July 11, 2015 |
Frederic Howard Toone Bacon, 88, of Pottsville, Pa., former director of art education for the Philadelphia School District, died Tuesday, June 30, at his home. Though he had no children of his own, he was "the father I never had," said his sister Evie Barnwell, whose father died when she was 3. She recalls Pottsville winters when she was a child, when she and Mr. Bacon's three other siblings would trudge through fallen snow to school. "He would go first and break the trail," Barnwell said.
October 27, 1993 |
"What do you see?" asks Noreen Scott Garrity, pointing to the painting. Hands shoot up. Voices call out. "I see a boy sleeping and someone throwing up on him. " "A boy sleeping and a monster beating on his head. " After some gentle prodding, someone suggests that it is a sleeping boy and his guilty conscience. A guilty conscience, muses Garrity. "If you had to draw your conscience, how would you do it?" "It would have blue hair, a blue face, three toes and three fingers.
June 18, 2015 |
Seventeen-year-old David Jones, who'll be a senior this fall at West Philadelphia High, was not surprised when he learned he had been named Philadelphia's next youth poet laureate. "It was super cool," he said after receiving the honor during a City Hall ceremony in front of his family, friends, and city officials including Mayor Nutter. "Honestly, I kind of expected it. " Jones, who has been writing poetry for years, was calm and confident as he recited one of his poems, Birds , an homage to Maya Angelou's famous work.
April 17, 2015 |
Ending an often testy and sometimes distant 25-year coexistence, the Barnes Foundation will merge with the foundation established by the estate of Violette de Mazia, Albert C. Barnes' longtime colleague. The Violette de Mazia Foundation - whose sole purpose has been to promulgate and support art education based on the formalist pedagogical principles of Barnes, de Mazia, and the philosopher John Dewey - will form the core of the Barnes-de Mazia Education Program, to be based at the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway.
October 16, 1990 |
Horticulture and art are related fields, but in bonsai, they are one. As curator of the bonsai collection at Longwood Gardens, Mary Allinson makes use of her art education and her childhood experience on her family's farm. She is teaching two sessions in bonsai at Longwood this month that already are filled. Bonsai is the art of growing plants as dwarf, picturesque specimens in containers. The technique originated in China and was developed further in Japan.
January 20, 1993 |
Paul B. Flick, 73, a retired Glassboro State College (now Rowan College of New Jersey) art professor and Mickleton resident, died Thursday when he was hit by a car near his home. "He was deeply involved with art and teaching art at Glassboro State College," said Burton Wasserman, a senior art professor at Rowan since 1960. "It was central to his life. " While there, the bulk of Mr. Flick's work consisted of teaching art- appreciation courses to non-art majors. "It is a special challenge to make art interesting to students who aren't art majors," said George Neff, chairman of Rowan College's art department.
August 29, 2013 |
Deborah Ann Deery, 49, of Philadelphia, an artist and college teacher whose love of nature helped shape her artistic vision, died of pancreatic cancer Monday, Aug. 19, at Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Deery was appointed in May as an assistant professor at Moore College of Art & Design in Center City, where she had numerous roles throughout her career. "Whatever Deb was doing, she was always an ambassador for Moore," said Moore president Cecelia Fitzgibbon. "It is an understatement to say that she occupies a special place in our hearts; she will be truly missed.
July 29, 2014
J ILL MARKOVITZ, 40, of Fairmount, is founder and director of Philly Art Center, with locations in Queen Village and Fairmount. The centers hold art classes, after-school programs and summer camps for kids as young as 18 months, as well as workshops for adults. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: My background is art education, and it was always my dream to have an arts center. We just celebrated 10 years in Fairmount, and [Queen Village] opened in 2011.
August 6, 2012 |
Deborah Warner, 64, a textile artist and faculty member at the Moore College of Art and Design from 1970 until she retired in 2010, died of lung cancer Saturday, July 7, at her home in East Falls. Ms. Warner was chair of the Moore textile design department for several years and dean of the college from 1990 to 1993. Inquirer art critic Edward J. Sozanski noted in a 1997 review that "fiber art has been transformed in recent years by imagination, technical adaptation, and willingness to move beyond utility and traditional forms.
February 5, 1989 |
The Chamber Players of America Ltd. is seeking classical musicians and listeners to participate in a chamber music conference Feb. 17-20 at Eagle Lodge conference center in Lafayette Hill. Cellist Jeanne Kelly will be music director of the event. The Chamber Players was formed to bring together professional and amateur musicians in an environment suited for well-matched ensemble play while providing other leisure and recreational activities, according to Ira Gutzeit, president.