Monday, March 25, 2013
The Olitsky Gallery at Beth Or will feature the work of Diane Maurer.
On Friday, March 29, the Olitsky Gallery will hold an opening to showcase the watercolors of Diane Maurer. The community is invited to attend the opening of the exhibition following Shabbat services; the exhibit runs through April 25. Maurer holds a BFA from Moore College of Art. Fascinated by the play of light, she depicts the delightful shifts of nature from dazzling sunlight to somber morning fog. Her strong compositions add the mood or emotional pull that defines her style. Maurer‘s paintings are exhibited in numerous national and regional invitational and juried shows. She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the North East Watercolor Society, and has been a long-time instructor at Montgomery County Community …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The show is the revitalized Temple Sinai Players' tenth performance.
Temple Sinai will perform the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical “The Music Man” through March 17. The show will be the tenth production since the revitalization of the Temple Sinai Players. Most recently, the Players have performed the Broadway hits “Seussical the Musical”, “Annie”, “Big the Musical,” “Wizard of Oz”, and “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Music Man is the story of Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who comes to River City, Iowa to sell band instruments and uniforms to the town’s children. A conman by trade, he doesn’t know anything about playing music, so he convinces the town’s citizens to buy the instruments to escape the “trouble” that will be caused by the new pool table in town. All are taken in by his charm except …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Pennypack Farm’s Sustainability Film Series will show a film on genetically modified food Tuesday, March 12.
Do you like beer and cheese? Would you like to learn more about genetically modified food? The Pennypack Farm’s Sustainability Film Series will be screening “King Corn,” a film about genetically modified corn, on Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ambler Theater. A beer and cheese tasting starts in the lobby at the organization’s Sustainability Expo at 6 p.m. Following the film, Annmarie Cantrell will be speaking about the latest issues related to genetically modified organisms. Tickets are $10. For more information and advance tickets, visit www.amblertheater.org/pennypack.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Fort Washington-based club will perform Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ this weekend.
The Belfry Club will put on a production of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” in the Honickman Auditorium on Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9. The performance will feature Shakespearean actor Brian McCann as Lear. The story of King Lear… Too often, the peace and prosperity of a great monarch's reign is torn asunder by a contested succession. As the father of three daughters, King Lear has called the Great Council to see his youngest married well, and the duties of governance passed onto the next generation while he still lives. Due to scary and dark scenes, and violence, the performance is not recommended for children under 12. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door and are also available on ShowTix4U.Com. Click the link…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The show is put together by popular demand and just in time for National Craft Month.
Over 35 craft artists filled the community room of the Upper Dublin Township building, during the third-annual Upper Dublin Craft Fair, which took place on the morning and afternoon of March 2. The township’s Parks and Recreation department organized the event. According to Tammy Echevarria, Parks and Recreation superintendent, the fair was organized by popular demand. “The crafters anted their own show,” Echevarria said. For the last 15 years, Echevarria said that the township has held another popular event, its two annual flea markets, one of which takes place in the spring and the other in the fall. Echevarria said at the flea markets, crafters would often ask for an event of their own, wanting a brighter spotlight on their work. The …
Upper Dublin School Board member gets the lead.
Temple Sinai will perform the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical “The Music Man” March 13 -17. The show will be the tenth production since the revitalization of the Temple Sinai Players. Most recently, the Players have performed the Broadway hits “Seussical the Musical”, “Annie”, “Big the Musical,” “Wizard of Oz”, and “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Music Man is the story of Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who comes to River City, Iowa to sell band instruments and uniforms to the town’s children. A conman by trade, he doesn’t know anything about playing music, so he convinces the town’s citizens to buy the instruments to escape the “trouble” that will be caused by the new pool table in town. All are taken in by his charm except Marian …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Upper Dublin-based orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the new Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center, March 3.
The members of Independence Sinfonia, a Classical music orchestra, will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as a benefit concert for the Upper Dublin Education Foundation. The event will take place March 3, at 4 p.m., at the new Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center. The opportunity to perform one of Beethoven’s most powerful and beautiful compositions in the area’s newest and most state-of-the-art facilities has made members of Independence Sinfonia very excited. “The acoustics are beautiful in the Performing Arts Center,” Margery Hesney, an Independence Sinfonia violinist and member of the board of directors, said. “This will be one of the first public, major concerts of the center.” Hesney, an Upper Dublin resident, …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The show starts early next month.
Wednesday, February 20
The Oreland Art Center will hold its Spring Member Exhibit at the Horsham Library, at Babylon and Horsham roads, from March 3 through April 13. The closing reception and awards presentation will be held April 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. With over 50 years of service to the community, the Oreland Art Center offers classes for all levels of painters, as well as demonstrations and workshops at its new location at the Ambler Senior Center located at 45 Forest Ave. The organization's classes are taught by local artists including: Howard Watson, Diane Maurer, Felicia Foster, Pauline Braun, Marita McVeigh and Kass Morin Freedman. For information about activities and membership, or for more information about the Spring Member Exhibit, call 215-619-8863 …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The installation by Mickie Rosen begins March 8.
Tuesday, February 19
The Olitsky Gallery at Congregation Beth Or will present the “Photages” of Mickie Rosen starting March 8. Mickie Rosen has exhibited her prints, pastels and digital fine art photography in numerous juried/group and solo exhibitions and has won many awards, including from Phillips Mill and the Tri/State Artists Equity Exhibition at the Berman Museum. Her photages have appeared in Black and White Magazine. Mickie enjoys exploring the endless possibilities that digital technology has made available to her. See the photos above. The opening will be held at 9:15 p.m. immediately following Shabbat services. Congregation Beth Or is located at 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen. For information call Norma Jarrett at 215-885-3437.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dr. Lori’s antiques appraisal can sometimes break hearts and make millionaires.
At my events, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate high-brow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become of millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime. I have been known to break a heart or two and I have been known to reveal that the ugly lamp you have can make you a millionaire in the antiques market. And, I reveal my faults too—like my well-documented and obvious (particularly on my thighs and hips) addiction to chocolate bars. My antiques appraisal shows—presented more than 150 times every year-are funny and frank. I have been told by my audience …