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Home to Art by Heart Gallery & Studio | Cardinal Hollow Winery | Fox & Wolf Woodworking | Green Wolf's - Elegant Junque | Jason Diliberto Photography | Resident Artist Toni J. Wolf the Village Barn provides something for everyone.

Art enthusiasts, experience the works of regional artists featured in Green Wolf's - Elegant Junque's monthly art exhibitions. A gallery opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month during First Fridays.  During the weekend, many of the artists will be available to discuss their work, and at times offer demonstrations of painting, sculpting, printmaking, wood carving and more.  Please visit our Events page for further details.

Enjoy the "Gifts From Our Loving Husbands" museum exhibit, previewing in the center of the barn. A humorous collection of home makers' inventions given to loved ones to make home life "easier"  along with Skippack memorabilia.

Owners Harry and Sylvia Wolf welcome everyone to explore what's hidden under the roof of Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes!

Open 7 days a week (individual store hours may vary) 45 minutes west of Philadelphia, minutes from exit 31 off the PA Turnpike / NE Extension, convenient to other wonderful weekend day trips.

A destination for young and old, where memories and friendships have been made for  over 40 years!


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Welcome Two New Shops to Skippack Village

Green Wolf's
Village Barn Shoppes


Would like to send a warm welcome to out new neighbors...

The Copper Partridge & The Grand Fromage

Please be sure to stop by and say hello
and enjoy all that these two beautiful shop have to offer.

The Copper Partridge
4015 Skippack Pike

The Grand Fromage
3910 Skippack Pike


Welcome to Skippack Village


Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Artist Molly Light Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn


Join us December 18th though December 30th
for our featured artist...

Molly Light

About the Artist

Artist’s Statement: “Ever since childhood, I have taken particular delight in observing the natural phenomena around me. Different places can inspire a variety of emotions and associations, from pleasure and comfort, to drama and conflict. It is at once humbling and inspiring, challenging and exhilarating to convey these impressions through my images.

Adept in several mediums, I enjoy the freedom of having options on how to express my artistic vision. Each circumstance evokes a particular kind of response, from impressionistic landscape, to abstract painting and mixed media, to nature photography. I’m constantly experimenting with how to capture the essence of a place...to convey what it feels like to be there...rather than just the fleeting surface appearance. When nature gives me an “aha!” moment, I can’t help but try to share it with others.”

Critic’s Quote: “Light’s mixed media and pastel landscapes...focus on the power, beauty and strength of nature and this characteristic gives them a religious aura. They seem like silent visual prayers about the natural landscape.” — Rita Beyer, Chestnut Hill Local

Education has included:
- Moore College of Art
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Harvard University
- Hartford College of Art, University of Hartford

One Woman Shows have included:
- Harleysville Savings Bank, Royersford, PA Branch
- Buckwalter Galleries, LTD., Malvern, PA
- Unitarian Universalist House, Philadelphia, PA
- Schuylkill Valley Center for Environmental Education, Andorra, PA
- Cathedral Village, Andorra, PA
- Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mt. Airy, PA
- ATD American Corporation, Jenkintown, PA

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Celebrity Benifit at Justin's Carriage House Restraurant

CELEBRITY BARTENDING BENIFIT
AT
JUSTIN'S CARRIAGE HOUSE RESTAURANT

www.justinscarriagehouse.net

To Benifit Skippacks own:

Center for Loss and Bereavement

Join us This Thursday 12/10 from 7p-10p

Celebrity Bartenders
Maureen Priest of Moyo Yoga Studio
Rosanne Klementisz of The Body Serene Day Spa
Craig Wolf of Green Wolf's - Elegant Junque

Host
Lowell Steinberg of Floral and Hardy

PRIZES - RAFFLES - FUN!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Artistian Bill Ludlow (Woodturner) Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn

Join us December 4th though December 17th
for our featured artist...

Bill Ludlow

About the Artist


I have been turning since August of 2005. I remember the date because turning has changed my way of thinking. I now realize how important it is to actively pursue things that give me pleasure in life. Since my retirement, I have received instructions from a world renowned turner/carver. I have also joined the “Bucks County Woodturners” and the “American Association of Woodturners.”

From the moment when I realized I could turn, I became feverent about pursing the hobby. (“Hobby?”) When you totally enjoy something it does become all consuming.

Turning wood gives me a great sense of gratification. You start out with a chain saw and a log and after 15 minutes or so you have it ready to mount on the lathe. Of course this is just the first step because after you remove about 90% of its mass, you have to allow it to “Cure” (dry) for about 90 days. During this time it moves about and gets rid of any stress and most fo the moisture that is in it. THEN you can start to work about finishing the shape of your bowl or vessel. Usually after 90 days, I forget what I had in mind for it but it always works out for the best.

Many of my turnings were designed to become heat for someone’s fireplace. (If they brake on the lathe, the still provide warmth for someone). I never get upset when a piece fails. First, I am always grateful I didn’t get hurt and more importantly I consider it a learning experience and take something away from it.

