PAGE MATCH!!!
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

PAGE MATCH!!!

PAGE MATCH is an on-the-spot writing tournament for fans of Wrestlemania, the Literary Death Match, and generative workshops. Eight writers will compete in three rounds of 10-minute freewrites (guided by a prompt from us), and the audience will vote on who moves forward. The idea here is that writers will flex their subconscious like a muscle and compete to be crowned Lit Champion of Lancaster. 

THE CONTESTANTS:
Meg "Because I Could Not Stop For Death" Day
Denny Denny Danda (Dennis Herbert)
Rich "Spicy Sauce" Payne
Em Dash Phillips (Meghan Phillips)
Kevin "The Written Word" Ressler
Mike “the Metaphysical Meltdown” Stewart
The Truth Fairy (Donna Talarico-Beerman
Kerry "Sure Can" Wright 

MC: Matty "Delete Key" Kabik

PAGE MATCH is a fundraiser for Lancaster's own Third Point Press, providing the organization with funding to continue publishing their online magazine and compensate the writers whose work is published there. The magazine is run by an all volunteer staff.

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TINY MODERN CONCERT
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT

THE VIVIEN LEIGH DOCUMENTARY

The Vivien Leigh Documentary (VLD) was born out of the pairing of a soulful singer, Hadassah Wilson with a free improv band, comprised of Scott Bookman and Ron Leik on guitars, Joe Spurlock on upright bass and Matt Blank on drums. Together, they explore the hallmark sounds of rock, jazz, soul and blues, creating original music that transcends the expectations of these genres, paired with heartfelt lyrics culled from life and love. The emotion may be raw, but their performances reveal the bandmates’ sense of humor and retain the infectious energy of their improve roots.
You can find their EP But. I Like You. on BandcampPandora, and Spotify
You can like The Vivien Leigh Documentary on Facebook here!

Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm
$5-10 pay what you can

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J. Sugarmama CHAI WALLA
Nov
6
to Nov 17

J. Sugarmama CHAI WALLA

Part chai shop, part health salon this experimental installation will disrupt your conception of what health is supposed to look like. Visitors come for chai but experience an alternate reality where health and happiness has more to do with the little every day moments that make up our day, the people that surround us, the energy that fills spaces, and (yes, what – but more importantly,) how we eat. Health can flow all around and through us, rather than isolate itself in a golden vessel that we are trying to endlessly chase. Stop in for a cup of chai, and leave with a whole lot more. 

Daily Program 8A-2P
8am - 8:30: Dance Party with Special Guests! TBA
8:30-9am: Invoke Spirit with Special Guests! TBA
12-1pm: Brown bag lunch discussions with Special Guests! TBA
*we will also have different practitioners + theraputic offerings throughout the day. Stop in for a mini session! 
Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Ayurveda, Tarot Card Reading, Kitten therapy, Palm + Astrology Readings, Crystal Healing and more!

OPENING PARTY MONDAY NIGHT NOV 6 7:30PM-9:30PM WARNING! BE PREPARED TO BECOME VERY VERY RELAXED AND LEAVE READY FOR A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

Check it out on Facebook here.

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TINY MODERN CONCERT
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT

Health club

What weird and wonderful surprises can a band of doctors, professors and guidance counselors cook up? You'll have to come to find out. Health Club is rock band based in good ol' Lancaster and they will be paying another visit to Modern Art a couple days before halloween. Come rock out and get spooky!

Follow Health Club on Facebook here!

Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
$5-10 pay what you can

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PHONOTEL
Oct
21
to Oct 22

PHONOTEL

Check your phone into the Phonotel so you can check out the world around you!

Your phone will enjoy a little time off in its very own furnished hotel room while you use your Phonotel key to enjoy you discounts and free stuff around the city. Equipped with a phone-free survival guide, wooden dummy phone and Poloraid camera you can relax and truly experience the wonderful weekend events in Lancaster, without being constantly buzzed and dinged by that pesky internet.  

The Phonotel will be open from 10-5pm on Saturday, October 21 and 12-5pm on Sunday, October 22. Rooms are available for as short as an hour, or as long as the whole weekend. (Those checking in overnight will receive special perks!)

Join us for a continental breakfast on Saturday from 10:30-12 with music, pop-tarts and mini muffins. (more information coming soon.)

Questions? Call Modern Art at (717) 435-4300. We've got this figured out for you.

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An evening of punk rock animation with filmmaker/artist Martha Colburn
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

An evening of punk rock animation with filmmaker/artist Martha Colburn

Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and artist. She is best known for her animation films, which are created through puppetry, collage, and paint on glass techniques. She also makes installations and performs her films with live musical performance. The price of the event is $5 at the door. 

Check her out here: 
http://marthacolburn.com/

Still curious? Look a this super cool Art 21 doc about Martha and her work:
https://art21.org/watch/new-york-close-up/martha-colburn-cuts-the-boring-parts-out/

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TINY MODERN CONCERT
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT

Apes of the State
Apes of the State is an independent folk-pop-punk band from Lancaster, PA. 
Born from a singer/songwriter project “Apes” by frontperson April Hartman, they played their first show together as a band in November 2015 and have since recorded one full length album, This City Isn't Big Enough, and completed two national tours, playing 56 shows across 48 cities in the spring and summer of 2016. 

Find out more about Apes of the State here!

Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
$5-10 pay what you can

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TOTAL ECLIPSE OPEN STUDIO
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

TOTAL ECLIPSE OPEN STUDIO

Inspried by the total esclipse of the sun? Get that creative energy out for goodness sake!
Come with your supplies, and drinks if you like to Modern Art. We'll have tables, easels, couches, floor space, encouragement and lots of creative energy. The relaxed artistic magic that happens on these evenings will make it an out-of-this-world experiance.
Special tokens of appreciation given to anyone who brings solar or lunar inspired music to share.

