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Week of Sunday, September 1, 2013
■ September 2013
■ Covering the Arts throughout the Philadelphia Region
Marian Pritchard, Vase, 2006, Porcelaneous stoneware and glazes, 7 3/4” x 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”. Copyright © Marian Pritchard 2006 / Photo ©Marian Pritchard 2006.
‘Warm-blooded’ ceramics grace Michener Museum
By Burton Wasserman
s they pursue their craft, many potters demonstrate a measure of reasonable competence. That’s fine, as far as it goes. On the other hand, there are a rare few among them who seek to achieve a higher level of accomplishment. Quite properly, they deserve to be thought of as exceptionally talented artists, not just inspired artisans. Marian Pritchard, a truly esteemed Philadelphia area ceramicist, is surely one of them. Her deep commitment to the realization of excellence in her work is soundly supported by the following quotation, “I want to make cold, hard porcelain, warm-blooded.” In fact, this means she constantly tries to bring miracles to
fulfillment. of the James A. Michener Art Brian Peterson, the distinMuseum next to the Bucks guished chief curator of the County Library on South Pine Michener Art Museum, has Street in Doylestown. Visitors backed up her words with his have until Oct. 13, 2013, to own observation that “Marsee the show before it closes ian Pritchard breathes life to the public. into otherwise lifeless clay.” Pritchard imbues her Clearly, he compositions is speaking in clay with of the way the refined a genuinely grace only a outstanding master can “The Breath Within,” creative perbring to her ceramics sonality is able work. These by Marian Pritchard, to convert a shapes prompt will be on view mass of damp impulses in the at the James A. Michener Art Museum, mud into heart of a spec138 S. Pine St., forms in 3D tator to want Doylestown, PA 18901, that, in their to tenderly through Oct. 13. own manner, hold and caress Info: 215-340-9800 or are alive with the forms on www.michenermuseum. mysterious exhibition org. sensitivity and even though dynamically one knows this expressive power. is not allowed in the gallery At this time, Pritchard is setting. Nevertheless, the holding an exhibition of her desire to do so is very much a exceptional accomplishvital part of attaching sincere ments in a presentation titled appreciation “The Breath Within.” It is on display in the Pfundt Gallery Please see Ceramics on a21
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Marian Pritchard’s ‘breathing’ ceramics animate the Michener Left, Marian Pritchard, “Congregation,” 2013, porcelain, glazes, sand, 23 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 4 H. inches. Copyright © Marian Pritchard 2013. Photo Copyright © Marian Pritchard, 2013.
Below, Marian Pritchard, Vase, ca. 1990s, Porcelaneous stoneware and glazes, 8” x 5” x 5”. Copyright © Marian Pritchard 1990s / photo ©Marian Pritchard 1990s.
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for the high aesthetic character and the inspired depth of expression present in the artworks on view. Generally, the items in the show take shape in one of two forms. The majority are vessels. The others are abstract compositions of stone, shell, sand and/or ceramic elements. They seem to me to be objects that present themselves to your eye as still-life sculptures. Beyond that description, these latter artworks are not really like anything else you may have seen elsewhere. Instead, they are unique in their own being and entirely different from anybody else’s aesthetic pro-
ductivity that I am aware of. Perhaps these subtle horizontal arrangements of mineral substance may be best described as studies for Zen-like contemplation. They can also be thought of as strikingly attractive harmonies of nonverbal poetry. As such, they offer states of silence inviting audiences to study them without preformed expectations or prejudice. To look at them with open eye and open mind is to make room inside yourself for potentially expansive experiences that are both nondescriptive and nonrepresentational. Instead, by the relationships of the various visual elements to each other, all of these uni-
fied constellations of artistic form assert an independence of artistic existence. Every particle of their being contributes to this condition with its mood of ultimately balanced order and serene feeling of cosmic peace. As far as the vessels are concerned, there is an awesome contrast between the visible exterior of the containers and the secret of what may lie within. Like the puzzle of what we can see on the outside of people compared to their invisible interior, we can only guess about what may or may not be located inside these beautifully glazed pots. As a source of endless wonderment, you can be cer-
tain of what exists or doesn’t exist inside the vases only if they are broken open. Obviously, if something tangible had been placed within them, each one’s identity would then be revealed. Of course, if they are simply left intact, they still remain valuable as silent monuments dedicated to timelessly suspended mystery and hauntingly elegant tranquility. And then, their role as sculpture may remain marvelously triumphant in the form of stunningly glazed upright forms in space. And in addition, they can also invite speculation on the nature and meaning of possible emptiness or fullness, with all that that may imply.
Week of Sunday, September 1, 2013
by Diane M. Fiske
New, improved Franklin museum to pay just tribute to Philly’s ‘first citizen’ Photo courtesy of Casson Mann, London, England
By Diane M. Fiske
alking with Revolutionary War heroes like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson on princess phones in an underground museum might have been cutting-edge in 1976, but it is not in the 21st century, when teenagers have no idea what a dial phone is. The dial phones were featured in the underground Franklin Court Museum exhibit that opened in 1976 for the bicentennial observation. In front of the museum, the “Ghost House,” a steel outline of Benjamin Franklin’s longdemolished house by worldrenowned architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, was the prominent feature of the courtyard behind the re-created Benjamin Franklin post office and general store at 3rd and Chestnut streets. Now, 37 years after the Bicentennial, the museum has undergone a major facelift, but the “Ghost House” remains as an example of a timeless and innovative teaching tool. Visitors can now learn about
Frankin in a 21st century museum. Architect Carl Elefante of Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, D.C., project director for the renovation of the museum, said regarding the “Ghost House” process, “Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown attempted to make an honest representation of Franklin’s life, honest like the outline of the house.” Elefante said he admired the fact that the “Ghost House” conveyed the idea of Franklin’s home in an outline form that viewers could fill in with their own interpretations uncluttered with displays of furniture and decorations. Elefante said the renovation process, which began in 2001, found Franklin Court in “shady condition,” an underground display left over from the 1970s featuring outdated telephones and uninviting exhibits. He said the new museum, which opened to the public last month, will feature a Franklin home that will make the visitor feel he knows the famous statesman after visit-
Photo courtesy of Casson Mann, London, England
The façade of the new Benjamin Franklin Museum.
