Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Announcing our 2012-2013 Resident Artists!

Our 2012-2013 residents are:
Fatima Adamu
Mike Harpring
Celestine Wilson Hughes
Diedra Krieger
Thomasin Parnes

Everyone is gearing up to move in and get started! We'll post more info later, regarding their individual working methods and media. And don't forget that you can meet all of these artists during Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Sat. Oct. 6 and Sun. Oct. 7, 12-6pm both days.

Aaaaand Martin Plag, one of our 2011-2012 residents, is staying on for the year, filling the new role of artist liaison. In about 5 or 6 months, we'll open the application process to all AIR alum, so if you graduated from our program, will need a studio from August 2013 through August 2014, and don't mind pitching in here and there to help the new artists, consider applying. We'll let you know when applications are ready.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Cyclenauts at Kensignton Kinetic Sculpture Derby and EXCHANGE exhibition

Resident artist Michael Konrad and alumni artist Jim Garvey teamed up with youth from Neighborhood Bike Works in Philadelphia to design and build a rideable "flying saucer" sculpture for the 2012 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby. The kids, dubbing themselves "The Cyclenauts," participated in all stages of the project from concept, design, construction, welding, costumes, decoration, and finally riding in the parade, where we won the Judge's Choice Award!

An installation including the flying saucer sculpture, the spacesuit costumes, and the above video documentary was presented at 40th Street AIRspace for Exchange, an exhibition highlighting the completed community outreach projects from the outgoing 40th Street residents.

The Cyclenauts installation at the Exchange exhibition.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mike (pictured), Martina (pictured), and the rest of us want to see you on friday august 10, right here in our 40th street artist-in-residence program back yard and gallery, 4007 chestnut, 6-8pm, as we say goodbye to our 2011-2012 residents, hello to our 2012-2013 residents, and show off our community outreach work!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

AIR Exchange - 8/10/12 - exhibit of 2011-2012 community engagement projects + bbq reception

Join us on Friday August 10th, 6-8pm, for an exhibit and casual bbq reception for Exchange!

This is our very first exhibit of the work completed over the course of residents' community engagement projects.

Bid farewell to our 2011-2012 residents, say hello to our 2012-2013 residents, and see how hard our artists work.

At our gallery, 4007 Chestnut St., 1st floor.

See work from these 2011-2012 projects -
Marie Alarcón: Park Pleasant Nursing Home & Rehab;
Michael Konrad: Neighborhood Bike Works;
E.K. Miles: A Renaissance is What They Call It (student-led art class for all ages);
Sarah Lowry and Beth Nixon & Ms. Weinraub's Drama Classes at West Philadelphia High School;
Martina Plag: University City High School