Thursday, October 20, 2011

East Meets West

From Oct- Nov. 2011, a mother daughter show is being hosted at Gallery 141.  Regina Barker- Barzel escaped from the USSR in 1972, and even though she has never gone back, her life experience of her youth shows through her paintings.  There is a Slavic touch even in her Western European landscapes.   Her daughter Veronica Barker- Barzel was born in DC, grew up in Europe and spent three years in Japan.  Her degree was in English literature from UMUC.  Mythological creatures will pop up in her urban style paintings.  Veronica Barker- Barzel and Ried(another visiting artist) will be at the gallery for music Fri. and First Fri.  Come see us!  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Moving soon!

Our Last date at the 113 N Water Street address will be the last day of November.  We will be relocating to the little building on Race Street in Buchanan park that looks like Independence Hall.  Our earliest reopening date will be Spring 2012.  In the mean time, the vintage will be appearing at a local soon to open consignment shop...more details soon.  Our beads and jewelry will be at Burning Bridge in Columbia PA, more details soon on that as well.  And Alana's origami cards will be finding a new home as well soon.  So don't worry, we will still be active even in the interim before we reopen.  The new location will be called Inkling Institute!

Music Friday and First Friday events will be held there as we get up and rolling.  IN THE MEAN TIME October Music Friday, November First and Music Friday will still be held at our 113 North Water Street location!  JOIN US for some great times in our space.

Christiane, the new owner of our building will be moving her clothing business into our space.  Indigo blues may continute with her there, though the details there are still being ironed out.  (no pun intended :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ben Rothermel performs at Gallery 141's August First Friday 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dave Seyfried -artist in residence for August and September

Dave Seyfried is a resident of Lancaster city. He is an accomplished musician/singer and artist who has been working downtown and showing in galleries since 2001.

His story is one of survival and perseverance. He suffered life-altering injuries from a car accident in the spring of 1997. In that crash he flatlined for two and a half minutes, and even after he was resucitated he remained in a coma for two weeks. He had to learn to speak and walk again but also lost the use of his left hand,which was his dominant.

Though it was difficult, Dave through allot of "prayer and determination" has relearned to draw even better than before with his oposite hand. He has had far more work and showings post-accident.

"It's very difficult to take my art and music for granted now, I want to live everyday in a state of thanks"

Dave's subject matter varies from simple absurd and humorous characters, to iconic looking drawings that smack of 19th century woodcuts, to photo realistic and photo-surrealistic portraits.

He's also authored a graphic novel called "Ghastly Maytown" about an outbreak of sailboat-headed zombies in nearby Maytown,PA, drawn the familiar image of Lancaster's Steve Murray in front of his famous Zap&Co. vintage shop that is featured on a shirt sold downtown at various occasions, he also created the logo for "Senorita Burrita" on Prince St., and once created toy-sets for the K'nex toy company.

Dave's show consists of an exciting collection of originals and prints that are sure to please and are reasonably priced.Wait'll you see the giant framed piece of Dave depicted life-size as a version of Gulliver from Gulliver's Travels. breath-taking

Dave's second phase of his two month show begins Friday night at 5pm and goes till 10pm. Come early to meet Dave's dad Jim. Dave's band will play around 7pm (You Are The Research) with guests, including roommate Missy who's also a frequent subject of his drawings (come see the stunning piece of Missy in Penn Square Lancaster)

Dave will draw your caricature for 5 dollars that night, and his cd (Monarch) will be available for 10 dollars.
See you in September!

                                  - reviewer C. Carl Grifhoe

"can't wait to meet you" -Dave

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kimberliana performs at Gallery 141's Music Friday July 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Friday and Music Friday Guests!

July First Friday (1st)
7-8 Available
8-9 Amanda Schaedler

July Music Friday (15th)
7-8 Kimberliana
8-9 Letitia Joy

August First Friday(5th)

August Music Friday (19th)
7-?- Emily Yanek

We are accepting sign ups in the gallery for any available slots! You can call the gallery, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, 12pm-4pm at 397-2003, or e-mail at

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stay A While: Portraits from India and Palestine

When I lived in India and Palestine, my family and friends in the U.S. asked me frequently, "When are you coming home?" On the flip side of the question, I had new friends telling me to never leave. Working as an educator, wandering as a photographer, and inquiring as a scholar of life, I met scores of people whose smiles, generosity, sense of humor, and customs beckoned me to stay a while. These portraits highlight a few of them.
Auto Driver & Son
Sithani After-school Program
Kara Newhouse is the Photographer-in-Residence at Gallery 141. Her writing and photography can also be found at Rogue Anthropologist.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jessica Marchuck!/pages/Jessica-Marchuck-Designs/199828140042004
check out more items like these on my facebook page!!
or come into the gallery and see my work. I'll be there Saturdays from 12 to 4
Sterling Silver and black onyx earrings
Silver chain

silver chain with ocean wave jasper stone

Monday, March 14, 2011

Music Friday eve 8 pm listening room with Bread for Ducks. And Indigo blues fundraiser!

