Monday, January 3, 2011

New exhibit coming up!

Please visit our gallery (4007 Chestnut Street) on Friday January 14, 5:30-9pm, to see what our five resident artists (Jim Garvey, Ana Hernandez, Chris Lawrence, Andria Morales, and Erik Ruin) have been up to over the past several weeks. They've invited a diverse sampling of West Philadelphia artists whose work stretches across the proverbial canvas and beyond!
Come for the art • enjoy the refreshments • enjoy the art some more!

Exhibiting artists include: 

Morgan Fitzpatrick Andrews
Matt Betts
Vinson Houston
Brad LaMere
Johanna Marshall
Beth Nixon
Ronald A Seals Jr.
Lanita Sims
Jessica Vaughn
Jared Wood

Amy Walsh

Some info on the artists (more to come):

 Matt Betts is a mixed media and graffiti artist living in West Philly, working on paintings, sculptures and street /mural projects in the Area.  He recently worked with Steven Powel, aka Espo, on the Love Letters mural project along the Blue Line. 

Vinson Houston was born in Philadelphia, is a former 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Artist, and works in sculpture, installations, and performance.  Vinson's work has recently focused on found objects arrangements and paper installations.

Ronald A Seals Jr. is a graphic artist from West Philadelphia who studied at Temple University's Tyler School of Art.  His artwork uses amplified color and combines photographs from everyday life to create unique landscapes.

Lanita Sims is a painter who was born and raised in West Philadelphia, and is earning her BFA at Tyler School of Art.  Her paintings both explore and question the formation of an individual’s identity based on his or her influences. Her paintings for the show are here: Daddy's Way and 22

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