Wanda Chudzinski was born and raised in southern New Jersey, studying art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Painting. Chudzinski went on to earn a M.Ed. from Marygrove College in Detroit, and currently teaches art while maintaining her own painting studio and blog.
July 10, 2013
Kathe Chapman Grinstead is featured in an article by J. Clift in Huffington Post's Arts and Culture Blog
In a community arts center just outside Philadelphia, tucked away on a verdant, winding road in the town of Wallingford, there is a great show. In The Clouds features the work of 11 artists who use cloud formations as subject matter, mostly in a literal, depictive way. As easy as it would be for a summer group cloud show to come off as light, relationships between several of the 2-dimensional artists compel deeper looking.
Carol Wisker has been what she calls an "obsessive sew-er" since she was a teenager: The patterns on the fabric, the endless details in the fibers, and the feel of the textures under her fingers are still a form of rarefied bliss to her. And, now at 62, she's attempting to share that simple pleasure with her audience.
Oil on gessoed Arches paper
12.25 x 15
New works by Carol Wisker and Melissa Maddonni Haims.
Lesley Mitchell makes artists books, paintings, prints, and mixed media works on paper, and shows her work regularly throughout the region. She has taught printmaking and works on paper classes at the PA Academy of the Fine Arts and other area institutions, and currently teaches private classes.
As a mixed media artist I have the freedom to work in the medium that best describes my vision in paint, collage, assemblage, sculpture and fiber.
My interests in the environment, politics and war, protection, and gender are expressed abstractly using materials that are generally industrial or mechanical.
My ideas often come as a result of the process of "making" or "putting together" unusual materials in harmony. I enjoy making the ordinary an object of beauty.