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Joanne Isaac, Old City Coffee

OLD CITY COFFEE PRESENTS JOANNE ISAAC: PRINTS IN THE CAFE

Art Show will run from November 2 – February 1, with opening reception on First Friday

PHILADELPHIA – On Nov. 2 during First Friday, Old City Coffee will serve as the setting for the first posthumous showing of work by storied artist, Joanne Isaac. A reception will be held for guests to experience the charming, graphic world of an internationally-applauded printmaker.

With a specialty in etching, Isaac made a name for herself and attracted a loyal following with her series focusing on Pennsylvania Dutch barns and depictions of scenes from nature. Other notable career milestones include her books, Tom Thumb’s Alphabet (Putnam, 1970) and Amanda (Lerner Publications, 1968), the recipient of the 1968 award for years’ best illustration from the Society of Illustrators, New York. Isaac’s works can be found in the private collections of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Her work has also been presented internationally in Germany, Italy, Poland, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and Spain.

Joanne Isaac, Old City Coffee

As the creator of Old City Coffee’s original logo, Joanne’s influence is evident as soon as you walk into the café. The 4 oz. espresso cups, also designed by Joanne, encompass her thoughtful style with each deliberate detail adding to the overall feel of the brand. The simple, yet sophisticated, cups encircled by six, multi-hued, brown bands designed to evoke the taste, smell, and texture of the quintessential espresso experience. This thoughtful attention to detail communicates to customers the love and appreciation the business has for coffee as a whole. Isaac’s impact is also felt in the way Old City Coffee operates with a commitment to tradition and high quality goods, traits that have become synonymous with the specialty coffee brand. Her designs not only carry on a piece of family history, but also embody a holistic mindset inherited by her family.

Joanne Isaac, Old City Coffee

A woman ahead of her time, Joanne rejected the notion that she should work only as a homemaker and, instead, prospered as an artist with the full support of her family. As the mother of four, Joanne successfully juggled her career and family, and her influence can be seen in her two daughters who organized the exhibition. Joanne’s daughter Ruth is the founder and co-owner of Old City Coffee. Elder daughter Rachel, inspired by Joanne’s passion for art, followed in her mother’s footsteps as a professional artist and a framer.  Joanne’s legacy carries on through the two most important pieces of her life: her family and her artwork.

“Her commitment to and passion for her craft shone through in every piece and we want to continue sharing her work with the world,” says daughter, Rachel Isaac.

The showcase will be open to the public, with a kickoff opening reception on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Pieces will be on display in Old City Coffee’s café area every day during operating hours. The display will end with a closing celebration on Feb. 1 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. to commemorate the life and artwork of Joanne Isaac. For more information go to: www.oldcitycoffee.com

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Continent

AGATHE BOUTON, Burmese Days IAgathe Bouton, Burmese Days I, Woodcut print onto handmade Shan paper and sewing, 21″ x 36″, 2009

  French artist in Philadelphia presents career retrospective with artwork made in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.

From One Continent to Another:  20 years of Printmaking, A solo exhibition & career retrospective by French artist Agathe Bouton

Curated by Amie Potsic

June 1 – July 1, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK: First Friday, June 1, 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Artist Talk begins at 7:00 PM

CLOSING RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK: Sunday, July 1, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Artist Talk begins at 4:00 PM

LOCATION: 3rd Street Gallery, 45 N. 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia, 19106

Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 PM and by appointment

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Admission is free.

Agathe Bouton, Indigo XXXI Diptych, Woodcut and monotype onto handmade Shan paper, fabric and metal plate mounted on wood panel, 14″ x 30″, 1 panel, 2012

Philadelphia, PA – 3rd Street Gallery, located at 42 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, presents From One Continent to Another, a solo exhibition and career retrospective by French artist Agathe Bouton. The exhibition presents twenty years of printmaking works created in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.  Curated by Amie Potsic, CEO and Principal Curator of Amie Potsic Art Advisory, LLC, the show begins on June 1 and runs through July 1.  The opening reception will be on First Friday, June 1 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 7:00 PM.  The closing reception will be on Sunday, July 1 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 4:00 PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and by appointment.

