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Lancaster Arts Hotel Art

“Art to me is about discovery….I encourage [my students] to not get 'precious' with their work, [to] be ready to always risk it for something new. Once we get too precious, then we stop growing the work. It is a metaphor for life.”
- Susan J. Gottlieb, Lancaster artist

Explore the creative fruits of Lancaster in the hotel's first floor art gallery. Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to a host of creative talent and our art gallery is proud to promote their fine work. Director, Lisa Clemens provides a passport to inspiration with a selection of both historic and contemporary works by Lancaster artists. The brick-lined streets of our eclectic little city and the rolling farmland surrounding it have inspired artists such as Charles Demuth, Blanche Nevin, Jacob Eichholtz, and David Brumbach, to name a few. The Arts Hotel is proud to display over $300,000 dollars’ worth of fine art throughout and on its historic walls. Enjoy a visit to our renowned art gallery and experience some of Lancaster, Pennsylvania's finest talent.All art in the hotel is available for purchase.

For information on exhibiting your art at our hotel, please contact Lisa Clemens at (717) 203-0131 or Lisa@LyndenGallery.com  or go to www.artshotelgallery.com

THE LANCASTER ARTS HOTEL GALLERY is open daily, and is a popular space for Board Meetings and Cocktail Parties. It is suggested you call the Hotel prior to your visit if you are making a special trip to be sure the Gallery is not occupied at 717.299.3000. The Arts Hotel Gallery endeavors to expose the work of established Artists to a broader audience and promote the rich fabric of the Arts in Lancaster County.

Currently on Exhibit

In the Gallery

  • In the Gallery
  • In the Gallery

 

LISA MADENSPACHER, The 9x12 Series:  It’s in the Details 

ARTIST STATEMENT, THE 9x12 SERIES

 

In my unending attempts to find painting surfaces that don't require framing, I stumbled across cradled gesso board in the fall of 2013.  I was instantly intrigued and quite and taken by it.  I warmed instantly to the hard wood edges and the treated surface on a hard board.  I did find that it kind of grabbed the brush and paints didn't glide easily but found ways around it. My first piece was one from my rather sizey collection of photos I've taken around town.  I was quite pleased with the results...thick layers of paint on the sturdy board created a very appealing piece of art in my mind.

 

I was well into my third subject when I was approached by Lisa Clemens to do a show at the Arts Hotel in December of 2014.  It didn't take long for me to decide that my theme would be the series I had already started.  I was so happily involved with it already and still had oodles of subjects I wanted to experiment with. So it was with great enthusiasm that I plowed forward with this series.  The original board I used was a 9x12 so I continued in that vein, thinking what a neat look it would be to have the series all lined up in a show at this great venue.  

 

I am quite sure that this is the first show that I have ever done that has been a unified grouping with an actual theme.  Heretofore my shows have been a hap hazard arrangement of the many styles I like to paint in.  I am very pleased to present this show after a year of dedication to it.

 

Throughout the process I continued to take photos of the endless charming scenes around Lancaster to add to my project.  Sadly the show had to wrap up at some point.  I believe I could have gone on with this forever had it not been for the demands of commissions and getting back to a routine.  The local scenes that called my attention were endless and I am sorry for all the great the ones I did not have time for.  Perhaps I will get to them in time, in another form.

 

At the last minute I decided it would be neat to have a book of this series, moved forward with that,  and one is now available, entitled "The 9x12 Series".

 

It is a tremendous relief to have now completed this show and I confess I am happy to get on with my life. I truly hope you will enjoy this display, and take time to recognize what and where everything is, and hopefully appreciate the technique and hard work that went into it.  I really pushed my limits with this one. Enjoy!

 

 BIO

 

Educated at the York Academy of Art and Millersville University, Lisa Madenspacher spent a significant portion of her career as a free lance commercial illustrator.  Her work included a multitude of architectural renderings, both pen and ink and watercolor.  Also included in her lengthy stint as a freelancer were tight watercolor renderings of classic automobiles, book illustration and portraits.

 

As the years rolled by Lisa became more intrigued with the idea of painting for herself while continuing her commissions.  What ensued was a period of creative exploration along with experimentation with technique.   Much of her work has become looser and bolder and a lot of it with a decorative bent.  The lifestyle has changed to a degree as well, with a larger emphasis on art shows and display. But both situations call for long quiet hours at the work station.

