Thursday, July 14, 2011

MCFA's Art Show TACC's Mercersburg Town Fest 2011

MCFA is seeking entries for our Art Show to be held at TACC's Mercersburg TownFest. This is a non-juried show, and is open to all ages.

If you are an artist who would like to submit a piece for display in the art show, please download a pdf form here and include it with your entry.

When:
Saturday, September 24, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where:
Presbyterian Church
34 West Seminary Street
Mercersburg, PA

Other Details: We will schedule a drop off date closer to the event. All art must be picked up at the conclusion of TownFest.

JBHS seeking help with musical set design

James Buchanan High School is preparing for their Spring musical, and need your help.

Adult volunteers are sought to help with set design and construction.

Work on the set will begin in the Fall although the play is planned for the Spring.

If you would like to help, please email Anita Shively at anita.shively@tus.k12.pa.us.

Artist in Residence Opportunity

Act fast! Application Deadline July 25, 2011

The Tuscarora School District has just posted a job opening for an "Artist in Residence" to work with the JBHS art program. It is a part time, one year position.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a local artist to share expertise with young, upcoming artists.

Artists need a resume and portfolio. Call the Central Office 717-328-3127 to set up an interview. Interviews will be held after July 25th.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mix It Up with MCFA Scheduled for Tuesday, May 24

The Mercersburg Council for the Arts is gearing up for “Mix it Up with MCFA,” its’ popular silent art auction fundraiser. The event will be held once again at Flannery’s Tavern on the Square in Mercersburg – hosts of Mix it Up for the past three years – Tuesday, May 24 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The silent auction will feature over 30 pieces of original art. “Each year we’re amazed by the quantity and quality of the artwork we receive,” says Allison Zeger, MCFA’s president. “We’re so proud that our community, though small in size, has so much talent. And we want to showcase it.” Donated items range from local music to pottery to paintings and prints.

Each year, a portion of the funds raised at the auction are used to help bring the arts to children through sponsorships to art camps and has helped to fund a new summer art camp in conjunction with TWEP. MCFA has also recently established a scholarship for a JBHS senior who demonstrates outstanding artistic achievement. “One of MCFA’s main goals is to provide art opportunities to children,” describes DeWayna Pittman, MCFA board member.

MCFA gives back to the community in other ways as well. In 2010, MCFA established “Art for Thought” an art demonstration series. The series featured local artists of varying genres giving a presentation of their craft. Art for Thought will continue in 2011 as a hands-on workshop. “We thought it was a good idea to change it up a little from last year. We’re rolling out the new program in September – with guitar, dance, jewelry and paper bag book making to start,” says Zeger. Other outreach includes the MCFA Art Show at TACC’s Mercersburg Town Fest and hosting a night of music at the Mercersburg Lions Club Fair. MCFA plans to implement more community programs like these going forward.

“Mix it Up is a great event because it gets the community talking about the arts. It’s good exposure for the artists - and winning bidders go home with some really great pieces,” explains Kelly Schoenberger, another MCFA board member.

Mix it up is free and open to the public and features a cash bar and appetizers by Flannery’s. If you would like to learn more about MCFA, or the Mix it Up Event, please visit www.mcfapa.org.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ryan Smith Photography Exhibition Opening This Saturday

Ryan Smith of Ryan Smith Photography and Chace + Smith Photography, Mercersburg, has a new exhibition titled, “Plastic.Lo-Fi.Holga,” opening this Saturday, April 2 at the Niche Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts, Mercersburg, PA. The exhibition will include 15 photographs taken with a plastic toy camera called a Holga. An opening reception will be held this Saturday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Niche Gallery in the Mercersburg Academy Burgin Center for the Arts. The exhibition will be on display from April 2 – 29, 2011. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information about Ryan, please visit: http://www.ryansmithphoto.com.


Monday, August 16, 2010

LIVE United Art Show

United Way of Franklin County presents LIVE UNITED Open Art Exhibition in conjunction with the United Ways of PA “Collage of a Commonwealth” traveling exhibition. Artwork will travel September 15 through November 5, 2010 in four Franklin County locations!

DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM HERE - DUE 9/3/10 »

Details:

♦ Artists are invited to deliver one work of art with the theme of “Live United” to M&T Bank, 55 South Main Street, Chambersburg, Thursday or Friday, September 9th and 10th, between 10 am and 2 pm.

♦ All fine art media are encouraged: painting, photography, collage, printmaking, computer generated or sculpture. 2-D works must be framed, and hang-able with wire on the back. Works must be "family friendly".

♦ Artwork must be original (no copies) and created by the entrant.

♦ There is no entry fee; sites will not handle sales.

♦ Entries will be hung at M&T Bank on a first come, first serve basis. United Way reserves the right to ask artists to transport works that are over-size (more than 4 feet in any dimension, or over 50 lbs.).

♦ Franklin and Fulton County residents ages 14 and over are welcome to enter.

♦ Art should be picked up at Greencastle’s Tower Bank, 40 Center Square, Monday or Tuesday, November 8th or 9th between 9 am and 2 pm.

♦ Call Anne Finucane at 816-7568 with questions.


Show Schedule:

M&T Bank, 55 South Main Street, Chambersburg:
Tuesday, September 14, 4:30-6:30 pm: Preview Reception for Artists & United Way guests
Wednesday, September 15, 4:30-6:30 pm, Public Reception
Show Hours: September 15-24, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Waynesboro Area YMCA, 810 E. Main St.:
September 28-October 8 (M-F 9-8, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5)

Mercersburg Inn, 405 S. Main St.:
October 12-22 (12-5 daily)

Greencastle: Tower Bank, 40 Center Square:
October 26-November 5 (M-Tu 8:30-3, W 8:30-12, Th 8:30-3, F 8:30-6 )

Art for Thought: MCFA Presents Woodworking Demo by local craftsman, Ed Beard, this Thursday

“You find craft in art, but not always art in craft” is local craftsman Ed Beard’s mantra. Ed was born in Washington County MD, and raised in Florida. Today, he and his wife Pat, live in Greencastle - where they have a workshop together.

Ed mainly focuses on wood as a medium. “I find beauty in the woods and the wood grain,” he explains. He holds a BA from University of Florida, and learned Shaker box making from John Wilson (the accepted expert in the woodworking field).

Shaker boxes can best be described as bent-wood "pantry boxes." They were historically used to store teas, eggs and other household items. The usefulness of these boxes appealed to the Shakers and they adopted the style. Careful and graceful construction results in work that is both useful and beautiful.

Mr. Beard has been creating Shaker boxes for over 10 years. He describes the process: “I cut strips of wood, steam them and then bend them around molds which I’ve made. The bands are held together with copper tacks and the tops and bottoms are held with wooden pegs.” It is a skill that takes time to develop.

Ed sells his work at art shows and galleries, and while he does not offer lessons to adults, he does occasional work with kids in wood.

MCFA invites you to see a demonstration of Shaker Box making Thursday, August 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Basement located at 8 Linden Avenue, Mercersburg.

The cost is $2.00 per person and free for students. Light refreshments will be served. Parking and entrance are around the back of the church. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. RSVP to mcfainfo@gmail.com or by calling 328-4777.

Next Art For Thought Demonstration:
Thursday, September 16, featuring Watercolor with Laura Shindle.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Art for Thought: Printmaking Demo Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mercersburg

Join MCFA this Thursday, July 15, for a demonstration of printmaking by local artist, Lynda Beckwith.

Printmaking is the process of creating prints with an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting.
Prints are created from a single original surface, known technically as a matrix. Common types of matrices include: plates of metal, usually copper or zinc for engraving or etching; stone, used for lithography; blocks of wood for woodcuts, linoleum for linocuts and fabric plates for screen-printing. But there are many other kinds of matrix substrates and related processes.

Come learn about this unique art form as Lynda describes to us the many processes and materials that can be used in printmaking.

The cost is $2.00 per person and free for students. Light refreshments will be served. Parking and entrance are around the back of the church. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. RSVP to mcfainfo@gmail.com or by calling 328-4777.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Art for Thought: Swing Dance Demo Thursday, June 17

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.”