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OPEN STUDIO
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN STUDIO

Painters, sculptors, poets, jugglers, anyone looking for a little time and space to create – this evening is for you. (Even if you're just looking to come shoot the breeze with some other interesting folks.) Bring your supplies, and drinks if you like, to Modern Art. We'll have tables, easels, couches, floor space, encouragement and lots of creative energy. We love the relaxed artistic magic that happens on these evenings!

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Tiny Modern Concert: HEALTH CLUB (CANCELLED...SADLY!!!!)
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Tiny Modern Concert: HEALTH CLUB (CANCELLED...SADLY!!!!)

Due to some nefarious Russian Hacking and Health Issues, Health Club will have to postpone their concert. We wish them health and internet security.

Modern Art welcomes our weird and wonderful friends, Health Club, to the Tiny Modern Stage this Saturday. https://www.facebook.com/pg/HealthClubBand/about/?ref=page_internal

Health Club is a collective. They are accepting applications. They have stickers. They write songs. They play music. They know your deepest secrets.

Doors open at 7:30/ Show starts at 8pm
$5-$10 sliding scale at the door. Pay whatcha can!

You'll have fun, for sure.

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OPEN STUDIO
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN STUDIO

Painters, sculptors, poets, jugglers, anyone looking for a little time and space to create – this evening is for you. (Even if you're just looking to come shoot the breeze with some other interesting folks.) Bring your supplies, and drinks if you like, to Modern Art. We'll have tables, easels, couches, floor space, encouragement and lots of creative energy. We love the relaxed artistic magic that happens on these evenings!

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OPEN STUDIO
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN STUDIO

Painters, sculptors, poets, jugglers, anyone looking for a little time and space to create – this evening is for you. (Even if you're just looking to come shoot the breeze with some other interesting folks.) Bring your supplies, and drinks if you like, to Modern Art. We'll have tables, easels, couches, floor space, encouragement and lots of creative energy. We love the relaxed artistic magic that happens on these evenings!

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PHONOTEL - CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

PHONOTEL - CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Has it been a long night without your phone? Did you wake throughout the night grasping for that device on the bedside table only to be reminded of its absence? Maybe you had the best night's sleep of your life. Either way - it don't matter. Come on over to the Phonotel and share your stories (or keep them to yourself) as you enjoy a lovely continental breakfast including juice, muffins, coffee and french toast sticks.

This event is limited to participants of the Phonotel project.

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PHONOTEL - CONCEIRGE DRINKS
May
6
4:00 PM16:00

PHONOTEL - CONCEIRGE DRINKS

So, you've checked your phone into the Phonotel and spent the day exploring the world and now you need a respite from all that world exploring? Or maybe you're just arriving and getting your phone all settled into its new accommodations. Now's your chance to kick back, relax and enjoy a refreshment with the concierge. It's a time to chat with other Phonotel guests and play a record or two.

This event is limited to participants of the Phonotel project.

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TINY MODERN CONCERT
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT

Cory McAbee

Cory’s coming back for 4/20(+1) and we couldn’t be more honored. Join us for a night of music, intrigue and good old-fashioned entertainment. Cory McAbee is the writer/director/songwriter of Small Star Seminar, The American Astronaut, Stingray Sam, Crazy & Thief.
corymcabee.net
Cory on Patreon
Cory on twitter
Watch this!
And watch this!

Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
$5-10 pay what you can

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Open Studio
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Open Studio

Painters, sculptors, poets, jugglers, anyone looking for a little time and space to create – this evening is for you. (Even if you're just looking to come shoot the breeze with some other interesting folks.) Bring your supplies, and drinks if you like, to Modern Art. We'll have tables, easels, couches, floor space, encouragement and lots of creative energy. We love the relaxed artistic magic that happens on these evenings!

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open studio
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

open studio

Painters, sculptors, poets, jugglers, anyone looking for a little time and space to create – this evening is for you. (Even if you're just looking to come shoot the breeze with some other interesting folks.) Bring your supplies, and drinks if you like, to Modern Art. We'll have tables, easels, couches, floor space, encouragement and lots of creative energy. We love the relaxed artistic magic that happens on these evenings!

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OPEN STUDIO
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN STUDIO

Painters, sculptors, poets, jugglers, anyone looking for a little time and space to create – this evening is for you. (Even if you're just looking to come shoot the breeze with some other interesting folks.) Bring your supplies, and drinks if you like, to Modern Art. We'll have tables, easels, couches, floor space, encouragement and lots of creative energy. We love the relaxed artistic magic that happens on these evenings!

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A VERY SPECIAL OPEN STUDIO
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

A VERY SPECIAL OPEN STUDIO

Modern Art is pairing up with Lancaster’s Public Arts program to bring you a new kind of open studio: one where you can create, listen, get info and brainstorm all at the same time!

The wonderful Heidi Leitzke and Amy Ruffo, from the Public Arts Advisory Board will be presenting information about an opportunity for Artists to create something really special, inspired by the Lancaster Sound Map— a project by sound artist Stuart Hyatt (pictured above on an ArtBike he rode around as he got to know our fair city.)

Bring your projects (painting, drawing, writing, juggling, dancing, hula-hooping, anything!) and supplies and we’ll set you up at a table, a chair, a couch, the floor– somewhere comfortable for you to work and listen and be inspired.
 

For more information on the Sound Map commission, visit: http://www.publicartlancaster.com/news/

All are welcome! Send us a note to let us know you’ll be there: weirdo@itsmodernart.com, (but if you forget, thats ok.)

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