Bedrock

Bedrock, Robert StraightRobert Straight, P-552, 23” x 18” x 3”, acrylic, papier mache’, canvas, wood, foam, plaster

TIGER STRIKES ASTEROID Philadelphia Presents BEDROCK

Recent work by Rachel KlinghofferAdam Lovitz, and Robert Straight

June 3 — July 17, 2016. Opening Reception: Friday June 3, 6:00 – 10:00pm

Among three artists a foundation is felt. Embedded in the work of artists Rachel KlinghofferAdam Lovitz, and Robert Straight is a shared a recognition that the human experience with the physical world is a dueled nature—a cosmic harmony as well as a personal confrontation. The varied abstract works by the artists in Bedrock each stand upon their own sort of logic, built out from a reverence for their artistic lineage, personal narratives, cultural conditioning, and affinity to natural phenomenon. A sense of connectivity is achieved through the relation to the delicate place and times in which we live.

Rachel Klinghoffer intermingles objects and process that are personal and ritualistic, shifting a piece’s identity between states of intimate possession to organically grown. The resolution is found in the making of an artifact, through a laborious process that combines and extends painting and sculpture. She holds an MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibition venues include Ms. Barber’s (Los Angeles), Cuevas Tilleard (New York), Projekt 722 and Trestle Projects (both Brooklyn) and a solo project for the SPRING/BREAK 2015 art fair in New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn NYC.

Adam Lovitz paints to consider both the collective and unique nature between the dust on earth and that of a planet not yet explored. Layering acrylic residues that soak in mucky water with paint chips and minerals, Lovitz reworks a surface through an embodiment of terrestrial relic licked with city ruminations. Adam Lovitz, a Philadelphia-area native, received his MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and his BFA from University of Delaware. Recent exhibition venues include The University of the Arts, Fjord Gallery (both Philadelphia), The Satellite Show Miami, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. He lives and works in

Robert Straight’s paintings pair inventiveness with methodologies found in math and science. Prime numbers, geometry, fractals, string theory, and algorithms team up with geological considerations in the form of patterns, webs, nets, knots, and clusters. Often, human touch and technologic exactness inform one another, presenting the opportunity for visual discovery. Robert Straight has been Professor of Art at The University of Delaware since 1980. He has had over 30 solo exhibitions and has been included in countless group exhibitions nationally over the course of the past 40 years. He is represented in Philadelphia by Schmidt Dean Gallery. He lives in Wilmington, DE.

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Workshop

Plastic Club Annual Workshop Show 2016

Annual Workshop Show at The Plastic Club

June 4th – June 23rd, Opening Night Party Saturday June 4th, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Philadelphia’s historic The Plastic Club holds art workshops nearly every day, year-round, ranging from still life to figure drawing to in-the-field plein air. This annual exhibition is an opportunity for workshop participants to display their best work. Admission is free.

The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street, The Avenue of the Artists, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 545-9324

The Plastic Club Annual Workshop Show 2016

DoN Brewer, charcoal pencil, chalk pencil, color pencil on toned paper

The Plastic Club 2016 Workshop Schedule

  • Tuesday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Figure drawing/painting workshop – All levels
  • Clothed model
  • 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of the month
  • 6:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Short Poses with a Life Model
  • Wednesday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Figure drawing/painting workshop – All levels
  • Life model
  • Wednesday, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Long Poses with a Clothed Model
  • Thursday, 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Open studio with still life available
  • Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Figure drawing – All levels
  • Life model
  • Friday, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Figure drawing – All levels
  • Life model
  • Saturday, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Life drawing with a Moving Model
  • ( Call the Plastic Club at 215-545-9324 or Bob Jackson at 856-795-2160 to confirm that this workshop is taking place.)
  • Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Print Making – All levels
  • ( New participants in the Print Making workshop must speak to the monitor before attending. Call 215-545-9324 to make an appointment. )
  • Saturday, 1 – 4 PM
  • Figure drawing – All levels
  • Life model

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Portraits

Mike Pavol, Da Vinci Art AlliancePortraits and Such 2​­ a solo exhibition by Mike Pavol

Da Vinci Art Alliance proudly presents our June exhibition and additional programming:

OVERVIEW

Philadelphia, PA  ­Da Vinci Art Alliancee, located at 704 Catharine Street will present Portraits and Such 2 a solo exhibition by Mike Pavol June 1st -­ June 29th. Opening reception is Wednesday June 1st 6:00 – ­9:00pm. Open gallery hours are Wednesday 6:00pm -­ 8:00pm and Saturday + Sunday 1:00pm -­ 5:00pm. In addition we will be open Friday, June 3rd from 6:00pm -­ 9:00pm.

THE EXHIBITION

The show consists of a group of representational and figurative oil paintings inspired from personal interests by South Philadelphia­ based painter Mike Pavol. The work combines mixtures of formal and intuitive devices, including the irregular grouping of panels, and incorporating unintended artifacts from the sketch into the final works.

Mike Pavol, Da Vinci Art Alliance

THE ARTIST

Mike Pavol, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, started painting as a boy. After moving to Philadelphia in 1988 he studied at PAFA and Fleisher Art Memorial. Pavol creates oil paintings in many genres, including landscape, still life, and portraiture. Working from life and other sources, Pavol creates unique images that convey the vitality and depth of the subject, and his own personal perspective. Pavol’s work has been described as “Delicately perceptive and at times experimental, these works both uphold and challenge his medium of choice, as well as his own intentions.” He currently lives with his wife and son, quite a lot of cats, and a very soulful dog.

