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Warm Up Winter with Some Art

Looking to shake off those winter blues?  Let a little art brighten your day!  Here are some artful exhibits to check out in February and March. In Person – a juried exhibition celebrating the human form at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA runs through March 1st.   Gallery hours are Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. – 7:30 … Continue reading

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

Nominate an Artifact and Help Conserve History

Interested in saving Pennsylvania’s most significant artifacts? The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts has opened a statewide call to libraries, museums, historic sites and archives to participate in a program to do just that. The program,  Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts, is seeking nominations of inspiring historic items – drawings, paintings, manuscripts, rare … 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

Elvis Remembered in Art

Today marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.  As one of the most popular singers of the 20th century and surely one of our most recognizable cultural icons, rather than discuss his contributions to the music and film industries, I’d like to take a look at how his image been represented in art over … Continue reading

Re-Creating Olympic Rings

For our “how to” today, I thought it’d be fun to give some ideas on re-creating the image of the Olympic rings with children. If your children are participating in some outdoor “Olympic style” games, have them help make flags or decorations with the rings to add to the spirit and festiveness of the games. … Continue reading

How to Make Artist Trading Cards

Artist Trading Cards are small works of art created quickly for giving away or trading.  Recently, the CAC offered a class on Making Artist Trading Cards with Claudia McGill.  I think they are really cool and can be used as a marketing tool to promote an artist’s work.  There are many techniques you can use … Continue reading

Brillo® Kicks off 15 Minutes of Fame Contest

Today, our eyes are on Brillo®.  Yes, those steel wool soap pads whose boxes became modern works art by Andy Warhol. Brillo is calling all artists to create and submit an original Cover Design for a limited-edition commemorative book which will celebrate Brillo’s 100 year anniversary in 2013. The winner of the 15 Minutes of … Continue reading