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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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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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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