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The Plastic Club Annual Workshop Art Show

The Plastic Club Annual Workshop Art Show

The Plastic Club holds eleven artist workshops every week, in which the Club supplies a well-lighted studio space and models, if required. 

These workshops are great incubators of artistic expression. Once a year, the Club has an exhibition of work done in these workshops — whether completed during the workshop or started in the workshop and completed at home.

The Annual Workshop Show, June 1st – June 27th, will open with a party on Saturday, June 1, from 7:00 – 9:00PM at The Plastic Club, 247 S. Camac St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-545-9324 info@plasticclub.org

Viewers of the exhibition will vote for their favorite works, and the top vote-getters will receive coupons for free workshops. (Workshops are inexpensive, but not free.)

Among the workshops are Clothed Portrait Model, Draped Figure, Life Model (Long pose), Clothed Model (Long pose), and Open Studio. (During the Open Studio, students work on their own projects and a still-life composition is available.) The full list of workshops is shown on the Club’s website, www.plasticclub.org/workshops.

The Annual Workshop Show can be viewed by the public during the opening party and at The Plastic Club‘s monthly Third Sunday Open Gallery, on June 16, from 1:00 to 4:00PM.

About The Plastic Club

The Plastic Club was founded in 1897 by a group of professional women artists At a time when already existing art clubs in the city were only open to men, the founders of the Plastic Club wanted a place for artists who were women to meet, exchange ideas, and exhibit their work. They wanted to bring experienced, professionals together with younger artists who were just beginning their careers.

Today, in a building purchased through member fundraising in 1909, the original mission of the now co-ed Plastic Club continues with 200+ members, ten open drawing sessions a week, and a year-round program of film, dance, music, poetry, salons discussion groups, community dinners, and other fun events.

The term “Plastic” refers to the “plastic” arts — malleable, changeable, and ever in-progress work. From the beginning the Club has been a home to artists of all media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fiber arts, and more.

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Kirby Fredendall, Painter & Alex DamevskiKirby FredendallEvening Falling, oil on canvas, 36″ X 48″, 2016

Kirby Fredendall, Painter & Alex Damevski, Photographer present:

“New Work”, an Open Studio event, November 5th   & 6th , 2016

The studios will be open from 11:00am – 5:00pm daily at 1448 Street Road, New Hope, Pa.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5th, 6 – 9:30pm

Kirby Fredendall is a formally trained artist who attended Duke University. Her new body of work depicts recent landscapes inspired by Friend’s Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. These images represent a dramatic departure for Fredendall who has been successfully showing her abstractions for many years.

For Kirby Fredendall,  “The visual drama of the lake is never the same. Multiple conditions of light created by the time of day and the weather create textures in the water, patterns in the clouds, and juxtapositions of color that vibrate with one another to form a compelling visual and highly personal experience.  Fredendall additionally “enjoys the manipulation of paint and how that process in itself contributes to the life and form of the final image.” These images represent her interest in the beautiful and ever changing landscape of upstate New York.

Raised in Carversville, PA, Kirby Fredendall has taught painting, drawing, and design for 23 years at Solebury School, and now also teaches from her home, Glendale Art Studio.

Alex Damevski is a Yugoslavian photographer who immigrated to the United States. He attended Syracuse University and later attended Temple University for his graduate work.

Memories around photography as a child in a new country inspired Alex Damevski deeply and the affinity for photography has never left him  – from pressing the shutter, to developing the film, to his current use of digital photography.

On his work Alex Damevski states: “When I look at a subject or a scene that I am going to photograph I frame it in my mind and think about things that have influenced me. A painting, a song ,a memory , or a person. The image I capture makes me revisit these thoughts and hopefully causes the same reaction in the viewer.”

More information can be found on the artists’ websites: www.kirbyfredendall.com and www.alexdamevski.com

Kirby Fredendall, Painter & Alex Damevski

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James B. Abbott, Open Studio

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James B. Abbott, Byron Wolfe, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, October 4th – 6th, 2013, 231 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

“Greetings One and All,
COME ON DOWN!
Drop in during the The Philadelphia Open Studios East of Broad Weekend, October 4 – 6th

This year we will be open on First Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday. Details below, map and directory of artists at www. philaopenstudios.org. In addition I will be hosting artist/photographer Byron Wolfe, Tyler School of Art‘s newest photo faculty member, who will have a cross section of panoramic work and his books.

I’m told by my daughters there is this thing called social media which I have no presence in, so I am kindly depending on you to spread the word. Hope to see you, on your way here check out the Made in Philly billboard on Spring Garden near Delaware, it has a Bridge piece on it.
Best regards, Jim”

“Each October, the Tours span 20 unique Philadelphia neighborhoods, feature over 300 participants, engage audiences topping 30,000, and literally put Philadelphia’s professional artists “on the map” for locals and tourists alike.

As an annual Fall festival of visual art, The Philadelphia Open Studio Tours includes self guided tours of artist studios and related creative workspaces, gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, and guided tours.

The program provides a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of visual artists at work in an approachable, festive, and easy-to-navigate tour. The Studio Tours provides a chance to engage with Philadelphia’s entire arts community from a new perspective – and based your own specific interests. No other program in or around Philadelphia consistently brings such an intimate and diverse cultural experience to the community free of charge and across such a large geographic area.” – Philadelphia Open Studio Tours 2013

For more information on how to get involved in the next Tour as a sponsor, volunteer, or participating artist, please contact:
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
215-546-7775 x13
ann@cfeva.org.

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