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■ May 2014

■ Covering the Arts throughout the Philadelphia Region


Exploring the newly-reopened Gallery 17 at Delaware Art Museum By BURT WASSERMAN Art Columnist

he Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington has artworks you can see nowhere else. At its core, there is the collection of pictures by the town’s native son, Howard Pyle. Among his masterworks, there is an incredibly moving scene of a sailor, marooned on a tiny island where he has been left to his fate: to die by drowning as a result of the rising tide caused by the surrounding waves. Because it touches your nerve endings as deeply as it does, once you see the original painting, you are bound to never forget it. In tribute to Pyle’s career as a renowned educator of successful commercial illustrators, the museum also has many holdings in the area of early 20th century art for commerce and industry. In addition, there is a rewarding group of 19th century American paintings and a distinguished group of PreRaphaelite style canvases from Great Britain as well as 20th century urban vistas by John Sloan and the group that comprised the Ash Can School of American Realism. Finally, there is the recently reopened Gallery 17, focusing on examples of contemporary art from the period following the end of World War II. These examples are arranged chronoPlease see EXPLORE on 20

A view of Gallery 17. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum




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style. His untitled logically with work is rendered choice examples with synthetic of Abstract ExGallery 17 plastic colors in a pressionism, Conpattern of vertical ceptualism, Op WHAT: The Delaware Art lines of violet. blue, and Pop Art. This Museum gray and black. overall group is WHERE: 2301 Kentmere Compositionresplendent with Parkway in Wilmington, Del. ally, these upright exceptional speciHOURS: The museum is open elements become a mens, sure to stir from Wednesday to Saturday, parade of pulsthe feelings and between 10 a.m. and 4 ing hues, moving delight the eye p.m.; noon to 4 p.m. on across the inteof well-informed Sunday. rior back-wall of a visitors. ADMISSION: $12 for adults spectator’s eyeball. Typically, Rob19-59; $10 seniors 60 an Interestingly, this ert Motherwell’s over; $6 for students with painting is not heroically scaled valid ID and youth 7-18. cold, mechanical composition, Children 6 and under are or monotonous. “Number Twelve, admitted free. Admission fees Instead, animated Raw Sienna with are waived every Sunday. from within its Gray” is an imINFO.: Call (302) 571-9590 unique interacpressive sight, 8 x or (866) 232-3714, or visit tion of colors, the 18-feet in size. Ofdelart.org. overall complex fering an assertive CONNECT: On Twitter becomes a series physical presence, @delartmuseum of intervals of pigit is a bold examment with a living ple of the Abstract Expressionist style that captured beat, distinctly their own. Why does the Davis painting world-wide attention in the art scene, through the use of a highly quiver and vibrate as well as it does? Perhaps it is because auto-intuitive approach to psysighted people are endowed with chologically intuitive content. a potential for seeing a vision in Its most prominent feature motion in the uniquely human was an emphasis on the artist’s way they do. We can therefore unique drive for projecting an respond to what the shapes are image of his creative presence doing with each other in his with incisive authority. This focus on implementing a design. If we had no critically sensitive gift of sight, this imsignature style was given voice age would be meaningless and with an energetically liberated empty! approach that seemed shocking The style of Pop Art is repreand rather daring when it was sented by a Jasper Johns’ lithofirst exhibited. graph titled “The Number Five.” Utilizing an entirely differIt is a picture of the named ent method in her Updraft of numeral as a stencil style figure. 1976, Edna Andrade fixed on Beyond looking like an object a direction stressing a sense of taken from the everyday world structured order that came to be called Op Art. This approach of industrial printing, Johns’ artwork raises issues of all kinds made the most of oscillating about the role of numeration in figure-ground relationships that generated a complex of vibrating the world we all inhabit, inside the unfolding setting that is the energies in flux upon a spectamodern era. tor’s optic nerves. Other items treated in the Pop Gene Davis is represented in the newly reopened gallery with Art manner include highly colorful pieces by Robert Indiana and another example of the Op Art

A view of Gallery 17. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum Clayton Pond. Indiana is well known for his famous LOVE image. Pond’s selection, in vivid hues, is titled “The Shower in My Studio on Broome Street.” In fact, it is a picture of a commonplace plumbing accessory that is quite familiar to virtually everybody in contemporary society, a picture well suited to inclusion in a museum gallery focusing on the art scene of the recent past. To be sure, it is a picture projected by the eye of an artist confronting an aspect of the universally seen reality we all confront daily in the commercial, social and personal landscape that is our immediate environment.

