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■ July 2014
■ Covering the Arts throughout the Philadelphia Region
Picasso prints on display at art museum By BURT WASSERMAN For 21st Century Media
t this time, the highly regarded creative drive of Pablo Picasso comes clearly into focus in a show of some 60 of his best-known graphic prints. They are on display in the Muriel and Philip Berman Gallery of the land-mark building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on Fairmount, at 26th St. and Ben Franklin Parkway in center city. The highly imaginative forms quiver with a rare degree of drama, mystery and emotional eloquence that only an incomparable genius could give to his language of vision. Without question, the total offering is a phenomenal gift of artistic brilliance for the inspired delectation of visitors to the exhibition. Titled “Picasso Prints: Myths, Minotaurs and Muses,” the show includes many compositions that deal with themes drawn from ancient art forms, historic mythology, and various time-honored literary sources. After achieving recognition as an artist during the early 20th century in France, Picasso had occasion to become profoundly awe-struck by artworks he discovered on
trips to the Louvre Museum in Paris. He also came to be very taken with various antiquities he saw on visits to the site of several historic ruins at Naples and Pompeii in Italy. Later, in excavations at the Palace of Knossus, from the civilization of ancient Crete, he became familiar with the lore of the Minotaur, the mythic bull who was the presumed inhabitant of a labyrinth located beneath the palace, and whom he adopted as an alter-ego figure in many of his graphic artworks. For example, intaglio prints from the Vollard Suite, included in the current show, present the minotaur as a creature who is half man and half beast, capable of heroic creativity, erotic vigor and violent cruelty. At the time he did these works, he was in the early prime of his life, had lived through the period of World War I, had been married and also been intimate with many lovers, fathered several children and was widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest creative artists. There are also etchings in the exhibition from two literary-illustration projects: Aristophane’s play Lysistrata and Ovid’s poetic masterpiece: Metamorphoses. The former dealt with the notion of women withholding sexual favor from
men in order to tempt them to withdraw from engaging in warfare. The latter is an epic poem in which the years from the creation of the world to the death of Julius Caeaser are treated in a series of recurring episodes involving love in various forms. Together, they demonstrate Picasso’s fascination with subjects taken from classical culture. The entire exhibition is scheduled to remain on public view at the museum, until Aug. 3, 2014. One of Picasso’s best known prints, the Minotauromachia, which means Minotaur Fight, is also on view. It depicts a strange and ambiguous setting in which a creature — half man and half animal — confronts a young girl holding a lit candle and a bouquet of flowers. The overall scene grabs your attention with magnetic intensity while you ponder its potential range of meanings and associations. Additional details in the surrealistically, eerie composition include a horse, a dead female matador, a bearded, semi-nude man on a ladder, two women framed by a dark window above the young girl and a pair of doves perched on the sill of the window. Overall, the mood is tragic Please see PICASSO on 16
Woman with a Tambourine, 1939. Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973. Aquatint, etching, and scraping (fifth state of five), Plate: 26 1/4 x 20 1/8 inches (66.7 x 51.1 cm), Sheet: 30 1/4 x 22 3/8 inches (76.8 x 56.8 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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by Diane M. Fiske
Study focuses on making Fairmount Park more accessible By DIANE FISKE For 21st Century Media
Fairmount Park has been called Philadelphia’s Jewel. It serves seven million people a year for hundreds of activities from rowing on the Schuylkill to enjoying family picnics and bird watching. The original Fairmount Park occupied nearly 4,100 acres. Today, the Parks and Recreation Department divides the original park into East and West Fairmount parks. The Fairmount Park System consists of 63 parks, with 9,200 acres overseen by the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation, successor to the Fairmount Park Commission. It is the largest landscaped urban park in the world. But according to Harris Steinberg, director of PennPraxix, the planning team of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, access to the park from half the city is one of the main park problems. After a year of research and work interviewing city residents, it seems clear that there is little access to the Schuylkill River and park features and museums for residents of the east side of the city. Steinberg and his team presented the results of the study, called “Love Your Park,” to a packed auditorium in the Smith Memorial Playground in late May, laying out the results of the Penn Praxis study, which calls for ways to give access to residents
