‘When they make it, they eat it’: teaching kids nutrition with Funny Food

 

As a professional jazz guitarist and artist, improvising with food comes naturally to Bill Wurtzel. But he never imagined that when he began making artistic breakfasts for his wife Claire more than 50 years ago, the two would travel the globe inspiring kids to make healthy food choices with Funny Food Art. From Jazz at the Lincoln Center, where Bill has presented his comically nutritious creations to musical accompaniment, to performances in Israel and Sweden, and countless workshops in the U.S., he and Claire, a longtime special needs educator, have been making healthy eating imaginative and joyful. FFA-Piners

In their workshops, Bill creates his cute and clever dishes, while Claire explains the benefits of each ingredient.

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The art of tea: connoisseur Rachel Glauser on the perfect cup and where it all began

“What’s the matter, my dear, don’t you care for tea?” — The Mad Hatter

We certainly do! And just in time to celebrate Mom, we’re holding an English Tea Party. Join Rachel Glauser, who came by her love of tea through an immersion in all things British, on the day before Mother’s Day for a tutorial and celebration of this delightful tradition. On the menu: tea sandwiches, scones, Victorian sponge cake and, of course, the perfect cup of tea. You’ll learn how to make them all, and then feast on each delectable treat.

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‘Music was my destiny’: Local singer-songwriter Peter Poulos is set to perform this Friday

 

This Friday, we host our second evening of live acoustic music in our farmhouse. On the bill are performing singer-songwriter and guitar instructor Peter Poulos, who will be accompanied on vocals and percussion by Matthew Brodsky. Poulos will perform a mix of classical, pop/rock and original music.

Opening the show will be Lynne Nugent, one of his students, who has been performing at open mics, church events and folk festivals in the last year. She will share a selection of songs shaped by her many influences, which range from Fleetwood Mac and Crosby, Stills and Nash to Lyle Lovett and the Indigo Girls.

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The path of serendipity leads to this week’s ‘Luck Exhibit’

 

This week, we’re excited to welcome five designers from Kathy Davis Studios to our farmhouse for “The Luck Exhibit.”

These talented artists have joined together for a group show about luck, chance, and serendipity, all of which they will explore through a range of visual pieces, charms, and more.

Here, we turn the spotlight on four of these women in advance of Friday’s opening reception to get their thoughts on the role of luck in creativity and success, and to share a little about their processes and points of inspiration.

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‘The Luck Exhibit’: Amy Houser speaks out loud the colors in her head

 

On April 22, our newest show “The Luck Exhibit” will open, featuring five different artists offering their interpretations of luck, chance and serendipity in their lives, and in their art.

The group exhibit, which will run through May 18, is the collective brainchild of its artists, all designers at Kathy Davis Studios. Through mediums ranging from encaustic painting to mixed media collages, they will explore the significance of fortune as influenced by culture, myth, philosophy, personal belief and more.

32026f6Yardley artist Amy Houser will exhibit several works in watercolor, colored pencils and salt.

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An interview with children’s illustrator Glenn Zimmer: ‘I consider myself a child at heart’

 

This April, we have award-winning children’s illustrator Glenn Zimmer with us, teaching an Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing workshop.

The versatile Montgomeryville, Pa.-based artist is known for his humorous character designs, as well as his collaborations with Compass Media, purveyors of ESL readers, and children’s literature producers Hachai Publishing.

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