To sum it up briefly, I’d say:

“I never met a piece of wood I didn’t like.”

Friday, December 4, 2009

Artist Janice Mariner Ward Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn

Join us December 4th though December 17th
for our featured artist...

Janice Mariner Ward

About the Artist

Janice is a painter and a sculptor. She enjoys exploring new and imaginative ways to express herself using a variety of materials. In her painting she uses watercolor, oils, and pastels. In her sculptures she works in stone, clay, and cellulose. Janice finds that certain materials lend themselves to a particular subject.

She has an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from the
University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Fleisher Art Memorial, Greater Norristown Art League, Whitemarsh Community Art Center, and various other art associations.

Janice has won numerous awards in major shows. Her work has been selected for many juried shows including Immaculata College, Phillip’s Mill, Yellow Springs, Rittenhouse Square, and Woodmere Art Museum. Her work is in collections throughout the States.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ring in the holdiays in Skippack Village



We will be closed today and Thanksgiving
and
reopen this
Friday at 10a and open till 9p for...





Illuminaire Nights

an age old tradition as Skippack Village set ago with luminaries every
Wednesday & Friday.


This Friday, come celebrate the lighting of the village tree.

Festivities begin at 6pm in the Floral and Hardy parking lot
across from the Village Barn.

Plus,... a special visit from Santa at 7pm!

Shops open late, many offering goodies and refreshments.

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen! To Skippack Village!"

From all of us here at Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes we wish you and your family all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving and a special thanks for your continuing support.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Artist Bill Schleif here at Green Wolf's Village Barn

Join us November 20th though December 3rd
for are featured artist...

Bill Schleif
of
Schleif Woodturning


About the Artist

"I have been turning wood since the mid-sixties but have been turning seriously for the past five years. I find wood a wonderful and very relaxing medium. I am a member of the “Lehigh Valley Woodturners”, a wood turning club located at Woodcraft Store in Allentown as well as AAW – American Association of Woodturners. I have taken classes and studied the art of woodturning with various well-known artist such as David Ellsworth, Bill Grumbine, Mike Kehs and others. I have shown my work at Harford Fair Susquehanna County, The Tylersport Woodturners and Carvers Exhibit and The Event at the Barn in Vera Cruz. My shop is located south of Quakertown, PA in the little town of Tylersport."

Schleif Woodturning Website

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Looking for Rustic Furniture?

Please be sure to check out
our NEW online catalog
of rustic furniture.

Many of these items are
created from reclaimed barn
wood from Pennsylvania.


CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE!

Visit our website for more info!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SKIPPACK VILLAGE, Pa 19474


Interested in reading more about all that historic Skippack Village has to offer?

Enjoy our featured town newspaper section online brought to you by...


SKIPPACK VILLAGE

Be sure to bookmark the link for future monthly issues!

Special thanks to Jim McCallister and the The Reporter for all their hard work and dedication to make this feature possible!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Artist Katharine Krieg Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn





Join us November 7th though November 19th
for are featured artist...

Katharine Krieg


About the Artist

Katharine Krieg (b. 1970) is an artist whose work has been seen as Contemporary American Realism. After earning her degree in Art Education, she lived in Europe for several years and travelled about with her sketchbook and materials. She now maintains a studio in Montgomery County, PA where she gathers subjects from the fields, buildings and farms found nearby. The quality of light in different places and how it behaves on various objects and at different times of day fascinates her. Katharine has recently begun to explore these things along the rugged coast of New England and the artist colony on Monhegan Island, Maine as well.

When she finds a subject that captures her interest her usual method of work begins with a study stage. A preliminary sketch is done in pencil or watercolor. Photos can be taken but she prefers to sketch directly from life as this gives a more intimate knowledge of the subject. Also, it is very satisfying to sketch from life. Although some paintings are completed on location Katharine will usually take her "plans" back to the studio to complete the final work. She has found watercolor to be the medium that holds the most successful avenue for achieving the effect she works toward.

She is honored to have been accepted into regional and national open juried exhibitions as well as invitational art shows. Her work can be found in collections along the east coast from Virginia to Maine.

Artist Statement

"I feel fortunate to have an ability that leads me to look at the world in a way that results in a strong feeling of appreciation and joy. My paintings are my answers to what I see around me. My goal in my work is to convey a sense of "pausing" for a moment of quiet introspection. It is my hope that the viewer will connect with that which inspires me and keeps me coming back to paint."


Resume

Katharine has been a practicing artist in the medium of watercolor for over 15 years and has exhibited in open and juried shows throughout Pennsylvania. Her work can be found in private collections in Pennsylvania and Massachussetts. She is a member of the American Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Greater Norristown Art League, Perkiomen Valley Art Center and Pottstown Area Artist Guild.