AGATHE BOUTON, Warehouse IAgathe Bouton, Warehouse I, Monotype and collage, 20″ x 28″, 2017

From One Continent to Another, a solo exhibition and career retrospective by French artist Agathe Bouton, celebrates the artist’s boundary-pushing printmaking and paper works created across the globe over the last 20 years.  Bouton will exhibit her unique engravings and etchings as well as installations, paper clothing, collages, and artist books.  Having lived and created her work internationally in the United Kingdom, France, Myanmar, the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Turkey, and the United States, Bouton’s work poetically reveals a consistent artistic vision enhanced, stretched, and strengthened by international experiences and perspectives.  Continually inspired by the landscape, both urban and natural, as well as the culture in each region, she creates an imprint of time, traces of erosion, and recollections of a disappearing world by inscribing atmosphere, color, and texture in her prints.

“My work is inspired and fed by all the experiences and cultures I have discovered during my travels.  Each time I had to reinterpret myself with my art and find new techniques and inspiration, which was challenging but so worthwhile,” says Bouton.  Discussing how her work has changed since moving to Philadelphia, she explains, “I have been inspired by the urbanism I see around me.  My latest series of work was inspired by architecture, including abandoned warehouses.  This series focuses on the details of these grand facades, with their patchwork of broken windows. I’m drawn to the intrinsic beauty of these buildings, archiving the color palette into an evocation of the original inspiration.” – Agathe Bouton

Agathe Bouton is a French artist living and working in the Philadelphia area whose boundary-pushing printmaking and paper works exhibit influence from living and working in exotic, international locations. Bouton earned her BFA in Painting and Printmaking and her MFA in Arts and Textile Design from the prestigious ESSAA Duperré in Paris, France.  Since leaving Paris 13 years ago, Bouton has lived and exhibited her work internationally in Paris (France), London (UK), Philadelphia (USA), Rangoon (Burma/Myanmar), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Dakar (Senegal) and Istanbul (Turkey).  She has presented solo exhibitions at the Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain in Dakar, Senegal; Rathaus House in Waldbrol, Germany; Centre d’Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot in Clamart, France; Bundaberg Art Centre in Bundaberg, Australia; Galerie Od’A in Istanbul, Turkey; River Gallery in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar; and the Bettie Morton Gallery in London, UK.

Bouton has received numerous awards in France and the United States for her accomplished printmaking including the Pierre Laurent First Prize in 2007 in Albi, France; being named a finalist in the Prix GRAV’X in 1999, 2003, 2004, and 2005 in Paris; and being selected as a semifinalist in the 91st and 92nd Annual International Competitions of The Print Center in Philadelphia.  Her work is in the collections of French institutions including: the Bibliothèque Nationale, Cabinet des Estampes; L’Inventaire, Artothèque du Nord Pas de Calais; and the Musée Français de la carte à jouer.  Since moving to Philadelphia, she has exhibited at Inliquid, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Main Line Art Center, and NoBa Art Space, with a forthcoming exhibition at the Brandywine Workshop.

Agathe Bouton

Amie Potsic, MFA is the CEO & Principal Curator of Amie Potsic Art Advisory LLC, Chair of the Art In City Hall Artistic Advisory Board to the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia, as well as an established photographer and installation artist.  Potsic has extensive experience curating exhibitions and installations for museums, galleries, art organizations, and public spaces.  She received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA’s in Photojournalism and English Literature from Indiana University.  She also studied at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC.

Potsic has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, Ohlone College, and the San Francisco Art Institute and been a guest lecturer at the International Center of Photography, the University of the Arts, Tyler School of Art, and the Delaware Contemporary. Professional appointments have included Director of Gallery 339, Curator and Director of the Career Development Program at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), and most recently Executive Director and Chief Curator of Main Line Art Center.  Curatorial projects have included exhibitions for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia, Philagrafika, Moore College of Art & Design, Main Line Art Center, Maryland Art Place, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

3rd Street Gallery, located in Old City Philadelphia, actively seeks to foster new and unique relationships between its artists and the public. It achieves this through the city-wide First Friday event, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, and by annually hosting open-invitations to its varied community-based exhibitions.  The foremost commitment of 3rd Street Gallery is to extend an awareness of and appreciation for fine art by engaging the public with insightful and challenging creative works in various mediums, genres and styles.  Agathe Bouton is a Full Member of 3rd Street Gallery.

One Continent to Another will be on view June 1 through July 1.  The opening reception will be on First Friday, June 1 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM with an Artist Talk beginning at 7:00 PM.  The closing reception will be on Sunday, July 1 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 4:00 PM. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from12:00 PM – 5:00 PM and by appointment.  Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Amie Potsic at amie@amiepotsicartadvisory.com or 610-731-6312.

