Mt. Airy watercolor master after 40 years in ad industry

Arts | June 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Mt. Airy artist Donald Leong, 78, who graduated in 1963 from the University of the Arts, retired in 2006 after 40-plus years in the advertising and marketing industry to pursue his love of drawing and started to paint in various mediums. Ultimately, he settled on watercolors as his medium of choice. An […]

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Not Renaissance art, but still a very impressive exhibit

Arts | May 31st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear If you ever took a History of Art course in college, you no doubt learned about Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), a giant of the Italian Renaissance who was an extraordinary goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry. He was a contemporary and friend of Michelangelo […]

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Carpenter begins building career as director in Mt. Airy

Arts | May 30th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston “The Prince and the Pauper,” Mark Twain’s first attempt at historical fiction, is currently being staged by Quintessence Theatre, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, through June 3. Adapted and directed by Josh Carpenter, the story, set in 1547, tells the tale of two young boys who are identical in appearance. Tom […]

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‘Prince and Pauper’ ideal for children on stage in Mt. Airy

Arts | May 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy winds up its season with a family classic, “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain. Quintessence veteran Josh Carpenter puts on his writer/director hat. There have been many productions of the book, but his new adaptation is especially geared towards enchanting children. Two young actresses frolic […]

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From neuroscience to regal life on Ambler stage

Arts | May 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston “Camelot,” one of the theater’s most beloved musicals, has been extended through June 24 at Ambler’s Act II. Featuring Lerner and Loewe’s memorable songs, “Camelot” brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with a story that poignantly dramatizes the human conflict in this classic […]

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Actor really, really ‘Hates Hamlet’ in Mt. Airy theater

Arts | May 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series, a beautiful girlfriend, a devoted agent, the perfect New York apartment once inhabited by legendary actor John Barrymore and a chance to play “Hamlet.” However, there are a couple of glitches in Andrew’s […]

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