An opening reception and awards ceremony for “Emerging Visions” will be held on Thursday, February 5th from 6pm to 8pm at the YorkArts Gallery, where attendees are invited to enjoy light refreshments as they preview original bodies of work by nine undergraduate artists. These small collections, ranging in media and subject matter, highlight each young artist’s development towards a distinct and personal style.
Guy played an instrumental role during YorkArts’ infancy. By courageously communicating his passion and vision, he established the relationships with the first donors that would sustain YorkArts during the early growth years. In 1997, Guy’s business and finance experience was crucial in the financial and contractual discussions that led to the acquisition of 10 N. Beaver St., which was YorkArts’ first permanent home and remains its current location. His ability to read people and assess their potential led to the hiring of the first full time staff, among them the first executive director, Joanne Riley, who later went on to lead the Cultural Alliance of York County for more than 15 years. Guy also fostered the development of long lasting core programs, such as Art in the Parks.
A community is made up of many parts: business, sports, education, the arts. Art — and access to art — defines the cultural maturity of a community.
For the past 25 years, YorkArts has been a leader in bringing art and art classes to the York community. Sustaining and expanding arts education are priorities of YorkArts. Under the banner of “Thriving Communities Start with Creativity,” we are proud to co-chair a campaign to raise $1.3 million for this valued organization.
We see YorkArts as:
Through the outstanding leadership of our capital campaign co-chairs Kim and Bill Kerlin, $900,000 has been pledged to date! This represents 50% of our newly announced stretch goal of $1.8 million. Thank you to everyone who came out to the gallery tonight for the Monster Drawing Rally to help kick off the public phase of this campaign!
Shannon Cameron is a Baltimore, MD based painter. Shannon received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and her MFA from Boston University. She has exhibited throughout the United States and UK, and most recently held a solo exhibition in Columbus, OH. She has instructed painting and drawing at several schools including Boston University, School 33 and Gibbs College, Boston. This summer Shannon is teaching Exploration of Painting and Drawing from Imagination.