From Weavers Way groceries to fine art: Mt. Airy artist the ‘maven of deteriorating buildings’

Arts, Featured Post | July 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Most people probably pay little attention to deteriorating buildings in Philadelphia, but when Mt. Airy’s Lara Cantu-Hertzler sees one, she envisions a work of art. You might even say she is the Philadelphia artistic maven of old, crumbling buildings since her artistic renderings of them have earned her numerous gallery exhibits and […]

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Mt. Airy resident and GFS grad revisits past to inspire teen novel

Arts | July 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Eric Dolente This past Tuesday, behind a table stacked with her hot-off-the-press novel, Mt. Airy resident Blair Thornburgh waited patiently for city-goers, family and friends alike to purchase her new teen novel, “Who’s that Girl.” The novel, published by HarperCollins, is a reflection on Thornburgh’s life, living in the Northwest Philadelphia area, as well […]

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Work of multi-dimensional Wyndmoor artist is sew-sew

Arts | July 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Stacia Friedman Are artists born or made? Looking at the dynamic career of Laura Demme, it’s a mixture of the two. “My mother was an artist. She encouraged me and my four siblings to be creative. We were always making costumes and painting,” said Demme, who lives in Wyndmoor and admits to being “in […]

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