Exhibitions:

  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society -- 30th Annual International Juried Exhibition -- Reading, PA
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society -- Artist and Gardener Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
  • Historic Yellow Springs Invitational -- Chester Springs, PA
  • Schuylkill Friends Meeting -- Quakers in the Arts -- Phoenixville, PA
  • The Hill School -- Pottstown, PA
  • Keystone National -- Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Birdsboro Community Fine Arts Invitational Show -- Birdsboro, PA
  • Art-Splash on the Square National Open Juried Competition -- Graham, TX
  • John James Audubon Annual Juried Fine Arts Show -- Mill Grove, PA
  • Berks Art Alliance -- Reading, PA
  • Branch Creek Community Church -- Harleysville, PA
  • CHROMA Gallery -- Skippack, PA
  • First Citizens National Bank -- Mansfield, PA
  • Gallery on High -- Pottstown, PA
  • Gmeiner Art Gallery -- Wellsboro, PA
  • Goggleworks -- Reading, PA
  • Greater Norristown Art League -- Norristown, PA
  • Perkiomen Valley Art Center -- Harleysville, PA
  • Pottstown Area Artist Guild -- Pottstown, PA
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown – Pottstown, PA
  • Foulkways at Gwynedd - Lower Gwynedd, PA
  • Chester Springs Studio – Chester Springs, PA

Friday, October 23, 2009

Artist Janice L. Freytag Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn


Join us October 23rd though November 5th
for our featured artist...

Janice L. Freytag

Meet Janice Freytag this Saturday afternoon October 24th or join us in the evening from 6pm -8pm for a reception!

About the Artist

Janice currently lives in Souderton, although she has lived and worked in the Philippines, Guatemala, Croatia and Bosnia. After returning from a particularly stressful time in Bosnia, she became more serious in her artistic pursuits. She was first introduced to printmaking at Montgomery County Community College in 2001, and has been hooked ever since. “Printmaking is very process-oriented, with many variations of technique. My prints are as much about the process of printmaking as they are about the final product. When I am working on creating prints, I am not thinking about making a statement. Rather, I am conducting an experiment. How can I achieve a certain effect? What will happen if I do this? For me, creating prints is like playing chess; I think about how my current move will affect the plate and print two or three steps down the road.”

Janice’s work has been shown in local venues such as the Indian Valley Public Library, Indian Valley Family YMCA, Peter Becker Community, Oktoberfest in Ambler, Ambler’s Art-in-the-Storefront, Westminster Seminary, and the Conshohocken Art League. She has won prizes at Montgomery County Community College (2004, 2006, 2009), Lansdale Festival of the Arts (2006, 2007), and Branch Creek Community Church Community Art Show and Peach Festival (2005, 2006).

In addition to her pursuits in visual arts, Janice has published numerous award-winning poems and has written and directed two children’s musicals.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes: Voted "favorite place" in Skippack

All of us here at Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes would like to wish a warm thank you to Christine Tarlechi for the wonderful review highlighting us as her "her favorite place" during the 37th Annual Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival.


Read the full review here!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fall Festival this Weekend October 17th & 18th at Montgomery County Comunity College

October 17 & 18


Simply lovely! Join us for a pristine weekend out of doors in the park. Our Fall festival is in the heart of well-to-do Montgomery County. Complimented by fall foliage, great music, fun food and children’s activities, this festival has drawn more than 7,000 people. Outdoors at Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell.

Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm


Visit the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Website

Saturday, October 10, 2009

EVENT CANCELLATION

October 10, 2009

Bi-Monthly Art Exhibit reception has been canceled for this evening from 6pm -9pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Join Green Wolf’s Village Barn for the 37th Anniversary of Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival




Join Green Wolf’s Village Barn for the

37th Anniversary of Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival October 3rd & 4th

Harry and Sylvia Wolf were among a handful of shop owners who founded the renowned Skippack Days . This festival, celebrated annually during the first weekend in October, showcases artist and artisans from the surrounding area.

While you enjoy the festival be sure to stop by Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes located at 4010 Skippack Pike (to the right of Mal’s Diner), and enjoy all that defines Skippack Days and The Village Barn.

Inside the barn you will find..........

TymePassages, a recent addition to the Village Barn offers an upscale eclectic collection of antiques and furnishings. Deco stain glass window & wall accessories, hand blown glass, copper candlesticks, antique lamps, lithographs, leather chairs, tables, jewelry and more....

Green Wolf’s – Elegant Junque takes you back in time to the original concept of antique stores. There is something for everyone, perhaps something you had as a child, or you remember from a grandparent. A great selection of antiques, custom made furniture, recycled antiques made from old barn wood, architectural artifacts, gifts and so much more...

We are excited to announce the opening of our bi-monthly fine art and craft exhibits. Harleysville artist JUDY ALDERFER will exhibit her watercolors September 25 until October 8, 2009. A complementary wine & cheese reception will be offered the first Saturday evening of each new exhibit from 6pm – 9pm.

Designer Carrie Mehl created a jewelry line called "Chic Hardwear," for women who dare to be noticed. Whether it's a fabulous night out, or an evening in jeans, she has a piece for every occasion. Matisse, along with other artists are one of her color inspirations foe chic designs in natural gemstones, vintage crystal, and resin. Custom designs are a specialty.

