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Contemporary Artists Exhibition at the Demuth Museum

The Demuth Museum’s annual Invitational exhibition showcases the work of contemporary artists from Lancaster and the surrounding region who have been invited to exhibit new works based on a theme inspired by the art of Charles Demuth (1883-1935).

Charles DemuthThis year’s exhibition takes its theme from Charles Demuth’s intense interest in vaudeville performances and circus performers. Demuth created imaginative watercolor works inspired by the vaudeville performances he would see right here in Lancaster at the Colonial Theater, Capitol Theater and Hippodrome Theater on North Queen Street. The majority of these works were made between 1911 and 1919 and reflect this new form of entertainment’s integration of the hectic pace, barrage of interruptions, shifts of focus of attention, and quick movements of the modern-day streets onto the stage.

The artists participating in this year’s exhibition will create works of art based on a performance they have experienced. This year’s Invitational exhibition will feature our greatest number of participants yet. Artists featured in Vaudeville! are: Kathleen Abel, Michael Abel, Eva Steiner Bender, Marlin Bert, Reed Dixon, Paula Egolf, Paul Engleheart, Ron Ettelman, Eileen France, Dorothy Frey, Bruce Fry, Jeff Geib, Susan Gottlieb, Gail Gray, John Herr, Jon L. Johnson, Matthew Lawrence, Beverlee Lehr, Paris Llanso, Robert Lyon, Carol Morgan, Jim Peterson, David Reinhart, Richard Ressel, Fred Rodger, Brant Schuller, Mimi Shapiro, Suk Shuglie, Ellen Slupe, Teri Traner, Christine Welch, Dick Whitson, Steve Wilson and Jerome Wright.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday festivities. The exhibition is on view February 6-28, 2010. Regular Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4 & Sunday, 1-4. The Demuth Museum is located at 120 E. King St. in Lancaster, PA 17602.

Image Credit: Charles Demuth, In Vaudeville, Two Dancers, 1920, watercolor and pencil on paper, 13 x 7 ¾ in., Private Collection, © Demuth Museum, Lancaster, PA.