Summer

Summer Group Show, Twenty-Two GallerySummer Group Show, Twenty-Two Gallery

Twenty-Two Gallery represented artists will show their best works in many styles and mediums.  Mediums include: photography; oils; water color; sculpture; Sumi-e  & print work. Many scales and price ranges to choose from. Support local artists!

Summer Group Show, Twenty-Two Gallery, Sonia Gonzalez Summer Group Show, Twenty-Two Gallery, Sonia Gonzalez , Woman Beauti, oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″

Whenever I go to Twenty-Two Gallery I meet interesting new people. The Summer Group Show introduced me to Sonia Gonzalez, her works in the show are outstanding and different. One is black and white, highly narrative, the other this lavish oil that is more abstract expressionist. Sonia asked me which was my favorite, I love them both.

Summer Group Show, Twenty-Two Gallery, David KatzSummer Group Show, Twenty-Two Gallery, David Katz, Beetle and the Bow Tie, oil on canvas, 50″ x 36″

Summer in the city offers art receptions and parties with the Philadelphians who don’t go down the shore. The artist reception was very lively with conversations about the value of pastoral paintings, breakthrough printmaking process and studio space news. It’s really fun to be part of the group, Twenty-Two Gallery is always so welcoming to me.

Summer Group Show, Twenty-Two GallerySummer Group Show, Twenty-Two Gallery, Robby Rankin, Flight, clay, 12″ x 5″, Carol Ashton-Hergenhan, After the Bloom, watercolor, 17″ x 12″

Summer Group Show, Twenty-Two GallerySummer Group Show, Twenty-Two Gallery236 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103 215.772.1911 HOURS: Wed. thru Sun. 12 Noon to 6 PM or by appointment. Summer Group Show through August 3rd.

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Synthesis

Synthesis, Photographs by John Singletary

Synthesis – Photographs by John Singletary included in group show at the LG Tripp GallerySynthesis #2, Pigment Print from 4 x 5 Negative, 54″ x 40″

LG Tripp Gallery, 47 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215.923.3110

RSVP 2014 Exhibition through August 16th, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday 12:00-5:00 PM, Thursday-Saturday 11:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday by appointment only. The Gallery is open to the public free of charge.

Philadelphia based photographer John Singletary will be showing work as part of the R.S.V.P. 2014 group exhibition at the LG Tripp Gallery.

Synthesis, Photographs by John Singletary

Synthesis - Photographs by John Singletary included in group show at the LG Tripp GallerySynthesis #8, Pigment Print from 4×5 Negative, 44″x40″

“Synthesis” is a series of large scale pigment prints created by combining darkroom chemistry with more exotic elements in solutions and using a 4×5 view camera to photograph the often unpredictable reactions that unfold. The resultant images are gestural, calligraphic forms whose textures and fractal-like patterns are reminiscent of the endlessly repeating structures in nature that exist on multiple scale levels from the sub-atomic to the universal; a reflection of the complex architecture of our universe.”

John Singletary is a Philadelphia based photographer who trained formally at Drexel University and the Community College of Philadelphia and has exhibited work in the Pennsylvania State Museum, The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Photo Review, University of the Arts Gallery 1401, The Seeds Gallery, The Perkins Center for the Arts and other venues.

Synthesis, Photographs by John Singletary

Synthesis - Photographs by John Singletary included in group show at the LG Tripp GallerySynthesis #17, Pigment Print from 4 x 5 Negative, 55.5″ x 40″

RSVP4, LG Tripp Gallery

RSVP4, LG Tripp Gallery

Each summer LG Tripp Gallery is pleased to mount its summer invitational, RSVP. The selected artists share technical maturity and a commitment to abstraction. Working in diverse media with individualized processes and styles, and coming from different levels of exhibition experience, art education and artistic career, their pursuits take many forms. Their works hang throughout the gallery in a focused but lively conversation.

RSVP 2014 showcases thirteen artists from Philadelphia and the surrounding regions. Twelve are exhibiting at LGTripp for the first time. On exhibit are paintings by Lynn Denton, William DiBello, Karen Freedman, Albert Fung, and Tim Ruffin; installations by Raphael Fenton-Spaid (solo 2011) and Laura Sallade; sculpture by Lori Evensen; prints by William Phelps Montgomery and Kenneth Schiano; photographs by Lori Evensen, Stuart Lehrman, John Singletary, and Andrew Tomasulo.

