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Mixed Media: This week

"Seismic Shift" on display at Main Line Art Center by Terri Fridkin

This week's column starts on a somber note. Fred Carspecken, co-founder and owner of Carspecken-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, passed suddenly in his home last week after struggling with an illness over the last few years. Carspecken held a reputation as a successful art dealer - expanding on his early talents and marketing art to the professional community in ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Pumpkins and Pop Up

Fall is such a nostalgic, family oriented month, and my childhood memories are filled with the weekends my parents would take us to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve. Funny enough, I didn’t care for the actual carving, but I lovingly selected my pumpkin, and waited impatiently for the toasted seeds we’d eat while carving. If you’re a fall fan, like so ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday starts Thursday

Gallery DUO starts First Friday a little early. Their reception for Visions of Summer on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. will feature new work by gallery owners/artists Alessandra Manzotti and Sus Iserbyt. Alessandra showed me around the gallery, which is in the old forge building in Fairville. The exposed beams and leaning brick chimney which cuts through the back end of the ...

 

Mixed Media: Exhibits coming and going

We’ve got a few shows that just opened, or are about to open, but first, here’s what’s ending. Art Trust’s current exhibition “Mixed” will end September 28. Join them for their artist talk on September 27th from 7 to 8 p.m. Sharon Bartmann, Jennifer Hartz, and Jim Roberts will discuss their work and there will be some time before and after to mingle. Main Line Arts ...

 

Mixed Media: Panoply of elements

If you are looking for a reason to go to Philly (besides this months’ Fringe Festival!) go to Decorus at Space and Company just north of Fitler Square and just west of Rittenhouse Square. Amie Potsic, formerly of Main Line Art Center, and Center For Emerging Visual Artists, has been engaged in the Philadelphia arts for decades and is, as well as a curator, an ...

 

Mixed Media: Civil rights trifecta

Last week, I went on a field trip to the Delaware Art Museum for their beautiful trifecta show on Civil Rights. The shows, Black Survival Guide: Or How To Live Through A Police Riot, Danny Lyon: Memories of The Southern Civil Rights Movement, and The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman, are an important part of our 2018 ...

 

Mixed Media: Abstract angles

Summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is upon us, and soon enough we’ll have to ban white from our wardrobe as we prepare for fall. Is that a thing? It was a sort of seasonal etiquette that I grew up hearing and now choose to completely ignore. As we near the end of August, a few shows have opened this week. Delaware Art Museum has debuted the next in its Outlook ...

 

Mixed Media: Call to artists

It’s back to school season! Which means it is also submission and call for entry time for artists. I’d like to start today’s article off by introducing some opportunities and deadlines to artists in the area. First, the much anticipated Fourth Annual National Juried Show with Oxford Art Alliance will be accepting applications through August 31. The deadline has been ...

 

Mixed Media: Art and social media

I hope you had the opportunity to tune in to WCHE 1520AM on Wednesday when I interviewed the new Executive Director for the  Main Line Arts Center, Thomas Scurto-Davis for Art Watch. In preparation for any interview, I write out a script that I follow which contains a series of questions peppered with some fun tidbits. I write more material than needed in case I ...

 

Mixed Media: Art, food and music

Did you make it out to the Connective Art and Music Festival last weekend in Oxford? I stopped in with a few friends for an afternoon filled with art, live music, and overall fun community engagement. As someone who hasn’t spent much time in Oxford, I was pleasantly surprised the lively and enticing energy of the town. First of all, I’d like to give a shout out to ...

 

Mixed Media: Unofficial art loop

Thunderstorms threaten our last First Friday of the summer,  that’s to be expected yet not necessarily delivered upon.  Also the Wilmington Art Loop is taking a summer hiatus but that isn’t stopping the Wilmington area from celebrating local art this Friday. Prevail, we will! Weather and summer slump be damned! Stop by between 5 and 9 p.m.  to check out myriad ...