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Be Open to Art

Today’s artist to watch is Christie Leonard. A senior at Marple Newtown High School, Christie is actively involved in the arts at Community Arts Center. I recently sat with Christie to discuss work from a class she’s been attending for several years, building architectural models, and I really learned a lot about the process.  I’d … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Sales

Everywhere I look, I see advertisements and postcards for holiday sales.  In addition to the big box retailers, department stores and specialty stores, there are many fine arts and crafts sales taking place in the next week. If you’re looking to make it a handmade holiday this year, here are a few places to shop … Continue reading

Pottery with a Purpose

Pottery with a Purpose

I had the pleasure of taking my first pottery class this summer.  It was a hand building class in which I made bowls that were donated for a charity luncheon.  It was great fun and the best part of it was that I got to play a role in supporting an Empty Bowls luncheon event … Continue reading

Havana ’59 Exhibit Opens at CAC Tonight

Havana ’59 Exhibit Opens at CAC Tonight

It’s Arty Facts Friday and there is lots going on at Community Arts Center this weekend. Tonight, don’t miss the opening of George Rothacker’s Havana ’59, an exhibit of more than 35 paintings of the cars, architecture and people of Cuba, created between 2009 and 2011. Also on display are selections of paintings from former … Continue reading

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

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

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