Tagged with Olde City Philadelphia

Karen Freedman’s Decorative “Musings”

Karen Freedman’s Decorative “Musings”

Walking through downtown Old City, Philadelphia last Friday night – I became quite mesmerized by a small-scale group of Karen Freedman’s paintings I discovered at Muse Gallery’s 2012 Invitational.  Freedman works entirely in encaustic, the process of working that incorporates warmed beeswax and powdered pigments into compositions, which are sculpted into definitive geometric forms; in … Continue reading

Inside “The Clay Studio”:  New MFA Graduates Shine

Inside “The Clay Studio”: New MFA Graduates Shine

So much of the art scene in downtown Philadelphia comes nearly to a halt during the late summer months, as residents scatter throughout the tri-state area to the New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland beaches. However, the contemplation of and dedication to craft is alive and well in Olde City Philadelphia’s The Clay Studio. Last Friday, … Continue reading

Ani Kasten: Refined “Offerings”

Ani Kasten: Refined “Offerings”

Ani Kasten’s delicate ceramic vessels were a sheer delight to see at Philadelphia’s The Clay Studio last week, as her solo exhibition, Offering, opened on Friday evening to a bustling area of “First Friday” art gallery visitors.  As I walked around the airy and open front rooms of the exhibit space, I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

“Strings + Things” – Fiber Art Thrives in Olde City

“Strings + Things” – Fiber Art Thrives in Olde City

FiberPhiladelphia 2012 continues to thrive city-wide in local galleries, major institutions and art collectives, as the international fiber biennial continues its festival throughout the area. Strings + Things, currently at the 3rd Street Gallery in downtown Olde City, features significant pieces by fiber artists Melissa Maddonni Haims and Carol Wisker. Maddonni Haims’ Purge series showcases … Continue reading

Fiber Philadelphia 2012 – Not Your Everyday “Thread” – Part I

Fiber Philadelphia 2012 – Not Your Everyday “Thread” – Part I

FiberPhiladelphia 2012 brings the eighth such international biennial celebrating the textile and fiber arts to Philadelphia.  However, those attending the First Friday gallery openings in Olde City this past Friday night did not see the everyday mind’s eye image of cotton or wool-loomed rugs or fashionable clothing that one might expect. Starting at the Snyderman-Works … Continue reading

Katherine Fraser: Mysterious “Stills” of Life

Katherine Fraser: Mysterious “Stills” of Life

Last Friday evening, I braved the colder weather of Olde City, Philadelphia to investigate new work by artists showing as part of the “First Friday” evening art gallery openings.  Katherine Fraser’s paintings at Artists’ House Gallery were by far the most engaging items I found amongst the various media on the numerous gallery walls and … Continue reading