It's about that time----the time for our annual exhibit of local artists whom our residents know and love--their friends and neighbors!
Our 2012-2013 residents Fatima Adamu, Mike Harpring, Diedra Krieger, Thomason Parnes, and Celestine Wilson Hughes, invite you to Friends and Neighbors, which has become a yearly tradition. Rather than showing our residents' work, our residents invite artists with strong ties to the neighborhood to show their work for a 3 week-long exhibit.
WHEN: Opening reception w/ refreshments and merriment on FRIDAY JANUARY 11, 6-9PM
Gallery hours Fridays January 18 and 25, 3-7pm, and by appointment (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHERE: The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) Gallery at 4007 Chestnut Street, first floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104
WHY? See dynamic and diverse work (painting, ceramics, textiles, etc) from 10 emerging to veteran artists, meet talented West Philly artists and the 2012-2013 40st AIR residents! See some awesome press from last year's show HERE
Featured artists this year:
is both the name of the artist and a mythical dragon made out of 8 unique animals. Kylin, the dragon, loves to be the barer of good news, the bringer of luck, and the fiery protector of the kind-hearted. Kylin, the artist, loves to find disparate parts and bring them together into found object art, human-animal conglomerates, wildly decorated birds and jewelry of animal whimsy. She loves to steal liberally from nature, and from the utilitarian man made world. Her love affair with biology only furthers her belief that the world is magical. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and never stopped being curious about new forms and new ways to play. Kylin has a three word motto that sums up her approach to life and art: Create, Play, Heal.