Monday, October 13, 2014

POST Oct. 11 and 12

AIR had a successful weekend of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)! POST presents an annual opportunity for members of the Philadelphia community to explore and communicate with local artists (more information can be found at The West of Broad Street tours occurred this past Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. The East of Broad Street tours will happen on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, from noon to 6 pm on both days.

This weekend, people filtered in to chat with some of our current residents Aislinn Pentecost-Farren, Althea Baird, Brujo De la Mancha, and Tenbroeck Cripps; our artist liaison Heidi Ratanavanich; past residents Brian Bazemore and Lucy Pistilli; and our guest artist Johanna Inman. AIR had the honor of presenting a collection of photographs by Inman in our 4007 Chestnut Street Gallery. Visitors got a chance to see the artists at work, preview their pieces, and speak with them about their inspirations. Visitors could also see some work by Lorna Williams, another current resident. See the pictures below for a taste of the event. 

Johanna Inman talks about her process and work with guests.
Lucy Pistilli shares her inspiration with a visitor.
Guests chat with Tenbroeck Cripps in her 4007 studio.
A piece by Lorna Williams.
Work by Brujo De la Mancha.

Aislinn Pentecost-Farren and visitors discuss the Sckuylkill River.
AIR will continue to provide resident artists and the artist liaison with free studio space until next August. Each resident will then have a one-month show, exhibited at 4007 Chestnut Street, starting next year (2015). Stay tuned for more information!

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