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Destination Norristown Arts Hill: Creating change through creativity The Norristown Arts Festival brings together talents from across the Philadelphia region for a day of food, fun and entertainment for people of all ages. Showcasing local and regional talents the festival strives to bring new life to the Norristown community through the arts. Visit for directions and more information.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Stakeholders Elect Two (2) Area Residents to Norristown Arts Council Board of Directors and New Executive Officers are Chosen for 2012.

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (January 26, 2012): Norristown Arts Council held its 2012 Annual Meeting and Board Elections on January 26 at Norristown Borough Hall. Nearly 30 stakeholders were in attendance to elect new Board members from a panel of six (6) area candidates and to listen to Arts Council plans for the upcoming year.

Candidates addressed the Arts Council and stakeholders with 2-minute biographical statements highlighting their qualifications and desire to serve on the Board of Directors. Six (6) candidates qualified to run for two (2) available positions as either an at-large or a business representative. The two (2) candidates who were elected and welcomed to the Board are Norristown resident and social activist, Paula Robinson, and area businesswoman, Christine Sherbert. Ms. Robinson is a lifelong Norristown resident who has served on a countless number of directing Boards of local organizations, including the George Washington Carver Community Center, Norristown Public Library, Weed and Seed, and Montgomery County Cultural Center. She is the founder and coordinator of Family Unity Day at Simmons Park and Down with Dirt, a business and church based organization focused on neighborhood revitalization and positive growth in the community. Ms. Sherbert, is an area businesswoman and real-estate investor and developer. Over the past 5 years, she has introduced Norristown to many investors and business owner as “the place to be,” including a Fortune 500 financial planning firm which has taken residence at The Kennedy Building in the 1000 block of DeKalb Street. Ms. Sherbert is dedicated to the continued growth of Norristown as a destination for the Arts and business.

Additionally, Norristown Arts Council elected executive Board members for 2012: Richard W. Rogers, Jr. was elected to another term as President of the Board of Directors. Kevin Homer was elected to the position of Vice President. Fran Doyle continues to serve as Board Secretary, and Gabriela Prete continues as Board Treasurer. The entire Board consists currently consists of these 11 members:

Richard W. Rogers, Jr. – President
Kevin Homer – Vice President
Frances Doyle - Secretary
Gabriela Prete – Treasurer
Kathy Arnold-Yerger
Matt Conant
Gene R. Frank, PhD
Stan Huskey
Dr. Eric Malm
Paula Robinson
Christine Sherbert


Contact: Richard W. Rogers, Jr. – President     Norristown Arts Council
Telephone: 610-955-2830                               208 DeKalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401                     Voice: 484-961-0884

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Public Meeting to Discuss the Norristown Mural Project


You’re Invited: Public Meeting to Discuss the Norristown Mural Project

I’d like to share with you some exciting news: a new plan is being considered that would bring murals to our community through the creation of the Norristown Mural Project. The project is being spearheaded by the Norristown Arts Council<> and overseen by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program<>, a public/private partnership with a world-renowned reputation.

This unique and exciting project will affect the entire community, so we’d like to hear from you. With that in mind, we are holding a public hearing to present the plan to you, get your input, and answer any questions you may have. I hope you’ll join me at the meeting to discuss the mural project on Wednesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. at Norristown Borough Hall.

I’ll be joined there by members of the Norristown Municipal Council and the Norristown Arts Council to present the choices and opportunities available to Norristown throughout the mural project’s creative process. Additionally, representatives from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will provide a multimedia presentation detailing the organization's history and past work as well as the potential community benefits available through the Norristown Mural Project. After the presentation, you’ll be able to ask questions and offer suggestions to board members and planners.

Murals are a great way to showcase the rich history and beauty of a community and demonstrate a commitment to arts and culture. With your help, I am hopeful that the Norristown Mural Project will further enhance Norristown’s appeal and remind people of ways the arts can serve our communities, especially our youths.  I urge you to join us at this meeting so we can work together to produce a project that we can all be proud of.

WHAT:           Norristown Mural Project Public Meeting
WHEN:           Wednesday, February 1st at 7 p.m.
WHERE:         Norristown Borough Hall
                        235 East Airy Street
                       Norristown,PA 19401
I hope to see you there!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Announcing the Norristown Arts Hill Directory

Did you know that the Norristown Arts Hill now has a directory of organizations that serve the arts in the Norristown area? You can view the directory by going to:  then click on the Arts Directory link!

If your organization would like to be listed, please send an email to containing the following information:

Organization Name:
Hours (if applicable)

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