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Last evening, Creative York hosted the 2017 Monster Drawing Rally at the Central Market in downtown York, Pennsylvania. The event was sponsored by CGA Law Firm.

What is the Monster Drawing Rally?

The Creative York Monster Drawing Rally is part live art-making performance, part art-bazaar, part silent auction, and one of Creative York’s liveliest fundraising events! During the rally, artists create artwork within an hour of allotted time from start to finish right before your eyes. The live audience is then able to silently bid on the works while and after they are created. The rally offers a rare and exciting opportunity to watch artists in action and a chance to take home their completed pieces, all while supporting a good cause.

Do the artists have to create “monsters?”

Not at all! While artists were more than welcome to create monsters art, they were not limited to that subject. Individuals at the rally created mazes, collages and assemblages using magazines and record covers, clay taxidermy, felted cacti, beaded bug people, water color paintings, robot paintings, animal drawings, portraits, and so much more.

Food and drink was provided by The Busy Bee and Mudhook Brewing Co. Um, and the music as DOPE. Shawn Beck aka DJ Cache provided a chill-ass soundscape for the evening’s festivities!

2017 Monster Drawing Rally Artists included…
Kipp Allison
August Bellanca
Tina Berrier
Mark Broomell
Christopher Carpenter
Ashley Chiang
Peter Danko
Ellen Ehlenbeck
Karen Fornadel
Erica Silva Furjanic
Sam Georgieff / Poordogfarm
Angela Goetz / Black Sheep Everything
Paul Godfrey
Kara Gonzales
Brett Greiman
Sandra Grippi
Keith Gurnee
Judeth Pekala Hawkins
Mariah Hertz
Steph Holmes
Eleanor Justice
Amy Kopperude
Jeremiah Linton
Allison Moats
Carol Oldenburg
Jimmy Purkey
AnaLisia Salcedo
Dillon Samuelson
Mikayla Steele
Emily Truman
Emilyy White
Rita Whitney
Kandra Wynne
Andrew Yeager

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Monster Drawing Rallies were initially conceived by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and have been recreated by nonprofit organizations in cities like Richmond, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and now YORK through Creative York!

Creative York (formerly YorkArts) is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization located in downtown York, Pennsylvania, featuring 3 art galleries, art classes for all ages, and several community outreach programs. The proceeds of this fundraiser help Creative York’s educational and outreach programs.

“JUST A KID”

Everyone is “Just a Kid” from somewhere, but Exit Lancaster students are different than most other kids. By growing up in Lancaster and being a part of this substantial program, Exit Lancaster students learn the fundamental values of giving back to their community.

Exit Lancaster’s Just A Kid campaign is not just about the positive impact this non-profit program strives to provide for its students, but more about the exceptional students themselves—the ones who are involved. Since 2003, Exit Lancaster kids have volunteered over 10,000 hours of their time—just one of the many ways in which Exit Lancaster’s core lessons have been implemented in their everyday lives.

“Exit Lancaster, to me, is mostly based off of community involvement. They always encourage us to do community service, be involved in our community, and know what is going on around us—how it betters ourselves being aware of what is going on around us, how the community is always there for you, and how you should always be there for your community,” explains an Exit Lancaster student, Danae.

When students and their families commit to the hard work, principles, and fun which encompass Exit Lancaster, a whole world of opportunities open up. With your help, Exit Lancaster can continue to encourage, educate, and mentor students to give back to their community, and create a winning life plan.

GET INVOLVED

Ready to get involved? Join Exit Lancaster’s Just A Kid campaign by getting involved. You can donate, mentor a student, volunteer, or purchase one of our “Just A Kid” t-shirts online.

Make sure to share a fun photo yourself wearing your “Just A Kid” t-shirt on social media, tagging #JustAKidFromLancaster.

 

For more information on Exit Lancaster, please visit www.exitlancaster.org.

‘Tis the season for family traditions both old and new. Traditions connect with the past and provide continuity by passing them on to our children. One such tradition for my family is our visit to Yuletide at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. This is a newer tradition for us, just a few years old but it has become one we look forward to each year.

Henry Francis du Pont and his grand estate Winterthur (pronounced winter-tour) epitomize traditions of the holiday season. As well as learning specifically about Christmas celebrations at Winterthur, you will also learn about various holiday traditions brought to America. From the garden and grounds to the measure exhibits and antiques, Winterthur is a real treat for the entire family.

We love the Winterthur experience so much we it so purchased a family membership a few years back and make it a point to visit monthly if not more often.

Yuletide is the icing on the cake at the end of each year, with the decorated rooms and festive Christmas tree displays. Visitors are delighted by the beauty of trees decorated with dried flowers from the estate in keeping with du Pont’s idea of bring the beauty of nature into the home.

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Yuletide is up until January 3rd as is the Tiffany Glass exhibit which is a must see while there. This experience is perfect for families and if you plan to make a day of it be sure to walk the grounds, visit the enchanted woods and koi fish. The trolley tour is a great way to learn a bit of history about the gardens and estate and you can stop by the gift shop/cafe for a treat. While the current display will be taken down soon, the Winterthur experience is worth enjoying year round.

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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19735