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■ June 2014

■ Covering the Arts throughout the Philadelphia Region


Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love By BURT WASSERMAN For 21st Century Media

Woman’s ensemble: Trenchcoat and belt, Spring/ Summer 1989. Patrick Kelly, American (active Paris), c. 1954 - 1990. Printed cotton plain weave. Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

he off-beat garments conceived by the late Patrick Kelly came out of a lively circus, performing brilliantly inside his imagination. Bright color and clown-like decorative details were brought together in a succession of fantastic, yet tasteful elements, curiously equivalent to the crashing sound of ringing bells. Now, featuring a bold and impressive impact, selected examples of his inspired wearables have been joined together in a dazzling exhibition of unusual styling at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The show, a handsome retrospective of his accomplishments from over the years of his working life, is titled, Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love. It will remain on public view until Nov. 30, 2014. To appreciate how much he was regarded by his peers in the field, one has to understand that Paris, a city that is especially serious about the practice of haute-couture, embraced the American-born Kelly by allowing him to join the ranks of the prestigious Chambre Syndicate, an organization made up

Photograph of Patrick Kelly by Oliviero Toscani. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. of only the highest echelon of world-class fashion designers, living, working and regularly showing their latest offerings in France. Interestingly, he was the only American ever accorded such recognition by members of that distinguished society. Kelly was born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi by his mother, a homeeconomics teacher, and his grandmother. They helped foster his love of fashion by bringing him magazines devoted to the subject. While still in junior high school, he began to design and sew party dresses for

girls in his neighborhood. Later, in high school, he began designing and dressing department store windows and drawing sketches for newspaper advertisements. He studied art formally, first at Jackson State University in the south and afterward, at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In due course, he went to Paris and founded his own fashion house there, in the 1980s. Though he achieved considerable recognition in the French capital, sadly, death claimed him in that locale, on New Year’s Day, 1980 at the age of 35, The cause was a complication that arose as a consequence of contracting AIDS. His distinctive clothing style made use of large, flat shapes on a relatively plain background. In addition, he was very much given to employing large, bright, colorful plastic buttons as decorative accessories for his dresses. In their own unusual way, they served as an identifying trademark for his unique approach. Kelly’s output was sold in America at up-scale retailers including Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale’s. His list of clients numbered such wellknown celebrities as Bette Davis, Isabella Rosselini and Cicely Tyson. Besides the appeal of his clothing designs, he also became well-known for wearing colorful, baggy trousers and hand-spraying large painted heart shapes on some of the props that appeared on the runway in the introductory opening-show, annually Please see RUNWAY on 22




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Left: Woman’s Ensemble: Coat and Dress, Fall/Winter 1986. Patrick Kelly, American (active Paris), c. 1954 - 1990. Coat: Printed rayon twill. Dress: Wool and spandex knit, plastic buttons. Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones. Center: Woman’s Dress, Fall/Winter 1986. Patrick Kelly, American (active Paris), c. 1954 - 1990. Wool and spandex knit, plastic. Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones. Right: Woman’s Dress and Gloves, Fall/Winter 1988. Patrick Kelly, American (active Paris), c. 1954 - 1990. Dress: Wool knit, acetate faille, cotton embroidery. Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones. Gloves: Wool knit, plastic. Purchased with the Costume and Textiles Revolving Fund, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Woman’s ensemble: Dress, hat, and shoes, Fall/Winter 1989. Patrick Kelly, American (active Paris), c. 1954 - 1990. Dress: Wool and spandex knit, plastic. Hat: Wire, nylon velvet. Shoes: Leather. Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

WHAT: “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love.” WHEN: Through Nov. 30 (closed July 4 and Thanksgiving Day). WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, till 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. ADMISSION: $20, $18 for seniors 65+, $14 for students and youths 13-18, free to children 12 and under and to all the first Sunday of the month and Wednesdays after 5 p.m. INFO.: Call (215) 763-8100 or visit www.philamuseum. org.

