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.

On View January 10 – February 22
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6:00-8:00pm


ARTISTS

Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Installation

In her research-based site-specific installations, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund employs work tables, bulletin boards, and other forms of infrastructure to explore concepts relating to physical and dimensional space. In this installation, Pezalla-Granlund has created a series of prints, drawings, photographic ink-jet images & hand-constructed paper models that draw from Lessing Rosenwald’s collection, formerly housed in Alverthorpe Manor. Displayed on custom-made furniture designed to echo the original tables & window desks that once populated the estate, this project invites viewers to participate and reflect on the legacy of Lessing Rosenwald.


Patrick Coughlin, Sculpture

Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the spaces that define it. Our Homes and shared spaces along with the objects that fill them exist in the realm of magical science. Their origins are opaque and Byzantine; our most essential tools are incomprehensible in their making and function. This modernity has disconnected our psyche from the physical, sensual world. By abstracting structural joinery, furniture, and the body, we are asked to see the hidden complexities and humanity in the ubiquitous. Through this contextualization of architecture, domestic objects, and craft sensibilities, Patrick’s work explores the precarious relationships with the natural world and our self-agency.


Robert Arnosky, Painting

Robert Arnosky’s acrylic paintings depict local scenes and fleeting moments in time. Through portraits of Philadelphia-area people, places, and the activity that surrounds them, Arnosky creates depictions of environments that are simultaneously photo-realistic and energetic. His body of work presents a survey of neighborhoods & neighbors, as interpreted over the years.