RendeRing of a plan to rehabilitate Fairmount Park. This is a rendering of a crossing that would be installed across Kelly Drive. Courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design of Frankford, Kensington, Brewrytown and all the eastern neighborhoods as well as making the banks of the chuylkill more accessible to everyone. He explained that “everyone” includes anyone trying to watch rowing events or simply trying to picnic on the riverbank of the Schuylkill as well as anyone who has to find parking and cross Kelly Drive to reach the river. Often this crossing can be a life-threatening event. The plan, Steinberg said, would call for a traffic and parking study as an early step of a multi-layered process. “The plan calls for the park to be clean first and then safe and user
friendly,” Steinberg said in a telephone conversation. Many long-range proposals were listed in the report. “Since the expressway will be redone, why not place it on stilts” Steinberg asked. He added, “A bridge could go over the Schuylkill and end up near the Please Touch Museum.” Most importantly, use of the park would not be interrupted by the highway. The central theme to the master plan was connection, Steinberg said. It provides east and west parks access from neighborhoods such as Parkside, Wynnefield Heights, Brewrytown and Strawberry Mansion, reconnecting
streams and rivers and larger bodies of water. This would reverse long-standing interruptions of waterways and trails. In addition, the master plan would convert an old Fairmount Park Scenic Trolley to bike/ hike use and connect the new Pump Track Belmont Plateau, Chamounix Mansion and other sites so that there would be “new opportunities for discovery of hidden relics within the park.” “The long-term items will in fact require more debate and, certainly, more money,” Steinberg said. “The short-term items need our attention now.” He advocated making the changes in easy steps. In their report,
Penn Praxis researchers say traffic lights along the heavily traveled Kelly and Martin Luther King drives would allow safe access to the river banks and the walking/ running/biking trails. The first step would be a traffic light at the base of the Grant statue on Kelly Drive to help people walk to the river bank to watch rowing events without risking their lives in oncoming traffic. The original Fairmount Park consisted of “South Park” or the South Garden immediately below the Fairmount Water Works extending to the Callowhill Street Bridge; East or “Old Park,” which encompassed the former estates of Lemon Hill
and Sedgeley; and West Park, the area that now includes the Philadelphia Zoo and the Centennial Exposition grounds. After the Civil War, work progressed on acquiring the West Park. In the 1870s, the Fairmount Park Commission took over industrial properties along the Wissahickon Creek, to protect the Schuylkill River, a source of water for city residents.
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Here is the link to the PennPraxis report for those who want to read it. http://planphilly.com/ uploads/media_items/thenew-fairmount-park-finalreport.original.pdf Diane Fiske may be reached at dfiske_19118@ yahoo.com.
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taur. In the dark, velvety tones of an aquatint, it pictures a helpFrom 14 less, perhaps once-sighted, and possibly guilt-riddled minotaur and yet, somehow, the bright with an up-raised head, led by a candlelight and flowers held blonde-haired girl holding a dove by the child suggest the presof peace. Surrounding them, an ence of a potential for peace assortment of other figures look that will, somehow, save the on, under the cover of an overday, and overcome the lurking head, starmenace of the Minotaur’s sharp studded black night. One may horns, evil deeds and cruel also wonder if the blindness of physical appearance. the once powerful creature could Another awesome image in the have been a way of Picasso’s voicexhibition is titled: Blind Minoing a possible fear of losing his
extra-ordinary gifts for creative invention and expression? In Woman with a Tambourine, Picasso simultaneously pays esthetic homage to both a goddess of the Muse, who inspires poets to the creation of their art, and a female of the human species who complement their opposite gender and motivate them to help bring deeply meaningful accomplishments to significant realization. It’s as if this figure has been soldered together from thin wire elements that will remain intact
by Burton Wasserman
for years to come. In its own remarkable way, the idea for the birth of the figure may well go back to roots buried in the style of cubist abstraction that Picasso helped bring into being, early in the 20th century. It is fascinating to see how the master’s talent constantly illuminated his career with unusual references to the past and the present, as together, they pointed toward the contemporary moment and the future. Finally, one observes how his ordering of the
graphic work in tones of black, white and gray, does not celebrate a wide spectrum of chromatic colors! However, within the scope defined by their own unique nature, they project a sense of color, completely true and meaningful — artistically — to their own special character. It’s not a skill many other artists could readily replicate.
Call For Artists & Entries CALL for PRINTMAKERS
Juried Show Open to Non-Members
WAYNE ART CENTER CRAFT FORMS 2014 CALL FOR ENTRIES 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.
CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN SOUTHERN NJ Call for Artists Information: CFA “Dog Days Of Summer” Exhibition August 4 - 25, 2014 CFA Annual Open Juried Exhibition September 8 - 29, 2014 For prospectus send SASE to CFA/SNJ, 123 S. Elmwood Road, Marlton, NJ 08053 Telephone: 856-985-1009
AMERICAN COLOR PRINT SOCIETY (ACPS)
Call for Entries The Philadelphia Sketch Club America’s oldest club for artists PHOTOgraphy 2014 July 18 to August 9, 2014 Photography Exhibition at the PSC’s historic gallery in center city Philadelphia. Opening Reception Sunday July 20, 2 to 4PM Jurors: William Valerio: CEO of Woodmere Art Museum Sarah Stolfa: Founder & Executive Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Sam Katz: Founder & Executive Producer of History Making Productions All entries submitted online by July 5, 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
75TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION November 2 - November 26, 2014 The Plastic Club, Philadelphia $1,500+ Awards Juror: Margaret Winslow, Associate Curator, Delaware Art Museum
Deadline for non-members to submit digital ﬁles for jurying: Sept 19, 2014 Prospectus available online at www.americancolorprintsociety.org
Your resource for ﬁnding artists, soliciting entries, renting art studious and for promoting your service. For more information call 215-628-9300, ext. 226
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JULY 2014 Listings … DELAWARE CO .NEW CASTLE COUNTY 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: Retro·active: Performance Art from 1964– 1987 Through Sept. 21: Retro·activeprese nts a historical view of performance art and features groundbreaking works by artists Chris Burden, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Paul McCarthy, Yoko Ono, and Carolee Schneemann. Performance Now July 12-Sept. 21: This exhibition presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century and includes work by Marina Abramović, Jérôme Bel, Christian Jankowski, William Kentridge, Jesper Just, and Laurie Simmons. Curated by RoseLee Goldberg. Art is After Dark July 18, 6pm– 10pm: Celebrate the new exhibition Performance Now with live performance art and a hula hoop contest! Poet, curator, and performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko will give a tour of the exhibition in his alter-ego. Jerimiah and Melissa Diane will perform works that include movement, text, and audience interaction. 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. Gallery Talks July 13, 1pm: Artists from the exhibition Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective will discuss their work at these exciting gallery talks. Free.
…NEW JERSEY….. .…ATLANTIC COUNTY…_ RICHARD STOCKTON COL. OF NJ
101 Vera King Farris Dr. Galloway, NJ p: 609-652-4214 Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 12-4pm - Free Admission www.stockton.edu/artgallery Exhibit info: Faculty and Alumni Exhibition: Through July 31 Closing reception: Tuesday, July 29, 5:307:00pm Fall Exhibits: Sept. 3rd – Nov. 9th, Going Solo and Tandem: Selected works by Marilyn Keating and Debra Sachs Borders and Boundaries: Photography by Alan Cohen
.BURLINGTON COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 123 South Elmwood Rd., Marlton, NJ Mon-Fri 10am-3pm; Wed 7-9pm p: 856-985-1009; fx: 856-985-7555 www.cfasnj.com
Exhibition Information: CFA/SNJ Annual Members' Exhibition July 7- 28, 2014 Exhibit Reception: Thurs, July 17 from 7p to 9p
.…CAPE MAY COUNTY … PRESENTS
Stoic by Katherine Stanek concrete and steel
including a group of maquettes; Masterpieces of American Longrifles: The Kindig Family Collection – Through 9/1/14 – A remarkable assemblage of 60 guns from one of the nation’s most important collections of American longrifles. Many on exhibit for the first time — by master gun makers from Adams, Berks, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Lehigh counties, among others; FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: Architecture of the Interior & The Art of Seating – Through 7/27/14 – Explores the design of Wright’s houses through drawings, photographs, and photographic murals. Plus, over 50 American chair designs (from early 19th century to modern day) will be on display, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright, John Henry Belter, George Huntzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehrey, as well as several exclusive pieces from Fallingwater collections, the chairs used in the 1963 Cronkite/Kennedy TV interview, and the floor chair used by Senator Patrick McCarron, and was featured on the TV show, “Pawn Stars.”
……BUCKS COUNTY …..
Mary S. Cantone, Owner/Director William Ris Gallery 9400 Second Avenue Stone Harbo r, NJ 08247 609-368-6361 email@example.com www.williamris.com Stay current on WRG happenings on: http://facebook.com/williamrisgallery
……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: Chauncey Conference Center, Brodsky Gallery, NJ DeVico through July 17th. Conant Hall, Lounge B, please call for information. .
