Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Our sites are not live-in facilities. The studios are available at all times, but the buildings are shared; you must be considerate of other tenants. The spaces can accommodate a variety of creative activities, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation art, photography, puppetry, and fiber art. The studios are too small for dance. Ceilings in most studios are high (approximately 12 feet in some areas); rooms range from 150-300 square feet. Some areas have ample natural light, while others do not. The studios are not furnished. The buildings have small back yards that may be used for assembling larger works, or as a place to exhibit sculpture. The spaces have ventilation, running water, and 120- volt AC outlets. However, the facilities will not accommodate highly toxic chemicals, welding, or very high-powered electrical equipment. Note also that within the spaces, there is open access to different work areas; we count on residents to show respect for others’ property and privacy.
Letter and application: https://40thstreetair.submittable.com/submit/115059/40th-street-artist-in-residence-program-air-application-for-2018-2019-residency
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Coil Bowl Workshop for Teens and Adults
Tuesday Oct 24, 6pm-7:30pm!
Join artists Petra Floyd (40th Street AIR '16-'17) and Joy Ude at the Lucien E. Blackwell Library (125 South 52nd (52nd St. and Sansom St.) ) to learn basic coiling techniques to transform plain cotton cording into colorful coiled bowls!
This FREE workshop is a great starting point for textile and fiber beginners, but will also give advanced students new approaches and skills for surface design. This workshop is presented with the support of the 40th Street Artist in Residence Program.
Join the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (aka AIR) as we open our studios and gallery to the public for TWO DAYS! Saturday October 14, 12-6pm and Sunday October 15, 12-6pm
We are located in TWO buildings---4007 Chestnut first floor where you will find Artist Liaison Wit Lopez and guest artist Lorraine Glessner (in the gallery) AND 4013 Chestnut first and second floors where you will find the studios of residents Khiry Worrell, Muthi Reed, Santiago Galeas, Josh Graupera, and Margaret Kearney!
Learn about their artistic process, buy work, and maybe even make some art. Refreshments will be provided at both buildings.
This is part of the annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, offers a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist. This October, explore hundreds of artist studios and community partner spaces in more than twenty Philadelphia neighborhoods and see the artistic process unfold right in your own backyard.
POST, the largest open studio tours in the region, spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life. Great for all ages, this citywide festival features studio visits, hands-on demos, workshops, artist talks, receptions, exhibitions and more—all through an approachable and easy-to-navigate, self-guided tour.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Pupus (refreshments) by Anne Wu
Playlist by Mooknicey
Additional gallery hours will be Saturday May 20th 2-6pm and Sunday May 28th 2-6pm.
Liberatory images, aesthetics & experiences for your everyday queer transformative inner femme diva. Iconic digital portraits, moving image & mixed media from the recent past plus new and unseen collaborative and solo work.
Eva Wǒ (evawo.com) is a mixed race queer femme originally from New Mexico and now solidly based in Philadelphia. Her work examines, celebrates, and creates visibility for queer and marginalized individuals and underground communities. She takes a collaborative approach that honors the entire being, with limitless gender and sexual expression, free of stereotypes and subjugation, and enables those she works with as creative agents of contemporary culture making.
Facebook event located here.
If you can't make the gallery hours but would like to see the exhibition, please contact Eva directly to setup an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
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