October 5, 2012
MANY PHILADELPHIA art galleries stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Some schedule special events for second Fridays. Here's what's happening Friday night and through October at art spaces around the region. Also, this weekend is the first of two events in this year's Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, organized by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. The tour for galleries west of Broad Street is Saturday and Sunday; east of Broad is Oct. 20-21. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Find out more at 215-546-7775 or philaopenstudios.org.
July 13, 2012 |
On an ordinary weekend, Haddonfield's main drag, Kings Highway, bustles with window shoppers, restaurant-goers, and families out for a stroll. Little side streets beckon with boutiques and galleries. But this weekend, Kings Highway will be in its annual Crafts and Fine Art Festival mode, a reminder that this town loves the arts, and has set aside this summer weekend for the last 19 years to prove it. This year marks a milestone 20th anniversary of the show. Tents line the middle of the street, and foot traffic expands exponentially as more than 285 crafters and artists, all juried into the show, display their wares in a festive arts corridor.
November 4, 2011
Antiques/Art/Crafts 22nd Annual Craft Fair More than 100 juried crafters, raffle table, door prizes, food & more. Charles Boehm Middle School, 866 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville. $3; free for children. 11/5. 9 am-3 pm. 3rd Annual Fall Art and Craft Show by River's Edge Artisans Features jewelry, pottery, hats, fused-glass works and woven, printed and painted textiles. Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, 3705 Main St.; 215-487-9690. 11/5, 11/6. 11 am-5 pm Annual Holiday Bazaar Extravaganza Jewelry, sports items, pet supplies, handcrafted items, Judaica, ceramics, & one-of-a-kind gifts by local craftsmen & artisans.
March 21, 2011 |
A few dozen children and their parents breathed life into piles of wood scraps at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Sunday afternoon, transforming simple cubes, dowels, arches, triangles, and wedges into a ballerina, two Santa Clauses, several birds, a family walking a dog, a skateboarding park, and an island scene with palm tree and sailboat. The families were taking part in one of a series of programs offered free to all schoolchildren in the Philadelphia public schools each weekend at the academy since September - and with paid admission to others.
May 29, 2005 |
"Functional art is what I like," said Karen Cavin, owner of the 5 Senses, the newest gallery in West Chester. She's filled the bright gallery on West Market Street with handcrafted, functional American art - recycled-glass sun catchers and eye-catching pottery, funky plant holders, fragrant candles, even homemade barbecue sauce. Cavin will be part of the biannual open-house gallery walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Her featured artist will be jewelry designer Lisajoy Sachs, who works with glass beads to make fun, wearable art. Joining 10 West Chester galleries for the event are Kamille Catchings, owner of Magnum Opus Gallery in Mendenhall.
August 24, 2003 |
It may be a purple Australian boulder opal or a seemingly clear Mexican jelly opal that sparks Caryn Hetherston's imagination. But as she creates her jewelry, this metalsmith does not limit herself to iridescent stones, silver and gold. She is as apt to incorporate an unrecognizable flattened bottle cap or time-worn glass washed up on the Delaware shore if it has the shape and texture she seeks for her wearable art. "Most of my pieces revolve around stones and found objects," Hetherston said.
October 27, 1999 |
Art, wrote Oscar Wilde, "invents, imagines, dreams, and keeps between herself and reality the impenetrable barrier of beautiful style, of decorative or ideal treatment. " Or, as his flighty Cecily Cardew proclaims in The Importance of Being Earnest, "in matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing. " In Earnest, Wilde appropriated the form of drawing-room comedy and spun around it an intricately filigreed web of style and elegance, a dazzling creation that alchemically wove the raw wool of reality into a garment of radiant artificiality.
December 7, 1997 |
For someone who spent the first two years after her college graduation delivering pizza and pondering her professional career, artist Gretchen Hulse has caught up quickly. These days, Hulse is the owner of Crescent Moon Clothing Co., a home business that specializes in block-printed clothing for women and children. "It has really grown to the point where I have hundreds and hundreds of pieces to show," said Hulse, 28, a Riverton native who graduated with an art degree from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1992.
November 12, 1996 |
Sally Yow keeps the prize-winning necklace, like the crown jewels, encased under glass. The piece is made of fine, twisted ivy vines, attached with a curly grapevine clasp. The pendant is a pearl-painted poppy pod, with the tiniest pink roses circling the pod. Yow won the blue ribbon interpreting the theme "Moonlight and Roses" in a jewelry division at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year. Now, she sees cherry pits, plant pods, flower stems, and dried peas differently from most people.