Leona P. Kramer Gallery:  Marlene Adler

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Marlene Adler: Past and Present Work

April 3, 2017 to May 21, 2017


Marlene was born in Philadelphia, PA and now resides in Glenside, PA. She holds a BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in Art Education from the University of the Arts. Marlene has a wide range of teaching experiences - both private and public schools. Teaching has been her career since she graduated college until presently where she is teaching young students at the La Salle Academy located in Philadelphia and adults at the Wayne Art Center for the Arts in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Marlene feels most free to express her ideas through mixed media as described more fully below:

“My initial interest was in studying painting and I was inspired by the challenges in attempting to re-create the various textures found all around me. However, once I discovered printmaking and the art of making handmade paper, I found these two disciplines to be much more compatible in enabling me to create the various textural elements that are an integral part of my art making. I sometimes use found materials such as stones, wire or string and embed these materials into the surface of my handmade papers. I often combine handmade paper and printmaking to create mixed-media works. Many of my works express a variety of symbols to tell a story. The symbols I use can be spiritual, cultural and are often inspired by nature. I am also interested in photography and like to photograph nature and architectural structures. This form of artistic expression is one that I enjoy because of the spontaneity in capturing what I find interesting in my surroundings.”


  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Photography)
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Mary Butler Memorial Fund Purchase Prize
  • Temple Judea Museum, Elkins Park, PA
  • SCA North America, Inc. (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget), Philadelphia, PA
  • North Penn School District/Gwynedd Square Elementary, Lansdale, PA
  • Private Collections: United States and K’var Tavor, Israel

Gallery Hours:
Monday though Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
Friday 9:00 - 3:00
Sunday - Please call 215 635-7300