Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The students’ art will be part of the ‘Prints Link Philadelphia’ exhibition.
Some of Abington’s art students will have their work cross county lines next week. Abington Junior and Senior High School art students will represent the school district as their prints are showcased in the “Prints Link Philadelphia” exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. The exhibition features prints from high school and college students in and around Philadelphia. An opening reception will be held May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Helen Millard Children’s Gallery at the museum. The exhibition runs through Aug. 11. The Woodmere Museum is located at 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The high school hosts the fifth annual film festival
Upper Dublin High School’s Performing Arts Center could have doubled as the Kodak Theatre Thursday night — just exchange the Oscars for Greenies. Hundreds of student filmmakers gathered at Upper Dublin High School for the fifth annual Greenfield Youth Film Festival. The students, dressed to the nines, entered the school on a red carpet. Their films were broken into several categories, including narrative, experimental, documentary and music video. Upper Dublin Superintendent Michael Pladus kicked off the evening by saying that the Greenfield Youth Film Festival offers students a forum and a platform to showcase their craft. GYFF Executive Director Jill Greenfield Feldman followed by saying, whether a student wins or not, he or she has …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Check out who scored in the game.
The Upper Dublin High School girls lacrosse team beat Upper Moreland High School at Upper Moreland by a score of 17-6. Upper Dublin scored 11 points in the first while blanking Upper Moreland. Both teams scored six in the second half. Check out who scored below. -- Score courtesy of Dee Cross, Upper Dublin High School lacrosse head coach
Joyce Guariglia, an artist from Dresher, gets into the prestigious Yellow Springs Art Show.
If you live in Upper Dublin, you might know Joyce Guariglia. She’s been working in the police department’s records room for the past 12 years, and she’s usually behind Plexiglas. You might not know that she’s an accomplished artist … working in watercolors and pastels. Guariglia, originally from Philadelphia, has been drawing and painting her whole life. She started out using watercolors, studied watercolor technique at the Greater Norristown Art League and has even done commissioned watercolor paintings for the past eight years. But Guariglia recently jumped ship to pastels. “For some reason — not that I was disillusioned — but I just thought I needed a change,” Guariglia said. “I just needed something different as an artist. I had an old…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Steve Pullara is coming to Mondauk Common.
The Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation Department will host Steve Pullara at Mondauk Common on Tuesday, April 30 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Pullara has designed a program of blended music and art for the performance. He'll be singing and guiding the audience through cultures, people and customs with songs and unique instruments. The performance will also include Pullara's trademark drawing lesson. For more information about Steve Pullara, click here. The show is free and open to people of all ages. Bring your lunch.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The art center's 70th Annual Awards Show runs through May 11.
Artists and spectators gathered Sunday afternoon at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts for its 70th Annual Awards Show. About 50 pieces of media are on display; most of them are paintings. The show’s juror is Joan Wadleigh Curran, painter, guest artist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. From the juror’s statement: To jury a painting exhibition is an exciting and daunting experience. I love the process of looking. It is an opportunity to see a variety of images and ideas. As a practicing artist, I take the responsibility seriously … I believe it is the juror’s duty to give careful, nuanced attention to each work … My charge is to try to recognize a singular voice, an unusual way of looking at the world or a compelling idea …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts kicks off its show.
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts will hold a reception Sunday afternoon for its 70th annual awards show. The show’s juror is Joan Wadleigh Curran, painter, guest artist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. The reception runs from 2 to 4 p.m.; the show runs through May 11 and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCA will also host a special fundraising event, Art in Bloom, on April 27 in conjunction with the painting show. The event pairs 20 local floral designers with specific paintings in the exhibit. Each floral artist will be paired with a painting and will then create a unique arrangement as his or her interpretation of the chosen work. The designs will be unveiled and floral prizes awarded on the evening of April 27. -- …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Text from 'The Upper Dublin Bullying Project' comes from interviews with Upper Dublin High School students, teachers, parents and administrators.
The Act II Playhouse in Ambler will present The Upper Dublin Bullying Project on Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. The piece explores bullying in the community; text from the show comes from everyone involved in the school district, including students, teachers, parents and administrators. Students in Debbie Thompson's Theatre 1 Class conducted the interviews, and Act II Education Director Bill D'Agostino compiled the script. Teacher Caroline Blasi directed the play. Those interviewed were a teacher who recalled a student committing suicide, a fellow student describing the experience of being bullied by a group ofgirls, and a guidance councilor offering advice. Inspiration for the play came from Tectonic Theater Project's The Laramie Project, …
The Philadelphia-based organization kicked-off its exhibition locally this Saturday.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
‘The Vagina Monologues’ will be performed by women of Temple Ambler for benefit performances at the Act II Playhouse.
Temple University Ambler will present “The Vagina Monologues” at the Act II Playhouse, located at 56 E. Butler Ave. in Ambler. Women of Temple University Ambler will have two performances, taking place March 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tony Award winning playwright, performer and activist Eve Ensler authors “The Vagina Monologues”. The play has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries, and is based off of Ensler’s ‘Vagina Interviews’ conducted with women from all around the world. The interviews are performed in episodes during the play, and, according to the “Vagina Monologues” website, the play is a humorous and witty, “voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories.” At …