At least, that’s what John and Denise Bennett will tell you. Hailing from the Dallas, Texas metroplex, John and Denise brought their dancing ways to Mercersburg when they relocated for jobs at Mercersburg Academy.

They started swing dancing during the late 1990’s swing resurgence and fell in love. When asked what draws them to this pastime, John describes, “A hard beat and the determination of the music to offer joy to Americans who were struggling through two of the most trying decades in our history.”

When people think of swing, they see in their minds smiling faces and hard twirling skirts, but it’s easy to forget that swing was the driving joy of the youth culture during the Great Depression and the Second World War.

Denise continues, “Perhaps it required the entire nation to suffer the blues in order for swing to emerge as powerful and liberating as it was … and is. I think we each find a swing beat undeniable. We can’t hear one without as least doing some subtle but fancy toe tapping.”

Denise and John are for the most part self-taught; their skills forged from nights of hard dancing and from years of immersion in the study of the music and cultures of swing.

The couple sponsors Four on the Floor, a swing society at Mercersburg Academy.

On Thursday, June 17, you can see the dancing duo in action. They’ll demonstrate and teach the basics of East Coast Swing, the Charleston, and the Lindy Hop at MCFA’s Art for Thought Series.

The cost is $2.00 per person and free for students. Light refreshments will be served. Parking and entrance are around the back of the church. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. RSVP to mcfainfo@gmail.com or by calling 328-4777.

Next Art For Thought Demonstration:
Thursday, July 15 featuring Printmaking with Lynda Beckwith.

Moon Dog Pottery Summer Art Camp

A Quality Summer Art Program for Children ages 6 - 15.

For the last three summers Moon Dog Pottery in Welsh Run has been the host to a summer art program that immerses children in the world of art.

Moon Dog Pottery Art Camp introduces children to a variety of artistic activities designed to develop ability and creativity.  Our 5-day program offers an introduction to wheel throwing, hand building, painting, drawing, sculpture, mask making and textile art.  Art Camp is for children ages 6-15.

Students are asked to bring their own bag lunch.  We provide daily snacks and drinks as well as daily physical activities and games to round out their day. 

2010 Art Camp Times: 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Summer Art Camp Dates
June 21-25, June 28-July 2,
July 12 - 16, July 19 - 23, July 26 - 30
August  2 - 6, August 9 - 13, August 16 - 20

Payment $189 per camper per week

Moon Dog Pottery
11667 Mercersburg Road
Mercersburg, PA 17236
moondogpottery@aol.com
717-328-9993

Call to Register.

Summer Art Camp for Kids

3 fun days for kids ages 6 to 12!

Kids will be painting, sculpting and creating just like their favorite artist! This jungle themed camp will have the kids drawing animals, going on nature walks, sketching plants, learning about bugs, and making artwork from other cultures! We will make as many projects as we can fit into the day so there is never a dull moment. Students will be using a variety of media including paint, clay and oil pastels and should dress accordingly. Students should also bring a bag lunch along each day they attend camp. Hope to see you!

The teacher for this camp is Miss Gillespie. She is a certified Art Educator who recently did her student teaching at Mercersburg and Montgomery Elementary.

Cost: $55.00
July 27,28,29 2010 (Tue. thru Thur.)
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where:
Charles Brightbill Environmental Center
James Buchanan High School campus
Mercersburg, PA

To Register call Dawn Beaumont at 814-659-2003 between 9am-7pm.
Registration deadline: July 23. Class Limit of 30.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds for cancellations after registration deadline.

This program was made possible through MCFA and TWEP (Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Creative Highways Book Release

Local photographer and writer team Ryan Smith and Larissa Chace Smith are proud to announce the release of their new book, Creative Highways. You can view and order copies of the book online through Blurb.

Book Summary
In June of 2009, during the peak of the economic recession, Ryan and Larissa Smith set out on an epic journey from Pennsylvania to Oregon and back. They traversed 15 states across 4 time zones with a simple goal . . . to rediscover America and revisit that great Western spirit they once cherished.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Art For Thought - Calligraphy Demonstration

MCFA is implementing a new program to bring the arts to our community.


