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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FIRST FRIDAY in Skippack Village: INTERNATIONAL POP ARTIST - JAMES ENDERS / Gallery Opening June 2013

International Pop Artist James Enders

This June, we are honored to be hosting James Enders who will be unveiling his FB Cam Girl series and his Grand Absolute painting; which is to be entered into the International Absolute Art Contest. He hopes to join with the likes of Keith Haring, Laurence Gartel, Britto, Andy Warhol, Ivan Jenson and many more. 

Enders's work can be found in public and private collections around the globe. His portrait of Barack Obama was a crucial part of the Pennsylvania Obama Campaign and was featured in Mamushka Gallery's 2012 Miami Art Basel Exhibition, along with several other leading pop artists.

His 150th Anniversary Bacardi Painting was recently approved and sponsored by Bacardi International. In addition, Enders has been widely featured on major television networks, in magazines and online publications.

A gallery opening reception will be held on June 7th from 5 - 10pm during First Friday in Skippack.

For past, current, and future art exhibitions, click here.

Follow First Friday in Skippack Village on Facebook and Twitter.

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 Skippack Pike (map)
Skippack, Pennsylvania 19474

Proud members of the
Merchants of Skippack Association

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer during Skippack’s
Summertime Concert Series held on the lawn of The Manor House, 4059 Skippack Pike
(directly across from Basta Pasta).

Learn more about Skippack Village's Summer Time Concert Series and more, click here.

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 Skippack Pike (map)
Skippack, Pennsylvania 19474

Proud members of the
Merchants of Skippack Association

Friday, May 10, 2013

SKIPPACK SHOPS: After The Fire: “Thank you” from Merle Norman Cosmetics - By Jean Curtis, Owner

The staff of Merle Norman Cosmetics in Skippack Village wishes to thank the wonderful men and women of the local fire departments and first responders that quickly came to our rescue on Friday, May 3rd. Our deepest gratitude to all of you that there were no injuries to anyone on the scene because of your skill and efficiency!  Thank you, thank you!

We also extend our deepest appreciation to all of our customers, friends and neighbors who have reached out to us during this very difficult time. Several concerned retail business owners  in Skippack have even offered to share their store space temporarily to help out, which is so generous.  Your support, prayers, and encouragement have bolstered our spirits incredibly!

Our hearts go out to the owners of Head Over Heels and Hodge Podge, whose businesses also suffered great loss due to the extensive smoke and water damage caused by the fire in our store.  While the businesses have been temporarily shut down, plans are already underway to restore all three units for occupancy very soon.

Merle Norman is continuing business operations in a reduced capacity temporarily until the former studio can be opened for business again.  Clients may place mail orders for Merle Norman Cosmetic products by phone at 610-457-3384.  The headquarters office for franchise operations is assisting in filling orders  to keep our clients well supplied, which is very helpful, considering our extensive loyal client base.  Merle Norman is a family owned company for 82 years, still made in America with a large fan base worldwide. Their line of cosmetics are available only in franchise locations, like Skippack.

For progress reports on our business continuation plan, or to contact studio operations  go to the Facebook page for Merle Norman-Skippack at

Skippack is a great community, so please remember to "Shop Local" and support your neighborhood businesses! - By Jean Curtis

Thursday, May 2, 2013

SKIPPACK NEWS & EVENTS 2013: First Friday - June 7, 2013

Join us at Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes on the First Friday of every month, January - December, as we premiere our monthly art exhibition, as well as the latest works of art by resident artist, Andrea O'Driscoll, owner of Art by Heart Studio and Gallery.

May through October, stroll the village of Skippack and experience the diversity of fine art and live music on various porches, patios and lawns at this upscale event.

Learn more about First Fridays in Skippack Village, click here.

skippack first friday (1st friday) information

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 Skippack Pike (map)
Skippack, Pennsylvania 19474

Proud members of the
Merchants of Skippack Association

SKIPPACK EVENT CALENDER 2013: Spring Festival / Spring Fest - May 11th & 12th

Skippack Village’s Spring Fest features crafts and food vendors, all day entertainment, and more.

This Festival, held Mother’s Day weekend, has become one of Philadelphia’s popular regional spring events of the year.

Visitors young and old will have the opportunity to meet artisans from the surrounding region exhibiting their one-of-a-kind creations through out the historic village of Skippack.

