Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It was 'Art in Motion' when the second-annual Lansdale Fun A Day art show brought in hundreds of people to see the talents of local artists from across Montgomery County.
The Lansdale Fun A Day art show is not your typical black-tie art gallery affair. In fact, it’s held in the upstairs ballroom of a local pub. “It’s better than going to an art museum,” Matt Rosenfeld, a Blue Bell resident, said. “This is less formal, more relaxed, and a different crowd of people.” While this was Rosenfeld’s first visit to the art show, of the hundreds of visitors that attended this year, many have made it a point to return. “I think these shows are great, because you get a lot of different artists from different perspectives,” Mike Omensetter, of Hatfield, said. “It’s not your traditional, mainstream, mass-produced art. It’s much more personal with these artists.” Omensetter said that he became passionate on attending …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Lansdale Fun A Day will make its second-annual appearance, celebrating accessibility to the arts and the local artists that make them.
The Fun A Day challenges artists to create art every single day throughout the month of January. The challenge was started over a decade ago in Philadelphia by a group of artists who became known as the Artclash Collective. According to artclash.com, the Fun A Day challenge comes to a head in an annual inclusive and participatory public exhibition sometime in February. The event highlights the results from the challenge. The exhibition is meant to be fun and accessible to both appreciators of art and the artists themselves. While the Philadelphia-based Fun A Day event is slated for the weekend of Feb. 15, residents and artists in the Montgomery County suburbs will have their chance to see local art early at the Lansdale-based Fun A Day …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Lansdale Business Association is in the embryonic stages of pushing for mural beautifications in downtown Lansdale Borough. It needs the support of, ideas from and decisions by the community
Let me paint a picture for you. Imagine driving down East and West Main Street and passing sides of well-known buildings on the strip, beautified by artistic murals. There's one mural on the side of Centennial Blueprint at Main and Ridge. Stop at Broad and Main and peer at the mural on the side facade of McQuillin Studio. There are another two on the massive span of the North Penn Boys' and Girls' Club wall and the side of Hen's Coins and Collectables at Main and Susquehanna. Across the street, adjacent to Railroad Plaza, there is a fourth mural along the side of Tabora Farms. Up a little ways, a fifth mural spanning the length of the National Auto Stores building on Wood Street. As you head out of town, approaching Cannon Avenue, is a …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Judith Boyles has begun to capture moments from Lansdale's heyday. Giclee prints of two oil masterpieces are available for purchase to benefit Lansdale Historical Society
You could call Judy Boyles a memory preservationist. She has a knack for capturing majestic moments in nature via camera and recreating them on canvas, moments beautifully embedded in your mind or abstractly described as words in some memoir. Her latest oils are neither flora nor fauna, but this: nostalgia. Stand at West Main Street and N. Towamencin Avenue and look in the direction of the water tower; you see a parking lot for a Univest Insurance building that spans the entire block. In the 1920s, it looked much different. In fact, it was the crown jewel of town, frequented daily. On March 5, 1928, Lansdale Theater opened and remained on that site until its demolition in 1979. In its heyday, it was the place to see “All Talking Pictures…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Dr. Lori takes a tour of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Florida, founded by the legendary circus king.
My first reaction when I visited the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla. (www.ringling.org) was one of sheer amazement. Even someone like me who has worked at some of the world’s finest museums found herself in awe of the collection of mammoth paintings (approximately 15 feet x 15 feet) by the Flemish baroque master, Peter Paul Rubens in the entry galleries. After I gasped at the Rubens collection, I continued to enjoy viewing the world class collection assembled by the legendary circus king, John Ringling. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses more than 10,000 objects of international art and antiques. Many of the collections derive from the 1936 bequest of John Ringling including his mansion and summer …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The 24th event had 80 exhibitors and crafters at Memorial Park Saturday
While Founders Day went on at one end of town, crowds gathered in Memorial Park to check out the masterpieces of 80 regional artists and exhibitors during the 24th annual Lansdale Festival of the Arts. Check out the pictures in our gallery and submit your own photos too!
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The rain tried to put an end to a successful First Friday
What did you when First Friday rained out? Did you stay to watch The Calhouns at Railroad Plaza? Which of you grabbed a slice or two at Main Street Pizza? I'm sure others started a tab at Montella's or Molly's. How about some light shopping, and why not? You want to have a good time, you've got money and ... you probably never knew that shop was there. Our community loves to gather. Lansdale loves to gather. Call it a fellowship, if you will. It was more than just a meeting of the minds at 3rd & Walnut Friday night: A visual artist and a binaural artist came together under one roof to put on a great show. Sellersville resident Amy Rims had her Five and Dime Art Show in the upstairs ballroom - which is accessible without going through the …
Friday, June 1, 2012
More than 20 local artists converge upstairs at Third and Walnut Lounge for a free art show during First Friday in Lansdale
Sellersville artist and former 311 W. Main Task Force member Amy Rims is at it again. After a successful "Nuthing But Art" show in May, the artist has compiled more than 20 other local artists to showcase their masterpieces and unique creativity again for a free Five and Dime Art Show Extravaganza. The museum will be the upstairs ballroom of Third and Walnut in Lansdale from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The themed event means there will be cigarette girls walking around, with miniature pieces of art inside cigarette packets and more unique offerings. You can also expect some games and rare prizes. Artists will be showcasing a unique and vast collection of works in mediums of all kinds. Featured entertainment comes in the form of musicians Eric …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
North Penn High School's Art Show Gallery was held Wednesday night, featuring masterpieces from kindergarteners through seniors
Works of art ranging from photography and digital graphic design to watercolor, pottery, wire sculpture and 3-D design were on display throughout the atrium, lobby and J-Pod of North Penn High School Wednesday night at the annual North Penn Gallery Art Show. The event also featured a Senior Show, which featured art work created by seniors who have taken three or more art classes throughout their high school years. A reception was held earlier in the evening for those seniors. The Gallery Store was also open for business Wednesday as a fundraiser for the Senior Art Scholarship Fund and future art shows. Gallery T-shirts were being sold for $10 each, including tie-dyed shirts. Check out our short video and our gallery of the Gallery!
Monday, May 21, 2012
The annual Towamencin Township event featured dog agility shows, jazz performances in the Arneth Entertainment Center, business vendors, food, family and fun
Towamencin Day returned Saturday with a fervor, as residents and nonresidents alike packed Fischer's Park in Towamencin Township on a hot, sunny day. Featured events included dog agility shows by K9 JYM in Colmar, jazz performances at the Arneth Entertainment pavilion, business vendors like The Tutoring Center of Lansdale, Erin Steele and her Take Shape for Life booth, AmeriKick Karate and Yo-Yo Balloons, and independent crafters like Treva Thomas of Norristown, Creations by MaryEllen Springer and 2 Generation Jewelry. The search and rescue group Second Alarmer's Rescue Squad K9 Search Team and their bloodhounds were a hit with children. You can view more pictures from Towamencin Day at Towamencin Township's Facebook page by clicking this …