Posts Tagged ‘arts’

Ambler Music Festival

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

The Ambler, Montgomery County, PA annual arts and music festival:

Ambler Main Street Events

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Calender of events for downtown Ambler, PA during 2015:


First Fridays
May, June, September & October
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First Friday

19th Annual Auto Show
May 16

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Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, May-October
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Arts & Music Festival
June 12 & 13
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Farmers Market

Restaurant Week
July 13-20

Dog Days
August 8

October 3

Halloween Extravaganza
October 24

Small Business Saturday
November 28

Window Display Contest
December 1-31

Holiday Parade
December 5

Santa by Train
December 10

Holiday Shopping Night

Pottsgrove Manor Workshops for Kids

Friday, August 1st, 2014

On Sundays in August, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week.

Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn historical crafts and take home their creations in these fun sessions. There is a materials fee of $15 per child per workshop.

Pottsgrove Manor is locate d at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

5th Annual Philadelphia Guitar Summit

Friday, January 17th, 2014

2/8/2014 from 8:00 PM – 11PM

Monnette Sudler’s 5th Annual Philadelphia Guitar Summit features exciting diverse musical performances of guitar virtuosos and othe outstanding multi-talented supporting artists.

The line-up includes:

Sheryl Bailey and her Trio: Sheryl Bailey, lead guitar; Ron Oswanski, Hammond Organ; Ian Froman, drums; and special guest vocalist, Sherry Butler.

Tosin Abasi (soloist) 8 Eight String Guitar Virtuoso (Tosin will do brief Q&A after his performance.)

Hiroya Tsukamoto’s duo peforming original Japanese songs. Hiroya Tsukamoto, acoustic guitar and vocal, and Satoshi Takeishi, percussion.

Mulebone performing the Blues in a special performance by Hugh Pool on guitar, bootboard, harmonic, percussion, vox and vocals, and John Ragusa on flutes, cornet, fife, pennywhistle, conch shell, vox and jews harp.

The artists will be available for CD sales and autographs during intermission and following the final performance.

For more information on ticket sales, go to or call 215-641-6518. For more information about the Philadelphia Guitar Summit,visit
Contact Information:
Phone: 215-641-6518

Montgomery County Community College Dance

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

MCCC’s fall concert by the Dance Performance Ensemble at the Central Campus
(Photo by Matt Carlin)

Ambler Arts Festival

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012
11:00am until 6:00pm

You’re invited to share in a day filled with art, music, al fresco dining, and shopping in downtown Ambler on Butler Avenue. The Avenue will be closed to allow for artists to fill the streets and for you to spend a relaxing day in the arts and crafts marketplace. The festival will feature a wonderful array of artists including watercolors, oils, sculpture, wood work, jewelry, photography, pottery and much more. Brought to you by Ambler Main Street.

Montgomery County High School Art Exhibition and Competition

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania — Montgomery County high school art students will present the best of their artwork at Montgomery County Community College’s 34th Annual Montgomery County High School Art Exhibition and Competition from Sunday, March 4, through Friday, March 23, at the Fine Arts Center Art Gallery at Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

The artists’ reception will be held Sunday, March 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. with the awards presentation at 2 p.m.

Students from 32 public, parochial and private schools in Montgomery County were invited to participate in the exhibition. The artwork features a variety of subjects and styles in an array of media. College art faculty members will be judging the artwork.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Holly Cairns at 215-619-7349 or

You can help support the arts and art education programs at Montgomery County Community College by becoming a Friend of The Galleries. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact the College Foundation at 215-641-6535.

by Diane VanDyke

Grammy Music At MontCo

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Class of 2004 Fine Arts alumnus and photographer Matt Carlin, Lansdale, returned to Montgomery County Community College a few years ago to enroll in some Biology courses. However, after seeing what was happening in the music and audio production studios in the Advanced Technology Center, his focus changed.

“Music was always a hobby. I already had the mentality, but I didn’t have the [production] skills,” Carlin explained. “The classes taught me proper production techniques.”

Carlin’s enthusiasm for the music industry led him to intern with a Grammy-nominated engineer and producer who co-teaches two digital audio production courses and serves on the advisory committee for MCCC’s Communications program.

“It’s cool seeing the business side of working in a studio. It’s stuff that you don’t get to experience by just going to classes,” said Carlin, who continues to work on projects with Ivory beyond the scope of his initial internship.

“It’s helpful to observe interaction with the bands and see how he gains their trust before helping to shape their songs and music. We work with people who are trying to make a living in music. As a result, we work on projects from start to finish, so there’s a lot of good opportunity there.”

Through Carlin’s engineering work on national recording projects, he accumulated enough credits to become a voting member of Grammy Association in the engineering category. He received engineering credit on Candlelight Red’s album “The Wreckage,” which appeared on the 2011 Grammy ballot.

“I used to think award shows were silly, but by going through the process, I now see that they really mean something to the people who worked on the various projects,” he said.

Carlin plans to continue working in the Gwynedd Valley studio and is seeking out musicians to mentor. He also plans to continue building his photography career. You can check out his photography online at

Digital Audio Production is just one of more than 85 programs that students can complete at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Registration is going on now for spring semester classes, which start on Jan. 18.

New students can learn about the admissions and registration processes by visiting or by calling 215-641-6300 (Central Campus) or 610-718-1800 (West Campus).

Returning students can register for classes online via WebAdvisor, by mail or in person at the College’s campuses. For more information, visit

To learn more about MCCC and to see all the College has to offer, schedule a visit to one of our campuses. Visits can now be scheduled online at

by Alana J. Mauger, class of 1997