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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Green Wolf's Village Barn Welcomes 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

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."


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.


  • 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!


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


Retail Shop / Artist Studio / Gallery Space

Skippack Village, Montgomery County, Pa

4010 Skippack Pike

Ample Parking

Min. 1Yr. Lease

First Month & Security Deposit Required