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announcing his new line, every season. He was also frequently quoted for saying, he wanted his clothes to, “make people smile.” Finally, he managed to obtain

considerable publicity for his creative accomplishments by having such renowned photographers as Pierre et Gilies, Horst P. Horst and Oliviero Toscani widely distribute pic-

tures they had taken of his designs. The show in the museum was organized by the distinguished curator of design, Dilys Blum. It demonstrates Kelly’s highly creative,

personal vision and his marvelous talent for projecting a wonderful touch of whimsy and joy. His dresses made the fashion scene at a time when they were able

to draw considerable attention to what he had to offer. Thanks to his special appeal, he could compete successfully with the originality and style of such accepted figures as Sonia Rykiel

and Yves SaintLaurent. Ultimately, the lasting value of Kelly’s oeuvre rests on the debt it acknowledges to a true African-American origin, ethnically and esthetically.

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by Diane M. Fiske

Facelift brings The Franklin into the 21st Century By DIANE M. FISKE For 21st Century Media

The Benjamin Franklin Hotel, at Eighth and Chestnut streets, was renovated and restored last year by the architectural firm of Stephen Potts Architecture and is now The Franklin, a much more 21st Century building. Originally opened in 1925, The Franklin, is now a modern office building on 9th Street and apartment house on Chestnut. The lobby was reconfigured in two parts so people entering the office building on one side cannot cross to the residence on other. The building has a history of being trendy and innovative. Even its site, the location of the former Continental Hotel of the 18th century, was a path mark of its day when hotels were unusual. The Continental was demolished to make way for the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, designed by the famed Horace Trumbauer, the architect of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in the 1920s. This year, the firm that helped change the hotel into a modern residence/office building won a prize for being a young, emerging architecture firm and using modern techniques to recreate a historic building. Petra Stanev, one of the principals of the Potts firm, gave a talk to the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects last moth and credited technology for the fact that, architects can recreate priceless embellishments to historic buildings at reasonable costs, an impossible feat until recently. This savings may be responsible for many buildings being saved that could not have been renovated it the past before technology made these savings possible. The local chapter of the

The Franklin ceiling is shown in this photo. Photo courtesy of Stephen Potts Architecture. American Institute of Architects has been awarding a Philadelphia Emerging Architects Award, which the organization calls The PEA award, for the past three years to young architects or their firms that show promising results in the use of new technology. Stanev, a principal in a firm with her husband, Stephen Potts, discussed winning the annual prize. for young technically savvy architecture firms

at an annual meeting. She explained by recreating priceless artifacts and embellishments to historic buildings, at an affordable cost, technically knowledgably firms can affect everyone’s environment. Among other accomplishments, the Potts firm designed the renovation of the lobby of the 89 year old Benjamin Franklin Hotel, restoring decorations and embellishments to the lobby that would have

cost thousands of dollars and countless hours more if they had been accomplished in the traditional way. Stanev said in her address to the AIA that “it is a wonderful time to be an architect.� In the past, architects were artists and engineers who produced much of their work by hand, she said. Now architects are benefiting from technology. Each decade since the mid 20th cen-

tury has found an increasing number of architects turning to technical help from computers and 3-D printers to countless other electronic devices that save time and money and produce dramatic results at a lower cost over the former labor intensive work that probably led to some nostalgia. This technology can help architects reproduce valuable Please see FRANKLIN on 24




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assets from the past at a fraction of the price. She cited as an example in the renovation of the historic Franklin building, the work included the production of computer generated, rapid prototype door embellishments. This may sound technical, but what it means is that extremely complicated ceramic 19th century rosettes on the doors of the Franklin Building could be reproduced for the renovated lobby. The original rosettes had deteriorated over the years and probably could

not be refabricated again by sculptors and designers without spending a fortune. Stanev said the rosettes were copied from a rendering, and then reproduced in a three dimensional printer. This was then sent to a foundry where a mold was made in wax and then cut into a plastic form. “It would have cost a lot more to make it from metal,” she said. It is fitting that innovative techniques were used to restore the Franklin building, which

used to be a high-end hotel, according to Stanev. “In the 1920s, it was one of the first Philadelphia buildings to offer guests air conditioning.” She said, “It is a phenomenal time to be an architect in the figurative and literal sense of the word.” We are encountering phenomena that are allowing us, as professionals, to improve on many levels the product we generate and to have a wider influence in the world.” Diane M. Fiske can be contacted at dfiske_19118@yahoo.com

A detail of a rosette. Photo courtesy of Stephen Potts Architecture

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1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington, DE, 19806 p: 302-429-0506. Hours: Mon-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm Bluestreakgallery@gmail.com Become a Fan on Facebook The Blue Streak Gallery will have an Opening Reception for Mitch Lyons, True Grit Clay Monoprints on Sandpaper, on June 6 from 5-8pm the show will continue until July 12, 2014 - refreshments will be served

