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PRISCILLA SNOW ALGAVA:  THE ART OF BEING ALIVE
Nov
30
to Dec 31

PRISCILLA SNOW ALGAVA: THE ART OF BEING ALIVE

Exhibition Highlights:

First Friday: December 2, 5 - 9pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, December 17, 2-4PM

Algava's work is about layers of time and memory. As she works, she repeatedly returns to and processes the joy of living in the moment, recognizing and acknowledging her indebtedness to those who have supported and nurtured her, past and present. Her explorations are about "communicating the grief and difficulties of living a passionate life but always gleaning the kernel of joy, of sunshine, of magic in the moment that is Now".  Though currently undergoing treatment for cancer, she felt strongly about her commitment to show her work. Family, friends, and the members of 3rd Street Gallery have rallied around her to curate and present her exhibition. Priscilla states "I am aware and dwell in possibility and optimism".

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JEAN PLOUGH: SCATTERED DREAM
Nov
2
to Nov 27

JEAN PLOUGH: SCATTERED DREAM

 

Jean Plough: Scattered Dream

November2-27, 2016

First Friday November 4, 5-9 PM

Artist reception Sunday November 6, 1-4 PM

Gallery Hours: noon-5, Wednesday-Sunday

 Jean Plough is a pure abstractionist whose goal in painting is to have no goal, that is to paint and not be attached to the outcome. Deliberately nonrepresentational, she bars reality from her work, preferring to use the subconscious to guide her. With a spontaneous gestural application, she adds paints to a series of canvases at one time, layering on multiple veils of color and textured areas in an intuitive manner. Plough describes that the way she works "scatters space into the various components allowing a new perspective".

Jean Plough was born in Queens, NY. She received a BFA in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and also studied at the Corcoran Gallery summer art program in Washington, DC. A member of the Alumni Council of the University of the Arts, she participated in the Art Unleashed exhibit in 2016. She also exhibited work in the Insomnia, Landscapes of the Night exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Awards include the Lalli Award at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA,  the Award of Excellence from the University of Delaware Biennial, and Best Abstract Award at the Philadelphia Sketch Club's Small Oils Exhibit. She teaches art for the University of Phoenix and has taught art for the School District of Philadelphia. Jean's studio is in West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.

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CONNY PARSONS: RECENT WORK
Nov
2
to Nov 27

CONNY PARSONS: RECENT WORK

CONNY PARSONS: RECENT WORK

FIRST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 5-9 PM    

ARTIST RECEPTION SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 1-4 PM

Conny Parsons creates images taken from reality, however they are not literal responses to what she sees.  In this series of large oil paintings, she placed objects that surrounded or intrigued her into incongruent or complementary surroundings.  The objects led her to place them in certain environments.  Landscapes or atmosphere also brought forth the objects used.  As the work progressed, this inside and outside placement created a new perspective and a narrative between the innate objects and where they were staged.  

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CAROL WISKER  HOSTS: LIFE, DEATH AND THE ABSURD
Aug
31
to Oct 2

CAROL WISKER HOSTS: LIFE, DEATH AND THE ABSURD

Wednesday August 31 thru Sunday October 2, 2016

SHOW OPENING: Wednesday, August 31, 12-5pm

FIRST FRIDAY: September 2, 5-9pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, September 11, 1-4pm

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, September 17, 7-8pm

PERFORMANCE: Saturday, September 17, 8-9pm

POETRY READINGS: Wednesday, September 21, 7-8:30pm

The 3rd Street Gallery celebrates its 38th year with a solo installation exhibition by Philadelphia artist, Carol Wisker.

Hosts: Life, Death and the Absurd, Carol Wisker’s sculptural installations, use fiber and textiles combined with furniture, mannequins and mundane objects to express her interests in contemporary social concerns, science and politics. Rendered with emotion and wit, the skillfully crafted multi-media installations memorialize human and environmental loss, explore bioscience, feminism and the psychological states of protection as well as poking fun at the visual arts world.

 

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The Light Room's 6th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition
Aug
3
to Aug 28

The Light Room's 6th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition

The exhibition runs August 3 – August 28, 2015 at 3rd Street Gallery, 45 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. Special events will include:

Opening Reception, Friday, August 5, 5 – 9 pm

Artists’ Reception / Talk, Sunday, August 7, 2 – 5 pm

Closing Reception, Sunday, August 28, 2 – 5 pm

This August the Light Room, one of Philadelphia’s select photography organizations, will return to 3rd Street Gallery on Second Street for the sixth in an annual series of summer group exhibitions. Eight member photographers will present their latest work over a range of media and subject matter.

“This show has something for everyone,” says Al Wachlin Jr, Co-Director of the LightRoom and show organizer. “It’s always a pleasure to see the diversity of our member’s work, which besides varying in style and subject, encompasses both historic and alternate photographic processes, along with modern methods. And yet despite all these differences, we all in some way seem to reflect the exploration of humanity’s many dimensions.”

The eight exhibiting photographers are: Richard Boutwell, Robin Brewer, Michelle Cade,
G. A. Carafelli, Ronald Corbin, Richard Gretzinger, Annarita Gentile, and Al Wachlin, Jr.

The Light Room, founded in 2000, is an artist-run non-profit photographic arts collective in Philadelphia. Our goal is to foster an environment in which members can achieve their photographic objectives through the use of modern, professional darkroom and studio facilities, ongoing education, and the sharing of ideas.

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