‘The Vagina Monologues’ will be performed by women of Temple Ambler for benefit performances at the Act II Playhouse.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Olitsky Gallery at Beth Or will feature the work of Diane Maurer.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Fused Glass artist Melanie Pawleski showcased her work at the Upper Dublin Craft Fair
Melanie Pawleski, an Abington Resident, recently displayed her fused glass artwork at the Upper Dublin Craft Fair. Pawleski, who attended the fair for the first time is comparatively newer to being a crafter than most crafters there. Pawleski is a 2011 graduate of Moore College Art and Design in Philadelphia. She studied art education and fine arts. She specializes in glass art, particularly Fused-Art Glass artwork, in which she takes smaller broken pieces of glass, and, essentially, melts them together to create flowing patterns of color. However, wanting to further promote her work and sell more pieces, Pawleski had to re-imagine her art for the craft-show audience by turning her artwork into glass bowls and plates. “I had to make my art…
The event will include musical and theater performances, open studio demonstrations and art activities.
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts will hold its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, March 17 from noon to 4 p.m. The day includes theater performances from the Cheltenham Center for the Arts’ Young Improvisors’ Troupe; musical performances from Cheltenham High School’s a cappella groups and an open house full of artists. The day is free and open to the public. -- Up the Octave, Cheltenham High School's student-run, all-female a cappella group will begin the day with a performance at 2:30 p.m. The ensemble, with approximately 16 members in grades 9-12, performs mainly contemporary pop and rock music. The Sons of Pitch, Cheltenham High School’s student-run, all-male a cappella group will perform at 3 p.m. The ensemble also has about 16 members…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dr. Lori’s antiques appraisal can sometimes break hearts and make millionaires.
At my events, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate high-brow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become of millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime. I have been known to break a heart or two and I have been known to reveal that the ugly lamp you have can make you a millionaire in the antiques market. And, I reveal my faults too—like my well-documented and obvious (particularly on my thighs and hips) addiction to chocolate bars. My antiques appraisal shows—presented more than 150 times every year-are funny and frank. I have been told by my audience …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It was 'Art in Motion' when the second-annual Lansdale Fun A Day art show brought in hundreds of people to see the talents of local artists from across Montgomery County.
The Lansdale Fun A Day art show is not your typical black-tie art gallery affair. In fact, it’s held in the upstairs ballroom of a local pub. “It’s better than going to an art museum,” Matt Rosenfeld, a Blue Bell resident, said. “This is less formal, more relaxed, and a different crowd of people.” While this was Rosenfeld’s first visit to the art show, of the hundreds of visitors that attended this year, many have made it a point to return. “I think these shows are great, because you get a lot of different artists from different perspectives,” Mike Omensetter, of Hatfield, said. “It’s not your traditional, mainstream, mass-produced art. It’s much more personal with these artists.” Omensetter said that he became passionate on attending …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Palmer Museum boasts one of the best private collections of American art – on or off any college campus.
I know from personal experience that the exhibition currently on view at Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art demonstrates works of art from one of the best private collections of American art anywhere —certainly on a university campus. This collection was amassed privately by longtime Penn State arts patrons and community philanthropists, James and Barbara Palmer. While parts of the collection have been viewed by the public on many occasions at museums and art institutions both far and wide, this local exhibition showcases a portion of the major gift of art that the Palmers have made to Penn State University. As a Penn Stater, I recall that the Palmers’ door was always open to scholars, art enthusiasts, museum patrons, fellow collectors, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Youth from Lee-Ming Chinese School, one of the oldest Chinese cultural education schools in Montgomery County, performed traditional Chinese folk dances to celebrate 'Year of the Snake.'
When the music started, 10 little girls, all dressed in red, picked up paper bamboo parasols and playfully spun them as they began to dance. The girls, ages 8 – 10, represented the Lee-Ming Chinese School, based in the Montgomery County Community College’s Blue Bell campus. They gathered at the Lower Providence Community Library (LPCL), on Wednesday night, to demonstrate traditional Chinese Folk dances. The occasion was organized by the library’s Children and Teen Department, in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year (taking place Feb. 10). “It’s our highest holiday for the year for the Chinese people,” Teh Lin, Lee-Ming Chinese School dance instructor, told the library audience. Lin hosted the dance performance, which included …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Lansdale Fun A Day will make its second-annual appearance Friday, celebrating accessibility to the arts and the local artists that make them.
The Fun A Day challenges artists to create art every single day throughout the month of January. The challenge was started over a decade ago in Philadelphia by a group of artists who became known as the Artclash Collective. According to artclash.com, the Fun A Day challenge comes to a head in an annual inclusive and participatory public exhibition sometime in February. The event highlights the results from the challenge. The exhibition is meant to be fun and accessible to both appreciators of art and the artists themselves. While the Philadelphia-based Fun A Day event is slated for the weekend of Feb. 15, residents and artists in the Montgomery County suburbs will have their chance to see local art early at the Lansdale-based Fun A Day …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Submit your original short film for the March 23, 2013 screening.