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Events for 6/23/18 (Saturday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
"PERSPECTIVES IN TRAVEL" ART EXHIBITION
A - Space Gallery, 37 Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 Time: Opening Reception 5 - 8 p.m. Friday June 1st; Regular Hours Saturday and Sunday 12 - 6:00 p.m.   
CONTACT: 609-462-7523 or 215-219-5750   |    EMAIL
"Perspectives in Travel" Artist April Ann Bohmler and Photographer Anne Gale present a view of the world's Color and Culture through Lens and Brush. Meet the Artists/Opening Exhibit Friday June 1st, 2018 5:00 - 8:00.
INTERLOCKING DIALOGUES: PAINTINGS BY BILL JERSEY & CINDY ROESINGER
Caffe Galleria, 23 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 5/2/18-6/24/18 Time: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm / Fri-Sun 7am-10pm / Sun 7am-9pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Cafe Galleria
CONTACT: 2157942472   |    EMAIL
Paintings by award winning artists Cindy Roesinger & Bill Jersey. Stop in weekly for a chance to win a Giclee Print of your choosing valued at $100.
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE LAND
Highlands Art Gallery, 41 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-766-2720   |    EMAIL
Opening Artists' Reception and Painting Demonstrations, featuring Cindy Baron, Kenn Erroll Backhaus and Joseph Orr on June 23 & 24 from 11am to 6pm at Show More...Highlands Art Gallery, 41 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ. This is a great opportunity to meet these 3 artists, see their artwork and watch their painting process.. ...Show Less
MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL
Main Street, Manayunk, PA Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Manayunk Development Corporation
The tradition of being the tri-state area's largest outdoor juried art festival will continue as Main Street hosts approximately 300 different local and Show More...nationally known artists and crafters. Nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit Main Street for this event.. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Cindi Sathra & Muggs Ferguson - Chasing the Light - Photography
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware River.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
BLACK AMERICAN RACERS
Mercer Museum, 84 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18 Time: 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-345-0210   |    EMAIL
Meet groundbreaking African-American motor racers in this panel and discussion program, led by driver, owner and entrepreneur Leonard Miller. Program Show More...includes a preview of a soon-to-be released documentary about Miller, the Black American Racers Association, and his efforts to break the color barrier in motor sports. A restored Formula "Super Vee" raced by Miller's team is also on view, courtesy of the Volkswagen Group of America. Free with museum admission.. ...Show Less
VINTAGE BASE BALL AT IT'S BEST!
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 6/23/18 Time: 1-3 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
Baseball has come a long way from its crude and humble beginnings in the fields of 19th century America. More than a game, baseball is a part of our American Show More...heritage. Join us on Saturday, June 23 at 1 pm as the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia plays the Brandywine Base Ball Club on the grassy field at Pennypacker Mills.
The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia today is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League which plays throughout the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland area. The Athletics use period uniforms and equipment and the rules of the 1860's. Be a part of the American Pastime and join us for an afternoon of all-American base ball!
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Pennypacker Mansion open for FREE guided tours. Food vendor onsite. Free parking and admission. Suggested donation $2/person.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
RAE SLOAN BREDIN: HARMONY AND POWER
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
"Within the subtle range of values, peculiarly his own, Bredin succeeded in combining harmony and power, truly artistic...colors are arranged in harmonies Show More...with a sustained organization of the highest order...quality of texture and whole expression. One phase of his talent was the just appraisal of that quality known as 'decorative.'" - John F. Folinsbee, "Bredin Memorial," 1933
Rae Sloan Bredin (1880-1933) has long been known among the Pennsylvania Impressionists as a painter whose work is characterized by refinement and dignity, serenity and delicacy. His paintings depict life in New Hope and, unlike those of his local peers, often depict women and children in groups both out in nature as well as in intimate interiors. This exhibition will highlight works spanning Bredin's career, touching on his time as a student, instructor, and member of the New Hope Group.. ...Show Less
Events for 6/24/18 (Sunday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
"PERSPECTIVES IN TRAVEL" ART EXHIBITION
A - Space Gallery, 37 Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 Time: Opening Reception 5 - 8 p.m. Friday June 1st; Regular Hours Saturday and Sunday 12 - 6:00 p.m.   
CONTACT: 609-462-7523 or 215-219-5750   |    EMAIL
"Perspectives in Travel" Artist April Ann Bohmler and Photographer Anne Gale present a view of the world's Color and Culture through Lens and Brush. Meet the Artists/Opening Exhibit Friday June 1st, 2018 5:00 - 8:00.
INTERLOCKING DIALOGUES: PAINTINGS BY BILL JERSEY & CINDY ROESINGER
Caffe Galleria, 23 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 5/2/18-6/24/18 Time: Mon-Thur 9am-9pm / Fri-Sun 7am-10pm / Sun 7am-9pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Cafe Galleria
CONTACT: 2157942472   |    EMAIL
Paintings by award winning artists Cindy Roesinger & Bill Jersey. Stop in weekly for a chance to win a Giclee Print of your choosing valued at $100.
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE LAND
Highlands Art Gallery, 41 N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ 08530 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 908-766-2720   |    EMAIL
Opening Artists' Reception and Painting Demonstrations, featuring Cindy Baron, Kenn Erroll Backhaus and Joseph Orr on June 23 & 24 from 11am to 6pm at Show More...Highlands Art Gallery, 41 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ. This is a great opportunity to meet these 3 artists, see their artwork and watch their painting process.. ...Show Less
MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL
Main Street, Manayunk, PA Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Manayunk Development Corporation
The tradition of being the tri-state area's largest outdoor juried art festival will continue as Main Street hosts approximately 300 different local and Show More...nationally known artists and crafters. Nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit Main Street for this event.. ...Show Less
PAINTING AT THE STORM: GIRAFFE LOVE
Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe, Date: 6/24/18 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm    WEBSITE
Painting at the Storm: Giraffe Love
June 24th 5:30-7pm
Get ready to paint up a Storm! Jackie will walk us step-by-step to create a colorful painting Show More...(as pictured), with plenty of opportunities to embellish to your hearts delight. Beginners and experts welcome to join this fun and creative experience!
All profits from the event will go towards "Africa Yoga Project." Find out more about Carolann's Africa Yoga Project on her go fund me page.
https://www.gofundme.com/coralstory
Paint, canvas and a cup of tea will be provided.
Cost: $25. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
EXPANDING CONSCIOUSNESS WORKSHOP
Spiritman Productions, Mill Creek Rd., Levittown, PA 19057 (map)
Date: 6/24/18 Time: 10:00am-5:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Psychic Medium Joseph Tittel
CONTACT: 2672433560   |    EMAIL
Our planet is accelerating at an unprecedented pace. During this critical time on the planet , we are able to access information very rapidly and with Show More...much ease and grace. Join internationally renowned psychic medium Joseph Tittel for this special all day workshop on expanding consciousness & deepening your relationship with your guides and angels. Joseph will help you to open your intuitive abilities, understand how to communicate with the spirit realm & access the wisdom of your spirit guides, guardians and angels. In this all day workshop you will experience:
How you may create a sacred space for yourself & a place to honor your guides, angels & loved ones in spirit.
