TINY MODERN CONCERT: Sandcatchers
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT: Sandcatchers

Sandcatchers is a new band consisting of oud, lap steel, bass and drums, with special guest Erik Friedlander on cello. The ensemble (Yoshie Fruchter on oud, Myk Freedman on lapsteel, Michael Bates on bass, and Shai Wetzer on drums/percussion) began as a weekly gig in a Brooklyn restaurant and quickly became a focused musical and compositional exploration. The goal with this band has been to establish a sonic combination that is not only pleasing to the ear, but also challenges our notions of how we view musical context. The oud has a deep history in the Middle East and strands of tradition spanning centuries, while the lap steel is a much younger entity who’s sound is still being established. Together, the instruments have contrasting timbres but are also unique tools for composition creating a sound that is both new and beautiful.

Friday November 30, 18+
$10-15 sliding scale, BYO
Music starts at 8pm
 

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2nd ANNUAL PAGE MATCH
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

2nd ANNUAL PAGE MATCH

We are so excited to bring you the second annual 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. Come watch writers will flex their subconscious like a muscle and compete to be crowned Lit Champion of Lancaster. 

Friday, December 7
7pm
More details on the way!

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Chai Walla: Altered States
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chai Walla: Altered States

Jenny Schulder Brant presents:

Altered States
Saturday October 6 @7pm
Sound Bath ~ Havdalah ~ Chai ~ Music

Chai Walla is back for one night only! Come, chill and exist within an altered state, somewhere between the sacred and the ordinary. We’ll be serving a CDB Chai and have sound art to transform and transport you.

Electronic Sound bath with Krista, a traditional Havdalah service with Rachel and Yitzchak, and a Special Musical Guest from Brooklyn.

$10-$15 / Pay What you can

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Tiny Modern Concert: Liz Fulmer
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Tiny Modern Concert: Liz Fulmer

Liz Fulmer is a Lancaster native and frequent, versatile performer. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and cut her teeth on various stages in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia before settling into Lancaster’s vibrant music scene. Whether you find her strumming a guitar, pounding on a keyboard, or sitting behind a drum kit, Liz strives to create rich and dynamic sound. Her latest musical endeavor resulted in a full length album, Ellipsis, which showcases her songwriting over the last seven years. With a clear, melodic voice and a storyteller’s charm, Liz is a captivating musician not to be missed.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Doors at 7 // Show at 8
$10-$15 (Sliding scale- pay watcha can)
 

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Persuasion Canvass Training with Lancaster Stands Up
Sep
5
to Sep 6

Persuasion Canvass Training with Lancaster Stands Up

Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th
10:30-12:30 (Free and open to the Public)

With less than 70 days left until the Nov 6 election, join Lancaster Stands Up for a workshop on reaching voters in this political moment. We will dig into our theory of organizing and mobilizing as Lancaster Stands Up, and how that is informed by the populist moment, where so many of us feel the political establishment has left us behind. We will also develop our skills as canvassers and learn best practices at the door!

This workshop is for anyone who: 
- Has never canvassed before
- Wants to develop their canvassing skills and learn from others

We will be holding two sessions, one on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. Join us!

This is part of Lancaster Stands Up's All Hands on Deck Weekend. To see the full weekend schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/308421606598678/

 

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Museum of the Living Worker: Lancaster Office of Personal Narrative with Erik Anderson
Jul
22
to Jul 26

Museum of the Living Worker: Lancaster Office of Personal Narrative with Erik Anderson

Join us for the second installation of Modern Art's Museum of the Living Worker: a real-life window into the creative process, inviting you to witness and participate in a unique project. This one features writer and professor Erik Anderson in the LANCASTER OFFICE OF PUBLIC NARRATIVE (LOPN).

Ever spotted a celebrity at Market? How about a lemur? Ever been snubbed by the Barnstormers mascot? Was Charlie Demuth your grandfather’s neighbor’s best friend? At night, do you dream of stealing buggies? Does the tiger salamander at the North Museum look at you funny? Did your onion rings cause Dipco to catch fire?

