“WHAT ABOUT BOB” KICKS OFF WITH AN OPENING OF NEW WORKS AND AN AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE DOCUMENTARY

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ON THE AUCTION BLOCK NOVEMBER 5th, 7:30p.m.

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ROBERT A. NELSON PORCELAIN GUN PIN

 

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ROBERT A. NELSON PAINTBRUSH

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ROBERT A. NELSON ARTIST TOOLS

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ROBERT A. NELSON TIE WORN TO THE CEREMONY OF PROFESSOR EMERITUS CONFIRMATION AT MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY

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ROBERT A. NELSON DAILY-WEAR

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ROBERT A. NELSON CAVALRY SOLDIER HAT WORN IN THE GOVERNOR’S PARADE

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ROBERT A. NELSON ~ “UNRECORDED HISTORIES”

 

“UNRECORDED HISTORIES” NOW ON EXHIBIT THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH. 

RobeRt A. NelsoN is iNspiRed by just About eveRythiNg—

Flash Gordon, American history, Buck Rogers, and the Wizard of Oz. His drawings are just a little bit bizarre, and he likes it like that.

As a highly respected contemporary painter, sculptor, printmaker and collage artist, Robert A. Nelson, 87, has created works of art included in the permanent collections of many major museums, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Boston’s DeCordova Museum.

His illustration-style drawings, both strangely comical and compellingly uncomfortable, are fantastical but extremely technical portrayals. As a resident artist Robert’s work can also be found throughout the year. Robert is a retired art professor from Millersville University where he spent 16 years teaching, and where he was granted the rank of Professor Emeritus. “I’ve had the pleasure of instructing incredibly fine students who have gone on to wonderful things.” Dr. Nelson and his wife, Louise, now reside on a 65-acre Oregon farm. Surrounded by beautiful northwestern farmland and their beloved horses and dogs, their hearts still beat for Lancaster County. As his wife expressed:“Oh, Lancaster is home for us.”

“EXCLUSIVE PARTY”

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Party at CityFolk !

 

Hi friends,

Looking for a great opportunity to host a party? Relieved to not have it at your house? Happy to not pay a rental fee for the space? Excited to shop with your friends and earn great discounts for yourself?

 

We are launching our “Exclusive Parties” at CityFolk and you can be the Host of one.

 

The way it works:

You round up 10 – ? of  your friends, colleagues, neighbors, FB friends, etc.

You provide light refreshments, i.e. wine and cheese, coffee and desserts, or nibblers and Kool-Aid.

 

The scheduling:

Parties run for 2-3 hours and can be held any time M-F, 9am- 9pm, with the Gallery closed for your “Exclusive Party.”

 

Perks for YOU:

If your party sales* total…

-$250+  you will receive 20% off all CityFolk’s constant carrier items and other accents

-$500+  you will receive 30% off all CityFolk’s constant carrier items and other accents

-$1000+  you will receive 40% off all CityFolk’s constant carrier items and other accents

-$2000+ you will receive 50% off all CityFolk’s constant carrier items, other accents, and 10% off everything else including our fabulous art and antiques.

-$3000+ then you will receive 50% off all CityFolk’s constant carrier items, other accents, and 20% off everything else including our fabulous art and antiques.

Another way to perk:

-15+ people,* you will receive 10% off your art purchases

-20+ people,* you will receive 20% off your art purchases

-25+ people,* you will receive 25% off your art purchases

 

Constant Carriers:

-Dr. Hauschka: Skin & Body Care & Cosmetics

-Dash & Albert: Rugs

-Vance Kitira: Candles

-Potluck Paris: Jewelry

-Chive: Vases

 

Interested in having your own “Exclusive Party?”

Contact Karen Anderer at CityFolk to schedule today, 717.393.8807

 

 

*party sales do not include host’s purchases

*does not include host in attendance count

JULY ~ MARC DANIELS HELD OVER

“It was probably dumb luck or good fortune back in 1978 when I bought Ralph Mayer’s fourth edition of The Artist’s Handbook. Through the glossary of pigments that was located in the back, I picked up some basic rules that directed my palette. Mr. Mayer itemized each color, its origins and the time it was developed and in use. This guide helped me select and limit the colors and shades in the pictures that I paint, ensuring accuracy to their period in history. This started my career.

Recently I saw some of the stuff that I painted way back in the 80’s. It looked as crisp and as accurate as the day it was done – Arslonga vita brevis – so I’ll just carry on. It’s hard to believe that it has now been over thirty five years of showing paintings and meeting the nicest people from all over America.

It has been an honor for me and a very humbling experience to be numbered with this extraordinary group of artisans that have been gathered and exhibited at CityFolk in Lancaster, Pa. It has truly been a pleasure to work with all the fine folks at CityFolk. And yes, thank you City Folk for your welcome and your support. I’m excited about being at the First Friday in June at CityFolk.”

JUNE ~ MARC DANIELS

Join us as we bring back Marc and his beloved fruits and vegetables, and welcome his other subject matters, his Hick’s inspired works, and his paintings of historical battle scenes.

“It was probably dumb luck or good fortune back in 1978 when I bought Ralph Mayer’s fourth edition of The Artist’s Handbook. Through the glossary of pigments that was located in the back, I picked up some basic rules that directed my palette. Mr. Mayer itemized each color, its origins and the time it was developed and in use. This guide helped me select and limit the colors and shades in the pictures that I paint, ensuring accuracy to their period in history. This started my career.

Recently I saw some of the stuff that I painted way back in the 80’s. It looked as crisp and as accurate as the day it was done – Arslonga vita brevis – so I’ll just carry on. It’s hard to believe that it has now been over thirty five years of showing paintings and meeting the nicest people from all over America.

It has been an honor for me and a very humbling experience to be numbered with this extraordinary group of artisans that have been gathered and exhibited at CityFolk in Lancaster, Pa. It has truly been a pleasure to work with all the fine folks at CityFolk. And yes, thank you City Folk for your welcome and your support. I’m excited about being at the First Friday in June at CityFolk.”

 

MAY ~ JUDITH HUMMEL

Born in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania of first generation Polish and Italian parent, Judith (Chucoski) Hummel grew up in an area known for its many old-world European-style churches. The towering edifices stood as reminders of homelands left-behind. The churches, with their stained-glass windows, provided a meditative, calming, and inspirational backdrop to her childhood.

This particular influence is reflected in her rich and vivid color palette, and is evident in her drawing style and painting compositions, no matter how secular they may be.

She studied at York Academy of Art, York Pa, in the 1970’s where she was fortunate to have Maya Schock, founder of Harrisburg’s Gallery DOSHI, along with other Central PA’s top artists as instructors. The following ears were spent working, raising a family and assisting in the family graphic arts business.

An article in Harrisburg Magazine titled: “Life Changes Renew Artist’s Creative Vigor” announced not only her ‘picking up her brushes’ again after several challenging events in her life, but spotlighted her first solo gallery exhibit, in May 2009, at the Gallery at Walnut Place.

Hummel’s paintings are acrylic mixed-media. She is an active member of the Harrisburg Art Association, where she has won several first-place painting awards. She is also a participating member of the Susquehanna Art Museum;, and has exhibited in the Whitaker Center of Science and the Arts as well as other venues throughout the area.

She currently works for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of International Business Development, and resides in Harrisburg.