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“Daddy Tattoo” (2005). Slide projection, archival inkjet print, color photostatic copy, and online image. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. On view in the exhibition “Zoe Strauss: Ten Years” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jan. 14 to April 22.


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_January 2012 Listings__________________________________ …DELAWARE COUN .NEW CASTLE COUNTY.. THE BLUE STREAK GALLERY 1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington DE, 19806 p: 302-429-0506. Extended Holiday Hours: Mon-Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat 10am5pm; Sun noon-4pm. Email: Bluestreakgallery@gmail.com Exhibit Info: Through Jan 7, 2012 – Two Exhibitions: ANNUAL HOLIDAY JEWELRY SHOW, featuring Sasha Lickle, Pam Levin, and Maxine Rosenthal A DRAWING SHOW – “KRISTINA”: featuring Lisa Bartolozzi, Kory Berrett, Mark Bockrath, Yolanda Chetwynd, J. Richie Garrison, Kristina Marie Elllura Goverts, Katrina Greene, Clair Haik, Grace Isabel, Daniel Jackson, Maureen Kamerick, Emelie Keim, Claire Kincade, Kurt Knobelsdorf, Meinrad Leckie, Geraldine McKeown, Cynthia McGrellis, Pal Metrinko, E.M. Saniga, Bill Shimek, Steve Tanis, and Greg Watson .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 Exhibit Info: Through Jan 8, 2012: Anne Trutt – Luminosities. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibit features sculpture and works on paper by Anne Truitt. Through Mar 4th, 2012: Howard Pyle – American Master Rediscovered. In celebration of the centenary of the death of the American artist and illustrator, Howard Pyle, the Delaware Art Museum presents a comprehensive retrospective exhibition. Through Jan 8th, 2012: This exhibit presents various works by members of the Studio Group, Inc., and association of artists founded in Wilmington in 1935. Through Jan 8 , 2012: Howard Pyle Masterpieces in Miniature. Regional miniaturists create three-dimensional interpretations of works of art. th

Through Jan 15th, 2012: Artists of the Studio Group. Exhibition will include about 40 works of art, showcasing a selection of members’ styles, media, and subject matter. The Studio Group is part of the Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series, which encourages community involvement in the creation of exhibitions. Starting Jan 28th 2012: A Secret Book of Designs: The Burne-Jones Flower Book.

…NEW JERSEY….... .…ATLANTIC COUNTY…... RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NJ

101 Vera King Farris Dr. Galloway, NJ 082050, p. 609-652-4505 New Stockton College Art Gallery is open Jan. 17 through Feb 22. Inaugural exhibitions feature work by the visual arts faculty. Free and open to public.

BURLINGT0NCOUNTY… 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: 856-9857555 www.cfasnj.com

Exhibit info: Burlington County High School Students’ Exhibition, Jan 9 – 30. Reception Thursday, Jan 12 from 7pm – 9pm.

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MARKEIM ART CENTER 104 Walnut Street, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 p: 856-429-8585 Markeim@verizon.net www.markeimartscenter.org Call or email us for info on classes, exhibits & performances Exhibit Info: January 3 – January 28 Markeim Arts Center Member/Faculty Art Exhibition January 6 - Opening Reception – Members Exhibition January 30 - Winter Classes begin January 31 - February 25 Haddonfield Photo Show – In the Eye of the Beholder February 3 Opening Reception – Photo Exhibition February 28 - March-31 - The Artist Cultural Exchange Art Exhibition March 2 - Opening Reception – Artist Cultural Exchange Exhibition ”

…CAPE MAY COUNTY…. OCEAN CITY ARTS CENTER – 1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City, NJ p: 609-399-7628 fx: 609-399-6145 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-3pm www.oceancitryartscenter.org admission Free; parking available in adjacent lot Exhibit Info: Ocean City artist Christine Lockwood McPartland will exhibit her paintings at the Ocean City Arts Center January 2 through January 31. Ms. McPartland works in pastels, watercolor and acrylics. A reception to Meet the Artist will be held Friday, January 13, 7pm to 8:30 pm Ms. McPartland, a painter for more than two decades, works from her Ocean City studio and paints with fellow artists at the Lance Balderson studio in Seaville, New Jersey. Winter classes begin January 9.

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Ave,. Stone Harbor, NJ p: 609-368-6361 wrgsh@comcast.net www.williamris.com Presenting: Jane Harley’s Knot Play Nancy Tankersley Introducing: Ken Karlic Jane Mcgraw Teubner

Competition: Digital Works. The purpose is to showcase works that are created through digital processes, display distinctive characteristics of the digital, and reflect on the language and aesthetics of digital media. Exhibition dates: June 22 – July 18th, 2012. Entries must be postmarked by April 7th.

…MERCER COUNTY…... EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE – 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ, All exhibits are Free to the public. Hrs: MonFri 9am-4pm p: 609-921-9000

Open daily

Exhibit Info: Brodsky Gallery, Chauncey Conference Center – Nancy Ori Photography with mixed media and pastels through Jan 13.

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Lounge B Gallery, Conant Hall – Three woman show – Leah Macdonald, Hope Kahn and Jamie Gordon Encaustic photography through Jan.

CLAY COLLEGE CERAMIC ARTS STUDIO - Cumberland County College 108 High Street, Millville, NJ 08332 phone: 856-765-0988 jsandro@cccnj.edu www.cccnj.edu/claycollege/ Exhibit Info: Student Show, reception Jan 20, 6-9pm. Classes: Intro to Pottery, Jan 12-March 1, Thursdays 10-12 noon or 6-8pm. Advanced Pottery, Jan 11-Feb 29, Wednesdays 6-9pm. Coil Pot, Jan 14, Saturday 2-4pm. Pottery Wheel, Jan 28 Saturday 2-4pm. Hearts & Crafts, Feb 11, Saturday 2-4pm. Third Friday, Jan 20: Browse the Millville Glasstown Arts District.