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM – 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, DE 19806 p: 302-571-9590. Wed-Sat 10am4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. Free admission Sundays. www.delart.org Exhibits: Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser Through June 1: This stunning retrospective features the dramatically cropped and beautifully toned photographs by Scott Heiser (1949–1993). Born and raised in Wilmington, Heiser documented a wide range of public entertainment events, including fashion shows, circuses, dance competitions, and dog shows. Retro·active: Performance Art from 1964–1987 June 14Sept.: Retro·active presents a historical view of performance art and features groundbreaking works by artists Chris Burden, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Paul McCarthy, Yoko Ono, and Carolee Schneemann. Art is After Dark June 13, 6pm– 10pm: Enjoy a summer night with Battle of the Ages in the Copeland Sculpture Garden! The Battle will be made up of two bands of 6-10 local musicians competing for the title and prizes. The Old Timers (over 35) versus The Young Ones (under 35) will perform live and visitors will get the chance to vote for their favorite band. Free-$10. Cash bar and café. Glory of Stories Fridays, 10:30am: This fun program introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a storyreading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. Ages 3 – 6. $3 per child, one adult free. Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk June 21, 1-2pm: Celebrate the beginning of summer with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir!


101 Vera King Farris Dr. Galloway, NJ p: 609-652-4214 Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 12-4pm - Free Admission www.stockton.edu/artgallery Exhibit info: Faculty and Alumni Exhibition: June 2 – July 31 Closing reception: Tuesday, July 29, 5:307:30pm


CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 123 South Elmwood Rd., Marlton, NJ Mon-Fri 10am-3pm; Wed 7-9pm p: 856-985-1009; fx: 856-985-7555 www.cfasnj.com Exhibition Information: Exhibition Information: Center for the Arts Children/Teen Exhibition June 2-June 23, 2014 - Exhibit Reception: Sunday, June 8 from 1p to 3p CFA/SNJ Annual Members' Exhibition July 7-July 28, 2014 Exhibit Reception: Thursday, July 17 from 7p to 9p

.…CAPE MAY COUNTY … PRESENTS Black Stockings by Rhoda Yanow

Pastel, 28" x 38" Mary S. Cantone, Owner/Director William Ris Gallery 9400 Second Avenue Stone Harbo r, NJ 08247 609-368-6361 wrgsh@comcast.net www.williamris.com

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CUMBERLAND CO.U CLAY COLLEGE CERAMIC ARTS STUDIO, Cumberland Co College 108 High Street, Millville, NJ 08332 phone: 856-765-0988 jsandro@cccnj.edu www.cccnj.edu/claycollege/ Exhibit: Sarah Shapiro Recent Photographs Intro to Painting, Fridays, Through June 27 • 6-9 pm -orSaturdays, Through June 28 • 10am-1pm $175 some materials included

……MERCER COUNTY….... EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ, All exhibits are Free to the public. Hrs: Mon -Fri 9am-4pm p: 609-921-9000 Exhibit info: Chauncey Conference Center, Brodsky Gallery, Valeriy Belenikin

through June 9th. Chauncey Conference Center, Brodsky Gallery, NJ DeVico June 10th through July 17th. Conant Hall, Lounge B, please call for information.


