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, September 2, 2012
Dr. Lori takes a tour of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Florida, founded by the legendary circus king.
My first reaction when I visited the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla. (www.ringling.org) was one of sheer amazement. Even someone like me who has worked at some of the world’s finest museums found herself in awe of the collection of mammoth paintings (approximately 15 feet x 15 feet) by the Flemish baroque master, Peter Paul Rubens in the entry galleries. After I gasped at the Rubens collection, I continued to enjoy viewing the world class collection assembled by the legendary circus king, John Ringling. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses more than 10,000 objects of international art and antiques. Many of the collections derive from the 1936 bequest of John Ringling including his mansion and summer …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Perkiomen Valley Middle School West students incorporate images representing peace and equality into latest mural.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Perkiomen Valley Middle School West’s Mural Club finished its fifth and final mural in May, a colorful work that features a “Peace and Equality” theme, inspired by artist Peter Max. Max’s iconic psychedelic images portray peace, happiness and cultural awareness. Students looked to his work to come up with some of the images they incorporated into the mural, such as the peace sign, the peace hand gesture, an equality banner being pulled by an airplane, and the yin-yang symbol. Other images include smiley faces, hearts, and a heart made out of puzzle pieces. Quotes about peace from influential people throughout history are scattered throughout the mural. Some are from role models like Mother Teresa while others are from musical artists, such…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Perkiomen Valley District Art Show
Perkiomen Valley District Art Show on Wednesday, May 30th. With art from all the schools in the district, the show brought a big crowd. Families showed up at 5 and kept filing in till the end. Art work included paintings, drawings, sculptures, clay work, photography, and collages. At the entrance to the show, baked goods and pretzels were on sale to raise money. 'Art in the Valley' reusable bags were also on sale to help support the arts. The show was a great success with tons of great art work from all the schools.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Painters came to eat, drink and be merry as studio made its debut.
With the grand opening of Painting with a Twist - Skippack, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 12-year township resident Jennifer Elwell saw years of dreams and months of hard work come to fruition in bold, beautiful colors. Growing up, Elwell was a self-described "creative person" and remembers poring over the the design courses when she would peruse college course catalogs. "My dad would say to me, 'Oh, you're going to President of the United States,'" Elwell said, and remembered musing, 'Well, I guess I won't (go into design).' After college, Elwell spent about 15 years as a corporate consultant with a successful, high-profile company. However, a trip home to New Orleans brought her love for art and creativity roaring to her mind's forefront. After …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Hey, moms, escape to Skippack today for an art show to support Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and return later for some meditation to clear your mind for Valentine's Day
There’s an event for moms this afternoon where they can relax their soul and support a good cause, courtesy of Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch reader Joan Fernandez. The Moyo Yoga Studio in Skippack will host an art benefit tomorrow from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. with proceeds ging to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The event will take place in the future barn studio of Moyo Yoga at 4335 Skippack Pike. The barn will display the creative artwork of children being cared for at CHOP. Artwork will be for sale at nominal prices. There will also be refreshments. Moyo Yoga asks attendees to park at 4402 Skippack Pike, at the barn at Skippack Pike, and Route 113, across from TD Bank. A shuttle will take visitors up to the 4335 Skippack Pike …