june 2014 EXHIBIT: “transported”


Opening Day Reception: First Friday June 6 from 5-10pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11am-3pm, and by appointment.

Travel can change our perspective in a powerful way.

The Parliament presents an eclectic show of work from private collections and individual artists, which highlight the world outside of York, from across the country to around the globe. From tribal masks and hand woven fiber pieces, to stunning photos from a myriad of international destinations, “Transported.” will reach out to the adventurer in everyone.

Our travel theme will be accentuated by a wine tasting with our friends from The Handsome Cab! Wines will be specially selected to pair with the origins of the art featured in the show.

Cover Photo Credit: Gregory Timmons

APRIL 2014 EXHIBIT: “Cultivate”














Opening Day Reception: First Friday April 4 from 5-10pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11am-3pm, and by appointment

The Parliament is excited to present a show curated by Pat Thomas which brings together immensely talented newcomers and established York artists. These artists have taken all different paths that have lead each of them to follow art as a lifelong avenue for restoration of the soul.

Live music for this show will be provided by Trevor O’Brien.

Featured artists: Brett Greiman, Ophelia Chambliss, Carol Oldenburg, Michael Walker, Tema Broadwater, Michelle Hill, Kelly Welsh, Elaina Posey, Kathryn Buxton Scott and Pat Thomas.

Event photo credit: Michael Walker

Refreshements provided, and a beer sampling from The Beer Ace.

This event and exhibit installation is located at our gallery: 116 E King Street, Downtown York, Pa. Street Parking available.

Spring Forward | Fashion Meets Art: April 18th



Fashion and art join together to create a unique fundraising event to benefit The Parliament Arts Organization. Spring Forward is a celebration of community, emerging artists and fashion coming together for an evening of Spring inspiration! Local art will be paired with models styled from downtown merchants to reflect the artists’ vision within their pieces. To do this, The Parliament Arts Organization is bringing together area experts on art, fashion and photography, and collaborating with downtown merchants for one evening only, Friday, April 18, 2014.

This event will be hosted at The Bond Building and will include an art exhibit and runway presentation. A short film will be viewed, spotlighting the artists involved in the gallery show and models will walk the runway wearing Spring fashion and accessories.

Refreshments and catered food will be provided before the runway presentation. This event will also be the launch party for the 2014 Spring Forward Look Book, as well as the public’s first look at The Bond Building.

What is the “Spring Forward Look Book”?

The Spring Forward Look Book is a mini magazine featuring modeled garments or accessories paired with the complementing piece of local artwork for the Spring 2014 fashion season. The Look Book highlights participating Downtown York boutiques through original magazine-themed layouts for each.

This is a Ticketed Event, Please purchase tickets at participating fashion show merchants (listed below) or online via Eventbrite:

Event Sponsors:
CGA Law Firm and JDK Catering and Events

Event Artists: 
Andrius Polonick, Andi Simpson, Maggie Moran, Barbara Wilke, Dan Walczyk, Darren Jordan, Darin Potts, Meisa Chase, Maria Crawford, Linda McCloskey, Leah Limpert, Hollie Shortino, Lauren Over, Katelyn Lau, Karly Smith, Johannes Boland, Fiel Patricio, Eric Fink, Erbin Rivera and Ramone Trevino.

Fashion Show Merchants:
Arthur and Daughters | 49 N Beaver Street, Downtown York
Kimman’s | 57 N Beaver Street, Downtown York
Kryslyn’s Bridal Boutiquer | 286 West Market Street, Downtown York
Sweet Melissa’s Dream | 38 N Beaver Street, Downtown York
Watchmaker’s Daughter | 22 N Beaver Street, Downtown York

Event Team:
Creative Director: Mark Broomell of MB Designworks
Executive Director: Alexandra Dwyer of The Parliament Arts Organization
Art Director: Rita King of The Parliament Arts Organization
Fashion Director: Hilary Arthur of Arthur and Daughters
Photography Director: Kris McElligott of KM Photography Studio
Director of Marketing: Meagan Feeser of Gavin Advertising
Event Production: JDK Events and Catering
Hair and Makeup Team Led By: Maggie King and Glen Oropeza