Tucked away in the corner is a small selection of boutique items changing from week to week with clothing, jewelry, accessories for teens to ladies, from Marsha Stevens. Marsha is also a co-founder of Skippack Days, a friend of the barn and former owner of Sunstone Mountain Boutique, Skippack in 1972. She is one of the founders and board member of the Indian Valley Arts Foundation.

Harry and Sylvia Wolf have been collecting over 40 years and now invite you to share in the intrigue and ingenuity of the men and woman of the 18th and 19th Century in our “Gifts From Our Loving Husbands” museum exhibit, previewing in the center of the barn and it’s open loft second floor balcony. Sylvia shares with you her humorous collection of home makers’ inventions given to loved ones to make home life “easier” along with Skippack memorabilia. Among the intriguing items you'll find there are the early 1900’s post office boxes from the old Skippack Post Office - 4019 Skippack Pike and Store Road (now Style Crafters Salon) and a tin lined Bell Telephone booth and where you can read about it’s former loving owners the Croll’s who were earlier shop keepers and residents in historic Skippack Village.

Not sure how to begin to fix something? Stop by Fox and Wolf, (on the lower level of The Village Barn) celebrating its 40th Year Anniversary. Furniture maker and designer of fine cabinetry, owner Harry Wolf, can help answer your questions.

On Skippack Days the grounds of Harry and Sylvia’s home, next to The Village Barn will be filled with works from a wide array of local artists and artisans exhibiting their work for sale from such organizations as the Greater Norristown Art League, Perkiomen Valley Art Center, and Lehigh Valley Woodturners. Watch and speak with Bill Schleif of Schleif Woodturning while he demonstrates wood turning on his lathe and blacksmith Steve Crockett. Enjoy Janice Freytag creating etchings and prints. Nicole Wolf of Wolf Designs specializes in creating one-of-a-kind hand painted creations. (For additional artisan information please be sure to visit greenwolfsvillagebarn.com.)

With all this information it’s hard to keep up…, but now you can follow us on our website via choice of popular services as Facebook, Twitter, eBogger and our email mailing list.

We are making way for new and exciting ventures to come…. Opening Saturday October 10 visit the balcony from 10am to 1pm every Saturday and Sunday as we continue to enjoy the love of the weekend yard sale finds and our love of wonderful treasures and unique finds.

This truly has been an amazing year for Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes. Sylvia, Harry, and their son Craig would like to thank all of you for your past and continuous support and welcome you to stop in and see all that’s hidden under the roof of Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes.


New artisan additions to our Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival line up on the grounds of The Village Barn!!!

And Coming October 9th - 22nd

Featured bi-monthly artist ...

Donna Steich

About the Artist

Water Color Paintings by Donna Steich
“I am a relatively new watercolor painter. I have been painting about seven years now since signing up for a class by the Souderton Adult Evening School. The night of my first class I knew that I was going to like painting with watercolor. Watercolor painting is always challenging and I still have a lot I want to learn. I have always loved to draw and have been a wood carver for years. I am an avid gardener and most of my watercolors have been inspired by my gardens. I have painted my butterflies and I'm sure I will paint many more.

I started doing the little "whimsical" paintings with the birth of my three grandchildren. I am having fun filling up the walls of their bedrooms with paintings of animals and butterflies, turtles, bees and flowers.

All the watercolors in this show are original paintings. If you have any questions you can call me at 215-721-0480 and lave a message and w will get back to you. I am sorry but I do not do commissions.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Charming Space for Use as a Retail Shop / Artist Studio / Gallery For Rent

Retail Shop / Artist Studio / Gallery Available

Center of Skippack Village Montgomery County, Route 73

Charming Space for Use as a Retail Shop / Artist Studio / Gallery
259 sq ft

Wonderful space with ample natural light, exposed solid oak beams, carpet and hardwood floor, a must see!

2 Rooms
(1)15' x 12'
(2) 6 x 8

Ample Parking
Min. 1Yr. Lease

$350 / Mnth + Utilities

First Month & Security Deposit Required

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Updated Artisan Listing for Skippack Days This Comming Saturday!

Join Green Wolf’s Village Barn for the

37th Anniversary of Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival October 3rd & 4th

New artisan additions to our Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival line up on the grounds of The Village Barn!!!


And Coming October 9th - 22nd

Featured bi-monthly artist ...

Donna Steich

About the Artist

Water Color Paintings by Donna Steich
“I am a relatively new watercolor painter. I have been painting about seven years now since signing up for a class by the Souderton Adult Evening School. The night of my first class I knew that I was going to like painting with watercolor. Watercolor painting is always challenging and I still have a lot I want to learn. I have always loved to draw and have been a wood carver for years. I am an avid gardener and most of my watercolors have been inspired by my gardens. I have painted my butterflies and I'm sure I will paint many more.

I started doing the little "whimsical" paintings with the birth of my three grandchildren. I am having fun filling up the walls of their bedrooms with paintings of animals and butterflies, turtles, bees and flowers.

