December’s Art Exhibit presents artwork by Skip Gosnell, opening November 27th through December.

December’s Art Exhibit “Something for Everyone”, presents the artwork of Skip Gosnell, opening November 27th through December.

An exhibition of original acrylic paintings and mixed media by local artist Skip Gosnell will be on display from November 27 through December 2018 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore. The public is invited to the artist’s opening reception on Friday November 30th, from 6 to 8 pm.  Both the exhibit and the opening are free, kid friendly and open to the public.

The exhibit presents paintings and drawings by Mr. Gosnell, the subject matter primarily in landscape and abstract using acrylics on canvas. His work captures the contrast of bright and shadow, using a visual language of shape, form and color with a degree of freedom from real world visual references. “I love experimenting with colors and brush strokes that express an emotion or mood of a particular scene or object; quite often the end result is unexpected, filled with interesting forms and textures”. Using varying tools along with traditional brushes, including tongue depressors, plastic wrap, chop sticks, to name a few, Mr. Gosnell creates layered works with an illusion of depth, pops of color, and contrasting shapes. “I finally got it through my head to just let go and enjoy the creative process.”

Mr. Gosnell sold his first painting at his high school art show, then continued his art education at the University of Delaware with a BS in Visual Communications. With a background in graphic design and photography, he continues developing his painting style through experimenting with multiple techniques and attending artist workshops.

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. For information about Swarthmore Friends of the Arts, visit www.swarthmorearts.org or contact Exhibit Chair Martha Perkins, martha.perkins@gmail.com.

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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November’s Artist Reception for Pete Prown Tonight 6-8pm Swarthmore Borough Hall!

Pete Prown - Rhododendrons (oil, 16x20)Reminder, tonight’s artist reception for Pete Prown starts at 6pm ends at 8pm, come see his wonderful paintings, chat with the artist, and have a beverage and snack. See you there! Kid friendly, free admission.

November’s Art Exhibit presents the artwork by Pete Prown, opening November 6th through November 24th.

November’s Art Exhibit presents the artwork of Pete Prown, opening November 6th through November 24th.

An exhibition of original paintings by local artist Pete Prown will be on display from November 6 through November 24, 2018 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore. The public is invited to the artist’s opening reception on Friday November 9,  from 6 to 8 pm. Both the exhibit and the opening are free and open to the public.

The exhibit presents paintings by Mr. Prown, the subject matter primarily landscapes, botanicals and, increasingly, portraits of animals. “I grew up in New England surrounded by farms, pastures, flowers, and wooded landscapes, and this is often reflected in my paintings. Everything seems to refer back to that idea, along with my 20-years of work in the professional-gardening sphere. My ongoing work is about challenging myself to try new subjects in that vein, as well as still lifes. This is rewarding and keeps me moving forward.”

Pete Prown has led a 30-year career in journalism, working in two dissimilar fields – the music business and Philadelphia gardening world. He’s a writer, magazine and web editor, and landscape photographer. Pete is also an author with several books to his credit.

He’s exhibited his work in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and continues to paint and study avidly. Local exhibits have included:  Wallingford Community Art Center, Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge, Juried Painting Show Media Arts Council, Swarthmore Friends of the Arts, Helen Kate Furness Library charity auction in Rose Valley, Rose Valley 75th Anniversary Exhibition.

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.

2018 Group Photography Exhibition Reception October 5th!

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October Group Photo Exhibition Photographers Reception

The October 2018 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 5 from 6 to 8 pm, which is free, child friendly, and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

An exhibition of original photography by area photographers from Swarthmore, Rutledge, Wallingford, Nether Providence, and Rose Valley will be on display from October 3 through October 29, 2018, at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore.  The exhibit is free and open to the public during the Hall’s hours of operation.

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

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Deadline to submit is Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The October 2018 Celebrate Swarthmore Photographers Exhibit is fast approaching.  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 https://swarthmorearts.org/exhibition-confirmation-form/entry-form-2018-group-photography-show/ to enter your work and be sure to click the “submit” button when finished. Payment can be received at the time you drop off your work (please bring the printed form with you).

Deadline to submit form: Thursday, September 27, 2018. For more information, contact Martha Perkins, martha.perkins@gmail.com484-574- 3158, with your email address and/or phone number.

Delivery of artwork: Monday October 1st, from 6-7pm, Swarthmore Borough Hall or by arrangement by contacting the Exhibition Committee Chair: Martha Perkins: martha.perkins@gmail.com or 484-574-3158

One or two pieces of original photography, which have not previously been exhibited at Borough Hall, may be submitted. Reproductions of originals will not be accepted. Work intended for hanging must be framed or matted and wired for hanging.  Work that is not designed to hang on a wall will be included in the exhibit only if it can be safely displayed within the available exhibit space. Questions about the suitability of a particular work for the exhibit, or to arrange for delivery of artwork at a time other than specified above, should be directed to Martha Perkins at 484-574-3158martha.perkins@gmail.com.

A contribution of $5 per piece is requested toward exhibition costs including the artists’ reception and should be sent in with the entry form.

Swarthmore Friends of the Arts is the volunteer organization responsible for the rotatingart exhibits at the Borough Hall in Swarthmore. Their mission is to encourage the free expression of all forms of art by local artists and to arrange for the exhibition of the workof artists for the enrichment and enlightenment of the community.


 

“The View” Art Exhibition by Joan Sobel coming in September.

Credits:  Paintings by Joan Sobel

An exhibition of original artwork by local artist Joan Sobel will be on display from September 5 through September 29, 2018 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore. The public is invited to the artist’s opening reception on Friday September 7, from 5 to 7 pm.  Both the exhibit and the opening are free and open to the public.

Mrs. Sobel began painting as an empty nester, taking lessons at local community art centers, along with countless hours of exploration. “The work I produce is inspired by a love of nature and outdoor spaces. I find myself drawn to the colors I see when looking out the window. A painting evolves as color meets paper or canvas, free to change with each brush stroke. I begin without a real plan, the composition and colors on the palette guide me. No painting is complete until I feel its sense of balance and harmony,” 

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. 

For information about Swarthmore Friends of the Arts, visit www.swarthmorearts.org or or contact Skip Gosnell, Publicity Chair at 484-343-2728, chilichaz13@gmail.com.

Calling All Photographers! Show off your amazing photo in the 2018 Group Show.

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The October 2018 Celebrate Swarthmore Photographers Exhibit is fast approaching, which means it’s time to get your original photograph 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. Payment can be received at the time you drop off your work when using the on-line form below.

Spread the word and get ready to enjoy what is sure to be another inspired exhibition of local artistic talent!

Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue – October 3rd – 29th, 2018

Deadline to submit form:  Friday,  September 28, 2018.

Delivery of artwork:  Monday October 1st, from 6-7pm, 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 5th, from 6-8pm.

Pick-up:  Monday,  October 29th, 6-7pm 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 Martha Perkins: martha.perkins@gmail.com or 484-574-3158

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