December Happenings with the North Penn Arts Alliance

December 5th we will have Chris Stanley as our guest speaker at the Lansdale Public Library.  He will be speaking about “Photography Telling the Story.”

Chris Stanley is a photographer, videographer and community relations professional who lives in Lansdale. For over 25 years he worked as an award-winning news photographer, mostly at The Reporter newspaper in Lansdale. There he covered a wide variety of assignments that included everything from breaking news and lifestyle features to sports and national political campaigns.  On December 5th, he will be the guest speaker of the North Penn Arts Alliance at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale.

His work consistently won recognition in annual regional and state journalism competitions. Always keen to embrace new technology, he was placed in the center of the digital transformation of the newspaper with a promotion to online editor in 2007. This included work with website management, video production, audio slideshows, social networking, writing, copy editing, staff training and community outreach. In 2011 he was tapped for a project to install and train users on a a new editorial print and website management system at newspapers across the nation. In 2013, Lansdale Borough chose Chris to embark on a one-year project photographing his home town for a new website, print publications and other promotional materials. Currently he is working in the world of public education as the Community Relations Coordinator for the Neshaminy School District in Bucks County. There he put his creative skills back to work writing newsletters and press releases, taking photos, producing hundreds of videos, overseeing a website redesign, creating and managing social media campaigns, and working on special projects with educators, students and the community. Though his career has taken some twists and turns, photography has been a consistent source of fulfillment, whether for work or for personal enjoyment.

After he had completed the “Lansdale Project” he stated, “What I enjoyed most about the “Lansdale Project” was capturing and sharing some of the things that move me personally about this place – the hidden spaces, our unique people and traditions, and the changing seasons. I enjoy the challenge of finding composition and beauty in things we look at every day but rarely see.”

Chris Stanley is our December speaker hosted by the North Penn Arts Alliance (NPAA) on Wednesday, December 5, 7 p.m., at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine Street in Lansdale.

The NPAA also offers exhibits, shows, and classes for children and adults through the North Penn School District’s Community Education program and at the North Penn Arts Alliance Cultural Arts Center  located at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales.

The NPAA also offers exhibits, shows, and classes for children and adults through the North Penn School District’s Community Education program and at the North Penn Arts Alliance Cultural Arts Center  located at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales.

For more information, please visit http://www.northpennarts.org/www.northpennarts.org

Or call us at 215 393 9110

We also have some other activities that will be taking place at our Art Center at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. On December 17th, join us at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales for “Make Art Monday.”  That night we will have two hours of fun and art making as we make paper flowers for the holidays.  This fun activity starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00pm. Cost is only $5.00 to help defray our costs. 

Then come back on December 20th again at 7:00 pm for our Open Mic Poetry Night. An evening of sharing poetry either your own or poems that you enjoy hearing or reading out loud. Artists are also encouraged to come and sketch the audience. This is a free event. 

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