“Open Mic Art Night” Expands to 1st & 3rd Fridays at ALLEN MILLER ARTS

April 22, 2011

Wendy and Dave Wesselhoft performed "She Talks to Angels" and other moving numbers at the ALLEN MILLER ARTS "Open Mic Art Night," Friday, April 15th, 2011, in front of a backdrop of paintings by Kevin Miller. The event was a big success and will now be offered every First and Third Friday, 6-9 pm at the gallery: 117 E Chestnut St, Lancaster, PA 17602. For more information call 717-927-9405 or 215-837-8171 during gallery hours.

Enthusiastic singer and dancer Viviana Arnold and her mom, Jen, took time to appreciate the richly textured canvases of Robert Allen at the ALLEN MILLER ARTS “Open Mic Art Night,” Friday April 15th, 2011.

 

Electrifying Lancaster poet Aaron Adair performed several of his major poems from memory at the ALLEN MILLER ARTS “Open Mic Art Night” Friday, April 15th. Afterward, MC Kevin Miller told the crowd, “I have had the privilege in my life of being in the same room three times with the great poet Allen Ginsberg. Hearing Aaron perform his fine poetry has given me the same feeling I used to get when listening to Ginsberg.”

 

Our youngest performer, Viviana Arnold, 2 1/2 years old, captivated the audience with her riveting rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” and her own unique arrangement of “The Alphabet Song.” She is supported here by her mom, Jen Arnold, and accompanied by guitarist Dave Wesselhoft, against a backdrop of paintings by Kevin Miller.

 

Melissa Garland sang and played for other artists and visitors at the ALLEN MILLER ARTS “Open Mic Art Night” Friday, April 15, 2011

The evening was alive with the compelling performances of many vibrant young Lancaster area poets, musicians, artists and a very pregnant and energetic dancer/comedienne! MC Kevin Miller said that he had not felt anything like the electricity in the gallery that night, since gatherings of poets, musicians and artists in coffee houses, bars and church basements in the 1960s. “Something important started here tonight. We can build on this,” he added. Indeed when the mic was finally turned off at 9:30, people did not seem to want to leave. Many stayed to talk and have one more glass of wine before the lights were finally turned out at 10:30. Performers asked ALLEN MILLER ARTS gallery owners, Robert Allen and Kevin Miller to hold the event two nights each month rather than just one. So here it is:

“Open Mic Art Night” at ALLEN MILLER ARTS

First & Third Fridays, 6-9 pm — wine and snacks

117 E Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602 — enter thru courtyard

Poets, dancers, musicians, actors, artists and crafters of all kinds are invited to perform or share your art, and “art appreciators” are encouraged to drink wine, eat snacks, enjoy and applaud. For more information call 717-927-9405 (215-837-8171 during gallery hours)

Next Month’s ALLEN MILLER ARTS “Open Mic Art Nights” will be First and Third Fridays, May 6 & 20, 6-9 pm. And don’t forget ArtWalk May 7 & 8! Our usual hours (Tu, Fri, Sat, noon-6pm) will be extended for ArtWalk:

Fri, May 6, noon – 9 or 10 pm (“Open Mic Art Night,” 6-9 pm)

Sat, May 7, 10 am – 6 pm for ArtWalk

Sun, May 8, noon – 6 pm for ArtWalk

 

 

 

 
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