Philadelphia’s Vibrant Visual Arts Community
Starting October 8, 2016 The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is pleased to present the 17th Annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. As Philadelphia’s premier fall visual arts festival, the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) presents a behind-the-scenes glimpse of visual artists at work through self-guided tours of artist studios and creative workspaces, hands-on workshops, gallery exhibitions, demonstrations, artist talks, special receptions, and more. Great for all ages, POST is the most comprehensive tour of artist studios in the region. For complete program information, including a list of more than 200 participating artists and community partners, neighborhood maps, artwork and studio images, and a detailed schedule of events, visit philaopenstudios.org.
Featured Exhibition Series
CFEVA and POST are pleased to feature several noteworthy exhibitions and events in all corners of the city, springing from ongoing collaborations with commercial galleries, local businesses, fellow arts organizations, educational institutions, and non-traditional studio spaces. Of the many corollary programs taking place throughout October, POST is proud to announce its 2016 Featured Exhibitions:
Above the Sounds of Ideologies Clashing, Nick Cassway
Above the Sounds of Ideologies Clashing
An exhibition of work by Nick Cassway, the Antonia W. Hamilton Fellow
October 8th – November 10th, 2016
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Opening Reception: October 13, 5 – 7pm
Open during POST West and POST East, noon – 6pm
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 S. 18th Street, Suite 3A, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Nick Cassway merges a fine arts practice with commercial design, iconography, and illustration to create vibrant works with bold and impactful imagery. Coinciding with POST, “Above the Sounds of Ideologies Clashing” will transform CFEVA’s gallery into an immersive room-sized installation. Inspired by the story of Johannes Kelpius, the Hermit of the Wissahickon, Cassway’s custom designed wall coverings explore systems of belief through an evolving scene of an encounter between a believer and a skeptic.
Dance Magic Dance, Jump Magic Jump by Kelly Kozma
An Exhibition Highlighting Five Philadelphia Artists
January 15th – December 15th, 2016
Open during POST West and POST East, On view 24 hours
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Grab some food and drinks at the Sonesta Hotel’s Art Bar and see CFEVA@Sonesta: Highlighting Five Philadelphia Artists. This exhibition features work by: Kelly Kozma, Brienne Rosner, Kristin Schattenfield-Rein, Amy Stevens, Michael Yoder.
ArtBox at Shirt Corner
An exhibition of work by Kristin Schattenfield-Rein
August 1st – October 14th, 2016, Open during POST West
ArtBox @ Shirt Corner, 259 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s paintings utilize various mediums (epoxy resin, glass, sand, graphite flake and silvered tar) to produce a layered, reticulative effect. Rein’s current work adheres, just barely, to the convention of wall hangings—they creep past their edges to become sculptural and suggestive of something beyond the obvious. Kristin’s work is on view in the Art Box street level window gallery located in Old City on the north side of Market Street just east of 3rd Street.
Aerospatial 14, Rob Miller
POST—Philadelphia Artists in the Community
An Art Gallery at City Hall exhibition
October 10th – November 10th 2016, Monday – Friday, 10am–4pm
Art Gallery at City Hall, City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts,
Culture and the Creative Economy, City Hall, Room 116, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Celebrating the diversity of Philadelphia neighborhoods and the artisans that thrive within, “POST—Philadelphia Artists in the Community” will showcase works by selected POST participants in City Hall during the month of October. The exhibition will be organized by neighborhood, demonstrating the uniqueness and strength of our city’s artistic community.
Pattern Process, Ben Volta
Ben Volta: Pattern Process
A Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exhibition
September 21st – November 20, 2016, Open during POST West and POST East
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am–5pm, Wednesday 10am—9pm, Saturday—Sunday, 11am –5pm
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building
118-128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Ben Volta (Certificate ‘02) creates intricate public murals and sculptures, working at the intersection of education, restorative justice, and urban planning. His practice stands on the belief that art can be a catalyst for change, within individuals as well as the institutional structures that surround them.
His exhibition in the Alumni Gallery at PAFA will draw from multiple projects created with students and recently incarcerated youth throughout the city. These projects use a collaborative drawing process to generate complex wholes that are more than the sum of their parts.
Thank you to Julia Fox of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists for the content of this post.
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