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August 24, 2003 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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December 3, 1989 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
Shaker baskets, stained glass, jewelry, handmade dolls, pottery, wooden sculptures, wearable art, Christmas ornaments and perfume bottles are among the crafts for sale at two holiday craft shows this week at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown and the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey in Marlton. Prices for items from both shows range from just a few dollars for Christmas ornaments at Perkins to several hundred dollars. A portion of the sales from each event will benefit special programs for both art groups.
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April 29, 1990 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greta Garbage and Baggy Grable, the two trashy ladies sauntering up Walnut Street behind the three singing cockroaches, were discussing art, fashion, the Earth and trash bags. From time to time, people would make remarks. "What are you supposed to be?" "Look at these people, will you. " "This town gets wackier every day. " Greta and Baggy, whose real names, respectively, are Lisa Stockebrand and Liz Dorbad, were on their way Monday to Rittenhouse Square with the singing cockroaches and two dozen other oddly attired people.
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October 28, 2011
Antiques/Art/Crafts 62d Annual Juried Holiday Craft Show Contemporary & traditional folk art by more than 100 artists. Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown; 610-678-6650. www.rbcrafts.org . Donation suggested: $4; free for children under 12. 10/29. Before & After Utopia Exhibit on the crisis and challenge of designing, powering, and maintaining urban metropolises. University of the Arts - Gershman Hall (Gershman Y), 401 S. Broad St.; 215-446-3033.
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March 21, 2011 | By Adrienne Lu, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 29, 1993 | by Becky Batcha, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Ziva Branstetter contributed to this column
SEND AN ANARCHIST TO CAMP. If you serve on your neighborhood's clean-up patrol, you already know about the upcoming Cheap Art Auction, flyers for which are plastered on buildings and poles all over town. "We've been getting phone calls from a lot of block captains, threatening us," says organizer Alexis Bolo. If you're just an ordinary, oblivious citizen, what you've been missing is a series of Xeroxed pronouncements urging creative types to "Donate your art to Philly's first cheap art auction.
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May 29, 2005 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1999 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
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.
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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2012 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
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.
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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.
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March 21, 2011 | By Adrienne Lu, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 29, 2005 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
"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.
NEWS
August 24, 2003 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1999 | By Clifford A. Ridley, INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
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.
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December 7, 1997 | By Nicole Pensiero, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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November 12, 1996 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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