.PENNSYLVANIA. . … BERKS COUNTY….... 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 Icons of British Sculpture – 3/29/148/10/14 – Twenty works from some of the 20th century’s most well known British sculptors. Mostly small-scale works,
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: People’s Choice: Celebrating Michener’s Top 25 through August 10 True Grit: The Poetic Eye of Barbara Schaff – extended through August 10 Out of this World: Works by Steve Tobin – June 28 through October 26, 2014 Wendy Paton: Nuit Blanche August 23 – December 07, 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 Lure of the Brandywine: A Story of Land Conservation and Artistic Inspiration – Through August 10 Celebrating the dual mission of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art,Lure of the Brandywine examines the art of the region through the lens of land conservation. The exhibition features approximately forty-five works drawn principally from the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s outstanding collection of American art. The unique attributes of the landscape that attracted artists such as Jasper Cropsey, William Trost Richards and members of the Wyeth family to the area are now largely protected by the activities of the Brandywine Conservancy, which works to preserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine watershed. Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield Opens August 23 and continues through November 16
CHESTER CO. ART ASSOCIATION-
100 North Bradford Ave. West Chester PA p: 610-696-5600 fx: 610-918-1327 Hrs: Note schedule of exhibitions on our website www.chestercountyarts.org West Chester: Galleries are closed in West Chester for summer - to reopen on Thursday, September 4th Exton Square Studio: Leander Fontaine: Creature Drawings; through August 27 Wed, Thurs, Saturday 11am - 5pm 610/524-1925 Lele Galer and Katee Boyle Opening Reception Saturday, August 30 from 2:00-4:00pm Wed, Thurs, Saturday 11am - 5pm 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. July exhibit, a painting exhibit by Sally Ritter. Ritter's view of still lifes and landscapes is a must-see. First Friday Gallery opening will be Friday, July 4th from 6 to 9 pm. Our secondary window exhibit for the month of July will be entries from our Tin Foil Hat Competition. See PhoenixVillageArtCenter.org for more information. Our Coffee Talk isSunday, July 20th, from 12 to 2 pm. Go to MeetUp.com to register. The exhibit duration is from July 4th through July 26th.
The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons presents “Fantasy & Abstract” Art Exhibition Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19th 1-4pm Exhibit dates: July 19-Sept 5 Free to attend. Don't miss this exhibition of talented local artists!
Franklin Commons 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460 www.franklincommons.net firstname.lastname@example.org 610-983-4640
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 email@example.com www.darlingtonarts.org Exhibit Info: Summer Arts Camps: Music, Art, Dance, Drama. Spaces are still available! Call(610) 358-3632 or register online at www.darlingtonarts.org. Mommy & Me Art Discovery Workshop: Wednesday, July 9 for ages 2-4 with adult. Summer Art Gallery: Patrick Nielson Recent Works, on display through August (visitwww.darlingtonarts.org for gallery hours). Arts-Integrated Preschool: Now accepting registrations for 2014-2015. Pre-registration is required for all activities. For more information, call (610) 3853632 or visit www.darlingtonarts.org. AUGUST EXHIBIT: Summer Arts Camps: Music, Art, Dance, Drama. Spaces are still available! Call(610) 358-3632 or register online at www.darlingtonarts.org. Prince & Princess Dance Party: Friday, August 1 (for ages 3-6) Explore creative movement and have a lot of fun with your friends while dressing up as your favorite character. Latin Fever Ballroom Dance Workshop: Friday, August 1 (for adults). Fused Glass Pendants Workshop: Friday, August 1 (for adults). Summer Art Gallery: Patrick Nielson Recent Works, on display through August (visit www.darlingtonarts.org for gallery hours). Arts-Integrated Preschool: Now accepting registrations for 20142015. Pre-registration is required for all activities. For more information, call (610) 385-3632 or visitwww.darlingtonarts.org. .
