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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546

GALLERY - 2016/2017 Season Schedule

The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery - @ Allens Lane Art Center
601 West Allens Lane
Gallery Hours: M - F, 10am - 5pm
Free and Open to the Public

The Leiberman Gallery @ Settlement Music School - Germantown (A Satellite Gallery of Allens Lane Art Center)
6128 Germantown Avenue
Gallery Hours: 
Mon - Thur, 10am - 4pm
Sat. 8:30am - 4pm
Free and open to the public


The Alber Gallery

Ron Tarver

Works in Progress
Sept. 16 - Oct. 21
Reception: Sept. 17

Ron Tarver is one of Philadelphia's most recognizable photographers. His work has a distinctive charm that sets it apart. In this exhibition, we get to see a brand new selection of works that directly shows how photography has been a thread that has run through his family history. This exhibition is sure to surprise even those who follow the work of this fine artist. Join us for our Saturday Night Gallery Cocktail Reception on Sept. 17.

"Working with photograms made by my father in the 1940's through the60's I seek to establish a dialogue between he and I by reinterpreting his images, making them relevant to the 21 century. It is said that every time a photograph is made it captures a little death, freezing an instant in time forever. This work is an attempt to resurrect those subjects who fell within the gaze of my father’s camera." - Ron Tarver


Ron Tarver

The Lieberman Gallery

Art Sisters (Group Exhibition)
Sept. 5 - Nov. 5
Reception: Oct. 29, 2pm



The Alber Gallery

Unique Chairs, etc.

Curated by AM Weaver

Nov. 11 - Dec. 16
Reception: Dec. 3

Unique Chair, Etc. takes a look at chairs the invite, startle and amaze. The woodworks presented by three artists affiliated with Philadelphia are Rebecca Kolodziejczak, Marc Andre Robinson and Keunho Peter Park. They explore the literal and metaphorical concept of the chair.  A throne by Kolodziejczak, a cocoon chair by Peter Park and sculpture by Robinson are folded together to give the viewer something new, when contemplating a structure designed for sitting or reclining. In many ways the works range in intent from the notion of a throne, evoking historic designation of power, to sculptural renditions of found classic chair parts reconfigured into aerial displays. Peter Parks Cocoon Chair is probably the most conventional and even this work in its sleek deign offers an unusual take on the chair. Overall, Unique Chairs, Etc., investigates woodworking in a myriad of styles and samples some of the most expressive works being made in the region.

Special thanks to Albert LeCoff the Center for Art and Wood in helping with this exhibition.

Image: Marc Andre Robinson
Wingback Throne for the Next Right Excellent, 2008
60" x 180" x 60"

The Lieberman Gallery

Glen Allens and Brandon Cooper
Nov. 12 - Dec. 31
Reception: Dec. 18, 2pm



The Alber Gallery

Leslie Pontz

Jan. 6 - Feb. 10
Reception: Feb. 4

"I remember thinking on my first visit to the desert how glorious it was with its grayed colors and hard shapes and soft sand and prickly textures. There were so many contrasts in this quiet world of sand and lizards. Yet from the very first moment that I experienced this environment, it seemed so peaceful, full of shapes and textures that did not seem to go together but definitely wanted to live together. Since that time I have continued to be intrigued with exploring the juxtaposition of contrasting elements that are far more exciting existing together than independently. By combining materials like crocheted metal, silk organza, thread, and rusted industrial elements, I am able to explore this concept of co-existing contrasts that constantly reminds me that life itself presents an array of conflicts that always need balancing." - Leslie Pontz

The Lieberman Gallery

Gina Michaels, Nancy Agati, Cynthia Back, Lyn Godley, Amie Potsic
Jan. 7 - Feb. 12
Reception: January 28, 2pm



The Alber Gallery

Cari Freno

Feb. 24 - Mar. 31
Reception: Mar. 25

Cari Freno's work is both familiar and unique at the same time. She uses video, drawing and sculpture to explore the landscape where internal and external worlds intersect. Join us for the Saturday Night Gallery Cocktail Reception on March 25 and get a chance to meet the artist and learn about what drives this amazing artist to make her work.

The Lieberman Gallery

Carla Fisher
Feb. 18 - Mar. 11
Reception: Feb. 26, 2pm


The Alber Gallery

Sarah Langsam

Apr. 7 - May 5
Reception: Apr. 8

Sarah Langsam's work is captivating, engaging and very accessible.  Her current work blends a playful joy of imagination along with a serious artist's discovery of just how far the materials she works with can be pushed to conform to her vision.  Allens Lane Art Center is thrilled to have a number of her large scale works on view that will transform the gallery space into a reflection of the artist's thinking about form, space, color and texture.

The Lieberman Gallery

Carol Taylor-Kearney
Mar. 18 - Apr. 15
Reception: Mar. 26, 2pm


The Alber Gallery

Lara Cantu-Hertzler

May 12 - June 2
Reception: May 27

Lara Cantu-Hertzler's work is captivating, engaging and very accessible.  Her current work blends a playful joy of imagination along with a serious artist's discovery of just how far the materials she works with can be pushed to conform to her vision. Her color palette and techniques of image making make her a painter's painter which means that a combination of very specific imagery combined with a looseness of application and happy accidents allow Lara to create rich, new spaces all her own.

Lara Canu-Hertzler

The Lieberman Gallery

Ruth Wolf
Apr. 22 - May 20
Reception: Apr. 30, 2pm