The 2010 Arc Christmas Cards are now available at Studio 3! New for this year we also have a few of the past year’s Christmas Cards that were featured by the Arc.
About the Arc of Chester County
For more than 58 years, The Arc of Chester County has had a solid reputation of being a premiere provider of programs and services for people with disabilities in Chester County. The Arc has been at the forefront of public policy, fighting for the rights and abilities of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities.
About the 2010 Featured Artist: Judy Antonelli
A resident of Hershey’s Mill, Judy Antonelli is a watercolorist whose paintings are vibrant and full of feeling. A watercolor teacher for 30 years, Judy is currently painting in oil, pastel, and watercolor. She attended Drexel University, the Philadelphia Museum School, and the Barnestone Studio and has studied with many fine artists. Judy is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and the Chester County Art Association.
About the 2010 Artwork
In the oil “Hershey’s Mill,” Judy Antonelli captures the peaceful beauty of a Chester County landscape and the integrity of a historical fieldstone dwelling commonly found throughout the region. Hershey’s Mill, currently an 800-acre adult residential community and home to Hershey’s Mill Golf Club, was originally rolling horse country in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Water still flows over the original Hershey’s Mill dam, adding a certain charisma to its ongoing legend. Sir William Howe and his British troops encamped on the property after the battle of Brandywine during the Revolutionary War. In 1789 French nobleman Louise Philippe, Count de Baujolais, and the Duke de Montpenier took refuge in the surrounding woods. Hershey’s Mill land is also where General Anthony Wayne fox hunted before the Revolution.
In 1745 Thomas Pratt acquired the estate. In 1806 Thomas Rees, the second owner, willed the plantation to his son, Benjamin. It changed hands many times in three-quarters of a century before being wholly owned by Enoch P. Hershey and his wife Rachel. In 1912 Hershey sold the property to Wylie H. Vilas who in turn sold it to John J. Sullivan in 1926
You may purchase these cards as Notes (no inside greeting) or Holiday Cards (inside greeting – Holiday Greetings & Best Wishes for the New Year) at Studio 3. 12 cards and envelopes per package. $12 per package – Cash only please.
Images from the Arc of Chester County