FRINGE AT 3rd STREET GALLERY
Aug
31
to Oct 1

FRINGE AT 3rd STREET GALLERY

This September, the 3rd Street Gallery is proud to present a multifaceted program that includes a month-long sculptural installation in the Annex Gallery and an evening of poetry and film that will offer visitors a time to reflect upon the inner strength and courage it takes to be migrant and an immigrant. 

The presentation includes Left Behind, a month-long exhibition of the work of gallery member, Carol Wisker, a multimedia and installation artist, Complexion Dark, a 6 minute video by gallery member, Francesca Costanzo, a video artist and political activist, coupled with poetry readings by three award-winning poets including Cynthia, Arrieu-King, Emari Di Giorgio, and Jade Fleming, about the challenges of having personally emigrated to the US or about being a descendant of immigrants

The condition of human diaspora has existed from the time we were migrating nomads. Modern day migrations, caused by fear, disease, hunger and war are now rampant throughout our world. Today, none of us are totally secure from becoming part of the diaspora of our time. Question: if you had to flee…what would you leave behind? Children? Parents? Home? Possessions? Culture?  Language? 

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, August 31- Sunday, October 1

First Friday September 1, 5-9 pm

Film and Poetry Event: Wednesday, September 13, 7pm - 8:30 pm

Film running time is 6 min

Regular Gallery Hours: noon-5, Wednesday-Sunday.

 

Left Behind

Artist Carol Wisker remembers a time when she was traveling at sea on a small boat and became embroiled in a fifteen-hour storm that could have easily capsized the boat. During those hours the fear she experienced made her aware of her inner strength, which she did not know existed. She has repeatedly drawn upon this strength in a variety of life situations. She can imagine how people faced with fear, for themselves or the lives of those they love, experience a similar all encompassing psychological “fight or flight” response. It is at this point all possessions and security becomes meaningless. 

Carol Wisker’s fiber and found object sculptures she calls Accumulators, are based on beach findings that come from the ocean picking up shells, fishing lines, seaweed and shards of life as they roll through the ocean as directed by the tides. They are metaphors for the wave or tide of people and the objects they leave behind. The largest Accumulator is eight-feet long containing a myriad of domestic items including broken door “hinges” and broken keys. A lone fiber and ceramic figure, still standing tall but ravaged by war, surveys her torn-apart body and surrounding landscape. 

                Carol Wisker is a multimedia and installation artist born in Brooklyn, NY and now residing in Philadelphia. She has BA's in textile arts and psychology from Mansfield University and and MA in education from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Her artistic practice includes teaching in maximum security prisons for fifteen years. Carol has been the curator and juror for many exhibitions Her work is in corporate collections and has been shown in museum exhibitions.

 

Complexion Dark

Francesca Constanzo’s film Complexion Dark, examines immigration through the lens of her grandfather who migrated to America from Italy in 1920. Her video piece shows a startling comparison that being a refugee in 2017 is not much different than being one in 1920. The film's ultimate message is that we are all descendants of immigrants. Costanzo's film was accepted into the Woodmere Museum's 76th Annual Juried Exhibition.

Francesca Costanzo is a video artist living and working in Philadelphia. After studying graphic design and advertising at the Philadelphia College of Art(University of the Arts), she remained devoted to her craft for over 30 years. In that time, Costanzo developed and designed successful cutting-edge advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. Now, she devotes her time to producing films that speak to her audience on a more personal level with themes that include the current political climate.

 

Poets

Cynthia Arrieu-King was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and earned her PhD at the University of Cincinnati. A former Kundiman Fellow, Arrieu-King is the author of the poetry chapbook The Small Anything City (2006) and the full-length poetry collections People Are Tiny in Paintings of China (2010) and Manifest (2013). With Sophia Kartsonis, she co-authored the chapbook By Some Miracle a Year Lousy with Meteors (2013). She also co-wrote the collection Unlikely Conditions (1913 Press, 2016) with the late Hillary Gravendyk

Arrieu-King is an assistant professor at Stockton University and has been a featured poet at the Dodge Poetry Festival. 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/cynthia-arrieu-kingJ

 

Emari DiGiorgio's debut collection The Things a Body Might Become is forthcoming from Five Oaks Press in September/October 2017. She is the recipient of the 2016 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring Jake Adam York and has received residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. She teaches at Stockton University, is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poet, and hosts World Above, a monthly reading series in Atlantic City, NJ. https://www.emaridigiorgio.com/

Jade Fleming has a BA in Literature and a concentration in Creative Writing from Stockton University. She is a first generation American whose family is from Grenada in the West Indies. Jade is a current Fulbright recipient and will be spending a year in Malaysia. She is working on her first chapbook, an exploration of her dueling identities as a first generation American of West Indian descent.