The “Ghost House” at Franklin Court.
The library is intended to be the culminating experience. It includes not just books but inventions and gifts from high-ranking friends and colleagues and it will include an animated feature focusing on Franklin’s “Autobiography.” Franklin’s life as a private citizen is told in virtual exhibits along with examples of The library of the new Benjamin Franklin Museum. his experiences as statesman through the individual, rooming. six of them altogether. Every like installations and some of “It is amazing that there has room has another program and his possessions. not been a museum dedicated each wall displays a window Other 21st century additions to Franklin, who is so revered scene. to the underground museum in the Philadelphia area, up to In one, for instance, the visi- include interactive elements now,” he said. tor can see Franklin displaylike touch-screen kiosks, The museum will display ing his library, then go to the a computerized version of some of Franklin’s things, window and see him flying a Franklin’s glass “armonica,” but it will be a sort of “Ghost kite. a musical instrument emHouse” in that visitors will The new museum will ploying glass and water to tour at their own pace, Eleinclude the framework of create sound, and two-minute fante said. Franklin’s bedroom and living animated vignettes designed to There will be displays made room in addition to the library, help visitors understand critiup of partial plaster and boards where a virtual Franklin will cal turning points in Franklin’s that will present the frame greet visitors among the life. of six rooms and then virtual shelves of books he loved. “We wanted the display displays that will electroniIt was in his library that he to be as honest as the Venturi cally present animation. The greeted most of his guests Scott Brown ‘Ghost House,’” Franklin museum walls are during the years following his Elefante said. suspended drywall. There are return to Philadelphia. Quinn Evans was the
architectural designer of the building and the interiors were created by the firm Casson Mann of London, England. One of the aspects of the new museum is that there will be space for customer service and guards. In the old museum, Elefante said, people just moved into a dark underground space. The $23 million renovation was made possible through a public-private partnership involving the Pew Charitable Trusts, Gerry Lenfest, the William Penn Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and the Independence Visitor Center. Funds from these sources more than doubled the funds available through federal dollars from the National Park Service. — Diane Fiske can be contacted at dfiske_19118@ Yahoo.com.
Week of Sunday, September 1, 2013
Call For Artists & Entries Beauty Art Gallery CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 “Small Treasures” Exhibit Works eligible:
• Oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, drawings, photography, glass and sculpture in any medium. • All works must be 14 X 14” [200 sq. inches] or smaller (framed or unframed), or smaller than 1 cubic foot. • Works must be priced at $300 or less. • Work must be original and never shown before at Beauty. • Artists may submit a max. of 3 works.
WAYNE ART CENTER CRAFT FORMS 2013 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Craft Forms 2013, 19th International Juried Exhibition Contemporary Fine Craft. December 6, 2013 – January 25, 2014. Juror: Lena Vigna, Curator of Exhibitions, Racine Art Museum. $6,000 + Awards. On-line Digital Entry Fee $40, www.craftformsentry.org Deadline, September 12, 2013.
CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY Call for Artists Information: CFA Annual Open Juried Exhibition September 3 - 23, 2013 For prospectus send SASE to CFA/SNJ, 123 S. Elmwood Road, Marlton, NJ 08053
Delivery: Friday, Nov. 15 and Sat., Nov. 16: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Awards: More than $1,400 in cash and merchandise. Exhibit: Dec. 7, 2013 to January 9, 2014 Prospectus: www.beautyartgallery.net 3857 Providence Rd. (near West Chester Pike) Newtown Square PA T: 610-353-4569
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Annual Juried Photography Exhibit
October 12 - October 26, 2013 Croft Farm Arts Center 100 Bortons Mill Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Fall Into the Arts includes multiple events designed to showcase the exhibit and draw visitors. All work is for sale; no commission applies. Please contact us for submission information. Intake: October 9, 2013 from 4-7 p.m.
http://CherryHillArts.blogspot.Com Arts@CHTownship.com or 856-488-7868
Call for Artists Submissions for 2014 & 2015 are now being solicited Central Blue Bell Campus Fine Arts Center Arts Gallery, North Hall 16 High Street, Pottstown Please contact Holly Cairns at: email@example.com or call
MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (MCGOPA) CALL FOR ARTISTS: MCGOPA ANNUAL FALL JURIED SHOW - Juried for Entry and Prizes JUROR: Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director & CEO at James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA Public Exhibition Dates: Sept. 28 to Oct. 26, 2013 Public Reception/Awards Ceremony: Sat., Sept. 28, 5-7 PM Visit www.MCGOPA.org for Prospectus and more info.
Your resource for ﬁnding artists, soliciting entries, renting art studious and for promoting your service. For more information call 215-628-9300, ext. 226
September 2013 Listings … DELAWARE CO .NEW CASTLE COUNTY THE BLUE STREAK GALLERY 1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington DE, 19806 p: 302-429-0506 Tues-Fri 10am; Sat 10am-4pm Bluestreakgallery@gmail.com Become a Fan on Facebook Exhibit Info.: Size Signifies - September 6 to September 39th. Artists, Carla Lombardi, works in Clay; and Valetta, Painter. Opening Reception, 5pm – 8pm, Friday, Sept. 6th Sept. 6 to Sept 30th -Jewelry Show, titled, Specimens – Lily Bieber-Ham
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 French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray Through Sept 15: This exhibition features vintage French photography from 1910– 1940. Femfolio Sept. 14-Jan.12: This print portfolio assembles 20 women artists important to the feminist art movement of the 1970s. Recognition: Artists of the Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts Through Oct 14: The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts was founded in 1980. This exhibition features 50 works of art in a variety of media and includes drawings by high school students. Taiwan Film Festival Sept. 8, 15, 22, 1:00pm: In partnership with the Hanlin Chinese Culture Association, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (USA), and Taipei Culture Center in New York, the Delaware Art Museum will present a series of Taiwan films. Family Outdoor Film: The Red Balloon Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm: Picnic in the Copeland Sculpture Garden while enjoying a special screening of The Red Balloon (1956). Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 15. Free.
