The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th & Chestnut Sts. In exchange, residents share their talents within West Philadelphia by leading workshops, teaching classes, exhibiting, etc. Founded by artist Edward M. Epstein in 2003 and managed by Gina Renzi since 2008, we address the need for studio space in West Philadelphia, assist artists with career development, and make the 40th Street area a nexus for visual arts.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Operation Exposure: War is Trauma”: Art Show & Poetry Reading
Folks, our gallery (4007 Chestnut Street, first floor) will not be open on Fridays December 10, 17, 24, or 31. However, it WILL be open for a sepcial one-night-only event this coming
Sunday December 12!
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Iraq Veterans Against the War & the Justseeds Artists' Collective Present:
“Operation Exposure: War is Trauma”: Art Show & Poetry Reading by Iraq Veterans
Sunday, December 12, 2010 7 - 9 PM
For ONE NIGHT ONLY this collection will premier in Philly! "Operation Exposure", a collaboration between the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and veterans and supporters from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), is a direct response to the suicide epidemic and violation of GI’s right to heal within the GI and veteran community. During Veteran's Day, veterans, artists, and supporters met in Rogers Park in Chicago and split into teams. They divided up posters that Justseeds had designed for IVAW and then wheatpasted th city. Teams hit advertising spaces and boarded up buildings with messages of GI resistance and "Operation Recovery" – a new IVAW campaign aimed to stop the redeployment of traumatized troops and focus public attention towards Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). For one night only works from "Operation Exposure" will be featured along with readings from members of the Warrior Writers project.