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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.

External Vibration, Don Stephens

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Mat Citrenbaum, Megan Giampietro, Art Salazar & Don Stephens

Saturday, December 3 2022 | 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 four of our 2022 Faculty Show artists, Mat Citrenbaum, Megan Giampietro, Art Salazar, and Don Stephens.

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.

Mat Citrenbaum

Mathew Citrenbaum is an artist, instructor, and silversmith based in Philadelphia, who creates custom jewelry and metalworks in his artistic practice. As a long time teacher, Citrenbaum has helped aspiring artists develop their craft, through results-oriented instruction. 

“My primary goal for a new student is immediate results. A first time student can expect to produce a sterling silver ring in under 3 hours. My advanced students are guided through a technical progression encouraging them to design beyond their skills.”

Megan Giampietro

Artist and educator, Megan Giampietro, explores the connections between science and art through her intense observation of natural forms. She notes “both the scientist and the artist are inspired to carefully observe the natural world, drawing conclusions, sharing their observations, and seeking to explain the abundant patterns, colors, rhythms, and forms around them”. Working in oils, acrylics, and pastels, Giampietro works to capture the deep rich hues, organic textures and wondrous forms found within nature.

Art Salazar

Printmaking instructor and artist, Art Salazar, creates large-scale silk screen collages. Salazar’s work pushes the boundaries of printmaking, manipulating the paper and combining different techniques to give his work dimension and visual interest. He plays with abstracted forms and shapes to create whimsical compositions, noting “there’s always an amount of humor to my prints”.

Don Stephens

Don Stephens is a Philadelphia-based artist and instructor, who received his BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture in 1996. Stephens describes himself as a figurative expressive artist, “utilizing the human experience to express the dance between the subjective and objective”. He works in a variety of mediums to create figure drawings and paintings that evoke a visceral response in the viewer.

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

This event is produced as part of our 2022 Faculty Show, on view from November 4 – December 19.

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