Several special meditations that will help you to relax, move you into an open and receptive space & create your peaceful happy place.
Expanding your understanding and awareness of your energy system (auric field) & working with your chakras.
Instruction on creating and deepening relationships with your guides, angels, and spirit helpers.
An increased awareness on how to invite guidance into your life with ease and grace.
Three things you can do to help strengthen your body, mind & spirit & deepen your connection with Spirit.
Techniques to help you to manifest positive things into your life.
Joseph will guide students through several different meditations including his exclusive Alpha Meditation, a powerful meditation that assists participants into the Alpha State, which helps increase the ability to access one's guides. Participants will learn how to go into an instant alpha state and will be guided to explore relationships with their own guides and helpers in the spirit realm. This day is packed with powerful information and practical techniques that serve to guide students to open to their intuitive abilities. Whether you are new to this work or well practiced on this path, you will expand your relationship with your guides as you gain new tools to incorporate on your journey.
Please bring a pillow, chair or anything you may need to help you to be as comfortable as possible during meditation.
Please note that we will take a one hour lunch break from 12 to 1. There are places to eat nearby or you may bring your own lunch, snacks & water. We have a microwave and fridge. Please bring with you an item you would like to place on the altar during the workshop. This could be anything you would like, a picture of a loved one, a crystal, jewelry of yours or a loved one or anything you are comfortable with. You will get this item back. Please also note that this is not a workshop that teaches you to be a Medium or to receive messages from a deceased loved one. Joseph's goal is to help you to open up to spirit & deepen your relationship with your guides.. ...Show Less
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-6/24/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Cindi Sathra & Muggs Ferguson - Chasing the Light - Photography
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware River.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
Events for 6/25/18 (Monday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
Events for 6/26/18 (Tuesday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
Events for 6/27/18 (Wednesday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ART
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401 (map)
Date: 6/27/18 Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2156673227   |    EMAIL
Join us on June 27th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for a wild night of painting at the Elmwood Park Zoo, featuring Pinot's Pallet!

We will have your creative Show More...senses flowing as we embark on a wild paint night with the Giraffes! Pinot's Pallet will joining us to instruct you on your night of painting. This special event includes after hours admission, a giraffe feeding, cash bar and light bites.
This event is $75 per person and for ages 12 and up.. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
GOOD VIBES, GOOD KARMA: MINDFULNESS ART 5 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES
Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe, Date: 6/27/18 Time: 11am-1pm    WEBSITE
Good Vibes, Good Karma: Mindfulness Art 5 week Workshop Series
Wednesdays 11am-1pm; June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st
Transform habits Show More...to create a more mindful lifestyle through this series of art projects. Participate with a small group (max 8 students) in a light-hearted and joyful environment that will ease you into relaxation and allow you to start focusing on the present.
No artistic ability is required, this is NOT art training! :) Art is just one medium to practice mindfulness. The goal is to help you gain awareness in every single moment you might be missing out on. There will be thorough guidance on every project, so don't worry! However, mindfulness art is not about the results, but all about the journey.
Utilize a childish heart, use colors and shapes as you please. Whatever you create, it will be as beautiful as your heart!
All classes include:
- Guided Meditation
- Organic tea
- All materials
- GVGK exclusive emails for consistent transformation throughout the series!
Week 1 - Trust the Universe (June 13th)
Chakra Meditation
Watercolor Chakra Cards
Card reading has been a spiritual method for many centuries. Sometimes, we want to ask for a sign! We will make a set of personalized spiritual cards that inspire you from your heart whenever you need a little guidance from the universe. We will be using watercolor techniques to practice being present and acceptance.
Week 2 - Follow Your Breath (June 27th)
Stress Relief Breathing Meditation
Acrylic Color Mandala Circle
Mandala is a sacred circle. This circle has so much energy from the creator. Weave your breath into shapes and repeated patterns to find your own meditative state with your sacred circle.
Week 3 - Vivid Heart (July 11th)
Visualizing Meditation
Finding Personal Healing Color
Healing Canvas
Colors are energy that have the power to heal our mind and body. Use the colors that perfectly connect with your soul and create a healing canvas. Simply guide your brush to create lines and shapes that will lead you to simply focus on colors and sensations.
Week 4 - Blooming Yourself (July 25th)
Lotus Meditation
Lotus Candle Holder / Incense Holder Clay Art
Many religions use the lotus as a symbol of purity and spiritual enlightenment. The colors and patterns of each petal represent the union of the human soul with the highest form of consciousness. Enjoy the texture of clay in your hands as you create your own lotus and appreciate the its exquisite beauty.
Week 5 - Good Vibes, Good Karma Lotus Party Coloring (August 1st)
Lotus
Group Meditation and Spiritual Sharing
This is conclusion of the series. Let's color our lotus and light up our Lotus Candles!
We will be sharing our thoughts and reflections on the experience of the Mindfulness Art series and any inspirational ideas for improving our mindful lifestyles.
Cost: $40 each class; $135 for the series
Dates: Wednesday's 11am-1pm
*We need 4 to sign up for the series to have the classes.
June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
Events for 6/28/18 (Thursday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
EXHIBIT: "THE ART OF JOSEPHINE W. PENNYPACKER"
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 6/28/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & County Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
The late nineteenth century saw popularity in works of art among women, especially watercolors. On display will be watercolors, charcoal drawings, oil Show More...paintings, and pencil drawings of Josephine Pennypacker. Included on all tours.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.
Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. Closed Mondays and County Holidays.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
Events for 6/29/18 (Friday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
WAWA WELCOME AMERICA: FREE MUSEUM NIGHT
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (map)
Date: 6/29/18 Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-236-3300   |    EMAIL
Explore America's most historic prison at dusk! Free Museum Night admission includes "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour narrated by actor Steve Show More...Buscemi, Hands-On History interactive experiences, history exhibits, and artist installations.
Historic site programming, especially "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour, is subject to availability. Capacity is limited. Free ticket required; available online. Not recommended for children under the age of seven.. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
Events for 6/30/18 (Saturday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
"PERSPECTIVES IN TRAVEL" ART EXHIBITION
A - Space Gallery, 37 Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938 (map)
Date: 6/30/18 Time: Opening Reception 5 - 8 p.m. Friday June 1st; Regular Hours Saturday and Sunday 12 - 6:00 p.m.   
CONTACT: 609-462-7523 or 215-219-5750   |    EMAIL
"Perspectives in Travel" Artist April Ann Bohmler and Photographer Anne Gale present a view of the world's Color and Culture through Lens and Brush. Meet the Artists/Opening Exhibit Friday June 1st, 2018 5:00 - 8:00.