Unfinished Business “it may not be televised,” 2012, JC Lenochan,(born 1970), Chalk on canvas, 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the Museum Docents, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum

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architecture Mourning for Philly’s only remaining Art Deco Palace by Diane M. Fiske

of the state’s 10 most endangered historic properties. The historic theater went through The Philadelphia a series of difficularchitecture comties. In 2005, Clear munity is leading Channel purchased the mourning for the the theater with the city’s only remaining idea of expanding Art Deco Palace, the it for live producBoyd Theater, which tions and renovating is being gutted as a the building and its result of a final decifurnishings. The sion in March by the following year, Live Philadelphia HistoriNation ended its cal Commission. involvement in live As a result, the theater and stopped 85-year-old Art Deco work on the Boyd. movie theater at 20th An exciting agreeand Chestnut in Cenment to purchase the ter City Philadelphia property and restore will become a shell it ended in 2010 with the interior reThe Boyd Theater in Philadelphia in 1929. placed with a modern, Photo Irwin R. Glazer Theater/courtesy of The when Hal Wheeler of ARC Wheeler multi-screened motion Athenaeum of Philadelphia died. The theater has picture showplace by been boarded up and Among its first run film Live Nation and IPic, empty ever since. showings was “The Wizard the most recent owners of Soon after, the Preservaof Oz” in 1939, “Gone with the building. the Wind” and “High Noon” tion Alliance for Greater Left behind are the Philadelphia listed the Boyd in 1952, with Grace Kelly thousands of members of appearing for the premiere. in its annual Endangered The Friends of the Boyd, a Properties list and joined The theater, which had large organization of people lawyer Howard Haas’ group, been owned by Warner who were trying to win Friends of the Boyd, which Brothers, was renamed the support to save the theater has been collecting donaSamEeri in 1971. In 1993, it under the direction of their tions and fighting for the held its final gala event, the lead lawyer Howard Haas, who sent out frequent email opening of the movie “Phila- buildings’ preservation since 2002. The Boyd was also delphia,” starring Tom updates on the fight. This Hanks and Denzel Washing- listed in the Philadelphia campaign lasted for more ton. Both stars attended the Register of Historic Places, than 12 years. event. Hanks was quoted as normally a powerful preserThe Boyd operated as a saying, “Wow, a real movie vation tool. movie theater for 74 years Last year, IPic Gold Class before closing in 2002. It was palace.” In the following years, Entertainment entered into designed by the architecture an agreement to lease the firm of Hoffman Henon and the theater fell into disrepair. It outlasted the other property and build eight opened on Christmas Day luxury theaters and an upmovie theaters on Chestnut in 1929. Street until its closing day on scale restaurant. Its auditorium seated Preservationists argued 2,450, and operators boasted May 2, 2002. that IPic should either The Goldenberg Group, that its screen was the largpreserve the interior or est in Philadelphia’s theater which had purchased the move their plans to another district — a stretch of Chest- theater, obtained a permit location. Because the Boyd to demolish the building nut Street that held several had Register of Historic in 2002. Their attempts opulent movie palaces. Places recognition, the ownto tear down the building The Boyd architecture ers needed the approval of were thwarted by local and featured an elaborate Art the Philadelphia Historic Deco lobby, a huge marquee statewide preservationists, and a decorated ticket booth. who declared The Boyd one Commission to proceed. By DIANE M. FISKE Columnist