All the watercolors in this show are original paintings. If you have any questions you can call me at 215-721-0480 and lave a message and w will get back to you. I am sorry but I do not do commissions.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Join us now though October 8th for are featured bi-monthly artist ...

Judy Alderfer

About the Artist


“My training has been to study with many different instructors over the years, gleaning their various methods and techniques. I enjoy using different types of watercolor paper, as well as mixing other media with watercolor paint. Planning the composition, applying the paint, watching the colors mix and run – is exciting and can be breath-taking! Creating a painting can be a wonderful time of relaxation, filled with surprises. I believe we should never stop trying new techniques, methods and searching out new ideas. I love sharing my knowledge with others, and do so by teaching an adult evening watercolor class for the Souderton Area Adult Evening School.”
- Judy Alderfer, Harleysville, Pa

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

October 3rd & 4th: Join Green Wolf’s Village Barn for the 37th Anniversary of Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival



Join Green Wolf’s Village Barn for the

37th Anniversary of Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival October 3rd & 4th

Harry and Sylvia Wolf were among a handful of shop owners who founded the renowned Skippack Days . This festival, celebrated annually during the first weekend in October, showcases artist and artisans from the surrounding area.

While you enjoy the festival be sure to stop by Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes located at 4010 Skippack Pike (to the right of Mal’s Diner), and enjoy all that defines Skippack Days and The Village Barn.

Inside the barn you will find..........

TymePassages, a recent addition to the Village Barn offers an upscale eclectic collection of antiques and furnishings. Deco stain glass window & wall accessories, hand blown glass, copper candlesticks, antique lamps, lithographs, leather chairs, tables, jewelry and more....

Green Wolf’s – Elegant Junque takes you back in time to the original concept of antique stores. There is something for everyone, perhaps something you had as a child, or you remember from a grandparent. A great selection of antiques, custom made furniture, recycled antiques made from old barn wood, architectural artifacts, gifts and so much more...

We are excited to announce the opening of our bi-monthly fine art and craft exhibits. Harleysville artist JUDY ALDERFER will exhibit her watercolors September 25 until October 8, 2009. A complementary wine & cheese reception will be offered the first Saturday evening of each new exhibit from 6pm – 9pm.

Designer Carrie Mehl created a jewelry line called "Chic Hardwear," for women who dare to be noticed. Whether it's a fabulous night out, or an evening in jeans, she has a piece for every occasion. Matisse, along with other artists are one of her color inspirations foe chic designs in natural gemstones, vintage crystal, and resin. Custom designs are a specialty.

Tucked away in the corner is a small selection of boutique items changing from week to week with clothing, jewelry, accessories for teens to ladies, from Marsha Stevens. Marsha is also a co-founder of Skippack Days, a friend of the barn and former owner of Sunstone Mountain Boutique, Skippack in 1972. She is one of the founders and board member of the Indian Valley Arts Foundation.

Harry and Sylvia Wolf have been collecting over 40 years and now invite you to share in the intrigue and ingenuity of the men and woman of the 18th and 19th Century in our “Gifts From Our Loving Husbands” museum exhibit, previewing in the center of the barn and it’s open loft second floor balcony. Sylvia shares with you her humorous collection of home makers’ inventions given to loved ones to make home life “easier” along with Skippack memorabilia. Among the intriguing items you'll find there are the early 1900’s post office boxes from the old Skippack Post Office - 4019 Skippack Pike and Store Road (now Style Crafters Salon) and a tin lined Bell Telephone booth and where you can read about it’s former loving owners the Croll’s who were earlier shop keepers and residents in historic Skippack Village.

Not sure how to begin to fix something? Stop by Fox and Wolf, (on the lower level of The Village Barn) celebrating its 40th Year Anniversary. Furniture maker and designer of fine cabinetry, owner Harry Wolf, can help answer your questions.

On Skippack Days the grounds of Harry and Sylvia’s home, next to The Village Barn will be filled with works from a wide array of local artists and artisans exhibiting their work for sale from such organizations as the Greater Norristown Art League, Perkiomen Valley Art Center, and Lehigh Valley Woodturners. Watch and speak with Bill Schleif of Schleif Woodturning while he demonstrates wood turning on his lathe and blacksmith Steve Crockett. Enjoy Janice Freytag creating etchings and prints. Nicole Wolf of Wolf Designs specializes in creating one-of-a-kind hand painted creations. (For additional artisan information please be sure to visit greenwolfsvillagebarn.com.)

With all this information it’s hard to keep up…, but now you can follow us on our website via choice of popular services as Facebook, Twitter, eBogger and our email mailing list.

We are making way for new and exciting ventures to come…. Opening Saturday October 10 visit the balcony from 10am to 1pm every Saturday and Sunday as we continue to enjoy the love of the weekend yard sale finds and our love of wonderful treasures and unique finds.

