Apr 27, 201612:00 AMArt Beat

April 2016

Art Beat


Art Beat

Richard Reilly, Metropolis Collective’s owner, is describing his gallery and performance space.  The question of “making what happen?” can be answered in a visit to the space tucked between store fronts on Mechanicsburg’s Main Street.  But I’ll save you the suspense, Reilly’s intention with the space is to shake things up.  By his own estimation of things, “Everywhere you go, there are splintered subcultures, and it is our intention to give them a place to find each other.

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Art matters from a financial, cultural vibrancy and economic growth perspective, and ultimately it affects the quality of life for those with access to it. It's the visceral impact of the arts that hits hard and lingers long:  the way that an indelible image may worm its imprint into your eye and then mind and then dreams.  The forlorn droop of a melody, and the sign of resignation from a local trumpet player's final note. The unbearably gorgeous and aching silence of the final scene of a film shot in our region.  Every one of these offerings exists here in the midstate, and beats strong with art, and we must support it.


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