 

The years of discipline associated with commercial art, combined with a newer creative bent, have combined to make Lisa's artwork what it is today. 

For more information on the artists and their work, or to inquire about a purchase, please visit www.lyndengallery.com, or call 717-367-9236 and speak to Lisa Clemens, Director, Arts Hotel Gallery at the Lancaster Arts Hotel, and the Lynden Gallery.  

 For more info on Artist Receptions, Art Submissions, and Purchasing, go to www.artshotelgallery.com

In the Blanche Nevin Room

  • In the Blanche Nevin Room
  • In the Blanche Nevin Room

Tine Myers

"The works that I show are often the result of an accidental and experimental process. I often find myself depositing deep contemplations that cannot be expressed in words onto the canvas or paper. I like to allow myself the freedom to use colors and forms that most please my senses at the time. The piece then begins to speak to me during the process and “tells” me what it is becoming. It continues to live and grow until completion. When showing my work, it is always fascinating to hear the diverse messages that it then expresses to viewers."

 

Tina Myers, Ohio resident, has shared artwork with her local community at galleries, (First Row Center for The Arts, The Little Art Gallery in North Canton, Jupiter Studios, Studio 2091, and the Massillon Museum) coffee shops, boutiques and even hookah lounges.

Her intense interest in art was ignited in High School where she took advantage of every class available on the subject. Although, there have been some speed bumps along the way, (raising young children) Tina has kept producing artwork throughout the years and eagerly continues to increase the amount of time spent creating.

Working with canvas, paper, pen, acrylics and knives; she uses an innate sense of color, texture and composition to speak to the viewer through sometimes primitive images. Her intensity and depth always surpass the dimensions of the medium she chooses.

To see Tina's work: http://www.lyndengallery.com/myers14%20color.html

To purchase artwork or to learn more about the artists, visit

www.lyndengallery.com

For more info on Artist Receptions, Art Submissions, and Purchasing, go to www.artshotelgallery.com

In John J. Jeffries Restaurant

  • In John J. Jeffries Restaurant
  • In John J. Jeffries Restaurant

Todd Lehman

"How do you explain abstract painting? Nineteenth-century English critic alter Pater said that all art aspires to be music. In a New York Times interview several years ago, the late Spanish painter Antoni Tápies said, "One should compare modern art tomusic." But while a connection to music -— especially to classical music and jazz-—is sound and logical, we can also compare abstract art to modern dance. The movements of the dancers-—like a pencil or a brush-—break the stage space into shapes. Abstract painting too is about spaces and shapes, and about energies and visual noise-—but like music and modern dance it can also be about silence and solitude.



But what about the paintings themselves? What about technique? Most of my paintings are on paper. And they are small. Perhaps a result of my interest in the beauty and strength of Indian miniature paintings. I prefer the hard surface of paper to the softer textured surface of canvas and use a variety of scraping devices in addition to brushes. When I work I glaze colors over other colors, an old academic technique I learned in art school. Sometimes I scrape colors down or wash them down with turpentine-—and then apply other colors over top.



What inspires my paintings? Several things -— landscapes, architecture, archaeological ruins, poetry and music. The connections between painting and the other arts are very clear to me. Then there is the energy of New York City-—it is inescapable. Those of us who live and work in New York become addicted to the city's drive and speed and visual noise, but we also, and for obvious reasons, require moments of solitude and meditation. So my paintings are sometimes like a screaming traffic jam, other times like the quiet of a leaf falling in a Japanese garden. Can this dichotomy be explained? Certainly. My paintings, like most other artists' paintings, are a mirror-—a reflection of where I live, where I go, the books I read, the music I listen to and some personal stuff. They are the pages of a visual autobiography." T. Lehman 2013

 For more information on the artists and their work, or to inquire about a purchase, please visit www.lyndengallery.com or call 717-367-9236 and speak to Lisa Clemens, Director, Arts Hotel Gallery at the Lancaster Arts Hotel, and the Lynden Gallery

For more info on Artist Receptions, Art Submissions, and Purchasing, go to www.artshotelgallery.com

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