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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.

June Bug, Kristin Osgood Lamelas

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Iva Fabrikant & Kristin Osgood Lamelas

Saturday, March 12, 2022 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | In-Person Event

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

Abington Art Center is proud to host this in-person artist talk featuring Iva Fabrikant & Laura Petrovich-Cheney speaking in honor of Kristin Osgood Lamelas.

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.

Iva Fabrikant

Fabrikant works with recycled materials, with which she explores fluid, natural forms balanced with rigid and geometric features. She is inspired by the curved volumes of the human body and by the twisting and mysterious shapes she sees in plants and rock formations. She observes and sketch these objects, and later uses them as a jumping off point in her studio to make fleshy, alien beings that feel at once curious, familiar, absurd, and enticing. 

Kristen Osgood Lamelas

Laura Petrovich-Cheney will be speaking in honor of the artist.

Kristin Osgood Lamelas was a Philadelphia born artist. She received both her BFA and MFA at Moore College of Art and Design. She donated a kidney to her father in 2011. Since then, her mixed-media paintings reference aerial views of specific landscapes and images of cells from her own body. In her most recent work, she explored the issue of how environmental toxins and climate change affect her body and the earth. This exhibition was installed posthumously on her behalf by Laura Petrovich-Cheney.

“Kristen was such a bright light in this world and her light shines on in her beautiful daughter, and in all the memories that her husband, mother, sisters, and friends hold close. She was a high school photography teacher at West Deptford, NJ. She and I had gone to graduate school at Moore College of Art & Design together and her dream was to have a solo exhibit at Abington Art Center like I had done in 2013.” -Laura Petrovich-Cheney

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

This event is produced as part of our Winter Solo Series 2021, on view from February 25 – April 4.

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