September 30, 2012 |
SCARBOROUGH, Maine - The studio where painter Winslow Homer derived inspiration on Maine's craggy coast and produced some of his most notable seascapes isn't heated with wood or illuminated by oil lamps as it was in Homer's day. But in most other ways, the studio has now been restored to what it was like when Homer lived there, from 1883 until his death in 1910, following a multiyear, $2.8 million restoration by the Portland Museum of Art. ...
August 16, 2016 |
Thirteen years ago, arthritis began creeping into Jeffry Lohr's spine, bit by bit stiffening it until he was unable to bend over. That would be a life-changer for anyone, but for a master woodworker, it augured the end of the art and craft that had defined him and brought him national renown. The disease progressed to the point that if a nail tumbled from his worktable, he could not pick it up. If there was any saving grace, it was that his hands were spared. So, with medication to keep the pain at bay, the 63-year-old Limerick craftsman has continued creating the traditional furniture that is his signature, as well as free-form pieces that incorporate a tree's edges.
July 26, 1990 |
After 23 years of calming crying babies, settling itchy kids and cajoling nervous adults to smile in his Drexel Hill portrait studio, Rich Pruett has moved his operation to Springfield, where he continues to calm babies, settle kids and cajole adults. The setting may change, but the business remains the same. A photographer - no matter where he works - "has to be a psychologist," Pruett said. Since last month, Pruett, 48, has been practicing his way with people in a renovated Tudor stone house at State and Sproul Roads.
December 25, 1986 |
A photographer's plan to use a house on Kromer Avenue in Berwyn as his studio was opposed by several neighbors at a hearing this week before the Tredyffrin Township Zoning Hearing Board. The photographer, Paul Emma, who lives in Devon, was seeking a variance from the residential zoning of the vacant twin house in the 600 block of Kromer that he owns. The zoning board heard testimony on the case Monday. Because of an error in advertising the hearing, the board will reopen the case at its Jan. 22 meeting.
June 26, 2009 |
It's not that the art of glassblowing doesn't get any respect. It's just that it never hurts to remind people that even if it's a bowl or an ashtray, it's still art. This explains why Emily Kimelman Gilvey and her husband, Sean, had planned to turn their Hudson Beach Glass studio into a small gallery ever since it opened in October. They wanted to show paintings and photography as well as exhibit their own line of glassware and others. "We're a small, family business that's making something," said Gilvey, a photographer turned mystery writer.
September 6, 1987 |
The word studio conjures up images of large spaces, sophisticated lighting and ideal photographic conditions. But a studio is simply a place where a photographer can master light and background, while having some control over technique. The amount of space can vary, as long as there is enough for the photographer, the subject and the equipment. Good sunlight can be helpful but isn't essential. A studio can be permanent or temporary, but the key ingredient is creativity. Many of the spectacular shots appearing in magazines were created in plain and even shabby surroundings.
November 7, 1998 |
It all comes down to a pig. Seagram chief Edgar Bronfman Jr. is banking on Babe: Pig in the City, the sequel to the 1995 hit Babe, and three other fourth-quarter films to drag his Hollywood studio out of a long, painful slump. The year has been a disaster for Universal Pictures, the film division of liquor and entertainment giant Seagram. Thanks to flops ranging from BASEketball to Primary Colors, Universal has fallen behind every major Hollywood player but MGM, with a paltry 4.1 percent market share, according to box-office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations.
November 4, 1987 |
A week ago, the Woodland Avenue Medical Clinic celebrated the grand opening of "Studio 55," a special teen clinic at the medical center in Southwest Philadelphia. About 200 teen-agers showed up for a tour of the facilities, on Woodland Avenue near 55th Street, where they can learn about venereal disease and drug abuse or get free pregnancy tests and contraceptives. The clinic, through a prenatal program for pregnant students at nearby John Bartram High School, has established a link to other students at the school.
October 25, 2015 |
WHEN THE NORTH Philly-based design studio, Creative Tech Works, scouted spaces to host its fashion-meets-tech event, it had one very specific requirement: drones permitted. Today the group's students, who range from elementary school to college, will host their event, Fashion Hack, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Temple University's College of Engineering, on 12th Street near Norris in North Philadelphia. Zuliesuivie Ball, the studio's head of communication development, said the group focuses on finding talent and giving students the ability to go out into the world with knowledge of STEM - science, technology, engineering and math.
March 23, 1986 |
With the release of Troll, Terrorvision and Eliminators this year, Charles Band and his Empire Entertainment mini-studio have made up in quantity what his films demonstrably lack in quality. Band makes no apologies for living in the basement of the movie world with straightforward exploitation films that have global prospects. He is a director (Metalstorm, Parasite) who has turned into a very successful studio executive and who invites obvious comparison with Roger Corman. In the '60s, Corman made his name and a great deal of money by hiring new directing talent cheaply.