- December 2011 Art @ Mulberry Art Studios -

Lancaster Camera Club's 2011 Exhibition

During the month of December, Mulberry Art Studios will be filled with an array of fine art photography from the members of the Lancaster Camera Club.  The public is invited to meet the artists and view the work during a First Friday Opening Reception on December 2nd from 5pm until 8pm.  The exhibition will remain up during the duration of the month, regular gallery hours are held on weekdays from 10am until 4pm with evenings and weekends available upon request.

The Lancaster Camera Club was organized in the early 1970s by a group of dedicated photographers, and consists of both professionals and amateurs.  Regular meetings are held as well as field trips to photographic events and meetings.  Lectures, training sessions and competitions are also offered.  The Lancaster Camera Club is headed by Charles Heisterkamp, President and Heather Shugars, Vice President.  More information can be found online at www.lancastercameraclub.org.

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Rachael Gemperline: 20% or Less

Rachael Gemperline's BFA Exhibition, 20% or Less, will be exhibited at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of December. This intriguing exhibition, which was inspired by the artist's cousin Kyle, who suffered from the debilitating disease Cystic Fibrosis, is an interactive show that explore physical constriction. Viewers are invited to experience the pieces in such a way that their own functions become impaired or restricted. The artist invites the public to experience her work at a First Friday Reception on December 2nd from 5pm until 8pm.

"For this body of work I wanted to bring attention to the difficulties that people with physical disabilities experience every day," explains Rachael. The show is entitled “ 20% or less” in ode to Rachael's cousin Kyle, who was born with the disease Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a debilitating genetic disease that causes the lungs to fill with mucus on a regular basis. This leads to hours of physical therapy, regular trips to the doctor’s office and copious medical bills. Kyle’s lung function is currently hovering around 20%. He is currently on a transplant list, and waiting for a new pair of lungs.Rachael GemperlineThis body of work is not intended to be comforting; its purpose is to inform the viewer in such a way that their abilities may temporarily be restricted. "What I hope you, the viewer, will take away from this exhibition is the idea of looking deeper, so many times we take things for face value, we are smarter than that," Rachael says. "That we, as humans, may learn to overcome biases, and assumptions, and just realize that we can see people for who they are instead of what their physical limitations denote."

Rachael Gemperline was born and raised in Lancaster Pennsylvania and grew up with parents that encouraged her interest in the arts. While attending Lancaster Catholic High School her art teacher Mr. Richard Ressel continued to push her to make better work and ultimately became a factor in her decision to become a fine artist. Rachael spent a year and a half at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design before transferring to Millersvile University, where she will be receiving a BFA in Metal Working when she graduates this month.

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