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“Art Memoir”, Collecting Cultural Icons Part 2

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“In our minds, buying art is a lot like buying wine … buy what you like!  Don’t be intimidated by labels, names or prices.  We all have different tastes, and there is room for many different types of art … and wine.  The really good stuff will stand the test of time!” - Ralph Serpe & Bryan Tate

Join us in YorkArts Gallery April 30 – May 23 for Art Memoir, featuring artwork from the collection of Bryan Tate and Ralph Serpe.  Art Memoir makes up the part 2 of YorkArts Collecting Cultural Icons exhibit series which celebrates the role of the collector.

A special collector’s event for this exhibit will be held on May 20th in YorkArts gallery, during which the featured collectors will discuss their collection with the audience over light refreshments.

About the Collectors…

Ralph Serpe & Bryan Tate
York, Pennsylvania

Collector’s Statement:

We are very interested in collecting original art and supporting artists and their craft.  Just like all members of our community, artists have a very important role to play, and we are compelled to support them.    We are not only drawn to art that we find visually pleasing, but we seem to be especially drawn to art that tells a story.  We appreciate when the artist has a connection to what he or she created or when we have a particular connection to the subject.

In our collection, there are two main themes:

  • We generally know who the artists are and interact with them in our life someway.  We are very fond of several artists in our community and we love their work.  While a few of them are represented in our collection today, a few others will be incorporated in the future, and we look forward to that.
  • We also tend to be drawn to art that is representative of our community, the City of York.  We love York City, and we love collecting art that depicts things we love in York.

That combination of love of artist and love of subject is very much represented here.

In our minds, buying art is a lot like buying wine … buy what you like!  Don’t be intimidated by labels, names or prices.  We all have different tastes, and there is room for many different types of art … and wine.  The really good stuff will stand the test of time!

Thank you!

 

On behalf of Art Collecting Month, YorkArts will be posting testimonials from these local art collectors throughout April. Visit our Collectors’ Testimonial Page

About YorkArts’ Collecting Cultural Icons Exhibits:

Every Spring, YorkArts celebrates the fundamental role of “The Collector” in the art world. The purpose of our exhibition series is to highlight local collectors and the artwork they’ve collected, as well as to inspire gallery visitors to start building collections of their own.

More about Art Collector’s Month

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

Thank you to our 2015 Art in Residence Sponsors!

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Special Features at Art in Residence

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Troy Patterson will be doing live letterpress printmaking. Guests will get to take home a creation made right before their eyes!
Troy is a graphic design professor and advisor to the AIGA chapter at York College. He has a letterpress studio set up at Marketview Arts in York where he conducts classes and demonstrations.

Works for Sale from Local Gallerieshiveartspace 

HIVE artspace will have work for sale from their gallery. HIVE is an arts collective based in Downtown York. They have new exhibits every month featuring local artists and artisans.

Food and Drink

AFC Logo Color Hi ResJaninasLogo-300x193Enjoy a selection of fine wine and craft beers, edible masterpieces from Artistic Foods Catering, and delicious desserts from Janina’s Fine Desserts. 

 

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Art in Residence Raffle

At Art in Residence on Saturday one lucky person will win a hand dyed, hand quilted fiber hanging made by artist Polly Stetler! Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Even if you can’t attend the event, you are still eligible to win the raffle! Polly’s 2014 exhibit at YorkArts was wildly successful. Here’s your chance to add a piece of hers to your collection. Call 717-848-3200 to purchase your raffle tickets.

Sentinel by Polly Stetler

Pictured: Art in Residence Raffle item. “Sentinel” by Polly Stetler. 14″ x 20.5″