Friday, May 24, 2013
The event will feature two models.
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts will hold a figure drawing open studio event Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Colleen Hammond will be the guest moderator. Hammond, who paints in oil, showcased her Artist in Residence exhibit last year at the art center with “The Portrait Project, One Hundred Oil Paintings, 2011-2012.” More on the exhibit here. The event will give artists the opportunity to work from a nude model to improve their drawing skills. Poses will start at 2 to 3 minutes and will extend to about 20 minutes. This is a monitored class but instruction will be available on request. The cost for the class is $15. -- The Cheltenham Art Center is located at 439 Ashbourne Road.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The National Gallery of Art and its “multiple buildings of amazing” have to be a stop on any trip to Washington, D.C.
Christopher DiCamillo is the inaugural recipient of the Jacobs Music Steinway Award.
Abington resident and Immaculata University music major Christopher DiCamillo has been named the first winner of the Jacobs Music- Steinway Award. The award recognizes a piano student who demonstrates outstanding pianistic ability and a commitment to academic excellence. DiCamillo will perform and receive his recognition at a concert spotlighting seven music majors at Immaculata’s Memorial Hall on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. This inaugural recipient is a student of Steinway artist and concert pianist William Carr, who is Immaculata’s Artist in Residence. Before beginning his university studies with Carr, DiCamillo was a student of two teachers in Philadelphia’s northern suburbs, Jeff Baumeister and Daniel Green of the Jenkintown Piano …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The students’ art will be part of the ‘Prints Link Philadelphia’ exhibition.
Some of Abington’s art students will have their work cross county lines next week. Abington Junior and Senior High School art students will represent the school district as their prints are showcased in the “Prints Link Philadelphia” exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. The exhibition features prints from high school and college students in and around Philadelphia. An opening reception will be held May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Helen Millard Children’s Gallery at the museum. The exhibition runs through Aug. 11. The Woodmere Museum is located at 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.
Friday, May 3, 2013
An Abington Senior High School student wins an award for SFX.
Abington Senior High School student James Lennon took home some hardware during the Greenfield Youth Film Festival on Thursday night at Upper Dublin High School. Lennon won for special effects for each of the films he submitted. According to the MC, Rich Curtis, a film teacher at Souderton Area High School, the judges said Lennon’s work was “in a league of its own.” Lennon’s receiving the award was marred slightly, though, when someone used a laser pointer during the showing of Lennon’s excerpts. Curtis handled the situation by appropriately chiding and embarrassing the person who used the pointer. For all of the winners, and some photos, click here. To see all of the films, visit the Greenfield Youth Film Festival on YouTube.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Kevin and Michael Bacon perform in Glenside this week.
The Bacon brothers, Michael and Kevin, will be performing their gritty rock on May 3 at 8 p.m. at the Keswick Theatre. It’s something of a homecoming for the brothers, as they are from the Philadelphia area. The brothers have been performing for about 17 years. In a delcotimes.com article, Kevin he’s played the venue before. “Maybe 30 years ago, I opened for Tom Rush there and we had a bunch of guys who were backing him up — some of them who are in our band now,” he said. “I moved to New York and the circle of people I met when I was working with Rush became the circle of people I’m still working with, so it’s fun to go back to that place we met all those years ago.” See the whole article here. To order tickets, click here. Tickets range …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The art center's 70th Annual Awards Show runs through May 11.
Artists and spectators gathered Sunday afternoon at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts for its 70th Annual Awards Show. About 50 pieces of media are on display; most of them are paintings. The show’s juror is Joan Wadleigh Curran, painter, guest artist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. From the juror’s statement: To jury a painting exhibition is an exciting and daunting experience. I love the process of looking. It is an opportunity to see a variety of images and ideas. As a practicing artist, I take the responsibility seriously … I believe it is the juror’s duty to give careful, nuanced attention to each work … My charge is to try to recognize a singular voice, an unusual way of looking at the world or a compelling idea …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts kicks off its show.
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts will hold a reception Sunday afternoon for its 70th annual awards show. The show’s juror is Joan Wadleigh Curran, painter, guest artist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. The reception runs from 2 to 4 p.m.; the show runs through May 11 and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCA will also host a special fundraising event, Art in Bloom, on April 27 in conjunction with the painting show. The event pairs 20 local floral designers with specific paintings in the exhibit. Each floral artist will be paired with a painting and will then create a unique arrangement as his or her interpretation of the chosen work. The designs will be unveiled and floral prizes awarded on the evening of April 27. -- …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Philadelphia-based organization kicked-off its exhibition locally this Saturday.
The American Color Print Society held an opening reception for its exhibition, which will be on display at the Abington Art Center through April 28. The exhibition showcases new work from the society’s artists. American Color Print Society President Carole J. Meyers announced the awards. See the video. Third Prize Stan Cluck Memorial Award
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Philadelphia-based organization kicks off its exhibition at the Abington Art Center Saturday, April 6.
The American Color Print Society will hold an exhibition at the Abington Art Center through April 28 with an opening party and reception Saturday, April 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition will showcase new work from the society’s artists. Admission is free. The organization has explored and advanced the art of printmaking for more than 70 years. The group show will provide thought provoking insights into the creative process of making prints. Click here for more information about the American Color Print Society.