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Creative York’s Current Exhibits

All art exhibits are curated by our Gallery Coordinator unless otherwise noted.

The Kerlin Gallery 

The Rise, Fall, and Return of the American Movie Palace

Thursday, January 27 to Thursday, February 17, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 27 from 6 to 8pm
Meet the Artist: Matt Lambros will be at Creative York on Thursday, February 17 at 5pm. Following this reception, he will be speaking at the Capitol Theatre at 7pm.

The Rise, Fall, and Return of the American Movie Palace by Matt Lambros, a New-England based architectural photographer and author, will feature photographs that unearth the rich history and unique stories behind the now-crumbling exteriors of otherwise forgotten picture houses.

Artist Bio

Matt Lambros is an architectural photographer based in New England. Matt has followed his passion all over the USA of documenting the decay of America’s abandoned theaters in the hope of shedding light on these forgotten buildings and the ongoing efforts to repurpose them. He has released three books showcasing his work with the neglected movie houses: After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater was released in late 2016 to critical acclaim, and Kings Theatre: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Brooklyn’s Wonder Theatre, followed soon after. Matt’s third book, After the Final Curtain: America’s Abandoned Theaters, was released in the fall of 2019.

Matt continues to unearth the rich history and unique stories behind the now-crumbling exteriors of these otherwise forgotten picture houses. In this modern age, he feels it is especially important to remember the artistry and architecture behind these buildings, as well as the emotional connections they invoked in moviegoers across the country. Their former grandeur reflected the Golden Age of Cinema when a trip to the theater brought an exciting slice of movie magic.

Matt’s photographs have been published extensively worldwide in a wide variety of media ranging from calendars, books, advertising, and the publications of The New York Times, The Guardian, Popular Mechanic, Le Monde, Adidas, and many more.

His work has also been exhibited in art galleries in Paris, London, New York, and Boston.

A longtime member of the Theatre Historical Society of America, Matt joined the board of directors in 2017. Samples of his work can be viewed online at www.afterthefinalcurtain.net and www.mlambrosphotography.com.

Matt Lambros  Matt Lambros After The Final Curtain  Matt Lambros Old Movie Palace

The Art Lab 

Search for Nature

Monday, January 17 to Thursday, February 17, 2022

Search for Nature is an interactive art installation that requires visitors to peer into branches to find small works depicting natural elements. Curator, Clifton Santiago, states, “Each individual has a unique view of the natural world. Artists represent it in their own form. Hopefully, the observers will see the diversity of representations of nature. The environment within The Art Lab will create an experience of looking to find the art and hopefully start a process which the observer will take to the natural world and look to see more.”

Several area artists will have their work on display.

The Kerlin Gallery – Upcoming Exhibits

Art With Heart

Wednesday, March 2 to Friday, March 25, 2022

Creative York’s annual fundraiser event, Art with Heart, is back! As an invitation-only opportunity for local and regional artists, this event provides artists a chance to showcase their work to hundreds of art collectors, patrons, and friends of Creative York. Proceeds from the event will provide much needed community art programming and scholarships to support our students. More details coming soon!

I’m fine.

Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, May 21, 2022

Maureen Joyce and Carrie Breschi’s project, I’m fine., will feature masks created by local community members.

Maureen Joyce is a ceramic artist, native to Pittsburgh, who now resides in Carlisle, PA. She rekindled her love for clay and alternative firing processes while living in Asheville, NC. Maureen is developing work that speaks to social issues. She directs a creative program for Survivors of Suicide Loss and along with Carrie Breschi launched I’m fine., a community engagement project dedicated to sculpting mental health awareness and support.

Taking Shape

Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, July 23, 2022

Taking Shape, a sculpture exhibit, will be on display in the Kerlin Gallery this summer. Call for art submissions coming soon!

Yorkfest Adult Juried Art Exhibition

Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, September 17, 2022

Creative York will once again host the annual Yorkfest Adult Juried Art Exhibition in the Kerlin Gallery. Details coming soon!

One Earth

Thursday, September 29 to Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Call for submissions in all mediums coming soon.

100 Under $100

Thursday, December 1 to Saturday, January 21, 2023

Creative York’s annual 100 Under $100 exhibit is a holiday favorite in York. This small works show features art for sale under $100 each.

The Art Lab – Upcoming Exhibits

With Much Love

Renowned local artist, Carol Oldenburg, will be curating an interactive installation for The Art Lab. More details coming soon!

Lunchbox Moments: Seek Understanding. Share Stories. Stop Hate.

Thursday, September 29 to Saturday, November 19, 2022

Amie Bantz, regional artist and art educator, will be bringing Lunchbox Moments: Seek Understanding. Share Stories. Stop Hate. to The Art Lab. Lunchbox moments are the formative occurrences in many Asian American kids’ lives where a traditional Asian meal is eaten at school and peers in the lunchroom have some reaction, whether it be positive or negative. These stories make up a collective identity that is equal parts profound, beautiful, comical, and heartbreaking. To share these stories and empower the AAPI community in light of recent attacks on Asian Americans in the U.S., Amie will be creating the art installation: Lunchbox Moments: Seek Understanding. Share Stories. Stop Hate. She has been collecting narratives from members of the AAPI community and physically writing their stories onto spray-painted lunch boxes. This visual representation of storytelling showcases the Asian-American experience. It empowers marginalized voices by providing a platform to raise awareness and eliminate hate in the AAPI community. Get involved by sharing your story or registering for a workshop where you can create your own work of art and contribute to the exhibition (no experience necessary).

Amie holds a Bachelors in Art Education and a Masters in Arts Administration. She currently works for the PA Council on the Arts as the Director of Access to the Creative Sector – formerly teaching as an Art and AP Art History educator at Carlisle High School.

Amie Bantz    Amie Bantz Lunchbox Moments

Calls for Art Lab Submissions

If you are an artist looking for opportunities to exhibit at Creative York, please click HERE for information about upcoming Calls For Art and submission information about The Art Lab.

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