Geologist-turned jewelry maker exhibits at gallery on Hill

Art | July 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Aimee Petkus Ed. Note: Aimee Petkus used to study rocks as an environmental geologist, but now she makes stunning jewelry out of those rocks. So you might say she is another Philly “Rocky.” And she is the featured summer artist at Gravers Lane Gallery, 8405 Germantown Ave., through Aug. 20. Nature has rules, but […]

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Photographer of 9/11 and CHA grad documents history

Uncategorized | August 7th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli On his first day of college classes, two planes flew into the World Trade Center. There was fear and catastrophe on the streets of New York. One of Michael Koehler’s first responses was to document what was happening with his camera. “I was thinking how, especially when I saw the towers fall, […]

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New Woodmere exhibit of late 111-year-old artist’s work

Uncategorized | July 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Sally Cohen This Saturday, July 26, Woodmere Art Museum presents “Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art,” the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of Theresa Bernstein (1890 to 2002). A Century in Art features more than 50 paintings and works on paper from an artist whose life and career spanned the entire century, and returns an erased woman […]

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Art Splash scheduled at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Uncategorized | July 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Siobhan Gleason Parents looking for a creative outlet for their kids or a way to meet up with other art-loving parents should visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Art Splash, a summer program in the main building every week until Sept. 1. Each week, a different masterpiece from the museum’s collection is celebrated […]

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‘Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art’ at Woodmere

Uncategorized | July 16th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by William R. Valerio With Woodmere’s dedication to the artists of Philadelphia, the exhibition we open next week dedicated to Theresa Bernstein (1890-2002) is an important accomplishment. Yes, you read the artist’s birth and death dates correctly: Bernstein lived to be one hundred and twelve years old—and she was an active painter up through her […]

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Local artists head for the hills

Uncategorized | July 1st, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Stacia Friedman Earlier this month, local artist Debs Bleicher traded his West Mt. Airy home studio for a barn in Lackawanna County. It was a productive weekend for Bleicher who completed three large canvases in the company of a dozen other artists at Spring Hills Farm in Dalton, Pa. “In a group, you learn […]

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