Stunning brushwork by Hiller at new Gallery on Avenue

Arts | August 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear If you have recently walked past the new Gallery on the Avenue, 8433 Germantown Ave., then you have probably been captivated by the beautiful paintings of Chestnut Hill artist Judith McCabe Jarvis. The graduate of Springside School (1977) and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (1981) who told us, “I like to […]

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Artist, GFS grad, has powerful childbirth exhibit at MoMA

Arts | August 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Deborah Curtis In “Being”, the photography show currently at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Mt. Airy native Carmen Winant makes childbirth the theme in an arresting site-specific installation. She stays on focus with some 2,000 images of women giving birth, taped informally to both sides of the floor-to-ceiling gallery […]

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Out of genocide: Magnificent sculpture in Chestnut Hill

Arts | July 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Part Two Innovative self-taught sculptor Vanny Channal’s wonderful “Steel Mantis” is currently on display at Morris Arboretum through October of this year. Channal’s parents are survivors of the Cambodian genocide from 1975 to 1979. •Did your parents often talk about what they went through with the Khmer Rouge? “Never directly to me. […]

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Ben Arnold to close Pastorius Concert Series on July 25

Arts | July 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill favorite Ben Arnold closes out the 70th Anniversary “Best of the Best” free Pastorius Park summer concert series on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. To celebrate the occasion, singer/songwriter Arnold will rock the park with a four-piece electric band augmented by a four-piece horn section. Performing with […]

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From Cambodia to Chestnut Hill; sculptures for humanity

Arts | July 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear If you have been to Morris Arboretum lately, you have undoubtedly seen the spectacular sculpture of a praying mantis on the grounds, which will be there until October. What you could not possibly know is that the sculptor responsible for this memorable work, part of the “Time in the Garden” theme this […]

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Mt. Airy multi-tasker does it all at high level: Journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor

Arts | July 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Talk about your talented multi-tasker. West Mt. Airy resident Rachel Cama Nemer, 37, who will be offering free cello introductory workshops on July 26 and Aug. 23 for the Chestnut Hill Music Academy at St. Paul’s Church, has been a journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor, all at the professional level. […]

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‘Frank Sinatra’s musical spirit’ at Hill site this week

Arts | July 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Bruce Klauber, journalist, author, public relations professional, drummer and a working jazz musician since childhood almost six decades ago, brings his “Bruce Klauber Swings Frank Sinatra” to the stage of Chestnut Hill’s Paris Bistro, 8229 Germantown Ave., for the first time on July 12. “Although I usually play the drums at my […]

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