…NEW JERSEY….. .…ATLANTIC COUNTY…_ 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: September 4 –November 15, lower gallery: Jacob Feige: Paintings, 2008-2013. Paintings, 2008-13 presents a survey of Jacob Feige's abstraction-in-landscape paintings from the past five years. Wednesday, September 18 at 2:30pm Gallery Talk with the Artist
upper gallery: Tomorrow is Never: Artists Explore the Fantasy Space of Architectural Ruins. Featuring Brian Artigue, Tom Costa, Emily Davidson, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Timothy Hull, Ruby Sky Stiler, Emily Weiner. Curated by Jacob Feige. Reception: Sunday, September 29, 1-3pm
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 Information: CFA Annual Open Juried Exhibition September 3 – 23, 2013 Exhibit Reception: Thursday, September 12, 7pm – 9pm
www.oceancitryartscenter.org admission Free; parking available in adjacent lot. Exhibit info: Ocean City Arts Center-September 1 through 30, Photographer and Painter Glynnis Reed. "Meet the Artist" reception is Friday, September 13 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Open and Free to public. October--Photographer Frank Smith and Potter Collette Smith bring their work to Ocean City Arts Center. "Meet the Artist " reception is Friday, October 11, 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Open and Free to public. November--Juried Art Show. Work excepted October 14 through 29. Awards Reception is Friday, November 8, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. 6
Liz Kinder, Katherine Stanek, Lauren Bellero, Diane Emerson
SOMA .…CAPE MAY COUNTY … NewArt Gallery Carpenters Square Mall
31 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204 609-898-7488 www.somagallery.net Facebook: SOMA – NewArt-Gallery EXHIBITS
William Ris Gallery
9400 Second Avenue Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 609-368-6361 firstname.lastname@example.org www.williamris.com Stay current on WRG happenings on: http://facebook.com/williamrisgallery
”Secret of the Evening” Artist: Stan Sperlak Stan Sperlak is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters, the Maryland Pastel Society, and Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville Special guest artist Victor Grasso presents “The Great White Hunt,” a new exhibition for SOMA
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
Exhibit: Resident Artists of Clay College - Classes: Intro to Pottery, Thursdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 24, 6-9 pm, $200 Mask Making & Special Effects Makeup, Saturdays, Sept. 7-Nov. 23, 5-8 pm, $250 Pottery Wheel Workshop, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2-4 pm, $25 Pottery Pumpkin, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-4 pm, $30 orFriday, Sept. 27, 6-8 pm Kids Pottery (ages 7-12), Saturdays, Sept. 7-28, 10 am-Noon, $75 Third Friday: Sept. 20: Browse the Millville Glasstown Arts District
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The Stan Sperlak and Victor Grasso exhibit will be on view at SOMA Gallery through September 22nd
CLAY COLLEGE CERAMIC ARTS STUDIO, Cumberland Co College 108 High Street, Millville, NJ 08332 phone: 856-765-0988 email@example.com www.cccnj.edu/claycollege/
CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE ART GALLERY 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012 Hours: Tues – Thurs: 1pm – 3pm Additional hours by request p: 856-227-7200; ext 4201 firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibit info: Communal Fire -Dates: Sept. 4- Sept. 26 Artists’ Reception: Sept. 25, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. Marion Spirn - Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 1 Artist’s Reception: Oct. 9, 5 p.m.-7p.m. Annual Faculty Exhibit Dates: Nov. 13-Dec. 13 Artists’ Reception: Nov. 13, 5 p.m.-7p.m.
WHEATON ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER – 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332 p: 800-998-4554 Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; www.wheatonarts.org Exhibit info: Through January 5, 2014 in the Museum of American Glass: Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Fellowship. In celebration of the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Program’s 30th Anniversary this invitational exhibit illustrates the wide variety of glass created by this diverse group of international artists Through January 5, 2014, Museum of American Glass: Celebrating 50 Years: American Studio Glass. This exhibit accompanies “Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Fellowship” by showcasing selected works made during the fellowship sessions of the featured artists. Through January 5, 2014, Museum of American Glass: Remembering Ginen: Haitian Vodou Bottles, Flags and Vévé. The exhibition’s major focus is on the artworks of the Haitian artist Kesler Pierre. Each of Kesler’s bottles is designed to incorporate the vévé, or symbol, associated with the individual lwa for whom it is intended. Kesler uses paint to present a contemporary artistic vision of the traditional beaded bottles. Through October 6, 2013, in the Gallery of Fine Craft: Reflections On Nature. This solo exhibition and sale will showcase the newest works by renowned artist Glenn Rudderow as he captures the beauty of the local Southern New Jersey landscape and its surrounding communities.
..GLOUCESTER COUNTY GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE ART GALLERY 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, p: 856415-2236 Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-3pm www.gccnj.edu Exhibit Info: Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Galllery College Center – Featuring artists: Dan
Dennison, Amanda McCutcheon, Diane Paul, Heather Raquel Phillips. Opening Reception, Friday, September 6, 2013, noon – 2pm. Show runs through Friday, October 11th.
…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, through August 6 Claire Elliott paintings Conant Hall, Lounge B Gallery, Call for information Conant Hall, Lounge B Gallery, Arts and Education Center in Monmouth County, NJ through Sept 11.