Sadly, Haas and The Friends of the Boyd said they had found an unnamed benefactor who wanted to buy the building and restore it. Though it was confirmed that the offer was genuine, the Historic Commission voted 9-1 to approve the application of Live Nation and IPic. Though saddened by the unsuccessful end of their 12-year fight, Haas and his fellow preservationists have reached a legal agreement with Live Nation and IPic in which as many Art Deco features as possible will be saved. According to the settlement, interior features such

as 6-foot-high Art Deco mirrors will be removed and refurbished under the guidance of a project architect. Some features will be reinstalled in the building and others will be donated to museums. There will be exhibits, open to the public, of the interior features and the exterior easement will be preserved. There are still no agreements that can ease the pain of those who worked to preserve the Boyd for many years. It is “tragic” according to architect, Robert Hotes, co chairman of the American Institute of Architects preservation committee. “This is the one

large city in the country that isn’t preserving its historic theaters,” Hotes said. Kathryn Dowdell, also an architect and co-chairman of the AIA preservation committee, said there are serious problems with the procedures of the historic commission. The hearings, she said, were “fundamentally flawed — almost every time a developer tries to demolish an historic building in Philadelphia, the developer wins, and there is something wrong with that.” Diane Fiske can be contacted at dfiske_19118@ yahoo.com.



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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

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:

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.


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


Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center 2014 Juried Art Exhibition July 13 to August 3 Open to all Artists 18 and over in the Tri-State area that work in the following disciplines, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, Computer Generated 1st Prize $500 / 2nd Prize $250 3rd Prize $100 All entries will be submitted online via mrac.arts@gmail.com, CD, or memory stick. The submission deadline is June 4th For Prospectus/ Entry Form go to www.mrartcenter.org or send S.A.S.E. to: MRAC 419 (rear) Green Lane Philadelphia, Pa 19128 215 428 3363 Please leave messages in the “Exhibitions” mailbox

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

MAY 2014 Listings … DELAWARE CO





101 Vera King Farris Dr. Galloway, NJ p: 609-652-4214 Hours: www.stockton.edu/artgallery Exhibit info: Selected Work from the 2014 Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival May 7-22 Special hours: MondayThursday and Saturday 12-4 Reception: Saturday, May 17, 1-3pmFree and open to the public www.stockton.edu/artgallery

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 be having an Opening Reception on May 2 from 58pm for, “Flights of Fancy, Variations on a Theme with Feathers.” Hugh Atkins will exhibit collages, and George Martz will exhibit assemblages. "This show celebrates the magic and mystery of birds in ways that are both quirky and poignant." The show will continue until May 31 refreshments served.

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 May 9, 6pm–10pm: Stop in for a special film screening of Bill Cunningham New York (2010), a documentary about the noted New York City fashion photographer. 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. Cathedral Choir Concert May 3. Museum Performance: Noon – 12:30 p.m.; Labyrinth Performance: 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware for a special performance. Free with admission.



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 Information: "Impressions" by Photographers Scott Kern & Joe Perno May 5 - May 26, 2014 Exhibit Recept Wed., May 14, 7p to 9p

.…CAPE MAY COUNTY … PRESENTS Fishing the Brandywine by Anthony Rudisill

Acrylic 18" x 24" Mary S. Cantone, Owner/Director 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

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: Sarah Shapiro Recent Photographs Intro to Painting,

Fridays, May 16 - June 27 • 6-9 pm -orSaturdays, May 17 - June 28 • 10am-1pm $175 some materials included Third Friday: May 16: Browse the Millville Glasstown Arts District

..GLOUCESTER COUNTY.. GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE ART GALLERY 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell,NJ p: 856-415-2236 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-2pm; www.gccnj.edu Featuring artwork by members of the Gloucester County Art League Opening Reception: Fri, May 2; 12pm-2pm Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery, College Center - Eoin Kinnarney, Gallery Director, 856-415-2122 - Show runs through Tuesday, June 3, 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 .


