Posted in June 2012

CAC Weekend Workshops

It’s Arty Facts Friday so here’s what’s happening at Community Arts Center this weekend. There’s a Friday Night Clay workshop from 6 -8:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday  from 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day, try Concrete Sculpture – Armature and Sandcasting. Try some art this weekend!

Barbara Hanselman Loves Where Clay Takes Her

Barbara Hanselman Loves Where Clay Takes Her

Today’s artist to watch is… Barbara Hanselman. Barbara lived and breathed interior and architectural design until she discovered clay at a workshop given by Jeanne Haskell at The Vermont Clay Studio in Montpelier, Vermont in 1994.  Upon returning home, she knew she had to pursue her new-found interest.  She signed up for classes at Perkins … Continue reading

How To Support Your Local Art Organizations

If you’re not an artist (like me) but love the arts (like me), here are some ways to support your local art centers or organizations: Make an individual donation and ask if your company makes matching donations Become an art center member Sponsor an event or ask your employer to sponsor an event produced by … Continue reading

Manayunk’s Arts Festival is This Weekend

Manayunk’s Arts Festival is This Weekend

It’s Arty Facts Friday so here’s what’s going on at Community Arts Center this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m., try your hand at  Concrete Sculpture – Armature and Sandcasting with Laura Demme.  Advance registration is required. Also on Saturday and Sunday, stop by Manayunk, PA for their 23rd annual Arts Festival.  There are … Continue reading

Take a Tour of Andrew Wyeth’s Studio

Today, we’re talking about…  Andrew Wyeth’s Studio Tour. One of my favorite museums, the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA, is opening Andrew Wyeth’s Chadds Ford studio for tours on July 3rd.  Betsy James Wyeth gave the museum the studio in 2010.  The tour offers insights into Wyeth’s life, his working methods and sources of … Continue reading

Ringo Starr Art

Today’s artist to watch is Ringo Starr. Yes, that Ringo Starr.  Ringo is primarily known as drummer for the Beatles but he is an accomplished visual artist as well.  He began doing art on his computer  as a way to pass time while on tour.  I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Ringo’s artwork at an … Continue reading

How to Display Children’s Artwork

Tired of all the children’s artwork hanging haphazardly on your refrigerator door?  Why not turn children’s artwork into fabulous displays throughout the home?  Children’s artwork adds a personal touch to any room.  By displaying it prominently, it also sends a message that a child’s creative expression is appreciated and valued.  Here are some simple ways … Continue reading

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s New Home

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s New Home

Today our eyes are on The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. The Guild moved their new headquarters to Queen Street in the heart of Lancaster’s thriving arts district.  With room for exhibition galleries, an expanded Guild store, and multiple classrooms and workshop spaces, it’s a great place to meet and network with other craftspeople or attend a show. … Continue reading