Thursday, April 12, 2012

Energy and Color Abound at Media’s 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll



Jersey Corn Pickers

The Media Arts Council will host this month’s 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll on April 14th, 6:00-9:00PM, in downtown Media. This monthly arts stroll brings visual and performing artists to Media businesses, providing free, high-quality arts experiences to the community.

The Main Event this month is the Jersey Corn Pickers performing at the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, 7:00-7:45PM. This Philadelphia-area band plays original and traditional high-energy bluegrass and Americana music. Since the five band members started playing together in 2010, they have performed at numerous bluegrass festivals, music halls, pubs, coffee houses, private parties, and other music venues in the greater Philadelphia area. The band won the 2011 Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival  band competition, and have been selected to compete in the 2012 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band competition this summer. The Jersey Corn Pickers are known for their interactive, energetic performances and will entertain audiences of all ages.
David Gerbstadt

The Featured Artist this month is David Gerbstadt, whose work will be on display at the Media Pizza & Grill.  An artist with a distinctive style and an incredible story, Gerbstadt has developed quite a following. He is known for his colorful, expressive drawings and paintings, his “art car”, and his belief in the healing power of art following a tragic accident in 2007. His artwork is now in six countries. He is also a children’s book author and motivational speaker.

More than 40 businesses participate in the 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll each month, offering a wide range of visual arts, live performances, and other artistic experiences for all to enjoy.  This month also features paintings, photography, pottery, drawings, rock, folk, acoustic music, and more.

The Media Arts Council works to support local artists and integrate a wide range of arts into the life of the entire community of Media, PA. M.A.C. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization accepting donations from the community that will support our programs.  All donations are tax-deductible.  For more information about M.A.C. artists, musicians, and upcoming events, or to find the 2nd Saturday map, please visitmediaartscouncil.org.





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