.PENNSYLVANIA. . …BERKS COUNTY…...... GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 201 Washington St. Reading, PA 610.374.4600 Hrs: Open Daily - 11am-7pm. www.goggleworks.org email: email@example.com Exhibition: Cohen Gallery - Social Studies: William Coupon - Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:30-7:30PM Exhibition: September13-November 10. Aerial Tapestry: PA´s Farmland and Natural Beauty, Blair Seitz Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:30-7:30PM Exhibition: September 13-November 10, 2013 - More than 40 large photographic prints show exciting views from Berks County and across the state. Blair is the photographer of 22 books, including Pennsylvania Tapestry, Views from the Air. Schmidt Gallery - David Gerbstadt: CHOOSE JOY! September 4-September 28, 2013 - This exhibit will run in conjunction with Gerbstadt’s three-day hands-on workshops for students, children and families to be held September 6, 7 and 8 at GoggleWorks. Student work created in the workshops will be displayed in an annex to the gallery. Please click the link to view and register for his offerings: http://www.goggleworks.org/visiting-artistworkshops-for-fall-2013
FREEDMAN GALLERY – Albright College 13th & Bern Streets, Reading, PA p: 610921-7541 fx; 610-921-7768 Hours: Tues 12-8pm, Wed-Fri 12-6pm,
September 2013 Listings Sat & Sun 12-4pm www.albright.edu/freedman
Exhibit Info: Through Sept 29th Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak Reception, Sunday, Sept1, 1pm – 4pm Exhibit features 20 original works by world renowned artitst and Holocaust survivor, Samuel Bak. Exhibit: Jeanne Verdoux, Mr. Bones &Friends – Sept 12th – October 13th Artist’s Lecture: Thursday, Sept.12th, 4pm – 5pm, Klein Hall Reception – Thurs., September 12th, 5 – 7pm 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: 5/25/13 – 9/14/13 – The Painters of Berks – Marking the centennial of the Reading Public Museum’s opening to the public and the beginnings of its collection of fine art, this exhibition features paintings by Berks County artists from the nineteenth and twentieth century.; 5/25/13 – 9/14/13 – 100 Years & Counting: The Reading Public Museum – Historical photographs, texts, and headlines from early newspaper clippings, and objects from the early days of the institution will be featured in the show.; 5/25/13 – 8/3/13 – Berks on Paper; 8/10/13 – 9/14/13 – Juliette Aristides: Observations; 9/21/13 – 1/12/14 – Carol Brown Goldberg Features a group of large paintings and a selection of recent small scale bronze sculpture.
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: Creative Hand, Discerning Heart: Form, Rhythm, Song Through September 29, 2013 The second exhibition celebrates the artist as designer and dancer, and art as movement and visual melody. These artists love line and the lyrical, and tend toward the abstract, pulling pattern and essence out of the natural confusion and disarray of the visual environment. Fred Beans Gallery – Harry Bertoia: Structure & Sound, through October 13th. Monoprints, jewelry, furniture, tonal and static sculptures from the Italian-born Pennsylvania artist known for his sounding sculptures and furniture for Knoll, Inc. Putman Smith Gallery—Nelson Shanks: A Brush with Reality through September 8th. Pfundt Gallery The Breath Within: Ceramic Sculpture by Marian Pritchard, through October 13th.
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BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUMU.S. Rte. 1 & Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA p: 610-388-2700 Hrs: Daily 9:30am4:30pm www.brndywinemuseum.org Exhibits: Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan – thru November 17th Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and MonheganB This exhibition examines the fascination that the island of Monhegan and its people held for both Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) and Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946). Kent and Wyeth’s paintings, when viewed together, depict a century’s worth of Monhegan life and landmarks. The exhibition will include examples of some of Wyeth’s most recent paintings and a number of works from his personal collection of Kent’s coastal views of the Monhegan headlands. Wyeth’s paintings, on the other hand, focus on the people who inhabit the island. The exhibition features oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and one of Kent’s sketchbooks from Monhegan. CHESTER CO. ART ASSOCIATION100 North Bradford Ave. West Chester PA p: 610-696-5600 fx: 610-918-1327 Hrs: Tues-Sat 9:30am-4pm Free www.chestercountyarts.org Note the schedule of exhibitions on our website. Fall Class Update - CCAA’s Fall classes for Adults start the week of September 23. Fall classes for Children/Teens start the week of Sept 30. Watercolor: Loosen Up to Tighten Up 3-day workshop on Sept. 10, 11 and 12 9am – 3pm each day / $150 This is a great workshop if you are a painter who typically works in a tight manner and wants to loosen up. A fun class geared for all levels.
Starting Friday, September 13 Annette Alessi offers her popular Paint Along workshop which runs for 4 weeks from 11:30am – 2:30pm each Friday. Cost is $120. Beginner through Intermediate. One-day Saturday Workshop September 14 - Intro to Papermaking, 1-4pm / $40 Come and learn the basics of creating paper from a variety of materials, from coarse thick papers for collaging, to delicate papers for note writing. Teens welcome. And for Kids - A Saturday morning workshop: Summer Rewind Saturday, September 14, 10:30am – 12:30pm 6 – 9 years / $30 Have fun with Miss Carol's favorite projects from the summer for one more hoorah! Materials fee is included in the tuition. Call 610/696-5600 to register over the phone CCAA 2013 Invitational Exhibition Gala Cocktail Party - Save the Date: Friday, September 6 (6-10pm). Join CCAA for our biggest fund-raiser
of the year, the Gala Cocktail Party to open the annual Invitational Exhibition Tickets required: $125. Please call CCAA at 610/696-5600 x13 to purchase tickets. Proceeds benefit CCAA's Capital Campaign / Building Fund.