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Moment

John D. Taylor, SAVERY GalleryUntitled #69, woodcut, 2013. John D. Taylor, Just a Moment at SAVERY Gallery

Just a Moment, solo exhibition of new prints by John D. Taylor

at SAVERY Gallery

SAVERY Gallery proudly announces the opening of Just a Moment, a solo exhibition of new prints by John D. Taylor.

Opening Friday December 4th, 2015, the exhibition will run through January 3rd, 2016 with a reception for the artist on Friday, December 4th from 6-9 PM.

Just a Moment is a cool and lyrical display in black and white notes on paper that echo the methods wherein they are born, the hand that crafts them, and the Artist’s search for discovery in the process. In her essay on the exhibition, Associate Curator at the University of Pennsylvania Heather Gibson Moqtaderi is witness to the following:

“An undercurrent of mystery courses through ‘Just a Moment’, from Taylor’s cryptic markings to ethereal spaces that feel like windows, portals, or pathways. Untitled #69 invokes the spirit of Robert Motherwell’s Open paintings, albeit in a very different manner, with a three-sided window shape that seemingly continues beyond the page. Taylor’s “window” is all the more enigmatic when paired with the ghostly, darkly inked shape floating nearby. Through these unfamiliar spaces, Taylor leads us to uncharted territory and asks that we make our own meaning.”

Comprised of about 40 Print works framed by the Artist’s own hand in the same rich woods in which he works: ebonized poplar, mahogany and maple, this exhibition is a study in time / tempo / texture and moments. The works themselves are a conversation in contrasts between Taylor’s loose, gestural style, his expressive influences, and his meticulous printing methods. In these woodcuts, texture from the chisel and the wood grain add character to his minimalist compositions, giving lightness and depth to the shapes he creates. His work is at some times clean, almost geometric, and at other times seemingly impulsive and improvisational in its mark making.

Freed from the focus of running an edition, each of Taylor’s prints are unique: meant to capture a moment and hold it for a second until passing into the next. Having succeeded that way, the Artist must move on to the “next now”.

John D. Taylor, SAVERY GalleryUntitled #24, woodcut, 2014, John D. Taylor, Just a Moment at SAVERY Gallery

John D. Taylor is an Artist, Cabinetmaker, Father, and longtime resident of West Philadelphia and Powelton Village. After studying painting at Cleveland Institute of Art in the mid 1960’s, he relocated to Philadelphia to study with Piero Dorazio and Angello Savelli at the University of Pennsylvania. He has long been integrated with the University and the Philadelphia art scene: first as a gallery preparatory at the Institute for Contemporary Art, and currently at the Arthur Ross Gallery where he has headed the installation crew for the past 30 years. He is a prolific artist, creating work in his shop and studio everyday and exhibiting most recently in his 2010 solo exhibition “Current Prints” at Art on the Avenue.

John D. Taylor, SAVERY GalleryUntitled #18, woodcut, 2015, John D. Taylor, Just a Moment at SAVERY Gallery

John D. Taylor, SAVERY GalleryUntitled #55, woodcut, 2015, John D. Taylor, Just a Moment at SAVERY Gallery

Just a Moment is Mr. Taylor’s first solo exhibition at SAVERY Gallery. For further questions, press inquiries, or images please contact: SAVERY GALLERY, 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA,

Tory Savery or Caitlin Palmer 267-687-7769 or 610-547-8434 gallery@saverydesign.com www.saverygallery.com

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Paths

Deirdre Murphy, URBNDeirdre Murphy – Migratory Paths at URBN at the Navy Yard

Deirdre Murphy – Migratory Paths at URBN

Written and photographed by Laura Storck

The concept of the symbiotic relationship between art and science is nothing new – many would affirm that it has been in existence since the dawn of time. Many artists and scientists (perhaps one in the same?) have studied the relationships and potential intersections of these phenomena (DaVinci, Seurat, and Hershel, to name a few).

Deirdre Murphy, URBNDeirdre Murphy – Migratory Paths at URBN at the Navy Yard

The brain ambidexterity that informs the esoteric outlook of those fortunate enough to possess those qualities still pervades. Deirdre Murphy is a contemporary artist whose work is influenced by the connections between art and science, as can be seen by one of her current exhibitions, “Migratory Paths”, is currently on view  at URBN at the Navy Yard.  This series explores the migratory flight patterns of birds and how they may be affected by climate change.  Her abstract works are extremely eye-catching, attractive, and thought-provoking her with use of bright colors, geometric shapes, and repetition.

