out and experience something different! More information is available about this unique event at Lancasterarts.com.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Meet Jacques Abreu

Meet Jacques Abreu, one of this month's featured artists at Gallery 141. His faith inspired paintings will be on display, and available for sale, at Gallery 141 all month. Jacques has extensive experience in drama and performing arts. Though hard to believe when you see the detail and intricacy of his work, painting is a new found passion Jacques discovered only 2 years ago.

Jacques is an instructor at The Chabod Academy Of The Arts. "His adventure in the arts started at a young age while traveling around the world. At 14 he went on his first mission trip to Chile and found that people responded to the arts. Returning to Chile the following year, he was with a team that focused on drama. Jacques has sung in “Grease” and played different leading roles in “Joseph and the Technicolored Dream Coat,” “Celebrate,” and “David.” Jacques’ passion is to powerfully impact people’s lives with drama and use the arts to help spread the message of God’s love."

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wow!! What a First Friday!

Thank you to all who ventured out in the rainy cold weather for First Friday last week. It was a great night! We moved fixtures to make room for everyone! Music, food, art, and good company made time fly... the perfect remedy for a rainy night!! Thank you to all who attended and helped out.

Our feature Artists for First Friday & the Month of March include paintings by Jacques Abreu and Beaded Jewelry by Megan McDonald. Both artists are full of life and creative energy that is contagious when you see their work!!

Jacque's faith inspired paintings are full of color, life, and and uplifting energy that is so inspiring! You can't help but be drawn into them, and feel his passion for life when you see his work! Megan's handmade beaded jewelry beckons you to wear it... she has a keen sense of color, textures, and functionality that makes her pieces irresistible.

Once I take pictures I'll be sure to post a few. If anyone who attended has pictures, please contact us--I'd love to post them!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wednesday at Gallery 141

Sorry all, Wednesday at the gallery was a bust....we had an ice storm & torrential rain afterward. My morning was an hour of cracking & shoveling ice in the pouring rain. I was soaked to the bone & tired. Most schools & events were closed for the day, so I closed the gallery a bit early to dry off and get warm. Where is spring! The warm weather we had a couple weeks ago brought on a touch of spring fever!

To brighten the day, I had to include a little slice of artist Rob Kahn's vibrant & colorful work.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wednesday at the Gallery...

Hello! This is Kristie, one of the newer artists here at Gallery 141. I wanted to post an informal hello from the Gallery & and ME. I am the person who started this blog & I'm hoping Alana & some of our artists will join me in posting entries. So, come on everyone.... start typing... it doesn't have to be formal... just share a bit of yourself, your inspiration, your bio, or pictures of your art, or WHATEVER you like with the world!

Alana recently had surgery on her ankle... we're wishing her a fast recovery & I'm hoping she'll take some time to type a little... once the pain medicine wears off! She is always so full of energy and inspiration....so Alana, I'm challenging you to start typing! To our customers & fans, send us some comments!

Back to me for a minute... I joined the co-op at Gallery 141 in December 2007. The first time I entered Gallery 141 I was at home. I am new to the area, but fast becoming acquainted with the community & the many one way, confusing streets in Lancaster, PA! I have met so many artists, locals, & visitors and everyone has been so inspiring, friendly, and helpful. Moving here has been great, though I still mange to get lost now and then. I work Wednesdays 10-4 and the time goes by fast! So, I'm off for now... see you next Wednesday! Be sure to stop in to see my jewelry creations or visit me at sculptedwindows.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Meet Gallery 141 Artist :Kristie-Lou Brigham

Kristie-Lou Brigham is a full time jewelry artist who recently relocated to Lancaster, PA. She is a graduate of the State University of NY, with a BS in Health Service Administration. Kristie-Lou is a self taught wire jewelry artist who has developed many of her own techniques & jewelry designs that are 100% handcrafted. They do not require the use of high-tech or dangerous tools or glues—all of her pieces are crafted with the skill of her hands and a few simple tools (ruler, pliers, & wire cutters).

Kristie worked in healthcare for 12 years before she discovered her calling as a jewelry artist. She embarked on a full time career in wire sculpture in 2005 as Sculpted Windows Jewelry. She has won several awards for her designs and they have been featured in Wire Jewelry Magazine-Summer 2007, Rings ’n Things Catalog 2007, and Fire Mountain Gems Catalog 2007-8. She specializes in wire wrapping, weaving, and sculpting and she enjoys traveling far-and-wide to find new crystal, gems, and stones to wrap. All of her jewelry is one-of-a-kind and features hand selected focal-pieces.

"I have treasured natural crystals, rocks, & gems as long as I can remember. I love organic gems, pieces that have not been altered to department store perfection, seeing stones in their natural crystalline state is breathtaking. When I discovered a way to create jewelry without the need for torches, solder, glue, or high-tech equipment, I was hooked. My passion is creating delicate appearing jewelry that is amazingly durable and leaves people baffled when they hear it has been HAND-made! And, once I start talking about the stones that inspired a particular design... I have a hard time stopping."

To get to know Kristie and see the inspiration behind many of her creations be sure to visit her blog about her Wire Wrapped Jewelry. Kristie also sells her jewelry online in her ebay store Sculpted Windows Jewelry.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Bead Bar at Gallery 141!














About 30 steps in and a turn to the left brings visitors to the Gallery 141 Bead Bar. A world of beads and findings awaits. Many unique and rare gemstone, glass, shell, metal, and crystal beads, buttons, charms, and findings await. At the bead bar you can assemble your own piece of jewelry or bead art right in the Gallery or take your bead treasures home and create a masterpiece. Need help or ideas, just ask!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A View of Gallery 141: 20 Steps Inside!

In this picture we are about 20 steps inside of Gallery 141. Here you can see jewelry, paintings, collage, photography, felted mittens, vintage crystals, eyeglasses, & more. Don't be fooled, this is just the beginning of our tour through the gallery! We'll be featuring many more views of the gallery and introducing you to our feature & resident artists.

A View of Gallery 141: From the Front Door


This is a peek at Gallery 141 through our front door. Remember our collection of art is ever changing & evolving.... what you see today may be completely different tomorrow. We host new artists and creations the First Friday of every month and welcome you to join us. Reception is 6-10pm.

If you've visited us in the past, be sure to stop in again... you'll be surprised to find a whole new world of offerings from local and nationally acclaimed artists and designers.