PHOENIX VILLAGE ART CENTER – 207 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA p: 610-983-9430 fx: 610-983-9431: Gallery hours are 12-5pm Mon-Thurs, 128 Fri, 12 to 6 Sat. www.phoenixvillageartcenter.org and www.upstairsstudioartists.com Exhibit Info: Connections: Kelly Swenson Mosaicist, Sculptor & Tile Maker www.stonesthrowstudios.com First Friday Opening: Friday S September 6th from 6:00-9:00pm Coffee Talk Sunday, September 15th from 12:00-2:00 Go to meetup.com to register for this event
Beauty Art Gallery Newtown Square, PA Presents …
Still Life * Florals * Pines * Birds * Other Animals September 7 - 29, 2013
Artist Opening Reception 5 to 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 7th View and purchase art and artful objects, enjoy light refreshments and wine. Shop local, shop handmade. 3857 Providence Rd. (near West Chester Pike) Newtown Square PA T: 610-353-4569 www.beautyartgallery.net/
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
Closed July 4 – 6 and will reopen July 8th www.communityartscenter.org Classes – Adult Fall Classes: Register for fall classes and workshops in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, photography, music, and yoga – NEW for fall – Greener Partners (operates Hillside Farm on Elwyn’s Media campus) at the CAC – Lost Art Workshops including canning and preserving, beer making and natural dyes Wait, Don’t Scrap That! Come learn creative and inventive ways to reuse and preserve your food scraps. Tuesday September 24, 6 -9 p.m. Children Fall Classes: Now taking reservations for Art Start Pre-School, Lucky Charms afternoon arts enrichment program and After-School and Weekend ART Adventures- Plus Teen Workshops – Teen Sketch Club and Fashion is Art. Duke Gallery Through September 13th “Michael P. Rocco, A Retrospective of Watercolor Paintings, 1947-2013” Featuring 60 paintings from Michael P. Rocco’s prolific body of work Duke Gallery Exhibit Opening – Artists Equity Select Show September 22nd ,2 – 4 p.m. Through October 25th - Stairwell Gallery Exhibit Opening - Students of Olga Neilsen in the: Study of the Figure and Facial Features Sept 22nd 2 – 4 p.m. Lounge Gallery Exhibit Opening – Fall Semester Featured Teachers, 2D Gail Herring & 3D Kate White Sept. 22nd, 2 – 4 p.m. BeaDazzle Gallery Wall Exhibit Opening - Cynthia Murray Sept. 22nd, 2 – 4 p.m. Special Events Friday Night Live Concert – Live music and live art - Featuring music by Greg Davis & Friends and Perry Loatman and art by Sally Paynter 7 – 10 p.m. Sept 13th $15 at the door, $10 for CAC members Tri-State Jazz Society Concert, 2 – 5 p.m., September 15th Clay Fun on Friday with Carol Seymour, 7 - 9:30 p.m. September 20 Taste of Media Event: A sampling of festival food created by some of Media’s finest culinary talents 6 – 10 p.m. - $75 September 26th Community Arts Center’s 11th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival State Street in Media, PA, Handcrafted fine art, artist demos, kids’ activities, art raffle, live music 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Rain or Shine – Free September 28th
DARLINGTON ARTS CENTER – 977 Shavertown Rd., Boothwyn, PA p: 610-358-3632 fx: 610-358-2018 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Clsd Sun firstname.lastname@example.org www.darlingtonarts.org Hashanah Workshop: Thurs, September 5. Students ages 7-12 will put on a play from start to finish in one day! $48. Preregistration required.
Ballroom Dance Workshop: 3 Sundays, Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6. Beginners welcome! Pre-registration required. Saturday, September 21: Charlie Phillips Coffee House Concert: Singer/songwriter Charlie Phillips blends a variety of genres including rock, soul, folk, and blues to create an eclectic style and fresh sound. Free coffee, tea, and desserts. BYOB – corkscrew provided! Purchase tickets online at www.darlingtonarts.org or call (610) 358-3632 Saturday, September 21: Leslie & Lois Ehrin – Gallery Opening - Browse beautiful oils & watercolors and meet the artists. Free wine and cheese!
...LANCASTER COUNTY. CHRISTIANE DAVID GALLERY 112 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 Phone: 717/293-0809; or email: FineArt@ChristianeDavid.com www.christianedavid.com As the month of September approaches, we look forward to cooler less humid weather, but many of us really don’t like to see the lush beauty of summer pass. Christiane David also likes to hold on to the bountiful colors of the season as long as she can, so this month she will be featuring a collection of paintings that will help us remember the richness of summer as it turns into fall. Regardless of season, David never disappoints lovers of art with her unique spontaneous impressionistic style and use of bold color. Regular gallery hours during the month of Sept. are Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fridays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on the first Friday of the month 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, please contact Christiane David at 717-293-0809.
LANCASTER COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, PA 17579 p:717-687-7061 Hrs: Wed-Sun 1pm-5pm All exhibits are www.lcaaonline.org Free, open to the public & handicapped accessible. Lancaster County Art Association will have the Fall Member show in Strasburg in September. Each category will have awards and this will include the twice annual Myrtle Trembley Award for Watercolor Excellence. Mid September also launches the instructional programs in Strasburg. Check the website for details of all classroom options. LCAA Downtown is sprucing up the Orange St. location for even more fantastic artwork. Current show runs through September.
September 2013 Listings PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN -
1st Fridays 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm www.mainlineframing.com
204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA p: 717-396-7833 Gallery hours: MondayFriday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat, 9am – 5pm, closed Sundays & Holidays. www.pcad.edu/maingallery. All events are free and open to the public; College is handicapped accessible
Exhibit Info: Our September First Friday Show will feature artwork by Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian. Come check out the beautiful work of this talented oil painter. We are celebrating five years of First Friday Art Shows, and we want to show our appreciation for everyone who has come to our shows. The opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on Friday September 6th, 2013 and will include refreshments and light fare. The artwork will be shown and for sale the entire month of September. Come celebrate with us and check out the amazing art!
Exhibit Info: September 6: First Friday opening of the 5th annual Mosaic Project at PCA&D, featuring Laylah Ali and Gerald Cyrus. Artist talk by Cyrus at 4 p.m.; gallery reception 5 - 9 p.m.; "Meet the Artist" 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Details at pcad.edu/mosaic September 28, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Admissions Open House. Learn about PCA&D’s all-new BFA program, Digital Media. With this degree, graduates can pursue careers as 2-D and 3-D animators, motion graphics designers, special effects creators for film and television, and more. PCA&D also offers BFA degrees in fine art, illustration, graphic design and photography. Info at www.pcad.edu/openhouse.
