Rex Sexton: Paper Moon
Dec
5
to Dec 30

Rex Sexton: Paper Moon

December 5 - December 30, 2012

First Friday: December 7, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2 - 5 pm

Rex Sexton is a Surrealist painter based in Philadelphia and Chicago.  His award winning art has been televised on PBS, written about in newspapers, reproduced in magazines and included in national and international exhibitions.  Of his recent exhibit in Chicago the critic Robin Dluzen wrote in Chicago Art Magazine: “Sexton’s work … brings to mind the flattened forms and spaces and line qualities of Miro … [and] the bizarre figures and spaces of Chagall.  Bridging reality and fantasy, Sexton’s paintings emotionally engage viewers with multitudes of figures and multitudes of vivid expressions.”  

Jeffery McNary wrote in New City: “Growing up in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, Sexton ‘saw hardships with no let up.’  He paints ‘expressions of humanity with the hope that I capture its dreams in the midst of adversity.’ Romanticism emerges in his stunning [Piaf] oil painting.  This semi-cubist portrait of Edith Piaf seduces with thick, deep layers of tans and blacks, doe eyes and arched eyebrows.”

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Kathleen Shaver: Solo Show
Dec
5
to Dec 30

Kathleen Shaver: Solo Show

December 5 - December 30, 2012

First Friday: December 7, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2 - 5 pm

This body of work represents my interest in the physicality of paint and the activity of mark making. The effects of gesture, accretion and excavation as well as the discovery of serendipity, contest, and conundrum are engaging aspects of the process that I seek.

Currently, I am most influenced by abstract expressionism and neo-expressionism and admire deeply the work of painters such as Willem DeKooning, Philip Guston, and Joan Mitchell as well as contemporary greats such as Cecily Brown, Anselm Kiefer, and Neo Rauch.

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Demetra Tassiou Panidis: Escapes
Aug
29
to Sep 30

Demetra Tassiou Panidis: Escapes

August 29 - September 30, 2012

First Friday: September 7, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, September 14, 5 - 8 pm

Each painting in this series began with a selection and matching of random fragments of prints. A variety of colors and styles of printed pieces were combined to create distinct objects which interact and bond in complex ways to compose a final image that exhibits a particular vision of mine. The challenge of this process gave me the energy and inspiration to go deeper into my imagination and develop new inter-winding shapes connecting with the background. The exploration of the various prints, the evolution of images through colors, and their relationship with space became my perceived task that led to the creation of these paintings. Although the central figures may look like giant insects, non existing and unidentifiable, they are part of a surreal world of motion and fantasy.

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John James Pron: Fracking Rome
Aug
29
to Sep 30

John James Pron: Fracking Rome

August 29 - September 30, 2012

First Friday: September 7, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, September 14, 5 - 8 pm

I am a practicing architect, a university professor who lectures on the history of architecture, and a person who loves to draw in black and white - in defiance of the increasing digitizing of worldwide communications media.

This is a collection of charcoal, ink and black prismacolor drawings inspired by a spring semester teaching in Rome, Italy.  My interest is not in literally representing existing iconic buildings and space, as so many people have done just that.  Rather, I seek to re-interpret original designs of many eras, re-imagining other spatial configurations, adding and subtracting details and elements, defying gravity, rewriting history - basically projecting my personal vision of a Rome that is perhaps more edgy, more ambiguous and more unsettling than simple reality.

Much as the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) releases unseen energies below the surface of the earth, I seek to manifest my perception of the potent inner life that has sustained Roman culture over the millennia, and that emerges in its architectural settings.

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The Light Room's 2012 Annual Group Photography Exhibition
Aug
1
to Aug 26

The Light Room's 2012 Annual Group Photography Exhibition

August 1 - August 26, 2012

First Friday: August 3, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, August 5, 2 - 5 pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, August 26, 2 - 5 pm

The Light Room, Philadelphia's only photography co-op, will once again have its annual group exhibition, featuring a variety of mediums and subject matter by nine local photographers.

"This show highlights how eclectic photography can be," says Light Room member Erin Yard. Photos of America's majestic Southwest as well as Italy's alluring Abruzzo region juxtapose the gritty black-and-white images of one of Philadelphia's most infamous neighborhoods. Other pieces attempt to capture that “decisive moment” through street photography. There are, in addition, a series of appropriated NASA photos of the sun, which were digitally altered and mounted on gold leaf. "This show," Yard adds, "truly showcases some of Philadelphia's finest photographers and their work."