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 Annual Juried Student Exhibition & Senior Invitational May 6 – May 14, 2014, Freedman Gallery This annual exhibition includes a roundup of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Submissions – Tues., April 29, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. (download the prospectus at www.albright.edu/freedman) Awards Ceremony & Reception – Thur., May 8, 4-6 p.m. Mediated Realities May 24 – June 29, 2014, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS) Curated by Amy Stevens and Angie Duignan, this international exchange exhibition showcases installation, photography, digital and new media artworks from artists living in the U.S. and Ireland, including: Carol Anne Connolly, Wendy DeSchene and Jeff Schmuki, Angie Duignan, Matthew Garrison, Lori Hepner, Shelagh Honan, Allison Kaufman, Wil Lindsay, Róisin Loughrey and Sinead McDonald. The exhibit considers the position of cultural context as a lens through which artwork is viewed and understood. Reception – Sat., May 24, 5-7 p.m.


500 Museum Rd., Reading, PA p: 610371-5850 fx: 610-375-5632 Tues - Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm www.readingpublicmuseum.org IHLENFELD/BERTOIA: An Artistic Friendship – 2/8/14-5/11/14 – This exhibition explores the sculpture of Klaus Ihlenfeld and works by 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 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, including a group of maquettes; Masterpieces of American Longrifles: The Kindig Family Collection –5/24/14 – 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 – 5/31/14 – 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.

Wilhelm Schimmel: A Bold Piece of Work May 23-June 22 This exhibition, in conjunction with the 2014 Antiques Show, showcases the whimsical nature of Schimmel’s (18171890) hand-carved wooden sculptures of animals, which became highly collectible as an authentic expression of vernacular art a century after his death.


100 North Bradford Ave. West Chester PA p: 610-696-5600 fx: 610-918-1327 Hrs: Note exhibitions on our website www.chestercountyarts.org West Chester: ART Goes to School group exhibiting youth artwork at Chester County Art Association’s Exton Square Studio in the Exton Mall. Art Goes to School of the Delaware Valley is presenting an exhibition of student artwork in Exton, PA at the Chester County Art Association’s Exton Square Studio in the Exton Mall. The exhibition showcases the talents of these young local artists and promotes children’s art and art in general in our community. The show runs through May 1. CCAA’s Exton Square Studio is located on the lower level of the Exton Square Mall between Boscov’s and H&M. Hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 11AM – 5PM. For more information please call the Exton Square Studio directly: 610. 524-1925.

Art From The Heart Phoenix Village Art Center


207 Bridge St., Phoenixville, PA

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: The People’s Choice: Michener’s Top 25 from the Permanent Collection, Commonwealth Gallery, extended through August 10, 2014 Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries & Crafting Modernism, Martin Wing, Through June 1, 2014. Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison, Beans Gallery, Through June 29, 2014. True Grit: Drawings by Barbara Schaff, Pfundt Gallery, April 26 – August 10

A Gala Evening of Art & Game of Choice

…CHESTER COUNTY... . BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUMU.S. Rte. 1 & Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA p: 610-388-2700 Hrs: Daily 9:30am4:30pm www.brndywinemuseum.org “Imagine Brandywine” May 18 – August 17; “Imagine Brandywine” will feature work by students from the Chester Charter School for the Arts, located in Aston, PA.

6:30–9:30 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 Tickets: Patron $75 / Guest $25 (limit one guest per patron ticket) Patron ticket holders will take home a work of art valued at $50 or more as part of the “Game of Choice.” Includes a delicious palette of lite fare and libations, basket raffles, silent auction, and live music on every floor! To BENEFIT four Phoenixville-area non-profit organizations:  Adesha Village  Phoenixville Area Time Bank  The Christian Community of PA  Phoenix Village Art Center, information:Call 610-220-6172 www.artfromtheheartgala.blogspot.com

MAY 2014 Listings 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. Exhibit Info: The Phoenix Village Art Center presents our 10th Annual Members Show. All are welcome to the opening reception on First Friday May 2nd from 6:00 to 9:00. This exhibit is always an eclectic variety of mediums, styles and sizes of current work by area artists. The Exhibit runs May 2nd through May 26th. Our monthly Coffee Talk Sunday is Sunday May 18th 12 to 2 followed by the Members Award Ceremony at 2:00. Capping off the month is the Art from the Heart Fundraiser. On Saturday May 31st 6:30 to 9:30. Go to PhoenixVillageArtCenter.org for more information