DELAWARE VALLEY ART LEAGUE Board Invitational Show at Penn Medicine @Radnor September 7- December 7 2013, 250 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087 Board Invitational Show at Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion, September 7November 2, 2013, 825 Old Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 ARTISTS CALL: NEW OPPORTUNITIES - DVAL Juried Members Art ExhibitionOct. 20, 2013- Nov. 23, 2013– Wayne Art Center. Juror, Moe Brooker, past chair of Mayor’s Commission of the Arts in Philadelphia, Opening Reception: Oct. 20, 3-5 PM Winter Show- Nov. 2, 2013 - Feb. 1, 2014The new permanent venue at Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion, 130 South Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Juror, Yvonne Love, Assistant Professor of Art at Penn State University- Abington Applicants can apply for membership when they apply for the exhibitions. Check dates of jurying on our website. DVAL, founded in 1947, is a non-profit association of professional artists that exists to promote interest in the fine arts within the community & to advance the skill and creativity of its membership. Check for more exhibits, workshops. opportunities and information about membership: www.delawarevalleyartleague.com LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delawarevalleyartleague
THE GREAT FRAME UP302 West Lancaster Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 p: 610-687-3060 fx: 610-995-2215 Hrs: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Wed. 10am-9pm,
LAWRENCE GALLERY – Rosemont College 1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont PA p: 610-526-2967 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; and weekends by appointment. http://www.rosemont.edu/news/detail.aspx?pageacti on=ViewSinglePublic&LinkID=751&ModuleID=19
www.rosemont.edu/news Exhibit: Opening Reception: September 12, 2013, 4-6:30 p.m., Gallery Talk at 4:30 p.m. 1. Jonathan Beer, 2. Sandra Gottlieb, 3. Martin Weinstein The exhibition was organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates
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.mainlineart.org Lots of Free pkg. Exhibit Info: Main Line Art Center is proud to announce the Exhibitions in the Community Program, which places the work of its accomplished artists in libraries, hospitals, and other community settings. Launched this spring, the new program grew out of the Art Center’s mission of making art more accessible by creating meaningful partnerships with local business and organizations across the community. Look for the work of the following Main Line Art Center artists in our community: Lori F. Banks at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology (569 W. Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041): Through October 5 Linda Dubin Garfield, Mary Kane, and Rona Satten at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bodine Lobby (130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010): Through September 22 Monique Lazard and Elaine Lisle at The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (10 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010) Fall Session at Main Line Art Center Main Line Art Center is now registering for Fall Session 1 Programs (beginning Sept. 16) at community partner locations and Session 2 Programs (beginning Nov. 11) at the newly renovated Main Line Art Center. Visit www.mainlineart.org to view classes and register online, or call
610.525.0272. Save the date for our grand reopening on Saturday, Nov. 9!
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: Fireside Gallery September Artist of the Month, Betsy Miraglia. Exhibit at Westchester University. We are proud to show her collages in our Fireside Gallery from September 16th through October 20th. She will give a talk at 2:00 on Saturday September 21st followed by a wine and cheese reception until 5:00. The public and those interested in her work are invited to hear about her process and meet the artist. 816 S. Valley Forge Rd. Devon. www.mluc.org for more information. Hrs. are 9:00 to 4:30 Mon thru Fri, and 9:00 to 2:00 on Sunday. Contact Mary Kane at 484-3418014 for information. Betsy Rogge Miraglia graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA. She has been a professional printmaker and papermaker for over 35 years and has works in numerous corporate and private collections. Miraglia is a member of the Guild of Papermakers, Artist Equity, American Color Print Society, National Collage Society, and the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists, Surface Design Association, and the Friends of Dard Hunter.
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: University Gallery - Merion Hall Through September 20 "Seeing is Hearing" Sculpture and Drawings by Philadelphia artist, Tom Bendtsen Reception: Thursday, Sept 5, 6-8 pm September 27 - November 1, 2013 "Or something like it" Paintings and Drawings by Deborah Zlotsky (Closed for Fall Break October 14, 15) Boland Hall Student and Alumni Gallery "Daisies for Days" Paintings by alumnus Phil DiWilliams August 26 - Sept 30, 2013 Reception: Friday, Sept. 27, 6-8 pm
MALVERN RETREAT HOUSE
McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center 315 S. Warren Ave, Malvern, PA 19355 To learn more ArtShow2014 details, visit our website at
Malvern Retreat House Organizes ArtShow2014, Featuring Various Art Pieces Under One Roof
Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of juried artwork on display at Malvern Retreat House’s ArtShow2014, featuring original works of art from more than 100 local professional artists in various media: painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and glasswork. Date and Time: ArtShow2014 will run from Wednesday, January 29 to Sunday, February 2, with hours Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday hours are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Admission is free, and is open to the public. Each piece of artwork is available for purchase; a portion of the sales will benefit Malvern Retreat House. There is no PA sales tax, and 35% of all artwork is tax deductible. Special Event at ArtShow2014: Complimentary Wine and Cheese Reception, Friday, January 31: All are invited to attend the Friday Night Social, to be held Friday, January 31, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., featuring a complimentary wine and cheese reception, and a chance to meet some of the artists and fellow art enthusiasts. About Malvern Retreat House Owned and operated by Catholic lay leadership since 1912, Malvern is the oldest and largest Catholic retreat house in the country— hosting 20,000 people annually at 250 retreats on 125 acres in beautiful Chester County. We invite you to come to Malvern to reflect, refresh and rejoice in your faith. To find an evening, weekday or weekend spiritual retreat that's right for you, call 610-644-0400 or visit us online at MalvernRetreat.com
