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Girls’ Night Out: Cutout Canvas Wall Art

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by Karen Hendricks
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Lori Nelson’s cut canvas wall art: Make you own during Friday Friday, Nov. 4!

There’s a twist to the ACAC’s next “First Friday” event: Attendees will not only be able to enjoy a great night on the town with gallery exhibits and refreshments, but they will also be able to create a stunning piece of artwork at the ACAC.

“Girls’Night Out: Cutout Canvas Wall Art” is a new class debuting on First Friday, November 4, 6-8 pm. Girlfriends are encouraged to round up a friend or two, put in their RSVPs now, and with the help of instructor Lori Nelson, and no experience needed, have a fun evening creating a gorgeous piece of artwork.

“The idea for this class actually originated with my own daughter going to college and wanting artwork for her walls,” Nelson explains. “I love working with an Exacto knife, cutting out designs.”

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Lori Nelson’s cut canvas series, created for her daughter

“Cutout canvas wall art is something fairly simple, and I think everyone who attends will come away with a piece of artwork they can be proud of. I have a very practical approach to art—I like seeing people being able to use their art, to hang it up, and enjoy it.”

“Not to put down ‘paint nights’ at all, but that takes a certain set of skills, and not everyone goes home with a piece of artwork they’re proud of hang on their walls—a lot of times people enjoy the process of creating the art more than the end result,” Nelson explains.

All proceeds from the First Friday class benefit the Arts Council.

Nelson, a longtime ACAC instructor (she’s one of the original instructors going back to the ACAC’s former location on Carlisle Street, when classes were first offered through the ACAC), says she enjoys sharing her love of the arts with both adults and children. Although pottery is her main focus, Nelson says she enjoys switching gears and putting her fine arts degree to work by dabbling in other art forms.

Most days, she works in her home-based pottery studio. Two days a week, she works for Fitzgerald Pottery. The Dillsburg-based business mentored her start with pottery, and she has enjoyed working for them for the past 30 years.

“Even though I’m an artist by trade, I’ve always had a passion for teaching art so that people can enjoy it and appreciate it better,” she says.

 

Click here to register for Girls’ Night Out: Cutout Canvas Wall Art. Cost is $30 for ACAC members; $33 for non-members.

Explore Lori Nelson’s Pottery online

And click here to visit Fitzgerald Pottery

Holy Incognito! It’s the Adams County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Masquerade Party

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 by Lisa Cadigan

article by Elle Lamboy

PostcardFrontDate (2)Ever wish you could escape inside your favorite comic book or comic strip? Now’s your chance!

On Friday, October 21, the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) hosts the 16th Annual Masquerade Party at the Gettysburg Hotel. This year’s theme is ComicsZone!!! and festivities begin at 8:00 p.m.

Gettysburg Times Editor Alex Hayes will preside as Master of Ceremonies for a magical night of dinner, dancing, and fun in the ComicsZone!!!

We look forward to seeing a hopping dance floor of superheroes, villains, cartoons, and other larger than life characters from a myriad of comics, dancing to the tunes of the eight-piece Colgan Hirsh Band with the Slammin’ Horns. You may also wear formal attire with a mask or wig.

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Colgan Hirsh Band with the Slammin’ Horns

Cast members from the GCT production of Rocky Horror Picture Show

Cast members from the GCT production of The Rocky Horror Show

The Arts Council’s thriving partnership with Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) continues as GCT Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr is the Party’s chair. Chad and cast members of GCT’s upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show will perform during a “time-warping” floor show.

In addition to fabulous costumes and bumping dance floor, the ACAC will again present one of the most talked-about silent auctions in the area featuring authentic works from artists and community members. Jewelry, event tickets, artwork, and an array of gift and culinary items round out this year’s auction; setting the tone for a fun and fierce bidding scene.

Heather Entwistle Roberts will lead local attorneys as judge and jury for the Conga Line Costume Contest which is always a fun and competitive aspect to the party.

A new addition to the party this year is a palm reading by Julie Pellegrino.

You may select a Dinner & Party option at $75 per person which begins with a full course dinner at 7 p.m. Party-only tickets are $30 for a reserved seat or $20 general admission (no seat.) Tickets are available at the Arts Education Center at 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, by calling 717 334-5006, by clicking here to purchase online, or at the door (party-only).

The ACAC thanks the Party’s sponsors including Danny Sebright, L & H Services Group Inc., Fresh Boutique, Grace Kelly Salon, Rice Fruit Company, and Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital.

Event proceeds support arts education programs at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center in Gettysburg and across the county.

The stylists at Grace Kelly Salon along with owner Kelly Kaiser (right) were Lady Gagas at last year’s Masquerade Party with a Rock Star Theme. ComicsZone!!! is the theme for this year’s party.

 

Fall Flavors Inspired by the Mediterranean

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by Lisa Cadigan

Join Us for this Farm-to-Table Event sponsored by Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital

Roasted lamb ribs

We are thrilled to host Wellspan’s Chef Rosario Campiri on Thursday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a night of bold fall flavors and wine pairings inspired by the Mediterranean. Join us as Chef Campiri demonstrates techniques and tricks of the trade useful for every course of a gourmet meal.  Learn knife techniques to trim and season a roast lamb loin, how to make a quick saute, how to work with rhubarb, and for dessert, how to make a pie crust from scratch.  The evening’s demonstration includes wine paired with a beautiful menu of dishes prepared with fresh ingredients, including:

Fresh organic asparagus on a cutting board with Parma ham on a rustic tableCold and Hot Appetizers

  • Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad with Balsamic Glaze w/Rose Petal Salt, Oven Roasted Asparagus, Red Peppers, Zucchini, and Portabella Mushrooms served along with Grilled Multigrain Ciabatta Bread.
  • Local Artisan Cheeses, Smoked Meats, Grapes, Mellon & Berry Platter.
  • Seared Diver Sea Scallop Bites w/ Roasted Corn Pico di Gallo
  • Fall Root Vegetables Stuffed Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Breast w/Frangelico Cream Sauce/Fresh Chives
  • New Zealand Lamb Loin Chops w/ Crispy Herb and Leek Crust
  • Sauté of Spinach, Kale, and Assorted Leafy Greens. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Shallots

Hands baking dough with rolling pin on wooden table, depth of fieldDessert:

  • Adams County Apple, Rhubarb and Cranberry Croustade w/Pineapple Sorbet

Register today for this delicious event!

Thursday, October 13, 2016
5:30-7:30 p.m.
$36 for members/$40 for non-members

Adams County Arts Council Education Center
125 South Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

For more information, call (717) 334-5006 or send us an email.

wellspan-webEating Well Matters,
sponsored by Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital

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