The Shop Presents: ESSENTIALS
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CSEwL would like to announce the exhibition of our first Social Practice and Community Engagement Artist in Residence, Shelby Wormley, The Shop Presents: ESSENTIALS. A photographic exploration into barbershops and beauty salons in black and brown communities during the global pandemic. The exhibit's opening is on Friday March 4th, at 6:00pm and will remain on view through Saturday, March 26th at the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center.

The exhibit focuses on the roles that barbershops and beauty salons play in black and brown communities in Lancaster County, and how the pandemic’s shutdown impacted the well-being of these communities. “Barbershops and beauty salons serve as cornerstones for communication and connectivity in black and brown communities,” Wormley says. “They offer more than just a fresh cut. Our hair care is a culture that is preserved through the craftsmanship of our barbers and 


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A Purchase Prize winner for the Art of the State Exhibit at the Pennsylvania State Museum, Wormley was last fall’s inaugural Social Practice and Community Engagement Program Artist in Residence for F&M’s Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster. For the last decade, she has worked as a photojournalist throughout south central Pennsylvania, using her camera as a tool to document, learn, and engage within her community. Her photographs of people, cultural celebrations, and community gatherings show the many ways that one can live.

Starting on March 7th the exhibition will be open Monday through Friday, 10am-4:30pm, and by appointment through March 26th, 2022. For appointments please reach out to Shelby Wormley at