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Clay on Main Exhibit: “Islands/Weird Lancaster,” by John Salvino and Emily Savill

by Clay on Main

Feb 21, 2019

Clay on Main is delighted to share the photographs and ink drawings of proud Pennsylvanians Emily Savill and John Salvino, both of Lancaster.  The show will open on Sunday, March 3, from 4-6pm with a reception that is free and open to the public.

Savill is an alternative photographer who consistently experiments with different styles and subjects, with a passion for film photography.  She uses various cameras, from fully manual SLRs and TLRs to plastic point and shoots and homemade pinhole cameras.  Weird Lancaster is a photography project that showcases and celebrates the wonderfully unique people and places of her town.  She explains, “I desire to bring absolute positivity to the word “weird” and help build a community of those who are bold enough to stand out.”

John Salvino is an artist and author who works in a range of different illustration styles, including sumi-e, sequential art, digital painting, and concept design. His ‘Islands’ Sumi ink series and his graphic novel ‘She Walks with the Giant’ have been in galleries and shops in Lancaster City since 2015.  Salvino says, “My “Islands” series takes inspiration from the Japanese sumi-e style, depicting islands suspended in space, some empty, some teeming with life. It began as a form of therapy, but the series has evolved  over the years.  Now I approach it in more of a storytelling mode, using silhouette and symbolism to illustrate a fantasy world.”

Clay on Main is a non-profit artists’ cooperative, located at 313 Main St in the historic village of Oley. The studio offers art instruction and gallery space for local artists, as well as live music and more.  Clay on Main houses a complete clay studio, a stained and fused glass studio, a live performance venue, and a yoga room, in addition to the co-op and gallery.  Clay on Main is open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2, Wednesdays from 10-5, and Sundays from 1-4.

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