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Art of Preservation honors late printmaker Joanne Isaac


This year’s eighth annual Art of Preservation is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21, at Historic Kirkland Farm, Springfield Township.

Works by 30 local artists will be on display. This year’s event honors the work of storied artist, Joanne Isaac from Upper Bucks County, with a posthumous showing and sale of her artwork.

Isaac’s work specialized in etching, and her art can be found in impressive private collections of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Isaac is described, by many, as a woman ahead of her time. She pursued a career as an artist and having a family during an era in which most women did not enter the workforce.

The evening will feature a grazing cocktail party with a menu of locally prepared foods by Maria Venzino of Saylors & Company.

Proceeds will benefit the Gallows Run Watershed Association, Heritage Conservancy’s Fuller-Pursell Nature Preserves Fund in Springfield Township, and the Artists Among Us Residency program at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

Tickets are $75 per person; sponsorship tickets are available. Purchase tickets via mail at Art of Preservation, 3147 Main St., P.O. Box 70, Springtown, 18081.

Art of Preservation Committee includes Laura Gardiner, Kathy Calabrese, Amy Callum, Sherry Brodhead, Kim Hirschman, MaryLu Horkowitz, Christiane Gallois, Anna Kodama, Patricia Ludwig, Lorna Midgelow-Yearwood and Denise Oakey. Robin Staff is chair.

Farm Sponsors are Epic Acre Farms, Moon Gate Farm and Liberty Farm.