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May 31 – June 6, 2017


75th Annual Youth Festival Concert – The Stars of Tomorrow

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June 11 Recital Features Tri-County Concerts’ 75th Youth Festival Audition Winners inners of the Tri-County Concerts Association’s 75th Annual Youth Festival auditions will appear in recital on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. at the Science Center Theater, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA 19422. The young artists include pianists, instrumentalists, and vocalists from Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties. They will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Ravel, among others. Tickets ($10) will be available at the door. Students will be admitted free. For information, call 610-504-4678 or visit Many talented young musicians from the Main Line won top prizes in this year’s Tri-County Youth Festival and will perform at the concert. Jordyn Hurly of Newtown Square, a senior at Agnes Irwin School, won First Place in the Senior Piano Division. Andy Wu of Penn Valley, an 8th grader at Welsh Valley Middle School, won First Place in the Junior Piano Division. Mezzo soprano Kate Nadauld of Wayne, an 8th grader at Radnor Middle School, won First Place in the Junior Voice Division. Second Prize winners included Rachel Wang, a 6th grader from Wynnewood, in Junior Piano; cellist Sasha He of Bryn Mawr, a sophMezzo soprano Kate Nadauld of Wayne, omore at Radnor High School, an 8th grader at Radnor Middle School, in Senior Strings; violinist won First Place in the Junior Voice Carly Mitchell of Wynnewood, Division. an 8th grader at Friends’ Central Middle School, won in Junior Strings; and The Magna Trio with 8th graders violinist Esther Kim from Springton Lake Middle School, cellist Sarah Yoon from Great Valley Middle School, and pianist Lana Lee from Sandy Run Middle School, in Junior Ensemble. Cellist Sasha He of Bryn Mawr, a sophomore Numerous other students at Radnor High School, is a Second Prize from the Main Line won Honorwinner in Senior Strings. able Mention in the auditions: in Senior Piano, Nina Mennies of Narberth, a sophomore at Harriton High School; in Junior Piano, Katherine Fang of Wynnewood, a 6th grader at Bala Cynwyd Middle School, and Charles Nadauld, an 8th grader at Radnor Middle School; in Senior Strings, violinist Portia Maidment of Villanova, a junior at Harriton High School; in Junior Strings, violinist Madison Li of Bala Andy Wu of Penn Valley, an 8th grader at Welsh Valley Middle School, won First Cynwyd, an 8th grader at Bala Place in the Junior Piano Division. Cynwyd Middle School; and in Junior Voice, soprano Benjamin Pedersen of Havertown, a home-schooled 6th grader. The Tri-County Concerts Youth Festival is one of the area’s most prestigious competitions for aspiring young classical musicians living in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. Since 1943 the festival has been a steppingstone to achievement for many emerging young artists, including current and retired members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. This year will mark its 75th anniversary.


“Wilt Chamberlain, Boston Celtics at Philadelphia” by Walter Iooss, 24 inches by 20 inches, photograph. Donor Joseph J. Garibaldi IV. Villanova’s essential contributions to and participation in the region’s vibrant artistic life. Each donated work of art broadens the Gallery’s ability to make art an integral component of a Villanova University education. Gallery Director and Curator Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, emphasizes the importance of the donor-gallery relationship: “Like so many galleries and museums, our budget for acquisitions is limited. When someone entrusts a piece of art into our care, it is a gift to the entire community. We are honored to receive and safeguard artwork that has held special meaning for a donor. When we put together an exhibit from our collection, we strive to place the donated work in context for our on- and off-campus audiences, so that it can have maximum impact on the viewer.” Notable recent acquisitions included in “A Slice of Art” are “Saint Maximilian Kolbe” and “Cardinal John Henry Newman,” a pair of superb wood carved panels by Robert F. McGovern, a distinguished painter, printmaker, and sculptor from Narberth, PA. McGovern’s works and designs, including wood, bronze, and lead reliefs; carved oak and basswood murals; statues, altar furniture, lecterns, processional crosses, entranceways, and altarpieces, are in places of worship throughout the Philadelphia area and across the nation. The panels are the gift of Msgr. Francis A. Carbine, who has been a patron of the Gallery since 2005. Eagerly anticipated for debut is “St. Nicholas of Tolentino” (artist unknown), an oil painting dating to 16th or 17th century colonial Mexico. St. Nicholas of Tolentino (1245-1305) was an Augustinian friar renowned for his humility, gentleness, and charity. He spent his adult life in Tolentino, Italy, ministering to the sick and needy. He was known throughout the city as a miracle worker. In the painting “St. Nicholas of Tolentino,” St. Nicholas is kneeling in front of a crucifix with a skull in his left hand and a chain over his left shoulder. When the painting was donated in 2016 by Daniel H. and Nancy R. Lori, the Loris knew it was in need of restoration—and that Fr. Cannuli was the right shepherd for the process. Fr. Cannuli enlisted the help of Steven B. Erisoty, a Philadelphia-area art conservator, to painstakingly strip away the hundreds of years’ worth of varnish, oil, and dirt that covered the painting. The process has resulted in an image that has been both clarified and rejuvenated. “A Slice of Art” will also include three photographs by Roman Catholic Cardinal Prospero Grech, OSA, of Malta. Cardinal Grech, who identifies himself as theologian, teacher, writer, researcher, and mentor, enjoyed a well-received solo exhibit in the Art Gallery in 2015. After the exhibit, he donated all of the displayed photographs to the Gallery. Cardinal Grech says he strives for beauty in imagery that balances color, light and timing, with his favorite subject matter being people and architecture. A full list of works and artists included in “A Slice of Art” is available upon request by contacting the Villanova Art Gallery at 610-519-4612.



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or the 18th year, Philadelphia Sculptors is presenting “5 into 1,” its annual exhibition showcasing the works of recent graduates from BA, BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art and design schools: Moore College of Art & Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, The University of the Arts, and University of Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be on display in The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and the Parkway, from Thursday, View Laura Carlson’s sculpture, “the May 25 - Saturday, June 24, 2017. An openrolling hills of my hip bones feel ing reception is scheduled for Friday, greedy anthropomorphizing the earth June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature but I need it 1,” 2016, rigid casting a free special presentation by Canadian foam, flexi foam, 36 x 18 x 24 inches. curator John Grande, “Unframing the Landscape,” a look at contemporary international environmental art and artists that will include Jason deCaires Taylor’s world-famous underwater art museum. The presentation begins at 6 p.m., followed by the reception from 7 to 8 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. For information call 215-413-9126 or visit, or call 215-965-4027 or visit


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