..GLOUCESTER COUNTY GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE ART GALLERY 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, p: 856-4152236 Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-3pm www.gccnj.edu Exhibit Info: Annual Gloucester County College Student Art Exhibit, featuring Drawings, paintings, photographs, pottery, digital art. Show runs through January 18, 2012

..OCEAN COUNTY…..…. LONG BEACH ISLAND FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES – 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, NJ p: 609-494-1241 Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-3pm, www.lbifoundation.org Exhibit Info: LBIF’s National Juried Competition: Digital Works. LBIF encourages emerging artists as well as those with established reputations to participate in the National Juried

CPENNSYLVANIA. . …BERKS COUNTY…...... GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 201 Washington St. Reading, PA 610.374.4600 Hrs: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 11am7pm. First Thurs 5pm-8pm. Second Sun 11am-4pm | www.goggleworks.org email: pr@goggleworks.org Cohen Gallery; Big Draw January 6 – February 19, 2012 Opening Reception: First Friday, January 6, 5:30-7:30pm

from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Philips Collection and the Palmer Art Museum of Penn State University will be included. Mondays, 4pm, Afterschool Art Program, $5 per child Sat, Jan 7th, 10:30am-Noon, Art Market for families and Kids, $5 per child Starting Thursday, Jan 26th: Day Job; Twenty emerging artists included in the “Viewing Program” registry of The Drawing Center, New York, explore the relationship between their day jobs and their creative practice. Lecture by curator, Nina Katchadourian, at 6 p.m. in Klein Hall.

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM 500 Museum Rd., Reading, PA p: 610371-5850 fx: 610-375-5632 Wed, Thurs, Sat 11am-5pm; Fri 11am-8pm; Sun noon5pm www.readingpublicmuseum.org Exhibit Info: Through January 22, 2012 – Andrew Orth: Directing Hollywood – This photo exhibition is a collection of more than twenty internationally renowned television, photography and film directors taken over the last 15 years. Includes: Steven Zaillian (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Schindler's List), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Fighter), John Dahl (Shameless, Californication) and others. Through January 29, 2012 – American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony – Features, for the first time, one of The Museum’s greatest strengths from its permanent collection. Includes 75 oil paintings and nearly 30 works on paper dating from the 1880s through the 1940s. Artists include William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Julian Alden Weir, John Twachtman, Chauncey Ryder, Frank W. Benson, William Paxton, Abbott Thayer, Guy Wiggins, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Colin Campbell Cooper, Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield, among others.

Surrealism in 2012: Toward the World of the Fifth Sun January 6–February 19, 2012 | Cohen Gallery. Opening Reception: First Friday, January 6, 5:30-7:30 pm The show is curated by Joseph Jablonski. Schmidt Gallery The Truth May Be Hidden but It Will Always Appear, Michael Felcher - Jan. 6th – Jan. 28th Opening:1st Fri, Jan 6, 5:30 – 7:30pm

…BUCKS COUNTY…..... DOYLESTOWN ART LEAGUE www.doylestownartleague.com p: 215-348-2166 fx: 215-2301799 Membership: 215-997-9573 Classes: 215-257-7190 Exhibit info: On Jan 5th the Doylestown Art League will host Joe Devito, whose lifelong love of dinosaurs began with his first viewing of King Kong and has led to a career in illustration and sculpting.

FREEDMAN GALLERY – Albright College

JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM

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 Exhibit Info: Through Jan 8th, 2012: Richard Hamwi: Journey: Solo Exhibition features work from his sabbatical, fall 2010, as well as earlier drawings that provide insight into the evolution of his work. Collages on loan

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 Painterly Voice: Bucks County’s Fertile Ground, Through April 1, 2012, brings together more than 200 of Bucks County’s finest works. Paintings by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, Robert Spencer and other Bucks County painters.


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_January 2012 Listings__________________________________ Starting Jan. 14th: Marvis Smith: Hidden Realities. Samples a range of Smith’s work, including both paintings and works on paper as well as figurative images, sill lifes, and her most recent images of twisted tree branches. Smith will present a gallery talk Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.

…CHESTER COUNTY... . BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUMU.S. Rte. 1 & Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA p: 610-388-2700 Hrs: Daily 9:30am4:30pm www.brandywinemuseum.org Exhibit Info: A Brandywine Christmas Through January 8, 2012. The museum celebrates the season with fabulous holiday displays including an extensive Ogauge model railroad, antique dolls from the collection of Ann Wyeth McCoy, an elaborate Victorian dollhouse, and thousands of whimsical “critter” ornaments on holiday trees. New this year is a display featuring Ann Wyeth McCoy’s adult-sized (8 x 10 x 9 ½’) dollhouse. (Note: The museum is closed Christmas Day. The museum will remain open until 6 p.m. December 26-30.) Exhibit Info: Comic Catharsis: Cartoons by William Steig, Jan. 21 through March 11. Best known as the creator of Shrek, Steig first achieved fame for his cartoons and covers for The New Yorker. The exhibition will feature over 100 works donated to the Brandywine River Museum in 2010 by Jeanne Steig from the artist’s estate, as well as selected works for children on loan from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and private collections.

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 Please note the schedule of exhibitions on our website West Chester: Through Feb. 24 – Contemporary Non-Juried show and Bob Lott Photography solo show; opening Thursday Jan 12th, 5-8 p.m., admission free. Gallery hours: Tues – Sat, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. th

Exton Square Studio: Through Feb 29th – Year of the Dragon, Chinese Photography. Opening Jan 19th, 5-8 p.m., admission free. Hours: Wed / Thurs, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 11 – 5.