The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons presents "Celebration of the Feminine" Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3rd 1-4pm Exhibit dates: May 3-June 27 Join us for a Celebration of all that is Feminine at The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons! The exhibit will be held the weekend before Mother's Day. The last exhibition, "New Perspectives," will be on display until Thursday, April 24. Don't miss the beautiful artwork created by 10 talented local artists. Franklin Commons 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460 www.franklincommons.net fc.curator@gmail.com 610-983-4640



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




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 Exhibit Info: Summer Arts Camps: Music, Art, Dance, Drama. Save 5% when you sign up by May 31st! Call (610) 3583632 or register online at www.darlingtonarts.org. May Coffee House Concert: Saturday, May 10FishCastle (Folk Duo). BYOB. Tickets on sale now. Mother’s Day Flower Pots Workshop: Saturday, May 10 for ages 4-6 with parent. Pre-registration required. Election Day Workshop: Tuesday, May 20for ages 7-12. Pre-registration required. May Art Gallery: Students & Teaching Artists opens Sunday, May 18. ArtsIntegrated Preschool 2014-2015: Stop by for an open house, every Thursday & Friday from 10am-noon.


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 – Register at www.communityartscenter.org or call the office at 610-566-1713 for more info. Children: Register for Summer Spree Summer Camp, Art Start Pre-School, 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. Duke Gallery Exhibition: “Out of Context” New Paintings and Photographs by Mashiul Chowdhury, May 9 – July 3 – Opening Reception – May 9 - 7:30 – 9 p.m. Ticketed pre-event featuring Arts and Healing Lecture and a performance by Tempesta di Mare (portion of the proceeds benefit Assistance in Healthcare) – May 9 - 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit www.communityartscenter.org Ballroom/Fay Freedman/Stairwell Galleries: Paintings of New York in the 1930’s by George H. Rothacker, May 17 – June 14 - Special preview party featuring dinner, drinks, artist talk and live entertainment (tickets required – proceeds benefit CAC) – Friday, May 16th BEAdazzle Gallery Wall Bob Deane: Drawings and Paintings: Opening Reception – May 9 - 7 – 9 p.m., through July 3rd Special Events, Potters Guild Spring Sale Preview: May 1, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Potters Guild Spring Sale: May 2 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., May 3-4 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Community Arts Center’s Designer Show House Presented by Main Line Today: May 3 – June 1, Swarthmore, PA Various times – visit http://cacdesignerhouse.org/ Community Arts Center’s Spring Bus Trip: Drumthwacket, Olden House, Princeton University Art Museum Wednesday, May 14th, 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. Special Workshops: Greener Partners Presents Lost Art Workshops: Cooking with Herbs – Wednesday, May 7 – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Goddess Energy Full Moon Workshops for Women: Empower your Goddess Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom – Thursday, May 8 – 6:30 – 9 p.m Clay Fun on Friday: With Lucy Edwards – May 16 – 7 – 9:30 p.m. Community Arts Center’s Designer Show House Preview Party: (ticketed event – proceeds benefit CAC) – Swarthmore, PA, May 2, 6 – 10 p.m. http://cacdesignerhouse.org/

...LANCASTER COUNTY.. PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 717-396-7833 or www.pcad.edu/maingallery All events are free and open to the public. The College is handicapped accessible. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. –4 p.m.; First Friday until 9 p.m.; gallery is closed on weekends. May 2 from 5-8 p.m. "Senior Show & Celebration." 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; free and open to the public. Details at pcad.edu/news June 6 from 5 – 9 p.m.: Opening reception for "Selected Artwork from the BFA Program," artworks in a variety of media feature the best of PCA&D's rising seniors, juniors and sophomores. Continues through August 1. June 27 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Admissions Open House. Register online at pcad.edu/openhouse or call the admission office at 800-689-0379, ext. 1001.


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 May First Friday Show will feature oil and acrylic paintings by Barbara Glickman. The opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on Friday May 2nd, 2013 and will include refreshments and light fare. The artwork will be shown

and offered for sale the entire month of May. 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.


