A free exhibition featuring the artwork of

Tyler School of Art

graduates opens tomorrow at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. The exhibition is particularly relevant as 2008 is Tyler's last year in Elkins Park.

In January 2009, Tyler is scheduled to move to a new building on Temple University's main campus in North Philadelphia, leaving behind a legacy that began in the 1930s when Stella Elkins Tyler donated her Montgomery County estate to Temple for the creation of an art school.

The exhibition, which runs through July 6, will showcase the artwork of Tyler graduates from across the country who were students there from 1988 through 2008.

The show features both three-dimensional and two-dimensional work: abstract and figurative paintings, printmaking, photography, weavings, jewelry, ceramic and glass sculpture, and a glass installation.

Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The art center is at 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham. For more information, visit

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or call 215-379-4660.

Four Montgomery County students are among the eight student recipients of $1,000 scholarships awarded through the the Susanna DeLaurentis Charitable Foundation.

The scholarships are presented to college-bound high school seniors with superior academic and extracurricular records who contend with a chronic disease or other serious health challenge.

The Montgomery County students are: Antony Krumbhaar from

Springfield Township High School

; Travis Pollen from

Abington Senior High School

; Elizabeth Wall from

Upper Dublin High School

; and Matt Zevin from

Cheltenham High School


The scholarship program honors the memory of Susanna DeLaurentis, a fifth-grade student who attended

Elkins Park Middle School

in Cheltenham Township, who died from cancer in 1999. Information about the foundation and its activities can be found at

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Stephanie Hodge, a sixth grader at

Spring-Ford Intermediate School

in Royersford wrote, directed and starred in a play during a school assembly on May 27. The play,

Remember the Ladies

, told the story about the women's suffrage movement in the late 1800s.

Twenty-one Montgomery County high school students were awarded scholarships to attend the

Pennsylvania Governor's School of the Arts,

June 29 through Aug. 2 at Mercyhurst College in Erie, where they will study creative writing, dance, theater, photography and music.

The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit selected the students based on art submissions, personal interviews, and dance and musical performances.

Local students are Kaitlyn Boccardo of

Abington Senior High School

; Sam Badanes-Katzman, of Elkins Park from

Abington Friends School

in Jenkintown; Allison Hume of Wynnewood, who attends the

Baldwin School

in Bryn Mawr; Hannah Cohen of Wynnewood, who attends

Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts

; Peter Danelski of Glenside, who attends

Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts

; Benjamin Cross of

Cheltenham High School

; Joshua Ver-Non of

Cheltenham High School

; Monika Zaleska of

Harriton High School

in Lower Merion; Melissa Kim of

Hatboro-Horsham High School

in Horsham; Katherine Cochrane of

Lower Merion High School

; Sam Fineman, Aaron Leopold-Goldberg, Michael Henrich, Yuxin Liu and Mia Vallet of

Lower Merion High School

; Megan Ort of

Methacton High School

in Worcester; Hyun Sung Park of

North Penn High School

in Lansdale; Hannah Wasserman of

North Penn High School

; Lisa Kapp of

Perkiomen Valley High School

in Collegeville; Molly Flanagan of

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

in Whitemarsh; and Elizabeth Kripke of

Springfield Township High School

in Erdenheim.

For more information, visit

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- Erica Lamberg