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    Earth Henna Jagua and Henna Body Art Now at Merion Art!

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Henna and jagua tattoos are fun, safe, easy, beautiful...and  temporary And there is no PPD in Earth Henna products — only pure henna from a Moroccan farm, and super-quality jagua juice from the Amazon!

    About the Earth Jagua Black Temporary Tattoo Kit

    All-natural — Safe — Dermatologically Tested

    Introducing our new, improved, and repackaged kit for creating the hottest new thing in body art: safe, black temporary tattoos that look like the real thing...

    Facts about Earth Jagua® Gel

    • Dyes the skin blue-black, just like the color of a permanent tattoo — then fades away completely in 10–14 days.
    • Does not contain PPD or any other toxic chemicals.
    • Requires no needles for application and is completely pain-free.
    • Our jagua juice is now freeze-dried and has a one-year shelf-life before mixing! Just add water and mix to reconstitute the original Earth Jagua® Gel.
    • Gel lasts 3.5 months when refrigerated.
    • Kit comes with everything you need to create beautiful temporary tattoos that look like dead ringers for a permanent tattoo, including easy-to-use stencil transfers that make creating designs a snap.

    Makes 10–15 tattoos!

    About the EarthHenna Premium Kit


    All-natural — Safe — Dermatologically Tested

    The Original Earth Henna Body Painting Kit is the most user-friendly kit on the market for creating beautiful temporary tattoos on your own body or for your friends. Each kit comes with all the ingredients you need to start creating your own body art today:

    • Pre-measured natural  henna powder directly from the fields of Morocco
    • Pre-measured  henna mixing solution for making henna paste
    • Four grams of  oil for applying stencil designs.
    • Two reusable stencil transfer sheets with easy-to-apply designs
    • Plastic squeeze bottle applicator with fine tip (used by professional henna artists!)
    • Q-tips and toothpicks (a henna artist's must-have tools!)
    • Clear step-by-step instructions on how to mix the solution and apply your Mehndi designs, along with invaluable tips & techniques from professional Mehndi artists
    • Cotton bag for storage of unused supplies

    Makes 30–40 designs!


    Last updated 7 days ago

    October 25 @ 12:00 pm - October 26 @ 6:00 pm

    Local printmaker Terri Fridkin’s first solo show entitled “In Reverse” at MUSE Gallery, 52 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia extending through November 2nd, 2014 is included in POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours on Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, from 12 noon until 6 PM.

    Fridkin’s current hand-pulled prints, are simple and complex, bold and subtle, yet resist a fixed meaning. The underpinnings of her work are structure, pattern, line and color. They provide a comforting sense of order to counteract the uncertainty and chaos that exists in our world today. This vision is derived from Fridkin’s design background and years of meticulous and precise renderings.

    The artist’s creative process is guided by inks, matrices, and paper to produce a strong graphic imagery. This is achieved by using multiple plates with transparent and opaque layers of soy- based inks, water-based inks and acrylics. Fridkin is drawn to the technical aspects of printmaking and the sudden effects generated through the press. She is inspired by experimentation, invention and discovery.

    A National Honor Society Graduate of Drexel University Nesbitt College of Design Arts, Fridkin worked in the industry for several years and took countless classes in different media, ultimately finding her expression in printmaking. With a lifelong passion for art, she then left teaching to study printmaking at studios and art centers in New York and Pennsylvania. Since exhibiting her work in 2012, Fridkin has been in numerous invitational and juried shows. Selected exhibitions include Woodmere Art Museum, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, City Hall in Philadelphia, Widener University and multiple art centers and diverse venues in the tristate area. Fridkin is a member of Muse Gallery, and a juried member of The American Color Print Society and The Cheltenham Guild of Printmakers.

    Call for Entries – Ice Cube Gallery

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Deadline November 1: Icebreaker 6

    National Juried Exhibition January 8-31, 2015
    The sixth annual juried exhibition sponsored by Ice Cube Gallery, a contemporary artist-run gallery located in the River North Arts District of Denver.
    The exhibit has an open theme and artists of every medium are encouraged to enter.
    Juror: Lauren Wright, Curator and Artistic Director for the Biennial of the Americas, former curator at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK. Wright has also developed independent curatorial projects for Tate Modern and served as Asisstant Director for, a media arts organization focused on technology and social change.
    Entries must be received by November 1, 2014. Entry fee is $35.00 and entitles each artist to enter up to 4 images.

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    Free Henna Demonstration, Saturday October 25th @ 11am

    Last updated 9 days ago

    The art of henna (called mehndi in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced for over 5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East. There is some documentation that it is over 9000 years old. Because henna has natural cooling properties, people of the desert, for centuries, have been using henna to cool down their bodies. They make a paste of henna and soak their palms and soles of the feet in it to get an air conditioning affect. They feel its cooling sensation throughout the body for as long as the henna stain remains on their skin. Initially, as the stain faded away, it left patterns on the skin surface which led to ideas to make designs for decorative purposes. In the ancient Egyptian times mummies wore henna designs and it is documented that Cleopatra herself used henna for decorative purposes.

    Henna was not only a popular adornment for the rich but the poor, who could not afford jewelry, used it to decorate their bodies as well.

    Today people all over the world have adopted the ancient traditions of adorning their bodies with the beautiful natural artwork created from the henna plant. People throughout the west have adopted the eastern tradition in their lives by having their hands and feet painted for weddings, bellies painted while in pregnancy, heads adorned with henna while going through chemotherapy, scars camouflaged to make them unnoticeable, etc.

    October Artist of the Month- Peter Brothman

    Last updated 24 days ago

    A visit to the Salvatore Dali Museum in Figueres and to Dali's home in Port Lligat on the Costa Brava, Spain, was inspiration in 2006 for Peter to enroll in the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art for art classes and the beginning of a delightful endeavor that has lead Peter Brothman to this window exhibit of some of his artwork.  He paints in oils and considers himself a colorist at this point in his painting career.  Many of the canvases have philosophic thought and spirituality as the underpinning and represent abstractions on these themes. Peter is continuing his art classes at the Main Line Art Center under the guidance of Kassem Amoudi.

    When not painting, Peter practices Endodontics in Bala Cynwyd, teaches at the graduate level at Albert Einstein Medical Center and adores family life with his eight grandchildren.

    Peter's work will be on display and for sale at Merion Art & Repro during the month of October.

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