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桃花源記 TAO HUA YUAN JI - EXHIBITION PREVIEW & CELEBRATION DINNER

  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 1400 North American Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)
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Wednesday, September 27
6:00 p.m. Exclusive Gallery Preview at PPAC
7:30 p.m. Outdoor Dining with open bar at Front Street Café

Join the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s staff and trustees for an exclusive VIP preview of 桃花源記 TAO HUA YUAN JI with artist Colette Fu and a private dinner celebrating PPAC.

Only 80 seats available. Reserve for you and a friend today. All ticket sales support the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a non-profit organization serving the community with groundbreaking exhibitions and education programs at the leading edge of photographic practice.

 

桃花源記 TAO HUA YUAN JI BY COLETTE FU

Colette Fu’s 14 x 22 ft. book is inspired by a Jin Dynasty tale of a traveler who came upon an isolated valley beyond a cave filled with blossoming peach trees. The villagers in the valley lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told the traveler not to disclose their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials, who were unable to find the valley. To the Chinese, this story is a metaphor for Utopia, where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, longevity, and to some—immortality.

 

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

Free parking is available at PPAC, on the street, or in the lot across from 1400 N. American Street. Front Street Café is a 10-minute walk from PPAC. Uber cars will also be available to transport guests.

 

FRONT STREET CAFÉ

Front Street Café offers a fresh menu featuring locally sourced and organic farm-to-table New American cuisine with international influences. The Café is a new, friendly, full-service neighborhood hot spot open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Even VOGUE Magazine says, “…head to this airy café and stake out a spot on the sunny back patio.”

CELEBRATION COMMITTEE
Mary Brown
Karen Jacobson
Jamie Joffe
Jeannie Pearce

 

$150: Individual Ticket
$500: Two Tickets & Patron Listing
$1,000: Four Tickets & Event Sponsorship*

*Sponsorship includes your name or company name on dinner signage, email invitations, event web pages and more. For more information, contact Jessica Scipione, Development Director at (215) 232-5678 or jessica@philaphotoarts.org.