Friday, May 28, 2010

Party for Anni

Anni's last day as a habilitation specialist was today, so we had a dance party to celebrate all the fun times we've had with her this year.

Mike S., Rasheed, Anni and Myesha

Dance party!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tiger Mural

Emily facilitated a group mural painting project.

finished product

Tina & Rachel

Silmarie & Sylvia

Mike G. & Freddy, with Christina W. supervising

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cultural Collaborations Opening Reception

This Thursday our Cultural Collaborations exhibition opened in the Community Arts Gallery of the La Salle University Art Museum. The works on display were created in response to lectures and visits to La Salle's museum about landscape painting, photography, African masks, and abstract works on paper.

Special thanks to Curator of Education Miranda Clark-Binder and our art teacher Kay Healy for facilitating this partnership!

Miranda, Brenda and Linda with artist Ashley

David and his landscape painting

Mike S.'s landscape painting

Kay and Danny looking at Pietro's photograph

Freddy's collage

Christina and her solar print

Charles and Jeffrey

Pietro's landscape painting

George and his landscape painting

Masks inspired by the African masks we saw at La Salle's museum

Monday, May 17, 2010

Last chance to see the City Hall show!

This is the final week to see our art exhibit in City Hall (Broad & Market Streets). All of the work is on the 5th floor of the Northeast corner of the building. The area is only open during business hours (9-5). The last day is Friday, May 21st. See it while there's still time!

Cultural Collaborations Exhibition Opening Reception

Cultural Collaborations Exhibition
May 20 - June 24, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 20, noon - 2PM

An exhibition of artwork created through our Cultural Collaborations partnership opens at the La Salle University Art Museum's Community Art Gallery on the lower level of Olney Hall on Thursday, May 20 from noon - 2 PM. The show will feature paintings, photographs, works on paper, and masks and will be on view through June 24.

For more information, please contact Miranda Clark-Binder, Curator of Education at 215.991.3680,, or

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Trip to Russia with Charlene's Art Cat

Charlene made a feline travel companion for Emilia during her trip to Russia. These are some pictures from their journey!

Traveling and hanging out in St. Petersburg

Visit to Red Square

Red Square

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Color Mixing Demo

Today Linda and Sarah led a color mixing demo. We learned about the color wheel and about how the primary colors can be mixed to create new colors.

All photos by Rasheed!

Murph adds the primary color red to our color wheel.

Mike S. mixed red and blue together to make purple.

George mixes red and yellow to make orange.

Pietro and Linda mix yellow and blue to make green.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Screen and Zines (ad infinitum)

Today we put down the first color for a zine we're preparing for our show opening May 20th at LaSalle University, showcasing work made by the students of the Cultural Arts Center as part of the Cultural Collaborations series.

Ashley & Emilia

Keith & Mike G.


Images by Roderick & Hubert, in fluorescent pink of course

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Garden Work (Abbreviated 2-week Recap)

Our garden is coming along nicely, through the collective efforts of the Cultural Arts cast.

The trellis is all set up.

Freddy planting lettuce

Peter and Jason are seen here clearing an overgrown spot.

Jane planting tomatoes along the trellis

Monday, May 3, 2010

Trip to the Morris Arboretum

On Friday, students from Chestnut Hill College hosted a community outing to the Morris Arboretum for PDDC. Charlene, Freddy, Mike S., and Mike G. from the Cultural Arts Center wandered through the colorful gardens of the arboretum on this beautiful spring day.

Special thanks to Mike Barnes for coordinating this outing.