Exhibiting Artists:

Glenn Bizewski • Richard Boutwell • Lina Cedeno • Ronald Corbin • Annarita Gentile • Kateri Likoudis • Harvey Stern • Al Wachlin Jr • Erin Yard

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Carol Albrecht: Philadelphia Plus
Jul
4
to Jul 29

Carol Albrecht: Philadelphia Plus

July 4 - July 29, 2012

First Friday: July 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, July 15, 1 - 4 pm

As the sun sweeps across the landscape and stuns my eyes, I am drawn to painting.  A blank canvas excites my imagination, as the process of selecting and rejecting colors begins.  The attempt to paint connects the earth beyond to my self within as I strive and struggle to express an enigma.

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Keith Sharp: Fabricated
May
30
to Jul 1

Keith Sharp: Fabricated

May 30 - July 1, 2012

First Friday: June 1, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, June 10, 1 - 4 pm

Ever since artist,  Keith Sharp, was a little boy, he has always had a love of nature – camping, gardening, plants, walking in parks, and just being outdoors. For many years now, he has been creating photographs of props that he places in real scenes - either outdoors in natural settings or by bringing the natural world inside. In this current series, he began to experiment with printing images of natural scenes and plants on to cotton and silk that he then sewed, staged, re-photographed and then digitally collaged into various scenes.  A surrealist at heart, Sharp attempts to create mysterious and subtle images that causes the viewer to do a double take.

"We all play a part in fabricating the world around us. There will always be two worlds – the natural and the manmade." - Keith Sharp

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Kristine Flannery: The Multitudes
May
2
to May 27

Kristine Flannery: The Multitudes

May 2 - May 27, 2012

First Friday: May 4, 5 - 9 pm

Kristine Flannery returns with line paintings that transition from the abstract to people and places “in motion” all the way to actual figure drawings. These oils on canvas represent a fresh perspective for Kristine as she sets out to capture the swirl of life that surrounds us and consumes our lives.

The Drexel Improvisational Ensemble will be featured as part of the Third Street Gallery’s First Friday festivities. They will improvise works inspired by artists Marjorie Grigonis and Kristine Flannery.

Beginning at 6pm

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Marjorie Grigonis: Present Tense
May
2
to May 27

Marjorie Grigonis: Present Tense

May 2 - May 27, 2012

First Friday: May 4, 5 - 9 pm

New abstract oil paintings and collages will be shown the month of May at 3rd Street Gallery. Anxiety, both personal and global, with which we all live, has informed many of these paintings and mixed media pieces.

The Drexel Improvisational Ensemble will be featured as part of the Third Street Gallery’s First Friday festivities. They will improvise works inspired by artists Marjorie Grigonis and Kristine Flannery.

Beginning at 6pm

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Carol Wisker: Strings + Things
Apr
4
to Apr 29

Carol Wisker: Strings + Things

April 4 - April 29, 2012

First Friday: April 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 15, 1 - 3 pm

3rd Street Gallery is proud to present Strings + Things: New works by Melissa Maddonni Haims and Carol Wisker. This exhibition is being held in conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia 2012.

Melissa + Carol, both members of the 3rd Street Gallery, a co-operative artists space in Old City, will be showing new work that has not been previously exhibited in it's entirely.  Melissa will be showing a new series called "purge" which consists of vintage fabric pieces with embroidered phrases that incorporate her signature knit and crochet soft sculpture. Carol Wisker's abstract sculptures and paintings explore the use of line in the fluidity of paint and in the combination of fiber with a variety of diverse materials, including silk cocoons, hand-cast paper, wood, bamboo and metal.

Strings + Things is a part of Fiber Philadelphia 2012, which opened on March 2nd, and includes over 40 venues around the region.

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Melissa Maddonni Haims: Strings + Things
Apr
4
to Apr 29

Melissa Maddonni Haims: Strings + Things

April 4 - April 29, 2012

First Friday: April 6, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 15, 1 - 3 pm

3rd Street Gallery is proud to present Strings + Things: New works by Melissa Maddonni Haims and Carol Wisker. This exhibition is being held in conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia 2012.

Melissa + Carol, both members of the 3rd Street Gallery, a co-operative artists space in Old City, will be showing new work that has not been previously exhibited in it's entirely.  Melissa will be showing a new series called "purge" which consists of vintage fabric pieces with embroidered phrases that incorporate her signature knit and crochet soft sculpture. Carol Wisker's abstract sculptures and paintings explore the use of line in the fluidity of paint and in the combination of fiber with a variety of diverse materials, including silk cocoons, hand-cast paper, wood, bamboo and metal.

