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■ April 2014

■ Covering the Arts throughout the Philadelphia Region

ExhibitionsInSight Big Apple Circus, New York, 1982 Scott Heiser (1949 - 1993) Gelatin silver print, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches Estate of the Artist Photo by Scott Heiser/Courtesy of Delaware Art Museum

Issey Miyake, Paris, 1981 Scott Heiser (1949 -1993) Gelatin silver print, 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches, Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Mary G. Heiser, 1994 Photo by Scott Heiser/Courtesy of Delaware Art Museum

Expressive photos Museum showcases the work of Scott Heiser By BURT WASSERMAN For 21st Century media

master of light, shadow and reflection, Scott Heiser also had an uncanny gift for stopping action and freeze-framing it with a camera. You can see this for yourself in a superb solo exhibition of his photographs, currently on display in a retrospective exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway in Wilmington. It is scheduled to remain there on public view until June 1. A native of The First State, Heiser spent most of his career in the everexciting environment of New York City. While he brought a keenly distinctive eye to his work, he was also influenced by the accomplishments of such earlier artists of the lens medium as Diane Arbus and Gary Winogrand.

ifyougo WHAT: “Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser” WHERE: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway in Wilmington, DE. WHEN: Now through June 1. HOURS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday – Tuesday. ADMISSION: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $6 for students with ID and youths ages 7-18; free for children 6 and under. Families (up to 2 adults and 4 youth), $25. Admission is free on Sundays. Equally at home in the fields of fashion, portraiture and spectacle, his best photographs are in black and white with a rare knack for using extreme angles and extremely ec-

centric cropping. Then too, a major element of Heiser’s stopaction technique is an odd sense of fluidity. You feel the transition of the moment even though the picture is a still presence. It’s as though the image reveals itself by the appearance of its existential opposite. This may sound contradictory and even a trifle peculiar when you read about it. But, it does make sense on the retina, inside your eye. However, you have to see it for yourself because the verbal rationale is an inadequate substitute for explaining what takes place optically. In a manner that defies verbal discussion, Heiser’s graphic forms also voice expressive parameters that go far beyond the mechanical processes that brought them into being. In fact, it was the humanity of his Please see PHOTOS on 22


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sensitivity to his perceptions that really made the difference between an objective representation of his subjects and the depth of his inner feelings for them. It was also his talent for capturing the precise instant (as famously described by the great French photo-journalist, Henri Cartier-Bresson,) when one’s camera exposure was exactly right. The artist pursued formal advanced study at the Rhode Island School of Design. In that setting, the classes he took with Harry Callahan, contributed significantly to his development as a serious photographer.

these accounts situate Heiser within the context of the creative art community that flourished in downtown New York City during his relatively brief working lifetime. From the Big Apple Circus series, the exhibition includes a remarkable photograph of an elephant head with its trunk folded over, beside the costumed figure of a woman performer holding on to the pachyderm for dear life. It’s as though a mystical force of destiny has brought them together in the midst of a mass entertainment that has strangely surrealistic undertones. Somehow, the scene has a magic that defines an odd sense of truth, but otherwise defies a simultaneously simplistic explanation. In certain ways, many of the pictures in the show are like ignition keys ready to be turned on by the spectator’s imagination. When this is done, the surface suddenly begins to breathe with a sense of revelation that vibrates beyond the ordinary. Typically, a view of a large flag in an American Legion parade American Legion Parade, Baltimore, 1989 becomes a juxtaposition Scott Heiser (1949-1993), Gelatin silver print, 8 x 12 inches of contrasting patterns, Estate of the Artist, Photograph by Scott Heiser/Courtesy of Delagiven shape as abstract ware Art Museum elements interacting with each other in a vigorously dynamic Until this current occasion in Wilmington, Heiser had never been accorded a composition. Strangely though, whatsolo show at a well-regarded art museum. ever intention or expectation that may have motivated the making of the image, Credit for discovering him, conducting appropriate background research, putting it manages to remain rather obscure, no matter how gripping its appearance may together the exhibition catalog, and assembling the otherwise be. Besides the Heiser solo, the museum is 80 black and white prints and accompanyalways the source of a great visit. There ing color slide displays that make up the are various galleries filled with excellent show, is well deserved by the museum’s discoveries that always prevent boredom distinguished Curator of American Art, from ever settling in. Incidentally, admisHeather Campbell Coyle. sion fees are waived on Sunday, when the Beside her own commentary on entry doors are open from 12 noon to 4 Heiser’s accomplishments, the book inp.m. cludes an additional essay on the subject For more information, call (302) by Dr. Stephen Peterson of the Corcoran 571–9590 or check www.delart.org. College of Art and Design. Together,

Malcolm McLaren at the Roxy, New York, 1983 Scott Heiser (1949-1993) Gelatin silver print, 13 x 8 5/8 inches Estate of the Artist Photo by Scott Heiser/Courtesy of Delaware Art Museum


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by Diane M. Fiske

Reflections on this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show were greeted with an architectural display: three frames, the largest 30 feet tall, holding interpretations of AlexEven though the final figures are not in, it looks ander Calder’s paintings, presented in dried and as if the Philadelphia preserved flowers. Flower Show, which There was no worry closed March 9, was a about people pressing in success this year. Drew front of you or stepping on Becher, president of the your feet in an attempt to Pennsylvania Horticulsee the dancers or other ture Society said this year’s flower show, “Arti- performers. This year a culture,” saw attendance California aerobatic dance troop, Bandaloop, was and enthusiasm surpasshigh over the Philadeling the 2013 show, when phia Convention Center a forecasted snowstorm interrupted plans for that entrance exhibit dangling in airborne ballets. year’s flower show. “This is the first year “We will examine the figures, but all indications the theme revolved around an idea: art and are that the show was a its relation to garden desuccess and that people sign rather than a place continued to buy tickets such as Hawaii or Great all week,” Becher said. This year’s snow warn- Britain,” said Becher. Why does this work? ing may not have been “You try some things and as detrimental to attensome things work and dance, maybe because some don’t,” he said. the show may have “apChange in types of expealed to more people,” hibits has been important Becher said. since Becher stepped into Despite a snow warnthe office in 2010. “For ing again this year, the one thing, we have been show drew positive responses from attendees trying to add younger and more urban groups who ignored the (generto our visitors and make ally inaccurate) stormy it exciting for them to forecasts. participate in exhibits,” Last year, some Becher said. Flower Show fanciers He added that the suggested changing the “jury is still out” about dates of the flower show to later in the year, while the small decline in the others say that the charm 2013 show’s attendance, but PHS has done a lot to of the timing of the show increase the excitement is that it gives visitors their first taste of flowers of the show while retaining favorite features such and spring in very early as the plant competitions March when there is no the miniature views of other way to get a hortitiny gardens in an archiculture fix outdoors. tectural setting. Much of the display Becher wanted more this year revolved around audience participation architectural support. in landscaping as well as When visitors entered culinary programs. the Pennsylvania ConOther architectural vention Center the first changes included: week of March, they

