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Creative York Awards Trophies Unveiled

Maker Profile: Harry Smith

Harry SmithLocal artisan Harry B. Smith III designed and handcrafted the six trophies that will be presented to each Creative York Award honoree during the awards ceremony on October 24.

Harry was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1976. He is a 5th generation craftsman from York County, with over 13 years of experience in the artglass industry.

Since starting his business, Antiquita Glassworks, in 2001, Harry has incorporated other mediums into his work such as re-claimed steel and wood. Harry creates a variety of items ranging from small glass jewelry pieces, to repurposed tableware, to large multi-media chandeliers. His future plans include local public art, repurposed furniture, and hand blown lighting.

The title of the award/design is “Pinnacle Spire”. It is the representation of a “high point” in one’s life or career, and the many steps it takes over time to create the end result. Each layer of glass it contains is a representation of each step one takes towards an end goal or task. The accumulation of the steps that form the end result, when viewed together, are often something of beauty all their own. “Pinnacle Spire” was designed to celebrate that journey, and the ultimate success and recognition that comes with it.

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Susan McCalmont to Speak at YorkArts’ Creative York Awards

Susan McCalmontSusan McCalmont, founding board member and current president of Creative Oklahoma, Inc., will be the featured speaker during the YorkArts’ Creative York Awards on October 24, 2014 at LSC Design in downtown York.

Creative Oklahoma is a statewide non-profit organization advancing Oklahoma’s creative economy through creativity and innovation based initiatives in education, commerce and culture. Since its inception in 2006, Creative Oklahoma has developed specific programs and services to further the understanding of the urgent need for creativity and innovation in the state to drive Oklahoma’s economic growth and improve life quality for its citizens.

Susan Shaw McCalmont has 30 years experience as an executive leader of several non-profit cultural, economic development, and philanthropic organizations in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Oklahoma. Under her collaborative, pro-active leadership, educational and community-based initiatives have been developed with long-term impact.  She has led major coalitions and managed multi-sector events in creativity, arts and culture, arts education, historic preservation, spirituality, and economic sectors. Known for her commitment to societal change and passion for every individual’s discovery of their creative center, Susan has been a driving force for the establishment of the National Creativity Network, Creative Oklahoma, DaVinci Institute and Oklahoma A+ Schools. She was the recipient of the inaugural Sir Ken Robinson Creativity Leadership Award presented by the National Creativity Network in 2013.

Susan’s remarks during the awards ceremony will address what it means to be a creative region, and the importance of creativity as a driver of economic success and quality of life. The awards ceremony begins at 7:30 pm. A limited number of table seats are available for purchase to attend the awards ceremony and the Art in Motion After Party. Tickets for bleacher seating and the after party are also available.

Hispanic Heritage Month Event

On September 17, 5:30-8:00pm York City will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in YorkArts Gallery with a one-night-only installation by artist Joaquin Calles Guzman. This event is presented by Mayor C Kim Bracey and will feature light refreshments, book signings by author Anibal Mateo, and a presentation of “ALIEN” by the artist Joaquin Calles Guzman.

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 “ALIEN is a multimedia exhibition revolving around the topic of immigration in our area, specifically illegal immigration. The exhibition explores the human aspect of this issue, by going to the individuals themselves, exposing their stories, their hopes and dreams to an unknown audience.

 ALIEN is about a force that moves through the farms and the fields, a force made up of people who dream of a better life for them and for those they love.

 The event honors Hispanic Heritage Month by looking at those who often go unmentioned, overlooked, and live in the shadows. ALIEN is about all of us.

 Mayor C Kim Bracey will introduce the artist. Anibal Mateo, a local author, will present his book “La Busqueda de Los Sueños.” After the artist’s statement a 15 minute audiovisual will be presented.”

                        – Joaquin Calles Guzman


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Fall ’14 Exhibit: “Women Artists of York I”

YorkArts Exhibit Summary: Fall 2014
“Women Artists of York I”
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25, 6-8pm

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YorkArts’ 2014 Fall exhibit, “Women Artists of York I” features six York County artists, each with her own style and passion for art making. Participating artists are:

  • Diane Delozier
  • Yvonne McConkey
  • Gloria Oldenbur
  • Fran Polk
  • Sarah Stahl
  • Linda Sommer

Artistic techniques and mediums represented range from watercolors and graphite drawings to textile weaving and abstract collage. While celebrating the diverse and creative talents of women in York’s community, this exhibit should also encourage all artists, male and female, to take pride in their art. The exhibit dates are September 25 – November 1, 2014.

Join us in celebrating the diverse and creative talents of women in York’s community at the exhibition and reception. Both are free to attend and open to the public.  “Women Artists of York I” will be on display from September 25 – November 1, 2014 in YorkArts’ Gallery, 10 N. Beaver Street, York PA.


  • Opening reception: September 25, 6-8pm
  • Final day of exhibit: November 1, 2014

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • First Fridays: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • (Or by appointment)
  • *gallery tours available by appointment

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