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
GARDEN OF ILLUMINATION WORKS BY MARILYN FOEHRENBACH
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 6/1/18-6/30/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
June 1st- 30th
Artist reception- Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 9 PM
Illustrator Marilyn Foehrenbach brings the beauty of nature through her art for Show More...others to re-imagine and enjoy. Having a wide range of illustration and design experience which she employees to capably manifest unique narratives. As a preferential calling, Foehrenbach continually refers to the infinite splendor of our world's flora and fauna for subject matter and compositional elements. In a modern society fixated on devices and narcissism, the artist here feels charged with the mission to remind viewers of the nuances both amongst us and far out of reach; at least until we decide to venture from our comfort zones and explore the great world Foehrenbach has re-presented. By way of a "fantastical, tribute to scientific illustration" and symbolism the artist creates captivating, proficient, and fun works of art for everyone to enjoy.
Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into her striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
INVITATION TO LOCAL ARTISTS
Gathering Art Gallery and Boutique, 65A West State Street (between Paganini and Domani Star restaurants), Doylestown, PA 18902 (map)
Date: 6/6/18-6/30/18 Time: Friday Saturday And Sundays 12:00 to t6:00   
CONTACT: 650-922-7196   |    EMAIL
Gathering Art Gallery is inviting Local Artists to display in a group their art for the month of July.For a small fee you will display your art and pay Show More...NO COMMISSION.
inquire at the Gallery or email gatheringdoylestown@gmail.com.. ...Show Less
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 6/30/18-7/1/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
RAE SLOAN BREDIN: HARMONY AND POWER
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/30/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
"Within the subtle range of values, peculiarly his own, Bredin succeeded in combining harmony and power, truly artistic...colors are arranged in harmonies Show More...with a sustained organization of the highest order...quality of texture and whole expression. One phase of his talent was the just appraisal of that quality known as 'decorative.'" - John F. Folinsbee, "Bredin Memorial," 1933
Rae Sloan Bredin (1880-1933) has long been known among the Pennsylvania Impressionists as a painter whose work is characterized by refinement and dignity, serenity and delicacy. His paintings depict life in New Hope and, unlike those of his local peers, often depict women and children in groups both out in nature as well as in intimate interiors. This exhibition will highlight works spanning Bredin's career, touching on his time as a student, instructor, and member of the New Hope Group.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/1/18 (Sunday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 6/30/18-7/1/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/2/18 (Monday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/3/18 (Tuesday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/4/18 (Wednesday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
CRITIQUE NIGHT
AOY - Artists of Yardley, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA 19067 (map)
Date: 7/4/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-493-1205   |    EMAIL
Moderated by Marc Schimsky. First Wednesday of every month
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
PHOTO POP PHILLY
Photo Pop Phily, 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
Date: 5/24/18-7/4/18 Time: 3pm-11pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Philly PR Girl
CONTACT: 267-930-8733   |    EMAIL
Philly's First Ever Pop Up Exhibit!
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
GOOD VIBES, GOOD KARMA: MINDFULNESS ART 5 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES
Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe, Date: 7/4/18 Time: 11am-1pm    WEBSITE
Good Vibes, Good Karma: Mindfulness Art 5 week Workshop Series
Wednesdays 11am-1pm; June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st
Transform habits Show More...to create a more mindful lifestyle through this series of art projects. Participate with a small group (max 8 students) in a light-hearted and joyful environment that will ease you into relaxation and allow you to start focusing on the present.
No artistic ability is required, this is NOT art training! :) Art is just one medium to practice mindfulness. The goal is to help you gain awareness in every single moment you might be missing out on. There will be thorough guidance on every project, so don't worry! However, mindfulness art is not about the results, but all about the journey.
Utilize a childish heart, use colors and shapes as you please. Whatever you create, it will be as beautiful as your heart!
All classes include:
- Guided Meditation
- Organic tea
- All materials
- GVGK exclusive emails for consistent transformation throughout the series!
Week 1 - Trust the Universe (June 13th)
Chakra Meditation
Watercolor Chakra Cards
Card reading has been a spiritual method for many centuries. Sometimes, we want to ask for a sign! We will make a set of personalized spiritual cards that inspire you from your heart whenever you need a little guidance from the universe. We will be using watercolor techniques to practice being present and acceptance.
Week 2 - Follow Your Breath (June 27th)
Stress Relief Breathing Meditation
Acrylic Color Mandala Circle
Mandala is a sacred circle. This circle has so much energy from the creator. Weave your breath into shapes and repeated patterns to find your own meditative state with your sacred circle.
Week 3 - Vivid Heart (July 11th)
Visualizing Meditation
Finding Personal Healing Color
Healing Canvas
Colors are energy that have the power to heal our mind and body. Use the colors that perfectly connect with your soul and create a healing canvas. Simply guide your brush to create lines and shapes that will lead you to simply focus on colors and sensations.
Week 4 - Blooming Yourself (July 25th)
Lotus Meditation
Lotus Candle Holder / Incense Holder Clay Art
Many religions use the lotus as a symbol of purity and spiritual enlightenment. The colors and patterns of each petal represent the union of the human soul with the highest form of consciousness. Enjoy the texture of clay in your hands as you create your own lotus and appreciate the its exquisite beauty.
Week 5 - Good Vibes, Good Karma Lotus Party Coloring (August 1st)
Lotus
Group Meditation and Spiritual Sharing
This is conclusion of the series. Let's color our lotus and light up our Lotus Candles!
We will be sharing our thoughts and reflections on the experience of the Mindfulness Art series and any inspirational ideas for improving our mindful lifestyles.
Cost: $40 each class; $135 for the series
Dates: Wednesday's 11am-1pm
*We need 4 to sign up for the series to have the classes.
June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/5/18 (Thursday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
FREE ART EXHIBIT
Keybank, 732 Norristown Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 (map)
Date: 6/4/18-7/5/18 Time: Regular Banking Hours    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: BucksMont Art League
CONTACT: 215-674-4292   |    EMAIL
FREE ART EXHIBIT: The June 2018 exhibit of works of art by the members of the BucksMont Art League will be on display at the Keybank, 732 Norristown Show More...Road in Maple Glen. Come see these artistic works of art during regular banking hours from June 4th to July 5th, 2018. All works are eligible for sale.
Then come and meet with like-minded art lovers at the Bucks-Mont Art League. The monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 pm in the Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Avenue, Warminster. Join and display your work at area location.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
EXHIBIT: "THE ART OF JOSEPHINE W. PENNYPACKER"
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 7/5/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & County Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
The late nineteenth century saw popularity in works of art among women, especially watercolors. On display will be watercolors, charcoal drawings, oil Show More...paintings, and pencil drawings of Josephine Pennypacker. Included on all tours.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.
Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. Closed Mondays and County Holidays.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/6/18 (Friday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/7/18 (Saturday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
ART POP UP SHOP W/ARCAC
Artistic Rain Creative Art Center, 101 Jackson Ave, bottom floor, Glenside, PA 19038 (map)
Date: 7/7/18 Time: 12-5pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-904-0632   |    EMAIL
ARCAC is hosting it's semi-annual 'Art Pop Up Shop' 7-7-18!!
Includes fun, food, wine, giveaways, shoppng & more!
Dont miss this summer soiree! Show More...
Need info? Contact Mary @ 267-904-0632
artisticraincac.com. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
69TH TINICUM ARTS FESTIVAL
Tinicum Park, River Road (1 1/2 miles south of Frenchtown Bridge), Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/7/18-7/8/18 Time: Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
A Great Bucks County Tradition, the Tinicum Arts Festival returns to the shady grounds of Tinicum Park.
Gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy Show More...the works of over 180 regional artists in the centerpiece Art Barn. Delight in the creations of over 130 artists and craft artisans displayed under the trees. Discover treasures at the White Elephant Tent. Choose from literally thousands of volumes at the Book Wagon. Place a bid at the Silent Auction. Enjoy outstanding live musical entertainment while savoring a fresh-squeezed lemonade, a tasty sandwich or a home-baked desert in the picnic grove. Special activities for children and summer fun for everyone at the Tinicum Arts Festival.
Be part of the fun. There are lots of ways to be involved. If you can chair a committee, distribute posters, work several hours at the festival itself, or if you have ideas you would like to share, please call 610-294-9420 and leave a message, or write to the Tinicum Arts Festival, PO Box 106, Erwinna, PA 18920.
The Tinicum Arts Festival is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit Tinicum Civic Association. The Festival is planned and run entirely by volunteers. Proceeds are used to maintain the 1832 Stover Mill in Erwinna and to benefit over 30 other non-profit organizations that serve Tinicum Township.. ...Show Less
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/7/18-7/8/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
RAE SLOAN BREDIN: HARMONY AND POWER
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/7/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
"Within the subtle range of values, peculiarly his own, Bredin succeeded in combining harmony and power, truly artistic...colors are arranged in harmonies Show More...with a sustained organization of the highest order...quality of texture and whole expression. One phase of his talent was the just appraisal of that quality known as 'decorative.'" - John F. Folinsbee, "Bredin Memorial," 1933
Rae Sloan Bredin (1880-1933) has long been known among the Pennsylvania Impressionists as a painter whose work is characterized by refinement and dignity, serenity and delicacy. His paintings depict life in New Hope and, unlike those of his local peers, often depict women and children in groups both out in nature as well as in intimate interiors. This exhibition will highlight works spanning Bredin's career, touching on his time as a student, instructor, and member of the New Hope Group.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/8/18 (Sunday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
FLEMINGTON FLEA - ANTIQUES, TREASURES & FINDS
Main Street and Stangl Road in Flemington, NJ, 7 Spring Street, Flemington, NJ 08822, Flemington, NJ 08822 (map)
Date: 7/8/18 Time: 9am - 3pm        Sponsored by: Flemington Community Partnership
CONTACT: 9088095464   |    EMAIL
The hunt is on throughout historic Flemington, NJ! Antique dealers, vintage items, collectibles, and bargains abound. The Flemington Flea will be held Show More...on the second Sunday of the month, June - Oct, at five locations throughout Flemington and there will be sidewalk sales at Main Street Businesses, music and great restaurants to choose from. Locations include The Filling Station (Main & Williams St), Camp Flemington Antiques (78 Main St - rear lot), Teaberry's Tea Room (2 Main St - lawn), Stangl Factory (2 Stangl Rd - inside), and N'Joy Yourself (50 Stangl Rd - lawn). Centrally located parking can be found near 7 Spring Street, Flemington, NJ. Details on exploreflemington.com
Questions or vendor inquires: communications@flemingtoncp.org. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
69TH TINICUM ARTS FESTIVAL
Tinicum Park, River Road (1 1/2 miles south of Frenchtown Bridge), Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/7/18-7/8/18 Time: Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
A Great Bucks County Tradition, the Tinicum Arts Festival returns to the shady grounds of Tinicum Park.
Gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy Show More...the works of over 180 regional artists in the centerpiece Art Barn. Delight in the creations of over 130 artists and craft artisans displayed under the trees. Discover treasures at the White Elephant Tent. Choose from literally thousands of volumes at the Book Wagon. Place a bid at the Silent Auction. Enjoy outstanding live musical entertainment while savoring a fresh-squeezed lemonade, a tasty sandwich or a home-baked desert in the picnic grove. Special activities for children and summer fun for everyone at the Tinicum Arts Festival.
Be part of the fun. There are lots of ways to be involved. If you can chair a committee, distribute posters, work several hours at the festival itself, or if you have ideas you would like to share, please call 610-294-9420 and leave a message, or write to the Tinicum Arts Festival, PO Box 106, Erwinna, PA 18920.
The Tinicum Arts Festival is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit Tinicum Civic Association. The Festival is planned and run entirely by volunteers. Proceeds are used to maintain the 1832 Stover Mill in Erwinna and to benefit over 30 other non-profit organizations that serve Tinicum Township.. ...Show Less
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/7/18-7/8/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/9/18 (Monday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
ART REBORN
Bucks Learning Cooperative, 315 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047 (map)
Date: 7/9/18 Time: 1 pm - 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-512-0707   |    EMAIL
Youth ages 13 to 18 will make beautiful works of art found from objects, using paint, collage, photography, sculpture and more!
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/10/18 (Tuesday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
DIRECT CONNECT MS SUPPORT GROUP NETWORK
The Silverman Gallery, 4920 York Rd., Holicong, PA 18928 (map)
Date: 7/10/18 Time: 10am-noon    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Run For Research
CONTACT: 267-446-5110   |    EMAIL
This innovative and much-needed community service directly benefits Multiple Sclerosis patients. It is designed to provide an interactive, life changing, Show More...and inspirational environment MS patients will have the opportunity to be a part of on a monthly basis. A carefully selected line-up of therapeutic resources and recreational activities and educational presentations have been put into place to create a healing framework that will enable participants to experience positive connections within themselves and to form bonds with others. The purpose of this support group is to present MS patients with a motivational forum and vital self-help tools to aid them with the daily challenges brought on by the unpredictable and debilitating symptoms multiple sclerosis unleashes. Ultimately our aim is to dramatically improve the quality of life for the chronically ill. The same heart and soul and deliberation we put into orchestrating our indelible and successful MS research fundraisers has been put into creating and developing DIRECT CONNECT. Please join us...$10 donation/session. Pre-registration required. Patient round trip transportation provided if needed.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/11/18 (Wednesday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
GOOD VIBES, GOOD KARMA: MINDFULNESS ART 5 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES
Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe, Date: 7/11/18 Time: 11am-1pm    WEBSITE
Good Vibes, Good Karma: Mindfulness Art 5 week Workshop Series
Wednesdays 11am-1pm; June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st
Transform habits Show More...to create a more mindful lifestyle through this series of art projects. Participate with a small group (max 8 students) in a light-hearted and joyful environment that will ease you into relaxation and allow you to start focusing on the present.