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 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 - Register at www.communityartscenter.org or call the office at 610-566-1713 for more information. Exhibitions - Duke Gallery - Members’ Exhibition, works by the members of the CAC, July 13th, Opening Reception 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Stairwell Gallery - The CAC Printmakers, July 13th, Opening Reception 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - BeaDazzle Gallery - Dan Shipley, oil paintings, July 13th , Opening Reception 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Special Events - Community Arts Center’s Tie Dye Festival - Music, tie dye activities and vendors, All ages, Free admission, July 19th , 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Tri State Jazz Concert - July 20, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Special Workshops - Basic Precious Metal Clay - July 16th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Advanced Artist Jewelry Casting
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JULY 2014 Listings Workshop - July 7, 8, & 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beginner’s Plein Air – All Media - July 8, 9 & 10, 5 – 8 p.m. - Concrete Sculpture and Moldmaking - July 26 & 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Plein Air – All Media - July 29, 30 & 31, 5 – 8 p.m.
...LANCASTER COUNTY.. CHRISTIAN DAVID GALLERY
112 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603 717 293-0809 www.christianedavid.com <http://www.christianedavid.com> Hours: Tues-Thurs & Sat, 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-6pm Exhibit: “Seascapes and Summerscapes” A refreshing collection of paintings celebrating the sunshine of summertime. Event: Book Signing: Author Dr. Gary Newton will be present on July 4th from 6pm-9pm, along with his illustrator Tenli Andersen. Both will be signing copies of their children’s book The Adventures of Spunky and Dunky and Buddy Bear. The Gallery includes a variety of media – oil, watercolor, etc – as well as a variety of content – portraiture, landscape and abstract. Work can be specially commissioned for particular locations or subjects.
………..MAIN LINEC.OU.N 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: July First Friday Show will feature oil paintings and watercolors by Vickie Dorsam and Mary Rinderle Smith. The opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on Friday July 11th, 2014 and will include refreshments and light fare. Because First Friday in July is a holiday (July 4th) the reception will be on the second Friday. The artwork will be shown and for sale the entire month of July. 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 - Monday – Thursday: 10 am-8 pm, Friday – Sunday: 10 am-4 pm, Free & Open to the Public. For information on activities: www.mainli Winter Session 2014 at Main Line Art Center Exhibit Info: Exhibitions in the Community: Laura at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology: Main Line Art Center is proud to present Professional Artist MemberLaura's solo show at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology in Haverford, as part of our Exhibitions in the Community Program, which places the work of our accomplished artists in libraries, hospitals, and other community settings. Exhibitions in the Community grew out of the Art Center’s mission of making art more accessible by creating meaningful partnerships with local businesses and organizations. This is the third exhibition in
a series with Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology. July & August: Summer Adult Session 2 – Classes and workshops in Jewelry & Metals, Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture & Mosaics, Printmaking, and Digital Media for adults and teens. New students save $10, and discounts available for multiple registrations. July & August: Summer Art Camp – Weekly full and half day programs for ages 4-13. Pre-Teens have their own special program where they can chose morning and afternoon intensives! Before, after, and lunch care available. July & August: Teen Studios – Teen artists, ages 13-18, work alongside professional artists to study Drawing & Painting, Jewelry & Metalwork, Ceramics & Sculpture, Print, Paper & Book Arts, Photography, Stop Animation and Digital Arts. One and two week intensives available in the morning and afternoon. LAWRENCE GALLERY – Rosemont College 1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont PA p: 610-526-2967 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; and weekends by appointment. Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org www.rosemont.edu Exhibit: Alumni Artists: The Reunion Years
Exhibit runs through August 28
MAIN LINE UNITARIAN CHURCH
812 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. Exhbit Info: "Made You Look" Mary Kane, abstract painter, Ann Keech, found object artist andSabine Rehm, representational painter, are among the members of the Select Visual Arts Committee showing work from July 1st through Sept.1st. This lively group headed by fabric artist Barbara Bugliani has been inviting guest artists to show in the Fireside Gallery throughout the year and are now exhibiting their own award winning work during the summer in a show called "MADE YOU LOOK". Please go to www.mluc.org Community and check out the Artist of the Month for images and more informaiton and directions.