PHOENIX VILLAGE ART CENTER – 207 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA p: 610-983-9430 fx: 610-983-9431 Gallery Hrs: Mon & Sun closed; Tues.Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri noon-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm phxvillage@verizon.net www.phoenixvillageartcenter.org

Exhibit Info: Quilt Show January 6th through January 31st 2012 A collection of quilts by local artists Including: Eileen Frankil . Joanne Gardner . Linda Garthe . Linda Glass . Linda Hamel . Takoko Piki . Jane Russell Opening Reception Friday January 6th, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm

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Saturday, January 7th from 3-5pm. The art will be on exhibit through Monday, Jan 30th Jan 13, Printmaking for Teens Workshop Jan 13, Dancing with Disney Workshop Jan 14, Tips for Travel Photography Workshop Jan 21, Anne Martindale Williams, Cello Master Class Jan 30, Winter/Spring Classes Begin – Music, Art, Dance, Drama & Fitness

COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER –

DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE –

414 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford, PA : 610-566-1713 Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-noon. Closed Sun www.communityartscenter.org

901 s. Media Line Rd., Media (Media & Newtown Sq.) p: 610-359-5014 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. www.dccc.edu/gallery

Exhibit Info: Winter Adult Classes: Painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, photography, music, and yoga. Register online at www.communityartscenter.org or call office for information: 610-566-1713. Winter Classes begin Jan 9th. Duke Gallery: Jan 8th – Feb 3rd; Focused Ambiguity Photography Exhibit featuring Susan Abrams, Rachel Zimmerman and Tasha Doremus. Opening 2pm-4pm. Lounge Gallery: John Benigno & Carol Seymour Exhibit through February 28. Regular office & gallery hours.

Through Jan 10, 2012: Photography Student Exhibit. Photography Student work created in the Fall of 2010 through Fall 2011 in the classes; B/W Photo 1, 11, and 111, Digital Negative, Medium and Large Format, and Color Digital.

Stairwell Gallery: Jan 8th, Teacher Reception and Stairwell Exhibition opening with Susan O’Reilly. Special Events: Through Jan 22nd, Gallery Talk on Focused Ambiguity Photography Exhibit. Special Workshops: Clay Camp, Jan 3-6, 10am-3pm. Knit & Crochet Crash Course, Jan 13 7pm-9pm, ages 12-adult. Lego Marathon, Jan 14 10am-5pm, ages 6 and above. Clay Fun on Friday, Jan 20 7pm9pm. How To Photograph Your Artwork, Jan 21 10am-12 noon. Turkish Marbling, Jan 21 12pm-4pm. Beer Steins with Bob, Jan 27 7pm-9pm, ages 21 and above. Children’s committee meeting Jan 14, 10am-12pm. CAC Board Meeting, Jan 19 7:30pm. In the Rose Tree Gardener’s Sculpture Garden Through – April 2012; Sculptor James Fuhrman transforms the space into a Zen garden.

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 info@darlingtonarts.org www.darlingtonarts.org Exhibit Info: “Darlington Arts Center’s Students & Teaching Artists Gallery Free Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 3-5pm Darlington Arts Center’s Students and Teaching Artists Gallery highlights a wide range of subjects, mediums and ages; from preschooler’s drawings to adult’s oil paintings, there is something for everyone. Meet all the artists and view their work at the free opening reception

Jan 19th–Feb 17th: Tabletop-Narratives, with Bertha Steinhardt Gutman.

...LANCASTER COUNTY. LANCASTER CO. ART ASSOCIATION149 Precision Ave., Strasburg, PA 17579 p:717-687-7061 Hrs: Wed-Sun 1pm-5pm www.lcaaonline.org All exhibits are Free, open to the public & handicapped accessible. Exhibit Info: Through January 5: Two exhibits: "Kate Mylin" and "Holiday Memories". Kate will be exhibiting her oil paintings, pottery and jewelry in the Steinmetz Gallery while LCAA members will be exhibiting artwork inspired by memories of holidays long past in the Kauffman Gallery. Exhibit info: The Winter Membership Show, an unthemed exhibit of work by LCAA members in the Association’s Kauffman Gallery. Exhibit info: Features work by members of the Congregation of Art and will be in the Association’s Steinmetz Gallery. The public is invited. Admission is free. The LCAA will be closed for the holidays from December 24th through Jan 3rd.

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA p: 717-396-7833 Hrs: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm, every First Fri ‘til 9, and during Fall/Spring Art Walks. All exhibits are Free and open to the public; and the PCA&D Main Gallery is handicapped accessible. www.pcad.edu Exhibit Info: Through Jan. 20: Paintings and prints by Kyle Staver. There is a hint of “Wallace and Gromit” in Staver’s slightly rubbery figures and an exuberant freedom to her brushy, line-free forms. Main Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & weekends during school year.

Admissions Open House. PCA&D offers B.F.A. programs in fine arts, illustration, graphic design and photography. Have your portfolio reviewed, meet faculty students, tour the newly-expanded building, and see what current PCA&D students are creating. Application fee waived if you apply during the Open House. Sat, Jan 14th, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.:

LAWRENCE GALLERY – Rosemont College

Thursday, Jan 19th, 10 a.m.: Artist Talk: Brett Bagenstose of Neo-Pangea Design and Production; the selfproclaimed Baron of Pixels.

Exhibit Info: Thru January 14, 2012 “Cross Country on 18 Wheels" Senior B.A. show by Regina M. Reppert

Saturday, Jan 21st, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Draw On! Public may draw from 1-5 p.m. during one day festival. Life models, still life and conceptual drawing; no instruction provided. Jan 27th-March 2nd, 2012: Marc Burckhardt: Fables, Musicians and Natural Wonders. Feb 3rd: Artist Talk with Burckhardt. A reception to meet the artist will be held later that day, from 5-9 p.m., during Lancaster’s First Friday. Coming up in 2012: PCA&D, central PA’s only professional arts college, celebrates its 30th anniversary. Details at pcad.edu/news.

