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The Moravian Pottery and Tileworks with Julianna Lange: February 2, 2022

Join us February 2nd at 7:30pm to immerse yourself in Mercer. We will be learning about the history of our local tile legacy preserved by Henry Mercer. 

Learn about his methods, inspiration, and materials. Julianna will be bringing in local natural clay to do a historic tile demonstration. 

Julianna is the Director of Education and Events at the TileWorks of Bucks County. She has been involved in ceramics for over 20 years from working at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Studying and working in industrial ceramics and education in Italy and China, to production at The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. 

She is looking forward to sharing her passion of ceramics with the North Penn Arts Alliance.

Event Cancellation: Winter Blues Art & Craft Festival

Hello,

Unfortunately, due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, the Winter Blues Art & Craft Festival is postponed until further notice. We are aiming to reschedule for this upcoming Summer, covid permitting. Keep an eye out for updates on our facebook page and website.

If you are still interested in being a volunteer or vendor for future bazaars and shows, feel free to reach out and let us know.

Sincerely,

The North Penn Arts Alliance

Winter Blues Art & Craft Festival:    Vendor Registration and Volunteers

Hello, 

The North Penn Arts Alliance is currently looking for volunteers and vendorsfor our upcoming Winter Blues Art and Craft Festival at the North Wales Arts & Cultural Center on Feb 12th from 10-4 p.m

The cost of registration is $35. You must confirm your intent to be a vendor by contacting us either through email or phone 215-393-9110. You can text or call this number. 

Click here to access our registration form

Registration form with check should be postmarked by January 24th.

If being a vendor for this event is not feasible, then please be a volunteer for whatever time you may have for that day. We are looking for greeters to collect an admission fee, assist with vendors, and helping with children’s crafts stations.   
Please email us at:      Info@northpennarts.org.

Finally, the NPAA art show is scheduled for April 22- May 1st at the North Wales Arts & Cultural Center on Main Street.  We will be looking for volunteers who would like to be part of the show committee. 
Please email us at:     Info@northpennarts.org.

Sincerely,

The North Penn Arts Alliance

Make Art Monday – January 17, 2022: Paper Lanterns & Fans

Come out and join us on Monday, January 17th, for Make Art Monday from 7-9pm at the North Wales Arts & Cultural Center, located at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. Parking is available in the back of the building off of Second Street

In honor of the upcoming Lunar New Year, we will be making paper lanterns and fans. The cost of admission is $5.00. We look forward to seeing you all!.

Virtual Presentation: Graphic Designer Kathy Mueller on June 3

Join members of the North Penn Arts Alliance through Zoom on June 3, 7 p.m. for a presentation by Philadelphia-based Graphic Designer Kathy Mueller.

Click on this link: https://temple.zoom.us/j/98385729333
Enter this Meeting ID: 983 8572 9333

Kathy Mueller is an award-winning graphic designer and Assistant Professor of Advertising Art Direction at Temple University. Her professional focus is in brand identity, promotional design, and special events. 

As a feminist designer, she frequently addresses women’s interests in her projects and supports women entrepreneurs in her client practice. Her design style incorporates bold color, strong typography, and graphic illustration to bring projects to life. She is inspired by vintage ephemera and vernacular design. 

Kathy’s work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, How International, Print Regional, and appeared in Harper Design, Wiley, How Books, and Rockport publications. Kathy holds an MFA Graphic & Interactive Design from Temple University, BFA in Graphic Design from Moore College of Art, and studied typography as a post-grad in Italy through the School of the Visual Arts.

Quarantine Art Challenge Week 2: IT’S SO FLUFFY!

Get your mind off the news and maybe win a year’s membership in the NPAA through the #NPAAonlineartshow.

Here’s how it works:
1. Create a piece of art related to the week’s theme.
2. Upload a picture of it to your Facebook page in a public post with the hashtag #NPAAonlineartshow.
3. Join the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group on Facebook (if you haven’t already).
4. Share your Facebook post with the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group by Saturday at 8 p.m. each week.

