PAFA Showcases Worksby Emerging ArtistHiro Sakaguchi
The series of exhibitions by emerg
-ing artists continues at the Penn-sylvania Academy of the Fine Arts(PAFA) with “Hiro Sakaguchi: NoParticular Place to Go,” on view inthe Morris Gallery,
April 2 - Aug-ust 28, 2011.
Sakaguchi, a 1996graduate of PAFA, creates fictionalworlds in drawings, paintings, andsculptures where human endeavor and interconnections are juxta-
posed with natural forces in images
that explore the tension between
dreams and reality. Born in Nagano
Prefecture, Sakaguchi grew up inTokyo, Japan, and in his twentiescame to the United States to pur-sue a scholarship in the fine arts.
A resident of Philadelphia since 1990,
in 1993 he obtained a Bachelor’sdegree from The University of theArts and in 1996 he was awarded
an MFA from PAFA, where he present-l
y teaches in the Continuing Edu-cation Program. Sakaguchi has ex-
hibited extensively in the US, Europe,
and Japan and is represented by Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia.The Academy is located at 118-128
N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Ad-
mission to the Permanent Col-
lection is Adults $10, Seniors (60+)
Students with I.D. $8, Youth ages13-18, $8. Admission to Special Ex-
hibitions (includes Permanent Col
-lection) is Adults $15, Seniors
(60+) Students with I.D. $12, Youth
Ages 13-18, $12. Admission is free
for members and children under age
of 12. Admission to Morris Gallery exhibitions is free.
Variety’s 5th AnnualAutism AWARE Walk
Gather your friends, family, neigh-bors, and co-workers for a morning
of food, activities, prizes, entertain
-ment, and exercise for the 5th An-nual 5K AWARE walk at PlymouthMeeting Mall on Sunday,
at9 a.m. AWARE (Autism Walk for Awareness, Resources & Educa-
tion) was established five years ago
in response to the growing num
of children being diagnosed withAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).This is a great chance for co-work-ers to start a team and create somefriendly competition. For informa-tion and to register online, visitvariety.kintera.org/walk2011 or register the day of the walk at Ply-mouth Meeting Mall beginning at8 a.m. The registration fee is $25per person.
Jewish GenealogicalSociety Meeting
The next meeting of the DelawareCounty/Main Line Affiliate of theJewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP) willbe held on Sunday,
April 3, 2011
at 1:30 p.m. at Martins Run Life-care Community, 11 Martins Run,Media, PA. Guest Speaker will be
Marge Farbman, Director of Develop
-ment at Martins Run, who willdemonstrate “Scrapbooking Your Family Tree.” For info or for direc-tions to Martins Run, call 610-544-6877.
PAA Presents SpecialDual Concert
The Philadelphia Art Alliance (PAA)
presents another concert featuring
resident artists from the acclaim-
ed Academy of Vocal Arts. On Tues-
at 7 p.m., PAA wel-comes second-year AVA residentartists John Viscardi and MariaAleida for a joint concert of tradi-tional songs and classics from theBroadway and opera stages. Thesetwo outstanding young voices havealready received numerous awardsin their short careers, and are des-tined for major performing careerslike many previous graduates of AVA. For this performance, Mr.Viscardi will perform a set of tradi-tional Irish folk songs. Ms. Aleidawill perform a set of operetta by Richard Georg Strauss, and bothperformers will perform the finaletogether on stage with duets from
“La Traviata” and “West Side Story.”
Admission to this event is $15 for
the general public, and free for PAA
Members. The Philadelphia Art Alliance
is located at 251 South 18th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103. For info, call
215-545-4302 or visit www.philart-alliance.org.
An Evening with PublicRadio Host Brian Kahn
Join Brian Kahn at the East Falls
Public Library on Wednesday,
at 6:30 p.m. as he discusses hisnew book “Real Common Sense:Using Our Founding Values to Re-
claim Our Nation and Stop the Radi-
cal Right from Hijacking America.”Kahn, host of the award-winning
public radio program “Home Ground,”
is the recipient of the 2009 Mon-tana Governor’s Award for theHumanities and the Chevron Con-servation Award. Free and open tothe public. For info call 215-685-2093.
“Carousel” at EasternUniversity
Eastern University Theatre presentsthe Richard Rodgers and Oscar Ham
-merstein classic “Carousel” from
at 8 p.m.
at 3 p.m. in McInnisAuditorium. Eastern University islocated at 1300 Eagle Road in St.Davids, PA. Tickets are $10 gener-al admission, $8 for students and
seniors, and $5 with an Eastern Uni-
versity ID. Tickets may be reservedby calling 610-225-5545. For info,directions and a campus map visithttp://www.eastern.edu.
“Fly City” TrapezeLessons
Children and adults will fly 25 feetabove Broad Street with “Fly City”– outdoor flying trapeze lessons –presented by Philadelphia School
of Circus Arts (PSCA) and Fly SchoolCircus Arts (FSCA) during the Phila
delphia International Festival of the
Arts (PIFA). “Fly City” helps openthe month-long festival by takingflight on Thursday,
April 7, 2011
until Sunday, May 1, 2011,
at 9:00a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.
The outdoor rigging will be set upin the University of the Arts lot, be-tween Spruce and Pine streets, at313 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. The cost is $55 for a two-
hour lesson for participants age si
and up. Reservations are availableat the Kimmel Center Box Office,by calling 215-546-PIFA or by visit-ing www.pifa.org.
Tri-State Jazz Society Presents the MidiriBrothers Septet
The Midiri Brothers Septet will play
for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sun-
April 10, 2011
from 2 to 5 p.m.
The concert will be at CovenanPresbyterian Church, 2618 New
Albany Rd., Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.
Joe Midiri on the clarinet and twinbrother Paul on the vibraphone
head one of the country’s top swing
era ensembles. Half-price admis-sion is $10, available for first-timeattendees and members; generaadmission is $20. High school ancollege students with IDs and chil-
dren accompanied by a paying adul
are free. Pay at the door; there areno advance sales or reservations.The church is about 10 minutesfrom the Betsy Ross Bridge anit's just north of Moorestown, NJ.For information, call 856-720-0232or visit www.tristatejazz.org.
Betsy Ross House
Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street:“Rally ‘Round the Flag: Civil WaColor Bearers and the Flags They Carried” – In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the star of the Civil War, the House’s new-
opening April 12, 2011,
examines the most dangerous jobon the battlefield, the color bearer.Featuring stories, photographs,and flags including a Civil War flagmade by Betsy Ross’s daughter,
Clarissa, the exhibit honor the men
– and women – who risked thei
lives to protect the flag. The exhibit
is presented in cooperation withthe Grand Army of the Republic
Museum and Library and the Phila
-delphia Flag Day Association. TheBetsy Ross House is open 10 a.m. -5 p.m. daily April through Novem-ber. Admission is $4 for adults; $3for children. Audio guide, which
includes admission, is $6 for adults;
$5 for children. Call 215-686-1252
or visit betsyrosshouse.org for info.
Low-Cost Wills for Older Adults
New Horizons Senior Center is col
laborating with attorney KathleenValentine to provide low-cost willsfor older adults, age 55 and over, a206 Price Avenue in Narberth onTuesday,
from 9:00 a.m.until 12:00 noon. The fee is $35for senior center members and $50
for non-members. Pre-registration
is required. For information, cal610-664-2366 weekdays 9:15 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
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