By DIANE M. FISKE For 21st Century Media

•The show’s lectures were moved inside the show from rooms in the hall. •About 600 new seats were added to the 500 to help visitors soothe those aching feet. •In the main hall, a “reality show” theme in horticulture discussions allowed participants to vote on the best solution to landscaping problems “We have been working on creating a 3-D effect that made people feel as if they were more included in the exhibits and not just looking as they would in a museum,” said Gary Radin, the show’s veteran production designer who works under the direction of the horticulture society’s executive designer, Sam Lemheney. Floral displays throughout the 10-acre

space in the Convention Center were based on working with museums to interpret art such as Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Monet’s watercolors, Hiroshige’s cherry blossoms and Warhol’s floral prints. One of the main exhibits, created by the American Institute of Floral Designers, was inspired by works from the “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910” exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Special exhibits included selections of the Andy Warhol “Flowers” series as well as selections from the West Collection of Oaks, Pa., and examples of sculpture by Steve Tobin of Bucks County. Becher said the results and any future changes

will be discussed by the PHS board in the next few months. Next year’s show will be based upon “Hollywood.” Proceeds from the Flower Show benefit the

year-round programs of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, which includes Plant One and the PHS City Harvest. Diane Fiske can be contacted at dfiske_19118@yahoo.com

Spring Into Art!

Spring Session For all ages, levels, & abilities begins March 31.

The 2014 Villanova Jazz Festival Saturday March 29th.

The all day festival features outstanding college jazz bands from Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia. The highlight of the festival will be the evening concert performance on Saturday, March 29th, 7:30 pm in the Connelly Center on the Villanova Campus. The concert will feature the three top college jazz bands and the first place college combo. This is a great opportunity to hear some of the best college bands on the East Coast. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door. Students are free with ID.

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Call For Artists & Entries C��� ��� E������ Annual Juried Art Show

Call for Entries The Philadelphia Sketch Club 2014 PSC PHILADANCO Benefit Art Show June 13 to 28, 2014 Exhibition of 2D works in any medium at the PSC’s historic gallery in center city Philadelphia. Opening Reception Sunday June 15, 2 to 4PM Jurors: Cecelia Fitzgibbon: President Moore College of Art Lisa Hanover: CEO Michener Museum Nelson Shanks: Renowned Portrait Artist All entries submitted online by May 25, 2014 To access online application and prospectus go to www.sketchclub.org/exhibitions or send S.A.S.E. to: Philadelphia Sketch Club 235 S. Camac Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-545-9298

CALL FOR ENTRIES Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 35th International Juried Exhibition, November 8, 2014 – February 8, 2015, at the State Museum, Harrisburg PA. Over $12,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Limit 2 entries of which only 1 may be selected. Entry fees Members -1 or 2 entries ($20); Non-members - 1 or 2 entries ($30). Open to all artists 18 or older, working with water media on paper. No prints, copies, class work or computer work allowed. For Prospectus/Entry form, download from the website (www.pawcs.com) or email pwsjuriedshow@gmail.com

April 26 - May 10, 2014

CALL FOR BUCKS COUNTY ARTISTS

Croft Farm Arts Center 100 Borton’s Mill Road Cherry Hill, NJ

55 Years & Older ~~ Show & Sale ~~

Art Blooms is a two-week long festival of the arts that includes a juried exhibit of two-dimensional works, an Earth Festival, and an ensemble concert.

Works Eligible: Photography, Oil, Acrylic, Water Color, Pastel, Lithograph, Mixed Media, and Sculpture.

Submissions are being accepted for artists. Contact us for submission information.

http://CherryHillArts.blogspot.com Arts@CHTownship.com or 856-488-7868

May 16, 17 & 18

Please call for an application

215-340-5168

PINE RUN COMMUNITY 777 Ferry Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901

LANSDALE BOROUGH ARTISTS & CRAFTERS WANTED

26th Annual Lansdale Festival of the Arts Saturday, August 23, 2014 Memorial Park, Lansdale, PA A juried exhibit & sale of fine art, handmade crafts, performing arts, cash awards, & more. Jury will be held Saturday, April 26th. For prospectus & jury Information

215-361-8353,

jgrubb@lansdale.org or visit www.lansdale.org Sponsored by Lansdale Department of Parks and Recreation

North Penn Arts Alliance’s 20h

Annual Spring

WAYNE ART CENTER CRAFT FORMS 2014 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Members’ Exhibition At the Elm Terrace Gardens The saying of “April showers bring May flowers,” should really be, “April showers bring out the Art in Lansdale”. On April 24th the 20th Annual Spring Members’ Show will open to the public at the Elm Terrace Gardens at 660 Broad Street in Lansdale, PA. Artists are encouraged to join up and display their works. Categories range from paintings done with oil, acrylic or watercolor paints, to prints, drawings, graphics, photography, mixed media, and three dimensional pieces. You may enter two pieces of framed two-dimensional works or three-dimensional works. You can view the show’s prospectus and registration form at www.northpennarts.org or call us at 215-393-9110.

We invite you to submit to Jenkintown’s Festival of the Arts for a Juried Art & Craft Show Sunday, September 21st, 2014 12:30pm to 6:00pm Prizes Awarded To Apply and for information online: www.Jenkintown.net/festival-of-the-arts/

or call 215-510-6955 Application Deadline: June 15, 2014

Craft Forms 2014, 20th Anniversary International Juried Exhibition Contemporary Fine Craft. December 5, 2014 – January 31, 2015. Jurors: David McFadden, Chief Curator Emeritus, Museum of Art & Design, and Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections, Racine Art Museum. $6,000 + Awards. On-line Digital Entry Fee $45, www.craftformsentry.org. Deadline, September 12, 2014.

Artist Entries Wanted! Mark your Calendars Malvern Retreat House’s ArtShow 2015 runs from Wed., Feb. 4 to Sun., Feb. 8! Do you, or someone you know, want to participate? Jury Applications are NOW AVAILABLE! For details & application visit MalvernRetreat.com/ArtShow or E-mail ArtShow@MalvernRetreat.com. All forms due Sat., May 3. Jurying will take place June 2, 3, and 4.

Your resource for finding artists, soliciting entries, renting art studious and for promoting your service. For more information call 215-628-9300, ext. 226


April 2014 Listings … DELAWARE CO

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY .

.…ATLANTIC COUNTY…_

THE BLUE STREAK GALLERY

1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington, DE, 19806 p: 302-429-0506. Hours: Mon-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm Bluestreakgallery@gmail.com Become a Fan on Facebook The Blue Streak Gallery will have an Opening Reception on April 4 from 5-8 pm The show, VISIONS, will include the following artists who meet weekly for to draw with a live model. LISA BARTOLOZZI, MARK BOCKWORTH, YOLANDA CHETWYND, HAROLD KALMAN , MEINRAD LECKIE, E.M.SANIGA, and STEVE TANIS The show will continue until April 30.

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM

2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, DE 19806 p: 302-571-9590. Wed-Sat 10am4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. Free admission Sundays. www.delart.org Exhibits: “Blessed are the Peacemakers”: Violet Oakley’s The Angel of Victory (1941) Through May 25: This exhibition features Violet Oakley’s (1874–1961) World War II portable altarpiece and preliminary studies created use on American battleships, military bases, and airfields around the world. The Angel of Victory was the first of her 25 wartime altarpieces, completed just two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser Through June 1: This stunning retrospective features the dramatically cropped and beautifully toned photographs by Scott Heiser (1949–1993). Born and raised in Wilmington, Heiser documented a wide range of public entertainment events, including fashion shows, circuses, dance competitions, and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Art is After Dark Apr. 11, 6pm– 10pm: Enjoy the Museum after hours and sketch models from Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School of Philadelphia clad in ’80s outfits using Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser as inspiration. Special Guest Models: America’s Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff and Philadelphia Burlesque royalty, Kiki Berlin. Free-$10. Cash bar and café. Glory of Stories Fridays, 10:30am: This fun program introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a storyreading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. Ages 3 – 6. $3 per child, one adult free. South Asia Festival: Inda & Pakistan Apr. 6, noon3:30pm: Experience the rich cultures of India and Pakistan with traditional South Asian performances and activities! This program is presented in partnership with Delaware Lahore Delhi Peace Project. Free.

RICHARD STOCKTON COL. OF NJ

101 Vera King Farris Dr. Galloway, NJ p: 609-652-4214 Hours: Monday – Saturday 12-7:30pm; Sunday 12 – 4pm www.stockton.edu/artgallery Exhibit info: Studies in the Arts: BFA Senior Exhibition: Painting, Sculpture Photography, , Graphic Design Featuring Samuel Ammendolea, Britney Brown, Kyle Collins, Dimitar Dimitrov, Annabelle Fallarme, Joseph Grabowski, Manuela Guillen, Grahm Hughes, Danielle Jonas, Megan Kellert, Michael Lucrezi, Alexander Rivera, Clayton Rossner, Crystal Semegran, Richard Steinmann, Janelle Wilson. April 1-28, 2014 Reception April 6, 2014

BURLINGTON COUNTY . CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

123 South Elmwood Rd., Marlton, NJ 08053 - Mon-Fri 10am-3pm; Wed 7-9pm p: 856-985-1009; fx: 856-985-7555

www.cfasnj.com

Exhibition Info: Annual Open Juried Watercolor Exhibition; April 7 - April 28, Exhibit Reception: Thursday, April 17 from 7p to 9p "Impressions" by Photographers Scott Kern & Joe Perno - May 5 - May 26, 2014 Exhibit Rception: Wednesday, May 14 from 7p to 9p

…CAPE MAY COUNTY … PRESENTS

Ceramic hand built and functional "Spring Rain" by Miro Sinovcic

36x24 Oil on Canvas

William RIS Gallery 9400 Second Avenue Stone Harbo r, NJ 08247 609-368-6361 wrgsh@comcast.net www.williamris.com Stay current on WRG happenings on: http://facebook.com/williamrisgallery

OCEAN CITY ARTS CENTER

1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City, NJ p: 609-399-7628 fx: 609-399-6145 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-3pm www.oceancitryartscenter.org admission Free; parking available in adjacent lot. Exhibit info: Photography Show: Awards Reception Fri. April 11th 7-8:30 p.m.

CUMBERLAND CO.U CLAY COLLEGE CERAMIC ARTS STUDIO

Cumberland Co College 108 High Street, Millville, NJ 08332 phone: 856-765-0988 jsandro@cccnj.edu www.cccnj.edu/claycollege/ Exhibit Reception: April 18 Garden Art, Saturday, April 5, 11 am-1 pm Gnome for your Home, Saturday, April 26, 11 am-1 pm Mom & Me, Friday, April 25, 6-8 pm Butterfly Feeder, Friday, April 11, 6-8 pm Third Friday: April 18: Browse the Millville Glasstown Arts District

WHEATON ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER

1100 Village Dr., Millville, NJ 08332. 800.998.4552. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. wheatonarts.org. Two exhibitions open in the Museum of American Glass on Apri1 and continue through January 4, 2015. NJ350: Through the Lens of Glass. The exhibit explores the relationship between glass and South Jersey from the Colonial Era to the present day. It shows connections between past and present through use of the renowned collection and the museum’s archives, oral histories of local glassmakers, and examples of current glass craft and artistry of artists currently working in the region. Durand: Made In New Jersey. The exhibit celebrates the creativity and craftsmanship of the Millville company during New Jersey’s 350th anniversary with over 50 pieces of Durand art glass on display. Only in operation from 1924 through 1931, the “fancy shop” at the Vineland Flint Glass Works in Vineland, NJ made an impact on the American glass world with their Durand Art Glass line. Drawing from the same decorative Art Nouveau trends as Tiffany and Quezal, Durand Art Glass had its own style, earning them a gold medal at the Sesquicentennial International Exhibition in 1926. The Gallery of Fine Craft presents Keepers of the Flame: A Celebration of Contemporary Flamework through May 18. This exhibit and sale represents both the traditional and whimsical side of some of today's leading flamework artists. Included will be delicate floral sculptures, delightful insect perfume bottles and paperweights, aquatic themed vessels and cosmic marbles. Many of the artists featured in the International Flameworking Conference will also be represented.

