Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Amie Potsic is nearing a year as executive director of Main Line Art Center.
Last year, the Main Line Art Center in Haverford marked 75 years in existence. While celebrating its long past it also took a step into the future with the hiring of a new exective director. In the summer professional photographer and arts administrator Amie Potsic succeed executive director Judy Herman, who retired after nearly 25 years there. So far, Potsic has curated two shows that she said were "contemporary, challening and brought in new artists," Atmospheric and Urban Pop (see photos) and is overseeing a renovation and addition to the art center's building. While still offering more traditional exhibits, Potsic said she was brought into the organization for her artistic vision for exhibit programming in addition to her arts …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The art center will function during its closure by using off-site amenities.
Main Line Art Center will be undergoing a renovation and addition that will close its Haverford location from June through October. Current studios will be updated, and new jewelry and painting studios will be added to the existing building. Windows will be added to the ceramics department in the basement to bring in some natural light. Also, what used to be the front door of a century-old mansion will once again become a main entrance, said executive director Amie Potsic. The shift will bring most visitors in through the art center's galleries. The handicap-accessible side door will remain an access point. The art center is not adding any impervious surface, as the added square footage will be balanced by the removal of a patio. Summer …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Students celebrate school theater season at 2013 Philadelphia Area Cappies
After a walk down the red carpet it was on to honors inside for high school performers from Haverford Sunday at the 2013 Cappies Awards. The annual awards honor student actors, technicians, musicians, designed and theater critics in the greater Philadelphia region. 37 public and private schools in the city and surrounding counties are nominated and awarded by student theater critics. The critics themselves are also among the award nominees and winners presented with trophies. Before the show at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at Upper Darby High School, nominees walked the red carpet in formal wear and in some cases in costume from shows and musicals presented during the current school year. Honors for Students from The …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Each year, Main Line Art Center presents an exhibition which showcases the vibrant and colorful work created by children and adults with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities in the Center’s Outreach Programs.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The exhibit runs through May 12.
Main Line Art Center's current exhibition Jewels & Treasures runs through May 12. The exhibit is juried by Mary Anne Dutt Justice, Curatorial Associate at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and features 2 and 3-D works of art in a variety of styles from 44 notable artists from the area, according to the art center. A panel discussion and reception, Live with the Art You Love, will take place on Tuesday, May 7. The informal discussion about enjoying the process of acquiring art and presenting it in your home, will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and will feature Mary Anne Dutt Justice, Jewels & Treasures Juror, Eileen Tognini, Curator, Collaborator, and Innovator, and Alice Hardenbergh, Interior Designer, according to the art center. A gallery reception …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Manoa Elementary School goes to the dogs.. the singing and dancing dogs.
Manoa Elementary School let the dogs out this weekend in a spot-on production of 101 Dalmations Kids. Featuring a fabulously fiendish Cruella De Vil and dozens of delightful dalmations, the Manoa students transformed the theater at Haverford Middle School with paw prints on the walls and a dalmation-themed set. Check out a full gallery of photos from the show on the Haverford Patch Facebook Page.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
More than 500 works of art will be on display starting Tuesday in Havertown.
More than 500 works of art by students of the School District of Haverford Township go on display Tuesday night in an show of amazing talent. According to announcement posted on Haverford Patch: There is an Opening Night Reception, Tuesday (4/23) from 6 pm to 8 pm. The show continues on Wednesday (4/24) from 6 pm to 8 pm and Thursday (4/25) from 6 pm to 8 pm. The show will be held in Gym D at the Haverford Middle School on 1701 Darby Road in Havertown. The show is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed, so go check out this show.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
99 Students perform two concerts.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tickets are still available.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Two eighth-graders will appear Monday and Tuesday night on one of Philly's biggest stages.
Editor's Note: The following article was contributed by The Haverford Township School District's Amanda Larsen. Patch Whiz Kid of the Week: Chloe Datner and Tara Huff Whiz Kid's Age: Both Chloe and Tara are 14. Whiz Kid's School: Haverford Middle School Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Chloe Datner and Tara Huff are actresses in The Butterfly Project, a theatrical outreach program of the Wolf Performing Arts Center, a non-profit performing arts center based in Wynnewood. The Butterfly Project features a performance of I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanti. This one-act play based on the book of the same name brings to life actual poetry written by children who passed through Terezin Concentration Camp during the Holocaust. Over …