Thursday, May 26, 2011
The museum's jazz programs were so well-received that they will continue through May and June.
After great success with its Friday night jazz series in April, the Woodmere Art Museum has extended this program into May and June. The series, entitled Experience Jazz at Woodmere, was launched last month as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, but the four-concert series was so well-received that the Art Museum will continue to host concerts every Friday in May and June. “Since we had the added support of the festival marketing machine, as an experiment, we started the jazz nights to see if it’s something people are interested in,” said Woodmere Director William Valerio. “So we organized the jazz night in four nights in April focusing on Paris. It took off like wild fire: 150 the first night, 250 the second, and …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Check out these stores for all your niche needs.
With a plethora of unique boutiques, salons, stores and restaurants at your fingertips during the day to day, it can sometimes be difficult to fill a specific need with all of your options. But don’t get overwhelmed. With the abundance of niche stops and novelty stores, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for if you know where to look. Here are a handful of hobby shops and specialty stores that may make your next shopping trip much less hectic, and give you somewhere neat and interesting to visit during a rainy afternoon. 1. Mermaid Lane Studios – A gem amongst art studios, Mermaid Lane Studios is a spot to see. The studio’s proprietor travels far and wide searching through libraries, museums, historical societies and dozens of…
Monday, December 13, 2010
The Pennsylvania Girlchoir convened at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill for two sold-out performances of Christmas favorites Sunday.
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill hosted the Pennsylvania Girlchoir Dec. 12 for two performances. The ensemble was directed under the baton of Mark Anderson, Jodi Bohr, Stephen Spinelli and Nathan Wadley. The choral group, comprised of more than 160 young women from six Pennsylvania counties, performed more than 25 holiday pieces to a sold-out crowd. Several times throughout the program, the director invited audience participation. Those in attendance were asked to join in on the festivities by singing along to Christmas favorites such as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", "Deck the Halls," "Jingle Bells" and others. In addition to a number of beautifully performed Christmas songs by the group, soprano Kara Mulder brought the audience …
More than 50 artisans participated in the 28th Annual Water Tower Craft Fair.
Cold and rainy weather hardly kept the crowds away from the 28th Annual Water Tower Craft Fair held at the Water Tower Recreation Center. More than 50 artisans participated in the traditional show, which this year took place Saturday Dec. 11 and Sunday Dec. 12.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Chestnut Hill resident Harry Hasheian's current exhibit at Nichols Berg Gallery highlights his 40-plus year career as an artist and educator in Philly and region.
Many artists today load their work with social and political commentary, a trend in modern and contemporary art that may be off-putting to some viewers. Chestnut Hill resident and Philadelphia native artist Harry Hasheian doesn't think this is necessary, preferring instead to leave interpretation up to his viewers. "I aim for simplicity," Hasheian said of his wood block prints, "but I hardly get that." More than 20 pieces of art, ranging from wood block prints to oil paintings, are currently on display at the Nichols Berg Gallery, situated along the Germantown Avenue commercial corridor. The works, which are of a playfully disturbing nature, invite visitors to draw their own conclusions. "I enjoy the fun, playful nature of Harry's work," …