What’s your best Lancaster story? What’s your worst?

The Lancaster Office of Personal Narrative (LOPN) invites you to schedule a 20-minute consultation with one of our Professional Narrativizers who will shape your story into a highly memorable, easily digestible version of 100 words or less.

Not only will all sessions be free of charge, but participants will also receive a (very, very) small payment. Finalized stories will be delivered via USPS on official LOPN letterhead.

Sessions will take place from Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26 at Modern Art, 529 West Chestnut St. Sunday hours are 11am to 5pm; Monday through Thursday hours are 4pm to 7pm.

SIGN UP for a session here: https://doodle.com/poll/ircui3d9k6eky2ae (or drop in during open hours for a chance to participate.)

Learn more about Erik Anderson here.

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Modern Art Open Studio
Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

Modern Art Open Studio

Monday, July 30
7:00-9:30pm

Modern Art loves connecting with our community. In addition to graphic design, tiny modern concerts, and art projects, once a month we open our doors and invite our friends and neighbors in to come get creative. Bring your latest project, artwork, or percolating idea, and get a lil artsy with a group of awesome people. We'll have tables, easels, music, conversation, weird stuff, and chairs!

BYOS(supplies) and BYOB if you like. See you there!

 

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Creative Thinking Workshop
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Creative Thinking Workshop

Looking for something interesting, creative, educational, active and FUN for your 10-14 year old to do this summer? Well, we've got something for you, friends: a week-long creative thinking workshop at Modern Art. Students will be introduced to the idea of design thinking, socially-engaged art, and the creative process. Through a series of fun and engaging exercises, participants will push their creative skills, think outside, inside, up and around the box, culminating with a collaborative group community-centered project to be displayed at Modern Art.

For more info, call Libby Modern at 610-761-9799 or email libby@itsmodernart.com.
Sign up by completing the registration form (here).

Monday–Friday, July 9-13, 2018   

9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Suggested ages 10-94 (other ages welcome!)

$250  (financial assistance available, please contact Libby at 610-761-9799 for more information.)

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Museum of the Living Worker
Jul
4
to Jul 8

Museum of the Living Worker

Modern Art values the creative practice and sees it as an essential part of a vibrant and living city. To this end, we are excited to launch our new project: THE MUSEUM OF THE LIVING WORKER, with our inaugural Living Worker in Residence, actor, writer and comedian, SHAWNA STOLTZFOOS. Shawna will be on display from July 4-8, 2018.

Museum of the Living Worker is a unique program for workers who are seeking some much deserved time and space away from their daily habits to pursue a creative project, AND to be part of an innovative effort to highlight the power of artistic work in Lancaster.

Workers in Residence will have the opportunity to use Modern Art's room, "the Modern Experiment," as their studio. During this time the Living Worker will pursue their proposed creative project for one, two or three week stints.

Projects can be almost anything: a piece of writing, painting, sewing, musical composition, dancing, hula hooping—almost anything. Modern Art will work with Living Worker residents in order to personalize the space to coordinate with their project, and will support them throughout the residency. 

In keeping with our mission of encouraging the curious and engaging our community, a key component of the residency is to allow visitors and passers by a window into the creative process. Living Workers in Residence are encouraged to do their work in public view, and to have open studio hours throughout during which the visitors can walk in and observe. Each project will possess an element of creative public interaction— inviting folks in to the space to chat, to gather information, or to collaborate on the project 

Workers in Residence will have full use of Modern Experiment Room (approximately 20' x 20'). Prior to the residency, Modern Art will meet with workers in order to understand the proposed project and the resident's creative needs. Supplied will be a desk, chairs, table or easel, cozy chair, lamp, rug, curated book shelf and decor, and a personalized signage on our outdoor wall. Throughout the residency Modern Art will provide various forms of interesting creative encouragement to support the resident worker. This may include daily treats, prompts, challenges, an inspiration cubby with personalized surprises. Workers' projects will be marketed through Modern Art's website, email list and social media. 