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PENNSYLVANIA WATER COLOR SOCIETY

Hummelstown Fire Hall, 249 E. Main St., Hummerstown, PA 17036 Karlyn Holman Watercolor Workshop – June 16 – 20, 2014 – Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. All skill levels. Members cost - $325; Nonmembers cost -$375. Lunches provided. For more information, visit www.pawcs.com or email to pwswrkshops@gmail.com

. GLOUCESTER COUNTY . GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE ART GALLERY

1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, p: 856-4152236 Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-3pm www.gccnj.edu “War and Peace: Art by Military Veterans” Joe Lis, Forty-Five Years Later Jim Fallon, Orphan’s Opus ’68 Opening Reception: Friday, March 21, 2014; 6:30 – 8:30 pm Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery, College Center Eoin Kinnarney, Gallery Director, 856-4152122 Show runs through Friday, April 25, 2014 You are cordially invited

…MERCER COUNTY…... EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ, All exhibits are Free to the public. Hrs: Mon -Fri 9am-4pm p: 609-921-9000 Exhibit info: Call for information Conant Hall Lounge B Gallery Call for information

..PENNSYLVANIA. . …….BERKS COUNTY…...... FREEDMAN GALLERY – Albright College

13th & Bern Streets, Reading, PA p: 610921-7541 fx; 610-921-7768 Hours: Tues 12-8pm, Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm www.albright.edu/freedman Becoming Male through April 20, 2014, Freedman Gallery (MG) Exhibition focuses on the production of artwork by women artists who use the mediums of video, photography and performance to transform themselves into a male persona. The exhibit charts a history of this work and explores the way gender is conceived of and constructed, concentrating on themes of identity, self-portraiture, passing and drag, among others. Artists include Danielle Abrams, Shannon Plumb, Eleanor Antin, Martha Wilson and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky among others. Romare Bearden Prints Through April 27 Freedman Gallery, PS Exhibition includes a selection of prints by Romare Bearden from the permanent collection, including several examples of Family (1975).

Coffeehouse Diversity Poetry Night – Tues., April 8, 6-8 p.m., Freedman Gallery, co-sponsored by OMA

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM

500 Museum Rd., Reading, PA p: 610371-5850 fx: 610-375-5632 Tues - Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm www.readingpublicmuseum.org Exhibits: Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby– through April 20 – This 60-piece exhibition is the first major retrospective to provide an in-depth critical analysis of Higby’s work from the 1960s to the present, highlighting his earlier rakufired ceramics and later large-scale architectural wall installations. IHLENFELD/BERTOIA: An Artistic Friendship – through May 11 – This exhibition explores the sculpture of Klaus Ihlenfeld who lives and works in Barto, Pa., and works by artist Harry Bertoia. Includes more than 30 works from all stages of Ihlenfeld’s career with examples made from welded bronze and found objects. Additional works on paper, monotypes and sculpture by Harry Bertoia help tell the story of collaboration and artistic influence.

…...BUCKS COUNTY . .. . JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM

138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA p: 215-340-9800 Hrs: Tues-Fri 10am4:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun. 12-5pm www.michenerartmuseum.org Exhibit Info: In a Relationship: Art, Science & Medicine: Nelson & Bette Pfundt Gallery, Through April 13, 2014. The People’s Choice: Michener’s Top 25 from the Permanent Collection, Commonwealth Gallery, Through July 20, 2014 Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries & Crafting Modernism, Martin Wing, March 1 – June 1, 2014. Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison, Beans Gallery, March 15 – June 29, 2014.

…CHESTER COUNTY... . BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM

U.S. Rte. 1 & Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA p: 610-388-2700 Hrs: Daily 9:30am4:30pm www.brndywinemuseum.org N. C. Wyeth’s America in the Making and A Date with Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars, on view through May 18. These companion exhibitions reveal the various ways in which Pyle, Parrish, Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and other well-known artists of the day integrated calendar work into their careers of contemporary art, illustration and business. Historic Properties 2014 Proposed Schedule and Packages Starting April 1 and continuing through November 23, the N. C. Wyeth House and Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and Kuerner Farm will be available for daily touring. Package tours, which combine a guided tour of the galleries and lunch in the museum restaurant with visits to two properties, are available on


April 2014 Listings selected days. Advance tickets for are available to purchase online or by calling the museum shop at 610.388.8326.

CHESTER CO. ART ASSOCIATION

100 North Bradford Ave. West Chester PA p: 610-696-5600 fx: 610-918-1327 Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 9:30am - 4pm / Free; Closed Sundays and Mondays Please note schedule of exhibitions on our website www.chestercountyarts.org West Chester: High School Art Show April 5 - 12, 2014 Opening Reception, Saturday, April 5, 14pm / Free and Open to the Public 2014 CCAA Invitational Exhibition, a Show of Select CCAA Artists - April 25 May 22, Opening Reception Friday, April 25, 6-10pm (Tickets required) Timlyn Vaughan: Solo Show of Photographs April 25 - May 22, 2014 Opening Reception, May 31, 5-8pm Free and Open to the Public Exton Square Studio: Work from CCAA’s Sculpture Class through April 1, 2014; April 2 - May 1, Art Goes to School; Opening Reception: April 2, 6:30 - 8pm Gallery and Shop Hours, Wed, Thurs, Saturday 11am - 5pm, Located in the Exton Square Mall/ 610/524-1925

PHOENIX VILLAGE ART CENTER

207 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA p: 610-983-9430 fx: 610-983-9431: Gallery hours are 12-6pm Tues – Thurs; 12-8 Fri and Sat.; closed Sun. and Mon. www.phoenixvillageartcenter.org and www.upstairsstudioartists.com Exhibit Info: The Phoenix Village Art Center welcomes Bob Hakun and Holly Cusumano, the First Prize winners of painting and sculpture from the 2013 Members Exhibit. “Lost Spirits ~ Found Souls”, an exhibit of lost and repurposed objects and vintage photos in encaustic will open on First Friday April 4th from 6:00 to 9:00. A tour of the Upstairs Studios will begin at 7:30 and the artist window features Sally Ritter. The Coffee Talk is Sunday April 20th from noon to 2:00. Go to meetup.com to register for the coffee talk, it is a great opportunity to meet Bob and Holly and learn about their inspirations and processes.

. DELAWARE COUNTY. .. DARLINGTON ARTS CENTER

977 Shavertown Rd., Garnett Valley PA 19060: 610-358-3632 fx: 610-358-2018 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Clsd Sun. info@darlingtonarts.org www.darlingtonarts.org Spring Classes start in April. Call (610) 358-3632 or register online at www.darlingtonarts.org. April Coffee House Concert: Saturday, April 12 Orion Freeman (Soul/Folk). BYOB. Tickets on sale now. Spring Break Workshops: April 14-21. Young artists ages 5-13 can enjoy a full day of artistic exploration and creativity when you have off for spring break. For a list of workshops, visit www.darlingtonarts.org. Pre-registration required. “Spring Fling” Ballroom Dance Workshop: Friday, April 4. Shake off winter’s chill as you learn to move to the spicy style of salsa. Pre-registration required. Sign up online at

www.darlingtonarts.org. Summer Camp Early Registration Discounts: Music, Art, Dance, Drama every week. Sign up now and save 5%..

COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER – 414 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford, PA : 610-566-1713 Mon-Thurs 9am-7:30pm, Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Closed Sun For information visit www.communityartscenter.org or call 610566-1713 Classes - Adult - Register for classes and workshops in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, photography, music, and yoga - Children - Register for Summer Spree Summer Camp, Art Start PreSchool, Lucky Charms afternoon arts enrichment program and After-School and Weekend ART Adventures- Plus Teen Workshops – Duke Gallery - Wallingford Swarthmore School District Select Exhibition Through April 25, BeaDazzle Gallery Exhibit – Georgi Grentzenberg – Drawings Through April 25, Lounge Gallery Exhibit– 2014 Spring Featured Teachers, 2D Steven Miller & 3D Lucy Edwards, Fay Freedman Gallery - Exhibit– Shirley Bishar, Stairwell/Library Galleries ArtStart Pre-School Exhibition Opening & Reception, April 5, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Special Events - Tri-State Jazz Society Concert - April 6, 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday Night Live Concert - Live music and live art, A Tribute to Bob Dylan – songs by and inspired by Dylan, Bands – Patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels, Will Paynter, Jay Popky & Alan Sigman, Artists – Sally Paynter (painting a Dylan portrait), BYOB, light refreshments served, April 25, 7 – 10 p.m., $15 ($10 for CAC Members), Spring Photos for Families and High School Senior Portraits - April 12th and 13th – various times between noon and 5 p.m. Special Workshops - Gas Glaze Workshop, Sunday, April 6, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Introduction to Precious Metal Clay, Friday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Glazing for the Electric Kiln, Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Alexander Technique for Ceramicists Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Clay Fun on Friday, Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Goddess Energy Full Moon Workshops for Women - Empower your Wild Goddess ARTEMIS, the Goddess of the Hunt, Thursday, April 10, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Greener Partners presents Lost Arts Workshops - Cooking Without a Recipe, Wednesday, April 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

NORTH PENN ART ALLIANCE

Our monthly meeting will be held on April 2nd, at 521 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA. We will meet downstairs in the Community Room of the Univest Building. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. Our presenters for the evening will be representative from North Penn ArtReproduction Services. The topic will be on reproducing your artwork. Did you ever create a great piece of two dimensional artwork and want to have a reproduction to sell or keep because the original piece is be being sold or you are giving it as a gift to a friend. Come and learn about the many

reproduction services that they have to offer. For more information on the North Penn Arts Alliance visit us at www.northpennarts.org or call the office at 215-393-9110.

...LANCASTER COUNTY… PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA p: 717-396-7833 All events are free and open to the public. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. –8 p.m.; First Friday until 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Gallery is closed on Sundays. April 1-18: Gallery exhibit “Folklore: Original Fraktur drawings in conversation with contemporary works of art” features work by Amy Cutler, Benjamin Edmiston, Clare Grill, Baker Overstreet, and Clare Rojas. Details at pcad.edu/maingallery May 2 from 5-8 p.m. "Senior Show & Celebration." The gallery event of the year. The Class of 2014 fills five floors -60,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space -- with senior thesis projects in a variety of media, including wearable art, animation, illustration, photography, package and skateboard design, painting, and more. Many works for sale. Live music + refreshments. This is Lancaster's largest one-day gallery event by a single organization. Details at pcad.edu/news.

…… .MAIN LINECOU TY THE GREAT FRAME UP 302 West Lancaster Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 p: 610-687-3060 fx: 610-995-2215 Hrs: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Wed. 10am-9pm, 1st Fridays 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm www.mainlineframing.com Exhibit Our April First Friday Show will fe ature oil paintings by Sabine Rehm and Sarah Bristol. The opening reception is from5pm to 8pm on Friday April 4th, 2013 and will include refreshments and light fare. The artwork will be shown and for sale the entire month of April. Come celebrate with us and check out the amazing art! We want to thank all the people who came out to our reception last month.

MAIN LINE ART CENTER

746 Panmure Rd, Haverford, PA phone: 610-525-0272 fx: 610-525-5036 Hrs: Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-4pm, Clsd Sun. For information on activities: www.mainli Winter Session 2014 at Main Line Art Center Through June 6 – Accessible Art Exhibitions: Celebrating 50 Years of Growing Through Art - Featuring the inspiring and colorful work created by participants in Main Line Art Center’s Accessible Art program for children, teens, and adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, and low-income families. Exhibitions will be presented at Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Philadelphia City Hall. A Garden Party will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 1 to 3 pm to celebrate the Art Center’s new sensory garden and 50-year milestone, and honor the inspiring artists featured in the exhibitions.

Through September 5 - Exhibitions in the Community: Laura at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology - Main Line Art Center is proud to present Professional Artist Member Laura's solo show at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology in Haverford. This is the third exhibition in a series with Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology. Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-8 pm. April 1-30 - Imaginary Reality | 10th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition - Imaginary Reality is the 10th annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition at Main Line Art Center. Featuring Nic Coviello, Tim Portlock, and Jennie Thwing, the exhibition explores the expansion of artistic dialogue yielded by the combination of traditional mediums and digital arts. Trained in the classic artistic mediums, each artist adopted digital technology as a means of deepening their investigations of invented landscapes, imaginary narratives, and personal identity. Artist Talk & Gallery Tour: Friday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 pm. Reception to follow: 6:30-8:30 pm. April 25, 6-9 pm - Artini: Sip & Spin Back by popular demand! We'll start off in the gallery, where you can enjoy a signature cocktail while viewing the 10th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition: Imaginary Reality, then we'll move downstairs to our newly renovated Ceramics Studio for a fun intro on the art of pottery. The workshop will be divided into two parts to incorporate an introduction to wheel throwing and handbuilding in clay. Space is very limited; register early! Please call 610.525.0272 to register. $30 Members/$35 Non-Members

MAIN LINE UNITARIAN CHURCH

816 S. Valley Forge Rd, Devon, PA 484-341-8014 or visit www.MLUC.org for info/directions Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm; Sun 9am-2pm The Public is Welcome! Contact Mary Kane at 484-341-8014 for information. Exhibit: NANCY AGATI, whose work delves into nature, draws elements of the natural world into her mixed media work. Her work will be in the Fireside Gallery from April 2 through April 27. A reception is planned for Sunday, April 27 at 1:00 in the Fireside Gallery. She is also showing at the Schuylkill Nature Center through mid-April. Each work contains elements of alteration, assemblage, and restructuring of the original source material.” Strati (fluidity in layers) & Laccio/ plant live and antique lace - Are the titles for 2 large circular works on paper being shown at Main Line Unitarian Church. The impetus for these works began with the skeletal veins of a small decayed leaf. The pattern from the leaf was enlarged, then etched and sand blasted onto a piece of marble. The marble has continuously been used as a printmaking tool, in which both rubbing and stamping techniques were implemented to create an overlapping pattern of lines. Stratum/strata refers to the layering of material, one of several layers, levels or divisions throughout an organized system. Both Strati and Laccio, utilize the repetition of overlapping linear patterns (primarily from the leaf structure) to develop graphic patterns that correspond to those found in nature. The framework of the decayed leaf has been recreated or preserved onto a solid impenetrable object (marble). The perpetual object then forms

a new image, the structural yet fragile and impermanent drawings. Methods of transformation, manipulation and preservation of natural materials exist throughout all the work on exhibit.

