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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Skippack Holiday Events, Gallery Exhibitions & Information

Enjoy the December Issue of Skippack Village
Brought to you by The Reporter Newspaper

Read about the latest holiday buzz in Skippack Village including sales,

special announcements, events, gallery exhibitions and more!

Special thanks to Jim McCallister of The Reporter for all his continuous hard work and dedication in making this possible.

Friday, November 12, 2010


The best kept secret in the center of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for decades continues at Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes this holiday season. Featuring two art galleries, gift shops, winery, furniture and a wonderful museum, the Village Barn located in the East Village of Skippack provides classic and artistic charm and modern elegance to visitors young and old to enjoy.

The most recent addition to the Village Barn family is ART by Heart, an artist studio and gallery operated by award winning artist, Andrea O’Driscoll. Andrea’s breakthrough work as an artist, art director and teacher has been recognized at juried exhibits and with peer recognition by Woodmere Art Museum,
Art Blooms in Cherry Hill NJ, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education Faculty Art Show hosted by Chestnut Hill College, Main Line Health’s Chest For Hope, a Mid-Atlantic Television Emmy Award for Homeless and Best of Show in the Manayunk Art Festival. Art by Heart will function as both a studio to create and a gallery to exhibit Andrea’s newest creations every Wednesday through Sunday.

Artist Andrea O’Driscoll will be celebrating her
Grand Opening on Dec. 11th from 5 - 7pm of her new creative space. On hand Andrea will début her permanent exhibition of her latest works of art including masks, watercolors & oil paintings, altered books, shoe art and unique uses of mailing tubes as dried flower vases.

Green Wolf’s – Elegant Junque providing art, gifts and décor will be featuring two fine local artists, Janice Mariner Ward & Sherry Ward, during the month of December. Janice & Sherry, both juried members of The Greater Norristown Art League, will be exhibiting their mixed media collection in Elegant Junque’s modern home loft like setting among other previously featured artists work.
Reception: Saturday, Dec. 11th, 1 - 4pm. In Marsha’s boutique corner you will find clothing, vintage & custom designed jewelry by Carrie Mehl, and other items of interest. Stock up for the holidays! Bring this article in to receive this special offer from Elegant Junque: Buy 1 Candle Get the 2nd Candle for 20% OFF.

Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery announces their
Time for Thanksgiving Day wines. Their gold medal winning Gewurztraminer goes great with turkey and is their #1 seller this time of the year. To add to that this year, Cardinal Hollow Winery will be releasing their first batch of Cranberry wine. Owner and wine maker, Chris Boyd, shares “I just racked it and it tastes great.” Chris also mentions, “It is sweet and tart at the same time with a light body. We are bottling it on the 21st and will have it for sale at the North Wales store on the 22nd and at the Skippack store on the 24th. We will have special hours for Skippack on Nov 24, 26, 27 & 28th. And will be open from 12-6pm. Please call if you need us to stay open later or if you need a delivery. Also note that there will be extended hours for both the Skippack and North Wales locations in December for the holidays. Don’t forget to shock your family and friends with some Jalapeno wine!!! Happy Drinking.”

Visit Crystal Persuasion, a bright New Age metaphysical store specializing in crystals, stones, pendulums, incense, fountains and much more, a virtual haven for those seeking serenity through a spiritual path.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 9pm.

Owner and master cabinet maker, Harry Wolf, of Fox & Wolf, Inc. providing exquisite fine cabinetmaking and design for over 40 years welcomes you to
“stop in and see the latest project I am working on.” Harry’s work can be found in homes and businesses through out the Tri-State area and has been featured numerously in various publications including the fall 2010 edition of Montgomery Town and Country Living magazine.

The Village Barn welcomes all to enjoy on
December 11th their Christmas Open House. Holiday goodies and refreshments and cheer will be served throughout Saturday, December 11th among the shops including a special visit from their long time friend Santa from 4 - 6pm and again on Dec. 18th.

Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes welcome all to share their love of the holidays and wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday season.

Read more about Skippack Village featured news, events, gallery openings and more at

Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes where artistic charm & modern elegance can be found in the East Village of Skippack, PA 4010 Skippack Pike. (610) 584-6396.

Skippack Events & Gallery Exhibitions

The Village Barn’s December featured art exhibition will be Sherry Ward and Janice Ward. On hand at this exhibit will be a large array of pastel landscapes and still-life's as well as stone, clay, and cellulose sculptures.


Sherry Ward: Quilting and writing for many years, Sherry began painting when her oldest son went off to college. For several years she studied in an oriental brush style, painting mostly watercolor floras. Several years ago, Sherry branched out into landscapes and still-life’s, and began to experiment with other mediums.

Most recently she has begun studying pastel and has become an enthusiastic devotee of the medium. “The brilliant color, rich texture, and immediacy of the medium make it my most exciting painting experience ever,” Sherry proclaims. “The creative experience is amazing,” she added, “at some special moments, I forget myself and feel a certain oneness with the creation. This is the very best!

She equally enjoys working in her home studio in Schwenksville, PA or spending a beautiful day outdoors with other painting buddies.

Sherry continues to learn and grow as an artist taking classes and workshops in both the states and abroad. She’s affiliated with The Greater Norristown Art League, Perkiomen Valley Art Center, Wayne Art Center and Yates County Art Center in New York. She has been
exhibiting, selling and winning awards for many years.

Janice Ward: Janice is a painter and a sculptor. She enjoys exploring new and imaginative ways to express herself using a variety of materials. In her paintings she works in watercolor and oil. In her sculptures she works in stone, clay, and cellulose. For this show she is mainly featuring sculpture - past and present.

Her work has been selected for many juried shows such as Immaculata College, Yellow Springs, Rittenhouse Square, Phillip's Mill, and Woodmere Museum. She has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of
the Arts.



Read past, current and future exhibition details at:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Skippack Events & Gallery Exhibitions

Located in the east village of Skippack, Art by Heart Gallery and Studio premieres the comprehensive work of solo artist Andrea O'Driscoll at
Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes.

Andrea O'Driscoll's love of art can be found in the wide array of art media found in her new gallery and studio for visitors to enjoy.

For past, current and future events, visit our Events Calender.

About the Artist
Andrea O’Driscoll is a Magnum Cum Laude graduate of Chestnut Hill College in fine arts. Andrea’s incredible range of work includes the creation of a series of unique masks for a professional Shakespeare theatre company in a presentation of A Winters Tale, as well as paintings in juried art shows at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill and .Art Blooms in Cherry Hill, NJ. Also of note is a Mid- Atlantic Emmy Award she was presented for Art Direction of a frequently televised Public Service Announcement to call attention to the plight of the Homeless.

Her career as an artist also includes teaching art to children and adults of all ages. She is a current adjunct faculty member at Chestnut Hill College instructing both traditional students and adults in the accelerated program. Previously Andrea has taught at several art summer camps and at the elementary school level where her classroom work was recognized by the Manayunk Art Festival for Best in Show.

OPENING November 17th, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Skippack Events & Gallery Exhibitions

The Village Barn’s November featured art exhibition will be Lorraine Sierchio. On hand at this exhibit will be a large array of oil, watercolor and pastels of many local scenes around the Philadelphia region.


Lorraine Sierchio began painting seriously after retiring from the business world. Several well known artists with whom she has studied are credited for their influence in her developing technique. Her style has been described as strong with a dramatic flair.

Lorraine has been a recipient of numerous awards. Her paintings hang in collections from Maine to California. She receives accolades from clients for whom she does commission work. Some of the subjects have been pets, houses, sports cars (what fun!) and ‘favorite flowers for that favorite room’!

She is a Signature Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Her affiliations include The Delaware Valley Art League, Perkiomen Valley Art League and she has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Norristown Art League.


Read past, current and future exhibition details at: