Performance Annex

Opening in mid January 2012, TMW’s Performance Annex will be the hub of all things musical on the Western Main Line. A multi faceted space, it will be home to weekly concert series, open mic, ensemble and group classes, master classes and lectures. For a complete guide to our winter offerings please click here to go to the “Programs” section.


The Space

One of Berwyns best kept secrets, the Performance Annex used to be the home of Tredyffrin/ Eastowns town hall. With hardwood floors throughout, 14 foot ornate tin ceilings and oversized windows the space is the perfect setting for its current use. The 2000 square foot space boasts a 1300 square foot performance room complete with a stage, pro audio sound system, backline and seating. A separate waiting area, auxiliary lesson room, bathroom and office complete the space.

The Performance Annex is honored to be home to numerous works by local artist Tremain Smith. These pieces and more (located on her web site) are for sale. If interested in purchasing please click here or see link below.

Tremain Smith has four works in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Her work is in corporate and private collections across the country. She has had dozens of solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Maine, Delaware, Florida and Hawaii. Group exhibitions include SOFA Chicago, Art Miami, the Painted Bride, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the USArtists American Fine Art Show. Smith was awarded a 3-month artist residency in 2004 at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2006 she was an instructor in encaustic painting at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina.

Smith has been reviewed extensively including coverage by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune and the LA Weekly. Her work is included in The Art of Encaustic Painting Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax published by Watson-Guptill, and in the art journal New American Paintings. Smith studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Alongside her studio work, Tremain lectures, leads community workshops and teaches art through various venues, particularly in the Philadelphia area.