Judy Callas

Wood, Metal and Matter

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Under the direction of art teachers …
http://www.sch.org, 7 June 2012 [cached]

Under the direction of art teachers Judy Callas (SCH), Cristin Harrington (J. Jenks Elementary), and Northrup, this work is a companion mural to the highly anticipated mural, sponsored by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, that will grace the exterior wall of Bredenbeck’s Bakery on Germantown Avenue later this summer.
MamaCita – A Mothers’ Cooperative in the Arts
http://www.mamacitaarts.com, 20 Nov 2010 [cached]

Judy Callas
Springside School News Listing
http://www.springside.org, 12 Mar 2010 [cached]

On Sunday, March 15, local artists and business professionals, including Springside art teacher Judy Callas, partnered together to host an art show …
Springside School / Local Artists, Architects and Realtors Get Creative
http://www.springside.org, 15 Mar 2009 [cached]

On Sunday, March 15, local artists and business professionals, including Springside art teacher Judy Callas, partnered together to host an art show/reception in an effort to entice buyers and increase sales during tough economic times.
Nov 20, 2010 – 19, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring local artist Judy Callas, a mixed media artist from Wyncote. The public is invited, free of charge, to attend this 
November « 2010 « Get art. Feel alive.
abingtonartcenter.org, 1 Nov 2010 [cached]

I interviewed the artist Judy Callas at her home studio as she was getting ready for an upcoming show. She is a mother of three and an art teacher at Springside School. Judy makes mixed media assemblages using metal, wood, and even bugs. The title of hershow is Layers of Life. Judy picked this title because most of the items that she uses in her pieces are stacked into layers. Herfavorite material to use is rusty metal and other items that show their age. Ordinary things that most people consider trash, shecalls treasures. Judy is very interested in nature and the environment and it shows in her artwork. She puts things together that might not seem to have a connection to create messages withher artwork that mean something to her. Judy also paints and sculpts, and sometimes combines these techniques in one piece.Her show will be at the Briar Bush Nature Center at the soon-to-open Treetops Gallery. She will be the first artist to show her work in this space. After her show is over, she will stay involved with the gallery, helping to curate future shows. Layers of Life will open on Friday, November 19th from 7:30-9:30 PM, and she will hold a meet-the-artist children’s workshop on Sunday 11/21 from 2-4 PM.

I would strongly encourage you to come to this show because shemakes very complex artwork with layers of meaning that will make you think. See you there!

Tags: Briar Bush Nature Center, Judy Callas, Springside School, Treetops Gallery

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