13th & Bern Streets, Reading, PA p: 610921-7541 fx; 610-921-7768 Hours: Tues 12-8pm, Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm www.albright.edu/freedman Mediated Realities May 24 – June 29, 2014, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS) Curated by Amy Stevens and Angie Duignan, this international exchange exhibition showcases installation, photography, digital and new media artworks from artists living in the U.S. and Ireland, including: Carol Anne Connolly, Wendy DeSchene and Jeff Schmuki, Angie Duignan, Matthew Garrison, Lori Hepner, Shelagh Honan, Allison Kaufman, Wil Lindsay, Róisin Loughrey and Sinead McDonald. The exhibit considers the position of cultural context as a lens through which artwork is viewed and understood. Reception – Sat., May 24, 5-7 p.m. Trees in Fantasy, Science & Architecture, Freedman Kids Summer Art Camp 2014* June 16-20 & 23-27, 2014, 10 a.m.-Noon, Freedman Gallery, $75/week or $125/both weeks - Week 1: Invention and Structure with wood, paper, paint and cardboard – participants will design and create miniature model treehouses. Students will examine how trees have been represented in visual art throughout the ages, and using drawing and collage techniques, will create their own images of trees. Week 2: Architecture and Landscape: Working with local artist Amanda Deibert, who’s back from an exciting year of teaching in Africa, students will collaborate on a group project to build their own “treehouse” from recycled materials and found objects. Music and storytelling activities will be part of each week. READING PUBLIC MUSEUM 500 Museum Rd., Reading, PA p: 610371-5850 fx: 610-375-5632 Tues - Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm www.readingpublicmuseum.org Icons of British Sculpture – 3/29/148/10/14 – Twenty works from some of the 20th century’s most well known British sculptors. Mostly small-scale works, including a group of maquettes; Masterpieces of American Longrifles: The Kindig Family Collection – 5/24/14 – 9/1/14 – A remarkable assemblage of 60 guns from one of the nation’s most important collections of American longrifles. Many on exhibit for the first time — by master gun makers from Adams, Berks, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Lehigh counties,

among others; FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: Architecture of the Interior & The Art of Seating – 5/31/14 – 7/27/14 – Explores the design of Wright’s houses through drawings, photographs, and photographic murals. Plus, over 50 American chair designs (from early 19th century to modern day) will be on display, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright, John Henry Belter, George Huntzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehrey, as well as several exclusive pieces from Fallingwater collections, the chairs used in the 1963 Cronkite/Kennedy TV interview, and the floor chair used by Senator Patrick McCarron, and was featured on the TV show, “Pawn Stars.”

……BUCKS COUNTY ….. JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA p: 215-340-9800 Hrs: Tues-Fri 10am4:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun. 12-5pm www.michenerartmuseum.org Exhibit Info: The People’s Choice: Michener’s Top 25 from the Permanent Collection, Commonwealth Gallery, extended through August 10, 2014 Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison, Beans Gallery, Through June 29, 2014. True Grit: Drawings by Barbara Schaff, Pfundt Gallery, Through August 10 Out of this World: Works by Steve Tobin June 28 – October 12, 2014 June 28 through October 26, 2014 Paton|Smith|Della Penna-Fernberger Gallery Fred Beans Gallery Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculpture Program: Wendy Paton: Nuit Blanche August 23 – December 07, 2014 Commonwealth and Pfundt Galleries

…CHESTER COUNTY... . BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUMU.S. Rte. 1 & Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA p: 610-388-2700 Hrs: Daily 9:30am4:30pm www.brndywinemuseum.org Lure of the Brandywine: A Story of Land Conservation and Artistic Inspiration - June 7 – August 10 Celebrating the dual mission of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art,Lure of the Brandywine examines the art of the region through the lens of land conservation. The exhibition features approximately forty-five works drawn principally from the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s outstanding collection of American art. The unique attributes of the landscape that attracted artists such as Jasper Cropsey, William Trost Richards and members of the Wyeth family to the area are now largely protected by the activities of the Brandywine Conservancy, which works to preserve and sustain the natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine watershed.

CHESTER CO. ART ASSOCIATION100 North Bradford Ave. West Chester PA p: 610-696-5600 fx: 610-918-1327 Hrs: Note exhibitions on our website www.chestercountyarts.org West Chester: Brights!: Artwork with Super Saturation and Luis and Maria

Morales Duo Exhibit thru June 19, 2014 Opening Reception, Thursday, May 29, 5 – 8pm / Free Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 9:30am – 4pm / Free Closed Sundays and Mondays Exton Square Studio: Sherry McVickar Exhibition through June 18, 2014 Gallery and Shop Hours Wed, Thurs, Sat 11am – 5pm Location in the Exton Square Mall 610/524-1925

PHOENIX VILLAGE ART CENTER – 207 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA p: 610-983-9430 fx: 610-983-9431: Gallery hours are 12-6pm Tues – Thurs; 12-8 Fri and Sat.; closed Sun. and Mon. Exhibit Info: Phoenix Village Art Center June show, Cloud Pop, a painting exhibit by Todd Stong. The show is an investigation of narrative and narrative structures in painting. The space moves into a formal investigation of pattern and color. Todd Stong is a recent graduate of Brown University. First Friday Gallery opening will be Friday, June 6th from 6 to 9 pm. Come during the Opening at 7:30 pm for a guided tour of the Upstairs/Downstairs Studios where the featured studio artist is Veronica Tronoski. Our Coffee Talk is Sunday, June 15th, from 12 to 2 pm. Go to MeetUp.com to register. The exhibit duration is from June 6th through June 30th.




