Aug
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

ArtistSpeak

Philly Stewards, along with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, are pleased to announce the second edition of ArtistSpeak: a new Artist presentation series focused on connecting Philadelphia's Artists and Makers with the public. ArtistSpeak is free and open to all interested in the work being made at present in our city. 

In our second edition three fantastic Phiadelphia-based sculptors: Darla Jackson, Jeremy Sims and Dave Tavacol, will be discussing their work and taking questions. Tavacol's work explores the relationship between the readymade and luxury, expressing the modes in which presentation influences the perception of "high and low" cultural artifacts. Sims' practice is based in atypical craft, contemporary design and surface development. Jackson, the founder of Fishtown's former Sculpture Gym, makes model and figurative-based work that is steeped in symbolism.

Darla Jackson

Darla Jackson

Jeremy Sims

Jeremy Sims

Dave Tavacol

Dave Tavacol

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Jul
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Philly Stewards at Philly Podcast Festival

This Sunday, Philly Stewards will be interviewed for the KTG Talks podcast - created by Chris and Louisa from Kitchen Table Gallery - for the closing event of the Philly Podcast Festival.  

 

"KTG Talks is an art podcast about the people who help to make the arts happen. Host Chris O'Rourke brings an outsider's perspective to these intimate conversations with the individuals working and creating in Philadelphia's art scene and around the world. Ok, not "around the world," we're working on that part."

 

We hope you can come out and join us!

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Artists Speak
Jun
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Artists Speak

Artists Speak is designed to showcase a diverse array of working Philadelphia Artists, at varying stages of their careers, in order to facilitate an inclusive and open discourse as well as foster critical engagement with the work being made in Philly at present.

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This first edition will include presentations by:

Jessica Gamble, Jed Williams and Loretta Maps Bolt

Jessica Gamble is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on exploring human memory and its relationship to spirit and organic physical processes.

Jed Williams is a painter whose work explores abstraction combined with a quest to examine the human form, as well as pop culture and contemporary mythologies.

Maps Bolt is an artist, innovator and techno-shaman whose work examines cultural paradigms and aims towards deepening our collective awareness of the Earth.

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This is a chance for all Philadelphians to get to know our city's artists more intimately, beyond the walls of galleries and institutions. Each artist will speak for 20 minutes about their working process, followed by a brief question and answer period.  Artists Speak is free to attend.

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Where the Hell Am I?
Jun
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Where the Hell Am I?

Have you ever wandered into a commercial art gallery, looked around and thought, "where the hell am I?" Don't worry - a lot of us have!

Commercial art galleries, with their traditionally white walls, assortment of different works of Art and still, almost reverential, silence can be incredibly imposing spaces! Philly Stewards is excited to host the event "Where the Hell Am I?" along with Fleisher/Ollman Gallery this Thursday, June 15th, from 6p-8p.

Beginning with a conversation between Alex Conner, Alex Baker (Director of F/o) and Claire Iltis (Associate Director of F/O) we will explore the nuts-and-bolts of how a commercial art gallery operates day-to-day in Philadelphia. This includes how a commercial Art Gallery pays its bills, works with Collectors, chooses artists for its roster, plans out Art Fairs to exhibit at and (most importantly!) represents Art that it believes in and believes its audience will be passionate about.

Afterwards there will be a Q&A to ask any question you may have ever had about the operations of commercial art galleries. We will be offering the opportunity to either ask your question out loud or to write it down and have our panel answer it anonymously!

 

Note: The doors to the building and the elevator close to the public at 7pm; please keep this in mind if you plan to arrive after the event begins.

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Collector Conundrum: "How the Hell do I Frame This?"
May
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Collector Conundrum: "How the Hell do I Frame This?"

An intro to framing Art.  Hosted at a private collector's home, Brian Dennis and Keith Breitfeller will lead an evening of discussion about the decisions people face when framing a work of Art.  Dennis and Breitfeller are the owners of B&K Arts Framing Studio and have over 30 years experience in the field.

Dennis and Breitfeller will help attendees explore the field of framing in general, focusing on concerns about conservation, explanations of framing 'standards' as well as how to use an aesthetic eye to choose framing that won't overwhelm the work of Art.

Space is limited to 12 people.  Drinks and lite fare will be served.  RSVP here.

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Collector's Round Table at Snyderman Works
Mar
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Collector's Round Table at Snyderman Works

An evening of conversation in the Paper Work exhibition with panelists Heath Ballowe, Emily Gowen, Don Millinger and Eric Preisendanz

Paper Work is a first-time curatorial effort between Snyderman-Works Galleries and local artist and collector, Alex Conner. 

Featuring:
Stuart M. Buehler, Anne Canfield, Mariel Capanna, Kristina Centore, Georgia Deal, De La Torre Brothers, Stephen D. Edwards, Terri Saulin Frock, Jim Grilli, Jerry Kaba, Amy Lee Ketchum, Adam Lovitz, George McKim, Justin Rubich, Lucia Thomé, and Ashley Wick

Working with Rick & Ruth Snyderman, Gallery Curator Dennis Ambrogi, and Assistant Director Leigh Werrell, Conner selected works on paper from the gallery’s collection that he felt reflected themes similar to those being tackled by contemporary Philadelphia artists.

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Artist "Speed Dating" at The Clay Studio
Mar
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Artist "Speed Dating" at The Clay Studio

It's not what you think – Artist “Speed Dating” is a 30-minute tour-de-clay where, as part of an informal group, you will visit with eight incredible artists, see their work in a preview of the Small Favors exhibition, and hear what lights their fire. Anyone interested in learning more about the Arts in Philadelphia is welcome to attend this evening of questions, cocktails, craft, and conversing. 

This event is presented by the Young Friends of The Clay Studio and is held in conjunction with Philly Stewards, Philadelphia’s first group dedicated solely to collecting and supporting the work of Philadelphia Artists.

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