The youtube link, is for checking out ljones, featured artist, Loryn's postings.  My favorite is for your
consideration...mesmerizing and inspiring footage.  This triptych, on smaller canvas boards are the final pieces from this film.

Loryn will be featuring new work this coming month, as she will each month, and new poetry and WORKSHOPs in Artistic Journal Creating!
Art Journal

Email for info or to register online for her classes.

Don't miss Kara Newhouse's poignant photography of Palestine before it shifts to another of her shows that document her work for peace and justice and global citizenship.  SEE PHOTOS just below this update post.

Coming to the Listening Room soon, Bread for Ducks, in the manner of The Moldy Peaches,  is so full of heart and authentic, I am sure their loyal following will continue to grow.  I am really hoping our dear beloved video volunteer will come this week to post them on the website for posterity.  They make me smile, and I am always reminded of some very important little particle in the heart we can sometimes forget, if you know what I mean, when I see them play.

We have invited Kristie Lou Brigham to bring some clay or any items she is willing to bring out for us...we will be so happy to see her new work and her too! whenever she is able to come out.  She is  a good blog poster so she may give us some notice or just surprise us when the mood hits and opportunity allows.

COMING SOON!  Jessica Marchuck, Metalsmithing of Jewelry and Felting of bags.  Beautiful!

After four years and many setbacks our persistance is finally looking like it will carry Rick and I through this house project in Arlington.  If any interest shows we are nearing completion at long last!  The flying house refers to that we had Scott Paden's design built in a factory, then craned in in six sturdy parts to form the two and half story structure.  THAT was the easy part.  What came after has been quite a challenge.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo Exhibit Highlights Middle East Resistance

As images of resistance movements across the Middle East and North Africa capture global audiences, Millersville native Kara Newhouse brings Lancaster a view into political and cultural resistance that Palestinians have sustained for decades in the face of Israeli occupation, colonization and apartheid.

In February 2010 Kara traveled to the West Bank to teach art to children at a community organization in Nablus. The generosity and strength of the Palestinian friends she made motivated Kara to spend the summer of 2010 documenting life under occupation as an online reporter and photographer. As Palestinians continue to hold weekly nonviolent protests calling for an end to house demolitions, settlement expansion and construction of the illegal separation wall, Eyes on Resistance captures the courage and passion of those resistant Palestinians as well as Israeli and international activists standing up against injustice.

A self-trained photographer with a background in cultural anthropology, Kara's work as a journalist and youth educator has led her to the Middle East, Central America, and most recently, India. Her writing and photography can also be found at Rogue Anthropologist.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cutting Edge New Artist Loryn Spangler-Jones UNFOLDING March First Friday Reception

Mixed media Artist and Poet,  Loryn Spangler-Jones brings us with her, articulating her meaningful and explosive journey of discovery and growth.  Her show brings us together in that place where souls meet.  The varied paintings blend, stitch, layer and reveal.  The poetry is frank and by grasping the hurdles that stand in her way, she reaches out, pulling herself and us into a new landscape where movement is unrestricted and free.  She pauses between lines, as if to invite us to insert our thoughts and desires into that space she creates. In her case, mixed media not only refers to her array of processes and materials she combines to relay her discoveries in her art.   Loryn is a You Tube phenomenon... her deft productions invite us into her studio, into her process, inviting us to access our own creative impulses, and to become a part of her own.  Video will be in integral part of her show, along with her paintings, small works and trading cards.  This month it will be accompanied by her poetry journal, an impressive art book.  As the first three months of her UNFOLDING progress, she will conduct readings and a workshop on creating an art journal of your own!  She will be the premier Poet to launch the Poetry Booth in the old phone booth of Lancaster Dispensing Company.  We are privileged to share in the emergence of this prolific and inspiring artist.

this Heart of Mine


the Butterfly Effect: a series

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Amanda S. @ Gallery 141's January 2011 Music Friday

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sebastian Rivera @ Gallery 141 Dec. 2010

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Alana showcases Miss Chris' artwork

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow or no we are open for January First Friday

Doesn't look like a repeat of last year, thank goodness, but we will be in house to bring in the new year. Ken vallerio, Christine Hofmann, Cassie Tarr, David Harris. Look for indigo blues sponsored dance workshops and events coming soon.