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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Skippack First Fridays, Spring Festival, Gallery Openings, Skippack Events

Early this May, wine maker and owner of Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery, Chris Boyd will be releasing two spectacular wines.  First, a traditional Whiskey Honey Mead fermented in aged whiskey barrels and second, their 2007 Meritage, a blend of three French hybrid grapes. 

Cardinal Hollow Winery’s most recent additions are their Elderberry Wine, which finishes semi-sweet and their Pineapple Wine. With its exceptional aroma, this unique wine is deliciously sweet and smooth going down.

These and many other wonderful, hand-crafted wines can be found at their tasting room, along with unique wine themed gifts. Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery is open Fridays through Sunday.  For additional information, stop in or visit

Crystal Persuasion, celebrating their one year anniversary, invites you to stop in and explore their large selection of crystals, jewelry, Tibetan singing bowls and clothing.   In addition, Crystal Persuasion provides ongoing lectures and angel readings every Wednesday and Saturday. This month Crystal Persuasion will also be holding a Reiki Teaching Session.  For more information please call (610) 222- 2212.

May’s featured art exhibition at Green Wolf’s – Elegant Junque will be sculptor Ron Bevilacqua.  Ron will be exhibiting numerous wood and stone sculptures, featuring a new collection of unique, one-of-a-kind “Driftwood Creations” entitled Sculptural Portraits from Nature.  An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 1-4pm.  In addition, Luigi Monteferrante, an author, poet and composer from Montreal, CA and Abruzzi, Italy, will be presenting some of his works. The art exhibition runs May 1-31 and as always free and open to the public.  For additional information call (610) 584-6396 or visit

At Art by Heart Gallery and Studio, artist and owner, Andrea O’Driscoll will be premiering her latest work debuting during Skippack’s First Fridays and hold an opening reception for all to enjoy.  Please call (610) 513-2740 for details.

Read all about these shops and more at the new Village Barn’s website, your doorway to all that Skippack has to offer and more.

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
In the east village of Skippack
4010 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA 19474
(610) 584-6396

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Skippack Wine Tasting - Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery

Chris Boyd, wine maker and owner of Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery invites you to visit their tasting room which has over 20 different varieties including their Silver Award winning Jalapeno wine.

Available for small private group tastings.
Located at 
Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
In the east village of historic Skippack Village.
4010 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA 19474

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Skippack Events, Gallery Exhibitions & First Friday Information

The Village Barn May 2011 Art Exhibition

Ron Bevilacqua


Artist Statement
My residence is Bucks County, Pennsylvania permits me to appreciate the true beauty that nature brings us. My sculpture represents an intense relationship between myself and the material with which I work. My art, which symbolizes life, comes from within the material. I first look for a suggested image in wood or stone that can be enhanced to represent a human or animal form, be it realistic, representational or abstract. Many times this is not seen until the grain is visible. Using my tools I release the figure from within the material. Contrasting color satisfies my creative urge to represent life from nature.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Glenside, Pennsylvania, Ron relocated in 1979 with his family to Haycock Township in Upper Bucks County. Living amidst tall trees and granite glacier boulders has inspired him to work with what natural materials are readily available. His early influence in sculpture began with a fascination of the statues in church. Duplication of the realism portrayed in the stone statues became imbedded in his mind . . . but in the 1960’s and 70’s abstract art was much simpler to create. While pursuing a career as a brick and stonemason, Ron worked found scrap metal from construction sites creating abstract welded metal sculptures. During that time he worked and supervised various high-rise, residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional construction projects in the Delaware Valley. He studied for a period of time with Linda Brenner at the Cheltenham Art Center. Working as a mason for thirteen years and then teaching the trade for seventeen years Ron acquired the skills necessary to creatively apply the mallet and chisel techniques to wood and stone, transforming the natural materials into works of art. As he studied sculpture at the Baum School of Art for fifteen years with Richard Lieberman, Ben Marcune and Jonathan Hertzel, he rekindled his early awareness of the complexity of human and animal forms by creating it within the natural materials of the earth. During the summer of 2000 Ron renewed his passion figurative art by sculpting in the renowned marble region in Pietrasanta, Italy, a Mecca for stone sculptors worldwide.

Ron’s preferred carving material is Pennsylvania red cedar and also works with rclay and other varieties of locally found wood, alabaster from Utah and marbles from Carrara, Italy and Vermont. Seeing images in pieces of driftwood or firewood is becoming a large part of his collected materials that are waiting to be enhanced and revealed to lovers of these sculptural portraits from nature. Ron also works with ornamental lawn and garden sculptures and actively pursues commission work with all materials.

Utilizing his teaching skills, he teaches and shares his studio with other aspiring artists.


Read past, current and future exhibition details at:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2011 Skippack Events: Metapysicial, New Age - Crystal Persuasion

Crystal Persuasion presents…
Light Worker and Spiritual Artist

Joshua is naturally gifted and open to the Angelic Realm and is thrilled to offer these days of guidance. Each session is held for the highest good of all mankind and with the Angels leading the way, surprises and fun are sure to follow.

Angel Guidance Class
Wednesdays: April 20
7:00PM to 8:30PM

Joshua Barber will teach you how to connect with your Angels, learn how to See, Hear or Read the Signs from Your Angels.
Receive a crystal and Handout.
Stop in or call for reservations.

Crystal Persuasion
Metaphysical, New Age and more…
In the east village of Skippack.
4010 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA 19474
(610) 222-2212


Sunday, April 3, 2011

The NEW Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes Website!

The Village Barn invites you to visit their NEW website.

With it's new sleek design, the site offers visitors comprehensive information of individual shop information, Skippack Village events, gallery openings, tourist information and more.

Feel the pulse of Skippack Village,
visit today!

Wine Tasting
Architectural Artifacts
Home Decor
New Age
Rustic Furniture
Custom Furniture
Skippack Event Information
Skippack Memorabilia