The Grist - April 2023

April 15, 2023

A Stunning Display

Join us in celebrating 30 years of fine art photography at Phillips’ Mill!

April 2–21, 2023

Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1 to 5 pm
Friday and Saturday: 1 to 8 pm

The prestigious Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition will be on display at the Phillips’ Mill through April 21.

The show opened on April 1, 2023, with a private reception and award ceremony (see award winners) for artists and supporters. Photos from that special event can be viewed on our blog.

If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, we suggest you make a trip to the Mill during viewing hours.


Open Rehearsal of “The Telling Is in the Music”

Saturday, April 15, 3 pm at the Mill

Please join us at the Mill for a free open rehearsal of the Concordia Chamber Players. It’s a great opportunity to take in the beauty of the Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition, which will still be on display, while listening to the sounds of these world-class musicians.

This is the final rehearsal before the formal concert, which will be held the following day, Sunday, April 16, at 3 pm, at Trinity Church.

Not Your Run of the Mill Photo Show

“Not Your Run of the Mill” Photo Show

April 23 – 30, 2023
At the Mill

Our second photo exhibition of the year, the “Not Your Run of the Mill” Photo Show, is a members’ show featuring the works of the volunteers/photographers who work so hard every year to produce the prestigious annual juried Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition.

Salon at Phillips' Mill - Storytelling with John McDonnell

Discussion with Self-Published Authors

Tuesday, April 25, 7 pm
At the Mill - SOLD OUT!

“Self-publishing has become an integral part of the publishing industry,” says John McDonnell, host of our Salon series.In this Salon, the third in the series, we will showcase some of the amazing local authors who have embraced this new era of publishing.

ArtTalk with James Dupree

April 25, 7 pm

This month’s guest, James Dupree, is a working artist and a well-known figure in the greater Philadelphia arts community. James’ art treads the line between politics, culture and fine art.

James owns and operates two contemporary fine art galleries, in Lambertville and Philadelphia. His work is in the collections of Philadelphia Museum of Art, California African American Museum, The Schomburg Center in New York City, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Patti LaBelle.

“Now That’s Funny" Musical Comedy Cabaret

“Now That’s Funny"

May 17 – 20, 2023
At the Mill

Every spring, the Drama Committee at Phillips’ Mill produces a comedic musical. The audience, seated cabaret style, becomes a part of the collaboration.Save the date for “Now That’s Funny!” and get ready for 90 minutes of skits, songs, jokes, rats (yes, rats) and dancing. You’ll laugh so hard, you’ll want to bring tissues!

Color Reduction Printmaking Workshop

Color Reduction Printmaking Workshop

Saturday, June 24
1 to 4 pm

Join us for an afternoon of hands-on instruction with award-winning Bucks County artist Dean Thomas. This workshop offers an overview of various printmaking techniques and a demonstration of color reduction printmaking. All participants will get a chance to design and cut their own print block, and produce prints. All materials will be supplied.

Fee: $60 PMCA members; $65 non-members

Summer Fête at Phillips’ Mill

Saturday, August 19

Don’t miss the Mill’s annual Preservation Fundraiser, honoring Kathy and Ted Fernberger. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and British merriment! This is one of our biggest events of the year, with proceeds benefiting the preservation of our beloved historic mill. Members will be notified first via email when tickets go on sale.

Member News

It’s Volunteer Month!

What better time to get involved at the Mill?

Phillips’ Mill is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, which means our sponsors and patrons can be sure their donations are used to support our programming.

It also means we rely on our dedicated individuals to keep our programs going — and  growing. We invite you to join us. It’s a great way to give back to your community, meet new people, and take advantage of all the Mill has to offer.
We are currently looking for volunteers with skills in the following areas:

  • Development/fundraising
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Buildings and grounds

Contact us for more information or to sign up!

Photograph of the Month

This month we are delighted to feature “Between Two Walls”by Samuel Vovsi.

This image is one of the accepted works in this year's juried exhibition. “Between Two Walls” is part of his portfolio “Urban Dreamscapes,” which was published in LensWork #156.

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.”

― Dorothy Parker

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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus