Arts + Re-Creation, Penn Charter's triennial invitational art show and sale,opened April 12 with more than 200 works of art by 50 established and emerging artists. Timed to coincide with Earth Week, the work focuses on environmental themes and reflects awareness, thoughtful consumption and innovative repurposing of materials. The exhibit includes sculpture, painting, ceramics, collage and jewelry.
Proceeds from the sale of artwork and sponsor support will benefit a PC visiting artist fund and an sustainability fund to support PC "green" initiatives.
Arts + Re-Creation includes an electronic waste drive for the entire community (details below). And beginning April 15, Penn Charter students will tour the gallery durinig the day, either individually or in classes, to enjoy and learn from the fine art exhibition.
Old Gym Gallery Hours, April 13-19
Visit during the following times ... bring friends!
Weekend: 11am-4 p.m. Weekdays: 7:45-10 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m
Environmentally inspired artwork created by students in all divisions is on display in and around the exhibition space and in gallery spaces throughout campus.
The Triennial Art Show is excited to offer a variety of educational and eco-friendly programs in conjunction with the show and Earth Week.
Presentation by Sculptor Steve Tobin, April 3rd, 2:35 - 3:15, Ball Theater Steve Tobin will present to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Parents welcome! This event was a success! Read about it here.
Douglas Tallamy, April 3rd, 2:35 to 3:15pm, Roberts Choral Room, Kurtz Center Douglas Tallamy, University of Delaware, professor and chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, will present to 9th graders studying biology and art. Parents welcome! This event was a success! Read about it here.
Meet the artist Leo Sewell, Tuesday, April 16, 7pm in Old Gym Gallery Recycling sculptor, Leo Sewell willoffer an engaging evening presentation for parents and the community. Please join us and meet the artist. More info here.
Visiting artist Dewey Blocksma, April 15 & 16, LS and MS students Dewey Blocksma will work in the Lower School lobby on Monday; students will stop in to observe and ask questions, parents are welcome. Blocksma will also work to create art with Lower School students. On Tuesday, Blocksma will work with Middle School students to create art. More info here.
Coffee and bagels during weekday morning gallery hours 7:45-10 a.m. Every weekday morning during the duration of the show there will be cofffe and bagels.
Student Recycling art project Grades pre-K to 5 will create art projects made from recycled materials. More info here.
E-Waste Drives and Recycling Collection
Responsible recycling and/or re-purposing of waste is a focus of the art show and, to facilitate the effort, anyone in the PC community, as well as anyone attending the art show, may bring electronic waste to the show: We will have collections bins in the lobby beneath the show.
Plus, exhibiting artists and visiting artists need some of your recycleable materials for their work! Details and lists.
Take Part in the Show: Volunteer!
This opportunity comes along only once every three years... the art show needs your help! Bring a friend, and an environmentally-friendly cup of coffee, and surround yourself with the work of several of the area's best artists. Absolutely no art background or experience necessary, but numerous volunteers are! To volunteer, please visit our SignUpGenius page or contact Michele Schwartz for more information.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Please contact Stephanie Ball by email or phone at 215-844-3460 x 112.
04-23Upper School Cum Laude Assembly (KC)8:10 AM
04-23Lower School Science Night (LS Activities Room)6:30 PM to 8:00 PM