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Distant Shores, Chris Cox


Saturday, November 14 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | Live Online Zoom Event
Registration Required


Abington Art Center is proud to host this online artist talk via Zoom featuring two of our Fall 2020 Solo Series artists, Chris Cox and Adele Kubel.

Our Coffee Break Online 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 online. Feel free to bring your own coffee and bagels.

Fall 2020 Solo Series Artists
Chris Cox

Chris Cox is an abstract artist, represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia. She finds inspiration in old, stone walls and has created many paintings based on what she sees in them. While traveling through Egypt, she was taken with the imagery that she saw on the walls of locks as she traveled on the Nile. The haunting figures that the river’s water had stained on to the walls were mysterious, yet had a certain spirituality and peacefulness. Her current body of paintings tell a story of peacefulness, spirituality, community, togetherness and individuality.

Adele Kubel

Adele Kubel grew up in Cheltenham and has lived in the Abington area her whole life. She did both my undergraduate and graduate work at Tyler School of Art. Presently, she teaches art in the city of Philadelphia. I have been an art teacher for almost 33 years.

“My paintings are about my love for luscious, rich surfaces and arrangements. My paintings are about the physical and the spiritual. My paintings are compulsive and obsessive”

– Adele Kubel


This event is produced as part of our Fall Solo Series 2020, on view from October 6 – November 14.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum


ONLINE EVENT POLICY | PLEASE READ

RESENDING ZOOM LINKS

We highly suggest you add this event to your calendar immediately using the links in this confirmation email or keep the Zoom link somewhere safe such as in a note taking app. Meeting links will be resent the night before the Artist Talk. Our staff will be preparing for the meeting the morning of the Artist Talk, so there is no guarantee they will have time to resend your link.

If you happen to misplace your meeting link please email joshell@abingtonartcenter.org immediately with your first and last name. Please do not wait until the day of the talk to ask for a link resend.

CHECK IN PROCESS

Please login 5-10 minutes early, as arriving late may disrupt the Artist Talk. This event is created with a waiting room so we can check in guests once the host is ready to start. Your name will appear as your reservation when you enter the waiting room. This link is unique to you, so please do not share your Zoom link with anyone. We will be admitting only one device per reservation, so sharing your Zoom link may result in missing the presentation

ARTIST TALK STRUCTURE

Guests will be muted for the entire presentation. If you have a question in the middle of the lecture, you may ask in the chat. Questions are moderated and asked selectively as to not slow down the presentation. If your question has not been answered, there will be time at the end to ask questions. You may use the “raise hand” feature and a monitor will unmute you briefly to ask your question.

DEVICE SHARING

Sharing devices to watch the Artist Talk is allowed, however we will be asking all device sharers to identify themselves.

DROPPING OUT OF MEETINGS

Occasionally while using Zoom for events and classes, meeting participants will get dropped from the meeting. If this should happen, please do not be alarmed. Simply locate your meeting link, wait two minutes and click the meeting link to rejoin. A host will readmit you shortly.

RECORDING ONLINE EVENTS

All virtual events are recorded for Abington Art Center’s use to better optimize our programming. Class and Event recordings may also be uploaded publicly by Abington Art Center to Youtube or other video platforms. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded


Please consider making a donation for attending this online event:

An oil on canvas painting of two girls in some water with some flowers on the outside

Continental Drift, Jenna Lucente


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

FREE | Live Online Zoom Event
Registration Required


Abington Art Center is proud to host this online artist talk via Zoom featuring one of our Fall 2020 Solo Series artists, Jenna Lucente.

Our Coffee Break Online 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 online. Feel free to bring your own coffee and bagels.

Fall 2020 Solo Series Artist
Jenna Lucente

Jenna Lucente was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Staten Island. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Syracuse University and her Master of Fine Art from CUNY Queens College, both with a concentration in painting. Lucente’s work combines stylized imagery with a muted and monotone color palette. Her current series of drawings on mylar and oil paintings are centered around a flooded landscape populated by flora, fauna and a recurring figure of an adolescent girl. These repeated images help form Lucente’s visual language and the series elicits feelings of vulnerability, protection and fragility.


This event is produced as part of our Fall Solo Series 2020, on view from October 6 – November 14.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum


ONLINE EVENT POLICY | PLEASE READ

RESENDING ZOOM LINKS

We highly suggest you add this event to your calendar immediately using the links in this confirmation email or keep the Zoom link somewhere safe such as in a note taking app. Meeting links will be resent the night before the Artist Talk. Our staff will be preparing for the meeting the morning of the Artist Talk, so there is no guarantee they will have time to resend your link.

If you happen to misplace your meeting link please email joshell@abingtonartcenter.org immediately with your first and last name. Please do not wait until the day of the talk to ask for a link resend.

