Saturday, March 16 at 1:00. Lisa Sylvester and Andrea Krupp will be chatting about the work on display in Reverberations. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by, a visit is recommended. There is a real feeling of reverberation between the works in the gallery. It’s a visually striking pairing, as many have commented, and I agree – Tina and Mike did an excellent job curating this exhibit. It closes on March 24. – Andrea Krupp
The quote above is from an essay Andrea Krupp wrote for Reverberations, a jumping off point for the Artists’ Talk on Saturday perhaps.
And a Bonus! Right next door, the Cerulean Arts Collective opens a new round of solo exhibitions on the same day, from 2:00 – 5:00pm.
Andrea Krupp’s artist’s book Transmission from Elsewhere (pictured below) was selected for the Wayne Art Center Regional Spring Open, juried this year by Stuart Shils. The opening is on Sunday, March 31, 3:00 – 5:00 pm and runs through May 4th.
Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, 19147. A Northland drawing by Andrea Krupp was selected for Works On Paper II at Da Vinci Art Alliance, juried by Rochelle Toner. The opening reception is Sunday, March 17th at 1pm, runs through April 7th.
Thank you to Andrea Krupp for the content of this post.
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Philadelphia Fine Art Fair Announces Exhibitors for Inaugural Edition
(Philadelphia, PA) – Philadelphia Fine Art Fair (PFAF) announces the exhibitors for its inaugural, 2019 edition presenting works by significant modern and contemporary artists. Taking place on April 4th – 7th, 2019 at The 23rd Street City Troop Armory (22 S. 23rd St, Philadelphia), PFAF brings 34 international galleries, featuring 300 established artists, to the City of Brotherly Love.
“Galleries were carefully selected to showcase the best examples of each genre and kind of artist. Though international in scope, we do also provide an emphasis on local artists. Fairgoers will be able to view and acquire works by a refined selection of emerging, mid-career and blue chip contemporary artists,” says Fair Director RIck Friedman. “Best of all, there are ‘must have’ treasures for every budget. Wearing my collector hat, I can’t wait to have a shot at these gems.”
Embracing the city’s history and passion for visual arts, the galleries presented at PFAF represent the longstanding cultural vibrancy of Philadelphia. The exhibitors hail from 19 cities, featuring renowned artists from around the world, including Cuba, Latin America, and Europe.
The PFAF exhibitors represent acclaimed talent from all around the world, while giving an international perspective in a local setting, PFAF is thrilled to be able to host the regional fair in a location that aligns with the city’s past. Held in the historic 23rd Street City Troop Armory, a centrally located fortress, the armory was originally built to house the men who helped keep the city safe for centuries, reflecting the fierce loyalty locals hold for their city. The building’s history will complement the work being featured by PFAF’s international roster of exhibitors and provide a unique environment for fair patrons to enjoy.
The Philadelphia Fine Art Fair (PFAF) is an international, contemporary art fair that seeks to engage the strong, local art scene Philadelphia has developed. For its inaugural year, PFAF is hosting a roster of exhibitors who are presenting significant works of modern and contemporary art. Under the leadership of Fair Director, Rick Friedman, PFAF is the newest addition to the luxury, regional fine art fairs Friedman is known for producing in cities including the Hamptons, Aspen, Houston, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Silicon Valley. PFAF is dedicated to supporting, contributing and furthering the artistic goals of the cultural community of Philadelphia.
The Opening Night Preview
Thursday, April 4, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday, April 5, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 6, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 11:00am – 5:00pm.
General admission tickets are $25pp and can be purchased online
The Center for Art and Social Engagement opens with
Susan Sterner ESTOY POR AQUÍ / I AM HERE in dialog with
The Sister Chapel Commemorating its 40th year.
GLASSBORO, NJ – The Center for Art & Social Engagement, a new program of the Rowan University Art Gallery, serves as a venue for investigating social issues through arts-based methods and presents its first program with photojournalist Susan Sterner’s exhibition, Estoy por aquí / I am here. This exhibition is presented in dialogue with The Sister Chapel, as an historic collaborative feminist installation that anchors programming for The Center for Art & Social Engagement.
The exhibit is on display from March 14 – May 11, 2019 in Westby Hall on the Glassboro campus. A lecture welcomes the exhibit on March 14 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Westby Hall Room 111, and will commemorate the 40th year of the Sister Chapel. A reception will follow at The Center for Art & Social Engagement, Westby Hall Room 110.
With Estoy por aquí / I am here, is an ongoing project that explores the challenges and contexts of women working in the informal economy of central El Salvador and the political and social upheaval that feeds a multigenerational cycle of emigration and fractured families.
The objective of Sterner’s work is to expand the narrative around working class women of El Salvador, their roles in sustaining communities, and their connections to emigration to the United States. In addition to earning income in public markets and the informal economy, these women are identified by their use of elaborate aprons. The aprons feature layers of ruffled or embroidered lace often in eye- catching colors and textural combinations that accentuate the curves of their bodies. They also signal to potential clients that the women are capable and at work.
Sterner is an educator and documentary photographer, who has worked as both a freelance and staff photojournalist with national and international publications. She has covered domestic issues such as immigration, child labor, and families in poverty as well as U.S. border issues and social change in Haiti, in addition to a fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs to photograph and write about women’s lives and access to resources in Brazil. She has worked as a White House photographer and, since 2006, has coordinated the undergraduate program in photojournalism as well as developing and launching a graduate program in New Media Photojournalism at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Programming at the Center will encourage interdisciplinary themes that explore diverse and timely social issues through multidisciplinary practices, broadly conceived to include a variety of mediums such as photojournalism, film and video, historical ephemera, faculty and student research presentations, info-graphic presentations, STEM/STEAM installations, and public programming.
