When: Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 2-5pm
Where: Charlestown Woolen Mill (2405 Charlestown Road) and Charlestown United Methodist Church (650 Church Road)


The Charlestown Historical Society and Charlestown Methodist Church will be hosting the Charlestown Heritage Day Art Show Sunday, October 13 from 2:00 – 5:00pm. This show will feature over ten significant Charlestown artists from the past as well as 26 current area artists. Works will be displayed in two buildings at the corner of Charlestown and Church Roads in Malvern, the Charlestown Woolen Mill (2405 Charlestown Road) and Charlestown United Methodist Church (650 Church Road).

On display will be works by Henry J. Soulen, Oscar Stonorov, Milo Winter, Jr., JaneRitchey, Gene Baldwin, Lucius Crowell, Jr., Pearl Slobodian, John and Virginia Pierce, Harry Dunn, the Wharton Esherick Studio, and others. The show will also feature the first public viewing of The Foundation by noted local artist Teresa Haag, commissioned by The Community Health Foundation’s Board of Directors. This piece was created in celebration of the time Dr. Lou Beccaria spent with the organization making a difference for so many individuals and organizations in and around the Phoenixville community.

Historical highlights include Maine Lobsterman, the large canvas by Joseph C. Hennesy (1910-1978), who painted The Phoenixville Ironworks in Borough Hall, and My Brothers, the mural behind the Griffen Cannon Memorial in Reeves Park; a plaster sketch of Holy Night and other major works by Henry J. Soulen, a student of Howard Pyle; and View of Charlestown Village, an appealing landscape by Jane Ritchey who only recently passed October 2nd. Contemporary artists including Maria Morales, Jean Szegedy, Melissa Hayes, Heather Peacock, Neila Kun, Barbara Grant, Kathryn Noska, and Richard Sumerfield (Henry J. Soulen’s grandson) will have their works for sale. An online catalog will be available after the show.

Tours and demonstrations of the immaculately restored Charlestown Mill will be given throughout the day. Refreshments will be served in both locations. Live music will be provided in both venues. Parking will be available across from the church and at the Mill, and also on-street, a very short walk between both venues.

For further information, contact 610-933-9181.

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