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EPISCOPAL ACADEMY – Crawford Campus Center Gallery 1785 Bishop White Dr., Newtown Square, p: 484-424-1400 Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30am4pm www.episcopalacademy.org Exhibit Info:This January, Episcopal Academy's Crawford Campus Center Gallery will display Senior portfolios, art from those members of the class of 2012 who have built a collection of work in art class or independently throughout their high school years. It will be a "salon style" show, adorning all available space within the newly-renovated gallery, curated by the students themselves. The exhibit will be on display from January 11th through January 27th. Episcopal Academy is located on 1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, PA.

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, 1st Fridays 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm www.mainlineframing.com Exhibit Info: Our January First Friday Show will feature photographs and photopaintings by Bob Grieb. We will also be featuring our American-made crafts, including Jewelry, Art Glass and Decorative Eggs. The opening reception is from 5pm to 8pm on Friday January 6th, 2012 and will include refreshments and light fare. The photographs will be shown for the entire month of January. Come meet the artist and enjoy some good conservation.

1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont PA 19010 p: 610-526-2967 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; wknds appt. email: pungent@rosemont.edu www.rosemont.edu

Exhibit info: Senior BFA and BA Preview Exhibit, Jan 19-Feb 3.

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 lectures, trips & events, www.mainlineart.org Lots of Free pkg. Exhibit Info: Play: Toying with Art Through Jan. 11 The Art Center will donate 10% of proceeds from sales to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Open Registration Winter session starts Jan. 9 and includes classes in drawing and painting, ceramics, jewelry and metals, printmaking, photography Discounts for new students, early registration and multiple registrations. Visit www.mainlineart.org to browse through classes and register online, or call 610.525.0272 for a brochure. Lower Merion Interschool Council Art Show January 19-30 Adult & Teen Workshops: How do you Know a Painting is Finished?: Wed., Jan. 18-Feb. 1, 6:30-9:30 pm. Art Movements: Mon., Jan. 23-Feb. 6, 6:30-9:30 pm Painting Fundamentals: Sat., Jan. 28, 10 am-4 pm. The Figure in Collage :Sun., Jan. 29, 10 am-2 pm and/or

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 9am4:30pm; Sun 9am-2pm The Public is Welcome! Exhibit Info: Echo Valley Artists Group Exhibit at Main Line Unitarian

Church Devon – Paintings by Susan Gottlieb, Abby Rudisill and Jim Gallagher will be exhibited at Main Line Untarian Church during January. The artists are members of the Echo Valley Art Group in Lancaster. Susan Gottlieb Works in acrylic, graphite, oil and collage, her work is known for a vibrant use of color and texture. Landscapes, figures, still life, and abstractions are translated into evocative symbolic compositions. Abby Rudisill - Her paintings are all watermedia, most are watercolor, some are acrylic or a combination of both. Many pieces incorporate pastel and charcoal.

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January 2012 One of Jason Howard’s tiny houses.

The Rise of Tiny Houses Courtesy of JASON HOWARD

By Diane M. Fiske ason Howard is learning to build houses the old-fashioned way: he is building a house with little formal training except working as an apprentice with his father, John Howard, an architect, for some hands-on training. This apprentice method is how most architects were trained in pre-modern studios. Traditional architecture, however, is not the goal of the younger Howard, who has begun his own construction company on a part-time basis, developing tiny houses. “They [tiny houses] are popular in the West and Southwest,” he said of the area where he lived for a few years. “Many are owned by retirees who make the circuit traveling to sites where they can park their tiny home and connect their utilities.” “On the other hand,” he said, “some young people use the homes to park on the property of friends and family where they can live and share utilities with their hosts. “There are not many tiny home designers in the Philadelphia area, possibly because of the cold long winters in the Northeast. Many are in California and other parts of the West and Southwest,” he said. Howard has started a small company called Rambler and is building his first house on his parents’ property in Mount Airy. As a full-time job, he teaches in a nontraditional school for youngsters who need help entering the workforce. His tiny houses are somewhere between 200 to 400 square feet and they are good for the environment. He said his homes have necessities

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such as a bathroom, shower, kitchen, loft bedroom and heating and cooling systems. But the most important thing his houses have is mobility. He said, “Tiny homes are part of the green building movement. They are compact, efficient homes that offer most of the features of a large house without all the baggage.” Howard’s house has 120 square feet, which includes a downstairs room, a porch, a kitchen and a bathroom. Upstairs is a sleeping loft at the end of a wooden ladder staircase. Tiny houses vary and the size is different around the world. Howard’s is just one example of the “tiny house” movement, which is not really new. In some countries, families live in one-room huts, while in others, families have gigantic homes. Research has found that homes tend to grow with their owner’s prosperity. Since 1970, the size of the average new American home has grown by 50 percent. This growth trend is similar in most Western countries. However, for every trend there is a counter-trend. In the case of home size, more and more people are choosing to live in small homes. Many downsize while some homeowners take this trend to a new level, choosing to live in tiny homes as small as 90 square feet, complete with bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and living quarters. In Japan, architects are only sporadically confronted with the country’s tight constraints. Apollo Architects is a firm that thrives on tiny houses and has designed and built nearly 20 small homes since establishing itself in 2000. Arvesund is a Swedish company that

One of Jason Howard’s tiny houses.

manufactures and produces the hermit’s cabin. The dwelling is just one room with one single bed and a kitchen. The company has built multiple prototypes in Sweden where visitors can stay and it also ships the homes around the world. It also produces the special stove and water heating system in the house, which is built from two joined shipping containers. This cabin houses four occupants. The designers salvaged the shipping containers and connected them to increase the home’s living area. One of the containers houses the home’s living room, complete with a wood-burning stove. London-based designer Nina Tolstrup designed a compact beach house. At a mere 388 square feet, the tiny structure manages to fit a living and dining area, two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen. It is built on a set of galvanized steel stilts to protect it from flooding. The exterior is clad in cedar shingles and the interior used softwood. The rear end of the house is stepped down, making room for a sleeping loft above. The front features a large window that looks out onto the sea and a small sitting deck. In the housing market, the McMansion is being increasingly balanced by the Tiny House. Both, of course, are used by opposite ends of the market. — This is a monthly column about architecture, planning and landscape design. Questions and comments would be welcome. Diane Fiske can be reached at dfiske_19118@yahoo.com.


