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Reaching Out, Karen Steen, Mixed media on paper
Professional Artists Exhibition Features 58 of our Communitys Most Talented Artists
February 12 March 12, 2013
State of the Art Center Happy Hour: Friday, February 15, 5-5:30 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 5:30-8 pm
HAVERFORD, PA (January 16, 2013)Main Line Art Center is proud to present its second annual Professional Artists Exhibition, running February 12 to March 12, 2013. The exhibition will feature 2- and 3-D works by 58 of the regions most talented artists.
The Art Center will host a free public reception on Friday, February 15 from 5-8 pm where the community can meet the artists and purchase unique works of art. The reception will open with the State of the Art Center Happy Hour from 5-5:30 pm, where Executive Director Amie Potsic will share exciting details about ART 75: Access. Renew. Transform, the Art Centers campaign to raise $1.5 million to renovate its building in the summer.
The Professional Artist Program was developed two years ago to support the careers of artists by providing exhibition opportunities, visibility and advanced career development opportunities. Through a competitive process assessing each artists educational background, exhibition participation and gallery experience, 58 diverse artists were selected, including painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed media artists and more. Though their styles, media, and backgrounds vary, they share a commitment to their work and support for Main Line Art Center and its mission of Art for Everyone.
Each Professional Artist Member is profiled on Main Line Art Centers website with a bio, link to their personal website and an image of their work (http://www.mainlineart.org/professional-artists.php). Throughout the year, the Art Center highlights each artist on its Facebook page, sharing images of their artwork and upcoming exhibitions with the Art Centers nearly 3000 fans. The Art Center also keeps Professional Artist Members abreast of exhibition opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia area through special monthly emails.
The following artists have been selected into the Professional Artist Program and will be featured in the exhibition:
Deena Ball, Lori Banks, Delainey Barclay, Sarah Barr, Beverly Benson, Maureen Ciaccio, Karen Love Cooler, Susanne Pitak Davis, Joanne DeMartino, Marlene B. Dubin, Teresa McWilliams Farina, Marge Feldman, Linda Dubin Garfield, Pia De Girolamo, Barbara Glickman, Georgianna Grentzenberg, Antonio Grimaldi, Bonnie Gross, Nancy E. F. Halbert, Dwight Harris, Louise Herring, Mary Powers Holt, Dianne Koppisch Hricko, Mary Kane, Meg Kennedy, Diane Lachman, Marilyn Lavins, Monique Lazard, Deborah Leavy, Dale Levy, L. C. Lim, Elaine Lisle, Carla Lombardi, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, Wendy McClatchy, Anne Milner, Betsy Miraglia, Bernice Paul, Doris Peltzman, Jean Plough, Mary Powers-Holt, Laura Pritchard, Dorothy Roschen, Jerri Ross, Rona Satten, Maria Schneider, Antoinette Seymour, Margaret Shattuck, Tad Sperry, Karen Steen, Susan Stefanski, Christine Stoughton, Nancy Tabas, Nury Vicens, Susan Wallack, Hanni Weinstock, Ruth Wolf, Armen Yepoyan
The gallery at Main Line Art Center is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
For over 75 years, Main Line Art Center in Haverford has served as the creative home for generations of community members of all ages, levels and abilities. Its mission is to inspire and engage artistic creativity for all ages and abilities and to celebrate and strengthen the essential role of visual art in community life. Each year, the Art Center educates nearly 5,000 people through its art classes, outreach programs, lectures, and art camp. In keeping with its mission, Main Line Art Center pioneers a unique series of outreach programs for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, and grants $12,000 in need-based scholarships annually. The Art Center has built a reputation for presenting innovative, thought-provoking exhibitions as well as exhibitions that celebrate community. We feature up to ten exhibitions annually in our beautiful, spacious gallery. These exhibitions feature the work of emerging and established artists from across the Mid-Atlantic Region and attract over 10,000 visitors each year.
Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford, behind the Wilkie Lexus dealership just off of Lancaster Avenue. The Art Center is easily accessible from public transportation and offers abundant free parking. For more information about this exhibition or Main Line Art Centers other programs, please visit www.mainlineart.org or call 610.525.0272.