THE PROGRAMS

The ART of Tango ­ June 9th, 7pm -­ 8pm

Join us for an evening of visual art mixed with Tango. Lesley Mitchell is a Philadelphia­ based dance teacher who has intensely studied Argentine Tango for more than a decade. A well­known visual artist, dance is also a frequent theme of her visual artwork. Through demonstrations and projections of her artwork, we will learn about the simplicity, complexity and history of Argentine Tango. Who knows, you may also learn a few steps of your own! This event is free and open to the public.

Artist Talk ­ June 15th at 6pm- ­ 7pm

­ During open gallery hours, come hear from painter Mike Pavol as he guides us through his current exhibition. Free and open to the public.

Legal issues for Artists ­ June 16th, 7pm -­ 8:30pm

­ Laura Solomon, lawyer, and Rachel Nave, Interim Director of Legal Services for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts will join us for our popular monthly Third Thursday Salon. This event is free and open to the public.

Portrait of Self: Visual and Narrative ­ June 20th, 6:30pm -­ 8:30 pm

Join DVAA and First Person Arts for a mixed­media memoir workshop led by Jamie J, storyteller, writer and Executive Director of First Person Arts and Linda Dubin Garfield, printmaker/mixed media artist. All materials are included but participants are invited to bring a significant something to include in the portrait. Members of FPA or DVAA­ $10., ­ Non Members­ $12.

ABOUT Da Vinci Art Alliance

Since its inception in 1931, the mission of Da Vinci Art Alliance as a dynamic organization confidently continues to meet the growing need for community­ based arts, and cultural and educational dialogue for artists, individuals and families. Da Vinci is one of the few non­profit artist­run organizations boasting ownership of a building since 1959.

Da Vinci Art Alliance is a public, non­profit 501(c)(3) artists’ organization located in South Philadelphia. The organization was founded in 1931 to serve the needs of professional artists and artisans in the Delaware Valley. Da Vinci currently has over 140 members and is supported through membership dues, gallery/studio rentals, sales commissions, grants, and donations. It holds exhibitions of members’ and non­members’ artwork as well as special events, workshops, performances, poetry readings, and lectures, and keeps its members informed on community events, news and opportunities. The mission of the non­profit artists ­run organization is to support its members and to further community­ based arts, cultural, and educational exchanges.

To request photos, interviews and more information please contact: Jarrod Markman | Jarrod@davinciartalliance.org

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Members

PSC Members 2016, Ken WeinerKen Weiner, acrylic

Philadelphia Sketch Club 2016 Members Exhibition

Approximately 75 Philadelphia Sketch Club members will showcase their talents in the Club’s 2016 Members Art Exhibition from May 13th – June 4th. Artworks will range from traditional media, such as oils and watercolor, to digital media and photography. All works are available for purchase.

A free public reception for the show will be held on Sunday, May 22nd, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Sketch Club.

An exhibition of the works of Priscilla Bell will take place in the Stewart Gallery from May 2 through 30, with a reception on May 22nd, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Sketch Club.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club is a volunteer driven organization, with local artists contributing time and resources toward its mission since 1860. Gallery hours are 1:00pm to 5:00pm Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free for the general public.

Founded in 1860, the Philadelphia Sketch Club is America’s oldest artists’ club. The mission of the Club is to support and nurture working visual artists, the appreciation of the visual arts, visual arts education, and the historical value of the visual arts community.

Philadelphia Sketch Club 2016 Members Art Exhibition prospectus http://sketchclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Member-Show-2016-Prospectus.pdf

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Aloft

A View Aloft, John Dowell

Rittenhouse Square, A View Aloft, John Dowell at Griesing Law

Rittenhouse Square – A View Aloft is an art exhibition at Griesing Law, LLC.  This exhibition is the 12th art show at Griesing Law since 2010. The firm is dedicated to supporting the arts in Philadelphia with a rolling schedule of artist showcases all open to the public. The show focuses on images of Rittenhouse Square from very different perspectives than we experience while simply walking or driving by the park and can be viewed high atop one of Philadelphia’s most impressive skyscrapers.

Griesing Law, LLC is all women and they represent many local artists with specialties in all mediums. All proceeds from the sale of art goes directly back to the artists.

This exhibition, Rittenhouse Square – A View Aloft by photographer John Dowell captures more than just a social epicenter of Philadelphia.  Looking through the trees, at the empty early morning benches, groups of people hanging out, and at the reflections in the windows shows a different perspective. John Dowell captures the splendors in the park in moments that make Rittenhouse Square feel like an interior space with four walls of architecture and trees.

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A View Aloft, John Dowell

John Dowell

An artist and master-printer for more than four decades. John Dowell’s fine art, prints and photographs have been featured at over 50 exhibitions including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France. Dowell is a Philadelphia native and Professor Emeritus of Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

Rittenhouse Square – A View Aloft runs now through August 31st, Monday Through Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM, 1717 Arch Street, Suite 3630. Anyone can attend for free by appointment by contacting Greising Law http://www.griesinglaw.com

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