Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gallery closed today and tomorrow; see us soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who attended last night's opening. We will not open the gallery today or tomorrow, due to the blizzard. Please scroll to our previous blog post for info on other gallery hours and the closing reception. See ya soon! Have fun in the snow!

Monday, January 4, 2016

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS 6th Annual Invitational Exhibit opens JAN 22!

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program 
6th Annual

Friends and Neighbors Invitational

Exhibiting work from friends, neighbors, students, and colleagues of our 2015-2016 residents 

January 22 - February 28

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday JAN 22 • 6-9pm (Artist Talk at 7pm) • on-site screen printing! refreshments!

CLOSING RECEPTION IN HONOR OF LEAP YEAR'S EVE! Sunday FEB 28 • 4-8pm • free buffet dinner and live performances (TBD)

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesdays 5-8pm, Saturdays 1-6pm, and Sundays 1-6pm, starting the day after the opening (Saturday January 23)

+ by appointment - email

at AIRSPACE Gallery 

4007 Chestnut ST, 1st floor • Philadelphia
Twitter: @40thStreetAIR


(invited by AIR resident Jeane Cohen)


Mixed Media
(invited by AIR resident Jeane Cohen)


Illustrator and Multimedia Artist
(invited by AIR resident Dre Grigoropol)

(invited by AIR resident Erin Bernard)


Words, Print photography 
(invited by AIR resident Quinha Faria)


Illustrator and Multimedia Artist
(invited by AIR resident Dre Grigoropol)

Artist Statement (truncated)
My creations are not bound to any one type of medium, instead I explore different materials, textures and surfaces to express my own interpretation of the world around me.  Through my scientific background I have gained a deep appreciation for biological forms and anatomical subjects. I have always found beauty in microscopic images and in cross-sectional explorations of bodies and plants. I am drawn to the multiplicity of repetitive patterns which occur on both small and large scales in nature. I use scientific imagery as a starting off point to explore my own imaginative internal characters and landscapes.  These biomorphic forms offer a unique visual language that breathes and communicates on the deepest levels of our perception.
(invited by AIR resident Erin Bernard)


an elder and painter who has lived in Philadelphia for 20 years
(invited by AIR resident Genesis Crespo) 


a printmaker pretty new to Philadelphia 
(invited by AIR resident Genesis Crespo) 


(invited by AIR resident Quinha Faria)

Some guest artists will have work for sale. All sales benefit the artists; AIR does not take a cut. Support local art!!! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

TOMORROW: Venus Trine Neptune Group Exhibit

TOMORROW: current AIR resident Genesis Martinez-Crespo presents a group exhibit from local artists. Check out their work, including photographs with accompanying artist readings, poetry, videos and more. Hope to see y'all there!!

Friday, December 11. 6 pm, talks start at 7 pm.
4007 Chestnut Street, First Floor.

Facebook event here

Friday, November 27, 2015

CLOSING: Indigenous Artists Show "To Our Ancestors"

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Let the festivities continue and join us for a closing ceremony of our indigenous artists show tomorrow. The event will be hosted tomorrow, Saturday, November 28, at the gallery, 4007 Chestnut, starting at 7pm. Speak with the artists, eat some food, and enjoy this collection for one last time. Hope to see you there!

A picture from the opening reception  to entice you:

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PHOTOS: "To Our Ancestors" Opening Reception

2014-2015 AIR resident Brujo de la Mancha has organized a collection of art by local indigenous artists. The opening, on Saturday, November 7th, was a tremendous success. Please check out a preview of the exhibit in the pictures below.

We will have open gallery hours at 4007 Chestnut on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm until Saturday, November 28th. On the 28th, join us at the closing reception for a chance to speak with the artists and munch on some snacks. All are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Indigenous Artist Group Exhibit - To Our Ancestors: OPENS Saturday Nov 7! Exhibit runs Nov 7-28

Mixed Indigenous Artist Exhibit
To Our Ancestors

November 7 - 28

OPENING Reception on Saturday Nov 7, 6-9pm!
Closing ceremony on Saturday Nov 28 at 7pm
Gallery open on weekends, 12-6pm

at our gallery at 4007 Chestnut St., 1st floor

Featuring work by:

Genesis Martinez-Crespo
Nazbalam Cascada del Jaguar
Vernette Morningstar Carroll
Jose Rodriguez
Priscilla Anacakuyani
Bright Star
Brujo de la Mancha

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Join AIR, Lori Waselchuk, and the contributors of 40th Street Windowwishes on Friday, October 30th for TWO SPECIAL EVENTS !!

First, from 4:00 to 5:30, a Windowwishes Walkabout. Come and meet the artists/community stewards in front of their creations. They will talk about their work and share their passions. Come to hear from these truly inspiring women!

Second, from 6:00 to 9:00, the Block Party closing reception. Join us in the 4007 Gallery to speak with the artist, munch on snacks, and admire her work before the exhibit closes on November 1st. 

Facebook event here. More information on the postcard images below!