Need a self-published book that looks professional?

Arts | July 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Over the years I have had occasion to write about many self-published authors. Some of their books look amateurish, in my humble opinion, and others look as professional as the books turned out by the nation’s top publishing firms. Some of those in the latter category were produced by Bethany DiLello, a […]

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Former Mount and CHC student now ‘Best’ art dealer

Arts | July 30th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Sara McCorriston, 32, who attended Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown and later, Chestnut Hill College for graduate school, is co-owner (with business partner Jason Chen) of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, a Queen Village art gallery (746 S. 4th St.). Touted in a Philadelphia Magazine “Best of” issue as “the place to […]

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Woodmere looks ahead to reopen on Saturday, July 25

Arts | July 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by William Valerio Growing up in New York, one of my childhood pleasures was going to the city’s many museums. In my child’s mind, museums were like libraries: places where everyone spoke in hushed tones out of respect for the deep thinking that went on as visitors stood and looked deeply at great works of […]

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At Hill gallery, former editor turned great animal artist

Arts | July 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Sometimes I am asked how I find the many local people I write about. There are so many talented musicians, authors, artists, dancers, actors, etc. in the geographical area we cover that I could not possibly know more than a small percentage of them personally. Fortunately for me, however, there are people […]

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Woodmere will reopen on July 25

Arts | July 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Woodmere will reopen on Saturday, July 25, and I’m glad the day is almost here!  Safety comes first. Woodmere has been working behind the scenes to prepare the galleries, not only prioritizing orderliness and safety but also creating new, revitalizing experiences with art after so much time being closed. Woodmere is all about the local […]

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Lafayette Hill artist still winning prizes in her 80s

Arts | July 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Anyone who thinks that senior citizens are lacking in energy and need to slow down has not met Joselyn Kinstler Ney, an 80-ish resident of Lafayette Hill for 53 years who won a second place prize on June 20 at the Whitemarsh Art Center’s 7th annual Plein Air Art Competition, Quarantine Edition, […]

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Mt. Airy author has storied life worthy of a biography

Arts, Books | July 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Richard Schwartz, 68, grew up in Mt. Airy. In 1968 at Central High School he won the varsity football’s “Team Award” and was the undefeated Pennsylvania State Fencing Champion in the weapon epee in the 1969 competition. Schwartz graduated from Temple University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and […]

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$2 million St. Paul’s organ restoration project underway

Arts | July 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Although most classical music performances, instruction and projects have been put on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some have successfully made the transition from in-person to online. For instance, I’ve been able to continue teaching most of my Settlement Music School piano students via Skype. With the partial reopening […]

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