Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nutrition Club

Today in our afternoon Cooking Club we worked together to make guacamole for an early New Year's Eve celebration.
In photos: Pietro, Freddy, Shawn, Mike S., Rasheed and Charlene; Charlene and Mike S.; Sarah and Rasheed.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Discovery Club

We have started a new program of afternoon clubs at the Cultural Arts Center. Today we had our first meeting of the Science Club. We made oobleck, a fluid that behaves like a solid when force is applied to it.

In photos: Myron, Charles, Emilia, Anni and Lateeda; Mike G., Jeffrey, and Mike S.; oobleck; and Jeffrey and Mike S.

Monday, December 28, 2009


In our last art class we made stencils and screenprinted onto fabric and paper. In photos: Richard, Jason, Sandy, Kay and Yvonne.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Open House at PDDC

This week the Cultural Arts Center's artist-in-residence Dwayne Boone presented one of his paintings to Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Chris Gocong and his wife Mandy at our Holiday Open House. Then Dwayne received a surprise gift from the Gocongs: a personalized Eagles jersey. We created the winter wonderland decorations that helped to make this event so special.

In photos: Dwayne, Chris and Mandy; Dwayne and his jersey with Chris and Mandy, Santa, Eagles cheerleaders, and PDDC staff and board members; and Freddy with Santa and a cheerleader.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Charlene's Glitter Paintings

Charlene recently started to incorporate glitter into her paintings.
In photos: Charlene and her paintings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November Recap

We've been busy this month at the Cultural Arts Center! We created some homemade costumes for Halloween, worked on a new splatter painting with Stanley, and listened to a lecture on the photographs of Andy Warhol as part of our Cultural Collaborations series with LaSalle University Art Museum.
In photos: Charlene, Emilia, Freddy, Floyd, Jason, Myron, Danny, Val, Anni, Rasheed, Pietro, and Mike; Jason, Pietro, Mike and Charlene; Anni and Stanley; Anni, Stanley, and Emilia; and Museum Educator Miranda Clark-Binder with her audience.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Today we began our ofrenda in honor of the Day of the Dead. We will be celebrating the Day of the Dead by making notes and pictures of people we miss, like Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Murph's dog Sadie. Our ofrenda will feature papel picados, lights, fake fruit and flowers.
In photos: Helen, Danny, George, Pietro, Mike, Rasheed, Hubert, Sharay, and Mike S.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Channel 6

Today Channel 6 came by PDDC to interview Dwayne about his new Phillies series in the Fehr Lobby, thanks to the news tip by Bonnie Squires. Dwayne created a number of paintings of Phillies players in preparation for the World Series. The news team interviewed Dwayne as he painted the Phillies Phanatic. The segment is supposed to air tonight at 5:30 pm.
In photos: Dwayne, the reporter Brian, the camera man John, and the curator Mike Gerkovich.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pals for Life

We had another wonderful visit from Pals For Life today. We met the kitten, Marshmallow, Granite the dog and Caramel the bunny.

In photos: David and Charles with Caramel, Rasheed with a pals for life volunteer, Murph, Kay, Marshmallow and Myesha, Myesha with Granite, and Brenda petting Marshmallow.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trip to La Salle

We visited La Salle University Art Museum and enjoyed a tour of their collection of landscape paintings with Museum Educator Miranda Clark-Binder. This was the first of four museum visits through our program Cultural Collaborations.

In photos: Mike S., Miranda, Casimer, Hector, Charles and Freddy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall Exhibition at the Watermark

We had our reception for our fall exhibition at the Watermark today. We sold several pieces and had some wonderful refreshments thanks to the coordinator of the exhibition, Eleanor Elkin. In photos: Mike S in front of his El Greco piece, Emilia and Pietro, Judy, Eleanor, Charlene, Pietro, Dennille, Greg, Rasheed and Emilia.

Golf Outing Dinner

On Monday we took a trip to the Bala Golf Club for dinner at PDDC's annual Golf Outing fundraiser. In photos: Monica, Jason, George, Kay, Rasheed, George at the last hole, Kay, Rasheed, Mike Barnes, Monica and our beautiful view.