Strings + Things is a part of Fiber Philadelphia 2012, which opened on March 2nd, and includes over 40 venues around the region.

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Associate Members Group Exhibition
Feb
29
to Mar 31

Associate Members Group Exhibition

February 29 - April 1, 2012

First Friday: March 2, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 11, 1 - 3 pm

Exhibiting Artists:

June Blumberg • Aillinn Brennan • Wanda Chudzinski • Carol Deutch • Ryan Drummond • Chad Cortex Everett • Tom Herbert • Bill Kendzierski • Kim Knauer • Jack Knight • Ali Mahjouri • Alicia A. Mino-Gonzales • Tecu'Mish Munha'Ke • Judith Schermer • Sally Walker

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Philadelphia Community Exhibition 2012
Feb
2
to Feb 27

Philadelphia Community Exhibition 2012

February 2 - February 26, 2012

First Friday: February 3, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Reception: Sunday, February 12, 1 - 3 pm

Snow Date: Sunday, February 26

3rd Street Gallery is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Community.

Please join us to celebrate emerging and established Philadelphia area artists at the 2nd Annual Community Exhibition at 3rd Street Gallery. Over 200 works of art by 98 artists will be on display in our Old City gallery through the end of February. This exciting and eclectic mix of work includes sculpture, photography, mixed media, painting, and fiber arts.

We are open on First Friday February 3rd from 5 - 9 pm, as well as Sunday, February 12th from 1- 3 pm for an Artists Reception. The snow date for the reception is Sunday February 26. Please note that if the Philadelphia School District is closed then the gallery will be closed.

Exhibiting artists:

Charles Adams • Sussan Afrasianbian • Carol Albrecht • Chuck Angeline • Lori F. Banks • Jeffrey Belpanno • Sarah R. Bloom • Madelyn Bradley • Jeanne Bustard • Rocky Canonica • Patty Castner • Melvin A. Chappell • Brian P. Clarke • Constance Cone • Chris Cox • Adam Crawford • William Cromar • A.M. Crum • Diane DeAngelis • Robin Debreceni • Susan DiPronio • Megan Driscoll • Marlene B. Dubin • Mo Ganey • Rhonda Garland • Barbara Gesshel • Maureen Glassman • Barbara Glickman • Sheila Grabarsky • Catherine Grigos • Ignacio Guajardo-Unanue • Stephen Haigh • Linda Lou Horn • Gralin Hughes Jr. • Hilary Hutchison • Ryan Jackson • Gary Forrest Johnson Jr. • Aaron Kalinay • Naomi Knecht • Brittany J. Koch • Renee Kumar • Pelagia Kyriazi • Maryann Laverty • Lisa Lawinski • Deborah Leavy • Yeoun Lee • Adam Levine • Nancy Lloyd • Jennifer Long • Donna D. Lovely • Dennis P. Macedo • Carissa Marinelli • Helen Lee Meyers • Arlene Gale Milgram • Rodney Miller • Deborah Mix • Susan Moloney • Lee Muslin • Rochelle Myers • Bill Myers • Nancy Neill • Benjamin Nelson • Scott Nichols • Alfred Ortega • Arthur B. Ostroff • Conny Parsons • Martha Parrish Bush • Donna Payton • Virginia Powell • Linda Ramsay • Roy Reinard • Heather C. Riccardi • Lauren Rinaldi • Lucy Roehm • Dorothy Roschen • Ellen Sall • Lois Schlachter • John Schmiechen • Aaron Schnittman • Joseph C. Sears • David Segall • Joshua Sessoms • Rex Sexton • Keith Shively • Craig Shofed • Simone Spicer • Harry Stainrook • Donald Stevenson • Rose Marie Strippoli • Kim Tieger • Judy Tobie • Anthony Tsirantonakis • John Turner • Erin Vaganos • Carol Vandewall-Baca • Rik Viola • Susan Wallack • Jon Weary • Julian Weitzenfeld • Patricia Wilson-Schmid • Ewa Zeller

Curator: 3rd Street Gallery Members

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Barbro Jernberg: Mostly Birds
Jan
4
to Jan 29

Barbro Jernberg: Mostly Birds

January 4 - January 29, 2012

First Friday: January 6, 5 - 9 pm

In this exhibition of recent work, all of the images are oil paintings on paper and canvas. I paint imaginary paintings inspired from my native Sweden as well as from the American West. In the past, I have painted landscapes with figures. Recently, I have been painting mostly birds.

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