New fall art exhibit at SCH’s Barbara Crawford Gallery

Arts, Schools | October 2nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

“Lit,” the fall exhibition at the Barbara Crawford Gallery at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, will feature a small group of internationally known artists. This exhibition features books, both literal and metaphorical, and will open with a reception for the community on Thursday, Oct. 10, 5 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition has been curated by Melissa […]

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‘Girard’ raises questions about sexism and mental illness

Arts | October 2nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston In a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tale from Lanie Robertson comes “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” continuing at Allens Lane Theater through Oct.6. The play centers around Mrs. Stephen Girard who became pregnant by her lover in 1790. Her husband, the prolific Philadelphia philanthropist (Girard College), quickly committed Mary to an insane asylum, where she […]

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Two new exhibits opening at Borrelli’s

Arts, Events | October 2nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, 1 E. Gravers Lane, will showcase two master artists: “Moving Forward,” artwork by Sharon Cosgrove in our Front Gallery, and “A Concept of Nature,” artwork by Sandra Hoffman in our Center Gallery. The Artists’ reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. Washington D.C. native Sharon Cosgrove is […]

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Compelling drama about ‘Insanity’ at Allens Lane Theater

Arts | September 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “The Insanity of Mary Girard” by Lanie Robertson is Allens Lane Theater’s contribution to the Philly Fringe Festival. It is an elaboration (but not an implausible one) on the true story of Mary Girard, wife of philanthropist Stephen Girard (Girard College), committed to the lunatic ward of the Pennsylvania Hospital by her […]

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Friends of The Library announce Fall Speaker Series

Arts, Events | September 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Friends of the Library’s Fall Speaker Series will kick off on Oct. 1. The spring program was so successful that the Free Library of Philadelphia invested in state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment that significantly enhances the lifelong learning capabilities of our branch. We have a new sound system, a large screen, internet connectivity and a projector […]

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