MCGOPA Summer Exhibition: August 2- 30, 2015.

Lobster Floats on Monhegan Island
“Lobster Floats on Monhegan Island” by Deb Northey

The Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists is in their 17th year as a co-operative, non-profit arts organization in the Greater Philadelphia Area. On view at Swarthmore Borough Hall during the month of August and sponsored by The Swarthmore Friends of the Arts, this unique exhibition will feature the work of twenty of MCGOPA’s artists working in a variety of mediums.

Exhibiting artists include: Millie Becker, John A. Benigno, Julie Bortnick, Alice K. Chung, Perky Cohen, Lucretia D. Coleman, Virginia Conover, Karen Love Cooler, Linnie Greenberg, Greg Hunt, Barbara Glickman, May Lomax, Pam McLean-Parker, Gail Morrison-Hall, Deb Northey, Rinal Parikh, Dae Rebeck Sanchez, Naomi Rubin, Irma Shapiro, Georgene Taylor, Louise Charles and Priscilla Bohlen.

“On The Way” By Alice K. Chung

An artists’ reception is scheduled for Friday, August 7 from 5:30-7:30PM; the event is open to the public and has been scheduled as part of Swarthmore’s “First Friday.”

Stop It
“Stop It”

In addition to the exhibit, The Swarthmore Public Library is hosting The MCGOPA Speaker Series on three consecutive Wednesday afternoons during the course of the exhibition.  Participating MCGOPA artists will present their work, their perspective on the arts and their personal expertise in arts during these one hour presentations on August 12th, 19th and 26th.  Presentations include talks by Karen Love Cooler, Linnie Greenberg, Rinal Parikh, Perky Cohen and Pam McLean-Parker.  John A. Benigno will be presenting “When Photography Becomes Art” and Millie Becker will be delivering an encaustic demonstration.  All presentations are open to the public.

Contact Pam McLean-Parker, MCGOPA Director for additional information at, 610.265.6963 and

By Rinal Parikh

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