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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.

Mourning Dove 1, Jenna Lucente

Friday, October 9 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

FREE | Outdoor Opening Reception
Registration Required

The Abington Art Center Solo Series gives 9-12 artists annually an opportunity to show a body of work they created in one of Alverthorpe Manor’s historic galleries.


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.


This year our Solo Series Opening reception will be held outdoors to comply with CDC guidelines and PA State regulations. This outdoor reception will allow up to 120 people on the lawn and under the pavilion. There will be individually packaged drinks and snacks, and perhaps a surprise musical guest.

To help everyone enjoy this event, please closely follow the following safety protocols:

  • Socially distance from others at least 6 feet apart at all times whenever possible.
  • Come prepared with a mask and wear it when socially distancing is not possible outdoors. Masks must be wore to enter the building and view the galleries.
  • Wash you hands frequently and whenever contacting high touch surfaces.
  • Do not come to this event if you feel unwell and have COVID-like symptoms such as cough and high fever. Also, please stay at home if you have been in contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID within the past 14 days.


In order to view the exhibition, we will be letting a maximum amount of 20 people in the gallery at a time. To do this, a greeter will ask you to sign up for one of six time slots when you arrive:

  • 6:00 – 6:20
  • 6:20 – 6:40
  • 6:40 – 7:00
  • 7:00 – 7:20
  • 7:20 – 7:40
  • 7:40 – 8:00

Please come with a mask, as you will be required to wear a mask while inside the galleries. Please maintain a distance of 6 feet apart from others while inside the galleries.

Please consider making a donation for attending this event.