Evanna Morris to be featured artist at September First Friday Open House

Join us on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 5 to 8 pm for a First Friday open house at the beautiful Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House located at 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, in the heart of Gallery Row. We will be hosting artist Evanna Morris for a one-night-only art show.

Meet the Artist: Evanna Morris

I have always enjoyed the creative process, whether it is painting, weaving, jewelry making, gardening, or cooking. For the last ten years, my passion has been watercolor painting.

I love to experiment with new techniques and subject matter and go a little out of my comfort zone. I continue to learn new things. Recently, I was so honored to be able to participate in several mural projects with other artists, including my friend and mentor, Steve Wilson. Some of the murals are on the side of a building next to the new Career Link Center on Manheim Pike, and another is at Homefields in Millersville, while even more are in the pipeline.

In the spring of 2021, I participated in the Rivertowns Plein Air event and several other smaller paint-outs around the county with the Fair Weather Painters from the Lancaster Art Association. I have also participated in The 100 Day Project in 2016, 2020, and 2021 and an online Urban Sketching course with worldwide participation. The 100 Day Project is self-directed, where the artists each choose a creative project to do every day for 100 days and share online. This exhibit has some of the pieces from my last 100 Day Project.

For last year’s project, I worked with used Aeropress Coffee Filters to create art pieces. I like the idea of upcycling and want to see how many ways I can use the coffee filters to make art. The Urban Sketching course is taken at one’s own pace and encourages regular drawing from observation, either indoors or outdoors.

With my art, I hope to create a story or a mood. Many of my paintings reflect my surroundings either at home in Lancaster County or in my travels to Iceland, Costa Rica, Europe, and all over the US. I hope to hear from you if you want to go on this journey with me. I will be happy to do commissions. Message me if you are interested in a special commission just for you, a friend, or a family member.

Learn more

You can find Morris on Facebook, Instagram, and the web.

Click here to learn more about Morris and see more of her artwork.

You can also reach Evanna via email at EvannaMorris@gmail.com.

Uncharted Lancaster 

Adam Zurn from Uncharted Lancaster will be here with a mini-adventure that celebrates both downtown Lancaster and the building’s history, as well as local architecture. Fun prizes are up for grabs with your choice of either a 1.25″ soft enamel pin, a 3″ embroidered patch, or a 1.18″ metal replica Spanish Doubloon.

In addition, Zurn will have reproduction maps from the 1800s of Lancaster City and Lancaster County on display.

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