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:Thurs. August 21 through Thurs., October 2nd. Gerry Tuten Waterworks; Area: Philadelphia/Suburbs Open Reception: Fri., Sept. 5th, 5 – 7 pm
WAYNE ART CENTER –
413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA p: 610-688-3553 f: 610-995-0478 email@example.com, visit www.wayneart.org for full schedule of
events, pricing and to register for classes. Exhibitions: In our Davenport Gallery: Student Works 2014 Exhibition July 17 – August 15, 2014 An annual exhibition open to all adult students enrolled at the Wayne Art Center in the 2013/14 academic year. Show includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, craft, ceramics, stained glass, fiber, jewelry, photography, works on paper and mixed media. Opening Public Reception: Thursday, July 17, 5-7pm. Exhibition open during regular gallery hours, M-F, 9am – 5pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. www.wayneart.org In our ESCS Gallery Shops: Gallery Shops: Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm Gallery Shop offers hand-made ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, fiber, apparel, photographs and paintings by regional artists for purchase! Support Made in USA. Classes & Workshops: Summer Classes for adults start on Monday, July 7th! Private Garden Series: Each Tuesday from May 20 through July 28, 2014 Paint “en plein air” at some the most beautiful gardens and pastoral properties in the area. Each garden location is scheduled on Tuesdays through July 28th. Those who sign up can start their day at 9:00am and paint until 3:00pm. Grab a friend, your paints and a lunch for a leisurely day painting directly from nature. For listings of locations and dates go to www.wayneart.org. Summer Art Camp Classes for Children – June 2nd through August 22nd! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Join The Wayne Art Center this summer on an exciting ‘around the world’ arts adventure with “A Passport to Art!” Each week campers will travel to a new & different area of the world, and be inspired by the art & artists native to the region. Twelve one-week sessions will be offered through August 22nd (There will be no classes July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday). Projects change weekly and will be based on a unique theme, with no repetition. Over 150 classes will be offered for children ages 3-15 across a range of art media, including: general art, drawing & painting, fashion design, cartooning, jewelry, culinary arts, ceramics, printmaking, photography, drama…and more! Full-day & half-day programs are available, with discounts for both early registration & full-day registrants. For more information, or to register www.wayneart.org. Child & Family Programs: 2 For Art: TRY IT! Wednesdays, July 9 – August 6 / 9:3011:00AM / $15 per session Are you ready to start your toddler or preschooler on a life-long journey of art? Join us in the Wayne Art Center Studios this spring for 2-3 Bright and fun collaborative art projects, combined with plenty of time for music, stories & play. Led by Amy Grant - 2 For Art: TRY IT is
sure to be the highlight of your week! For more information or to register, please visit www.wayneart.org. Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night – in partnership with Radnor Township Recreation Tuesday, July 15th / 7:00-9:00PM (at the Willows Mansion, Radnor PA) Radnor Recreation is proud to partner with the Wayne Art Center for the 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park event to feature Twelfth Night. Held outdoors at the Willows Park, the show runs approximately 2 hours, will feature live music and light refreshments, and is free to the public! We encourage guests to bring a picnic, lawn chairs, or a blanket to watch as we bring Shakespeare to the Willows! In the event of inclement weather, please check www.radnor.com for the event’s status. Appropriate for all ages. More information, please visit www.wayneart.org or www.radnor.com. Summer Entertainment Series #2: “Backyard Habitats” with guests from the Riverbend Environmental Education Center Thursday, July 17th / 11:30AM-12:15PM Program details TBD. Appropriate for ages 3 & up with adult guest. Please RSVP to 610-688-3553 or Carolyn@wayneart.org by Monday, May 14th. More information, please visit www.wayneart.org. Summer Entertainment Series #3: “Art Over Lunch with Jaime” Tuesday, July 22nd / 11:30AM-12:15PM Join Ms. Jaime Connolly on a creative arts adventure! This week our campers travel to the continent of Asia, and will be inspired by the artists & cultures of this varied region. Take the opportunity to get a taste of the camp experience as Ms. Jaime leads kids & their adult guests in a fun take-away activity. Suitable for ages 4 & up with adult. Please RSVP to 610-6883553 or Carolyn@wayneart.org by Friday, July 18th. More information, please visit www.wayneart.org. Music Lessons: Weekly private music lessons are available through the year. Our experienced teachers offer instruction in piano, guitar, traditional violin, double bass, cello, flute, viola and voice. For more information, please contact the Wayne Art Center at 610-688-3553. String Orchestra Summer Auditions : Joyce S. Prichard, music educator, clinician, performer, adjudicator and conductor, will be holding auditions by appointment at Wayne Art Center for the finest teen and young adult string musicians. Fall rehearsals will be on Monday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45pm beginning on September 15 and will culminate with a concert on Monday, November 17 at 7:30pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an audition time for June 1. Facility Rentals: Wayne Art Center offers a beautiful venue to accommodate a wide range of events for individuals, corporations and organizations in our community.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY 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 info.
