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Progression

Paula Cahill, Progressions

“Progression” New Works by Paula Cahill

Crane Arts Building, through May 26th

In “Progression” we see Paula Cahill return to her “Calligraphy Series” with a playful eye on twenty-first century color, movement, and metaphor. Compositions, often created with one continuous line, meander, change color, move forward, backward, and sometimes off the page. Cahill describes her paintings as a metaphor for progress, a process integral to civilization. The painting experience is immersive for this artist and she wishes her viewers their own moments of immersion and contemplation as they move through the composition.

“Line and calligraphy have served as a record of that which is seen and heard for thousands of years. Opportunities to observe and record movement, edges, or sound with line surround me. By visually following the movements and edges of form and creating a written record, I form the catalysts for my paintings.  Compositions are often created with a single, continuous line that meanders, changes color, moves backward, forward, or connects back to the beginning.  Advancing through the painting process is a contemplative, immersive process and I wish the viewer their own momentary immersion as they progress through the composition. I see the paintings as a metaphor for progression, a process integral to individual lives and civilization as a whole. Every day, I ask myself what it means to use line as a form of artistic expression in the twenty-first century.” Paula Cahill Artist Statement

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 6:00 or by contacting

paulacahill2010@gmail.com for a private appointment.

Second Thursday Reception: May 11th, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-3803

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Crane Arts Building Mission:

  • Creating a unique community that encourages and supports artistic production by both emerging and established artists.
  • Assisting the development and growth of Philadelphia’s creative resources, assets, and potential.
  • Creating a unique location for certain creativity-based businesses to thrive alongside the vibrant, Crane Arts community.
  • Providing unique space for the visual and performing arts to showcase events on a local, regional, and national scale.

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Linda Dubin-Garfield. POST 2014Natural Wonders 2, mixed media by Linda Dubin Garfield

Linda Dubin Garfield, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours at Crane Arts Building October 25th – 26th, 2014

Philadelphia artist Linda Dubin Garfield will participate in the annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours October 25 & 26, 1- 5 PM at the Crane Arts Building, Studio 101, 1400 N. American Streets in Northern Liberties. On Sunday, participants will have the opportunity to do hand printing themselves using water- based inks as they did last year. Linda Dubin Garfield will have framed and unframed original prints and mixed media work for sale at special POST prices.

A percentage of proceeds from sales will benefit breastcancer.org. Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

For more information, visit www.lindadubingarfield.com, Linda Dubin Garfield printmaker/mixed media artist/blogger, 610.649.3174

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.

Join us for the 15th Anniversary Party on Thursday October 9! This milestone Tour season also includes weekend self-guided tours East and West of Broad Street from Noon to 6pm; a series of special events; and Guided Trolley Tours.

Need more info on how to navigate the Tour? Check out the Tour Planner.

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Afghan Sentry, Melissa Maldonni Haims, InLiquid

Melissa Maldonni Haims, InLiquid Art & Design

Melissa Maldonni Haims, Afghan SentryInLiquid Art & Design

So, let’s talk about the big pink phallic symbol in the room. The Ice Box Gallery is so big it can overwhelm some artworks and the InLiquid Benefit Auction features hundreds of artworks by Philadelphia’s finest artists. How do you stand out in the crowd? Afghan Sentry by Melissa Maldonni Haims, an enormous soft sculpture crocheted with an unfathomable amount of pink yarn managed to photo-bomb everybody else like an art exhibitionist. The shape of the piece, the color and the, um, tassel isn’t just a dick joke, the symbolism comments on the male gaze in the art world and society’s obsession with sex and the struggles of women artists in particular.

Every element of the piece is loaded with coded information from the mathematical equations required to shape the afghan to the lurid hue of pink – just the word is a meme for modern society – to the domination of the space with the use of scale. Afghan Sentry mixes meta-magical thinking with craft, history and uncanny truth.

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InLiquid Art + Design Benefit V

InLiquid Benefit v.13, Friday, February 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

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Metropolitan Gallery 250 Presents “Second State, Second Edition”

 

Metropolitan Gallery 250 Presents 
“Second State, Second Edition”

The Crane Arts Second State Press to show new print work from emerging local talent

PHILADELPHIA (January 8, 2013) – Philadelphia’s print artist community has been livened by the sustainable workspace provided by Second State Press, a workshop based at Crane Arts in Kensington. Metropolitan Gallery 250 is happy to host them for the first time in Rittenhouse Square, debuting the group’s “Second State, Second Edition” show running January 19th to February 24th, 2012.

The exhibition is comprised of forty-six, 8”x10” prints created by the members of Second State Press, and includes work within a number of mediums, including intaglio (etching), relief, screen printing and lithography. A special First Friday reception that is free and open to the public, will he held inMetropolitan Gallery 250 on February 1st from 6-9pm.

“Second State, Second Edition” is an exciting and unique continuation of the annual Print Exchange, where Second State Press volunteers known as “Fob Holders” have the opportunity to create and show new bodies of work for their peers and their community. The Fob Holders hold coveted spots as members of this competitive program, having unlimited access to the Second State Press workspace in exchange for twelve hours of volunteer work per week within the space.

McTague elaborates, “The Print Exchange is a key component to Second State Press.  This year, we doubled the number of members participation and with the addition of our Fob Holders work inMetropolitan Gallery’s “Second State, Second Edition”, we are especially able to highlight the accomplishments of these breakout artists.”

Second State Press is the premier printmaking workshop in greater Philadelphia. Located on the bottom floor of the Crane Arts building in the South Kensington neighborhood, Second State Press serves as a creative workspace that fosters the development of ideas and innovation for emerging artists. Spearheaded by the Second State Press Directors, Jennifer McTague and Zach Lindenberger, the group provides their artists with printmaking tools, presses and inks through its membership program, paired with the opportunity to continuously grow their work through their annual Print Exchange exhibit.

“The idea is to give artists a professional workshop that’s also affordable,” says Jennifer McTague, Co-Director of SSP.  “There are some interesting things that happen when printmakers from all different backgrounds come to together and share ideas, creating an amazing dialogue around contemporary print making.”

The exhibit will show on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm January 19th through February 24th, and by appointment on weekdays.

For a private showing or information about Second State Press/Metropolitan Gallery 250, please contact Dani Sigel at 508-523-9796

For more info on Second State Press, visit http://secondstatepress.org.

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