Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Marker Workshop with Sasha Prood

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Join us for a workshop by Swarthmore native, Sasha Prood. Sasha will be teaching step by step marker techniques utilizing her latest published book, “Marker Workshop: Learn to Ink in 50 Experiments”

This wonderful workshop opportunity will take place on Thursday, October 24th from 5-8pm. The fee is $75 which includes Sasha’s new book (valued at $24.99) and all supplies. Just show up and enjoy!

Space is limited to 8 participants. Reserve your spot today by emailing Martha at info@galleryonpark.com.

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Take your drawing, doodling, or lettering to the next level and explore the incredibly diverse medium of fine-tip markers with this two-book set (an instruction book and corresponding workbook). Follow along as artist Sasha Prood teaches all the skills you’ll need to create your own beautifully inked art. Begin with swatch tests and work your way up to more intricate compositions. Start with basic marks like hatching and stippling, and progress to more advanced marks like looping and ragging. Experiment with ink density to create unique textures. Learn to create gradients with different textures and colors. Play with contrasting texture and color to add depth to your designs. The full-color instruction book is filled with step-by-step instructions, helpful hints, and stunning examples of marker art to inspire your own work. The corresponding workbook is printed on heavy-weight paper, so there’s no danger of bleed-through as you work your way through the fifty experiments.

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Swarthmore Makers Market
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Swarthmore Makers Market

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Join us for the 2019 Fall Swarthmore Makers Market! Shop our 50+ curated Art and Craft Vendors. Enjoy live music and kids activities at 10 S Chester Ave. Right next to the Septa Media Elwyn Line and a quick walk from the Swarthmore shops. Just a few steps to The Broad Table Tavern where you can enjoy a cocktail or beer. 11-3pm, Free to attend!

Sponsored and organized by Swarthmore Town Center, Swarthmore Farmers Market, Harvey Oak Mercantile, and Gallery on Park.

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Small Business Saturday at Gallery on Park
Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Saturday at Gallery on Park

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Join us for Small Business Saturday in the heart of Swarthmore. Enjoy refreshments while you shop and partake in fun giveaways with every purchase while supplies last.

Be sure to visit ALL the small businesses that make our community the inviting and wonderful place that we call home.

Opening early and staying open late!

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Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Swarthmore Horticultural Society Annual Event

On Saturday, October 5th starting at 5pm The Swarthmore Horticultural Society will be kicking off it's art themed annual party at Gallery on Park!

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Stroll the downtown gardens filled with sculpture by local artists, watch Plein Air painters at work and enjoy drinks & hors d'oeuvres.

Members are welcome and those who would like to sign up may do so on the spot or on-line at swarthmorehorticulturalsociety.org.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

October First Friday Opening Reception

Gallery on Park welcomes Roberto Roque of Pluma Avis Domus as our featured artist for the month of October.

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Join us for our First Friday opening reception on Friday, October 4th from 6-8pm. Meet this extraordinary artist and view his amazing and popular birdhouses including a 2 story Martin House!

Complimentary refreshments will be served for you to enjoy while you mingle and appreciate Robertos work.

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Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Watercolor Workshop with Sasha Prood

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Join us for a workshop by Swarthmore native, Sasha Prood. Sasha will be teaching step by step watercolor techniques utilizing her latest published book, “Watercolor Workshop: Learn to paint in 100 Experiments”.

This wonderful workshop opportunity will take place on Thursday, September 26th from 5-8pm. The fee is $75 which includes Sasha’s new book (valued at $24.99) and all supplies. Just show up and enjoy!

Space is limited to 8 participants. Reserve your spot today by emailing Martha at info@galleryonpark.com.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

September First Friday Opening Reception & Anniversary Party!

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Our First Friday opening reception this month takes place on September 6th from 6-8 pm. Our featured artist is local sculptor, Dan Dennison. Stop in to meet the artist and view the works that will be on display for the month. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be provided.

As an added bonus, we will also be celebrating our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Thank you to our wonderful patrons, who through their support have allowed us to commit to another year at Gallery on Park. We couldn’t be more thrilled!

Please join us for an evening of celebrating art and community!

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Pop Up with Holly Thomas of Spitfire Designs and Street Stroll!
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Pop Up with Holly Thomas of Spitfire Designs and Street Stroll!

Join us for a pop-up event with Swarthmorian, Holly Thomas of Spitfire Designs Jewelry and enjoy the last Street Stroll of the season!

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From 7-10pm, Holly will be selling her lovely one-of-a-kind pieces in front of Gallery on Park. Always creating new designs, her jewelry is known for working in casual or formal occasions. Wear with jeans or a fancy night out on the town! Come see her latest work while enjoying live music, food, friends and FUN!