Week long sessions: Introduction to basic drawing techniques and handson experience with printmaking, paper making, and clay are taught. PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP WITH DOUG TWEDDALE, $40 members/$50 nonmembers.
BRUSHSTROKES AND BORDEAUX, Come join the fun! Indulge in the art of painting while you sip a glass of wine. Book your party now! Contact Mary Vogel Lozinak, 610-539-9138. 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 19403
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 at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon, PA On exhibit now! 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 at (610) 6665593 ext 101 or email@example.com for more information.
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 directions Call or go online for information: Exhibit Info: Watch for our fall schedule, including classes with: Howard Watson, Felicia Foster, Diane Maurer! New workshops, demos and critiques; Plenty of exhibit opportunities
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (MCGOPA) The 2014 MCGOPA Summer Invitational: July 19-September 17, 2014 -- An invitational exhibition featuring works of MCGOPA Artists and their invited Guest Artists. Artists' Reception: Saturday, July 26 from 5-7PM. The paintings, mixed media works, sculpture and photography on exhibit include original artwork created by professional and emerging artists from the Philadelphia area. MCGOPA Artists will be present at the SPP Galleries 11AM to 1PM, Wednesdays & Fridays through the duration of this exhibit. Venue: SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Bldg, 800 Schuylkill River Rd (Rte. 23 W. between Rtes. 202 & 320), Conshohocken, PA 19438. Interested in joining MCGOPA? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, "LIKE" MCGOPA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcgopa for exciting arr happenings. MCGOPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. For more info, visit www.MCGOPA. OPENINGS THAT MATTER 2014 MCGOPA Summer Invitational Artists' Reception Saturday, July 26, 5-7PM An Invitational Exhibition featuring Works of MCGOPA Artists and their invited Guest Artists
420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA p: 610-758-3615 www.luag.org Exhibits: Lehigh University Art Galleries/Museum: Main Gallery in Zoellner Arts Center closed until August 27 Through October 3, 2014 Siegel Gallery, Iacocca Hall Michael A. Smith: Broward County Photographs from the LUAG Teaching Collection August 27 through December 7, 2014 Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center th(ink)ing: The Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette CollegeCurated by Susan Ellis & Ricardo Viera - This exhibition explores the creative and cultural dialogue that takes place when diverse artists and printmakers come together in a uniquely creative and innovative space. Contradiction & Classicism: The Prints of Arthur B. Davies Curated by Christine I. Oaklander, Ph.D. Although better known today as a key figure behind the founding of the Museum of Modern Art, during his lifetime he was considered by many critics, artists, and collectors as the most prominent living American artist. Through Spring 2015 Lower Gallery,Zoellner Arts Center - Is It Art? Selections from the LUAG Teaching Collection - This exhibition, which runs through Spring 2015, provides a platform for viewers to investigate perennial questions of “quality” in art, alongside their own expectations of what art is, and what art could be. August 27 through December 7, 2014 Virtual Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center Lobby - Khaled Hafez: The A77A Project (On Presidents and Superheroes) Video from the LUAG Teaching Collection: Hafez mobilizes muscle-men that are each part superhero, part classical god. August 25 through December 13, 2014 DuBois Gallery, Maginnes Hall Curlee Raven Holton: Prints 1987-2013 Curated by Susan Ellis & Ricardo Viera Holton is a teacher, artist, and scholar. His prints speak to the African American experience. Through his use of symbolism and provocative figurative representations, Holton brings voice to significant personal, political, and cultural events. This exhibition features a diverse group of graphic work that spans Holton’s almost thirty-year career. August 25 through December 13, 2014 The Gallery at Rauch Business Center Lou Stoumen: The War Years Photographs from the LUAG Teaching Collection For more information, visit us at www.luag.org or on Facebook. For free educational tours, call 610-758-6881 or email email@example.com.
…PHILADELPHIA.. …CENTER CITY…___
www.philafound.org Exhibit info: Art Heals: Art Therapy at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital An exhibition featuring work by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital patients who have participated in art therapy at the institution’s main campus and at its Riverfront Outpatient Center. The art was completed in individual and group art therapy sessions, where patients used the creative process and art media to explore their feelings and reconcile emotional conflicts. Exhibition through Fri., Aug. 22, 2014. Groups wishing to tour the exhibit during business hours may contact Maggi Kirk: firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-863-8105.