For four weeks, we’ll vote weekly for a winner (who’ll get some kind of small cheesy award to be determined). Then we’ll put everything up at the end of the month and vote for Best of Show, who’ll win a year membership.

Week 2 Theme: “IT’S SO FLUFFY!”

Introducing the Quarantine Art Challenge

Quarantine Art Challenge Week 1: Get your mind off the news and maybe win a year’s membership in the NPAA! We’re starting a weekly art challenge and holding the #NPAAonlineartshow.

Here’s how it works:

1. Create a piece of art related to the week’s theme.

2. Upload a picture of it to your Facebook page in a public post with the hashtag #NPAAonlineartshow.

3. Join the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group on Facebook (if you haven’t already).

4. Share your Facebook post with the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group by Saturday at 8 p.m. each week.

For four weeks, we’ll vote weekly for a winner (who’ll get some kind of small cheesy award to be determined). Then we’ll put everything up at the end of the month and vote for Best of Show, who’ll win a year membership.

Week 1 Theme: “Dots and Spots”
Post your work online by 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

Kim Tatum Robbins: March 4

Kim Tatum Robbins is an award winning artist who has been creating art for decades. She will be speaking at the North Wales Art & Cultural Center, 125 N. Main Street in North Wales on Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m.

After raising her two sons, she is now back in the studio rediscovering her love for oil painting. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 27 years and their dog and cat. Aside from her art, Kim also devotes time to coaching youth basketball and track.

“Lucy”

Kim’s oil painting “Lucy” was awarded 2nd place in the highly competitive juried 2019 Meadowood Art Show. “Lucy” also received a special Award of Merit and “Blueberries” got an Honorable Mention at the 2019 North Penn Arts Alliance Art Exhibition. “Blueberries” additionally received 2nd place at the Greater Norristown Art League Exhibition. “Holy Cow!” won the Peoples Choice Award at the Ambler Fall Arts Festival.

KimmyArt currently has some originals and prints available at galleries/shops in Ambler, Kutztown and Conshohocken, PA. 

Her education includes a Fine Arts/Art Education degree from Kutztown University. As a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, she has lived in and around the Philadelphia area. She has been in Plymouth Meeting, PA for over 20 years. 

Mosaic Glass Artist Regina Coyle: February 5

Come hear Montgomery County Artist Regina Coyle share her work as a mosaic glass artist at the North Wales Arts and Cultural Center on Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m.


Regina Coyle crafts colorful representations of objects from everyday life as if they were viewed through a kaleidoscope of vibrant color, optimistic whimsy, and childlike imagination.   


By carefully combining mirrored, translucent, and opaque glass materials which each react to sunlight differently, the appearance of each piece takes on the mood of its surroundings at any given moment in time.

Check out this free presentation on Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m. at the North Wales Arts and Cultural Center, 125 N. Main St., North Wales. Parking and entrance are behind the building off of Second Street.

NPAA kicks off 2020 with presentation by Tattoo Artist Erik Sacony: Jan. 8

Learn about the work of American Traditional Tattoo Artist Erik Sacony as the North Penn Arts Alliance Speaker Series kicks off on Wednesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. at the Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s Church, 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. Park in the lot behind the building on Second Street.

A lifelong artist, Erik has been into art of all kinds since a young age. His interest in tattooing came while in high school, as he began drawing tattoo designs for friends. It was at that time he began studying the icons— Bert Grimm, Cap Coleman, Sailor Jerry, Lyle Tuttle, and Philadelphia Eddie.
While attending West Chester University, he studied art history while majoring in graphic design. It was then he began incorporating the art or tattooing into his portfolio.

Since graduating WCU, he not only continued his passion for the arts, but is also a successful Real Estate investor in Phila. He has had multiple art showcases and completed his tattoo apprenticeship and has since been bringing his love for American Traditional Tattooing to life with each tattoo.

Note that, while traditionally, the series is held on the first Wednesday of the month, this will be January 8 to avoid the New Year’s holiday.