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. In our Davenport Gallery: 2013 Faculty Exhibition - September 15 – October 12, 2013, Mon- Fri, 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm. The Annual Faculty Exhibition and Sale of Original Paintings and Sculptures by Wayne Art Center Teachers. Opening Reception: Sunday, Sept,.15, 3-5 pm. Free and open to the public. In our ESCS Gallery: 2013 Fall Members Exhibition September 15 – November 12, 2013, Mon- Fri, 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm. The Annual Fall Members’ Exhibition and Sale of Original Paintings and Sculptures by Wayne Art Center Members. Opening Reception: Sunday, September 15, 3-5 pm. Free and open to the public. In our ESCS Gallery Shops: Gallery Shops: Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and Sat 9am – 4pm New Lecture Series: HomeGrown L3 The Economy and the Business Climate along the Route30 Corridor - Jack Brennan, former Chairman and CEO of The Vanguard Group and Frederick C. “Ted” Peters, Chairman and CEO, Bryn Mawr Trust Company. September 26, 7:30-9:00 pm - $65 member/$75 non-member Series of 5 Lectures, $15 in advance / $20 per person at the door
Cuisine Demos: Tasting and Demo with Raw Can Roll Café; September 25, 2013, 6:30 -8:30pm, $25 Classes & Workshops: Adult Classes for Fall 2013 begin September 16th Children’s Classes(ages 2-16) for Fall 2013 begin September 23rd. Evening and weekend classes for ages 5- Teens 15+ are welcomed into our adult-teen and adult classes. NEW: Art Sprouts Preschool enrichment classes: - new program especially for Preschooler’s. Art Sprouts: Preschool Arts Enrichment . Classes meet one or two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30AM11:30AM in Studios 4 and 5. Painting Workshop Four Fridays Classic Materials: Modern Approach with Ernie Norcia - Use of Egg Tempura under Oil Fridays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2013,10am-3:00pm - $400 member / $450 non-member Music Lessons: Weekly private music lessons are available. Facility Rentals: Wayne Art Center offers a beautiful venue to accommodate a wide range of events for individuals, corporations and organizations.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (MCGOPA) Interested in joining MCGOPA? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, "LIKE" MCGOPA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcgopa for exciting art. "ANNUAL FALL JURIED SHOW" Juror: Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director & CEO at James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA Exhibit Dates: September 28, 2013 thru October 26, 2013 FREE Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5-7pm Venue: SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Building 800 Schuylkill River Road; (Rte. 23 W. between Rtes. 202 & 320) Conshohocken, PA 19438 MCGOPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Maria Solomon, President / Greg Hunt, Gallery Director / Lucretia Coleman, Public Relations / For more info, visit www.MCGOPA.org
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 for a brochure or go online for our fall lineup: Felicia Foster! Howard Watson! Diane Maurer! Demonstrations, Open Workshops and more...
September 2013 Listings NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES
– The Community Art Gallery
420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA p: 610-758-3615 www.luag.org Exhibits: Lehigh University Art Galleries/Museum: Rauch Business Center Gallery – Thru December 13th. Faces, Printmaking from the LUAG Teaching Collection. Works by Leonard Baskin, Graham Ovenden, Joseph Hirsch, Alex Kats, Carlos Lizama, and Luis Cruz Azaceta Dubois Gallery, Maginnes Hall – Thru December 13th. Time & Place: Photography from the LUAG Teaching Collection. Works by Lou Stoumen, Robert Doisneau, Laurence Salzmann, William Coupon, Garry Winegrand, Danny Lyon, and Peggy Fleming. Prested as par of Lehigh Valley Photography Mont in conjunction with ArtsQuest’s inVision Photo Frestival, Novermber 2013. Through December 8: Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center: Anthony Viscardi: Tracing Time to Measure Space - New Drawings and Constructions. Reception & Gallery Talk, Saturday, September 7th, 5 – 7pm
Greater Norristown Art League offersBeginner to Advanced Adult classes in Watercolor, Pastels, and Acrylic/Oil & Children’s Sat. Classes Fall Registration Now Open Plein Air Wkshp - Doug Tweddale September 7, Saturday, 10am-3pm (rain date Sept. 8, Sunday) Monthly Meeting September 10, Tuesday, 7pm Jim McFarlane, President of American Watercolor Society, An audiovisual presentation of the 2013 AWS Annual Exhibition Free and Open to the Public What’s New at GNAL September 15, Sunday, 2pm Preview of upcoming US National Parks Tour. Other events discussed will include AWS trip to NYC, new GNAL classes, upcoming workshops, Einstein exhibits, October Art Show at Einstein Montgomery Medical Arts Building Deadline for jurying entries – Sunday, Sept. 15 Annual Fall Show
September 20, Friday, 7-9pm Opening Reception
September 21-22, Sat. & Sun. Gallery Hours 12-5pm Juror: Jean Uhl Spicer For information call 610-539-3393 or visit gnal.org 800 W. Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA
A Collaborative Art Gallery in Bustling Jenkintown Showcasing Local Artists, Workshops and Gifts Art Events in the Gallery "First Wednesday" of Each Month September 4th Celebration of Music, Dance and Art 6:00-9:00 September 15th Preview Party for the Festival of Arts In Jenkintown 5:00-8:00 September 22nd Jenkintown Festival of the Arts Jenkintown Town Square 12:30-6:30 All Sales Support Local Charities www.theartof.it www.facebook.com/TheArtOfItJenkintown 315 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 215-935-6948 HOURS: Monday & Tuesday: By Appointment Only Wed-Saturday: 11 – 7, Sunday: 11-5
1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Phila. PA p: 215-563-6417. Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm www.philafound.org Exhibit info:I Contain Multitudes Perspectives from People Experiencing Homelessness An exhibition featuring work by participants in Depaul USA’s art programs. Depaul shares the stories of people experiencing homelessness to aid in understanding and solving the problem. This exhibit features work from projects exploring identity and autobiography through different media. Exhibition open Wed., Sept. 18, 2013 through Jan. 24th, Groups wishing to tour the exhibit during business hours may contact Maggi Kirk: email@example.com, 215-863-8105
…PHILADELPHIA.. …CENTER CITY…___ PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB 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. 2013 Large Format Open Juried Exhibition September 13 to October 10 Reception: Sunday, September 15 , 2 to 4 PM Philustration Show Open Juried Exhibition October 18 to November 8 Delivery Dates October 12 & 13 1PM to 5PM At the club See Website for Prospectus Visit above website for life, clothed model and print workshop schedules.
