A good friend told me about this exhibit at Little Berlin in North Philadelphia. It will run from February 5th until February 27th. Go and check it out. Here is some more info about the exhibit from their site:
For the month of February Little Berlin will be exhibiting artworks rejected from Arcadia University’s 2009 “Works on Paper”. The November call for entries in 2009 received a record 1,256 pieces of artwork.
Arcadia’s “Works on Paper” is a unique opportunity for artists to have a selected curator/juror review your art in flesh and blood, but what is that worth when there’s such high demand of art to be seen?
“Works on Paper Rejects” is a way Little Berlin hopes to give a voice to all of the Philadelphia art community by simply providing a gallery to exhibit the artwork.
Peter Reginato "..keeps getting better with time" writes critic Karen Wilkin of The Hudson Review in the Winter 09 issue. She reviews Peter's recent showing of his work "Steel Drawings" at Heidi Cho's Art Gallery. The review discusses the sculptures:
Ghost 2009 81 x 155 x 142 in.
Slow Burn 2008 66 x 114 x 109 in.
Frostys Boot 16 x 41 x 24 in.
I would encourage you to pick up this excellent publication and read her review in full.
Saturday: October 24, 2009 and November 14, 2009
Mitzi Lai, will conduct TWO one-day workshops on Saturday Oct. 24 and Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8435 Cherry Hill Lane, Broadview Hts. OH ( 3 mins. from I-77 at Broadview Heights, Rt.82 exit )
Cost of the one-day workshop is $35, for two workshops is 65. Please bring a sack lunch, drinks will be provided. Material list and map will be sent upon receipt of your deposit.
Any questions: call Mitzi Lai at (440) 526-0651 or click here.
Philadelphia, PA – This October, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists™ is pleased to bring you the 10th Annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. Join over 300 professional visual artists, local businesses, arts organizations and galleries to celebrate 10 years of studio art! Artists and event partners in every neighborhood from Chestnut Hill to South Philly will open their doors free to public in the largest event of its kind in Philadelphia.
The Open Studio Tours not only exposes the work of emerging and established studio artists to the public, but this year our new Community Partners initiative has helped forge important connections between the artist community, local businesses, galleries, culture-seekers of all varieties, and longtime arts organizations. These community partners, listed in full on the event website: philaopenstudios.org, will be the primary distribution points for all POST literature and information.
The 10th Anniversary festivities are just around the corner! For details on the comprehensive schedule of POST-related activities, including artist workshops, receptions, exhibitions, neighborhood parties, and more, visit philaopenstudios.com. Following is a schedule of this year’s official events:
Artist Studios EAST of Broad
The weekend of October 3-4, 2009, noon-6pm
All tours are self-guided and free
Visit artists working in South Philly, Bella Vista, Queen Village, South Street, Center City, Old City, Northern Liberties, Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond
Artist Studios West of Broad
The weekend of October 10-11, 2009, noon-6pm
All tours are self-guided and free
Visit artists working in Germantown, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough, West Philly, North Philly, Fairmount, Center City, and Graduate Hospital
POST Guided Tour
Sunday October 4, 1 – 4 pm
Meet at 1521 Locust Street
Want to visit artist studios, but not sure where to start? Join the Friends of CFEVA Guided Tour, and enjoy select artist studios with transportation and refreshments provided. Tickets are $75 each; reservations required. To reserve a space or for more information, contact the Center for Emerging Visual Artists at 215-546-7775 x16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selections From The Studio
Opening Reception, Thursday October 8, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition runs from Monday September 28 to Friday October 16, 2009
Group exhibition featuring POST artists selected by Julien Robson, PAFA Curator of Contemporary Art. The Gallery at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists is located at 1521 Locust Street, Lower Level, and the Gallery Hours are 11-5, M-F.
Begin planning your POST experience today! Printed guides containing artist directories, city maps, participating sponsors, and event details will be available citywide, at all Community Partner locations, and at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Use our enhanced website to select and map out y our own studio tour. Artist images, neighborhood maps, full schedule of events and more at philaopenstudios.org
Check out a great article written in 2007 (but still applicable) about the Philadelphia Art Scene at Papermag.com (click here). Written by Alexis Swerdloff, with photos by Alexander Cumming, the article describes two New Yorkers looking for something different. And they found it! Their trip to the Sixth Borough (as Ms. Swerdloff writes) "was to scope out the Philly art scene. Just far
enough away from New York (a little under two hours) to escape its
looming shadow, and close enough to absorb some of its overflow, the
Philadelphia art scene is booming."
The Gee's Bend Quilt Exhibit will be at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from September 16, 2008 until December 14, 2008. Expand your artistic vision and go see this exhibit dedicated to the architecture of the quilt from the quilters of Gee's Bend.
If you don't know anything about this talented group of southern ladies listen to these interviews:
2003 NPR Article and Interview
2004 NPR Article and Interview
Purchase these DVD and Books:
Quilt Maker's of Gee's Bend DVD
Quilts of Gee's Bend DVD
Gee's Bend: Architecture of the Quilt