September 23, 1990 |
Althea Leonard said the new job she started Monday has her "doing what I've always wanted to do. " The West Collingswood resident, 37, was recently appointed associate curator for education at the Stedman Art Gallery at Rutgers University's Camden campus. She is responsible for developing and conducting the gallery's Museum Education Enrichment Program for children and adolescents. She also will produce educational programs for adults. In its fourth year, the enrichment program strives to instill in participants a greater understanding of and appreciation for the visual arts.
February 1, 1997 |
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts, among the region's vibrant community arts centers, is in danger of shutting down. Its board of governors will meet Monday to decide whether the financially troubled 57-year-old visual arts and professional theater organization can continue operating. Gerard Brown, interim director of the center, said the organization has "chronic financial problems that have become really acute. " He would not say exactly what the center's deficit is, but he described it as "a very large number.
December 10, 1990 |
Ellen Forman, a vibrant dancer, choreographer and teacher who was a pioneer in a dance form that blended language and visual arts, was struck by a car and killed Friday while crossing a street in Pittsburgh. She was 45. Mrs. Forman, of Roxborough, a co-founder of the South Street Dance Company in Philadelphia, was in Pittsburgh directing one of her pieces, "Duet," for a dance company there. She was struck by the car after a post-rehearsal dinner. She trained in English and dance in college and, as her dance career progressed, she continued to break ground in dance by incorporating her literary skills into her performances.
December 10, 1991 |
The Maritime Museum's bid to gain control of the Port of History Museum at Penn's Landing passed a major hurdle yesterday when a bill to lease it to the Maritime for 83 years cleared a City Council committee hearing. The fate of the waterfront facility - which in recent years has been used by more than 300 civic and cultural organizations, and has been used for free by the city - could be determined Dec. 19, when the full council is scheduled to vote. Some arts groups say they will push to have the vote tabled.
May 12, 1994 |
A playwright-poet, a saxophonist-composer and two founders of Philadelphia art galleries were expected to receive the Mayor's Arts and Culture Award last night at the Barclay Hotel on Rittenhouse Square. The winners, each of whom gets a $5,000 check and a personalized gold medal, are: Ntozake Shange, recipient of the award for literary achievements, wrote for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, a hit of the 1976-'77 Broadway season that won the Golden Apple and Outer Critics Circle awards and was nominated for Obie, Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards.
December 22, 1999 |
O'Neil Scott, a hard-hitting defensive back for Woodrow Wilson, said yesterday that he had made an oral commitment to Syracuse University. Scott, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder, made his decision Sunday, choosing Syracuse over Rutgers, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He had made official visits to all four schools. "I chose Syracuse because I like the arts program," Scott said. "I'd like to major in visual arts, and I also thought they had a great football facility. " Scott attends the Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts School in Camden and has a 3.1 grade point average.
May 16, 1991 |
When the Community Arts Center in Wallingford opened its doors 40 years ago, it had a special interest in teaching children fine art and crafts. Now, the nonprofit organization at 414 Plush Mill Rd. has an annual operating budget of about $350,000 and has become the largest arts community center in Delaware County. That growth has been particularly evident during the last decade. The center has expanded its agenda to include workshops and programs in the performing and visual arts for all age groups.
October 25, 2007 |
Though sitting only 75 feet away from each other on Art School Road in Chester Springs, Historic Yellow Springs and Chester Springs Studio are no longer separated. The two nonprofits officially merged into one organization on Oct. 12. Rob Lukens, executive director of Historic Yellow Springs, said the organizations decided to join "to expand programming and cultural offerings, while also improving the experience of visiting the village. " Since 1975, Historic Yellow Springs has dedicated itself to preserving the history, culture, and environment of the 142-acre enclave in West Pikeland Township.
June 18, 1989 |
Area residents who would like to spend their summer in more creative pursuits than watching television and mowing the lawn can sign up for a variety of classes being offered at area art centers. Offerings range from outer-space art to ballet, and are available for all ages. Courses for young children, teenagers and adults begin next week at the Markeim Art Center at Lincoln Avenue and Walnut Street in Haddonfield. Classes at the center are divided into age groups: For children age 12 and under, the offerings include preschool crafts, cooking and crafts, clay, outer-space art, fashion accessories, charm and modeling, and sculpture.
May 7, 1998 |
Steven K. Urice, director of the Rosenbach Museum and Library, will leave that job to become a program officer in the culture department of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Urice, 48, has headed the Rosenbach since 1993. At Pew he will concentrate on revamping the culture department's national grant-making activities. Pew's culture program, which plans to give away $21 million in 1998, has spent the last several years remaking its policies. Locally, the criteria by which it awards grants have become more strict.