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: 3/1/2014-6/6/2014 – 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. 3/8/2014-9/5/2014 - 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. Jewels & Treasures, a Fine Art Exhibit juried by Eileen Tognini – May 9 to June 6 Tickets Available! Preview Party: Friday, May 9, 7-10 pm (6:30 pm early entry) Artist Reception & Sensory Garden Party: Saturday, May 31, 1-3 pm; Join us for an elegant evening supporting Main Line Art Center, a treasured resource in our community. Savor indulgent culinary creations and cocktails as you are treated to an exclusive preview of Jewels & Treasures. For this one night only, the collection expands to include exquisite jewelry you’ll adore for a lifetime. Enjoy live music and enter to win one of our lavish raffle baskets full of gifts and unique experiences Preview Party Tickets: Early Admission at 6:30 pm: $200 per person (Includes $50 off purchase of $200 or more) General Admission at 7:00 pm: $150 per person; Pre-sale tickets for raffle baskets will be available mid-April. To purchase tickets: 610.525.0272, ext. 113.


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. Annual Members Art Show and Gala. All are invited to the celebration on Saturday May 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00. Artsy food, wine and amazing music by Red Beans and Rice. Bring friends. Come dressed

as a painting or an artist. Raffles of super art objects and prizes for best costume. Two galleries at MLUC will be alive with wonderful works of art that appear out of nowhere done by members and "friends" of the congregation.


Merion Hall, Maguire Campus, 376 N. Latches Lane, Merion Station p: 610-6601845 Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am1pm; www.sju.edu/gallery Through May 17 "Nine Forty-Five" Senior art thesis exhibition featuring: Shannon Farrell (digital photography) Mary Hager (painting) Toni-Ann Langella (digital photography) Samantha Mayo (painting) Manuel Mendoza (painting) Brianna Moretti (painting) Kaitlyn Psyhojos (digital photography) Morgan Twist (ceramics) Tara Vaughan (ceramics)

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 Area: Philadelphia/Suburbs Villanova One-Person Show: Through Monday, June 9, 2014.


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. An international juried exhibition of forty-three contemporary quilts. Jurors: Susie Brandt, Gerhardt Knodel, Jan Myers-Newbury 8th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival: May 12 – 17, 2014; Opening Gala and Artist’s Reception, Saturday, May 17, 6:00 – 10pm. An annual juried competition that engages 30 selected plein air artists from around the US. Jurying and Award Selection by California plein air artist and PAPA member, Randall Sexton. In our ESCS Gallery: Art Quilt Elements 2014 - Through May 3, 2014. An international juried exhibition of fortythree contemporary quilts. Jurors: Susie Brandt, Gerhardt Knodel, Jan MyersNewbury; $5.00 suggested donation. Radnor Reflections: May 10 – June 28, 2014; Opening Reception & Awards: May 18, 3:00 – 5:00pm. Exhibition and Sale of Local Photography Juror: Tom Crane AQE 2014 Related Events: Hang with AQE – Fiber Postcard Invitational Show & Sale: Each mini quilt $50. Gallery Tours: Saturday, May 3, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Call for

MAY 2014 Listings registration. Free and open to the public. Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00a.m – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. $5.00 suggested donation. Plein Air Festival Related Events: Private Tour and High Tea at Ardrossan, Wednesday, May 14th 2:00 – 4:00 pm Juror’s Painting Demo with Randall Sexton: Sunday, May 18th 1:00pm; Juror’s Plein Air Workshop: May 18 – 21 10:003:00pm; VIP Conservation Tour and Lunch at the Barnes Foundation: May 21 10:30am – 1:30 pm; Fred Dixon Impressionism Lecture: June 4, 12:30 pm Classes & Workshops: Spring classes for adults and children start on Monday, April 28th! Summer Art Camp Classes for Children begin Monday, June 2nd! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Child & Family Programs: Two for Art: TRY IT! / April 19th & May 10th 9:30-11AM / Ages 2-4 with Parent / $15 per date ($25/both) Family Cooking: Dumplings & Noodles May 3rd, 1:00-3:00PM / Ages 7 & up / $50 one adult & child ($25 additional child) Paint Like the Masters: Dali! May 3rd, 1:00-3:00PM / Ages 8 & up / $40 per child Family Day of Clay: Birdhouses! May 10th, 1:00-3:00PM / Ages 6 & up / $50 adult & child ($25 additional child) Mother & Daughter Jewelry: Fimo Clay May 31st, 1:00-3:00PM / Ages 8 & up / $50 adult & child ($25 additional child) Adult 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 Culinary Classes and Demos: Demo and Tasting with Carmel Café and Wine Bar; Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm, $25. BYOB.