Thursday May 20: Barb Peshkin - Calligraphy
Thursday June 17: John and Denise - Swing Dance
Thursday July 15: Lynda Beckwith - Printmaking
Thursday August 19: Ed Beard - Woodworking - Shaker Boxes
Thursday September 16: Laura Shindle - Watercolor
Thursday October 15: Kathy Diloretto - Stained Glass
Thursday November 18: Pat Beard - Hand Weaving
Thursday December 17: No Demonstration - Happy Holidays!

Details:
St. John's Lutheran Church Basement
8 Linden Avenue, Mercersburg
Parking and entrance around the back of the church.
7:00 p.m.
$2.00 per person
Students and members free

Monday, May 17, 2010

Art for Thought: Meet Barb Peshkin

Come watch one of the oldest known written art forms demonstrated on Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. at MCFA's Art For Thought.

Barb Peshkin will be demonstrating the art of Calligraphy, which literally means beautiful writing. Before the invention of the printing press some 500 years ago, it was the way books were made. Each copy was handwritten by a scribe, working in a scriptorium. The handwriting was done with quill and ink onto materials like vellum or parchment. The lettering style applied was one of the period book-hands like rustic, carolingian or blackletter. Today, there are three main types or styles of calligraphy: (1) Western or Roman, (2) Arabic, and (3) Chinese or Oriental.

You may know Barb Peshkin from her many years as the Art Instructor at JBHS. Today, Barb teaches for the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg as well as other sites in the area. She first learned calligraphy in college and has since developed a heightened interest in the craft through a medieval reenactment group that she has become involved with. Mrs. Peshkin received her Art Education degree from Edinboro University and has taken graduate courses from the University of San Diego, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Barb has been practicing Calligraphy for about 15 years. She describes the process, "Learning calligraphy takes much practice. After choosing a calligraphy style, it should be practiced until letterforms and spacing are worked out for what is to be lettered. There are several types of pens available from felt tip, to metal dip pens. Each has it's own characteristics. Lines should be ruled on the good paper in pencil, then the project is ready to be lettered." Barb warns, "There should be no distractions, such as children or pets or food nearby." Finished projects can be framed, or made into cards or many other display items.

Mrs. Peshkin offers lessons as the opportunity arises. Artwork by Barb, including paintings, can be purchased in Chambersburg or with the Cumberland Valley Craftsmen Guild. Join us this Thursday to watch this meticulous artist demonstrate her skill as a Calligrapher at 7:00 p.m. in the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Basement, located at 8 Linden Avenue, Mercersburg.

The cost is $2.00 per person and free for students. Light refreshments will be served. Parking and entrance are around the back of the church. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. RSVP to mcfainfo@gmail.com or by calling 328-4777.

Next Art For Thought Demonstration: Thursday, June 17 featuring Swing Dance

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mix It Up with MCFA!

Join the Mercersburg Council for the Arts on Tuesday, May 25, for our Third Annual "Mix it Up with MCFA" Silent Auction and Mixer.

This is our only fundraiser of the year and we need your help to continue to introduce new programs like; "Art for Thought," "Big Band Night at the Mercersburg Fair," "First Fridays" and "ArtOberfest." Your contributions have also helped us provide art camp opportunities for children and donations for our High School Music programs.

We have many more goals like these yet to be reached. So, please, come again this year to enjoy a great evening of live music, delicious food and wonderful local art.

Flannery’s Tavern on the Square
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 • 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Cash Bar, Appetizers, Limited Menu available for purchase

Schedule of events
5:00 p.m. Silent Auction Begins
5:00 p.m. "Mason Bailey"
6:00 p.m. "The Hello Strangers"
8:00 p.m. Silent Auction Results

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Art for Thought: Meet Janine Davis, Moon Dog Pottery

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Janine Davis now operates Moon Dog Pottery from her home studio in Welsh Run, PA.

