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Margaret Griffen, Executive Director
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ARITST IN RESIDENCE 2016 TBA
Bea Batt- Behar
Bea has received her Rio Certification in 2006 from Chris Darway at University of the Arts and continued to be re-certified this past Spring in Precious Metal Clay. She continues to refine her skillsby taking additional classes on repouse/PMC with Holly Gage and enameling on silver and copper with Linda Darty. When she is not teaching, she sells her one of kind pieces at craft shows and to private customers.
Laura Demme also teaches at many Community Art Centers in the area (Main Line, Wayne and Wallingford). Her work encompasses sculpture using ceramics, concrete and mixed media. She also works as a painter in oil, encaustic and decorative slip painting. Laura is comfortable working with all levels of students. Her web site is:www.web.me.com/laurademme.
Colleen graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fines Arts and received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Moorestown, NJ where she was born and raised. She is an art educator and currently works for the Mural Arts Program, ArtWorks!, and the Saturday Arts Lab at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She is also the Painting and Printmaking artist in residence at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts.
Barbara considers herself a maker and mentor of all things clay. Her pots, constructed from slabs or using a pinch-strip method I developed, bear the look of fabric, metal, leather or whimsical china. In addition, she addresses how what she is going to make will look before asking the question, what's it going to be - an approach quite out of the norm for most potters. Her signature pieces evolve from the stoneware 'fabrics' she create and enhance with patterns, texture and color. It is her unorthodox methodologies coupled with classic hand building techniques - pinching, coiling, extruding - which result in these whimsical pieces which beg to be handled.
Ellen Pine Litwin
BFA, Ceramics, Phila. College of Art, Grad. studies in Ed., MCCC, Temple U., Cheltenham Clay Guild, Vermont Craft Center, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Taught at (GYW-YWCA), Mount Airy learning Tree, Wyncote Academy, Vermont CC. Exhibited at The Clay Studio, Abington Art Center, Cheltenham Art Center, Vox Populi Gallery, Artists League of Mount Airy.
Rona received her BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts. She continued her graduate studies at Columbia University, the New York Studio School, and at Tyler University. Rona has also studied hand papermaking in Japan, Thailand and Burma. She is an award winning exhibitor in the American Color Print Society show, Artists' Cultural Exchange and various other national shows. She has taught at Bucks County Community College, Perkins Center for the Arts and the Abington Art Center.
Marthe Roberts - Shea
Marthe Robers/Shea graduated from Moore College of Art, in Philadelphia, with a double Major in Advertising and Illustration. She has been Managing Art Director for Dupont de Namours Pharmaceuticals - Delaware, and CIGNA Corporation - Philadelphia. She has successfully run her own business, Taxi Graphics, Incorporated, since 1990. Skilled in electronic illustration and Graphic Design, she has created numerous award-winning pieces. She illustrates regularly for several Magazines. Her ability to communicate and grasp sometimes obscure ideas and concepts, and translate them into "client-pleasing" pieces is her primary strength. Marthe is a member of the Art Directors' Club of Philadelphia. Marthe was recently elected the President of the American Society of Goldsmiths.
John is an accomplished Philadelphia painter. He trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has taught at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Delaware College of Art and Design, Immaculata College and Bucks County Community College. His work can be seen at:www.tothestudio.com. He and his wife Lynn also have a blog:http://viewfromthestudio.blogspot.com.
Merle holds a BS from Syracuse University. Her work is in collections of PA Academy of Fine Arts, Phila. Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. She has had solo shows at Locks Gallery, Mangel Gallery and Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo. Co-author of "Making Art Safely" published by Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Stephen Kennedy is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Fort Wash, PA. He studied painting with Nelson Shanks and Danni Dawson and has painted portraits for over 30 years. Collections include The Academy of Natural Sciences, Phila, PA, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ.
Nicole Patrice Dul
Nicole holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA and an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years and is a faculty member of Holy Family University, Nazareth Academy Grade School and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA and the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild. She is also a co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, a Philadelphia print collective that aims to promote and share printmaking with other artists and local communities. Her work can be viewed at www.NPDprints.com
Alfredo Ratinoff is an Argentinean-American ceramic artist. He studied at the National School of Ceramics in Buenos Aires, and continued his art education in Madrid, Barcelona and different cities in Italy.Alfredo is a faculty member at the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and the art curator for the Embassy of Argentina in Washington DC.He is a member of the Cheltenham Clay Guild and he lives and work in Philadelphia, PA.
Jennifer Hall is an artist and teacher based in Philadelphia. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics as well as her PA teaching certficate from the Tyler School of Arts at Temple University in Lois. Currently, Jennifer teaches Elementary Art for the school district of Cheltenham Township. Jennifer's art work consists of functional pottery, tile mosaics, photography, and paintings. She loves teaching and is very excited to continue working with the Cheltenham Center for the Arts.
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