New Exhibit Featuring Three Local Artists Now On Display in Rosedale Gallery

By John DeRosier | November 4, 2022

Arcadia Exhibitions, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Works, is presenting “Owen Ahearn-Browning, Timothy O’Donovan and David Schmuckler: Character Studies” in the Rosedale Gallery at University Commons. 

The exhibit is live and will run through Feb. 5, 2023. 

Visitors will see a combination of the work of Owen Ahearn-Browning, Timothy O’Donovan, and David Schmuckler. 

In his spoken-word performances, Ahearn-Browning recites prose poems told through various alter egos – “I Mr. Angry Man Owen,” “I serious and curious kid Owen,” and “I Dwight K Schrute from The Office,” among others. These pull from an assortment of moments that are lived and experienced through film and television. His work has been exhibited at the Brodsky Gallery in the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House and the Woodmere Art Museum. In 2022 he performed with The Moth, a Peabody Award-winning and internationally acclaimed storytelling organization, in Havertown.

O’Donovan creates landscape painting and extensive writings, which he reads aloud in performances set to music. The art pulls from his travels and experiences living in South Africa, Wales, and all over the United States. O’Donovan’s artworks have been exhibited at Haverford College, Neumann University, Bryn Mawr Rehab, ArtYard, and Philadelphia’s City Hall, among other venues. He has also performed at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rotunda in West Philadelphia.

Schmuckler has a passion for horror. His work looks at the aesthetic of horror films through painting and sculptures. He learns about these films by going to the location fully-costumed as specific characters. He explores these invented personas through rhythmic, repetitive choreographies. Schmuckler’s work has been exhibited at Weird Days (now Summertime) in Brooklyn, AUTOMAT Gallery in Philadelphia, and the Outsider Art Fair in New York City.

The art exhibit is free to everyone. Gallery hours are as below:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m.

About the Center for Creative Works

The Center for Creative Works is a studio for adults with developmental disabilities. It has two locations in South Kensington, Philadelphia and Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and works with over one hundred artists on creative and professional development in the arts. 

Work by CCW artists are embraced by the greater Philadelphia arts community, and has been exhibited at the Outsider Arts Fair (NYC), Outsider Arts Fair (St Louis), Crawford Gallery (Cork, Ireland), ArtYard (Frenchtown, New Jersey), Delaware County Community College Art Gallery (Media), Woodmere Museum (Philadelphia), Fleisher/Ollman Gallery (Philadelphia), FJORD Gallery (Philadelphia), Summertime Gallery (NYC) Rosemont College (Bryn Mawr), Haverford College (Haverford), and many other venues.