This truly has been an amazing year for Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes. Sylvia, Harry, and their son Craig would like to thank all of you for your past and continuous support and welcome you to stop in and see all that’s hidden under the roof of Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Take a Peak Into Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes - September 2009

Take a Peak Into Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes - September 2009

We provide one-stop shopping at affordable prices with no guilt, Guaranteed!! With four shops Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes has not just been a stop,... It's been a destination for 38 years! greenwolfsvillagebarn.com Open 7 Days a Week ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Complementary Design Consult


Harry A. Wolf master cabinet maker, fine furniture maker and owner of Fox and Wolf, Inc., now celebrating it's 40th anniversary, welcomes you for a complementary design consult.

For more information, please visit

Fox & Wolf, Inc.

or stop by and see the latest project in his shop.

At

Green Wolf's
Village Barn Shoppes

4010 Skippack Pike
(610) 584-6396 Tel/Fax
greenwolfsvillagebarn.com


In the heart of historic
Skippack Village, Pennsylvania

(To the right of Mal's Diner - 4006 Skippack Pike)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Get out town!! Come visit the charming and historic village of Skippack.


As we bid farewell to summer all of us here at Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes welcome you to get out of town and visit the charming and historic Skippack Village located in the center of Montgomery County, Pa.

Share the day with family, friends and that special someone in your life strolling though this beautiful town and enjoy the wide array of shops, restaraunts, galleries and other wonderful sites that truly defines Skippack Village as one of the most favorite destinations in the Philadelphia region.

If you enjoy other splendid areas as New Hope, Peddler's Village and Frenchtown, you are sure to embrace Skippack Village and all that it has to offer.

In your travels, be sure to stop by Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes providing home accents, furniture, custom made furniture, architectural artifacts, jewelery, rags to riches boutique corner, a photography museum and gallery, handmade candles and gift baskets, a preview of a wondrous 18th & 19th century free exhibit as well as featured local artisans in our Bi-Monlthly art exhibit....

Open 7 days a week. 45 minutes from Philadelphia minutes from exit 31 off the PA Turnpike and convenient to other wonderful weekend day trips. For more information, please visit us at greenwolfsvillagebarn.com.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Green Wolf's Village Barn Welcomes TymePassages

TymePassages

Antiques – Art - Artisans

Labor Day Grand Opening

With much encouragement from friends and relations, the owner of TymePassages has opened a most unique antiques and furnishings shop in the Village of Skippack. This interesting store, nestled within The Village Barn, offers an eclectic inventory that is sure to captivate shoppers. While the focus is on Modern Design, including Eames, Machine Age, and Danish Modern, there is something for everyone here. On any

given day you’ll discover 18th century hand-colored lithographs and maps, fine artwork and photography, decoys, artisan crafted wood, metal, and pottery items, art glass, framed movie cells, and Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass hangings. Many of the items you’ll find for sale are one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces. Coming soon will be offerings of unique clothing, leather goods, and gift items.

TymePassages has its origins as a charter member of eBay in November of 1998. Since that time this merchant has recorded over 18,000 sales worldwide through eBay, with over 17,000 unique feedbacks to its credit. The new “brick and mortar” store strives to bring that same shopping experience to the Skippack community and its patrons. Be sure to include a visit to our store during your next excursion to Skippack!

Shoppe Hours

Thursday 12 -6

Friday 12 - 6

Saturday 11-7

Sunday 12-6

Additional hours by appointment

Friday, August 28, 2009

Family Finds Art, Culture and Community in Skippack Village …

Harry & Sylvia Wolf
Harry and Sylvia Wolf, owners of Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes located at 4010 Skippack Pike, started their journey in Skippack over forty years ago. They were among the handful of shop owners who founded the renowned Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival in 1972. The festival, celebrated annually during the first weekend in October, showcases artist and artisans from the surrounding area. In keeping with this tradition, on September 25, 2009, The Village Barn will introduce a Bi-Monthly Art Exhibit featuring the work of such artisans.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting Harry and Sylvia knows their passion for art, from painting to sculpture, weaving to glass blowing, to the artists and artisans who create it all. Harry himself is an artisan by trade, as both a master cabinet and fine furniture maker.

As a student at The George School, located in Newtown , Pennsylvania , Harry was captivated by the art of woodworking at a young age. While working in real estate in his early years, Harry continued to dabble in his first love - furniture construction, repair and restoration. In fact, it was as a woodworker that Harry came to meet his future wife.

Harry was introduced to Sylvia Green, a resident of Harleysville, who had a piece of furniture that was in need of repair. They both found a shared love for art, culture and community. After marrying they purchased a German farmhouse built in the 1840’s, where Sylvia could establish her children’s clothing shop, The Poor Match Girl. In 1967 the farmhouse was in serious disrepair, and to this day Harry and Sylvia continue to joke “… we did not buy a house … we bought walls.” Today the home is a testament to Harry and Sylvia’s hard work and effort.

