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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.

Rondo, Gail Fox

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Constance McBride & Gail Fox

Saturday, April 8 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 Winter Solo Series artists, Constance McBride and Gail Fox.

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 April 8.

Constance McBride

“From becoming aware of the male gaze and self-objectifying, to harassment, abuse, marginalization and ageism,” artist Constance McBride creates figurative sculptures that explore issues experienced by womxn. Drawing upon her own experiences, McBride’s sculptures are representative of what is often overlooked or left unspoken. She creates natural forms with visible signs of aging and raw expression. These details call for introspection while inviting the viewer to consider what strength and resilience in the face of discrimination looks like. 

Gail Fox

“I have always painted nature. For me, there was never a need to search for a subject…My search has always been for particular locations, places that begged recording.”

From vivid seascapes and mountain ranges, to whimsical koi pond compositions, local artist Gail Fox paints large-scale landscapes that are inspired by the natural world around her. Fox is drawn to natural forms, she explains “painting alongside fields, in woods, at stream’s edge, in solitary places, it is the dynamic rhythms of nature, its changing lights, and weather that engage me.” Her intense observation of these natural shifts is evident in the color choices, elaborate compositions, and attention to detail within her work. 

Select Works

Top left to bottom right
Constance McBride, Lonely Girl Room 3400, 2021, Ceramic and wire, $1,600.
Constance McBride, Lonely Girl Room 4732, 2021, Ceramic and wire, $1,600.
Gail Fox, Allegro, 2022, Oil on canvas, $5,200.
Gail Fox, Rio Grande, 2021, Oil on canvas, $3,900.

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

This event is produced as part of our 2023 Winter Solo Series, on view from February 24 – April 10.

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