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Opening: Tapestry

  • 3rd Street Gallery 45 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

The 3rd Street Gallery is pleased to present Tapestry: An Intricate andComplex Combination of Ideas and Images, featuring the work ofAssociate Members Meri Adelman, Jean Burdick, Carol Deutsch, RyanDrummond, Tom Herbert, Robert Hunter, Bill Kendzierski, and Judith Schermer.

First Friday: July 7, 5-9pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, July 9, 1-3 pm

About the Artists:

Meri Adelman

Meri Adelman is a painter whose work includes portraiture, still life and

paintings derived from mythology. A graduate of the Maryland Institute

College of Art, Baltimore, Md. with a BA in painting, Adelman also has a

Masters in Art History from Temple University and was formerly Curator of

Education at the Woodmere Art Museum from 1992-2005. She is also an

arts educator.

Jean Burdick

In her paintings and works on paper, Burdick references landscape

photographs in a process involving successive layers, beginning with

silkscreen printing and enhanced by drawing, painting, printing and

experimental mark-making. Burdick has an MFA from The University of the

Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY She

has worked as a textile designer and an arts educator. She has been the

recipient of an artist’s residency in Visual Arts at the Banff Centre in

Canada, and was awarded a G.R. Dodge Foundation Visual Artist/Educator


Carol Deutsch

Carol Deutsch's works on paper are inspired by sumi-e brush painting,

eastern and western style calligraphy, manuscript illumination and in a bit of

whimsy, by "magical creatures". Her paintings and drawings are a

meditative art form as well as a means of expression. Deutsch is also a PhD

in physiology who studies cell biology at the Perelman School of Medicine

of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan Drummond

An architect by training and profession, Drummond brings the sensibility of

a designer to the creation of artworks that explore continually evolving

interests in history, architecture, urbanism, art history, and literature. These

cultural aspects find expression through the media of drawing and collage,

where he builds upon the legacy of analytical and speculative visualization

that has recurred within architecture discourse through the ages.

Tom Herbert

Tom Herbert exhibits in the Philadelphia area. In his mixed media work,

which is a blend of collage, painting and assemblage, he attempts to reflect

and distort the world around us. His method of work involves deconstructing

print images and reassembling them in a way that creates a new narrative.

Robert S. Hunter

Robert S. Hunter presents a series of prints that use predominantly earth

tones and texture to explore personal narratives which also have political and

biblical sources. Some are more specific and others more general in theme

but all are combinations of allegory and metaphor offered as reflections on

contemporary culture. Hunter is a former arts educator and recipient of

numerous teaching awards, including a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation


Bill Kendzierski

Bill Kendzierski wants people to see his sculptures as 3D photographs and

uses life casting and fiber and resin to create works based on the human

form. sculpting hyperrealistic pieces. He exhibits in the Philadelphia area.

Judith Schermer

Judith Schermer;s work has been described as "contemporary realism". She

combines imaginary elements with others from her sketches and

photographs to create images of city homes and scenes which convey a

sense of quiet intimacy, place and time.