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21 S BROAD ST LITITZ PA


BRYNALLEMAN

Bryn Alleman is a photographer best known for her bright and uplifting images of the delicate details of nature. Bryn started taking photos as a way to meditate and ground herself with the hopes that her photos would have a similar effect on her audience. Her goal is to point out the innate beauty always surrounding us to both produce a positive energy in her audience as well as remind everyone of the importance of taking care of our world in a time of its dire need for our care. When finishing her images, she generally prefers to put them on materials such as wood, metal or acrylic, brilliantly capturing the delicate balance of strength and beauty in the natural world.  Her images are also available on canvas or as prints (framed or unframed). In addition to her photography, Bryn works as a systems analyst and loves dancing, great food, and spending time with her family and friends. She  lives with her husband and two young daughters in the quaint town of Lititz in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


KATHERINEGROFT  

An explorer and urban wanderer Katherine finds creative inspiration in her surroundings, wherever she may be. She uses her camera to capture quiet moments that are tucked amongst the chaotic hustle-bustle of everyday life. Much of her work reflects her fascination with light and contrasting colors as techniques for abstracting space or figures.
A Lancaster County native, Katherine graduated from Pratt Institute and currently resides in Manhattan, where she works in the photography industry. After living in the countryside of Italy for the latter part of 2017, she recently produced a personal photo book entitled "Dettagli." Her work was formerly featured in the New York City Pratt Alumni show and in the "Breaking Boundaries" photo exhibition in Pingyao, China.


STEPHENLEED
  
A Lancaster County Native and Career artist whose work has been featured in the Pennsylvania Game News thirteen times, Bird Watchers Digest ten times, the Pennsylvania Sportsman and Bird World.
His work has shown nationally in The American Academy of Equine Art, The Lancaster Open Art Award Show at The Lancaster Museum of Art where he won The People’s Choice Award in 2007 and three Best of Shows at The Lancaster County Woodcarvers and Wildlife Art Festival.  His work has been commissioned by The Pennsylvania Game Commission, Stromberg’s Chicks and Game Birds Unlimited as well as many private entities and individuals.  
The subject of his work is influenced by his vivid imagination complimented by the personal experience he has had throughout his life as a wildlife observer and lover.
  


DOUGLASANDERSON

  
Still Life has been a genre of artists since ancient times. Douglas Anderson paints still lifes using objects that have strong personal meaning to him. Themes dealing with his love of nature, love of art and literature, foods that have been enjoyed, places that have been visited, and people that have come into his life are represented indirectly through the use of objects that anyone can relate to. The relationship that the audience has with an image of a particular arrangement of objects is open to interpretation. Why a particular object is chose to be depicted is a secret that only the artist knows. “I don’t paint an object because of its beauty even though I do hope that someone connects with the beauty of the object painted.”


GEORGEMCMONIGLE

  
The artist evolving voice is visible in the works of George McMonigle. Throughout George’s work his respect and understanding of his subject is clearly evident. George looks for positive and uplifting forces in every subject.  His work is unmistakable for its accuracy and attention to detail and respected buy the National Sculpture Society and the Society of Animal Artist. His “Freedom Above All” sculpture, created for the Reagan Library, shows his ability to combine wildlife and an uplifting spirit. The National Geographic Magazine, in its September 1988 issue, described George’s work as “hauntingly beautiful” and the Wildlife Art News magazine used his “Eagle Owl’ on its cover for the August 1992 issue.


MATTHEWFUNKBARLEY


Matthew Funk Barley is a designer and painter who grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received a MDES in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a B.S. in Industrial Arts from Southern Utah University.

He credits the beginning of his drawing and designing skills to works produced while sitting in church. At 16 he spent a summer in the Kenyan outback building a library from the foundation to the roof for a primary school. His team used no power tools making their own sun-dried bricks and mixing all the mortar by hand. After high school he spend 15 years traveling all over the American west form Utah to Alaska. During this time he designed and built one of a kind artistic installations and architecture. After eight years as a contractor he decided to go back to school to study design in a formal setting. During this time he was reintroduced to his passion for drawing, painting, and design thinking.


GRETCHENSTAHLMANJAMES


In a dark room watching a latent image come to life was captivating to a young Stahlman. While studying medicine,  art and sculpture in Tucson AZ she began oil painting under the tutelage of a local impressionist. Realizing at that point her intense passion for the arts, she dabbled in everything from painting to design to photography. Utilizing her art as a language, she believes is a universal  form of communication.  Expressing herself through her photography offers her a voice that speaks from her mind, body and spirit.  Gretchen’s gift is awakening the viewer’s senses to the mundane.  She sees beauty in the simple things and subjects and uses her photography to share that viewpoint.


