Wissahickon Windows

looking westThe Cedars House is pleased to announce a photography exhibit, “Wissahickon Windows,” photographs by Bruce Wagner, to be shown at The Cedars House. The photographs will be on exhibit  from September 24 to October 22, 2015.  

This photographic exhibit consists entirely of images found in the Wissahickon Valley.    The exhibit includes Wissahickon icons and visitors’ fantasies.  Among the images on display are some that are printed fairly directly from their original digital photographs and others that have been processed so that they express the artist’s impression of the scene.  It is a collection about the experience of the Valley. 

An opening reception will be held at The Cedars House, Wednesday evening, September 30th,6:30-7:30. Friends are welcome to come to the reception and share the fantasies and experiences with the photographer and one another.


Fresh Artists at the Cedars House!

Local students have provided a wonderful gift to the community at the Cedars House in the form of expressive art pieces via the outstanding organization, Fresh Artists!

Founded in 2008, Fresh Artists is a national award-winning nonprofit that empowers young lives through art by engaging vulnerable children as full partners in philanthropy, by widely exhibiting children’s artwork in highly visible and unexpected places, and by providing art supplies and innovative art programs to severely under-resourced public schools. Fresh Artists invites K-12 artists to donate high-resolution images of selected artwork, and then provides corporate or individual donors with thank-you gifts of high-quality digital reproductions of that art in exchange for financial contributions. The talent and generosity of 1000 public school children throughout the country has delivered the value of more than $557,000 in art supplies and innovative art programming to public schools. Fresh Artists’ Print Studio provides large-format printing for under-resourced nonprofits while introducing disadvantaged teens to marketable job skills and potential careers in the creative economy.  Reproductions of children’s artwork have been installed in corporate facilities throughout the country from Washington, DC, to Oregon including SAP, Yahoo, Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, Harvard School of Education, World Café Live, Yale University Children’s Hospital, Drexel University, and the world-famous Philadelphia Flower Show. The children’s art has been installed in 35 homeless and emergency shelters, soup kitchens and child abuse clinics with healing, hopeful children’s art. The Fresh Artists Memory Games, educational, intergenerational games showcasing children’s art, received the Oppenheim Gold Award for Best Toy of the Year and were chosen by Oprah to be featured in “O” Magazine.

For more information, visitwww.freshartists.org.IMG_3800