Simple Art, Honest Stories

Photo gallery of unique stories.

Harry Kalas

    The day after long time voice of the Phillies, and NFL films, Harry Kalas died, Philadelphia baseball  fan, Antonio Jose started a petition on Facebook seeking support for a statue to be erected in Kalas' honor and memory. One of the nearly 20,000 Facebook members that have signed the petition was Philadelphia native and acclaimed sculptor, Lawrence Nowlan. 
      Inspired by the groundswell of support, Nowlan gathered a small group of friends to strategize a way to turn this dream into a reality. The non-profit group, Dear Harry, Inc. was formed as the organizational entity whose current singular mission is to promote, fund and execute a memorial to Harry Kalas. Den Sweeney was honored to be the official photographer for the project, and be able to document the creation of the special statue.

Central United Methodist Church

      Thanks to the good folks at Central United Methodist Church for the invitation to make photographs of their beautiful church in March of 2012. 
The Romanesque church with the distinctive tower was built in 1875. 
The church has fallen on hard times in recent years and was left abandoned in 2009.
In August, 2012, the west side wall collapsed. 
The church was demolished one week after these photographs were made.

Civil War Re-enactment

     Every spring a Civil War Re-enactment takes place at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem. Over 1,000 re-enactors converge on the park for this event featuring: Authentic battle re-enactments Camp life scenarios Military and civilian life demonstrations Performances by the Camptown Shakers, a band specializing in Civil War era music. It is an amazing weekend for participants and spectators!