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Sunday, March 19, 1995 THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER BC5 Heads Above the Crowd it For The Inquirer JON ADAMS Adjusting her bonnet, Vanessa Isaac, a student at Willow Dale Elementary School in Warminster, portrays abolitionist and suffragist Lucretia Mott. Students dressed up as famous Pennsylvanians on Thursday, then inducted them into the school's hall of fame. The Arts Emotion melds with narration in stained glass By Victoria Donohoe INQUIRER ART CRITIC Jacob Landau's best creative energies were called up for his design of a series of enormous stained-glass windows titled "The Prophetic Quest" for the sanctuary of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in El-kins Park. That truly monumental task, accomplished 20 years ago, required Landau to find compelling visual forms for the often-traumatic truths in the lives and missions of 10 Old Testament prophets. He found as much power in these subjects as he had previously discovered in his work dealing with the Holocaust. Landau reveals the timelessness of a universal theme man's search to discover truth, justice, hope and God. Each prophet is set into the ; ( - . ; 7t- '-X ' i j-f. !( Phase III Will Start H April 15,1995 Jr , Exercise Your Options... "Discover The Attleboro Lifestyle" Retirement living is easy when you chose Attleboro as your home. Ask Bill Morrison, Grace and Jim Sullivan who have lived here for only a short period of time but have already met plenty of great friends. At Attleboro, you can exercise your options by selecting a custom decorated studio or a one or two bedroom apartment But you must act now. Make your reservation J:'A . 'f. v ? i - - r , . context of his own times, updated. Now, to mark the 20th anniversary of the installation of these 24-foot-high windows, a special exhibit, "The Prophetic Quest: Jacob Landau: Search for Conscience," is on view at the Temple Judea Museum of Keneseth Israel. Although these windows in the adjoining sanctuary are a pursuit of light and color, they don't represent a detached, emotionally neutral conception of art-making an important point this display makes quite clear. Landau's work had long been socially concerned, as we can see from several earlier works lent to this show, and this social consciousness became newly relevant for him as he began the windows. For in its seriousness and in its distinctive visual and narrative structure, this while apartment selection is at its best. Don't miss this opportunity. Call or send for more Please send me more information Please call me to schedule a visit Mail To: Attleboro Retirement Village 290 East Winchester Avenue Langhorne, PA 19047 Or Call: 21 5-750-7575 1 -800-643-851 5 fir window project provided an especially appropriate focus for Landau's adaptation and translation to the requirements of this exacting medium. In these windows, the Philadelphia-born Roosevelt, N.J., artist re-conceives his art, making a more profound commitment to moving emotional content. This is an engaged art, harkening back to Northern European tradition, rather than a decorative French one. Landau's windows find him also exploring experimental composition and narrative structures to express these social dramas. In evolving this series, Landau relied on distinctive ornamental forms from cultures remote in space and time from his own. An idiosyncratic feeling for color and a highly worked surface characterize these windows in all stages of Bill Morrison Grace & James Sullivan information. Ask about our special programs. Mail this coupon today or call 1-800-643-8515. t;a wmc. about Attleboro at Attleboro Attleboro Retirement Village A LiftiMtv Community their development. This artist's experience while making lithographs over the years has unquestionably extended, enriched and advanced his work, in particular underscoring for him the subtle importance of line. He outlines things here with precision. And it's only with the laying on of color that line recedes into mass, becoming the foundation of a complete visual effect. The luminous and vibrant color in the windows, with their fascinating intricacy of surface and line, has a very wide range, from bold and rich to light and lyrical. Temple Judea Museum of Keneseth Israel, Old York Road at Township Line, Elkins Park. To June 9. Monday through Wednesday 1-4 p.m. and Friday evenings before and after services. (215-887-8700). I' The Summer Classes in Computer Education, Language Arts and Mathematics Experience the Motivation of a Higher Achievement Program. Profit from the Unique Geographic and Social Diversity. Prepare for College Preparatory Schools. Enjoy Learning in a High School Atmosphere. Develop Confidence and Incentive for Eighth Grade. Appreciate the Caring Faculty of St. Josephs Prep. EXPANDED BUS SERVICE TO ST. JOSEPH'S PREP IS NOW AVAILABLE from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. Pre-Eighth Grade Program: Direct Busing Sports Program Scholarship Test: April 8, 9:30 a.m. mssmm immmm immm Miss Bucks speaks out Melissa Jeka of Warminster, crowned Miss Bucks County in January, has developed a STYLE all her own and is sharing it with business clubs, school groups and community organizations throughout the county. Introduced earlier this month, STYLE is an acronym for "Stretch to Your Limits Everyday." She uses it as the theme for her speaking engagements, incorporating both her platform on teen violence and her love for dancing. "Every day, dancers must stretch to perform to their fullest potential, just as teenagers and children must stretch out their arms to work with one another instead of stretching their arms in fists to perform violent acts," said Jeka, a senior at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster. She recently appeared on Suburban Cable's Teen Talk, participating in a discussion on teen violence. Jeka and 10 other entrants in the Miss Bucks County pageant competed in talent, evening gown and bathing suit competitions Jan. 7. Her title qualifies her for the Miss Pennsylvania pageant in June in Bethlehem, the winner of which will compete in the Miss America pageant. Young Leaders named Lorraine Carney of Levittown, Erin McCartney of Richboro and Ryan Tom-linson of Newtown Borough were selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington. During six-day conferences, they met with leaders from government, the news media and the diplomatic corps. After submitting applications and teacher recommendations, the students were selected to participate in the leadership development program, which is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. Twenty sessions are conducted each year for 7,000 students nationwide. During the sessions, students participate in a number of role-playing activities to build leadership skills. In one activity, they assume roles of U.S. representatives debating, amending and voting on proposed crime legislation. Carney, a junior at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, is active in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. A member for the last three years, she has earned the unit's community service award and color guard award and the National Veterans' Association award for loyalty and leadership. She is administrations officer for the unit and has achieved the rank of cadetensign. Recipient of the 1994 Good Citizenship Award from the Union League of Philadelphia, Carney also is a member of Students Against Drunk DrivingFight Against Drugs. In the ninth grade, she served as president Pre - Eighth Grade Enrichment Program at "The Prep" For Boys and Girls JUNE 26 -JULY 28 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. x 1 ; , . , v I I 'i 1 I ft Lorraine Carney Ryan Tomlinson llitinHitirir Melissa Jeka of the group. McCartney is captain of the soccer team and member of the Spirit Club at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy in Lower Gwynedd, where she is a senior. She also has played with the Warminster community soccer team since she was 5 years old. As a member of the school's community service club, McCartney has tutored elementary school students, helped cook and clean for a woman who is bedridden, and, while dressed as an elf, delivered presents to children in Philadelphia. Tomlinson is a member of the student council and yearbook staff at Council Rock High School in Newtown Township, where he is a junior. He also is involved in the school's community outreach program, raising money for the poor, making dinners for families in need, and working at a soup kitchen in Trenton. Valerie Reed For further information, contact: St. Josephs Prep School 1733 Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215) 978-1954 (mfflmm I ' - f- ? . 'J ! i ; 1 ? f ' hi i

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