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‘FOE’ Civil War exhibit lives to fight another day in York, Pa.

You might call this the largest cardboard recycling project ever in York County. It means Wayne White’s ‘FOE’ exhibit will live to fight another day. York College of Pennsylvania students carried the dismantled cardboard-and-wood exhibit or installation from MarketView Arts on West Philadelphia Street to LSC Design on North George. The exhibit by the noted White showed everyday life for the two days that the Confederate Army occupied York in late-June 1863. The exhibit ended, and its figures will reside in storage at LSC for display at yet undetermined places in York County.

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‘Hot Spill’ sculpture or giant paper clip in York, Pa.? You decide

Millersville University sculptor Ike Hay died recently, but his legacy remains in York, Pa. – a sculpture in Foundry Plaza next to Codorus Creek. It was named ‘Hot Spill’ when it was unveiled in 1984. A York Daily Record/Sunday News story about the sculptor’s death described a bit of controversy that ensued: ‘The piece — all vivid red curves and lines, with a smaller black section — brought some controversy, (his wife) Teri Hay said, and was initially derided by some in print for its abstract design. They called it a giant paper clip, she said. But it was long one of her husband’s favorites.’

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York County must not forget Wrightsville’s slain fighting man, and here’s an artist to create that Civil War memory

Ophelia Chambliss created this artwork for Gettysburg, Pa.’s, Recreation Park. It sits across from Lincoln Cemetery, burial site for black troops in the Civil War. It is a point for walking and guided tours this year, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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York countian builds the Black American Experience one photo, one story at a time

York County, Pa., resident Ophelia Chambliss’ family posing circa 1946 in Tuskegee, Ala. Learn more about her project concerning her family and countless others: Images and Stories of the Black American Experience.

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275th anniversary celebration of York, Pa.’s founding isn’t a sexy number but may be effective

In 2006, artist Ophelia Chambliss paints a parking meter on York, Pa.’s, Beaver Street. The project, which has been ongoing, is designed to define York’s budding arts district. Other pieces of public artwork have since been added playing on the … Continue reading

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The bad, and yes, the good of the Great Depression in York County, Pa., Part II

This photo from York (Pa.) Day Nursery’s Web site shows community support for the center in 1962. The nursery is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Also of interest: Samuel Small tops York, Pa. community contributor list and First Pinchot … Continue reading

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‘Mending Hearts, Minds and Communities’ displayed in Harrisburg: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Oct. 19, 2009

Ophelia Chambliss’ art has been widely exhibited at York, Pa.’s, Crispus Attucks Community Center, the York County (Pa.) Heritage Trust and elsewhere around York County. Here, her art is available for all to see in Murals of York-fashion outside York … Continue reading

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