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: James McFarlane Saturday, May 17, 10 – 3 $55 members ($65 nonmembers) A few spots available for this wonderful workshop with Jim McFarlane, president of the American Watercolor Society. Learn how to take advantage of the unique qualities of watercolor. Bring your materials, your enthusiasm (and your lunch). Call Karen at 215-653-0878 to reserve your place.

GREATER NORRISTOWN ART LEAGUE WORKSHOP WITH BARBARA O’NEILL, CAPTURE THE LIGHT WITH WATERCOLOR, May 3, Saturday, 10am-3pm. $55 members/$65 non-members. Call Joan Rosiak, 215-234-9138. PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP # 3 WITH DOUG TWEDDALE, May 3, Saturday, 10am-3pm. $40 members/$50 nonmembers. Call Joan Rosiak, 215234-9138. MONTHLY MEETING May 6, Tuesday, 6:30pm (Free and Open to the Public) Annual Covered Dish Dinner and Elections. 16th Annual GNAL Appreciation Award. ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW, May 10-18, Saturday & Sunday, May 8, Thurs. 4-7pm, Submission. May 1118, Gallery Hours 12-5pm. Juror: Barbara J. Zucker. PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP WITH DOUG TWEDDALE #4, May 24, Saturday, 10am-3pm. $40 members/$50 nonmembers. Call Joan Rosiak, 215234-9138. KIDS’ SUMMER ART CAMP, Ages 6+. Week long sessions, June-August, 10am-2pm. Introduction to basic drawing techniques and hands-on experience with printmaking, paper making, and clay are taught. $150 per session. See gnal.org for more info. 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

MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (MCGOPA) 2014 MCGOPA Guild Show, May 2-July 17, an exhibit of MCGOPA Artists' artwork. 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 mcgopa@comcast.net, "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.

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.


PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB America’s oldest club for artists

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



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 millgrove@audubon.org for more information.

Art In Bloom – Festive Floral Fundraiser


Saturday, April 26th 5pm -7pm; $25 71st Annual Awards Painting Show April 12 – May 11, 2014 Gallery Hours M-F 10 am -3pm

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 May 9 to 31 In the Main Gallery 2014 Members Show Benefit for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Opening reception Sunday May 10th 1 to 5PM Pets will be available for adoption May 4 to 30 In the Stewart Gallery Katya Held Exhibit Invited Artist & Studio Incamminati Instructor Opening reception Saturday May 10th 1 to 4PM Visit above website for our life, clothed model and print workshop schedules.

Call for weekend hours www.cheltenhamarts.org for complete details


420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA p: 610-758-3615 or www.luag.org Exhibits: 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.


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: 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 opens Thurs., May 1, 2014 through Fri., Aug. 22, 2014. Groups wishing to tour the exhibit during business hours may contact Maggi Kirk: mkirk@philafound.org, 215-863-8105.


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. Ongoing: Lectures. Saturdays, 3pm. In May: "The Art of Jessie Drew-Bear and the Legacy of Self-Taught Artists", "Bold Women: Inspired Stories", "Gallery Talk: Jessie Drew Bear, Stories and Dreams". Prices vary, details online. Ongoing through May 11: Intersections: Exploring the Social Impact of Art. Abington Friends School presents students' work from lower, middle and upper schools that reflect their crosscurricular explorations of the social impact of art. On view in the Helen Millard Children's Gallery. May 25 through August 17: Art Explorations from William Penn Charter School. Showcasing the robust range of work made by kindergarten through fourth grade students in the visual arts program at William Penn Charter School. Ongoing through June: Friday Night Jazz. 6-8pm. In May: "Turn the Jazz On: TV and Cartoons", "The Return of the Jazzy Divas", "Chet Baker, the Other Bad Boy of Trumpet", "Michael Jackson: A 'Thriller' Night". 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 large-scale, abstract paintings that put Quite Brodhead at the cutting-edge of artistic expression in the United States and Europe, including eight decades of work that showcases the evolution of her art from early figurative work into bold, gestural abstraction. Ongoing through July 13: Jessie DrewBear: Stories and Dreams. Marked by a frankness of vision and an unrestrained approach to diverse subjects including cityscapes, fairy tales and personal narratives, this exhibit established DrewBear as a singular voice within the artistic legacy of Philadelphia. Ongoing : Selections from the Charles Knox Smith Collection

