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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/
The following artists have been selected into the Professional Artist Program and will be featured in the exhibition:
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.