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InSight

By Burton Wasserman

Zoe’s uncanny images staff. In a manner that has to be seen close up with your own eyes in order to be properly appreciated, the “Alzheimer’s,” chromogenic Strauss pictures print, 2002 (negative), 2003 pulsate with a (print). Purchased with funds graphic intensicontributed by Theodore T. ty that defies Newbold and Helen adequate verbal Cunningham. explanation. They ask to be searchingly he quirky world you meet in the pholooked at and reflected upon. Then, they gradually tographs of Zoe Strauss reveals all manner of words on walls, pictures of respond with insights that might otherwise have remained quietly unacknowledged, simply left men, women and children, lots of hidden in plain sight. seedy street scenes and many differStrauss’ career in photography began when she ent details of buildings located in and was given a camera on the occasion of her 30th out of Philadelphia. They faithfully document birthday. She promptly began making pictures the appearance of all these human and nonhuman subjects. Simultaneously, they also inter- with it in the immediate neighborhood of her pret everything and everybody that occupied the home in South Philly and hasn’t stopped to this day. In addition, she has made many more photospace in front of the camera Strauss held in her graphs during a range of travels, taken far and hands whenever she proceeded with lens and wide. film. In due course, and entirely without As expressive artworks, they formal study in art, she received a Pew show people and property in the midst of socially and historically “Zoe Strauss: Ten Years” Fellowship Award in 2005. Later, will be on exhibit at the examples of her work were selected for induced circumstances. In every Philadelphia Museum of Art, inclusion in the Whitney Museum case, they maintain a stubborn 26th Street & The Parkway, Biennial Exhibition of 2006. identity with quiet tenacity. Philadelphia, PA 19130, For several years Strauss has also Medium thick slices of reality, Jan. 14 – April 22. presented solo offerings of her photothey are full of truth and free of Info: 215-763-8100 or graphs called “Under I-95.” They were varnished slickness. Their bluff www.philamuseum.org. annual installations hung on the condirectness is neither enhanced crete columns holding up the Interstate with gold lamé nor have they Highway near her home. From this enterprise, she been swabbed with airbrushed retouching. sold signed examples of her work for modest fees From Jan. 14 to April 22, the Philadelphia because she didn’t want to deprive potential colMuseum of Art is offering a solo exhibition of lectors from acquiring selections of her expressive 150 prints and slides by Strauss. They tell stooutput if they otherwise couldn’t afford them. ries and offer insights into states of feeling that In addition, she began to exhibit regularly and have credibility because they are succinct yet be represented professionally by the Silverstein also sufficiently comprehensive to properly Gallery in New York City. And now, there is the cover the subject at hand. The exhibition was big retrospective about to be on view for several organized by Peter Barberie of the museum

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January 2012 • Page 5 “Benny Krass” (2002). Slide projection, archival inkjet print, color photostatic copy, and online image. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

months at the art museum. One of the most uncanny images in the show is a frontal view of a person’s head covered with a white mask. Only the eyes appear. All other details are obscured by the blank appearance of the mask. In its own peculiar way, the photograph is alive with provocative suggestions of how the subject really looks behind the mask. In addition, one naturally also thinks of the many ways people mask themselves and their true character, even when they have nothing on with which to cover their face and its features. Two other pictures that touched the core of my being included a close-up treatment of the late South Street clothier Benny Krass and a full-figure view of a gray-haired woman, titled “Alzheimer’s.” The humanity given voice in these prints comes through with subtle compassion and sympathetic tenderness. Strauss is a very good example of a soundly self-taught artist who is completely committed to her field. She is also very aware of what certain artists whom she admires, such as Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Anselm Kiefer and Diane Arbus, have contributed to the world of contemporary expressive form. For Strauss, each of her photographs becomes a living part of her ongoing existence. They are replies to what she confronts in the world of her everyday comings and goings. Sometimes, the dialogue is active. Other times, it’s very restrained. No matter how many of her pictures you see, each one is a new vision, offering its content in a special manner with an integrity entirely its own. Visitors to the exhibition will find a parade of references that bring the environment of the busy outside world to the atmosphere inside the art museum. The difference between the two settings is the difference between the hubbub at the intersection of Broad and Spring Garden streets in the center of the city and the quiet space filled with profound serenity you need for experiencing the joy and pleasure of contemplating artworks. And if you think anybody able to use a camera is automatically equipped to make exceptional pictures, this exhibition will help you change your mind.


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_January 2012 Listings__________________________________ Jim Gallagher explores the power of the ancient symbols used in Stone Age structures. Spirals, chevrons, crescents, cross forms, and linear patterns emerge in his ceramic work and paintings.

Research Initiative, Smithsonian Insitution and browngrotta arts gallery in Wilton, Connecticut.

ST JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY GALLERY

Philagrafika: 2001 – 2011 Invitational Portfolio

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: A Modular Vision: The Ceramic Art of Veronica Byun. Runs Jan 13 – Feb 17. Reception Thurs Jan 26, 68pm; hrs: Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm, Sat 10am1pm. Clsd till Jan 12th for Winter Break.

