Thursday, October 31, 2013

Young Artists Exhibit opening Saturday November 16!!!

Please join us for our first ever
Young Artists Exhibit
November 16 – December 7
here at 40th Street Artist in Residence (AIR) Program Gallery, 4007 Chestnut Street, First Floor

Opening Reception: Saturday November 16, 2PM - 6PM 
Gallery Hours: Saturdays November 23, November 30, and December 7, 1-4pm + by appointment 

There are very few spaces in Philadelphia to see art work by youth (an age range we have loosely defined as 18 and under).  This show is an opportunity for youth to present their art in the gallery.  This artwork will range from drawings and paintings to video and dioramas. Our connection to young artists through art is part of a practice that we find meaningful and important to share with our community of friends, family and neighbors. 

Opening on Saturday, November 16 youth affiliated with 40th St. AIR Artists will be showcasing their artwork. Along with the work being presented, please join us on-site art-making, snacks, dancing, and more!

AND visit The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street) at 7pm on Thursday November 21 to see the films of Johnny Dickie (16 years old)!!! We'll preview some of his work at this opening here at AIR! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

POST 2013 was great! Thanks for visiting!

Thanks so much to the dozens of people who visited our studios and gallery for Philadelphia Open Studios 2013! Here are some photos from the weekend!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Meet our new artists during POST! Oct 19 and 20, 12-6pm

Meet our artists during Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)! Our artists will keep their studios open for YOU Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20, 12-6pm. See their work and hear their stories! Refreshments served at both locations. 

Don't forget to visit BOTH buildings, 4007 Chestnut 1st floor and 4013 Chestnut!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Video from 2013 Kinetic Sculpture Class available (Partnership Between AIR and Neighborhood Bike Works).

2012-2013 Resident Mike Harpring co-taught a Kinetic Sculpture Class for area youth at Neighborhood Bike Works as part of his community outreach project. The three month course introduced participants to kinetic sculpture through a variety of workshops and art projects, and culminated in the creation of a giant ride-able spider, aptly named Big Mama, which was raced in the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby. Check out the videos below that co-teacher and previous AIR resident Jim Garvey made:

The big ride:

The mini-magnet-motor workshop:

The most important workshop of them all: