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Last Impressions
Nov
8
4:30 PM16:30

Last Impressions

3rd Street Gallery Full and Associate Members'  
Exhibition and Benefit


Thru November
First Friday: November 2, 5-9PM
3rd Street Gallery Public Reception: Sunday, November 4, 1-4PM


This November, the 3rd Street Gallery is presenting Last Impressions, an all members group exhibition of art in a variety of media including painting, photography, and ceramic. This exhibit features donated artwork from members to support our co-operative gallery. 3rd Street Gallery must relocate our gallery and we need help with this transition. Please assist 3rd Street in extending our legacy to a new generation of art lovers and makers by purchasing beautiful works of art by our members. 

In a world where the handmade is often co-opted by the corporate, 3rd Street Gallery offers a place where local artists and the public can create new relationships and nurture an arts community that is thriving, inspiring and accessible.  Support from the art community is what has kept our gallery thriving for 42 years and we need your support now more than ever.  Join us for Last impressions this November featuring a benefit for our long-standing co-operative.

In the Annex:
Star Wheel Printers Small Works Exhibit and Sale 


Star Wheel Printers Public Reception: Saturday, November 10 5:30-7:00pm

Star Wheel Printers, a collective of printmakers who aim to support, promote and share their pure love of the medium with the art community, are pleased to exhibit in 3rd Street Gallery's Annex.  This show features a diverse range of prints from collective members who intensely investigate and explore the possibilities of printmaking. Each artist exhibits a unique and exciting approach to print media. You can obtain more information by sending an email to starwheelprinters@gmail.com or go to www.starwheelprinters.com

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POST 2018: All Together Now Annual Members Exhibition
Oct
3
to Oct 28

POST 2018: All Together Now Annual Members Exhibition

All Together Now: An Annual Members Exhibition
Celebrating Philadelphia Studio Tours 2018
October 3- October 28, 2018

Exhibition Highlights:

First Friday, October 5, from 5-9 pm
POST 2018 weekend Saturday October 13, 12-8 pm
Artist’s Reception Sunday October 21, 1-4 pm
Regular Gallery Hours: noon-5 pm, Wednesday-Sunday.

The 3rd Street Gallery is pleased to present All Together Now: An Annual Members Exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, mixed media, ceramic and fiber art.

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Perspectives Associate 1 Group Show
Sep
5
to Sep 30

Perspectives Associate 1 Group Show

Exhibition Highlights:

First Friday, September 7, 2018, 5:00 - 9:00pm
Artists’ Reception, Sunday, September 9, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Exhibiting artists: Meri Adelman, Rissa Berlin, June Blumberg, Edwina Brennan, Jean Burdick, Carol Deutsch, Ryan Drummond, Tom Herbert, Robert S. Hunter, Citlally Miranda, Judith Schermer, Eli Smith

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The Lightroom: 8th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition
Aug
1
to Sep 2

The Lightroom: 8th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition

This August, The 3rd Street Gallery is honored to once again host The Lightroom, one of Philadelphia’s distinctive photography organizations, for the eighth in an annual series of summer group exhibitions. Ten local photographers will present new images in various media and over a range of subject matter.

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3rd Street Gallery's Summer Sale
Jul
6
to Jul 29

3rd Street Gallery's Summer Sale

3rd Street Gallery Full and Associate Members' Summer Exhibition and Sale of Small Works. 

July 6-29, 2018

First Friday: July 6, 5-9PM

Artist Reception: Sunday July 8, 1-4PM

The Summer Sale is a group exhibition of smaller works priced at $500 and under, in a variety of media including painting, photography, ceramic, fiber and more. This is a great opportunity for first time art buyers, established collectors looking for smaller work, and those interested in unique gifts for weddings, birthdays and holidays.

