Flowers in Pennsylvania German Textiles and Folk Art
April 8 – September 30, 2017
In Bloomin’/Blumen, we present a selection of objects from the permanent collection including our seldom-displayed embroidered wool quilts; the drawings of Sarah (Kriebel) Dresher; and large Berlin wool embroideries beloved of our 19th century Schwenkfelder women, to name a few of the highlights. These will be complemented by family photographs of gardens and gardeners submitted by Heritage Center friends.
Variable Star WPA Quilt Exhibit
June 10, 2017 – September 30, 2017
We are privileged to host once again the Variable Star Quilters as they salute the Works Progress Administration (WPA) quilt designs. Members of Variable Star are creating new quilts based on the venerable designs preserved by the WPA artists in the 1930s.
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, Pa. Free admission.
The Mennonite Heritage Center (Harleysville, PA) is hosting a retrospective art exhibit containing 58 paintings, along with watercolors and sketches, created over the last 50 years by local artist Julie Longacre of Bally, PA.
While the exhibit will be on display through November 4, 2017, a public reception with Julie Longacre will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
While a few of the paintings, and some prints, are for sale, many other paintings are on loan to the museum from private collections.
Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA
On Saturday evening, September 16, 2017, Brad Hendershot and Katherine Krieg, local painters currently living in Marlborough Township, will be at the Opening Reception of their two person show Times and Places in Doylestown at the Patricia Hutton Gallery from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The reception is open to the public and the show continues through October 15th.
Reflecting on his life in rural Pennsylvania and the remote Monhegan Island, Maine, Bradley Hendershot’s watercolors emphasize details and textures designed to evoke a strong feeling or mood in the viewer. Often his paintings exhibit his keen interest in history and depict a way of life that is rapidly disappearing into the past.
Inspired by her surroundings, Katharine Krieg’s oil and watercolor paintings are her response to everyday encounters – experiences ranging from peaceful interiors to the turbulence of nature. A quiet sense of introspection and the passage of time are themes that recur in her works of landscape and still life.