Reception for Artist Rochelle Myers Sunday, February 4, 2-4pm

“Illusions of Reality” – An exhibition of original acrylic paintings by local artist Rochelle Myers will be on display from February 1 through February 26, 2018 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore. The public is invited to the artist’s opening reception on Sunday February 4,  from 2 to 4 pm.  Both the exhibit and the opening are free and open to the public. Ms. Myers will also be at Borough Hall for the upcoming First Friday event, February 2 from 6 to 8pm.

The exhibit presents paintings by Ms. Myers, the subject matter primarily in abstract realism using acrylics on canvas. With compositions inspired by reflective light, her work captures the contrast of bright light and dark shadows to describe form and atmosphere. “My artistic philosophy is to use color in layers that express my impression of a particular place; always using geometric shapes, planes and textures, hoping to communicate an energetic impact to the viewer.”

Ms. Myers, a retired teacher with a BA from Temple, Masters from University of the Arts and graduate credits from Tyler School of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Art, continues developing her aesthetic learning by attending classes and workshops.

Ms. Myers’ work has been exhibited previously at the Delaware Art League, Main Line Art, Community Center, Wayne Art Center, The Mill, Penn Radnor, Muse Gallery, and Old City Art Center. She has won numerous awards and prizes at juried shows.

Exhibit hours are Monday to Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

The exhibit is sponsored by Swarthmore Friends of the Arts.

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Swarthmore FNS Student Exhibition Reception This Friday, January 5th!

artAn exhibition of artwork by students at the Swarthmore Friends Nursery School will be on display from January 4 to 29 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore.  The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday January 5 from 6-8 pm.  The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

“In all of the classes at Swarthmore Friends Nursery School we work on process versus product. It is more about learning the terms, tools, and artistic impression than what the finished product looks like. Sometimes the children take a project beyond what we could have planned. In the end, the children are so creative, the product is always a work of art. It is also intriguing to see the developmental progress from class to class. The children learn a variety of methods for creating art. The methods chosen are not only fun but also help to build fine and gross motor skills. The pieces in the show relate to their knowledge of primary and secondary colors.” Kim Scott, Art Teacher, SFNS.

Exhibit hours are Monday to Thursday 9 am to 8 pmFriday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

The exhibit is sponsored by Swarthmore Friends of the Arts.

New Art Exhibit “Journeys in Color”, presents the captivating artwork of Ms. Leslie Gerhart, a Media Artist, November 14 through December.

***NOTE:  Reception Date has Changed to Friday December 1st, 6-8pm.***

Photos of Paintings attached: “Journeys in Color #1”, “Journeys in Color #2”, “Journeys in Color #3” by Leslie Gerhart

 

An exhibition of painting by Media-area artist Leslie Gerhart will be on display from November 14 through December 31, 2017 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore.  The public is invited to the artist’s reception on Friday December 1st, from 6 to 8 pm.  The event is free and open to the public, an opportunity to meet the artist that should not be missed.

The exhibit, entitled “Journeys in Color” presents the artwork of Ms. Gerhart, a Media, PA artist that first began painting the flowers from her garden in water colors with an illustration style. As Ms. Gerhart gravitated to a botanical illustration style she became a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Ms. Gerhart describes her art as being inspired by colors and textures of nature with its “constant overwhelming beauty”. Her current passion is towards the abstract with color and texture dynamics, enjoying playing with how far it is possible to push an abstraction while exploring various mediums and techniques. “While I continue to try different things, lately oil pastels have become my main medium.”

Ms. Gerhart is a member of the Abstract Paint Group at CAC and has exhibited her work at CAC. She has also exhibited at Penn State/Great Valley and Media Arts Council to name a few.

Exhibit hours are M-Th 9am – 8pm, Fri 10am – 7pm, Sat 10am – 3pm, Sun 1 – 5pm.

Swarthmore Friends of the Arts is the community group responsible for the rotating art exhibits at Swarthmore Borough Hall. For information about Swarthmore Friends of the Arts visit www.swarthmorearts.org,  or contact Skip Gosnell, Publicity Chair at 484-343-2728,  chilichaz13@gmail.com.

Tonight is framed photo drop-off night

Good Morning Swarthmore, Rutledge, Wallingford, Nether Providence, and Rose Valley! Reminder for the participating photographers- tonight is framed photo (ready-to-hang) drop-off night.
 
Delivery of artwork: Tuesday October 3rd, 6-8pm
 
Location: Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave.
 
Or alternately by arrangement, contact the Exhibition Committee Chair: Martha Perkins: martha.perkins@gmail.com or 484-574-3158
 
Artists reception: Friday October 6th, from 6-8pm.
 
See you tonight!

21st Celebrate Swarthmore Photographers Exhibit

21st Celebrate Swarthmore Photographers Exhibit

The October 2017 Celebrate Swarthmore Photographers Exhibit is fast approaching. The show will be held at Swarthmore Borough Hall for the month of October. The public is invited to the artists’ reception on Friday October 6 from 6 to 8 pm, which is free, child friendly, and open to the public. There will be wine and cheese along with live music by Jessica Graae.