No artistic ability is required, this is NOT art training! :) Art is just one medium to practice mindfulness. The goal is to help you gain awareness in every single moment you might be missing out on. There will be thorough guidance on every project, so don't worry! However, mindfulness art is not about the results, but all about the journey.
Utilize a childish heart, use colors and shapes as you please. Whatever you create, it will be as beautiful as your heart!
All classes include:
- Guided Meditation
- Organic tea
- All materials
- GVGK exclusive emails for consistent transformation throughout the series!
Week 1 - Trust the Universe (June 13th)
Chakra Meditation
Watercolor Chakra Cards
Card reading has been a spiritual method for many centuries. Sometimes, we want to ask for a sign! We will make a set of personalized spiritual cards that inspire you from your heart whenever you need a little guidance from the universe. We will be using watercolor techniques to practice being present and acceptance.
Week 2 - Follow Your Breath (June 27th)
Stress Relief Breathing Meditation
Acrylic Color Mandala Circle
Mandala is a sacred circle. This circle has so much energy from the creator. Weave your breath into shapes and repeated patterns to find your own meditative state with your sacred circle.
Week 3 - Vivid Heart (July 11th)
Visualizing Meditation
Finding Personal Healing Color
Healing Canvas
Colors are energy that have the power to heal our mind and body. Use the colors that perfectly connect with your soul and create a healing canvas. Simply guide your brush to create lines and shapes that will lead you to simply focus on colors and sensations.
Week 4 - Blooming Yourself (July 25th)
Lotus Meditation
Lotus Candle Holder / Incense Holder Clay Art
Many religions use the lotus as a symbol of purity and spiritual enlightenment. The colors and patterns of each petal represent the union of the human soul with the highest form of consciousness. Enjoy the texture of clay in your hands as you create your own lotus and appreciate the its exquisite beauty.
Week 5 - Good Vibes, Good Karma Lotus Party Coloring (August 1st)
Lotus
Group Meditation and Spiritual Sharing
This is conclusion of the series. Let's color our lotus and light up our Lotus Candles!
We will be sharing our thoughts and reflections on the experience of the Mindfulness Art series and any inspirational ideas for improving our mindful lifestyles.
Cost: $40 each class; $135 for the series
Dates: Wednesday's 11am-1pm
*We need 4 to sign up for the series to have the classes.
June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/12/18 (Thursday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
BROADWAY CABARET AT THE MICHENER: SHOSHANA BEAN
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/12/18 Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM VIP ticket holders will be invited for a brief meet-and-greet opportunity with the artist after the show)    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Shoshana Bean's four independent solo releases have all topped the iTunes charts in the U.S. and UK, with her latest album Spectrum landing at #1 on the Show More...Billboard Jazz Charts.
Shoshana has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and television shows, amassed millions of views on YouTube, toured with Postmodern Jukebox, performed alongside David Foster, Ariana Grande, Brian McKnight and sang back up for Michael Jackson for his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. Her music has been featured in television shows on NBC, MTV, Oxygen, Bravo and Showtime.
Shoshana made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray and starred as the first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked. Most recently, she appeared as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and as Cee-Cee Bloom in the new musical adaptation of Beaches, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
EXHIBIT: "THE ART OF JOSEPHINE W. PENNYPACKER"
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 7/12/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & County Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
The late nineteenth century saw popularity in works of art among women, especially watercolors. On display will be watercolors, charcoal drawings, oil Show More...paintings, and pencil drawings of Josephine Pennypacker. Included on all tours.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.
Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. Closed Mondays and County Holidays.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/13/18 (Friday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/14/18 (Saturday)
PEACE VALLEY PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SHOW AT EXHIBIT B GALLERY
Exhibit B Gallery, 105 N Main St, Souderton, PA 18964 (map)
Date: 6/15/18-7/14/18 Time: 5-9 reception or regular gallery hours (Thurs/Fri 2-7 & Sat 11-5) or by appointment    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-799-0266   |    EMAIL
24 Artists from the Peace Valley Plein Air Painters will be our featured artists for 3rd Friday in June. Lots of local work was created special for this show (all over Souderton and the surrounding area). Opening reception 6/15/18 5-9pm, show runs through 7/14/18. Come meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and have a swell evening. Souderton's 3rd Friday event will be right outside our doors. Info, parking, and gallery hours: www.exhibitBgallery.com
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-7/15/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
RAE SLOAN BREDIN: HARMONY AND POWER
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18 Time: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM Saturday 10 AM-5 PM & Sunday 12 PM-5 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
"Within the subtle range of values, peculiarly his own, Bredin succeeded in combining harmony and power, truly artistic...colors are arranged in harmonies Show More...with a sustained organization of the highest order...quality of texture and whole expression. One phase of his talent was the just appraisal of that quality known as 'decorative.'" - John F. Folinsbee, "Bredin Memorial," 1933
Rae Sloan Bredin (1880-1933) has long been known among the Pennsylvania Impressionists as a painter whose work is characterized by refinement and dignity, serenity and delicacy. His paintings depict life in New Hope and, unlike those of his local peers, often depict women and children in groups both out in nature as well as in intimate interiors. This exhibition will highlight works spanning Bredin's career, touching on his time as a student, instructor, and member of the New Hope Group.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/15/18 (Sunday)
41ST ANNUAL DOLLHOUSE AND MINIATURES SHOW AND SALE
Holiday Inn, The Holiday Inn, Exit 49A off I-78 onto Rt. 100 South GPS info: 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville, PA 18031 (map)
Date: 7/15/18 Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club "Small on Scale"
CONTACT: 5702133016   |    EMAIL
July 15, 2018 - Fogelsville, PA The 41st Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club "Small on Scale", Show More...will be held at The Holiday Inn, Exit 49A off I-78 onto Rt. 100 South. First right on Penn Drive, then turn right. GPS info: 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville, PA 18031 610-391-1000 10 AM - 4 PM $5.00 Adults (4.50 with coupon), $1.00 children under 12. Exhibits, free parking, food available. Free children's class. Show information: Jo Roseberry 570-213-3016 jolen@ptd.net or Mary Breidinger 610-762-8370 mbreiginger4547@gmail.com . Check our website: www.lehighvalleyminiatures.com for more show information and to print a discount coupon. Show proceeds benefit charities and educational endeavors.. ...Show Less
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-7/15/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
DRAG STRIP MEMORIES
Mercer Museum, 84 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/15/18 Time: 2 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-345-0210   |    EMAIL
Join several drag racers, mechanics and engine builders as they remember the action and atmosphere of local drag strips in the 1950s and 1960s. Guests Show More...are encouraged to bring their own memorabilia and stories to share. Free with museum admission.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/16/18 (Monday)
LOCAL SELF HEALING VILLAGE
Point Pleasant, PA Date: 7/16/18 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Ute Arnold
CONTACT: 215-297-8006   |    EMAIL
Transcending the Old Story, Creating the New Story
FREE on Third Monday of the Month
Pt. Pleasant, PA
6:30-8:30 pm
MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION Show More...and
EXPERIENCES in:
meditation, joyful movement, expansive breath, color vibrations, performances, healing touch, chakras,.....
