Archive for February, 2012

David Robinson • Lower Merion School District • February, 2012

Isaiah Zagar is a mosaic artist whose work is included in the permanent collections the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. He has received grants for his artistic excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trust for his work in Interdisciplinary Arts. He recently visited Welsh Valley Middle School to begin a mosaic project with students and the art teachers, Todd Marrone and Lori Rogers. (more…)

I’ve recently embarked upon a mural collaboration with my young pal, Ben Feldman. So far, we’ve co-doodled and co-color-selected. Soon, we’ll be co-ruining-their-basement-carpet.

Computer Embellished Drawing

Or is it who? Or is it whom? Whatever.

Crayon & Ink on Paper • Private Collection

My grandmother has a piano. The piano has a bench. The bench is full of my old drawings.

Ink on Linen • 12″x12″ • Donated to Charity

I recently donated this monoprint to an auction benefiting the University of Texas El Paso’s Friends of Women’s Studies… because women are my favorite gender and Texas is one of my top 50 favorite states.

Eric Campbell • Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch • February, 2012

When Todd Marrone isn’t teaching, he’s painting. When he’s not painting, he’s writing. When he’s not writing, he’s on a podcast. And no matter what he’s doing, he’s tweeting:

  • “Chinese handing stars are safer, but you still have to know what you’re doing.”
  • “There has to be an easier way to learn about dinosaurs than having kids.”
  • “Look, @CourteneyCox just joined Twitter. She’s going to ruin it just like she did when she climbed on stage during Dancing in the Dark.”
  • “Breathe Wrong® nasal strips are just clothes pins. Save your money.”

Marrone, 37, an art teacher for 15 years and a Belmont Hills father of two, has entertained a variety of interests and media since he was young. (more…)

Computer Embellished Drawing

Everyone’s favorite book, turned animated film, turned Broadway musical, turned Jr. version musical is now a hit tee shirt.

Grace Copeland • February, 2012

In this essay you will learn about Todd Marone, an amazing artist! Todd Marrone is a one of a kind artist! He lives in Philadelphia, and is the Welsh Valley Middle School art teacher. He has a very interesting life that I enjoyed learning about. Todd’s artwork is different but really cool! His artwork will make you say, “ WOW!” He is a wonderful teacher and artist! The first time he picked up a crayon he drew a face (past the scribbling stage) and he was only a young toddler. (more…)

Topics: Bands Overcoming Novelty Songs, Bridesmaids, The Oscars, Technology Overload, Answering Machines, Party Lines, NPR Slinging the Guilt, Russ’s Spreadsheet Update, Punk Bands and Terrible TV Product Placements.

Playlist: “Waiting for Something” by Nada Surf, “Lightshow” by Plants and Animals, “Forever Won’t Wait” by the Steve Adamyk Band and “UsedWigs” by Eli Braden.

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