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Selma Bortner: Storytelling and Symbolism

2020-02-19T12:32:50-05:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Have you ever thought about being an artist? Selma Bortner said, "For me, being an artist was always a question of survival. I could not survive in this world if I could not do something creative. It's a commitment that I made when I was a child. I knew from the first time I could think about it that I wanted to be an artist."


Ten Ways to Approach Art – Tip #5

2020-02-18T16:09:04-05:00February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Louis Bosa's paintings were influenced by urban realist John Sloan and depicted colorful scenes of city life. The figures in his works were highly expressionistic and stylized, bordering on caricature. He loved to tell stories, but said, “in a picture you must never tell the whole story. Part of the story must be hidden but you must get to the mood.” 


Ten Ways to Approach Art – Tip #4

2020-01-17T14:52:50-05:00January 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Diane Burko is one of the Philadelphia area's most celebrated contemporary landscape painters and photographers who uses her art to communicate issues of climate change. She often travels to exotic places to find inspiration for her powerful landscapes. Her fascination with the edges of continents, volcanoes, glaciers, and hot springs can be seen throughout her work.


Franz Jozef Ponstingl: A Surrealist Artist of Dreams and Future Realities

2020-01-24T14:50:20-05:00January 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Who was Franz Jozef Ponstingl (1927-2004)? Ponstingl was a man who wore many hats in his lifetime - he worked on his family farm, served in the U.S. Navy for two wars, and worked as a decorator and a draftsman. He traveled the world visiting Europe, the Middle East and South America.  A self-taught artist, Ponstingl created a body of work over his lifetime that was a blend of abstract, modernist and surrealist styles.