The Village Barn is adjacent to the Wolf’s home and stands as a modern interpretation of a barn. The barn was designed and constructed by Harry around an old chicken coop. In 1969 he established Fox and Wolf, originally a furniture stripping and repair business, which now focuses on fine furniture and cabinet making. Harry is now celebrating his 40th year in business. His quality craftsmanship can be found in homes and businesses throughout the Tri-State Area.

As Skippack Village continues to evolve, The Village Barn offers a glimpse into a simpler time, and is a place where Harry and Sylvia share their love for Americana , art, and history with the community.

Today, Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes continue to offer a wide array of shopping in the rural and quaint setting of Skippack Village . Harry and Sylvia are excited to announce the addition of their new Bi-Monthly Art Exhibit. This free exhibit will showcase the work of area artists and artisans. Many of the exhibitors are members of local art organizations and their work will be on exhibit at the barn every two weeks.

The idea of an art exhibit has been a dream of Harry and Sylvia’s for many years. “We always wanted to have a place where artists can come to exhibit and share their knowledge, especially with children” Sylvia excitedly states. Harry mentions “Our family is looking forward to sharing our love of art with everyone... we see this exhibit as a great addition to Skippack and the region.”

The Village Barn is now home to five shops, a preview of Gift’s From Our Loving Husbands – an exhibit of 19th & 20th century household inventions designed to make a woman’s work “easier”, and historic Skippack memorabilia.

For featured artist information, store hours, town events, as well as other wonderful local links, please visit www.greenwolfsvillagebarn.com

Harry and Sylvia welcome you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Artist Janice L. Freytag Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn


Join us October 23rd though November 5th

for our featured artist...

Janice L. Freytag

Meet Janice Freytag this Saturday afternoon October 24th or join us in the evening from 6pm -8pm for a reception!

About the Artist

Janice currently lives in Souderton, although she has lived and worked in the Philippines, Guatemala, Croatia and Bosnia. After returning from a particularly stressful time in Bosnia, she became more serious in her artistic pursuits. She was first introduced to printmaking at Montgomery County Community College in 2001, and has been hooked ever since. “Printmaking is very process-oriented, with many variations of technique. My prints are as much about the process of printmaking as they are about the final product. When I am working on creating prints, I am not thinking about making a statement. Rather, I am conducting an experiment. How can I achieve a certain effect? What will happen if I do this? For me, creating prints is like playing chess; I think about how my current move will affect the plate and print two or three steps down the road.”

Janice’s work has been shown in local venues such as the Indian Valley Public Library, Indian Valley Family YMCA, Peter Becker Community, Oktoberfest in Ambler, Ambler’s Art-in-the-Storefront, Westminster Seminary, and the Conshohocken Art League. She has won prizes at Montgomery County Community College (2004, 2006, 2009), Lansdale Festival of the Arts (2006, 2007), and Branch Creek Community Church Community Art Show and Peach Festival (2005, 2006).

In addition to her pursuits in visual arts, Janice has published numerous award-winning poems and has written and directed two children’s musicals.


Artist Judy Alderfer Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn

Join us September 25th though October 8th for are featured bi-monthly artist ...

Judy Alderfer


About the Artist

“My training has been to study with many different instructors over the years, gleaning their various methods and techniques. I enjoy using different types of watercolor paper, as well as mixing other media with watercolor paint. Planning the composition, applying the paint, watching the colors mix and run – is exciting and can be breath-taking! Creating a painting can be a wonderful time of relaxation, filled with surprises. I believe we should never stop trying new techniques, methods and searching out new ideas. I love sharing my knowledge with others, and do so by teaching an adult evening watercolor class for the Souderton Area Adult Evening School.” - Judy Alderfer, Harleysville, Pa

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Artist Janice Mariner Ward Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn

Join us December 4th though December 17th
for are featured artist...

Janice Mariner Ward

About the Artist

A painter and a sculptor, Janice enjoys exploring new and imaginative ways to express herself using a variety of mediums.

Janice has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Fleisher Art Memorial, Greater Norristown Art League and Whitemarsh Community Art Center.

Her work is in collections throughout the states.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Artist Katharine Krieg Exhibit here at Green Wolf's Village Barn

Join us November 7th though November 19th
for are featured artist...

Katharine Krieg


About the Artist

Katharine Krieg (b. 1970) is an artist whose work has been seen as Contemporary American Realism. After earning her degree in Art Education, she lived in Europe for several years and travelled about with her sketchbook and materials. She now maintains a studio in Montgomery County, PA where she gathers subjects from the fields, buildings and farms found nearby. The quality of light in different places and how it behaves on various objects and at different times of day fascinates her. Katharine has recently begun to explore these things along the rugged coast of New England and the artist colony on Monhegan Island, Maine as well.

When she finds a subject that captures her interest her usual method of work begins with a study stage. A preliminary sketch is done in pencil or watercolor. Photos can be taken but she prefers to sketch directly from life as this gives a more intimate knowledge of the subject. Also, it is very satisfying to sketch from life. Although some paintings are completed on location Katharine will usually take her "plans" back to the studio to complete the final work. She has found watercolor to be the medium that holds the most successful avenue for achieving the effect she works toward.