MANAYUNK –ROXBOROUGH ART CENTER -
PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB
America’s oldest club for artists
235 S. Camac St. between 12th & 13th, Locust & Spruce Sts. Wed., Fri - Sun 1 - 5pm Visit our website www.sketchclub.org call 215-545-9298 Where artists grow PHOTOgraphy 2014 July 18 to Aug. 9, Photography Exhibition at the PSC’s historic gallery in center city Phila. Opening Rec. Sun., July 20, 2 to 4PM July 1 to 27 In the Stewart Gallery Faad Ghoraishi & Patricia Ilves-Corressel Opening rec., Sun., July 13th 2 to 4PM Visit above website for our life, clothed model & 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 Jessie Drew-Bear: Stories and Dreams through July 13, 2014 Celebrating the wild whimsy of a remarkable modernist painter, Jessie Drew-Bear: Stories and Dreams establishes the artist as a singular voice within the artistic legacy of Philadelphia. Drew-Bear (1879-1962), who came to discover her artistic gift late in life and was largely self-taught, expressed a frankness of vision and an unrestrained approach to diverse subjects, from personal narratives to cityscapes and fairytales.
THE PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION
The Woodmere Annual 73rd Juried Exhibition
1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Phila. PA p: 215-563-6417. Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
June 14 - September 1, 2014 Woodmere’s annual juried exhibition
The Community Art Gallery
highlights contemporary work in a wide variety of media by artists living within fifty miles of the Museum. This year’s juror is artist and community activist Sarah McEneaney, whose own work will be displayed in a concurrent exhibition with selections from the Museum’s permanent collection that relate to the themes of the juried presentation. Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art July 26 - October 26, 2014 A Century in Art is the first retrospective dedicated to the work of Theresa Bernstein (1890–2002), an artist who achieved celebrity for “painting like a man” in the 1910s and went on to produce vibrant, expressive canvases for eight more decades.
419 Green Lane(rear), between Mitchell & Pechin Sts., Phila PA, 19128 Exhibit: “Scaping Philly” featuring Jack Dugan’s cityscape photography, along with new work by members of the Manayunk-Roxborough Artists’ Co-Op in various media and styles will be extended through July, closing on Sunday, July 27th. The public is invited to partake of light refreshments and meet the artists at a reception for this exhibit on Sunday, July 13th, noon to 3:00 P.M. in the gallery at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center (MRAC), located at 419 Green Lane (rear), between Mitchell & Pechin Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. For more information, see http://mrartcenter.org/ or call 215-4823363.
. OLD CITY ..…. . THIRD STREET GALLERY –
58 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215-625-0933 Hrs: Wed-Sun, noon-5pm www.3rdstreetgallery.com Exhibit Info: July 2 thru 27, 2014 First Friday: July 4, 5-9 pm Artists' Reception: Sun. July 13, 1-4 pm "From the New World" - Recent paintings by Jacqueline Unanue "Paintings" - Recent work by Kathleen Shaver
THE MUSE GALLERY – 52 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215627-5310 Hrs: Wed, Thurs 3-8pm, FriSun, noon-5pm. www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com Exhibit: During the month of JULY, Muse Gallery will feature: New works by local artist, Charles Burrus. This exhibit will feature a series of encaustic paintings on wood panels inspired by the artists favorite photograhpy. July 2nd through July 28th First Friday- July 4th, 5-8 pm Gallery hoursWednesday through Sunday, 12-5 pm Hours by appointment
Openings thatmatter Friday July 4 Phoenix Village Art Center, 6 – 9pm, Phoenixville, PA Third Street Gallery, 5 – 9pm, Phila., PA Christian David Gallery, 6 – 9pm, Lancaster, PA Friday July 11 The Great Frame Up, 5 – 8pm, Wayne, PA Sunday, July 13 Community Arts Center, 2 – 4pm, Wallingford, PA Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Noon – 3pm, Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2 – 4pm, Phila., PA The Art of It, 2 – 5pm, Jenkintown, PA Thursday, July 17 Center for the Arts in Southern NJ, 7– 9pm, Marlton, NJ Wayne Art Center, 5 – 7pm, Wayne, PA Saturday, July 19 The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons, 1 -4pm, Phoenixville, PA Sunday, July 20 Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2 – 4pm, Phila., PA Saturday, July 26 Montgomery Co. Guild of Professional Artists, 5 – 7pm, Conshohocken, PA Tuesday, July 29 Richard Stockton College of NJ, 5:30 – 7pm, Galloway, NJ Tuesday, July 29 Richard Stockton College Art Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Galloway, NJ