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Agathe Bouton: From One Continent to Another
Jun
1
to Jul 1

Agathe Bouton: From One Continent to Another

3rdStreet Gallery presents From One Continent to Anothera solo exhibition and career retrospective by French artist Agathe Bouton. The exhibition presents twenty years of printmaking works created in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. Curated by Amie Potsic, CEO and Principal Curator of Amie Potsic Art Advisory, LLC, the show begins on June 1 and runs through July 1.  The opening reception will be on First Friday, June 1 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 7:00 PM.  The closing reception will be on Sunday, July 1 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 4:00 PM.Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and by appointment.  

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Imagine: 13  Associate Members’ Annual Exhibition
May
2
to May 25

Imagine: 13 Associate Members’ Annual Exhibition

Imagine: 13

Associate Members’ Annual Exhibition at the 3rd Street Gallery

May 2-27, 2018

Exhibition Highlights

First Friday: May 4, 5-9PM

Artist Reception: Sunday May 6, 1-4PM

The 3rd Street Gallery is pleased to present Imagine: 13, a group exhibition of artists who will show work in a variety of media including painting, photography, and installation.

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Wanderlust: Iceland by Jasmine Alleger
Apr
4
to Apr 29

Wanderlust: Iceland by Jasmine Alleger

Wanderlust: Iceland by Jasmine Alleger

Highlights:

Exhibition Dates: April 4-29

First Friday:  April 6, 5-9

Reception: Sunday April 8, 12-4

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5PM


Recently Alleger's work incorporates her travels and she has begun a series of projects entitled Wanderlust for each locale that she visits. She asks herself "What happens when I step out of my daily routine and step into the unknown?"  Travel allows her the opportunity to slow down and observe a new culture and speculate about daily life there.

Her newest series Wanderlust: Iceland is a yearlong reflection of how a once sleepy little village has been flooded by visitors. She embraces the beauty of the landscape and quaint homes, while grappling with the impact tourism has had on the country. While speculating on daily life in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city, she was confronted with the realization that the entire city was consumed with the tourism industry. Its cultural identity was being over shadowed by a need to cater to its visitors. Development brought benefits but also negatives like rising costs and need to maintain new infrastructure. What will happen if and when this bubble bursts?

Jasmine Alleger has a MFA in Studio Art, 2013 from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA and a BS in Drawing and Painting, 2010 from Portland State University Portland, OR.

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Primal Split by Conny Parsons
Apr
4
to Apr 29

Primal Split by Conny Parsons

Primal Split by Conny Parsons

Highlights:

Exhibition Dates: April 4-29

First Friday:  April 6, 5-9

Reception: Sunday April 8, 12-4

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5PM

Conny Parsons presents a series of large oil paintings that are visually or physically split.  Parsons references objects in and aspects of nature such as stones, earth, wind, air and water.  Like or dissimilar natural objects are shifted or joined into a whole that is greater than the components. Like objects are repeated, reversed or misplaced.  Dissimilar images are joined in a cohesive way through color, shapes, movement, transparency, and repetition. This series is about the continual change in the primitive, natural world.  The artist allowed imagery to happen as she painted and playfully terms the resulting series as “Organized Chaos”. 

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Edwina Brennan: Contemporary Gestures
Feb
28
to Apr 1

Edwina Brennan: Contemporary Gestures

Contemporary Gestures, a solo exhibition by Edwina Brennan

Exhibition Dates: February 28 - April 1
First Friday: Friday, March 2, 5 - 8 PM
Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2- 5 PM

“Just a mark.  I start with just a mark – simple, straightforward. But then there is another mark, then another, a splotch of color, some scraping. The tools are uncomplicated, but as in any interaction, it is in the relationship of these marks, of the color or lack of color, of the positioning of the marks to each other and to the edges – this is where the intricacy begins.

The works that I create are “drawings” – but they are not sketches, nor are they renderings of objects or experiences. The drawing itself is the experience. Each drawing is comprised of a variety of materials and of many methods of mark-making: from scraping to fine line to strokes and splotches of color. Although the art work is relatively large scale, some of the drawings are quite subtle and minimal, while others are more bold and expansive.  (This is due to the response quality in the making of these drawings).  It is an intuitive process in which each scrape, mark, and stroke relates to the next scrape, mark, and stroke within the borders of the paper.