Janine studied painting, sculpture, design and printmaking formally at the School of Art in Washington, D.C., Maryland University, Utah State University and honed her skills in ceramics with Ben Culbertson at Hagerstown Community College. Over the years, she has continued to learn and study on her own.

Janine put art on the back burner while she raised three children. When she returned to being a full time artist, ceramics was the medium that intrigued her most. “It combines 3-D with the aspect of color.” Janine describes. “It is exciting to explore a medium that combines both those aspects. I enjoy creating an art form of function.”

She first learned to create pottery on the pottery wheel in 1970 when she was in the 10th grade. Janine became a full-time potter in 1999.

Janine begins each project with an inspiration. She elaborates, “The ideas come from everywhere. The wee hours of the morning are a peak time for imagination and inspiration. If I happen to wake up with an idea I take it to the drawing pad or right to the Studio.”

She brings her ideas to form on the wheel. The pots are left to dry and then moved to the kiln for 8 hours of firing. After firing, she glazes the pots. They are dipped, painted or sprayed and put back into the kiln for the second firing at a higher temperature for about 6 hours. The kiln is then left to cool for about 24 hours, and at that time the pottery is ready for display and purchase in her gallery.

In addition to selling her pottery, Janine offers adult classes at her studio and Summer art camps for children ages 6 - 15.

You can see Janine demonstrate her craft on April 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Basement, located at 8 Linden Avenue, Mercersburg.

The cost is $2.00 per person and free for students. Light refreshments will be served. Parking and entrance are around the back of the church. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. RSVP to mcfainfo@gmail.com or by calling 328-4777.


Next Art For Thought Demonstration:

Thursday, May 20 featuring Calligraphy by Barb Peshkin.

For more information about our organization, visit our website at www.mcfapa.org or fan us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MercersburgCouncilfortheArts

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce and FreeMind seeking artist participation in new community event

First Friday's in Mercersburg

Beginning on Friday May 7, Mercersburg will host a monthly event, "First Friday's - Main Street Mercersburg." The event will showcase storefronts in Mercersburg as well as live music on the square. They are looking for artists to participate in this new community event. Some of you participate in similar events in Greencastle and Chambersburg, and have found great success. The Mercersburg event will open yet another avenue of commerce for you as an artist. We encourage you to participate in all First Friday events by rotating to different communities. Please forward this onto to any artist friends in neighboring communities and ask them to do the same!

Details:
First Friday of every Month, beginning May 7, 2010
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Set up is at 3:00 p.m.
No fee to participate
Artists are responsible for their own tables/displays, set up and tear down - tear down is no later than 7:30 p.m.
You will be contacted to confirm placement closer to the date of the event.

Would you like to participate?

Please email MCFA or download the interest form below.

First Friday's Participation Form »

Please help MCFA make this a successful event for Mercersburg!

Friday, March 12, 2010

MCFA Seeking Art Donations for Mix It Up Silent Auction

We will be holding our 3rd Mix it Up Silent Auction at Flannery's Tavern on the Square later this Spring. Each year our donations have increased and become more diverse. Help us exceed last year's showing by donating a piece to our event. All mediums are accepted and can be given directly to an MCFA representative or can be dropped off at either the 4/22 or 5/20 Art For Thought Artist Demonstration.

If you would like to submit a piece, click here.

We thank you in advance for your participation!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

America Through the Eyes of the Artist


Local photographer, Ryan Smith, will be exhibiting photographs at the Chambersburg Council for the Arts Kaleidoscope Gallery. Details are below.

“America Through the Eyes of the Artist” will be on display at the Kaleidoscope Gallery from January 15th through February 20th at 159 South Main Street, Chambersburg. The exhibit will feature photography by Stacey Ferree of Waynesboro, Staci Grimes of Shippensburg and Ryan Smith of Mercersburg. The opening reception will be held on Friday January 15th from 4:30-6:30 PM and will be an opportunity for Gallery patrons to meet the artists.

