An exhibit entitled “Master of Abstraction,” by artist Alan Soffer of Wallingford will open in the Church Street Gallery in West Chester tonight, Friday, January 29, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. An artist’s gallery talk will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 3 p.m. The show runs through February 27. The gallery is located at 12 South Church Street. For more information, visit www.alansofferart.com or www.churchstreetgallerywc.com.
Democrat Marty Molloy of Wallingford, a nonprofit education executive, has announced his candidacy for state senator in the Pennsylvania 9th district (which includes Nether Providence and Rose Valley), a seat vacated by Dominic Pileggi. A special election will be held on April 26.
Eric Hewett, a 1992 graduate of Strath Haven High School, recently visited his parents, Angela and Tom Hewett of Wallingford en route from his home in Rome, Italy. He was heading to the annual conference of the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, where he and his co-founder of The Paideia Institute, Jason Pedicone, received the President’s Award for their work in “advancing public appreciation and awareness of classical antiquity.” Paideia sponsors programs on spoken Latin, mostly at historic sites in Italy, including a 4-week summer program for college students and one week classes for high school students. The institute also has events in the U.S. and conferences for students and teachers of Latin and the Classics.
Early last month, Lizzie King of Swarthmore, a junior at Strath Haven High School, was named the women’s soccer All-Delco Player of the Year by the Delaware County Daily Times.