An exhibition of original photography by area photographers from Swarthmore, Rutledge, Wallingford, Nether Providence, and Rose Valley will be on display from October 4 through October 31, 2017, at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore.  The exhibit is free and open to the public during the Hall’s hours of operation.

Exhibitors include:  Charles D Messina, Kathy Agostinelli, Andrea Knox, Jonathan Hodgson, Kim Scott, Wendelin Ray, Ditte Lovatt, Eileen Morrissey, Dorothy Lee, Ginny Davis, Stephen Platt, Al Richardson, Gabi Weisfeld, Christopher Schmucki, Andy Shelter, Michelle Fairley, Emily Richardson, Victoria Miller, Dina Cianci, Tony Collins, & Tony Kou.

Exhibit hours are M-Th 9am – 8pm, Fri 10am – 7pm, Sat 10am – 3pm, Sun 1 – 5pm.

The exhibit is sponsored by Swarthmore Friends of the Arts, the community group responsible for the rotating art exhibits at Swarthmore Borough Hall. For information about Swarthmore Friends of the Arts visit www.swarthmorearts.org.

Calling All Photographers! Final Call

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The October 2017 Celebrate Swarthmore Photographers Exhibit is fast approaching. Deadline to submit is Monday, September 25th. All photographers – age 18 or over and reside in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District – are invited to participate. The show will be held at Swarthmore Borough Hall for the month of October.

Please fill out the form located below to enter your work and be sure to click the “submit” button when finished. If you prefer, there will still be paper entry forms in the brochure rack at Borough Hall. Payment can be received at the time you drop off your work (please bring the printed form with you).

Location of Exhibit:  Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave. – October 5 – 29 2017

Deadline to submit form:  Monday,  September 25, 2017.

Delivery of artwork:  Tuesday October 3rd, from 6-8pm, Swarthmore Borough Hall or by arrangement by contacting the Exhibition Committee Chair: Martha Perkins: martha.perkins@gmail.com or 484-574-3158

Artists reception:  Friday October 6th, from 6-8pm.

Pick-up:  Monday,  October 30th, 5-7pm or by arrangement with the Exhibition Chair.

Who can exhibit:  Artists, 18 or older, residing in the Wallingford-Swarthmore school district including Swarthmore College Students.

What can be submitted:  One or two original works in photography. No reproductions or work that has been previously displayed in Borough Hall accepted.

Preparation of work:  Photography to be displayed on a wall must be framed where appropriate and wired for hanging. If you wish to exhibit large or heavy work, please call the Exhibition Chair.

Entry fee:  A contribution of $5 per piece is requested toward exhibition costs, including the reception. Cash or Check payable to “Swarthmore Friends of the Arts”.

Sales:  A commission of 10% on any sales will be retained by Friends of the Arts. Please do not deal directly with the buyer. The contact for all sales is Rinal Parikh at rinal.parikh@gmail.com or 610-717-2882.

www.swarthmorearts.org

Calling All Photographers!

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The October 2017 Celebrate Swarthmore Photographers Exhibit is fast approaching, which means it’s time to get your art framed and ready to share with the community.

Please fill out the form below to enter your work and be sure to click the “submit” button when finished. If you prefer, there will still be paper entry forms in the brochure rack at Borough Hall. Payment can be received at the time you drop off your work when using the on-line form below.

Deadline to submit is Monday, September 25th and all who are 18 or over and reside in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District are invited to participate. Let’s spread the word and get ready to enjoy what is sure to be another wonderful exhibition of local artistic talent!

Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue – October 5 – 29 2017

Deadline to submit form:  Monday,  September 25, 2017.

Delivery of artwork:  Tuesday October 3rd, from 6-8pm, Swarthmore Borough Hall or by arrangement by contacting the Exhibition Committee Chair: Martha Perkins: martha.perkins@gmail.com or 484-574-3158

Artists reception:  Friday October 6th, from 6-8pm.

Pick-up:  Monday,  October 30th, 5-7pm or by arrangement with the Exhibition Chair.

Who can exhibit:  Artists, 18 or older, residing in the Wallingford-Swarthmore school district including Swarthmore College Students.

What can be submitted:  One or two original works in photography. No reproductions or work that has been previously displayed in Borough Hall accepted.

Preparation of work:  Photography to be displayed on a wall must be framed where appropriate and wired for hanging. If you wish to exhibit large or heavy work, please call the Exhibition Chair.

Entry fee:  A contribution of $5 per piece is requested toward exhibition costs, including the reception. Cash or Check payable to “Swarthmore Friends of the Arts”.

Sales:  A commission of 10% on any sales will be retained by Friends of the Arts. Please do not deal directly with the buyer. The contact for all sales is Rinal Parikh at rinal.parikh@gmail.com or 610-717-2882.

www.swarthmorearts.org

Mark your calendars – Artist reception for Susanne Fell Adams on Friday September 8, from 6pm-8pm

We hope you have enjoyed the current photography exhibit “Are We There Yet?” from our friends at http://www.afewsteps.org. Mark your calendar for the upcoming artist reception for Susanne Fell Adams on Friday September 8, from 6pm-8pm at Borough Hall. Her photography will be on display for the month of September, welcoming our soon to be Fall season!