VERONICADITZLER


Veronica Ditzler is still a novice in the field of art but inspires to be a better one. She works in a variety of mediums such as acrylic and oil pastel. Veronica usually paints portraits that portray pop culture icons. The portraits range in different colors and some are in monochromatic.She has had her work displayed in Swatara Coffee Co. and her high school.
Veronica is from Fredericksburg, PA and has attended Northern Lebanon High School.
She will be attending Penn College of Technology in the fall majoring in graphic design and marketing. Some of her favorite masters of art are Keith Haring, Salvador Dali, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. One of Veronica's mentors has been her art teacher Jennifer Zemba who she has known for four years.


NAJWANZOUBI


Artist (oil paints, watercolor, pencil sketches), Sculpturer, Freelance Illustrator, Teacher.                                    
A self-taught artist Najwan was Born in Nazareth, Israel in 1988.  Her artwork deals with memories and flashbacks that she recaptures and gathers from her daily life.  From the day she was born, she tried to cover the layers of growth and crumbling living walls with paintings.  The changing world continues to grow.  Najwan paints and searches this infinite universe.  A graduate from Oranim College where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts her job as an artist seems impossible to describe.  Painting and drawing is her special language, not easy to record, because it is invented along the way.                                      


DONNAFELTON


Donna has always had a fascination with architecture, geometry and paper, the three most common elements found in her dimensional designs. And combining those elements in visually exciting ways has always been an intriguing personal challenge. “When creativity sparks, those elements can be interpreted and mixed into infinite possibilities. However, deciding which possiblity to follow and develop is definitely an experimental process. Experimentation can sometimes lead to a dead end, but if you’re willing to take risks, it usually leads to the most innovative solutions.” Evident in her work is an education in Architecture and Graphic Design which led Donna to careers in Packaging Design, Advertising Design and teaching College Level Graphic Design. She is a recipient of a NY Art Director’s Club Award for packaging design and has been published in PRINT Magazine, Communication Arts and the Art Director’s Annual.


RHONDACOUNTS


Rhonda’s works are instantly recognizable for their unique textures. She creates her canvases by sculpting various mediums, even perhaps finger-painting in patterns and then “impressing” natural elements, such as leaves, into the mediums. Fluid acrylics are then applied, letting the colors flow over and in the textural crevasses. In the flow, there is a constant applying, lifting and reworking of the paints over the texture. Inspiration for this method came during her career as an Art Director for Walt Disney Imagineering. An intriguing technique used by the Disney Imagineers, is stamping patterns into cementitious materials to create “natural themed landscapes”. Rhonda has adapted this technique in her painting process.
In her studio in Fleetwood, Pa, Rhonda enjoys the serenity and mindfulness in the process of creating art.


KRISTOPHERBELL


Kristopher Bel was born and raised in the Hamptons, on the east end of Long Island. Growing up within walking distance of the Pollock Krasner house, and hearing stories about all the artists that popularized the south fork of Long Island for its 'magical light', Kristopher has always been a painter, finding his own style and voice after working as a graphic designer in Montauk. Now making his home in Lititz, where you can find him talking about the magical light of Lancaster county.


JEREMYMILLER


Jeremy's involvement in the arts as participant, educator, and advocate are deeply linked to his faith. He believes that man, as the apex of God's creation and a reflection of His nature, is tasked with the continuation of the creative process. Primarily a liturgical artist, the majority of his watercolor and ink creations translate the teachings of the Bible into a visual interpretation. His style is a combination of his Pennsylvania-Deutsch heritage and an ever growing appreciation of historic Christian-based symbolism. Jeremy, in the company of his wife and son, lives and creates in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


MARILYNFOX


I recently embraced a new dialog in painting. Perhaps this change is a result of the cultural climate, or maybe I desired a new challenge.
I began to think about language, written and visual. It’s abstract, it changes, and evolves over time. My new art begins with a gestural brush work; these brush strokes are like script, or calligraphy (written language). I obscure some strokes with paint; I add more, I scratch away. The technique itself can be a bit aggressive; its more assertive than anything I’ve done before.  This work speaks to me, to the person I’ve become, no longer tentative but insistent. Through this work, I’ve developed a new vocabulary; it speaks to me