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.
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: