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Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence Copy

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FREE Our Coffee Break series pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk. Learn more about the exhibiting artists' process and technique through a talk and Q&A in our gallery with the artists themselves. Read more

Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence Opening Reception

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This joint event celebrates the concurrent opening of two exhibitions: Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence and Solo Series Fall 2019.


Abington Art Center is delighted to be partnering with Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence, a traveling exhibition that will be on view in our Community Arts Gallery.

This project links fine artists with families or friends of victims of gun violence. The artists meet with the victims’ loved ones to learn about the lives they lived. Our goal is to present diverse works that in some way relay graphically, or through narrative, the essence of the person being portrayed. Our mission is to bring attention to and memorialize the lives lost and tragically altered due to gun violence. Portraits have the unique ability to call out the souls and profoundly affect those who see them. We hope that this project will continue to bring some joy and peace to the families and friends of victims and, by bringing attention to the scourge of gun violence in this way, be a call to action to all who see them. We will continue with this project, expand its reach, and hopefully reach the blessed day it will no longer be needed.

On view September 17 – November 9, 2019.

Solo Series Fall 2019 Opening Reception

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This joint event celebrates the concurrent opening of two exhibitions: Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence and Solo Series Fall 2019.


ARTISTS

Heidi Jensen, Drawing

Through large scale drawings, Heidi Jensen animates a series of traditionally feminine objects, tools, and adornments. Each vibrant object, many of which originate from the 18th century, highlights the passage of time and the notion of gendered objects.

Kelsey Dillow, Photography

Using the 19th century photography printing process, gum bichromate, Kelsey Dillow uses objects and organic materials such as herbs, blood, earth, and ash to examine the notions of and intersections between faith, ritual, symbol, and belief.

Christopher Houston, Collage

In his torn paper artworks, Christopher Houston draws parallels between marks made by natural elements, such as bodies of water, and those made by the artist’s hand.

On view September 27 – November 9, 2019.

Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

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ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!

Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

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ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!

Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

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ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!

Shakespeare in the Summer: Macbeth

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ABINGTON ART CENTER and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY, announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to be presented August 5, 6, 7 & 8 2019 at 7pm on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. We are excited to once again bring an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors. Instead of a fixed ticket price this year, the performances this year are “Pay What You Will,” in the hopes that this will encourage more people to give outdoor Shakespeare a try.

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare’s own company prepared his plays, and rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of Bright Invention says, “we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare’s actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances.” Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble!

In addition, local musician Josh Kirwin is creating original music and  Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, “we adore collaborating with Chrissie–her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare!”

We are looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Beth Lawing, Live Arts Coordinator says, “this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we’re here for.”

So bring a blanket, a picnic, and some bug spray and get ready to enjoy an evening of spontaneous Shakespeare under the stars!