Spring Fling! — March at 2nd Floor Gallery

“Lilacs with Apples” by Linda Buckwalter

Opening this month — Spring Fling Group Show!
Join us this month for the opening of our Spring Fling group show featuring many works by our gallery artists. The show will remain on display through May.
The show opens First Friday, March 4th at 6 PM,
including live music by Dharma Fools
Dharma Fools: are Tory Gates and Dan Shearer–the remnants of a new age rock band called Ahltyrra from the last decade. They play mostly original indie-folk-rock tunes; the emphasis has been of late to get down to just a minimal, voice/guitar/bass thing. They also do some offbeat covers to make things interesting.
A reception will also be held 3rd Saturday, 
March 19th, 2016, from 6 PM to 9 PM, 
including live music by Doug Gibboney
Soloist Doug Gibboney will be playing his personal brand of folk music and originals, if we can get him off the park bench!
Author Tory Gates!
Author Tory Gates, a York resident, will be on our 2nd floor stage, Friday, March 4, from 6 pm to 9pm, signing copies of his novel A Moment in the Sun, published by Sunbury Press, and playing his original music. 

A Moment in the Sun is a young-adult / cross-over novel based in contemporary Japan, featuring the hikikomori – mysterious hermits..
A Moment in the Sun is the second novel by Tory Gates. A veteran broadcaster, Tory is a presenter, reporter, journalist and producer for various radio and Internet outlets, including the London-based Radio-Airwaves Station. His first book, Parasite Girls is available through Amazon.com and Smashwords.
A native of Vermont, Tory lives in York, Pennsylvania with his five cats and the herd of deer that sleep on his lawn every evening.
Author Heather Paterno!
Author and artist Heather Paterno, a resident of Hershey, PA, will be in our first floor bookstore to sign copies of her children’s book  H Is for Hershey on, Saturday, March 19, from 6 pm to 9pm,

H Is for Hershey is a picture book of scenes of Hershey, PA, from A to Z.
Heather Paterno was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania where she resides with her husband, children, and dogs.  She earned her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and focuses her practice in family law.  She is an adjunct professor, scout mom, and dabbling artist.
Book profits benefit the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society.
Author Nancy Williams!
Author Nancy Williams is in from Meadville, PA to sign copies of her new novel

Rabid Philanderers, Inc. in our first floor bookstore on, Saturday, March 19, from 6 pm to 9pm,

Rabid Philanderer’s, Inc. is a raucous novel about adultery and a company out to fix the problem by promoting controlled infidelity. Of course, all is not what it seems.
Nancy Williams is a 1990 graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa with a BA in English. Her first novel, Hawkmoon, was published by Loon In Balloon, Inc., a Canadian press, in 2009. They also purchased her second novel, Grace, in 2010 but never released it. Hawkmoon was a finalist for the 2010 Colorado Humanities Book Award. Grace won first prize in the Historical Fiction category at the Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference Paul Gillette Writer’s Contest.
Chicken Bone Beach
The Chicken Bone Beach exhibit will remain on display through April. These images are not for sale. The photographs are from the John W. Mosley Photograph Collection housed in the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, the Alfred M. Heston Collection, Atlantic City Free Public Library, and others given to the curator, Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, by Atlantic City residents, friends and family members.
Some of the photographs included in the exhibit have never before been displayed. The exhibit is curated by Penn State Harrisburg graduate student Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks as a result of her thesis project in American Studies. John W. Mosley, a self-taught photographer from Philadelphia, left behind a portion of American history from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.  Among the four-mile stretch of Atlantic City’s beaches was an area known as Chicken Bone Beach, established as Missouri Avenue Beach around 1939 and earmarked as the African-American territory on the coast. Mosley took thousands of photographs from the 1930s to the 1960s of African-American residents of Atlantic City and visitors attracted to Chicken Bone Beach each summer. The story of Chicken Bone Beach offers a case study of a cultural history in America during a pivotal transition. African-Americans living in Atlantic City created and experienced a unique lifestyle, dwelling in a resort area. Chicken Bone Beach became the most popular beach in Atlantic City, attracting African-American celebrities, civic leaders, athletes, entertainers, and tourists from around the United States. It also served as an attractive beach for white Americans who were anti-racist or were rejected at other beaches due to their hippie or gay lifestyles. The photographs from Chicken Bone Beach demonstrate American citizens living and enjoying their lives while being socially and physically isolated from the rest of Atlantic City, yet still pursuing the American Dream.
Please join us for this historic exhibit!
Aviation Art Exhibit
LAST CHANCE! Collectible and historic aviation pieces from a private collection are on display upstairs through March. The works depict many scenes from the golden age of aviation through the jet age, including images of the Enola Gay signed by the crew, the Concord, and other famous aces.

About 2nd Floor Gallery
2nd Floor Gallery is a 5000 square foot art venue located in a historic church building in the heart of downtown Mechanicsburg. At any time, we have 500 pieces of artwork on display on our two floors, most by local or regional artists. We also host the Sunbury Press bookstore on the first floor.
This is our 15th year in business. Please join us for our First Friday or Third Saturday events or stop by during the week when things are a little quieter.

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