For more info: http://www.councilforthearts.net
Ryan Smith Photography: http://www.ryansmithphoto.com

Friday, December 4, 2009

MCFA to hold Arts Forum

The Mercersburg Council for the Arts would like to invite you to an Arts Forum on December the 10th. We will open the floor to our guests to discuss the direction of MCFA in 2010. We have had a successful first year as a non-profit, and continue to hatch plans and ideas for our little town. Now, we'd like your input. Some topics for discussion will be a membership plan - what would you like to gain out of a membership to MCFA? New events. We've had great fun at our Mix it Up and Artoberfest events - can we improve them? How can we serve you better?
We hope you can join us for a lively evening of discussion.

MCFA Arts Forum
Thursday, December 10, 2009
6:30 p.m.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Basement
Linden Avenue, Mercersburg PA
Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to MCFA by 12/8/09 by clicking here

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Weekend in Mercersburg - Live Music Galore!

It's going to be a big weekend in Mercersburg this Halloween! Come out and support live music!

Friday at Flannery's Tavern on the Square: Boris Garcia, presented by FreeMind, 9 PM, $7 cover

Saturday at Colonel Murphy's: Halloween Party with Love Hate Thing, $7 with costume

Saturday across the street at Flannery's: Monster Mash with Pale Barn Ghosts and The Hello Strangers, FREE, 9 PM

Hope to see you out!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

MCFA's ArtOberfest 2009

MCFA's ArtOberfest 2009
Autumn is in the air, and Art is on our mind! MCFA is pleased to announce it's Second Annual ArtOberfest. Local fine arts vendors (including oil, watercolor, printmaking, jewelery, acrylic and digital characitures) will display and sell their wares outside on the Mercersburg square while 6 bands show off their performing talents in a rotating schedule at local establishments, Flannery's Tavern on the Square and the newly remodeled and reopened Colonel Murphy's.

We will be selling Event T-Shirts - 1 for $10.00 or 2 for $18.00. See you there!

When:
Saturday, October 17, 2009
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Artist vendors outside on the square
5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. - Live Music!

Performance Lineup:
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Brian Stoner - Flannery's
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sean Clever - Colonel Murphy's
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Logan Chace - Flannery's
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Lady - Colonel Murphy's
9:00 p.m. - Midnight Kevin Shannon - Flannery's
And Headlining at Colonel Murphy's:
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Toy Soldiers (Philadelphia, PA recording artists)

Where:
The Mercersburg Square - Colonel Murphy's and Flannery's Tavern on the Square.

Other Details:
Free Admission and no cover charges. Come out to support our home-grown talent and enjoy some outstanding original music. Cosponsored by FreeMind, Mercersburg Academy and Flannery's Tavern on the Square. Special thanks to Fast Ink for help with production of our T-shirts!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mercersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Mercersburg Townfest Art Show

MCFA is pleased to announce it's Second Annual Townfest Art Show. This is a non-juried show, and is open to all ages. This year's art theme is "All things Bright and Beautiful." If you are an artist who would like to submit a piece for display in the art show, please download a pdf form here. Completed forms can be mailed to MCFA, P.O. Box 27, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

When:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where:
Presbyterian Church
34 West Seminary Street
Mercersburg, PA

Other Details:
Art may be dropped off at the Presbyterian Church, Thursday 9/24, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. If you cannot drop off your art during this time, please contact Allison Zeger at 328-4777 to schedule another option. All art must be picked up at the conclusion of TownFest.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Videos: Big Band Meets Big Fun

This year MCFA sponsored an evening of entertainment at the Mercersburg Lions Club Fair. Spectrum performed a variety of big band tunes while the Lindy Hop Dancers gave free swing and foxtrot dance lessons.

It was an evening of great music and dancing. Take a look at the photos and videos to see all the dancing action!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Local Potter achieves National Recognition

Janine Davis, of MoonDog Pottery in Welsh Run, Pa, has had one of her ceramic pieces selected as part of the 17th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National.

This is a juried exhibit of functional ceramics. There were 1,252 pieces entered from 46 states and DC and only 108 selected.

The exhibit runs Saturday, September 26 to Sunday, October 25, 2009
560 South Prince Street
Lancaster, PA
www.strictlyfunctionalpotterynational.net

MCFA congratulates Janine on her accomplishment!