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STAR WHEEL PRINTERS : CURRENT WORK
Jun
1
to Jul 2

STAR WHEEL PRINTERS : CURRENT WORK

June 1 - July 2, 2017

First Friday: June 2, 5-9 pm

Public Reception: Friday: June 9, 5-8 pm

Star Wheel Printers a collective of professional artists that aims to support, promote and share printmaking with other artists and communities in the Philadelphia region. We acknowledge the area's strong community of printmakers and present a means to share our passion for relief, intaglio, planographic, and serigraphic printing. The collective seeks to engage dedicated emerging and professional artists by forging connections through collaborative projects, exhibitions, discussions, and a continued exchange of ideas. We seek to foster and encourage an appreciation of printmaking by further educating each other and the community about this art form.  

Features work by members:

Marlene Adler  

Bill Brookover

Reena Brooks 

Nicole Patrice Dul

Linda Dubin Garfield

Elaine M Ernie

Terri Fridkin

Gloria Klaiman

Peter McMahon

Phoebe Murer

Carlee Myers

Joe Speight

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RED
Feb
1
to Feb 26

RED

3rd Street Gallery Annex exhibition, RED, to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the American Heart Association this February 3-26, 2017.

3rd Street Gallery Annex is pleased to present RED, an invitational exhibition and sale of original artworks organized in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA) to generate awareness and support for the work of the American Heart Association and celebrate Philadelphia's vibrant visual arts. Participating artists include the members of 3rd Street Gallery and their invitees.

All work will be 12" x 12", priced at $500 and under, and will feature the color red, which each artist will interpret in their own unique way. The theme highlights February as American Heart Month, as well as the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign and Friday February 3rd, National Wear Red Day , which raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of works will benefit the American Heart Association.

 

Exhibition Highlights:

First Friday, February 3, 5-9pm

First Friday Opening Event, 5-7 pm. Americans Heart Association staff will be in attendance and available to answer questions about the AHA's mission and about heart health. Participants are invited to wear red for the occasion.

Closing Reception, Sunday February 26, 1-3PM Refreshments will be served.  Brief lectures on heart health will be featured, topics TBA.

RED ONLINE SHOP

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Bobbie Diamond Adams: Remembering China
Aug
31
to Oct 2

Bobbie Diamond Adams: Remembering China

Bobbie Diamond Adams: Remembering China

"The world you see there is unlike anything else; the work you see here is inspired by China's vast majestic and breathtaking landscapes, seemingly unaffected by the interloper humanity. As it turns out, it seems that China was speaking to me long before I actually got to stand on the Great Wall or climb the Guilan mountainside. I strive to present moments in time, to create atmospheric places..... to create artwork whose subject is open to many interpretations..somewhere between what you see and what you feel. At any rate, the images tell the story better than I. I have been working this way for a long time."

Adams works in her studio in Tacony, north of Philadelphia, and as a shop assistant in the Printmaking Department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has a BA in Studio Arts from the University of Rochester and has taken advanced studies at Womens Studio Workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Penland, PAFA, UARTS, the NJ Printmaking Council. Adams has shown DaVinci Art Alliance and Perkins Center for the Arts; Montgomery County Community College; Southern Graphics Conferences in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Knoxville. She has won jurors awards from Perkins Center for the Arts, Ellarslie Museum, Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Third Street Gallery Philadelphia. Professional affiliations include INLIQUID Art and Design Network, Southern Graphics International Print Council, Guild of Papermakers, Women's Studio Workshop, and the Printmaking Council of New Jersey.

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POP
Jul
1
to Jul 31

POP

FRIDAY, JULY 1 - JULY 31, 2016

FIRST FRIDAY: July 1, 5-9pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, July 3, 1-4pm

Join us in the ANNEX for our July exhibition, POP, a selection of member's work featuring contemporary interpretations of mass culture and popular imagery.

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CHANGES, SPACES + OTHER ODDITIES
Mar
3
to Mar 27

CHANGES, SPACES + OTHER ODDITIES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - MARCH 27, 2016

FIRST FRIDAY: March 4, 5-9pm

ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, March 6, 1-4pm

3rd Street Gallery's Associate II Members Group Show.

Featuring works by:

Kathleen Babb • Peter Cunicelli • Francesca Costanzo • Constance Culpepper • Rhea Dennis • Lisa DeGirolamo • Jacquelyn Ferretti • Leander Fontaine • Franz Fox • Nancy E. F. Halbert • Andrew Hart • Mary Beth Kazanicka • Katherine Kurtz • Lisa Rowe

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