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COMMUNIQUÉ

COMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artists

COMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artistsWednesday, July 23rd, 7:00pm to 11:00pm, 334 South Street, Philadelphia. 21+, Cocktail Attire, $15 advance sale, $20 at the door.

Local Philly artists will come together to create a collaborative showcase encompassing all facets of creativity. In addition to the pop-up art/photography gallery and live music, there will be a dance troupe and runway shows featuring designers, hair and makeup artists.

Black Ink Art, COMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artists

Black Ink Art, COMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artists

Brandon Onori, COMMUNIQUÉ

Brandon OnoriCOMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artists

Hair Music, COMMUNIQUÉ

Hair MusicCOMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artists

Mark Wengryn, COMMUNIQUÉ

Mark WengrynCOMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artists

Tiana Doerrie, COMMUNIQUÉ

Tiana DoerrieCOMMUNIQUÉ, The Theatre of Living Arts, RAW:natural born artists

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BOYHOOD

BOYHOOD

BOYHOOD

SYNOPSIS:  Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

BOYHOOD opens in Philadelphia at the Ritz East July 25TH

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Without the Wall

Without the Wall, Art in City Hall WITHOUT THE WALL

Presented by Art In City Hall, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy In partnership with An Open Window, a nonprofit project partner of the Center for Transformative Action affiliated with Cornell University.

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia’s Art In City Hall program – part of the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) presents Without the Wall, an art installation curated by Treacy Ziegler. The exhibit runs from June 25th - August 22nd, City Hall 2nd Floor, NE corner near the offices of the Mayor.

Without the Wall is an anonymous presentation of approximately 55 incarcerated and non-incarcerated artists, many of whom are from the Philadelphia region. The installation asks the viewer to experience the art without knowing whether the art is created by prison inmates or professional artists on the outside. The artists were asked to create a work of art in the format of a 6-inch circle. Each piece is framed in a black square and suspended from the ceiling. Because the work is suspended from the ceiling, both sides of the black squares are visible. The backs of the squares are covered with artwork and letters that are sent to Ziegler from prisoners who participate in her through-the-mail curriculum that she has established with 2300 prisoners throughout the United States in her project, An Open Window.

In Treacy Ziegler’s installation of anonymous works, she poses a valuable question: “Can the viewer look at the art purely on the aesthetic experience or will the fact that some paintings by incarcerated artists be a focus on how the work is viewed?”

Her intention isn’t to use art as a form of therapy or rehab for prisoners. It’s about the art itself and whether as viewer’s we can experience art without filters or preconceived notions about the work based on the people who’ve created it.

Treacy Ziegler’s curatorial play further blurs the line between professional and self-taught art,” says Helen Haynes, the City’s new Chief Cultural Officer. “But what she’s also doing in her comparisons, whether it’s her intention or not, is to allow us to recognize through the prism of art – within the darkest ofsettings such as a prison – there can be an uplifting display of human potential.”

Without the Wall is part of An Open Window, a project partner of the Center for Transformative Action affiliated with Cornell University. The mission of the project is implemented through both exhibiting outside professional artwork in prisons and through conducting workshops with inmates.

Treacy Ziegler is an exhibiting artist and over the past 20 years has had about 30 exhibitions in major galleries in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Alexandria, VA. and Corning, NY. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Prior to attending art school, Treacy received a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. At that time, she worked as a family therapist and social worker primarily in the housing projects of Philadelphia. In An Open Window project she brings both her skills and vision as a working artist with her social work experience to develop a complex understanding of both art and the viewer’s relationship to that art.

Art In City Hall presents exhibitions that showcase contemporary artwork by emerging and professional visual artists from the Philadelphia region. Encompassing a variety of mediums, techniques, and subjects, this municipal program is committed to presenting a diversity of ideas and artistic explorations. The program strives to link visual artists with the larger community by providing the public with a greater knowledge and appreciation of their artistic achievements. The exhibitions at City Hall are supported by an independent Exhibitions Advisory Committee made up of local arts professionals.

The mission of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is to support and promote arts, culture and the creative industries; and to develop partnerships and coordinate efforts that weave arts, culture and creativity into the economic and social fabric of the City. For more information on the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, visit: www.creativephl.org,

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