ST JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Merion Hall, Maguire Campus, 376 N. Latches Lane, Merion Station p: 610-6601845 Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am1pm www.sju.edu/gallery Exhibit info: "Nine Forty-Five" Senior Art Thesis Exhibition featuring the work of Shannon Farrell, Oceanside, NY (digital photography); Mary Hager, St Louis, MO (painting); Toni-Ann Langella, Staten Island, NY (digital photography); Samantha Mayo, Potomac, MD (painting/mixed media); Manuel Mendoza, San Juan, PR (painting); Brianna Moretti, Bricktown, NJ (painting); Kaitlyn Psyhojos, Marion, MA (digital photography); Morgan Twist, Voorhees, NJ (ceramics); Tara Vaughan, Ardmore, Pennsylvania (ceramics) - April 11 - May 17, 2014 Reception: April 11, 5-9 PM (Closed for Easter Break April 17 - April 20)

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Connelly Center, 2nd Flr., 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova p: 610-519-4612 Open Weekdays 9am-5pm. Call for weekend and extended hrs., or visit website: www.artgallery.villanova.edu Exhibit info: "No Day Without a Line"… The Art of Niko Chocheli Opening Reception: Fri., April 25, 5-7 pm One-Person Show: Tues., April 22 Monday, June 9, 2014

WAYNE ART CENTER

413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA p: 610-688-3553 f: 610-995-0478 info@wayneart.org, visit www.wayneart.org for full schedule of events, pricing and to register for classes. Exhibitions Davenport Gallery: Art Quilt Elements 2014; Through May 3, 2014 Jurors: Susie Brandt, Gerhardt Knodel, Jan Myers-Newbury ESCS Gallery: Art Quilt Elements 2014; Through May 3, 2014 Jurors: Susie Brandt, Gerhardt Knodel, Jan Myers-Newbury $5.00 suggested donation. www.wayneart.org and www.artquiltelements.org Educ. Day “Show & Tell: Sat., April 19 1 – 4p.m. Registration required. $5.00 Gallery Tours: Sat., April 5 & May 3, 2 – 2:45 p.m. Free/open to public. Gallery Hours: Mon. – Sat., 10:00a.m – 4:00 p.m. Sun., Workshops: The Skin of the Painting: Oils, Perky Edgerton; 4 Fridays: 4/25,5/2,9,7 16 10 – 3;00pm - $395 members/ $435 non members Child & Family Programs: Two For Art: TRY IT! Feb 1st / March 1st / April 5th 9:30-11AM / Ages 2-4 with Parent / $15 per date ($40 series) More information & registration through our website, www.wayneart.org School’s Out Day Camp: Spring Break April 14th-18th / Morning: 9:00-12:00,


April 2014 Listings Afternoon: 12:30-3:30PM, Full Day 9AM3:30PM / Ages 5-10 $45 half day & $80 full day. More information & registration through our website,

www.wayneart.org Classes/Demos: with Blue Monkey Catering, Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 pm, $25 BYOB - Best Brunch Ever! with Chiwishi Joy Abney - Saturday, April 5, 1:00-3:00 pm; $50 for one; $25 for each additional family member Demo and Tasting with Ella’s American Bistro; ednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm, $25 BYOB Music Lessons: Weekly private music lessons - Experienced teachers offer instruction in piano, guitar, traditional violin, double bass, cello, flute, viola and voice. For information, please contact the Wayne Art Center at 610-688-3553 String Orchestra Concert: Wayne Art Center presents the first String Orchestra Concert at Wayne Art Center. This event brings together the finest teen and young adult string musicians in their first performance together. Conducted by Joyce S. Prichard. Monday, April 7, 7:30pm. Free and Open to Public.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSHOHOCKEN ART LEAGUE

“Inspired by the Arts” Sponsored by the Conshohocken Art League. April 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Come meet your local Artist, Elynne Rosenfeld, at Coll’s Custom Framing, 324 Fayette Street in Conshohocken. 610-825-7072. Ms. Rosenfeld has been an artist for over 30 years. She graduated from Rice with a BA in Art and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts. Her current series, “Succulents”, are close in images of botanicals focusing on joyful play between interesting angles and creative use of acrylic on canvas and spirals using prismacolor pencils and fine background bead work. She first takes photos close and at interesting camera angles and then sketches until she produces an image she wishes to commit to her canvas. She either paints with acrylic or uses the pencils to layer the tiny spirals until she achieves the desired effect. For the background of some of her pieces she uses glass beads and beach glass. She says she “explores the transition between figurative and abstract painting in the compositions of my current series.” The images are stylized abstractions of a nature theme and gives you a sense of meditation and draws you in deeply to the center of their world. In addition she is a Master level Reiki practitioner of the healing arts. Rosenfeld’s work is inspirational for clients and artists alike and her work is a must see. Please join the Conshohocken Art League and listen to the stories of her artistic experiences. See you at the free Wine and Cheese Reception. To see her current work, go to www.elynnenrosenfeld.com. For additional information call the Conshohocken Art League President, Fern Roberts-Labuhn at 610-937-7208 or email at fernlabuhn@yahoo.com.