CHECK IN PROCESS

Please login 5-10 minutes early, as arriving late may disrupt the Artist Talk. This event is created with a waiting room so we can check in guests once the host is ready to start. Your name will appear as your reservation when you enter the waiting room. This link is unique to you, so please do not share your Zoom link with anyone. We will be admitting only one device per reservation, so sharing your Zoom link may result in missing the presentation

ARTIST TALK STRUCTURE

Guests will be muted for the entire presentation. If you have a question in the middle of the lecture, you may ask in the chat. Questions are moderated and asked selectively as to not slow down the presentation. If your question has not been answered, there will be time at the end to ask questions. You may use the “raise hand” feature and a monitor will unmute you briefly to ask your question.

DEVICE SHARING

Sharing devices to watch the Artist Talk is allowed, however we will be asking all device sharers to identify themselves.

DROPPING OUT OF MEETINGS

Occasionally while using Zoom for events and classes, meeting participants will get dropped from the meeting. If this should happen, please do not be alarmed. Simply locate your meeting link, wait two minutes and click the meeting link to rejoin. A host will readmit you shortly.

RECORDING ONLINE EVENTS

All virtual events are recorded for Abington Art Center’s use to better optimize our programming. Class and Event recordings may also be uploaded publicly by Abington Art Center to Youtube or other video platforms. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded


Please consider making a donation for attending this online event:

On View October 6 – November 14

Opening Reception: Friday, October 9, 6:00-8:00pm


ARTISTS

Chris Cox, Painting & Sculpture

Chris Cox is an abstract artist, represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia. She finds inspiration in old, stone walls and has created many paintings based on what she sees in them. While traveling through Egypt, she was taken with the imagery that she saw on the walls of locks as she traveled on the Nile. The haunting figures that the river’s water had stained on to the walls were mysterious, yet had a certain spirituality and peacefulness. Her current body of paintings tell a story of peacefulness, spirituality, community, togetherness and individuality.

Adele Kubel, Painting

Adele Kubel grew up in Cheltenham and has lived in the Abington area her whole life. She did both my undergraduate and graduate work at Tyler School of Art. Presently, she teaches art in the city of Philadelphia. I have been an art teacher for almost 33 years.

“My paintings are about my love for luscious, rich surfaces and arrangements. My paintings are about the physical and the spiritual. My paintings are compulsive and obsessive”

– Adele Kubel

Jenna Lucente, Painting

Jenna Lucente was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Staten Island. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Syracuse University and her Master of Fine Art from CUNY Queens College, both with a concentration in painting. Lucente’s work combines stylized imagery with a muted and monotone color palette. Her current series of drawings on mylar and oil paintings are centered around a flooded landscape populated by flora, fauna and a recurring figure of an adolescent girl. These repeated images help form Lucente’s visual language and the series elicits feelings of vulnerability, protection and fragility.

71 Camaro, Bonneville, John Slavin


Saturday, August 8 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | Live Online Zoom Event
Registration Required


Abington Art Center is proud to host this online artist talk via Zoom featuring our Summer Juror Mashiul Chowdhury and several of our Summer Juried Show exhibiting artists.

Our Coffee Break Online series is a casual conversation with the juror and artists featured in our exhibition programming. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and a Q&A online. Feel free to bring your own coffee and bagels.

Summer Show Juror
Mashiul Chowdhury

Chowdhury is a Philadelphia based artist and alumnus of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has had several commercial and art center gallery exhibitions in and around Philadelphia. He has acquired national and international recognition and awards including ‘Best Landscape Award’ in the 151st small oil painting show by the Philadelphia Sketch Club. Chowdhury has also published a book named Hidden Canvas, exploring digital abstract photography.


This event is produced as part of our Summer Juried Show 2020, on view from August 4 – September 12.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum


ONLINE EVENT POLICY | PLEASE READ

RESENDING ZOOM LINKS

We highly suggest you add this event to your calendar immediately using the links in this confirmation email or keep the Zoom link somewhere safe such as in a note taking app. Meeting links will be resent the night before the Artist Talk. Our staff will be preparing for the meeting the morning of the Artist Talk, so there is no guarantee they will have time to resend your link.

If you happen to misplace your meeting link please email joshell@abingtonartcenter.org immediately with your first and last name. Please do not wait until the day of the talk to ask for a link resend.