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory Paths

Deirdre MurphyThe Boundless (2012)_silkscreen and mixed media on paper, at URBN at the Navy Yard

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Laura StorckDeirdre Murphy,  Synchronized Formation (2012), silkscreen and mixed media on paper, at URBN at the Navy Yard

According to a recent interview with PennDesign about a summer residency a Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Ms. Murphy explained that:

“The collective intelligence of flocking birds and the unpredictable patters have been a source of inspiration to me.  I wanted to work directly with the Hawk Mountain Scientists and ask the how global warming has changed the raptors migratory flight patterns and then to see how I might translate that information into paintings.”

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory Paths
Deirdre MurphySentinel II (2008), oil on canvas, at URBN at the Navy Yard

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory PathsDeirdre Murphy, Flamingo, 2008, oil on canvas, at URBN at the Navy Yard

In case you weren’t aware,  I should mention that I’m an artist and scientist myself. I have a great fondness for the use of bold pigments, as well as a natural affinity towards the cleanliness and mechanics of simple lines and angular structures.  This sensibility applies not only in my personal design preferences and photographic compositions, but in life itself.

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory Paths
Nocturnal Migration (2010), silkscreen on paper, Deirdre Murphyat URBN at the Navy Yard

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory PathsDeirdre MurphyLibra (2015), gouache on paper

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory PathsPigeon Flight (2009), oil on canvas, Deirdre Murphy at URBN at the Navy Yard

I engaged with this beautifully celestial and otherworldly exhibit on it’s opening day, and after some pondering, I concluded that “Migratory Paths” not only applies to migratory patterns of birds, but to all lifeforms. To my chagrin, I had received a polite yet disappointing email that day that I did not land a coveted job that I desperately wanted, also located at the Navy Yard, and was feeling quite crestfallen.  On that bright and warm afternoon, Ms. Murphy’s art spoke to my resilient self in URBN’s sleek headquarters, and expressed to me that nature endures, perseveres, and maneuvers along it’s own migratory path,  and we must follow our instincts to find our way.

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory PathsDeirdre Murphy at URBN at the Navy Yard

I highly recommend everyone to take a flight of fancy to URBN to see this exhibit in this amazing and ethereal space. Enjoy a light lunch at Shop 543 or a warm cup of java at Jharoka while taking a gander at the Ms. Murphy’s artwork with the zen feeling of the nearby koi pond just a few steps away. “Migratory Paths” are works on paper that span from 2010-2015 and will be on display at URBN until December 7, 2015.

Deirdre Murphy, URBN, Migratory PathsDeirdre MurphyDome of the Sky (2010), silkscreen on paper, at URBN at the Navy Yard

Written and photographed by Laura Storck

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Distort

Distort, Nights TogetherDistort, Nights Together, $125.00, 29″ x 36″, Premium Giclee print on 300 GSM fine art paper. Hand-embellished with ultra gloss spray varnish. Edition of 20.

“Freshly Baked Gallery’s easier, faster, more affordable sister, we were also very recently answering to the name Freshly Printed

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Come inside and be inspired by rare and collectable New Contemporary art from around the corner and across the globe.

It’s our mission to make collecting and living with art that looks incredible and is certain to appreciate in value as easy as possible.

All Freshly Baked Prints editions are strictly limited one-time runs, and every print we sell is handmade; even our premium giclée (digital) prints must be hand-embellished by the artist to pass muster.

We’re truly honoured to be working with the insanely talented artists we represent, and no doubt you’ll love viewing and collecting their phenomenal work.

Every Freshly Printed fine art print is unique and handmade, and our editions come in 3 flavours – hand-embellished giclée; hand-pulled silkscreen (often hand-embellished); or hybrid (giclée and silkscreen – with or without hand-embellishment) – the most appropriate flavour is carefully selected based upon the artists wishes and the suitability of the original artwork for different reproduction methods.

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Distort, Nights TogetherDistort, Nights Together, detail, 29″ x 36″, Premium Giclee print on 300 GSM fine art paper. Hand-embellished with ultra gloss spray varnish. Edition of 20.Distort, Nights TogetherDistortNights Together, detail, 29″ x 36″, Premium Giclee print on 300 GSM fine art paper. Hand-embellished with ultra gloss spray varnish. Edition of 20.

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