Artist of the Month

Ellen CarverDc530

Installation: February 11 - March 9

Merion artist Ellen Carver, who has won awards for her thought-provoking work, will exhibit paintings in the Fireside Room this month. The public is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, February 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 (snow date: February 22 at 1:00 p.m.).

For Ellen, each blank canvas is a new journey. “Out there, things can happen, and frequently do. And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew. Just go right along; you'll start happening too!”

A love of eclectic materials, especially handmade papers, led her through many starts that materialized into “happenings” with a focus on color, shapes, spaces, and always, texture. Her artwork holds secrets and surprises. What you see is not always what is. The more you look, the more you see and learn. For Ellen, it’s important to keep looking and learning, and then “start happening” again.

Fireside Room Hours:    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday,   9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Past Exhibits

Ted Ellis (December 21 - January 25)

Center for Creative Works (November 25 - December 14)

Ruth Wolf (October 19 - November 23)

Pam McLean Parker (September 5 - October 12)

Visual Arts Group Made You Look (July 5 - August 31)

Noah Addis: Future Cities (June 1 - 29)

Members Art Show (May 1 - June 6)

Nancy Agati (April 2 - April 27)

Mark Mellett (February 26 - March 31)

Select Invitational Show and Fabric of Peace Quilts (January 17 - February 23)
Featuring paintings by Leslie Bowen, Giuliana Calabi, Mary Kane, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, and Valetta

ArtWell Group Exhibit (December 7 - January 12, 2014)

Laszlo Bagi: Almost All Trees (October 27 - December 1)

Betsy R. Miraglia: Paper / Print / Collage (September 15 - October 20)

Members Art Show (May 4 - September 8)

Amie Potsic: Made in China and Endangered Seasons (March 21 - April 28)

ARTsisters: Recycled, green art (February 16 - March 17)

Dumpster Divers: Upcycling Trash to Treasure (January 5 - February 10, 2013)

Emmy Lou Packard: Retrospective presented by her son Don Cairns (November 25 - December 31)

Kassem Amoudi: Narrative figure and color field paintings (October 13 - November 18, 2012)

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