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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

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

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

Graham Nash Exhibits Photography

Today’s artist to watch is Graham Nash. You may know Nash as a singer-songwriter from Crosby, Stills and Nash or The Hollies, but did you know that Graham Nash is also a world renowned photographer and digital imaging pioneer?  It’s true.  He even has a portrait of David Crosby in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of … Continue reading