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Mobile Workshop with Liz Coats
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Mobile Workshop with Liz Coats

Join us for a copper mobile making workshop with the lovely Liz Coats.

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Come on in and have some fun making a mobile to dress up your garden or home. Liz will teach different wire wrapping techniques to attach beads, trinkets, baubles and more to create a one-of-a-kind mobile.

  • Workshop fee is $45 plus a $10 mobile supply frame kit.

  • Frame kit includes: simple spiral copper frame (as shown to the left above - N.B. I made this at her last workshop!), 16 gauge wire, 20 gauge wire, an assortment of miscellaneous beads and findings. If you have items from home that you would like to incorporate into the mobile (buttons, beads, sticks, found objects, old jewelry etc) please bring them along. This is a great way to use up old costume jewelry that you can't give up but don't know what to do with!

  • Complimentary wine & seltzer will be served. :)

  • To reserve your space for this workshop, email info@galleryonpark.com. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Grab a friend and join us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

August First Friday Opening Reception

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Our featured artist this month is Philadelphia painter, Lauren Acton.

Lauren has a history of Fashion Design at Studio Bercot in Paris. From there she went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in NYC's garment center for 8 years. Her eye for aesthetics brought her to painting which was followed by her MFA. Today, she teaches locally both at art centers and privately.

Please join us at our opening reception on Friday, August 2nd from 6-8pm. Meet Lauren who can speak more on her work and process. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be provided.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Street Stroll & Thursday Night Live

Join us for the first Street Stroll and Thursday Night Live of the season!

Gallery on Park will be set up in front of the shop selling handcrafted drinking vessels created by local artists. When you buy a vessel you receive a complimentary fill of wine or lemonade. FREE BEER will be flowing courtesy of Swarthmore Town Center and the generous donation by Delco’s own 2SP Brewing Company.

After you have your cup filled, enjoy live music by The Swukestra followed by Minor Adjustments in the town amphitheater. Art+Music+Drink+Swarthmore. The perfect recipe for an amazing night!

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Pinch Pot Workshop with Barbara Hanselman
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Pinch Pot Workshop with Barbara Hanselman

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Gallery on Park will be hosting a pinch pot workshop on Sunday, June 23rd from 1-4pm.

Through the expert guidance of Barbara Hanselman, you will create a wonderful work of art from a simple ball of clay! Many techniques will be taught, including carving, decorating, how to under glaze and more!

Workshop fee is $65 which includes all materials as well as Barbara firing your piece so that it is ready for you to pick up at a later date. Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

To reserve your space email Martha at info@galleryonpark.com.


DID YOU KNOW?

P I N C H P O T S are the painstaking result of pinching a single ball of clay into a handform.  They can be burnished smooth and textured or carved from the start...or glazed & hand decorated before being fired again in an electric kiln.   Pinchpots can also become your personal "canvas" and be painted with acrylics. They are meant to be totally experienced from the making to the finishing so we will do all we can in our workshop to accomplish this.

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Mobile Workshop with Liz Coats
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Mobile Workshop with Liz Coats

Join us for a copper mobile making workshop with the lovely Liz Coats.

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Come on in and have some fun making a mobile to dress up your garden or home. Liz will teach different wire wrapping techniques to attach beads, trinkets, baubles and more to create a one-of-a-kind mobile.

  • Workshop fee is $45 plus a $10 mobile supply frame kit.

  • Frame kit includes: simple spiral copper frame (as shown to the left above), 16 gauge wire, 20 gauge wire, an assortment of miscellaneous beads and findings. If you have items from home that you would like to incorporate into the mobile (buttons, beads, sticks, found objects etc) please bring them along!

  • Complimentary wine & seltzer will be served. :)

  • To reserve your space for this workshop, email info@galleryonpark.com. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Grab a friend and join us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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May
11
9:30 AM09:30

Live Portraits by Paul Zecher

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PAFA graduate and portraitist, Paul Zecher will be joining us creating live charcoal portraits in front of Gallery on Park!

Sillouette composed charcoal portraits will be drawn live from 9:30-1:30. Walk ups are welcome, but if you would like to reserve a time, email us at info@galleryonpark.com.

You are also welcome to bring in a photo and Paul will create a portrait at his home after the event and have it ready for you to pick up at a later date.

Portraits cost is $65.

If you aren't interested in have a commissioned portrait, don't let that stop you from coming by! It is opening day at The Swarthmore Farmers Market (right across the street) so grab some goodies and then come on by and watch the artist in action. It should be a really fun day!

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Bracelet Workshop with Spitfire Design Jewelry
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Bracelet Workshop with Spitfire Design Jewelry

Join us as we fashion bracelets using genuine crystals, spacers and glass beads. Through the direction of the fun and knowledgeable Holly Thomas of Spitfire Designs, you'll learn all about technique, bead placement and composition creating a bracelet of your own design. 