Creating.......the NEW STORY of each VILLAGER
in the artful Blue Bamboo Studio
enfolded by NATURE
with Ute, Leslie, Melissa, Marija, Tara, and Natalya
E-Mail : Utebarnold@gmail.com to register and for location/parking information.. ...Show Less
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/17/18 (Tuesday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/18/18 (Wednesday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
GOOD VIBES, GOOD KARMA: MINDFULNESS ART 5 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES
Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe, Date: 7/18/18 Time: 11am-1pm    WEBSITE
Good Vibes, Good Karma: Mindfulness Art 5 week Workshop Series
Wednesdays 11am-1pm; June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st
Transform habits Show More...to create a more mindful lifestyle through this series of art projects. Participate with a small group (max 8 students) in a light-hearted and joyful environment that will ease you into relaxation and allow you to start focusing on the present.
No artistic ability is required, this is NOT art training! :) Art is just one medium to practice mindfulness. The goal is to help you gain awareness in every single moment you might be missing out on. There will be thorough guidance on every project, so don't worry! However, mindfulness art is not about the results, but all about the journey.
Utilize a childish heart, use colors and shapes as you please. Whatever you create, it will be as beautiful as your heart!
All classes include:
- Guided Meditation
- Organic tea
- All materials
- GVGK exclusive emails for consistent transformation throughout the series!
Week 1 - Trust the Universe (June 13th)
Chakra Meditation
Watercolor Chakra Cards
Card reading has been a spiritual method for many centuries. Sometimes, we want to ask for a sign! We will make a set of personalized spiritual cards that inspire you from your heart whenever you need a little guidance from the universe. We will be using watercolor techniques to practice being present and acceptance.
Week 2 - Follow Your Breath (June 27th)
Stress Relief Breathing Meditation
Acrylic Color Mandala Circle
Mandala is a sacred circle. This circle has so much energy from the creator. Weave your breath into shapes and repeated patterns to find your own meditative state with your sacred circle.
Week 3 - Vivid Heart (July 11th)
Visualizing Meditation
Finding Personal Healing Color
Healing Canvas
Colors are energy that have the power to heal our mind and body. Use the colors that perfectly connect with your soul and create a healing canvas. Simply guide your brush to create lines and shapes that will lead you to simply focus on colors and sensations.
Week 4 - Blooming Yourself (July 25th)
Lotus Meditation
Lotus Candle Holder / Incense Holder Clay Art
Many religions use the lotus as a symbol of purity and spiritual enlightenment. The colors and patterns of each petal represent the union of the human soul with the highest form of consciousness. Enjoy the texture of clay in your hands as you create your own lotus and appreciate the its exquisite beauty.
Week 5 - Good Vibes, Good Karma Lotus Party Coloring (August 1st)
Lotus
Group Meditation and Spiritual Sharing
This is conclusion of the series. Let's color our lotus and light up our Lotus Candles!
We will be sharing our thoughts and reflections on the experience of the Mindfulness Art series and any inspirational ideas for improving our mindful lifestyles.
Cost: $40 each class; $135 for the series
Dates: Wednesday's 11am-1pm
*We need 4 to sign up for the series to have the classes.
June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/19/18 (Thursday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
EXHIBIT: "THE ART OF JOSEPHINE W. PENNYPACKER"
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 7/19/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & County Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
The late nineteenth century saw popularity in works of art among women, especially watercolors. On display will be watercolors, charcoal drawings, oil Show More...paintings, and pencil drawings of Josephine Pennypacker. Included on all tours.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.
Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. Closed Mondays and County Holidays.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/20/18 (Friday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/21/18 (Saturday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/21/18-7/22/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/22/18 (Sunday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
STOVER MILL GALLERY
Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 (map)
Date: 7/21/18-7/22/18 Time: Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Tinicum Civic Association
CONTACT: 610-294-9420   |    EMAIL
Susan Dryfoos - Real & Imagined Part 2 - acrylic, oil, pen & ink
Gallery located in 1832 Grist mill on the Delaware RIver.
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/23/18 (Monday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
STAINED GLASS
Bucks Learning Cooperative, 315 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047 (map)
Date: 7/23/18 Time: 1 pm to 4 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-512-0707   |    EMAIL
Youth ages 13 to 18 will learn the basics of this gorgeous art form! From holiday ornaments to treasure boxes, make art to enjoy or give as gifts.
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/24/18 (Tuesday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
TEACHING, LISTENING, AND DOING THE DANCE
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/24/18 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
How do artists become artists? What is the nature and origin of the artistic "call?" Is there a connection between the creative life and the life of the Show More...spirit? These questions are explored in Peterson's third and final memoir, "I Give My Eyes..." (Due Santi Publications, Inc., 2018). This program will include a personal overview of five decades of creativity going back to Peterson's first black-and-white print made in a friend's darkroom in 1968, as well as an excerpt of a recorded conversation with his mentor and friend, photographer John Weiss (1941-2017), in which Weiss remembers his own mentor, Minor White, and the near-Biblical moment at a 1968 Boston exhibition when Weiss discovered his artistic calling.. ...Show Less
THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE: MUSIC, ART, LITERATURE, AND DANCE
Warminster Township Free Library, 1076 Emma Lane, Warminster, PA 18974 (map)
Date: 7/24/18 Time: 6:00-7:30pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-672-4362   |    EMAIL
Have you heard of the Cotton Club, the Dark Tower, Duke Ellington, Snake Hips, Cab Calloway, and Zora Neale Hurston? All of them flourished in Harlem Show More...between World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression. This movement soon went mainstream, influencing American culture at large. Learn about and listen to the exciting music of the 1920s in Harlem with excursions into the art, literature, and dance emerging at the same time. Presented by Librarian, Margaret Montet, from Bucks County Community College.
Program sponsored by the Friends of the Warminster Libary!. ...Show Less
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/25/18 (Wednesday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC: THE RGM PROJECT
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/25/18 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Formed in 2009, RGM PROJECT is a musical ensemble that fuses three distinct genres-blues, jazz, and funk-into an entirely unique contemporary experience. Show More...Featuring a full horn section and some of the area's top musicians, the band regularly works with multi-Grammy award-winning producer Phil Nicolo at Studio 4 and is putting the finishing touches on a four-CD collection coming out later this year.. ...Show Less
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
GOOD VIBES, GOOD KARMA: MINDFULNESS ART 5 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES
Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe, Date: 7/25/18 Time: 11am-1pm    WEBSITE
Good Vibes, Good Karma: Mindfulness Art 5 week Workshop Series
Wednesdays 11am-1pm; June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st
Transform habits Show More...to create a more mindful lifestyle through this series of art projects. Participate with a small group (max 8 students) in a light-hearted and joyful environment that will ease you into relaxation and allow you to start focusing on the present.