The Art of It 315 Old York Road Jenkintown, PA 19046 (215) 935-6948 Contacts: Allexx Atkins theartofit@comcast.net (Parking in the municipal lot) Plan Your Art Show at The Art of It The Art of It, fine art gallery in Jenkintown, PA, has new available exhibition space for short-term fine art shows in our special event area. Art groups or individual artists wishing to exhibit their work for up to one month in a beautiful gallery venue should contact The Art of It. The Art of It is located on the busy Old York Road (Route 611) corridor in Jenkintown, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and parking. For more information on renting exhibition space in the gallery, please contact . Gallery Hours Monday and Tuesday: By Appointment Only Wednesday thru Saturday: 11a.m.7p.m., Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m. JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE

1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon p: 610-6665593; ext 101 Hrs: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm; Clsd Mon & major holidays http://rs.Dec.5tha.audubon.org/centersmill gove.html Both Downy and Durable: Feathers of Native Birds Exhibit Opening March 29, Saturday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Be the first to see our new gallery! Local artist Alice Sharp captures the beauty of feathers in her drawings. Her artwork will be featured in our changing gallery during regular museum hours through August 29th. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Gallery admission is included with standard museum admission. Fees for admission to the museum are: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (aged 60+), and $3 for children (ages 5-17). Children under age 5 receive free admission. Please contact the center’s gift shop atmillgrove@audubon.org or (610) 6665593 ext 101 for more information. Annual Juried Art Show April 12 - April 27, Monday thru Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm – 4:00pm This family friendly event offers visitors the opportunity to view over 100 original art works created by top local and regional artists inspired by the theme "Drawn From Nature.” Located within the historic barn, these colorful creations include paintings, sculptures, pastels, drawings, photographs, and more. Birds, wildlife, flowers, gardens, landscape and ocean views are just a hint of what visitors will experience. The art show is open free of charge during the center’s regular hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4, Sunday, 1-4.

Please note the center is closed Mondays & major holidays. Please contact the center’s gift shop at millgrove@audubon.org or (610) 666-5593 ext 101 for more information.

GREATER NORRISTOWN ART LEAGUE Now taking registrations for our KID’S SUMMER ART CAMP. Ages 6 and up. June, July and August, 10am-2pm. $150 per week, See www.gnal.org for more information. Workshop with Pat DeVirgilis, TRANSPARENT ACRYLIC PAINTING (all levels) April 5, Saturday, 10am-3pm. $55 member/$65 non-members. Call Joan Rosiak, 215-234-9138. GNAL DAYS AT RAINBOW ARTS & CRAFTS, April 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11am5pm, Additional discount for GNAL members. MONTHLY MEETING, April 8, Tuesday, 7pm. Wayne Stem from Rainbow Arts and Crafts, and Instructor Ann Brennan will be speaking. Workshop with Linda Benton McCloskey, ABSTRACT WITH MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOICE, April 26, 10am-3pm. $55 members/$65 non-members. Call Joan Rosiak, 215-234-9138. Workshop with Barbara O’Neill, CAPTURE THE LIGHT WITH WATERCOLOR, May 3, Saturday, 10am-3pm. $55 members/$65 nonmembers. Call Joan Rosiak, 215234-9138. PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP WITH DOUG TWEDDALE, May 3, Saturday, 10M-3pm. $40 members/$50 non-members. Call Joan Rosiak, 215-234-9138. Like us on Facebook To receive updates on local Artistic Happenings Call or visit our website for more information: 610-539-3393 www.gnal.org 800 Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 194

MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (MCGOPA) presents ARTIST EQUITY's 65th Anniversary Members' Juried Exhibition. Our SPP Galleries will feature Artist Equity's 65th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition from March 31 thru April 28, 2014. Juror Al Gury, Artist, Educator, Author, Curator and Chair of the Painting Department of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts will jury for selection and prizes. He will also speak at the opening reception. Reception, juror's talk, and awards presentation are scheduled from 2-4pm on Sunday, April 6th at MCGOPA SPP Galleries. Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 10AM: MCGOPA will host an Acrylics Workshop with artist Roy Kinser from Golden Acrylics. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information please visit www.mcgopa.org. Venue: SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Building 800 Schuylkill River Road; (Rte. 23 W. between Rtes. 202 & 320) Conshohocken, PA 19438 Interested in joining MCGOPA? Send email to mcgopa@comcast.net. "LIKE" MCGOPA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcgopa for exciting art happenings. MCGOPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. For more info, visit www.MCGOPA.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY LEHIGH UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES

420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA p: 610-758-3615 www.luag.org Exhibits: Lehigh University Art Galleries/Museum: Through May 25: Zoellner Main Gallery: "A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 - 1865" Photography by William Earle Williams. Organized by Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College and LU Art Galleries. Zoellner adjacent gallery: "Facework: American Ceramic Face Vessels from the South and the North" curated by Norman Girardot and Ricardo Viera. Popularly known as facejugs, theories place their origins in aspects of African-American slave traditions dating from the end of the 19th century. Panel discussion and reception with Arthur Goldberg & April Hynes: through May 17: DuBois Gallery, Maginnes Hall: "Theo Anderson: Complexity" Photographs, Bldgs. B & C, pigment prints. Mountaintop campus, Lehigh University. A visual exploration of the transformation of physical places. Gallery Talk: Conversation with Theo Anderson and L.U. President Alice Gast: April 1 at 5 p.m.

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MEADOWOOD

3205 Skippack Pike Worcester, PA 19490 (610) 584-1000 www.meadowood.net/meadowoodsfourth-juried-art-show Meadowood’s Fourth Juried Art Show Featuring original works of Oliver Grimley (1920-2013) Opening Reception: Meet the Artists Friday, April 4, 2014 6 PM - 8 PM Art Show Hours Saturday, April 5, 2014: 11 AM - 4 PM Sunday, April 6, 2014: 1 PM - 4 PM Awards ceremony: 3:45 PM Sunday Free and open to the public Artwork from participating artists will be for sale. A portion of the sales will benefit the Meadowood Benevolence Fund.

www.ARTsisters.org April 16 - Workshop with Kass Freeman, 10am - 3pm - Get Creative with Trees! Register by 4/9 April 30 - Drop off for Member Show & Sale at Brandywine Dresher Estates - call for prospectus May 17 - Workshop with Jim McFarlane, 10am - 3pm - Go With the Flow! Register by 5/9.

… Cheltenham Center for the Arts 439 Ashbourne Rd. Cheltenham, PA 19012

www.cheltenhamarts.org 214.379.4660 Call for Artists 71st Annual Awards Painting Show Hand Delivery 3/30, 3/31, 4/1 Opening 71st Annual Awards Painting Show Sunday, April 13th 2pm -4pm Art In Bloom – Festive Floral Fundraiser Saturday, April 26th 5pm -7pm; $25 www.cheltenhamarts.org for complete details

ORELAND ART CENTER

Ambler Center, 45 Forest Avenue Ambler, PA. Secure parking lot! Elevator! Beautiful facility! Call for brochure. 215-653-0878 Visit us at our new location -- call or check our website for information and directions:

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PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION – The Community Art Gallery

1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Phila. PA p: 215-563-6417. Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm www.philafound.org Exhibit info: Cut From the Same Cloth Classroom Collaboration in the Mural Arts Program An exhibition Cut From the Same Cloth Classroom Collaboration in the Mural Arts Program - An exhibition featuring work by participants in the Mural Arts Program, which reaches over 1,500 under-served youth through free art education classes. This exhibit features small- and largescale work as well as individual and group pieces. It documents an intergenerational exchange between Mural Arts teaching artists and their students. It also illustrates the common threads that unite artists of different ages, experiences and disciplines in the classroom and beyond. Exhibition open Tues., Feb. 11, 2014 through Fri., April 18, 2014


April 2014 Listings Groups wishing to tour the exhibit during business hours may contact Maggi Kirk: mkirk@philafound.org, 215-8638105.

PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB America’s oldest club for artists 235 S. Camac St. between 12th & 13th, Locust & Spruce Sts. Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 1 - 5pm Visit our website www.sketchclub.org call 215-545-9298 Where artists grow April 4 to 26 Main Gallery 151st Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings In the Stewart Gallery Chuck Hilpl Exhibit Opening reception for both exhibit’s Sunday April 6th 2 to 4PM Free Admission Visit above website for our life, clothed model and print workshop schedules.

CHESTNUT HILL COUNTY WOODMERE ART MUSEUM

9201 Germantown Ave. Corner of Germantown Ave. and Bells Mill Rd. p: 215-247-0476 Hrs: Tues-Thurs 10am5pm; Fri 10am-8:45pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm Free admission to special exhibitions on Sundays. Schedule and tickets: woodmereartmuseum.org Ongoing: Classes and workshops for adults, teens and children. Information and schedules online. In April: Children & Family: Children's Workshop: April 5 from 10am-12pm; Family Happenings: April 5 and 26 from12:30-2:30pm. In April: Women and Biography Special Events. Gallery Talk, April 5 at 3pm; About Women: Storytelling with First Person Arts, April 12 at 7pm. In April: Artist Recital. Tempesta di Mare presents violinist Rebecca Harris, April 13 from 3-4:30pm. Continuing in April: Tuesday Nights at the Movies. 7:30pm. "Murphy's War", "The Verdict", "Le Casse (The Burglars)", "Cabaret". Continuing in April: Friday Night Jazz, 68pm: "Guess Who We Saw Today: The Classy Stylings of Nancy Wilson", "The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble's Greatest Hits", "Speakeasy: Songbirds of the Jazz Age". Ongoing through May 11: Intersections: Exploring the Social Impact of Art. Abington Friends School presents students' work exploring the social impact

of art. On view in the Helen Millard Children's Gallery. Ongoing through June 1: Women and Biography: Selections from Woodmere's Permanent Collection. Exploring the personal and public expression of intimate relationships between the artists and their families, partners, children and one another. Ongoing through June 1: Quita Brodhead: Bold Strokes. A retrospective exhibition of the eight decades of work that put Quite Brodhead at the cutting-edge of artistic expression in the United States and Europe. Ongoing through July 13: Jessie DrewBear: Stories and Dreams. Marked by a frankness of vision and an unrestrained approach to diverse subjects, this exhibit established Drew-Bear as a singular voice within the artistic legacy of Philadelphia.

MANAYUNK COUY

MANAYUNK –ROXBOROUGH ART CENTER

419 Green Lane (rear), between Mitchell & Pechin Sts., Phila PA, 19128 April’s exhibit at the MRAC will feature the fine-art photography of Gary Reed and the drawings and paintings of nine-yearold prodigy Emily Burke, both of Philadelphia, along with new work by members of the Manayunk-Roxborough Artists’ Co-Op in various media and styles. The opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 between noon and 3:00 P.M. The public is invited to partake of light refreshments and meet the artists. For more information, see http://mrartcenter.org/ or call 215-4823363

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THIRD STREET GALLERY

58 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215-625-0933 Hrs: Wed-Sun, noon-5pm www.3rdstreetgallery.com 3rd Street Gallery April 2014 Exhibition April 2 thru 27, 2014 First Friday: April 4, 5-9 pm Artists' Reception: April 6, 2-4 pm "Pastel Landscapes" by Constance Cone "New Work" by Rhea Dennis

THE MUSE GALLERY

52 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215627-5310 Hrs: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5pm; Hours by Appointment www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com During APRIL 2014 Muse Gallery will feature: COLOR CHAOS an exhibit of paintings by NORMAN SOONG. The Muse Gallery is the longest co-operatively run gallery in Philadelphia. APRIL 2nd THROUGH APRIL 27th 2014 Opening Reception: First Friday, April 4th, 5-8 pm

UNIVERSITY CITY ….. INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – University of Pennsylvania 118 S. 36th Street (at Sansom) 215-8985911 Hrs: Wed-Fri, noon-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm www.icaphila.org ICA@50: Pleasing Artist and Publics Since 1963 (through August 17, 2014) Ruffneck Contructivists, curated by Kara Walker (through August 17, 2014) Open Video Call (through April 20, 2014)

To Place your Listing in ART MATTERS, For Information Call 215-628-8330; ext 226 Or Email: jlendvay@montgomerynews.com

Openings thatmatter Wednesday, April 2 Chester County Art Association, 6:30 – 8pm, West Chester, PA Friday, April 4 Blue Streak Gallery, 5 – 8pm, Wilmington, DE Phoenix Village Art Center, 6 — 9pm, Phoenixville, PA Meadowood, 6 – 8pm, Worcester, PA The Muse Gallery, 5 — 8pm, Philadelphia, PA The Great Frame Up, 5 — 8pm, Wayne, PA Saturday, April 5 Community Arts Center, noon - 2 pm, Wallingford, PA Chester County Art Association, 1 – 4pm, West Chester, PA Sunday, April 6 Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Noon – 3pm, Philadelphia, PA Third Street Gallery, 2 – 4pm, Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2 – 4pm, Philadelphia, PA Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ Friday, April 11 Ocean City Art Center, 7 – 8:30pm, Ocean City, NJ St. Joseph’s University Gallery, 5 — 8pm, Merion Station, PA Sunday, April 13 Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 2 — 4pm, Cheltenham, PA Thursday, April 17 Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, 7 – 9pm, Marlton, NJ Friday, April 18 Clay College, Cumberland Co. College, - , Millville, NJ Friday, April 25 Villanova University Art Gallery, 5 -7pm, Villanova, PA Main Line Art Center, 6 – 8pm, Haverford, PA Chester County Art Association, 6 – 10pm, West Chester, PA Sunday, April 27 Main Line Unitarian Church, 1pm –, Devon, PA


April Art Matters