 

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"I Am Not Famous Anymore" Book Release Party
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

"I Am Not Famous Anymore" Book Release Party

Our friend Erin Dorney is officially releasing her book of poetry after Shia LaBeouf, "I Am Not Famous Anymore". Join us for the release party!

"Forthcoming from Mason Jar Press (June, 2018), Erin Dorney’s debut, I Am Not Famous Anymore, is a collection of erasure poems sourced from media interviews with Shia LaBeouf. Erasure is a form of poetry created by erasing words from an existing text and framing the result on the page as a poem. The poems in I Am Not Famous Anymore are sourced from interviews published in Rolling StoneDazedGQThe GuardianThe New York TimesPlayboy, and Cosmo Girl, among other publications." 

http://www.masonjarpress.xyz/chapbooks-1/i-am-not-famous-anymore-pre-sale-only

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Word from Your Neighbor
Jun
15
to Aug 31

Word from Your Neighbor

Word from your Neighbor offers passers-by and neighbors a chance to send messages to their community through our window message board. Stop by our message station on the corner of West Chestnut and North Pine streets in Lancaster and record your thoughts.

Think of something you’d like your neighbor to know. About you. about your block. about how nice their smile is. Whatever feels important, silly, kind or thoughtful.

Grab an envelope and card from the black packet here, write that thought on the card and seal the envelope. Be sure to include your name, and contact info (email or address) if you’d like us to let you know if you’re words are chosen to display.

Drop that envelope through the mail slot over at Modern Art’s door (right behind you.) Keep an eye on Modern Art’s front window.

We’ll be broadcasting as many of the WORDS FROM OUR NEIGHBOR that we can throughout the summer.

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Open Studio with Special Guest PA11 Congressional Candidate JESS KING!
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Open Studio with Special Guest PA11 Congressional Candidate JESS KING!

Join us on Monday, June 4 for a very special open studio with a very special guest: the incomparable congressional candidate and Lancaster luminary, JESS KING! Bring your projects, thoughts, sketchbooks, ideas, questions and your super duper self, and we will all spend the evening making cool things, and making the world a little cooler. All are welcome!
Monday, June 4 from 7 to 10 pm
@Modern Art
FREE!
Check out the Facebook event here!

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TINY MODERN CONCERT: HEALTH CLUB (!!!)
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

TINY MODERN CONCERT: HEALTH CLUB (!!!)

Much to our musical and artistic pleasure, the lovely men of HEALTH CLUB are returning for their third trip around the Tiny Modern Stage. Comprised of doctors, professors and a high school guidance counselor, Health Club continues to blow our minds (and our smoke alarms) with their raw energy, bizarre costumes, politically-relevant rocking (PRINCE JARED!!!!), and  super fun energy. There will be feathers, lights, hats, a fog machine, rituals, and who knows what else. Seriously, you don't want to miss this.

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TINY MODERN CONCERT
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT

Cory McAbee

Cory strikes again! Another 4/20 appearance for the books (or blurays or whatever documentation technique of the future). 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
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN STUDIO

Modern Art loves connecting with our community. In addition to our tiny modern concerts  and public art projects, once a month we open our doors and invite our friends and neighbors in. Bring your latest project, artwork, or perculating idea and get artsy fartsy with a group of awesome people. We'll have tables, easles, and chairs!

BYOB if you'd like!

 

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TINY MODERN CONCERT
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT

Evolution of Sound

PLUS+ Remember when you loved your president, president's day coctail hour!
Presidential games, drinks, prizes, and more before the show!

Evolution of Sound is an evening of improvised experimental music featuring ten Lancaster musicians. The first musician will perform five minutes of completely improvised music. The second musician will join the first musician and the duo will perform for another five minutes. Then, the first musician will leave the stage and the third musician will join the second musician.