December 2, 2011 – January 21, 2012 Doris D. Vidinghoff Lobby Gallery:

December 2, 2011 – January 21, 2012 ESCS Gallery Shops: Gallery Shops: Open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 pm Gallery Shop offers hand-made ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, fiber, apparel, photographs and paintings by regional artists for purchase! Classes & Workshops:

SWEET MABEL FOLK ART –

Adult Classes Begin Monday, January 9th.

41 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth, PA p: 610667-3041. Hrs: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm www.sweetmabel.com

Exhibit info: Meri Adelman: Pictures From the Garden. Meri paints colorful images from the garden using opaque watercolors and ink. This new series of work intertwines natural forms- leaves, flowers and vines with human animal forms. Opening reception first Friday Jan 6th, 6-9pm.

The Wayne Art Center is proud to announce the opening of enrollment for our winter 2012 session of adult classes. Classes are available in a variety of art media. Whether you are a novice artist enrolling for your first drawing class, or a returning student looking to further build your skills, we have the perfect class for your needs. The winter 2012 session for adults is set to begin Monday, January 9th. Most classes will run for 12 weeks. Please visit our website, www.wayneart.org for more information, or to register!

WAYNE ART CENTER

Children’s Art Classes Begin Tuesday, January 17th.

Feature folk, outsider & found object art & craft from regional and national artists.

413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA p: 610-688-3553 f: 610-995-0478 info@wayneart.org” www.wayneart.org Exhibit Info: Exhibitions: Davenport Gallery: Craft Forms 2011 17th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft By 109 Artists from 33 states, England, Canada and Australia. Juried by Elisabeth Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art Through January 21, 2012 Exhibition Docent Tours: Meet in Doris D. Vidinghoff Lobby Wednesday and Saturdays during exhibitions at 1:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Collectors’ Tour & Buffet Luncheon: View Main Line Private Residence Craft Collection

Winter classes for children will begin on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012. Monday classes will run for 8 weeks, and Tuesday – Saturday Classes run for 10 weeks. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday, with morning, afternoon, and evening options – an option for every schedule! Our classes fill up quickly, so we recommend registering early to ensure your child’s place. Please visit our website, www.wayneart.org. for more information or to register! Children’s Cupcake Decorating Workshop – Saturday, January 21st 2:30-3:30pm Join the Wayne Art Center as we welcome Maryam Vafa from Elegance cafe for a sweet & creative workshop on cupcake decorating! Watch as Maryam demonstrates several techniques, then get in on the fun and practice what you've learned on your very own cupcakes! Please visit our website, www.wayneart.org for more information or to register!

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Please call 610-688-3553 for ticket information. Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery: Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers Featuring 26 internationally recognized basket makers reflecting a diversity in styles and techniques. Co-curated by Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Provenance

Demo and Tasting with Christopher Todd of Christopher’s – Thursday, January 26, 6:00-8:30 pm Join Christopher Todd of Christopher’s for a cooking demonstration and tasting. Please visit our website, www.wayneart.org for more information or to register! Adult Workshop: Viking Chain Metal Jewelry- with Paris Muchanic

Saturday, January 28 10-3 pm

ABINGTON ART CENTER –

Viking Chain is an ancient technique developed by Nordic sailors. It’s a flexible weave of wire that creates a beautiful chevron pattern. Dress it up with delicate fine wire for an omega chain necklace with a focal pendant or dress it down with the warmth of copper in this bracelet. You’ll learn everything you need to know to make your own completed projects at home with basic hand tools. ! Please visit our website, www.wayneart.org for more information or to register!

515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown, PA p: 215-887-4882 fx: 215-887-5789 Hrs: Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs to 7pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm www.abingtonartcenter.org Exhibit Info: January 15 - Sweet Beats Starring Music Monkey Jungle • 1pm Sweet Beats costs $10 per family/AAC Members free. For info: 215-887-4882.

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY – Connelly Center, 2nd Flr., 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova p: 610-519-4612 fx: 610519-6046. Open daily 9am-5pm. Call for weekend and extended hrs., or visit website: www.artgallery.villanova.edu Exhibit Info: Idaherma Williams, A Discovery of Woodblock Prints in Color through Feb. 16. Reception to meet the artist Friday Jan. 20 5-7 p.m., Art Gallery, Connelly Center, 2nd fl.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

January 22 – EUREKA! • drop-in anytime between 11am & 2pm. Each month Abington Art Center hosts EUREKA! a fun workshop where families come together to make art. EUREKA! costs $10 per family. (AAC members free); no reservations req. January 28 – Coffee Break • 10am (one seating) Coffee Break pairs great coffee with contemporary art. $5/AAC Members FREE. Coffee Break has ONE seating at 10am. For info: 215-887-4882 ext 215.

NORTH PENN ART ALLIANCE – A 200 member nonprofit artists group and art lovers who meet regularly in the basement of the Univest Bldg., located at 521 W. Main Street, Lansdale p: 215-3939110 www.northpennarts.org st

Clay Mediums: Clay Messages – Through January 29, 2012 “Clay Mediums: Clay Messages” includes work from 11 of our Abington Art Center’s advanced ceramic’s students.

Business meeting to follow along with Artists Trading Cards with the theme of Valentines/President’s Day.

CONSHOHOCKEN ART LEAGUE

ORCHARD ARTWORKS -

Mary Wood Park House

520 Tomlinson Rd, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 p: 215-947-9882 Gallery Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm www.orchardartworks.org

ANNUAL JURIED SHOW – Through January 29, 2012. Over 50 works of art by local and regional artists are featured.