To Place your Listing in ART MATTERS, For Information Call 215-648-1056 Or Email: jlendvay@montgomerynews.com

MAY 2014 Listings ….…MANAYUNK COUY MANAYUNK –ROXBOROUGH ART CENTER 419 Green Lane(rear), between Mitchell & Pechin Sts., Phila PA, 19128 Exhibit: “A Wee Bit of Gaelic Impressionism” will feature Mike Muir’s oil paintings and ink drawings, along with new work by members of the ManayunkRoxborough Artists’ Co-Op in various media and styles. The public is invited to partake of light refreshments and meet the artists at the opening reception for this exhibit on Sunday, May 4th, noon to 3:00 P.M. in the gallery at the ManayunkRoxborough 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. This show runs through Sunday, May 18th, after which the gallery is closed for the remainder of May. For more information, see http://mrartcenter.org/ or call 215-4823363.


58 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215-625-0933 Hrs: Wed-Sun, noon-5pm www.3rdstreetgallery.com Annual Associate Members Show: Kaleidoscope April 30 thru June 1, 2014 First Friday: May 2, 5-9 pm Artists Reception: Sunday May 4, 12:30 3 pm

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: "Deep" and exhibition by glass and fiber artist, Sara Bakken. This exhibit celebrates the unusual creatures and landscapes residing in the deepest seas, with blown glass and silk organza as the main media. "Deep" - April 30th Though June 1st; First Friday Reception: 5-8pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Sunday, 125pm. Hours by appointment

…. 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 HOpen Video Call Selected Works 2013/2014 (through April 20, 2014)


SALE signed Andrew Wyeth Limited Edition Print "Jupiter", #105/300, orig. owner, excellent provenance $12,000. 610-347-0192 nerakg2@gmail.com

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Openings thatmatter Friday, May 2 The Blue Streak Gallery, 5 – 8pm, Wilmington, DE Gloucester County College Art Gallery, Noon – 2pm, Sewell, NJ The Great Frame Up, 5 – 8pm, Wayne, PA The Muse Gallery, 5 – 9pm, Philadelphia, PA Phoenix Village Art Center, 6 – 9pm, Phoenixville, PA Saturday, May 3 The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons, 1 – 4pm, Phoenixville, PA Sunday, May 4 Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Noon – 3pm, Philadelphia, PA Third Street Gallery, 12:30 – 3pm, Philadelphia, PA Thursday, May 8 Freedman Gallery, 4 – 6pm, Reading, PA Friday, May 9 Community Arts Gallery, 7:30 – 9pm, Wallingford, PA Community Arts Gallery, 7 – 9pm, Wallingford, PA Main Line Art Center, 7 – 10pm, Haverford, PA Saturday, May 10 The Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1 – 5pm, Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1 – 4pm, Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, May 14 Center for the Arts in Southern NJ, 7 – 9pm, Marlton, NJ Friday, May 16 Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA Saturday, May 17 Richard Stockton Col. of NJ, 1 – 3 pm, Galloway, NJ Wayne Art Center, 6 – 10pm, Wayne, PA Sunday, May 18 Wayne Art Center, 3 – 5pm, Cheltenham, PA Saturday, May 24 Freedman Gallery, 5 – 7pm, Reading, PA Saturday, May 31 Main Line Art Center, 1 – 3pm, Haverford, PA Phoenix Village Art Center, 6:30 – 9:30pm, Phoenixville, PA

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