Thursday, December 8, 2011

Celebrate the Holidays at Media’s 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll


The Media Arts Council (M.A.C.) will host a special 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll on December 10th. Downtown Media is decorated with lights for the holidays making it a perfect setting for a festive, arts-filled evening among friends and neighbors.

Prior to the evening events, take part in the Architectural Walking Tour, 2-4pm. Local historian, author, and long-time Media resident will lead an engaging tour and discussion of the history of Media through appreciation of historical buildings such as the Delaware County Courthouse, the Delaware County Institute of Science, Borough Hall, and more. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at www.mediaartscouncil.org/walking-tour.

Evening events will include many live musical performances including the fascinating Main Event performance by Kip Rosser, lauded Theramin and Musical Saw player, at the Delaware County Institute of Science, 7-7:45 pm. For over thirteen years, Kip Rosser’s solo performances, staged productions, award-winning compositions, and industry recognition on this difficult-to-master grandfather of all electronic instruments have earned him a reputation as one of today’s most accomplished thereminists. Formally trained in theatre, Rosser often takes his appearances beyond a standard classical music recital format – incorporating stories, history irreverent Sci-Fi tributes and even audience particpation. This will be a fascinating experience for all ages.

The Featured Artist this month is painter Rinal Parikh, whose work will be on display at Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen. A self-taught artist, she draws on a childhood fascination with color and composition, portraying spontaneity and energy with saturated color in various media. Her subjects are influenced by life in her native India, and she studies the many different styles of Indian painting that vary from state to state: "Although they are from the same country," she says, "they are very different from each other- I find it intriguing." Rinal's work has appeared in India in group exhibitions and on magazine covers. In the United States, she made her debut with a solo exhibit at The Creative Living Room in Swarthmore, and has been featured in exhibits at Swarthmore Borough Hall and all year long exhibit Tyme Gallery in Havertown. 

Please stop by the M.A.C. table on Plum Street Mall to learn more about the mission and activities of M.A.C., find out about our Holiday Campaign and gifts featuring the work of local artists, and enjoy hot chocolate while the student choir from Nativity BVM sings holiday songs.

Also featured this month will be a wide range of musical performances and visual arts exhibits, as well as family karaoke, hot chocolate, and more. Enjoy the unique restaurants and shops as you welcome the holiday season.



For more information:   www.mediaartscouncil.org



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