Posted in November 2012

Art of Thanksgiving

As we prepare to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I’d take a look at some Thanksgiving celebrations depicted in art and how those pictures have evolved to reflect our society. “The First Thanksgiving” by Philadelphia artist JLG Ferris c. 1912 shows some early settlers sharing an outdoor meal with a group of Native Americans.  … Continue reading

Today We Celebrate Claude Monet

November 14th is the birthday of one of my all time favorite painters, Claude Monet.  Born in 1840, he is one of the founders of French Impressionist painting. Monet wasn’t afraid to venture away from traditional art techniques and he began experimenting with new approaches to art including painting the effects of light en plein … Continue reading

PWCS Exhibit at Wayne Art Center

It’s the last few days to see the Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 112th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper at the Wayne Art Center. The exhibit closes on November 17th. If this year’s works are anything like what was exhibited at this anniversary show last year at Community Arts Center, you’re sure in for a … Continue reading

CAC Teacher in The Photographic Society of Philadelphia’s Exhibit

CAC Teacher in The Photographic Society of Philadelphia’s Exhibit

John A. Benigno, who teaches several photography classes at Community Arts Center, is one of the artists participating in the The Photographic Society of Philadelphia 150th Anniversary Exhibit. The Photographic Society of Philadelphia (, founded in 1862, is the oldest continuously active photographic society in the United States.  It marks its 150th anniversary with a major exhibition opening … Continue reading