CHECK IN PROCESS

Please login 5-10 minutes early, as arriving late may disrupt the Artist Talk. This event is created with a waiting room so we can check in guests once the host is ready to start. Your name will appear as your reservation when you enter the waiting room. This link is unique to you, so please do not share your Zoom link with anyone. We will be admitting only one device per reservation, so sharing your Zoom link may result in missing the presentation

ARTIST TALK STRUCTURE

Guests will be muted for the entire presentation. If you have a question in the middle of the lecture, you may ask in the chat. Questions are moderated and asked selectively as to not slow down the presentation. If your question has not been answered, there will be time at the end to ask questions. You may use the “raise hand” feature and a monitor will unmute you briefly to ask your question.

DEVICE SHARING

Sharing devices to watch the Artist Talk is allowed, however we will be asking all device sharers to identify themselves.

DROPPING OUT OF MEETINGS

Occasionally while using Zoom for events and classes, meeting participants will get dropped from the meeting. If this should happen, please do not be alarmed. Simply locate your meeting link, wait two minutes and click the meeting link to rejoin. A host will readmit you shortly.

RECORDING ONLINE EVENTS

All virtual events are recorded for Abington Art Center’s use to better optimize our programming. Class and Event recordings may also be uploaded publicly by Abington Art Center to Youtube or other video platforms. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded


Please consider making a donation for attending this online event:


Abington Art Center is proud to host this special online presentation in conjunction with the American Color Print Society: Members Spring Exhibition.

This lecture is about Alverthorpe Gallery during the time it was the home of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of Prints, Rare Books and Drawings. Rosati will review memories and anecdotes from the way it was when he worked at Alverthorpe Manor as a curatorial assistant, the last 9 years before it was relocated in Washington DC. Rosati’s lecture will also discuss the staff of Alverthorpe Gallery and Lessing Rosenwald.

Tony Rosati is Chairperson of the Printmaking Department at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the former Curatorial Assistant at Alverthorpe Gallery, the Lessing J Rosenwald Collection of prints rare books and drawings. He also teaches drawing and printmaking at Abington Art Center.

This lecture is priced at $10 for Abington Art Center members or American Color Print Society members. Non-Members are priced at $15. If you are uncertain of your membership status, please email joshell@abingtonartcenter.org



ONLINE EVENT POLICY | PLEASE READ

RECORDING ONLINE EVENTS

All virtual events are recorded for Abington Art Center’s use to better optimize our programming. Class recordings may also be uploaded publicly by Abington Art Center to Youtube or other video platforms and shared on social media and our website. You may mute your microphone, turn off your camera and communicate in the chat during the presentation if you do not wish to be recorded.

DROPPING OUT OF MEETINGS

Occasionally while using Zoom for events and classes, meeting participants will get dropped from the meeting. If this should happen, please do not be alarmed. Simply locate your meeting link, wait two minutes and click the meeting link to rejoin. A host will readmit you shortly.

RESENDING ZOOM LINKS

Abington Art Center would like to accommodate every guest as much as possible, however we cannot guarantee the ability to resend your Zoom link the day of the Presentation. Please do not lose your Zoom link as our staff will be preparing for the meeting the morning of the Presentation and will not be monitoring their email.

We highly suggest you add this event to your calendar immediately using the links in your Zoom confirmation email or keep the Zoom link somewhere safe such as in a note taking app.

If you happen to misplace your meeting link please email joshell@abingtonartcenter.org right away with your first and last name. Please do not wait until the day of the Presentation to ask for a link resend.

SHARING ZOOM LINKS

Please do not share your Zoom link with anyone. Each reserved guest will receive a unique link to them and as such we will only be admitting one guest per registered name. Sharing your Zoom link with may result in you missing the Presentation.

DEVICE SHARING

Sharing devices to watch the Presentation is allowed for reserved guests only. If you plan on device sharing, please purchase tickets for all participants involved. We will be asking all device sharers to identify themselves to check reservations. Although there is no way to enforce this policy with absolute certainty, we trust our community will be honest as we rely on your funding to continue our online programming.


Please consider making a donation for attending this online event:

FREE | Saturday, May 2, 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

This is an Online Zoom Artist Talk in conjunction with the American Color Print Society.

Continuing our tradition of Saturday morning Coffee Break Artists Talks, please join our virtual May offering. Bill Brookover and Ron Wyffels will be talking about their work featured in the American Color Print Society | Members Spring Exhibition at Abington Art Center as well as their printmaking process.

Please feel free to bring your coffee and bagels to the talk!

While our Coffee Break: Artist Talks are free, please consider making a donation to Abington Art Center.

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Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum

For ceramics and mosaics enthusiasts Abington Art Center is excited to announce the initiation of the AAC Ceramics Guild. For a $50 membership fee annually AAC Ceramics Guild members will receive:

  • Additional Guild Members only open studio time two Saturdays a month from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition space for work in an annual Members Only exhibition in AAC’s Galleries
  • Access to all scheduled open studio time for a fee of $200 per session without enrolling in a course