DARLINGTON ARTS CENTER – 977 Shavertown Rd., Garnett Valley PA 19060 : 610-358-3632 fx: 610-358-2018 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Clsd Sun info@darlingtonarts.org www.darlingtonarts.org Exhibit Info: Summer Arts Camps: Music, Art, Dance, Drama. Spaces are still available! Call (610) 358-3632 or register online: www.darlingtonarts.org. Origami Creations Workshop: Monday, June 9 for ages 6-12. June Coffee House Concert: Saturday, June 14 Dan May(American Roots/Rock). BYOB. Tickets on sale now. Mommy & Me Music Workshop:Tuesday, June 17 for newborn – age 2 with adult. Fashion Illustration Workshop:Thursday, June 19 For ages 913. With the use of a live model, aspiring designers learn how to draw the figure. Prince & Princess Dance Party: Friday, June 20 (for ages 3-6) Explore creative movement and have a lot of fun with your friends while dressing up as your favorite character. Jewelry Metalsmithing Workshop: Friday, June 20 (for adults) Get creative with your friends for a unique Ladies Night Out! Learn how to create beautiful metal jewelry for yourself or as gifts. ArtsIntegrated Preschool: Now accepting registrations for 2014-2015. Preregistration is required for all activities. For more information, call (610) 385-3632 or visit www.darlingtonarts.org.



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Celebrates 1st Birthday & All art lovers are invited to the party! When: 2nd Sunday, June 8th 2:00-5:00 p.m. Where: The Art Of It 315 Old York Road Jenkintown, PA 19046

Gallery Hours: Mon. & Tues. By appointment only Wed. - Sat. 11 - 7 • Sun. 11 - 5 215-935-6948 theartofit@comcast.net

JUNE 2014 Listings MONTGOMERY COUNTY GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (MCGOPA) 2014 MCGOPA Guild Show, Through July 17, an exhibit of MCGOPA Artists' artwork. Venue: SPP Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer Bldg, 800 Schuylkill River Rd (Rte. 23 W. between Rtes. 202 & 320), Conshohocken, PA 19438. Interested in joining MCGOPA? Send email to mcgopa@comcast.net, "LIKE" MCGOPA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcgopa for exciting arr happenings. MCGOPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. For more info, visit www.MCGOPA.


PHILADELPHIA SKETCH CLUB America’s oldest club for artists

235 S. Camac St. between 12th & 13th, Locust & Spruce Sts. Wed., Fri - Sun 1 - 5pm Visit our website www.sketchclub.org call 215-545-9298 Where artists grow June 13 to 28, In the Main Gallery 2014 PSC PHILADANCO Benefit Art Show Opening reception Sunday June 15th 2 to 4PM, June 1 to 29 In the Stewart Gallery Pearl Mintzer & Tom Foral The Art of Entertainment Exhibit Opening reception Sunday June 8th 2 to 4PM Visit above website for our life, clothed model and print workshop schedules.

conflicts. Exhibition through Fri., Aug. 22, 2014. Groups wishing to tour the exhibit during business hours may contact Maggi Kirk: mkirk@philafound.org, 215-863-8105.


