COVID cancellations hit Mt. Airy’s best-selling London

Arts | May 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Alex London, 40, who lives in Mt. Airy (“I love this community!”) with his husband Tim, daughter Madeleine and 14-year-old Boston Terrier Baxter, is the best-selling author of 25 books (over two million copies sold) who put his life on the line as a freelance writer in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of […]

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An artist in my pantheon: Jerry Pinkney

Arts | May 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by William Valerio As the director of Woodmere, I’m often asked whether I have a favorite work of art in our collection. My first thought is always this: asking that of a museum director is like asking a parent if they love one child more than the others. But it’s not in my nature to leave […]

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Artist inspired by beauty of Chestnut Hill dies at 94

Arts | May 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear The Chestnut Hill area is absolutely filled with talented artists, but one of the most remarkable for many decades has been Michael V. Ciliberti, a Chestnut Hill painter whose stunning renderings of nature scenes, even in his 90s, were inspired by visits to Morris Arboretum, the Wissahickon Woods and Pastorius Park. Ciliberti, […]

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Mt. Airy ‘Zoom-er’ directs ‘virtual’ Shakespeare comedy

Arts | May 14th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Rita Charleston Shakespeare once told us that “All the world’s a stage.” But Shakespeare never lived through the coronavirus, when all of our stages have been closed down and all of our actors are looking for different ways to display their talent. Well, West Mt. Airy resident Charles McMahon, co-founder of Philly’s Lantern Theatre, […]

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Acclaimed Mount Airy artist, 94, dies of coronavirus

Arts | May 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear So many people in Philadelphia and other major cities have died of complications of the coronavirus that many outstanding individuals are being overlooked by newspapers that simply do not have enough space for all of the obituaries, especially now that so many businesses which normally advertise are closed, resulting in less space […]

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Bertoia in Blue: Connect with the Woodmere online

Arts | April 30th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By William Valerio International Sculpture Day (#ISDay) is celebrated each year on the last Saturday of April, both online and in arts institutions around the world. This year Woodmere had to do something special. If you happened to drive past the Museum this past weekend, you might have noticed that we found a new use […]

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Wyndmoor wedding band leader sidelined by pandemic

Arts | April 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Long-time Wyndmoor resident Rich Posmontier, who heads the foremost wedding band in the Philadelphia area, having played at more than 2,500 weddings over the last 42 years and countless other local events such as the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s annual Black and White Gala fundraiser, would normally now be arranging his dizzying […]

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