This rotation will continue with two musicians performing at a time until all ten musicians have performed. At that time each musician will rejoin the performance every two minutes until the entire group is playing at once. The music will be performed continuously and will evolve as each musician brings his/her influence.

$5-10 sliding scale
All Ages, BYO, Doors 7pm, show 8pm

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Artist Talk- Dawn Weleski
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Artist Talk- Dawn Weleski

Dawn Weleski of Conflict Kitchen will talking about Conflict Kitchen and the exploratory work that she and her creative partner, Jon Rubin are doing as recipients of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship.

Conflict Kitchen (www.ConflictKitchen.org) is an art and education project that serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration is augmented by
events, performances, publications, and discussions that seek to expand the engagement the public has with the culture, politics, and issues at stake within the focus region. While a restaurant from 2010 – 2017, Conflict Kitchen rotated identities in relation to current geopolitical events.
Each iteration introduced customers to the food, culture, and politics of the country of focus. All experiences and opinions that are presented in publications and programming were informed by the personal perspectives and history of the country’s citizens. These diverse perspectives reflect a nuanced range of thought and served to instigate questioning, conversation, and debate with our customers and the public at large.

Come and learn more. Bring a friend!

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Art Peep Show
Jan
29
to Feb 16

Art Peep Show

Modern Art presents the  inaugural ART PEEP SHOW, a collaborative, progressive, and interactive art exhibit on view through a small peep hole in our Pine Street window, beginning on Monday, January 29th and continuing through the end of February.

Over 20 artists have been assigned one day during the exhibition to contribute to the 6' x 8' life-size diorama, using the theme 'THE EXPERIMENT' to guide their contribution. Artists may do whatever they like: display artwork, put on a performance or use the space as their studio for the day.

Come by the window to peep the show! 
To share this event on Facebook click here!

Check out our lineup!
Monday, January 29: Michelle Johnsen
Tuesday, January 30: Leigh Lindsay
Wednesday, January 31: Heidi Leitzke
Thursday, February 1: Jessica Comp-Lewis (and Zoe)
Friday, February 2: Scott Bookman
Monday, February 5: Jade Wan
Tuesday, February 6: Jenny Schulder Brant
Wednesday, February 7: John Esbenshade
Thursday, February 8: John Salvino
Friday, February 9: Salina M. Almanzar
Monday, February 12: Jerome Hershey
Tuesday, February 13: Emily Savill
Wednesday, February 14: Victoria Mowrer
Thursday, February 15: John Modern
Friday, February 16: Lina Seijo
Saturday, February 17: Scott Bookman and Michelle Johnsen
Monday, February 19: Adriana Roth
Tuesday, February 20: Nate Boring
Wednesday,February 21: Tracey Langenfelder McCarriar
Thursday, February 22: Annie Kerekgyarto
Friday, February 23: Natalie A Lascek
Saturday, February 24: Victoria Kue
Monday, February 26: Dennis Herbert
 

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TINY MODERN CONCERT
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

TINY MODERN CONCERT

CHARMING DISASTER

Macabre musical duo Charming Disaster bring their playfully dark storytelling songs back to Modern Art for an intimate yet theatrical performance! 

The concert will be preceded by a Mystery Tournament! What could it be? Stay tuned for more details...

$5-$10 sliding scale at the door
All ages.

BYOB

 

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OPEN STUDIO
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN STUDIO

Modern Art is opening up our doors again to welcome artists, creatives, and bored individuals alike to the first open studio of 2018. It's a new year and there is no better motivation to work on your art/hobby than hanging out with a group of wonderful people while you work! Sold yet? This open studio will also serve as an information session for our new project the Art Peep Show in our MODERN TNEMIREPXE space. Come find out about, and sign up to be a part of, our new collaborative installation, the MODERN ART PEEP SHOW, coming at the end of the month.

You bring your supplies and byob, if it was a rough monday. We'll have tables, easles, and high spirits!

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OPEN STUDIO!
Dec
18
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'd 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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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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