Among the over 80 specialty shops, exhibiting artisans at Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes include:

Regina Marie Design by Regina Marie (Schwenksville, Pa) - Handmade Silver and Bronze Jewelry

Lindsay Zoland (City, Pa) - Hair Accessories

Joel Weismer (City, Pa) - Hand-blown Glass

Andrea Barrier (Oxford, Pa) - Jewelry

Nick Perna of Truly Pure and Natural (Telford, Pa) - Artisan Food & Natural Products

Judy De Simone (West Chester, Pa) - Ceramics

Farm Fromage (Lancaster, Pa) - Artisan Cheese

Nicole Wolf of The Trading Post (Schwenksville, Pa) - Architectural Artifacts

Katie Lightcap (Royersford, Pa) - Mixed 2 & 3D Media

 Art by Heart Gallery by Andrea O'Driscoll (East Norriton, Pa) - Mixed 2D Media

Patti Watson of Rising Sun Coffee Roster (Telford, Pa) - Artisan Coffee

Skippack Historical Society - Informational Handouts & Historical Pictures of Skippack

And more!


Hours and Location
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Indoors and Outdoors (Rain or Shine)

Event Page
May Featured Artist

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 Skippack Pike (map)
Skippack, Pennsylvania 19474

Proud supporting members of the Merchants of Skippack Association.

skippack village shops
"Shop Local. Make a Difference!"

"Like" our Facebook page and have your name entered into to our Spring Fest raffle drawing.

2014 Vendor Applications are now being accepted, click here for more information.

This May at Green Wolf's Village Barn Shops in Skippack

This Friday, May 3rd, I will be displaying samples of my work on the porch of the Wolf’s home during First Friday and I welcome you also visit my gallery and studio inside the barn to see more of my latest works.

On May 15th, I am excited to announce that my gallery will be relocating within Green Wolf’s – Elegant Junque.  I welcome you to stop in and see the new look and new works of art! – Andrea O’Driscol

The Sweet Whiskey Mead has been flying off the shelves.  It goes great with BBQ foods and with the warm weather coming.  We have also released the Traminette again.  It’s a French hybrid white grape that has a lot of flowery aromas and finishes on the sweeter side.  We have a new Meritage blend coming out soon along with a Shiraz.  Look for them in the summer. – Chris Boyd

FOX & WOLF, Inc.
Conveniently located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, we have been serving the Greater Philadelphia region since 1967. We specialize in entertainment centers, built-in’s, wine cellars, bars and other fine woodworking products. At Fox and Wolf, we remain committed to manufacturing only the finest quality cabinetry and providing our customers with professional, courteous attention.
Find Fox & Wolf, Inc. on these fine websites:  Houzz, Pinterest and Angies List

20% OFF Farm Fresh Farm Tables and Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture
Featured Artist:  Sara Coveney – Mixed Media
A Gallery Opening & wine and cheese reception will be held on May 4th from 5 to 9pm during First Friday.
For past, current and future exhibitions, click here.

Something is new at Timeless Styles. We are proud to announce that our store is the area’s only Kirks Folly jewelry retailer. Please visit us to see this beautiful line of imaginative earrings, pins, necklaces, and enhancers. – Janice & Judith

On Saturday, May 11th (Spring Fest) from 1 – 4 PM Timeless Styles is hosting Rising Sun Coffee Roaster by Patti Watson. There will be free coffee tasting and prepackaged coffee for sale. Patti is a handcrafted premium coffee roaster who resides in Telford, Pennsylvania.

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes
In the East Village of Skippack
4010 Skippack Pike (map)
Skippack, Pennsylvania 19474

Proud members of the
Merchants of Skippack Association

Don't Forget!  Skippack Spring Fest: May 11th & 12th!  Click here for details.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Local couple shares their love of arts & crafts 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 artisans from the surrounding region. In keeping with this tradition, The Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes holds monthly art exhibitions 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 cabinetmaker and a maker of fine furniture.

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 Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes 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 has been in business since 1969 and his quality craftsmanship can be found in homes and businesses throughout the Tri-State Area.

As Skippack Village continues to evolve, Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes 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, the barn's shops offer a wide array of shopping in the rural and quaint setting of Skippack Village. Harry and Sylvia welcome you to enjoy their monthly art exhibitions which showcases the works of regional artisans.  A gallery opening wine-and-cheese reception is held on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9pm during First Friday and is free for the public to enjoy.

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 loves to sharing our love of art with everyone.  We love seeing locals stop in each month to enjoy the exhibits and the artists love meeting everyone.

The barn is home to five shops, as well as "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.

Learn more about Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes, Skippack Village and other wonderful tourism attractions by visiting

Harry, Sylvia, as well as their son Craig, welcome you to stop in and say hi and explore one of Skippack's oldest businesses.