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Raven's Wing StudioRaven’s Wing Studio is home to mixed media artists Burnell Yow! and his wife, Betsy Alexander. Ms. Alexander is also a musician, composer and teacher. The talented couple are also the proud parents of the world-famous Nora The Piano Cat whose videos have been viewed over 23 million times on the world-wide web. Yow! works in the varied media of painting, collage, assemblage, sculpture, digital art and photography.

In its historic, 27-acre campus in suburban Philadelphia, Abington Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for its many audiences to experience, appreciate and participate in the arts at whatever level they choose. From preschool to lifelong learners, casual observers to art enthusiasts, AAC engages visitors, artists and students with its sculpture park and gallery exhibitions of today’s artists, studio art classes, and public programs.

art biz – I began consulting with artists informally fifteen years ago as part of my position as a museum curator. When I left museums, my old artist-friends continued coming to me for help and advice. Everyone wanted an agent! A little research into that field led me to conclude that I wouldn’t be doing artists any favors by doing all of the work for them. Instead, I decided to teach them how. You know the Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

The Philadelphia Plastic ClubSince 1897, The Plastic Club has been devoted to the promotion and preservation of the visual (plastic) arts in Philadelphia. The busy gallery schedule offers several annual exhibitions for members and non-members, as well as invited artists in solo and group exhibitions. Members include well-known Philadelphia artists.

The Philadelphia Sketch ClubThe Philadelphia Sketch Club supports and nurtures working visual artists by providing studio space through our workshops program as well as by providing exhibition and networking opportunities; we support the appreciation of the visual arts by providing free public access to our exhibitions; we support visual arts education through our low cost, open enrollment workshop program; and lastly, we promote the historical value of the visual arts to the community by providing free public access to our historic collections and facility.

Perkins Art CenterPerkins Center for the Arts is a unique cultural organization dedicated to excellence in the arts and to providing a wide range of creative opportunities for people of all ages and every level of artistic development.

The Center’s programs include visual and performing arts classes and lessons, exhibitions, music and dance performances, workshops, visiting artists’ residencies, and an outreach program for children, underserved communities, and individuals with special needs.

Philadelphia Gallery GuidePhilly Gallery Guide is a comprehensive guide of Philadelphia Art Galleries and exhibitions. All content found on the Philly Gallery Guide website has been contributed by participating galleries and museums. PGG does not charge for listing information.

PA BalletSince its inception in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballethas been at the forefront of dance in America and is widely regarded as one of the premier ballet companies in the nation. The School and Company were established by Barbara Weisberger, a Balanchine protégé, through a Ford Foundation initiative to develop regional professional dance companies.

Academy of Vocal ArtsThe mission of The Academy of Vocal Arts, founded in 1934 by Helen Corning Warden, is to provide tuition-free vocal and opera training of the highest quality, and financial support during training, to exceptionally talented and committed young singers who have the potential for international stature, and to present them in professional performances that are accessible to a wide community.

Don Brewer MultimediaDon Brewer Multimedia – My mission is to work in New Media developing web sites, producing videos and generating publicity for interesting entrepreneurs while advancing my skill levels and achieving self-actualization through creativity, design, communications and enterprise.

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Here you can learn all there is to know about Nora, the cat who was adopted from a shelter, taught herself to sit at the piano and play notes, became an internet sensation on YouTube and then went on to become a world-wide media star – all before the age of four.


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