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City Arts Salon at Sharktown

  • Sharktown 155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

an irregular rising and falling in number or amount; a variation.

Enjoy an evening of art, music, food, and stimulating conversation, the City Arts Salon proudly present "fluctuation" featuring the art of Amir Lyles, Keshida Layone, Robb Spath and Kenny White.

Amir Lyles was born and grew up in Harlem, NYC, where he attended arts-focused public schools. A talented illustrator, Lyles is extremely versatile in media and subject matter. Past and present life experience, multi-cultural history and legacy, as well as so-called classical works all influence his style. A returning CAS exhibitor, Lyles has shown in numerous galleries and art events since his first solo show at Diverse Arts Gallery, Austin, TX, in 2009. He has since been commissioned by authors, musicians, and other visual artists, and has private and institutional collectors across the country and around the world. From 2014-2016, Lyles and his family owned and operated S.O.N. A.R.T. Gallery and Gift Shop in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. 

Keshida Layone is a native New Yorker, born and raised on Long Island, where he was nurtured from an early age to find his own path as an artist by a loving tribe of women and a few good men. Layone is self-taught and inspired by all things in nature and space. Painting on old canvas found in junk yards and second hand stores, and on wood surfaces thrown out by construction sites, Layone feels that “every fiber of his emotions is bled onto the canvas, the highs and lows of being a human on Earth.” He has been accepted on the Bridgeman Library Images website, one of the world’s leading specialists in the distribution of fine art, cultural and historical media for reproduction. He has exhibited in group art shows, coffee shops, restaurants, and galleries in New York, North Carolina, and Philadelphia. 

Robb Spath is a native of Oswego, NY, and has a BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work at the William Way Community Center, as well as multiple times at Off The Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank's in Philadelphia. His work has also been featured in ARTDICTION, Not Random Art, and most recently in CARPAZINE magazine.