Monday, March 20, 2017

Please help AIR alumni Brujo de la Mancha

Dear Friends,
We are writing to humbly request help for one of our alumni and friends. Brujo de la Mancha, a supremely generous and talented artist, musician, scholar, and community worker who was a 2014-2015 40th Street Artist-in-Residence and our 2015-2016 Artist Liaison, has been working with the U.S. immigration system for 15 years but has hit a wall and, sadly, needs to look for home elsewhere. He is in the process of applying for a visa that will allow him to live in Canada, but he needs at least $10,000 for fees, tests, and savings account requirements. 

Many friends are pitching in to make sure Brujo can get to Canada and start his new life in peace so we ask that you join our efforts however you can. Please read below for info on Brujo, an online fundraising campaign, and two benefit events.

You can read Brujo's entire story and DONATE right now at gofundme.com/savebrujo

Opening April 7 & April 25! Wit's Wonderland & The Cabinet of Curiosities

Join us on Friday, April 7th at 6pm at our gallery, 4007 Chestnut Street First Floor, for the opening reception of resident Whitney P. Lopez's solo exhibition. The exhibition will feature work that Lopez created in the studio during the first 7 months of their residency. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves into Lopez's fiber art by engaging with the directions as listed on each piece. Enjoy the absurdity of the exhibition and become a part of it!

In addition to Whitney's personal work, there will be a smaller show within the show. The "Cabinet of Curiosities" will feature the artwork of 40 QTPOC artists from around the U.S. and across the globe. 

Since the 40th Street AIR Gallery is not wheelchair accessible, there will be a second reception on Tuesday, April 25th at The Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street that is wheelchair accessible. Both receptions are accessible to individuals with low-vision, and the blind.

Exhibition is free and open to the general public. As always, refreshments will be served.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Friends and Neighbors Featured Artist of the Week:

James Ruff

Hello my name is James Ruff and I'm an artist and a hobbyist in most cases. I'm pretty awkward and I can do good things with my hands. Currently, I'm preparing to release a project called Mathematician in late 2017. It's a story about a teen whose accelerated skills in mathematics lands him in an outlandish adventure that will test basic principles of morality. 


See more of James Ruff in the 
Friends and Neighbors Show at
4007 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3019, United States
and
Join us Sat. Jan 28th, 4:00PM-8:00PM for a community dinner at the Air Spacce Gallery.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friends and Neighbors Gallery Opening

Come to support local artists in an annual art show

Friends and Neighbors Gallery Opening

Today, Friday, Jan. 13th 6:00PM - 9:00PM EST

4007 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3019, United States



Once a year, the resident artists of 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR), invite guests to exhibit work in our gallery. These guest artist come from a wide-array of backgrounds, from child to senior citizen, trained artist to self-taught,  and of course friends and neighbors!!! This year, we will hold three distinct events as part of this exhibition and we hope that you will join us for all of them!

Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 13th  (Today), 6:00PM- 9:00PM with informal talks from the artists and light refreshments at 7:00PM.

Free Community Dinner: Saturday, Jan 28th, 4:00PM- 8:00PM with Buffet style catering provided by FoodEveryoneDesrves

Closing Art Swap Event: Friday, Feb. 10th, 6:00PM- 8:00PM Everyone is encourage to bring one piece of art (crafted by any one) to trade along with others.

Additonal gallery hours can be made by appointment by emailing: 40th.AIR.app@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mixed Indigenous Artist (To our Ancestors)


Come to support local artist in this special art show and screening



MIXED INDIGENOUS ARTIST (TO OUR ANCESTORS)




Friday, Nov. 11th 6:00PM-9:00PM EST


4007 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3019

Plus a screening of the documentary:


Belmont Grove (Fairmount Park) Recaliming Coaquanock






This film tells the story of how Belmont Plateau served as a powerful gathering space for Philadelphia's native communities from 1974-1992 and what impact the loss of that space has had.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Casita De Las Olas Closing Reception FRI Sept. 16 at 7:30pm!

IN WHAT WAYS HAS NOSTALGIA HINDERED OUR PERSONAL GROWTH? HOW DOES ONE BUILD A HOME OUT OF CONSTANT THEMES OF WHO THEY USED TO BE? WHAT IF THERE ISN'T MUCH TO BE NOSTALGIC ABOUT? BECAUSE AT NO TIME IN THE RECENT PAST YOU, YOUR PARENTS OR YOUR PARENTS' PARENTS WEREN'T IN A STATE OF DISPLACEMENT. IF YOU COULD ONLY PINPOINT WHEN AND WHERE IT'S EVEN POSSIBLE TO BREAK THE CYCLE. 

 Casita De Las Olas 
Closing Reception Friday September 16 at 7:30pm at our gallery, 4007 Chestnut Street, first floor


En Comunidad: Works by Queer and Transgender Latinx contemporary artists opens FRI Sept. 23!

Join us at our gallery (4007 Chestnut Street, 1st floor) for the opening of En Comunidad: Works by Queer and Transgender Latinx contemporary artists on Friday September 23 at 6pm!