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Tell Township, PA – Paintings by William Kocher

Our current exhibition of plein aire and studio paintings pushes the boundaries of composition and color.  Artist William Kocher invites the viewer to share his study of Pennsylvania landscape not just from the visual enticement, but with all the power and emotions it offers.  Visit our home page for a preview – exhibition open thru June 30, 2012.

Paintings – Early 2011 with JD Wissler

Wissler - Returning (Tilghman Island) 8x12 oil on paper
September 2 to October 1, 2011

Opening reception: Friday, September 2 at 5 pm

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Be Happy, Be Merry

Rick Huck - Santa at the Fulton

Rick Huck - Santa at the Fulton

What is an icon?

Lancaster Galleries has a selection of icon paintings from Dorothy Thayne. Wikipedia says ‘an icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Catholicism.’ And Dorothy explains:

An icon is a work of art painted in a prayerful manner using symbolic visual language and images that originate in early Church tradition. A canon of depiction ensures that the meaning of the originals is not altered by the individual iconographer.

Subtle artistic nuances, however, create styles that differentiate icons of one culture or time period from another. Icons are often called ‘windows to heaven,’ mystical intermediaries between the earthly and heavenly realms. As sacred objects blessed by the Church, icons are aids to prayer.

Stop in the gallery to see these stunning works. It’s an art that can only be appreciated in-person. Have a wonderful holiday. Stay warm and be well.

New Opening!

We’re excited to unveil a new exhibition. Come into Lancaster Galleries now through December 2010 for ‘Small Works Prelude 2010 – Celebrating Fine Art.’

A mix of current and featured works of the artists of Lancaster Galleries.