Friday, September 9, 2011

TONIGHT: APS and PS events

Tonight is full of fabulous things to do!

First up, at the American Philosophical Society:

Grand Opening Reception for the Greenhouse Projects

APS Museum
APS Jefferson Garden (105 S. 5th St.)
Philadelphia, PA
Opening Reception:
September 9, 2011, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
 A striking greenhouse for the 21st century grows in the American Philosophical Society’s (APS) garden near the corner of Fifth and Chestnut Streets. Digitally designed and constructed of recycled and recyclable materials, it’s the centerpiece of The Greenhouse Projects, a series of inter-related programs that debut on September 9, 2011.

Next, Philadelphia Sculptors at UArts:

Opposites Attract

September 9 - October 13, 2011
The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 9, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

“Opposites Attract,” Philadelphia Sculptors’ Fall, 2011 exhibition will take place at The University of the Arts on South Broad Street in Philadelphia. Mounted in two galleries, the Sculpture Gallery in Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad St., and Gallery 224 in Anderson Hall, 333 S. Broad St., the exhibition will be on view from September 6 – October 13, 2011 with a public opening reception on Friday, September 9 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. A live performance of music and poetry will be presented during the opening at 6 pm at Gallery 224.

In “Opposites Attract” sculptors are paired with artists working in other disciplines, or with practitioners of a completely different discipline, to create a new synergistic art form. Some artists are collaborating to create a new work of art together, while others are presenting two different works incorporating a unifying concept. The resulting art works provide new insights into the relationship between two disparate forms of expression. Non-sculpture disciplines in the exhibition include poetry, musical composition and performance, photography, video, painting, printmaking, computer graphics, biology, mechanics, and electronics.

Collaborative installations include an original opera filmed and projected onto a sculpture, a floor of rising and falling plastic water bottles, a room full of blowing plastic bags, and life-size dancing marionettes. Other creative collaborations pair 3D and 2D political art from America and France, 2D and 3D images of war casualties, and linear images of nature presented in different media.

The artists in the show are: Milt Friedly, Deanna Nikaido, James Haines, and Paula Nelson; James Fuhrman and Mark Warhol; Melissa Maddonni Haims and Deborah Leavy; Cheryl Harper and Denis Gaydier; Frances Heinrich and Alan Kesselhaut; Monica Kane and Maxine Feldman-Cohen; Leslie Kaufman and Mitch Weiss; Elizabeth Mackie and Kaitlyn Paston; Diane Marimow and Madeline Adams; Joan Menapace and Leesha Star; William Middleton and Dr. Mindy Weinstein; Lisa Nanni and James Elbrecht; Olga Nielsen and Heather Siple; Ian Paterson and Andrew Murray; Janis Pinkston and Carolyn Davis; Joanna Platt and Jenna Hannum; Jean Plough and June Blumberg; Colleen Rudolf and Ted Carey; Gabrielle Silverlight and Brian Hamilton; Holly Smith and Howard Neifeld; Karen Smith and Valerie Huhn; Simone Spicer and Don D'Egidio

The Sculpture Gallery is located on the ground floor of Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad Street, and Gallery 224 is across the street, on the 2nd floor of Anderson Hall, 333 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Gallery hours during the exhibition are Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00. In addition, both galleries will be open during the Philadelphia Open Studios Tour on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 from noon – 6 pm.


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