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Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

Untitled No. 19, Sara Allen

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Sara Allen & Birgit Raders-Eichinger

Saturday, September 30 2023 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | In-Person Event

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.

Abington Art Center is proud to host this artist talk, featuring two of our 2023 Fall Solo Series artists, Sara Allen and Birgit Raders-Eichinger.

Our Coffee Break series is a casual conversation with the artists featured in our exhibition programming. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and a Q&A. Coffee and bagels are provided for free.

This event will also be live-streamed in real time on our Instagram page for those who are unable to attend in person. The livestream will begin at 10AM EST on September 30.

Sara Allen

“Sara Allen made snapshots over the years but left serious photography to ‘real’ artists. After the death of her husband and retirement from teaching English literature to middle schoolers, she began to think about creating images with a sense of purpose. Moving to a Nikon SLR, she began the long process of becoming a photographer.”

Sara Allen’s photographs capture the naturally aging body, with its creases, wrinkles, textures, and age spots. She frames the body in ways that make familiar parts, such as the neck, fingers, and back, feel like extraordinary foreign landscapes. Photographing in black in white allows for the viewer to appreciate the composition of each piece without the distraction of color. 

Birgit Raders-Eichinger

Despite having had a diverse professional history, from teaching culinary classes to being a private German language tutor, Birgit Raders-Eichinger has always had an inclination towards creative expression.

During the pandemic, she made the shift from working in watercolor to creating large-scale paintings of abstracted shapes with large brushstrokes. She limits her color palette, primarily using black and white to contrast each other and create depth, and utilizing gold to accent and emphasize key elements within her abstract compositions. She notes, “When I do creative work, my mind relaxes beautifully. I love the process of abstract painting so much.”

Select Works

Top left to bottom right
Sara Allen, Untitled No. 1, 2023, Archival Pigment Print, $977 (framed).
Sara Allen, Untitled No. 21, 2023, Archival Pigment Print, $738 (framed).
Birgit Raders-Eichinger, Roam, 2023, Acrylic on Gallery-wrapped Canvas, $650.
Birgit Raders-Eichinger, Birchwood, 2023, Mixed Media Acrylic Collage on Gallery-wrapped Canvas, $1,250.

For more information on a particular artist or piece please call 215.887.4882

This event is produced as part of our 2023 Fall Solo Series, on view from September 14 – October 23.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.