Herald Spring by expressing yourself! Adults Feb 7 10:30 a.m.or 7 p.m. Juniors Feb 25 10:30 a.m. Register at first class www.conshohockenartleague.org Tea & Inspiration

GNAL Welcomes New and Experienced Artists to our Classes, Trips, Shows, Workshops and Monthly Meetings Registration Now Open for January day and evening classes in watercolor, pastel, sculpture and printmaking. “Young Artists” Saturday Classes 8 th, week sessions beginning Feb 18 $85. All media – ages 6 and up 1-2:30. contact@gnal.org Young artists explore self-expression using a variety of materials and methods. Basic Drawing – ages 9 and up 3-4:30. Students will learn pen and ink techniques, light and shadow, realistc drawing and drawing from the imagination. For More Information Call 610-539-3393 or visit www.gnal.org 800 West Germantown Pike E. Norristown, PA 19403

Exhibit info: Original works on exhibit and available for purchase thru the th 29 ; proceeds help continue educating public about the fine arts.

Exhibit Info: Wednesday, Feb. 1 : Gallery presentation by Tony Williams. Tony’s medium is Functional Art Furniture; the furniture he makes is a canvass for the solid wood inlaid pictures that he creates. Tony also does two and three dimensional wood carvings.

120 E. 5th Ave., Conshohocken, PA 19428

Celebrating our 70th Year

www.facebook.com/mcgopa Join MCGOPA, a gallery for artists to exhibit their work; opportunities for lectures, demonstrations and interact with other artists. For more information: mcgopa@comcast.net

Feb 19th 2-4 p.m. (snow date Feb. 26th Guest artist discusses their work

Exhibit info: New Year, New Art; group show featuring new work by our member artists to start the New Year in Main Gallery Making Room in back porch exhibition space. Opening th reception Sun. Jan 8 1-4pm; hrs: Fri and Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm.

ORELAND ART CENTER – JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon p: 610666-5593; ext 101 Hrs: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm; Clsd Mon & major holidays http://pa.audubon.org/centers_mill_ gove.html. Exhibit Info: Original Audubon prints & art; Changing Exhibit Gallery featuring regional artists; nature sanctuary w/trails, and more. Call for current shows. Admission, $3/adults, $2/seniors, $1/youth.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (MCGOPA) At SPP Galleries, The Inquire Bldg. 800 Schuylkill River Rd (Rte 23) between Rts. 202 & 320, Conshohocken, PA p: 610803-3248 Maria Solomon, Gallery Director www.mcgopa.org Free & Open to Public Hrs: Representative: 11am-1pm Mondays & Fridays; Open Daily. MCGOPA is on facebook -

SAUDC-Upper Level. 100 Wischman Ave. & Twining Rd., Oreland PA 19075. For adult and Children’s classes – 215572-6855 Call for Brochure. www.orelandartcenter.com Exhibit Info:New classes, demos and workshops for the year, 2012, will be published soon. Call or check the website for updates.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY LEHIGH UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA p: 610-758-3615 Girdler Gallery; Mon-Fri 8am-10pm; DuBois Gallery; Mon-Fri 9am10pm; Siegel; Mon-Thurs 9am-10pm, Fri 9am-5pm; Rauch; Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Virtual Gallery at Zoellner; Wed-Sun 11am-4pm www.luag.org Exhibit Info: Gallery at Rauch Business Center, Jan. 16th – March 31st. Only When We Dream Are We Alive, featuring


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_January 2012 Listings__________________________________ pinhole photographs and digital prints from El Borda Psychiatric Hospital, Argentina. Exhibit Info: Siegel Gallery, Iacocca Hall, Jan 16th – May 25th, The Art of Printmaking: Selections from the LUAG Teaching Collection: Rembrandt, Van Ostade and Kent; features history and culture of printmaking by masters of etching, engraving, heliogravure, lilthography and woodcut engraving from 17th-20th centuries. Exhibit Info: Zoellner Arts Center Main Gallery, Jan 25th – May 25th: Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock; photography by Anastasia Pantsios; photos of rock’s talented women at concert venues of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Exhibit Info: Zoellner lower gallery: cont. through Fall 2012: That was Then, This is Now. Selections from the LUAG Teaching Collection, mixed media.

…PHILADELPHIA.. …CENTER CITY…. NTY… CENTER FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS 237 S 18th Street, The Barclay, 3rd Fl., Phila. PA 19103 p: 215-546-7775 fx: 215546-7802 Hrs: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm and by appointment. www.cfeva.org Exhibit info: Jan 25 – Feb 24, Journeys: Career Development Program Alumni Travel Grant Exhibition Artist Talks & Reception: Thursday, Feb 9th 5–7pm Exhibit info: Jan 6-Feb 19, Corporeal: An Exhibition of Sculpture by Career Development Program Alumni Artist Talks & Reception: Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 8pm Location: The Gershman Y, The Borowsky and Open Lens Galleries 401 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 hours: 9:30am – 5:30 pm Exhibit info: Jan 28-March 17, Fiber Philadelphia – Career Development Program Alumni Fiber Exhibition Artist Talks & Reception: Friday, January 27th, 6 – 8pm Location: Moore College of Art, Levy Gallery, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Hours: Monday – Friday 11 am - 7 pm, Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm, Closed Sundays and all academic and legal holidays

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS 118-128 N. Broad Street 215-972-7600 www.pafa.org

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm Closed Mon & legal holidays Exhibits: Alumni Sales Gallery: Small Works Through - Jan 29, 2012 Hennessy Youngman & Nathaniel Snerpus Present: The Grand Manner – Through Feb 5, 2012 Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore, ongoing George Tooker's Highway, ongoing Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit, Jan 28 – April 15th. After Henry Tanner: African American Artists since 1940: Jan 28 – April 16th. American Art Starts Here: PAFA Refreshed, Reloaded - Ongoing

THE PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION – The Community Art Gallery 1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Phila. PA p: 215-563-6417. Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm www.philafound.org Exhibit Info: Through Jan 20, 2012: “MYXing It Up: 2001-2011”, An exhibition featuring more than 50 collaborative youth art works that traces the 10 year evolution of the educational youth non-profit, MYX: Multicultural Youth eXchange, from its post 9/11 beginnings to its ongoing diverse work in Philadelphia and abroad.

PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB 235 S. Camac St. between 12th & 13th, Locust & Spruce Sts. Mon., Wed., Fri - Sun 1 - 5pm www.sketchclub.org 215-545-9298 Where artists grow. January 6 to January 21, 2012 WORKS ON PAPER Show featuring works on paper using watercolor, gouache, casein, acrylics, inks, pastels, prints, computer generated art, and more! Reception: th Sunday, January 8 , 2 to 4 PM. January 1 to January 31, 2012 Works by Michael DiGiacomo February 3 to February 19 PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENT SHOW Reception: Sunday, February 19 Visit above website for life, clothed model and print workshop schedules.

…CHESTNUT HILL COUN AMERICAN COLOR PRINT SOCIETY The Chestnut Hill Gallery, 1111 Germantown Ave. Chestnut Hill, Phila, 19118, March 3-24. American Color Print Society: For this Exhibition ACPS again will be joining with one of Philadelphia’s outstanding commercial art galleries. New innovative works will be shown and available. The Gallery, director Joe Borrelli, is noted for its exciting and provocative art shows, as well as its charming location! Chestnut Hill is a center for art galleries, boutiques, eateries, and an overall cultured atmosphere. This location itself offers an intriguing afternoon: the unique Chestnut Hill Gallery has been noted and voted as outstanding in Philadelphia.

NICHOLS BERG GALLERY 816 Germantown Ave., Phila. PA 19118 p: 206-380-4070 Gallery Hrs: Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm www.nicholsbergart.com Nichols Berg Gallery is kicking off 2012 with an exhibit featuring highlights from our past year. Some of the artists we will be featuring are: Harry Hasheian, Evan Stallone Christian Patchell. Melissa Lomax Clarissa Shanahan,Scott Nichols Dora Ficher, David Forlano Pat Spainhour, Larry Calkins

Jo Freehand, Robert Finch Leah MacDonald, Peggy Blitz

Gallery closed December 24th and 25th , December 31st and January 1st, 2012.

Opening reception will be Saturday, January 7th and will have all those wonderful foods that promise us all good luck and fortune in the New Year.

… OLD CITY…. COUNTY.

6-9pm

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 Woodmere Art Museum celebrates Philadelphia’s artistic legacy through its collections, exhibitions and educational initiatives. Through Jan 8, 2012: Flirting with Abstraction: Modernist and Contemporary Art of Philadelphia and the Promised Gift of Karen Segal and Woodmere's Collection. Through Jan 8, 2012: Mary G. L. Hood and Philadelphia Modernism. Mary G. L. Hood (1886-1967) was a modern painter who worked and exhibited in Philadelphia and later in New Hope, PA, from the 1930's through the 1960's. Her art is characterized by brilliant color, a lyrical sense of line, a playful willingness to distort spatial relations, and a flirtation with "primitivism". Ongoing: Selections from the Charles Knox Smith Collection. January 8 - February 26, 2012: Children's Exhibition: True Nature and Possibilities. Helen Millard Children's Gallery. Color, form, composition, and personal expression are the focus of these drawings by middle school students from the Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Traditional still life, landscape, and portraiture are explored. Reception: Sunday, January 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

…MANAYUNK COUNTY MANAYUNK –ROXBOROUGH ART CENTER 419 Green Lane(rear), between Mitchell & Pechin Sts., Phila PA, 19128 Beginning Painting and Children’s Classes. For info: 215-482-3363; hrs: Sat & Sun 10am-4pm http://www.manayunkartcenter.org Admission is free –donations encouraged. Exhibit Info: “Holiday Show – Local Scenes” will feature artwork with Philadelphia area subjects, ideal for holiday shoppers, in various styles and media by members of the Manayunk Artists’ Co-Op. presented in the gallery at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center (MRAC). Exhibit will run through Sunday, January 29, 2012. The public is invited to meet the artists and partake of light refreshments.

THE MUSE GALLERY – 52 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215627-5310 Hrs: Wed-Sun, noon-5pm www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com Through Jan 29: Deann Mill’s exhibit of colorful, energetic abstract oil paintings in Time of my Life. Opening reception Friday, Jan 6th, 5-8 P.M.; Artist’s reception Sunday, Jan 15th, 1-5 P.M.

THIRD STREET GALLERY – 58 N. 2nd Street p: 215-625-0933 Hrs: Wed-Sun, noon-5pm www.3rdstreetgallery.com Exhibit info: New Work; Oil on mylar by Edwina Brennan. Mostly Birds; Oil paintings on paper and canvas by Barbro Jernberg through the 29th.

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ARTHUR ROSS GALLERY – University of Pennsylvania 220 S. 34th Street, p: 215-898-2083 fx: 215-573-2045 Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun noon-5pm www.upenn.edu/ARG Exhibit Info: Through Jan 15th, 2012: Double Take: Series, Multiples and Prints. This Exhibit features over 50 drawings, prints and sculptures drawn from the University of Pennsylvania’s art collection. Earliest works include Albrecht Durer’s “The Small Passion Series (1508-13) and 3 William Hogarth’s prints from the Rake’s Progress (1735). Important series by 20th century masters such as Joseph Albers, Salvador Dali, Donald Judd, R.Tait McKenzie, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Edward Steichen are included. Exhibit info: In Material: Fiber 2012. Features four artists who bring inoovation to the field of fiber art: Lucy Arai, Sonya Clark, Mi-Kyoung Lee and Cynthia Schira; Jan 27th – March 25th.

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: Through Feb 19th – Charline von Heyl; through March 4th – Living Document / Naked Reality; Towards an Archival Cinema; through March 11th – Jennifer Bolande Landmarks.


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