She is honored to have been accepted into regional and national open juried exhibitions as well as invitational art shows. Her work can be found in collections along the east coast from Virginia to Maine.

Artist Statement

"I feel fortunate to have an ability that leads me to look at the world in a way that results in a strong feeling of appreciation and joy. My paintings are my answers to what I see around me. My goal in my work is to convey a sense of "pausing" for a moment of quiet introspection. It is my hope that the viewer will connect with that which inspires me and keeps me coming back to paint."


Resume

Katharine has been a practicing artist in the medium of watercolor for over 15 years and has exhibited in open and juried shows throughout Pennsylvania. Her work can be found in private collections in Pennsylvania and Massachussetts. She is a member of the American Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Greater Norristown Art League, Perkiomen Valley Art Center and Pottstown Area Artist Guild.

Exhibitions:

  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society -- 30th Annual International Juried Exhibition -- Reading, PA
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society -- Artist and Gardener Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
  • Historic Yellow Springs Invitational -- Chester Springs, PA
  • Schuylkill Friends Meeting -- Quakers in the Arts -- Phoenixville, PA
  • The Hill School -- Pottstown, PA
  • Keystone National -- Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Birdsboro Community Fine Arts Invitational Show -- Birdsboro, PA
  • Art-Splash on the Square National Open Juried Competition -- Graham, TX
  • John James Audubon Annual Juried Fine Arts Show -- Mill Grove, PA
  • Berks Art Alliance -- Reading, PA
  • Branch Creek Community Church -- Harleysville, PA
  • CHROMA Gallery -- Skippack, PA
  • First Citizens National Bank -- Mansfield, PA
  • Gallery on High -- Pottstown, PA
  • Gmeiner Art Gallery -- Wellsboro, PA
  • Goggleworks -- Reading, PA
  • Greater Norristown Art League -- Norristown, PA
  • Perkiomen Valley Art Center -- Harleysville, PA
  • Pottstown Area Artist Guild -- Pottstown, PA
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown – Pottstown, PA
  • Foulkways at Gwynedd - Lower Gwynedd, PA
  • Chester Springs Studio – Chester Springs, PA

Welcome Philaladelphia Folks Festival

All of here at Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes would like to wish a warm welcome to the Philadelphia Folk Festival to Schwenksville now celebrating 48 years of entertainment of folk artist from around the world.

Philadelphia Folk Festival


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Green Wolf's - Elegant Junque has moved!

Stop by and see Green Wolf's - Elegant Junque's new anchor store location!

OPEN

Mon - Tue: By Appointment
Wed - Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sun: 11am - 4pm

Located here at

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes

4010 Skippack Pike
In historic Skippack Village

(610) 584-6396 Tel/Fax
greenwolfsvillagebarn@yahoo.com

FOR RENT

Retail Shop / Artist Studio / Gallery Space

Skippack Village, Montgomery County, Pa

4010 Skippack Pike

Ample Parking

Min. 1Yr. Lease

First Month & Security Deposit Required

Saturday, July 18, 2009

GIFT BASKET SALE

Erin's Light

SALE!!!


20% off any gift baskets

Buy 5 purchases
and receive 20% off
your next candle purchase!

HUGE CHAIR SALE!!!

GREEN WOLF'S - ELEGANT JUNQUE

HUGE CHAIR SALE!!!

10/20% OFF SELECTED CHAIRS

NOW TILL AUGUST 31!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Welcome Butterflies Healthy Food

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes would like to welcome our new neighbor

Butterflies Healthy Food
The Rebirth of fast food...
4019 Skippack Pike

Visit them on the web at:
butterflieshealthyfood.com

"Their Savory Chicken salad, sugar snap peas, baby lettuce, special spices was absolutely incredible and I highly recommended it!" - Craig Wolf

Saturday, July 11, 2009

No Guilt .... Guaranteed!

Times are tough these days for everyone,
but here at
Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
We provide one-stop shopping at affordable prices
with no guilt,
Guaranteed!
!

With four shops
Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
is not just a stop,
It's been a destination for 38 years!

greenwolfsvillagebarn.com

Open 7 Days a Week
4010 Skippack Pike Skippack Village, Pa 610.584.6396

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ATTENTION ARTIST, VENDORS & EXHIBITORS


For thirty-eight years, Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes, located in the heart of historic Skippack Village, pa., has proudly supported the local arts and crafts community.

Harry and Sylvia Wolf, residents and proprietors in Skippack for forty years, were among the handful of shops that founded the renowned Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival in 1972. The festival, celebrated annually the first weekend in October, showcases artisans from the surrounding area.

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes is pleased to offer vendor and exhibit space for weekends, bi-monthy exhibits and town events. We offer special individual and group rates.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at:

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
4010 Skippack Pike
P.O. Box 502
Skippack, Pa 19474-0502

(610) 584-6396 Tel/Fax
greenwolfsvillagebarn@yahoo.com


Kind regards,
Harry, Sylvia & Craig Wolf