  • Sunday, April 14th from 1-3pm at 104 Park Avenue.

  • Workshop fee is $60 which includes all the materials and tools you will need to create a wonderful one-of-a-kind piece of your own to take home!

  • To reserve your space for this workshop, email info@galleryonpark.com. Space is limited to 9 participants.


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First Friday Opening Reception
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Opening Reception

Mixed Media work by J. Rossi

Need a dose of May flowers in April? The vibrant mixed media work of J. Rossi will be on display for the month at Gallery on Park.  Come see this new exhibit, meet the artist and enjoy wine with light refreshments at our First Friday opening reception, Friday April 5th from 6-8pm.

All are welcome!

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First Friday Featured Artists Reception
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Featured Artists Reception

In celebration of Youth Art Month, we are excited to announce that the Strath Haven AP Art students will be our featured artists for March! 

Please join us Friday, March 1st to enjoy complimentary refreshments and appreciate the amazing and varied works created by these talented young artists.

Jaclyn Angelus, Helen Ashbrook, Jacob Davidson, Hayden Davis, Grace Forbes, Syndey Fransen, Jocelyn Govannicci, Erica Hartman, Grace Hodges, Kira Lorraine, Adwaita Patil , Sarah Peichel, Nora Scott and Caroline Zidek.

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Fabulous Bead and Wire Earring Workshop
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Fabulous Bead and Wire Earring Workshop

We had so much fun with our last workshop, that Barbara is back! This time participants will learn wire wrapping techniques using metal, ceramic and glass beads to create a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings to take home or give as a gift just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Join us at Gallery on Park, Sunday February 10th from 1-4pm.

The cost for the workshop is $65 which includes all materials needed to make a pair of earrings and also includes one of Barbaras very cool Vamp Cards to display your new earrings!

To reserve your spot email info@galleryonpark.com

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Participants are welcome to bring more of their own components if they would like to make multiple pairs of earrings and we will also have extra components available for sale at the workshop if desired.

Workshop is limited to 10 participants. (Also note that the winter weather date will be the following Sunday, February the 17th)



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Pottery Shard Necklace Workshop with Barbara Hanselman
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Pottery Shard Necklace Workshop with Barbara Hanselman

Second Saturday Workshop

Come join us as we fashion necklaces from ceramic shards, beads, wire & cord. Through the direction of Barbara Hanselman, you'll discover innovative ways to wire pottery shards while creating a necklace of your own design. Feel free to bring your own adornments and wire tools.

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The cost is $65 and includes all the materials you will need to create a wonderful one-of-a-kind piece of your own!

To reserve your space for this workshop, email info@galleryonpark.com. Space is limited to 10 participants.

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December Featured Artist Reception
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

December Featured Artist Reception

Our Second Saturday event will be an opening reception for featured artist, Maxine Manges.

Please join us from 6-8pm on Saturday December 8th for a wine and cheese opening reception where you can meet Maxine and view her paintings and pottery that will be on display for the month of December.

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First Friday Meet The Artists Event
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Meet The Artists Event

Our grand opening was a huge success, so much so that many of you could not get in the door! Because of your interest we are having another meet and greet at Gallery on Park.

Please join us from 6-8pm for a wine and cheese reception. Meet the artists and enjoy the company of other art lovers.

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SHOP SMALL SATURDAY!
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY!

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When you do your holiday shopping at Gallery on Park, you are giving right back to the artists in your own town and community. All the artists represented are from Swarthmore and the surrounding Philadelphia area.

As a special bonus, on Small Business Saturday we will be giving a free hand painted greeting card to the first 50 customers who spend over $50!

Shopping local is just one of the many ways you can support local communities directly.

We look forward too seeing you soon! xo m

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November Featured Artist Opening Reception
Nov
2
to Nov 3

November Featured Artist Opening Reception

Our First Friday event will be an opening reception for featured artist, Polly Dressler Bech.

Please join us from 5-7pm on Friday November 2nd for a wine and cheese opening reception where you may view Polly’s quilts that will be on display for the month of November and meet the artist.

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For more information on Polly, her work and future events, please visit her website.

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Encaustic Workshop

“Waters Edge” ~by Mimi Muhlenberg

“Waters Edge” ~by Mimi Muhlenberg

Please join us for an encaustic workshop and demonstration hosted by encaustic painter, Mimi Muhlenberg.

The workshop will take place in our beautiful and inspiring side garden at 104 Park Avenue where you will learn the technique of encaustic painting and create your own piece on wood to take home!

Cost for the workshop is $45 and includes all materials. Space is limited to 10 participants, so reserve your spot today by emailing Gallery on Park or just stop on in!

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 11-6

Hope to see you there!

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