November 20, 2012
VIVANT ART Gallery in Old City can get to jumpin'. The last time I went to an event there, free wine flowed, local artists performed and the place was packed with hip young professional types. The gallery's owner, 32-year-old Florcy Morisset, had to repeatedly warn partygoers to be mindful about the original oil paintings on the walls - and not lean against them. The cool vibe left my mind free to indulge my wildest fantasies about one day actually taking home one of Morisset's artistic finds from Haiti or Tanzania or wherever.
April 15, 2011
Antiques/Art/Crafts Annual Flea Market & Bake Sale Proceeds support the West Chester Food Cupboard. Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester, 501 S. High St., West Chester. 4/16. 8 am-1 pm. Daily Fiber Intake Work by 15 current & former students of Kutztown University's fiber arts program. Some Things Looming, 526 Washington St., Reading. www.kutztown.edu . 4/16. Homeowner Interior Design Seminar & Workshop Hands-on workshop developed exclusively for homeowners.
September 26, 2010
Lehman Bros. art auction pays off NEW YORK - An auction of contemporary artworks held by Lehman Bros. and its former subsidiary, Neuberger Berman, brought in nearly $12.3 million Saturday, according to Sotheby's. The auction house said many of the works sold for far more than what Lehman and Neuberger paid. Profits will help pay the failed investment firm's many creditors. Top sellers included an ink and acrylic work by the Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu called Untitled 1 , which fetched a little over $1 million, and Liu Ye's oil painting The Long Way Home , which sold for $962,500.
November 5, 2002 |
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts earned $1.487 million for its American art acquisition fund when it sold 27 European paintings at two auctions last week in New York. A 19th-century classic, The Birth of Venus by the French painter Alexandre Cabanel, supplied the biggest chunk of the total. It sold for $834,500 at Christie's, including buyer's premium. The hammer price was $750,000, a world auction record for this artist. With a few exceptions, the academy is selling its European art to strengthen its holdings of American art, in which it specializes, particularly from the second half of the 20th century.
November 1, 2001 |
The chamber choir of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in the Great Valley, accompanied by the instruments of the Sarum Consort, will offer evensong at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the church in honor of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. The service will include anthems and service music by baroque composers and use the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, which was in use when St. Peter's was founded. St. Peter's Church is at Church Road between Swedesford and Yellow Springs Roads near the Great Valley Corporate Center.
March 23, 2001 |
A French citizen who made illegal contributions to Sen. Robert G. Torricelli's 1996 campaign has accused top Torricelli aides of plotting several improper activities, including an art auction that illegally raised $40,000, according to court papers unsealed yesterday. The disclosures - which provide the first official glimpse into the long federal investigation of the Torricelli campaign and implicate his staffers in alleged criminal activity - were scattered throughout several court documents connected with a plea agreement entered in September by Philippe Hababou.
October 31, 2000 |
More than 1,100 middle and high school students from across the state will travel to Hatboro-Horsham High School this week for the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils. The student council delegates will attend three days of leadership workshops, lectures and social activities. Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf will be the keynote speaker at the welcoming ceremony Thursday. The student council association will present a $100,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity when the conference concludes Saturday, said William Hickey, adviser to the Hatboro-Horsham student council.
June 24, 2000 |
For more than half a century, M&E Marine was a haven for local boaters. Its retail complex just off Route 130 in Collingswood boasted an inventory far surpassing that of most of its local rivals. Not only could you get charts, compasses, radios, sonars, depth finders and all the other high-tech toys no self-respecting boater would forgo; you also could get the materials to rebuild a boat from keel on up. Unlike most other retailers it specialized in open stock of boat-building supplies: fiberglass matting by the yard; Monel and other corrosion-resistant fasteners by the pound.
March 24, 2000 |
When Bruce Coyle and his friends gather tonight at the Chadds Ford Inn, the four artists will display work they crafted with their skilled hands. The pieces will be sold at an auction that will donate 15 percent of all sales to Chester County's Children Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps local children in need. Some of the money will help families pay for the basics; heating and electric bills are near the top of the list. However, most of the money will purchase items that abused and neglected children would otherwise be unable to afford - a week at summer camp, a musical instrument, or even a bus ticket to bring a grandmother across the state to see her granddaughter.
September 4, 1999 |
Labor Day weekend is traditionally busy with country sales, but this year they will be overshadowed by a cataloged estates sale beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Alderfer Auction Center in Hatfield. More than 500 lots of fine arts, furniture ephemera and decorative accessories will be offered. In addition there will be a non-cataloged antiques and collectibles auction also beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday and a non-cataloged art auction beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday. A highlight of the catalog sale is a collection of documents, medals and historical photos, many from the Civil War era, according to auctioneer H. Brent Souder.