No artistic ability is required, this is NOT art training! :) Art is just one medium to practice mindfulness. The goal is to help you gain awareness in every single moment you might be missing out on. There will be thorough guidance on every project, so don't worry! However, mindfulness art is not about the results, but all about the journey.
Utilize a childish heart, use colors and shapes as you please. Whatever you create, it will be as beautiful as your heart!
All classes include:
- Guided Meditation
- Organic tea
- All materials
- GVGK exclusive emails for consistent transformation throughout the series!
Week 1 - Trust the Universe (June 13th)
Chakra Meditation
Watercolor Chakra Cards
Card reading has been a spiritual method for many centuries. Sometimes, we want to ask for a sign! We will make a set of personalized spiritual cards that inspire you from your heart whenever you need a little guidance from the universe. We will be using watercolor techniques to practice being present and acceptance.
Week 2 - Follow Your Breath (June 27th)
Stress Relief Breathing Meditation
Acrylic Color Mandala Circle
Mandala is a sacred circle. This circle has so much energy from the creator. Weave your breath into shapes and repeated patterns to find your own meditative state with your sacred circle.
Week 3 - Vivid Heart (July 11th)
Visualizing Meditation
Finding Personal Healing Color
Healing Canvas
Colors are energy that have the power to heal our mind and body. Use the colors that perfectly connect with your soul and create a healing canvas. Simply guide your brush to create lines and shapes that will lead you to simply focus on colors and sensations.
Week 4 - Blooming Yourself (July 25th)
Lotus Meditation
Lotus Candle Holder / Incense Holder Clay Art
Many religions use the lotus as a symbol of purity and spiritual enlightenment. The colors and patterns of each petal represent the union of the human soul with the highest form of consciousness. Enjoy the texture of clay in your hands as you create your own lotus and appreciate the its exquisite beauty.
Week 5 - Good Vibes, Good Karma Lotus Party Coloring (August 1st)
Lotus
Group Meditation and Spiritual Sharing
This is conclusion of the series. Let's color our lotus and light up our Lotus Candles!
We will be sharing our thoughts and reflections on the experience of the Mindfulness Art series and any inspirational ideas for improving our mindful lifestyles.
Cost: $40 each class; $135 for the series
Dates: Wednesday's 11am-1pm
*We need 4 to sign up for the series to have the classes.
June 13th, 27th, July 11th, 25th & August 1st. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/26/18 (Thursday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion of the Michener's 30th anniversary, View Finders celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region.. ...Show Less
HOT OFF THE PRESS: PRINTING AND PAPERMAKING
National Museum of Industrial History, 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (map)
Date: 5/4/18-10/31/18 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-694-6644   |    EMAIL
The National Museum of Industrial History's (NMIH) latest exhibit, Hot Off the Press: Printing and Papermaking, a hands-on look at how the printed word Show More...revolutionized the spread of knowledge throughout the world, debuts this week. From the Gutenberg press to linotype machines, like those seen in the hit movie The Post, NMIH's exhibit gives an in-depth and interactive look at how printing presses, paper, and ink were used to spark the most influential industry on the planet.
The exhibit includes rare printings, including 17th Century translations, the first German-translated Bible printed in the Colonies, and the Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror, the largest book printed in Colonial America. Paired with these texts are working printing presses that visitors will be able to use to print take-home mementos, a one-of-a-kind scale model of a Fourdrinier papermaking machine, and mosaics saved from the now-demolished Bethlehem Steel Printery.. ...Show Less
BUCKS COUNTY QUILT SHOW
Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-9/3/18 Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |   
Featuring more than 100 quilts, showcasing the extraordinary workmanship, artistry, and talent of Bucks County's quilters.
IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER: HENRY SNELL
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 7/14/18-11/11/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
Henry Bayley Snell (1858-1943) was born and raised in Richmond, England but emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen to study at the Art Show More...Students League in New York. Snell was an eminent landscape painter who specialized in marine paintings and was part of the New Hope School of landscape painters, first arriving in Bucks County to visit William L. Lathrop and his family. Snell and his wife permanently settled in New Hope around 1925 with Snell teaching portraiture at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, often supplementing students' education by bringing them to the St. Ives artist colony in Cornwall for the summer.
Snell's drawings and watercolors of his travels to Cornwall and beyond are a special part of the Michener's collection of impressionist works on paper. As many of these works on paper have never been exhibited at the Museum, Impressions on Paper: Henry Snell offers both a special glimpse at the treasures in the Michener's vault as well as a scholarly examination of a regional painter capturing impressions abroad.. ...Show Less
SPACELAB - A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOWCASE OF GLASS ART
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chesnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)
Date: 7/6/18-9/7/18 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 888-542-7678   |    EMAIL
SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown - outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships Show More...with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and
intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. The innovative nature of glassmaking makes it the perfect medium for this subject, which has captured imaginations since the dawn of humankind. The featured work ranges from whimsical and mystical to elegant and awe-inspiring.. ...Show Less
SOLO SHOW TOM ZIMMERMAN
The Upstairs Gallery, s, Lahaska, PA 18931 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-7/27/18 Time: 10am to 6pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2676886029   |    EMAIL
Solo show fine art by Tom Zimmerman
EXHIBIT: "THE ART OF JOSEPHINE W. PENNYPACKER"
Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473 (map)
Date: 7/26/18 Time: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm Closed Mondays & County Holidays    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 6102879349   |    EMAIL
The late nineteenth century saw popularity in works of art among women, especially watercolors. On display will be watercolors, charcoal drawings, oil Show More...paintings, and pencil drawings of Josephine Pennypacker. Included on all tours.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.
Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. Closed Mondays and County Holidays.. ...Show Less
ART OF BRYN ATHYN'S NISHAN YARDUMIAN
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 4/22/18-11/4/18 Time: Tour exhibition Tu-Fri during 2:30pm "Highlights Tour," Sat-Sun 1-4:30pm (walk-ins welcome)    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2675022990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986). "A Show More...Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian's Biblical Art" opens Sunday, April 22, during the Museum's annual Sacred Arts Festival and continues through Sunday, November 4, in Glencairn's Upper Hall exhibition space.
Yardumian taught painting in Bryn Athyn for many years, at both the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. A painter as well as a teacher, he was passionate about both professions. According to Yardumian, "Painting aims at the universal with the hopes that each individual can find his identification with it. Teaching aims at the individual with the hope of developing the universal."
