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Even though she lives in Red Lion, Lovie Rineholt Price is making a splash on the York City art scene as one of its most enthusiastic creators.
About four years ago, Price found herself coping with empty-nest syndrome after her son left for college.
She started going to the gym and socializing more. But it wasn't enough, Price said.
"I wanted something just for me," Price, 47, said.
She scrounged around in closets, where she found some old poster boards she'd bought to do a little painting years earlier.
Soon, she set up an easel in her son's bedroom and started painting. It was pure therapy, she said.
Though she'd had a knack for drawing in high school, Price had no idea she could paint.
It was a struggle at first. She experimented with oil paints but found she didn't have the patience that medium requires.
Eventually, she found acrylics and the beach lover started using them to create seascapes.
Price said she's a quick worker. Sometimes she can pump out a painting in one session.
And while she'd like to sell some of her work, Price said she's more interested in using her art to help the community.
In November 2011, Price partnered with the owner of Office Furniture Outlet, 519 N. Franklin St., to turn the York City store into a part-time art gallery.
From there grew Second Saturday, a monthly event featuring live music, vendors, art raffles and camaraderie. Each event is a fundraiser for a different cause.
Meanwhile, Price has donated paintings to benefit breast-cancer awareness, multiculturalism and the York County SPCA.
Until recently, Price had studio space at Verse 254, where she hosted monthly painting classes.
Now, she's on the lookout for a space downtown where she can paint and host events.
HOW SHE WOULD IMPROVE YORK'S ART SCENE: Price said she'd like to see more collaboration between the performing and the visual arts. "I'd really like to see more events where they're both included at the same time," she said.
WHERE TO FIND HER: Price has a page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Glass-Vidalia/311578022200997.