9201 Germantown Ave. Corner of Germantown Ave. and Bells Mill Rd. p: 215-247-0476 Hrs: Tues-Thurs 10am5pm; Fri 10am-8:45pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm Free admission to special exhibitions on Sundays. Schedule and tickets: woodmereartmuseum.org Studio Workshops: Try something new and fun in two or three classes. Learn to create abstract works, turn photographs into prints and more. All levels. Opportunities for adults, teens and children. Information and schedules online. Friday, June 6: Art Uncorked. 7-9pm. Wine + Painting = Fun with Stefanie Lieberman. Saturday, June 14: Lecture. 3pm. "Tales of Philadelphia's Art World: Past and Present" with lecturer Nathaniel Popkin. Includes gallery tour of works by Sarah McEneaney. June 14 through September 1: The Woodmere Annual. An exhibition of works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum. Juried by artist Sarah McEneaney, whose work will be on view alongside objects from Woodmere's collection relating to the show's theme. Open House: Saturday, June 28 from 12–4pm. Ongoing through June 20: Friday Night Jazz. 6-8pm. "Nina Simone: High Priestess of Soul" (June 13) and "Jammin' Jazz Piano" (June 20). Ongoing through July 13: Jessie DrewBear: Stories and Dreams. Marked by a frankness of vision and an unrestrained approach to diverse subjects including cityscapes, fairy tales and personal narratives, this exhibit establishes DrewBear as a singular voice within the artistic legacy of Philadelphia. Ongoing through August 17: Art Explorations from William Penn Charter School.Showcasing the robust range of work made by kindergarten through fourth grade students in the visual arts program at William Penn Charter School. Ongoing : Selections from the Charles Knox Smith Collection


The Community Art Gallery

1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Phila. PA p: 215-563-6417. Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm www.philafound.org Exhibit info: Art Heals Art Therapy at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital An exhibition featuring work by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital patients who have participated in art therapy at the institution’s main campus and at its Riverfront Outpatient Center. The art was completed in individual and group art therapy sessions, where patients used the creative process and art media to explore their feelings and reconcile emotional


419 Green Lane(rear), between Mitchell & Pechin Sts., Phila PA, 19128 Exhibit: “Scaping Philly” will feature Jack Dugan’s cityscape photography, along with new work by members of the Manayunk-Roxborough Artists’ Co-Op in various media and styles. The public is invited to partake of light refreshments and meet the artists at the opening reception for this exhibit on Friday, June 6th, 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. in the gallery at the ManayunkRoxborough Art Center (MRAC), located at 419 Green Lane (rear), between

Mitchell & Pechin Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. This show runs through Sunday, June 29th. For more information, see http://mrartcenter.org/ or call 215482-3363.

. OLD CITY ..…. .

Openings thatmatter Saturday, May 24 Freedman Gallery, 5 – 7pm, Reading, PA

THIRD STREET GALLERY – 58 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215-625-0933 Hrs: Wed-Sun, noon-5pm www.3rdstreetgallery.com Exhibit Info: June 4 thru June 29 , 2014 First Friday: June 6 , 5-9 pm; Artists Reception: Sunday June 6, 1-4 pm Canyons, Deserts, and Desserts - Oil paintings by Carol Albrecht Meltdown - Images from the Great Unraveling by Rex Sexton

THE MUSE GALLERY – 52 N. 2nd Street, Phila., PA 19106 p: 215627-5310 Hrs: Wed, Thurs 3-8pm, FriSun, noon-5pm. www.musegalleryphiladelphia.com Exhibit: During the month if JUNE, 2014 Muse Gallery will feature "Coming up for Air", an exhibition of new abstract paintings by Joan McNamara. JUNE 4th through June 29th First. Friday. Reception: June 6th, 5-7pm Gallery hrs: Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 pm Hours by Appointment

Thursday, May 29 Chester Co. Art Assoc., 5 – 8pm, West Chester, PA

Friday, June 6 The Blue Streak Gallery, 5 – 8pm, Wilmington, DE Phoenix Village Art Cntr, 6 – 9pm, Phoenixville, PA The Great Frame Up, 5 – 8pm, Wayne, PA Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Noon – 3pm, Philadelphia, PA Third Street Gallery, 12:30 – 3pm, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, June 8 The Art Of It, 2 – 5pm, Jenkintown, PA Center for the Arts in Southern NJ, 1 – 3pm, Marlton, NJ

Sunday, June 15 Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2 – 4pm, Philadelphia PA

Saturday, June 28 Woodmere Art Museum, Noon – 4pm, Phila. PA

…. UNIVERSITY CITY ….. INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – University of Pennsylvania 36th

118 S. Street (at Sansom) 215-8985911 Hrs: Wed-Fri, noon-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm www.icaphila.org ICA@50: Pleasing Artist and Publics Since 1963 (through August 17, 2014) [Type a quote from the document or the summary of an interesting point. You can position the text box anywhere in the document. Use the Drawing Tools tab to change the formatting of the pull quote text box.]

Tuesday, July 29 Richard Stockton College Art Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Galloway, NJ



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