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Closing: Hatch

  • Park Towne Place 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 19130 (map)

Please join us for a special closing reception for Hatch at Park Towne Place on April 27, from 3-6pm. The event will feature:

- Exhibition Tours beginning in the North Tower: 3-5pm

- Live Performance by I Think Like Midnight: 5-6pm

- Beverages by Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Curated by Susanna W. Gold, Ph.D., in partnership with InLiquid, Hatch offers a vibrant collection of complex and deeply colorful artworks. Traditional techniques of “hatching” and “cross-hatching”––using short, consecutive line segments, either parallel or crossed, to represent light and shadow as a means of modeling naturalistic form––has been a fundamental element of drawing and printmaking since the Middle Ages. Though none of the artists in this exhibition practice naturalism, we can still see an echo of the historical process of working with repeated lines to create content, each artist’s approach to contemporary form-building distinct from the another. Whether created in paint, paper, tape, ribbon, fiber, blocks, rods, steel, or motion, repeated lines provide the fundamental structure to each of the works in this exhibition.

Participating artists: Andrew Chalfen, Carole Loeffler, Denise Philipbar, Donna Sensor Thomas, Jay Walker, Paul Santoleri, and Stan Smokler. Lara Cantu-Hertzler, whose work is featured in the Park Towne Place Art Studio Gallery, will be featured as well.

RSVP to reserve your spot at this free, public program. We look forward to seeing you there!

A note for anyone arriving by car: spots may be available in Park Towne's 'Retail Parking' behind South Tower, or along the street as you enter Park Towne from 22nd Street. If neither is available, we recommend Patriot Parking Garage at 139 North 23rd street.

Image: The Transit of Spring, Andrew Chalfen

Earlier Event: April 27
Later Event: April 27