Thursday, April 18, 2013
A collaborative art project between high schoolers and students at Stewart Middle School is prominently displayed in the loby at Norristown Area High School.
Check out some of the great prints created by students from Norristown Area High School and Stewart Middle School.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Michael Kapusta takes over as head coach of Hatboro-Horsham High School's football program this season.
Hatboro-Horsham High School is getting a new head football coachteam this season from an unlikely source – Norristown Area High School's art program. The Hatboro-Horsham School Board appointed Michael Kapusta as the high school's head football coach during its Monday, March 18 meeting. Kapusta, who will earn a $6,753.60 annual salary, replaces Gary Pagliaro, a 1980 Hatboro-Horsham High School graduate hired as head football coach in 2010 during a teacher contract stalemate. Kapusta, a 2000 North Penn High School graduate, currently teaches art at Norristown Area High School. He told Patch that he's been working with Hatboro-Horsham's football team for the last five weeks and has high hopes for the upcoming season, which gets underway on …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Nine-year-old Mady Grebe is putting her budding talent for fashion to work at 'Fashion on Wheels,' an event to raise money to buy wheelchairs for those in need.
Mady Grebe is the sort of girl who listens in class. It was in her third grade health class at Marshall Street Elementary School that the nine-year-old learned about victims of head and spinal trauma who became paralyzed. "She was really moved by their stories and said that she wanted to raise money for them," said Amy Grebe, Mady's mom. Grebe, the artistic director of the ACPPA Community Art Center in Norristown, sent her daughter back to her health teacher for more information about how Mady could get involved in helping paraplegics. Her teacher, Ms. Brown, helped Mady find the Walkabout Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds for research into finding a cure for paralysis. The group also donates wheelchairs to people in need around …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Kindergarteners from Visitation BVM decided to help West Norriton Police spruce up the station.
The kindergarten class at Visitation BVM loves the West Norriton Police Department. That's evident from the adorable piece of art the kids made that is currently hanging up in the station. The piece, titled "A High Five for Those Who Keep Us Safe," features blue handprints of the children. Check and see if you recognize your child's print.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The ACPPA Community Art Center is holding open registration. Classes start March 16.
Is your little one a budding ballerina or a potential Picasso? Maybe they could be the next DiNiro or Sinatra? Help them reach their full potential or even just explore their creativity a little at the ACPPA Community Art Center. Spring classes start on March 16 and registrations are now being excepted. The center offers classes in dance, creative arts, drama and even yoga for kids and adults. You can download a registration form in our PDF section. For more information, visit their website at www.acppa.net or call 610-277-2270.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
It was 'Art in Motion' when the second-annual Lansdale Fun A Day art show brought in hundreds of people to see the talents of local artists from across Montgomery County.
The Lansdale Fun A Day art show is not your typical black-tie art gallery affair. In fact, it’s held in the upstairs ballroom of a local pub. “It’s better than going to an art museum,” Matt Rosenfeld, a Blue Bell resident, said. “This is less formal, more relaxed, and a different crowd of people.” While this was Rosenfeld’s first visit to the art show, of the hundreds of visitors that attended this year, many have made it a point to return. “I think these shows are great, because you get a lot of different artists from different perspectives,” Mike Omensetter, of Hatfield, said. “It’s not your traditional, mainstream, mass-produced art. It’s much more personal with these artists.” Omensetter said that he became passionate on attending …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Teachers will display their artistic and musical talents as a way of promoting the arts in Norristown.
On Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. the music and art departments of the Norristown Area School District will be presenting the 7th annual "Evening with the Arts" to the school district and community at the Norristown Area High School. The event is free of charge and open to the public. This unique experience allows teachers to display their artistic and musical talents as a way of promoting the arts in Norristown while giving local families an opportunity to enjoy music and art in an open setting at no cost. In the lobby of the high school, art teachers will display their own personal works as well as the art of students in the district. Paintings and 3D art will be represented as these teachers strive to communicate the relationship between mentor …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Dr. Lori takes a tour of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Florida, founded by the legendary circus king.
My first reaction when I visited the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla. (www.ringling.org) was one of sheer amazement. Even someone like me who has worked at some of the world’s finest museums found herself in awe of the collection of mammoth paintings (approximately 15 feet x 15 feet) by the Flemish baroque master, Peter Paul Rubens in the entry galleries. After I gasped at the Rubens collection, I continued to enjoy viewing the world class collection assembled by the legendary circus king, John Ringling. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses more than 10,000 objects of international art and antiques. Many of the collections derive from the 1936 bequest of John Ringling including his mansion and summer …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The ACPPA Community Art Center finished off it's last week of summer camp programming with an ode to the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
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- James Myers
Monday, August 6, 2012
In honor of the 2012 Olympics, children from the ACPPA Community Art Center's summer camp spent last week learning about the games and working on Olympics-inspired projects. On Thursday, the kids created choreographed their own Opening Ceremony for the games.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The economy sparks a need for art and antique insurance.
On the international scene, the demand for private art insurance has risen sharply recently. According to AXA Art, a subsidiary of one of the world's leading insurers, the world-wide art market generates about $5.4 billion in annual premiums. However, growth rates are relatively high as the market advances by about 8% every year. That statistic is almost double the rate of the traditional insurance market which grows by about 4% every year. The main reasons for the sharp rise and interest in buying art insurance has been mainly credited to art owners’ increased belief that they have a real need for specified fine art and antiques insurance coverage. In the wake of the growing number of high profile and recent art thefts, natural disasters…