Just as in the back and forth process of good conversation, the artwork unfolds to become sometimes a boisterous cacophony, at other times an intimate heart-to-heart, and still others a repartee. Also, as in a conversation, there is the courage of introduction, the first stroke; and the discovery of the response. Inclusion of new input can change the direction of the encounter, but unity is maintained by remaining mindful of the content – whether it is the border of the paper which are lines themselves, or the jots and swirls from the interior.

I invite the viewer to share in the conversation looking at and responding to each mark and layer of markings as they move over the page.”

Edwina Brennan: Edwina received a BFA from Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA, and also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  She has had solo exhibitions at Muse Gallery, Educational Testing Service Princeton, Sande Webster Gallery, Rosemont College, and Hahnemann University. Edwina has had work in numerous group shows including Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Ursinus College, Settlement Music School, and Bryn Mawr College. She received many awards, including First Prize Fellowship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Rohm & Hass Purchase Award at PAFA.

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Jean Plough: Sketches in Paint, Oil and Acrylic Paintings
Feb
28
to Apr 1

Jean Plough: Sketches in Paint, Oil and Acrylic Paintings

Sketches in Paint
Oil and acrylic paintings by Jean Plough

Exhibition Dates: February 28 - April 1
First Friday: Friday, March 2, 5 - 9 PM
Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2- 5 PM

Sketches in Paint represents a journey from traditional non-realistic landscapes to bolder unconfined statements, scattered with words etched in crayon. Paintings vary from strictly geometric impressions to more spontaneous renditions. At one end of the spectrum are simple atmospheric color-fields, and on the other, freer expressions that include text. A scrubby, sketch-like quality of similar color brushstrokes is applied in layers to create perspective. The exhibition cannot be pigeonholed into one style; instead it employs several, although the transition is evident from one piece to the next. Inspired by a sense of place, as well as being open to the subconscious, Sketches in Paint presents a wide range of offerings.

Jean Plough: Born in Queens New York, Jean studied painting at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She also spent time at the Corcoran Gallery summer program in Washington, DC, and took part in a show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts called, “Insomnia, Landscapes of the Night”. Jean’s piece, “Hurricane/Gulf,” is in the Annapolis Volvo Collection in Annapolis, Maryland, and her work received Award of Excellence at the University of Delaware Biennial. She earned Best Abstract at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and honorable mention in Scenes of Schuylkill for “Market Street Bridge”.  Jean paints because it allows communication with others, as well as creating a new perspective, a sense of space and the unexpected.

Artist website: https://www.jeanplough.com

(Image) Flatland (detail), acrylic paint and oil crayon on canvas, 28” X 52”, 2018

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Spoken in Silence, Works by Eli Smith
Jan
31
to Feb 25

Spoken in Silence, Works by Eli Smith

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist working in oil paint. Most of his work deals with the human figure, with an emphasis on form eliciting emotion.
He draws much of his inspiration from his experience growing up with mental disability, specifically his Tourette Syndrome and OCD, as well as his brothers' Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. He uses this personal history as a starting point for creating his imagery.
Spoken in Silence is a series of paintings by Eli Smith which depict statues and sculptural work in some form. In the same way that the original stone works used power, posture and fidelity to describe the human body, Eli repurposes their forms for his series in an attempt to convey an emotional impact. He states that he wants to depict how we see ourselves through the imagery of these monolithic representations of our ideals, since many of the original statues were created as memorials or symbols of power and authority.

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Point, Sculptures by Bethany Rose Rusen
Jan
31
to Feb 25

Point, Sculptures by Bethany Rose Rusen

I am interested in exploring the body as an interface for how we navigate the world, how we use it to form relationships with ourselves and with others, and how it functions within our visual culture to help us more fully understand ourselves and the society we move through. The physical body is the lens through which I experience my own sense of self; my psychological and emotional state is intimately tied to the state of my physical body, whether it is comfortable, lonely, confident or threatened. The acute sensitivity of my body fascinates me, and has led me to create objects that attempt to capture how it feels to live inside my skin.

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