The Center for Art & Social Engagement is located in Westby Hall room 110 on the university’s main campus, 237 Mullica Hill Road in Glassboro, N.J. Admission to the Center, lecture, and reception is free and open to the public. The Center’s hours are Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Directions can be found on the gallery website. For more information, call 856-256-4520 or visit www.rowan.edu/artgallery.
Support for programming at Rowan University Art Galleries is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thank you to Mary Salvante and Jillian Schley for the content of this post.
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The Tony, Peabody and Emmy Award winning, six time HBO Def Poet Black Ice (pictured) and many of Def Poetry Jam’s most recognized poets will reunite for an evening of spoken artistry on April 26. (Image courtesy of the artist)
Art of Poetry at Philadelphia Museum of Art
In April and May,Philadelphia Museum of Art is celebrating the art of poetry through artist collaborations including film, performances, talks, tours, and workshops.
Whitman, Alabama—Experience Walt Whitman‘s poem “Song of Myself,” brought to life through the voices of Alabama residents, to celebrate diversity and our connectedness to one another. This film by Jennifer Crandall is accompanied by photographs from the museum’s collection that suggest the complexity of American identity.This exhibition is offered in conjunction with Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, a region-wide initiative organized by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, with major support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Art of Poetry Opening Celebration—Heralding our two months of poetry-inspired programs, performance poets make our galleries sing with spoken word while artists blend language and art. Drink and Draw with Martha Rich—Sip while you sketch with this Philly-based artist and make zines inspired by memories, eavesdropping, and found text. Rich paints words and food with a penchant for the absurd. Her work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Bon Appétit, and Entertainment Weekly. (Materials provided; drinks available for purchase.) Poetry tours with The Philly Pigeon—Join this collective, which aims to elevate and popularize the art form of performance poetry, for a lively tour through the galleries.Gallery takeover with the museum’s Teen Ambassador Group (TAG)—This group of high school students work with curators, educators, and other museum staff to create programs especially for teens.
Slow Art Day
Slow Art Day—This annual international event encourages museum visitors to slow down with their favorite works of art and do some mindful looking.
Poetry Workshops with Michelle Taransky—Learn to slow down with the poetic techniques of describing and responding, and discover new ways of looking at art. 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Introspective Bookmaking with Candy Alexandra González—Explore the art of stillness and moving at a slower pace. Drop in for collaborative visual art and poetry exercises to produce a collectively made book.
Music in the Galleries: Lines/Patterns—Form and structure make the link between American visual artist Ellsworth Kelly and German baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented in partnership with the Curtis Institute of Music. 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00 p.m.
Spotlight Gallery Conversations—Engage in slow looking and thoughtful discussion as a different artwork takes center stage during each of five hourly gallery tours, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m
Family Festival: Poetry Party—April is International Poetry Month, so words are our art medium during this month’s Family Festival. Read a painting, write a sculpture, draw a poem. Join artist Martha Rich and fill the Great Stair Hall with your wonderful words.
Dawn Landes—Full of vivid storytelling, classic country themes, and eternal questions, the songwriting of this Nashville artist is as fresh as it is timeless.
Final Fridays: Def Poetry Reunion—Def Poetry Jam co-founder Danny Simmons invites some of Philly’s most recognized poets to gather for an evening of spoken artistry. Featuring Sonia Sanchez, Ursula Rucker, Black Ice, Vanessa German, Bonafide Rojas, and Jessica Care Moore. Hosted by Liza Jessie Peterson. A DJ set by Rich Medina with visuals by The Marksmen follows the performance. Please note that the museum will close at 5:00 p.m. before the performance, and will reopen at 6:00 p.m. for ticket holders only. Member tickets are on sale now. Public tickets go on sale March 8. Most galleries will be closed during this event, with the exception of exhibitions Whitman, Alabama, The Impressionist’s Eye, and Yoshitoshi: Spriti and Spectacle.
Talks & Tours
In the Artist’s Voice: Jennifer Crandall—Who is America? The filmmaker of Whitman, Alabama explores this question and more in a conversation with WHYY Executive Producer of Audio Content Elisabeth Perez-Luna. Support for this program was provided by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fund for Education.
“Dreamscapes in an accumulation of imaginary landscapes from fractured emotions and passion for color. The combination leads the viewer to embrace something within themselves and connect with the pieces. My hope is that those who see my art will walk away feeling something that perhaps they didn’t realize was a part of them & acknowledge it.
I create to find joy within myself and hopefully extend that to others through colors and impressions of paint. I want to stimulate the viewer emotionally as well as through physical interaction through the texture in the art. When a piece resonates with a viewer, I know my job is done.” – Tammy Kushnir
Since 2003, Twenty-Two Gallery has been showing local emerging and established artists’ work. The gallery represents 24 artists that work in many mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, various printing processes as well as mixed media. This bright space with great light, nestled in Philadelphia’s premier neighborhood Rittenhouse Square, has art openings monthly on the “Second Friday” of each month. These openings include an artist’s reception from 6PM to 9 PM.
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