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Tons of events are coming up this beautiful April week. We hope you’ll come along with us for them! Especially important is Arts Advocacy Day on Tuesday. Come with us to City Hall and tell the City Council why #RestoreArtsFundingPHL matters. In addition to that, we’re very excited for a preview of the Philadelphia Antique Show, and Patrick Kelly: Runway of love at the PMA.
Arts Advocacy Day #RestoreArtsFundingPHL • City Hall
April 22 • FREE
1 Penn Square
On Arts Advocacy Day, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Executive Director is testifying in front of a City Council budget hearing to restore the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Join him and pack the council chambers, showing your support for Philadelphia’s arts community.
Community Arts Project Celebration • Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studios plays host for the Fourth Friday’s on Fourth Street reception for their annual Community Arts Project Celebration. Artists have donated works, or made art on site, to celebrate and exhibit the creative community, as well as expand the awareness of Paradigm’s own Community Arts Project. All of the art will be for sale to benefit the cause.
Peaks and Valleys • Seraphin Gallery
April 25, 6 – 8 pm • FREE
1108 Pine St
Join Seraphin Gallery for the opening reception for their latest exhibition Peaks and Valleys. Phillip Adams creates mountainous, detailed landscapes using a variety of mediums on panel and canvas, finishing the natural scenes with a small human element.
Philadelphia Antique Show Preview • Pennsylvania Convention Center
April 25, 6 – 9 pm • $150 – 600, Buy tickets here
12th and Arch Streets
The Philadelphia Antique Show is back at the Convention Center, with the preview party kicking off the four day-long show. There are several events and guided tours that will allow you to take part in the display and sale of top of the line antiques ranging from Colonial through mid-century fine and decorative arts including period furniture in American styles, antique silver, textiles, porcelain, jewelry, nautical and Native American art, and antiquarian books and prints. The Antique show runs from Friday, April 25th to Tuesday, April 29th.
Amber Johnston: Germination • Jed Williams Gallery
Jed Williams Gallery presents the reception for Germination, a weekend long exhibition by photographer Amber Johnston. It is a time-lapse video made up of photographs taken over 10 months from East Kensington to Center City and South Philly, as part of the Animated Architecture project. The video projection can be seen from the street, as a reflection of the ongoing gentrification taking place across Philadelphia.
Slideshow 4 – Live Street Art Jam • Tattooed Mom
Tattooed Mom, in partnership with street artists El Toro and Foxx, bring the latest installation of their live street art jam with Slideshow 4, featuring the work of Kamz, Mr. Bear, and Frito. It takes the sticker artists off the street and into the bar, creating original works for all to see. There will also be music by Fixx Boogie and a PBR Art Can Challenge exhibition by over 20 local artists.
The Edge of Perception • Locks Gallery
April 26, 3 – 5 pm • FREE
600 Washington Square South
Locks Gallery is hosting a panel discussion The Edge of Perception, for their two latest exhibitions Endless Source, by Neysa Grassi, and Message Bearer, by Warren Rohrer. It will explore contemporary painting and its different approaches to abstraction through the panelists own unique approach to the aesthetic. The panelists are Neysa Grassi, Jackie Tileston, Douglas Witmner, and Tom Csaszar.
Rocks in Soft Places • Hooloon Art
April 26, 6 – 9 pm • FREE
53 N 2nd St
Hooloon Art presents the opening reception for Rocks In Hard Places, a new two person exhibition featuring paintings by Tiffany Livingston and PaperClips Featured artist James Inscho. These two artists take an opposite approach when using and redefining abstraction with Inscho being more analytic and Livingston more gestural. They find a commonality in their processes, exploring how shifting space and perspective defines our cognitive perceptions.
Synesthesia: Music, Art & Fashion • Indy Hall Arts
April 26, 7 – 9 pm • $15, Buy tickets here
22 N 3rd St
Indy Hall Arts is hosting the re-imagined Synesthesia as a massive showcase for music, fashion, and fine art. Working on N3RD St with MADE Studios, it will take over the first floor of the co-working space, bringing together a dozen creatives inside an art gallery, music venue, and fashion runway, all combined into one to share all that Philadelphia has to offer. The featured performer is Donnie Felton, with artists Aubrie Costello, Mike Jackson, and Sean Martorana. A portion of the ticket sales will go towards the Burmese Women’s Initiative.
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love • The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building
April 26, 7 – 10 pm • $150 – 300, Buy tickets here
26th St and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents their opening party for their new exhibition Runway of Love, a retrospective on the unique work of African American fashion designer Patrick Kelly. It will showcase over eighty ensembles, the designers personal collections of black memorabilia, fashion show videos, and photographs by some of the leading fashion photographers. If you are unable to attend the preview party, there will be a variety of events for every audience, including ‘Pay What you Wish Wednesdays’, for the duration of the show which runs until November 30th, 2014.
HighWaterLine: A Walking Art Experience • The Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation brings you HighWaterLine, a walking art experience with artist Eve Mosher. Beginning at Target and ending at Penn Treaty Park, the bold chalk line will be drawn to illustrate areas that are susceptible to flooding caused by climate change. During the walk, participants are encouraged to discuss the causes of and possible solutions for climate change. After the drawing, there will be a block party at the Big Green Block.
To see a list of everything that’s upcoming, please check out our calendar.