PENNSYLVANIA GUILD FINE CRAFT FAIR
RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 1800 Walnut St, Philadelphia p: 215-579-5997 Show Hrs: Fri&Sat 11-6:30pm, Sun 11-5pm. www.pacrafts.org/october Fine Craft Fair at Rittenhouse Square October 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will bring its signature premier Fine Craft Fair, featuring 140 of its very finest craft artists, to downtown Philadelphia on October 11, 12 & 13, 2013. Individual canopy tents line the sidewalks surrounding the park featuring American-made artisan furniture, jewelry, ceramics, wearable art and more.
Designs". Opening reception: Sunday, September 8, 2013, from noon to 3:00 P.M. MRAC is located at 419 Green Lane (rear), Philadelphia, PA 19128. The public is invited to partake of light refreshments and meet the artists. This show runs through Sunday, September 29th. Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. For more information see MRAC’s website: mrartcenter.org or telephone 215. 482.3363.
Also in September, Laurel Hill Cemetery and MRAC will present Spoon River Anthology, as part of the 2013 Philly Fringe Festival. Local actors, poets and artists will perform recitations from Edgar Lee Masters’ haunting masterpiece in the cemetery. Evening performance: Sat. Sept. 7 at 6:00 P.M. Matinee: Sun. Sept 8 at 2:00 P.M. Rain date Sun. Sept. 15 at 2:00 P.M. Advance reservations requested. General admission tickets: $20 each for the evening performance and $15 for the matinee and can be purchased at the door or at the Fringe Festival Box Office at www.livearts-fringe.com. Ticket holders check in at Laurel Hill Cemetery Gatehouse, 3822 Ridge Ave., Phila., PA 19132 and can bring their own blankets, beach chairs, snacks & beverages. Media contacts are Gwen Kaminski, Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215. 228.8200, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Peter Krok, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, at 610. 789.4692, MacPoet1@aol.com
1616 Latimer St (Center City) Solo Show: Artist, Ed Bronstein The show marks the Twentieth Anniversary of Ed Bronstein’s first solo show - which was held at the Cosmopolitan Club in 1993! There will be an Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday September 20, to which all friends, collectors, and general public are invited. To contact Ed Bronstein call 215-732-7811 www.edbronstein.com .
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 Visit website for information on exhibits, lectures, events & classes: www.woodmereartmuseum.org Exhibit info: Ongoing: Classes an Ongoing: Classes and workshops for adults, teens and children. Information and schedules online. Ongoing through Sept 2: In Front of Strangers, I Sing: 72nd Annual Juried Exhibitions. Featuring the works of artists living within 50 miles of the Museum, exploring contemporary themes and ideas within the arts of Philadelphia. Juried by artists Dona Nelson and Rubens Ghenov. Through October 20: The Dream at 50: A Tribute to MLK. Artworks by Philadelphia school children selected as semifinalists in a national competition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Through October 26: The Poker Game and Its Circle. On the first Sunday of every month for fifty years, a group of artists in Philadelphia has been meeting to play poker and share ideas about art and life. This exhibition explores the anniversary of this game and the work of the artists depicted in "The Poker Game" by Larry Day.
…MANAYUNK COUNTY MANAYUNK –ROXBOROUGH ART CENTER 419 Green Lane(rear), between Mitchell & Pechin Sts., Phila PA, 19128 Exhibit: “Albert Aldinger's Drawings and Sketches, and Karen Elliot's Creative
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: September 4th through September 29th Muse Gallery will exhibit works by Philadelphia painter and digital media artist GEORGE SHINN. The Muse Gallery is the longest cooperatively run gallery in Philadelphia. Opening Reception: First Friday, September 6th, 5-8 pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5pm Hours by Appointment
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 Exhibit Info: Jason Rhoades, Four Roads September 18-December 29, 2013 www.facebook.com/ICAPhiladelphia Twitter: @ICAPhiladelphia
Week of Sunday, September 1, 2013
September 2013 Listings
Rittenhouse Square 9th Annual Fine Art Show
September 20-22, 2013 Friday 11-7 pm • Saturday 11-6 pm • Sunday 11-5 pm Over 140 regional & nationally recognized artists will
Circle the Square
18th & Walnut Sts. rittenhousesquareart.org or 610-299-1343
Sunday, September 1 Freedman Gallery – Albright College, 1 – 4pm, Reading, PA
Friday, September 13 Ocean City Art Center, 7 – 8:30, Ocean City, NJ
Thursday, September 5 St. Joseph’s University, 6 – 8pm, Merion Station, PA
Sunday, Sunday 15 Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 2 – 4pm, Cheltenham, PA Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2 – 4pm, Phila., PA Wayne Art Center, 3 – 5pm, Wayne, PA
Friday, September 6 Blue Streak Gallery, 5 – 8pm, Wilmington, DE Gloucester County College Art Gallery, Noon – 2pm, Sewell, NJ Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 5 -9 pm, Lancaster,PA The Great Frame Up, 5 – 8pm, Wayne, PA The Muse Gallery, 5 – 8pm, Phila., PA Phoenix Village Art Center, 6 – 9pm, Phoenixville, PA Saturday, September 7 Lehigh University Art Galleries, 5 – 7pm, Bethlehem, PA The Beauty Art Gallery, 5 – 8pm, Newtown Square, PA Sunday, September 8 Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Noon – 3pm, Phila., PA Thursday, September 12 Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, 7 – 9pm, Marlton, NJ Freedman Gallery, 5 – 7pm, Reading, PA Goggleworks Center for the Arts, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Reading, PA Lawrence Gallery, 4 – 6:30pm, Rosemont, PA
Friday, September 20 Cosmopolitan Club, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Phila., PA Saturday, September 21 Darlington Arts Center, 6 – 8pm Boothwyn, PA Sunday, September 22 Community Arts Center, 2 – 4pm, Wallingford, PA Wednesday, September 25 Camden County College Art Gallery, 5 – 7pm, Blackwood, NJ Friday, September 27 Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, 6 – 8pm, Phila., PA Saturday, September 28 Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, 5 – 7pm, Conshohocken, PA Sunday, September 29 Richard Stockton College, 5 – 6:30pm, Galloway, NJ