Arts

Art From The heART

Eilandarts Center in Merchantville invites you attend to their "Art from the heArt" show by Sharon Ann Smith and a Closing Reception on Friday, July 30th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The Show will be running from June 1st through July 31st. Sharon Ann is an academically trained artist working from life in oil and watercolor. She creates museum quality paintings using skills developed by the old masters while incorporating vibrant color and lively brushwork! Each painting carries with it a love of beauty and life, and refined artistry of the highest quality that is sure to bring color and life to your home and uplift your heart.

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Hospital Worker Freebies

The Macaroni Kid shared some information about Philadelphia museums offering nurses and hospital workers FREE admission to honor them and their work for National Hospital Week. The Academy of Natural Sciences invites hospital workers and up to 3 guests free admission to the museum. The Franklin Insitute invites hospital workers and up to 3 guests free admission to the museum. The Barnes Foundation will be open exclusively for hospital workers on Thursday, May 13, 12:00-7:00 p.m. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum is offering free general admission for hospital worker plus four guests from May 14-May 17. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has free general admission for hospital workers and their guests. 

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Music Fest Update

Attention Merchantville Friends and Neighbors! We have an update for Music Fest 2020. Regrettably, due to the impact and restrictions COVID-19 has had on live events and gatherings, we will be holding this fall's Music Festival 100% virtually on our FaceBook and Instagram pages. We will be live-streaming the best local bands and highlighting all that the great town of Merchantville has to offer. We will also have changed the date to Saturday, October 17th, 2020. Be sure to stay tuned right here for more updates as we post them. Thanks!

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Shop Starving Artists

Looking forward to Starving Artist Pop-Up-Take II on March 7th from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Ryan's Retail, hosted by Shop Merchantville. We will have up to 15 local guest artists at our venue and compliment your experience with live music and light refreshments. Public admission is free and we still have room for a few more artists. If interested please submit your work - wall art, sculpture, etc. - It's just $10 to display and could lead to a solo show in the building. Ryan's Retail is located at 22 North Centre Street, Merchantville just a hop, skip and jump from Philly.

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Bread Making Class

Fragrant with herbs and rich with olive oil, focaccia is an Italian flatbread dating back to Roman times. There is no end to the variety of flavorings for this very easy dough and, whether you smother it lavishly in toppings or dress it simply with oil and sea salt, the foundation is the same. In our class, we use biga (a natural leaving) to ferment our dough and create a light, tender, utterly delicious flatbread that you will want to make often. Join us to learn how to make focaccia with Jolynn DeLoach in Merchantville on Sunday, July 26th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Limited spaces. Register for the class here.

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Mary Poppins at CCHS

Help us make Mary fly on the Grandi Auditorium Stage! Just about one week remaining in Camden Catholic's performing arts Mary Poppins Ad & Patron Drive for their production on March 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions. Come see our students at Camden Catholic perform for the first time ever, this cherished and timeless musical on stage. Click here to purchase tickets securely online to support the arts at CCHS!

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Starving Artist Pop-Up

Are you a local starving artist? Someone who sacrifices their material well-being - living on bare bones expenses - in order to focus on your talent, creativity and artwork. Do you lack the customers or disposable income for new art projects? Well we understand that your art is your work and would like to help ensure that your creations also enable you to eat! Ryan's Retail is "Calling All Starving Artists" at their Artists Only Pop-Up on Saturday, February 1st, from 5:00 -10:00 p.m. Registration is $10 for a 6' x 6' space. Local wall art or sculpture are preferred, photography welcome. For more information or to register please send photos or links of your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Adult Craft Club

Dannette Strader recently announced the first meeting of her Adult Craft Club beginning on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join in some creative fun, enjoy some tea, coffee, and community with other local crafters. The club will feature a different craft making opportunity every month. This month’s craft will be holiday ornaments. Classes will take place at Ryan’s Retail, 22 North Centre Street and the fee for each class is $10. Dannette is well known to the Merchantville community from the Kid Zone she runs at the weekly Farmer’s Market and tennis lessons offered during Parks & Playgrounds. If you'd like more information please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text her at 215-764-0959.

 

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See the Irish Tenors

Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster for the "We Three Kings: An Irish Tenors Christmas" concert staring Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly on Friday, December 13th at The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood. The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With 10 best selling CDs to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented. The Irish Tenors rekindled the love of all things Irish in America, and opened the door for countless Irish music groups to hit the United States. But The Irish Tenors cannot be duplicated; The Irish Tenors have stood the test of time for audiences of all ages. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., showtime at 8:00 p.m.

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Journaling for Kids

Eilandarts Center is delighted to offer a six-week course where your child will learn how to keep and love an art journal, on Wednesdays, beginning November 27th. This workshop will enforce the participant's ability to observe his/her environment and channel creativity into art. During the course, we will collect items and fill up the journal with ideas and samples. There will be projects in drawing, painting, collaging and 3-dimensional. We will talk about different artists and their approach to art. The goal of the workshop is to help the young artist to discover their own creativity and find pleasure applying it into art form. Ages: 5-10 years. Cost: $90. Register online.

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Science Meets Art

Do you have a curious scientist in your house? ​Looking for a fun way to introduce your little one to science and art? Step into the laboratory at Eilandarts Center on Wednesday, November 20th, from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. as we create everything from slime to volcanic eruptions. The mini-scientists will help conduct experiments. ​Each class will be roughly 30-45 minutes depending on the experiment/craft. Ages: 2 - 5 (parent/guardian must be present). Cost: $60 (four classes, materials incl.)

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