Siri Hurst, Nishan Yardumian's widow, who owns many pieces of her late husband's work, says, "For the past five years, as I've taken a day each summer to archive Nishan's remaining art work, I noticed how he was drawn to the subject of 'heavenly appearances.' This theme coincided with my own philosophic reflections on how appearances reveal but also conceal, and this led me to suggest to Glencairn an exhibit that could include this theme.
"Two pieces in this exhibition are favorites of mine. I love 'Bethlehem' because it illustrates a story we can all relate to, of an idea-something of God-that is born within us. 'Annunciation to Shepherds' shows movement: Nishan saw the angel as 'appearing' and changing us, and the drama such change can represent.
"When I modeled for Nishan, I would watch his eyes. The intensity made me feel he was probing an idea beyond the observation. He often said, 'In the end it is not what we paint pictures of, but what we paint pictures from.' I think the key to understanding his art is to realize from what he painted.
"Nishan was deeply spiritual, and saw the discipline of painting and drawing as analogous to the struggle to see the truth. He said, 'Paintings don't re-direct the wind; they realign the heart.'
"He loved to paint stories from the Bible because of what they mean in our lives. Although religious imagery wasn't popular in the art world of his day [1970s and '80s], his work found a receptive home at Glencairn Museum whose mission supports an appreciation for our common spiritual history."
"Yardumian liked the idea that just as an artwork reflects and shapes the values of a home, a museum reflects and shapes the values of a community," says Dr. Martha Gyllenhaal, a close friend of Yardumian and currently Associate Professor of Art and Art History and head of the Art Department at Bryn Athyn College. She was exhibit coordinator for Glencairn's first solo Nishan Yardumian exhibition in 1987, a year after his death.
"So it is fitting that a number of homes have lent their cherished Biblical paintings to Glencairn Museum [for this exhibition]. Yardumian thought that attending an art exhibit is a reciprocal act between the artist and viewer: each brings their best self to the process, which results in a marvelous exchange of insights."
While there is no charge to view "A Window to the Soul," donations are accepted and access is included in tour and event admission.
Besides stated times, visitors may call for an appointment and when attending the Sacred Arts and Medieval Festivals. The exhibition is closed April 29 and May 26 for two concerts and on July 4.. ...Show Less
"SUMMER VACATION" - ARTISTS' TRAVELS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Patricia Hutton Galleries, 47 West State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/23/18-8/26/18 Time: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6; Sunday 12 - 5    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 2153481728   |    EMAIL
"Summer Vacation" - a gallery wide group show featuring landscape and marine work from our artists' travels - from the romantic New England shores to Show More...the pastoral beauty of Bucks County. Among the featured artists are E. Principato, Sam Vokey, Bradley Hendershot, Dean Thomas, Kirk Larsen, Michael Filipiak and more.. ...Show Less
LOCAL ARTIST SERIES
Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Visit Bucks County
CONTACT: 215-639-0300   |    EMAIL
Visit Bucks County coordinates with local creative minds to display an array of art exhibitions throughout the year that are displayed in the Visitor Show More...Center Main Gallery and Theater. This exhibition series offers elevated exposure for the featured local artists and the opportunity for the public to view and purchase these unique masterpieces free of charge.. ...Show Less
Events for 7/27/18 (Friday)
COMPASSION, KINDNESS & ARTISTRY THROUGH QUILTING
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534 (map)
Date: 5/31/18-8/20/18 Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Capital Health & Hopewell Valley Arts Council
CONTACT: 6092815887   |    EMAIL
Capital Health's Arts & Healing Committee and the Hopewell Valley Art Council present "Compassion, Kindness & Artistry."
Newtown Quilters Guild (NQ) Show More...began in June of 1989, when a group of ten friends gathered together for an evening of sewing and socializing. This was the beginning of a month "stitch 'n sew" that would be held in various Bucks County homes. As word spread and more joined this group, quilting was the one craft that interested everyone. By November of that year, the group numbered 33 and quickly outgrew family rooms. Since then, the NQG devised its name, logo and weathered various moves as the membership grew to 100 with members coming from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through our work, we share our love of quilt making, as well as life's joys and struggles We reach out to others by providing the warmth and comfort of a quilt through our philanthropic work, including: Quilt for Kids, Quilts of Valor, Camp Erin, Story Book Quilts, the Patriot Program at Capital Health, Project Linus Crayon Quilts - Children Helping Children, and much more.. ...Show Less
AMERICAN MODERNS: THE LEGACY OF GERRY AND MARGUERITE LENFEST
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 6/2/18-10/21/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 215-340-9800   |    EMAIL
At the turn of the century, artists began to rebel against traditional modes of expression and exhibition. Although it is frequently associated with Impressionism, Show More...the Delaware Valley region launched some of the most important developments that transformed American art in the 20th century: the roots of the Ashcan School; the leading proponents of Precisionist painting; and some of the first artists to explore non-objective painting.
A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region's artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.. ...Show Less
PAPERCUTTING BY CASEY LYNCH AND JESSI BROWN
Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery, 18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003, Ardmore, PA 19003 (map)
Date: 7/1/18-8/31/18 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 610-642-1500   |    EMAIL
July 3rd - August 31st
Artist reception- Saturday, July 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
Dating back as early as 100 CE in China, paper cutting began as a Show More...decorative folk tradition focusing on landscape and floral motifs. Moving to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, the craft evolved as a cheaper alternative than woodcarvings for home decoration with its height. Paper cutting arrived in the States with an influx of German and Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, and took hold in Pennsylvania. The practice is experiencing a resurgence with a contemporary reinterpretation and rising popularity among young talents. Artists Casey Lynch and Jessi Brown engage in the dialogue of present day paper cutting, by remixing old subject matter and techniques while pushing the art form forward with innovative styles and themes. Casey Lynch, a paper cutter from South Jersey, focuses on paper cutting's narrative potential and fantastical qualities. On the other hand, Jessi Brown, working out of West Chester, explores paper's expressive potential while also speaking to the process's tradition. The coexistence of Brown's traditional silhouettes, original compositions, and expressive portraiture speak to the modern practice of paper cutting which quotes is history but elaborates on its potential.

Open to the public; please join us for the opening reception for a first look and to meet the artist for personal insights into their striking work. Wine and light fare will be served compliments of awarding winning JPM Catering.. ...Show Less
VIEW FINDERS: FOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VOICES
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (map)
Date: 5/26/18-8/26/18 Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm    WEBSITE     Sponsored by: Michener Art Museum
CONTACT: 2153409800   |    EMAIL
View Finders: Four Photographic Voices illuminates the work of four contemporary photographers with local roots-Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian Show More...Peterson, and Michael Smith-who represent four distinct approaches to the medium. This exhibition will include Chamlee's incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen's project 1008, an "experiential journey into sacred storytelling" created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson's melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith's rarely-exhibited portraits from across the globe. Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit. On the occasion