Monday, August 23, 2010

A World Behind Glass

     Christie Twigg, owner of Forever Green, has her own definition of terrarium. For the month of August these miniature worlds created in re-purposed glassware have graced a high top in the gallery.  Each piece is unique and offers a serene escape from the daily grind of a fast paced city life.

     After ten years of working in the horticulture industry, Christie ventured into her own business last October. "Terrariums are my artistic release, although gardening for many is an artistic expression in it's own right." She is hoping that her terrariums are seen as such and is working toward the goal of owning a shop in the near future.

Julien-G a french visual artist in Lancaster!


King Kong and lipstick, acrylic and blockprint on paper, 2010.

Julien Guibreteau, aka "Julien G", is an emerging french artist, whom work takes up miscellanious techniques to embody a univers made of humor and metaphysics... Conceived as series, his artwork associates unlikely matching patterns, humoristic and meaningfull combinations. Within abstraction and narration, comics and pictorial matters.

Started in august, the show goes on until end of september at gallery 141.

Rembrandt and miror, acrylic and pencil on japanese paper, 2010.

You may have missed your chance to meet the artist (who came back to France) but don't miss the chance to encounter his work in person.

Enter the depth, collage, 2010.

Article about the show in the Lancaster New Era:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

September featured artist : David Bottini, paintings "for Gabriel"

Pleased to see a nice profile and exhibit announcement in 

Excited to show my new paintings!

Friday, August 20, 2010

September featured artist : David Bottini, paintings "for Gabriel"

River Glow, acrylic on canvas, 24 X 36"

As Joni Mitchell sings “We can't return we can only look behind from where we came” and it is that glance back to where he came that enlivens and engages David Bottini’s dreamlike landscapes. His crystalline focus and saturated palette draw a viewer into a place that arouses a specific memory and time for each viewer. This group of paintings evokes the power of memories; where you look and are entranced, where your sharp-focus memory of a past time merges with the paint and canvas in your immediate view.
David Bottini’s grouping of “Seasons and Light” paintings are on exhibit at Gallery 141 on Water Street in downtown Lancaster.
Before dedicating his full time to his studio work, Bottini earned the title of “Master Teacher” during his tenure as Visual Art Department Chair at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia.
Mr. Bottini's work projects his passion for landscape and atmospheric effect, as inspired by his Italian grandfather, Gabriel, from whom the artist derived his painting signature. David’s classic realism is honed in a focused studio process and his goal of capturing a specific moment of solitude within nature aligns his approach within the Romantic tradition.
Summer Morning Shimmer, acrylic on linen, 30 X 40"

His work as a painter and a freelance designer has involved local shows, workshops, adult classes, and teaching as adjunct college faculty. For the past 20 years, David has focused on his passion for landscape and atmospheric effect. He lives and works in Central Pennsylvania.
He uses the painting signature "Gabriel" as a dedication to the enduring affects of his Italian grandfather (Gabriel Bottini) on his interest in nature and appreciation of the world around him. His landscapes are signed Gabriel with David's signature on the back of each work. David’s work is in art galleries in Santa Fe, Washington, D.C., Lancaster, & Philadelphia and private collections throughout the US.
David Bottini, paintings “for Gabriel”
Classic realism with a romantic viewpoint
Seasons and Light 
First Friday September 3rd, 5 – 10 pm.
Gallery 141,   

113 N. Water Street, Lancaster, Pa.

Leaning Into September, acrylic on canvas, 36 X 18"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


September 3rd  First Friday- Emily Yanek

September 17th  Music Friday- Sky Like June

October 1st First Friday- Emily Yanek  & Billy Hodges

Please join us for some local flavor.......