Fall for a new season of exhibits Explore First Friday in Old City galleries

Posted: September 06, 2001

CELEBRATE THE NEW season in art and life with a special bonus of the Fourth Annual Glass Week in Philadelphia from Sept. 7 to 15, inspiring exciting demonstrations and exhibitions in the galleries and studios.

Everyone's back from vacation and ready to welcome you to all the Old City galleries on First Friday, between 5 and 8 p.m.

It's fun, it's exciting and it's free.

A * indicates participation in the Fourth Annual Glass Week.

Artists' House, 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. Carson Fox, assemblages; Shannon Gallagher, prints and oil paintings; Sara Lee, prints and paintings; Noah Buchanan, oil paintings; Kevin Cummins, etchings and watercolors and Anastasia Pollard, paintings from abroad indicating her renewed interest in the symbolic language of portraiture. Until Sept. 30.

ArtJaz, 51 N. 2nd St., 215-922-4800. "Universal," paintings by Buchi Upjohn Aghaji, Salma Arastu and Dilip Sheth. Until Sept. 30.

Larry Becker Contemporary Art, 43 N. 2nd St., 215-925-5389. "New Selections: A Changing Survey of New Work by Gallery Artists, including work by Buy Shaver, Andrea Cooper, Steve Riedell, Eve Ascheim, Quentin Morris, Jon Poblador and others." Until Sept. 15.

*Biello/Muller Studios, 148 N. 3rd St., 215-923-8737. Light sculptures created with found and studio glass. Until Aug. 30.

B Square Gallery, 614 S. 9th St., 215-625-0692. "Pride in the Late 1900s." Manipulated photographs by Corey Armpriester, Philadelphian, of the Gay-Lesbian Pride parades in New York City and Philadelphia in 1998. Until Oct. 13.

The Clay Studio, 139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453. "Chymical Object," ceramic pieces by Christyl Boger. "Transitions," group exhibition of works by artists from the Resident Program. Until Oct. 14.

DiPalma Ristorante & Bar, 114 Market St., 215-733-0545. "Perceptions of the City," Mixed media paintings and drawings by Iva Gueorquieva, Delia King, Paul Santoleri and Corey J. Willis explore the concept of the city, this one and others of fact and fantasy. Until Oct. 20.

Ericson Gallery, 53 N. 2nd St., 215-925-4458. "Photographs from Egypt" by Ursula Fleischmann. Until Oct. 13.

Exhibit 231, 231 N. 3rd. St., 215-925-7576. "Poetic Transmissions," Geanna Merola: hand-altered photographs. Poetic observations of nature and culture that begin with a black and white photograph enhanced with layers of mixed media. Until Oct. 13.

F.A.N. Gallery, 221 Arch St., 215-922-5155. Abigail McBride. Recent oil paintings of pastoral landscapes and cityscapes in the American Impressionist tradition. Until Sept. 23.

*Flotsam & Jetsam Studios, 149 N. 3rd St., 215-351-9914. Blown glass by local studio artists. Until Sept. 30.

Gallery Joe, 304 Arch St., 215-592-7752. "Recent Works," drawings by Mary Judge. Large scale drawings on canvas done in the ancient method of "spolvero," pouncing pigment through tiny perforations, and new works on paper. Concurrent with a solo exhibition at the PAFA. Until Oct. 13.

Gallery 911@Revsin, 911 Arch St., 215-922-5583. "Artists of the Warhol Circle." Traveling multimedia show of eight artists who were associated with Andy Warhol: Gerard Malanga, Ultra Violet, Allen Midgette, Laura Rubin, Christopher Makos and Paul, James and Madalen Warhola (Andy's brother, nephew and niece. Until Sept. 22.

*Hot Soup, 26 S. Strawberry St., 215-922-2332. Otto Mattic, "Open Season." Blown glass wildlife such as prairie dogs, warthogs, marmots and deer in beautiful detail and amusing exaggeration. Glass blowing demonstration by the artist from 6-10 p.m. on First Friday and by Adam Kamens from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Locks Gallery, 600 Washington Square S., 215-629-1000. Diane Burko, "The Volcano Series." Paintings of active volcanoes from around the world. Until Oct. 6.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery, 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893. "Inliquid 2001: Contemporary Philosophies," Paintings, works on paper, sculptural installations and prints by 10 artists with different interpretations of contemporary environments. Until Sept. 28.

Moderne Gallery, 111 N. 3rd St., 215-923-8536. "George Nakashima: Designing Nature," vintage furniture by a master craftsman. "The Constructed Canvas: String Paintings by David Roth," works from 1970-1984. Until Sept. 15.

Muse Gallery, 60 N. 2nd St., 215-627-5310. "Form Without Function." Fiber sculpture by Sissy Pizzollo. Organic forms of wool, mohair and other fibers that impart an aura of life and vitality. Until Sept. 30.

Nexus, 137 N. 2nd. St., 215-629-1103. "Now in Real Time," an international exhibition by contemporary photographers and videographers exploring ideas of time, place and memory. Through Sept. 30.

Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., 215-925-9929. "Unimaginable Isolation: Stories from Graterford Prison." Three artists worked in collaboration with 13 inmates to create three dimensional, multimedia works of art at Graterford. Until Nov. 1. "Investigations of Language and Place," abstract paintings by Annette Cords and Paul Fabozzi examining the multi-dimensionality of contemporary life. Until Oct. 20.

Pentimenti Gallery, 133 N. 3rd St., 215-625-9990. "Sand Boxing." Paintings by Michael Frechette create a subtle dialogue between abstract patterns and figurative elements in muted tones recalling the light and air at sea. Until Oct. 14

*Rosenfeld Gallery, 113 Arch St., 215-922-1376. Adam Kamens, glass sculpture and Dale Roberts, encaustic paintings. Kamens combines humor with mastery of technique. Don't miss his glass-blowing demonstration at Hot Soup on from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Until Sept. 30

*Snyderman Gallery, 303 Cherry St., 215-238-9576. Rick Beck, new cast glass sculpture; Pamina Taylor, "A Narrative Journey in Glass." Until Sept. 30.

Spector, 510 Bainbridge St., 215-238-0840. "Tom + Tomo." Tom Carey, Works on Paper and Takatomo Tomita, Sculpture. Whimsical figures in a funky style. Until Sept. 28.

Temple Gallery, 45 N. 2nd St., 215-925-7379. "Soft Cell: The Bounds of Comfort." Three installation artists and two painters explore interior domestic spaces. Until Oct. 13.

Third Street Gallery, 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. Kristine Flannery, Recent Landscapes. Oil paintings, monotypes and giclee prints of urban landscapes and beach scenes that become almost abstractions from reality. Tony Rocco, Black and white photographs. Until Sept. 30.

*Wexler Gallery, 201 N. 3rd. St., 215-923-7030. Canadian Glass by alumni and faculty of Sheridan College, Glass Studio in conjunction with Glass Week. Until Sept. 29.

Wood Turning Center, 501 Vine St., 215-923-8000. "allTURNatives: Form and Spirit," an exhibition of Lathe-turned Art by the 2001 International Turning Exchange Residents. Until Nov. 2.

*Works Gallery, 303 Cherry St., 215-922-7775. "Third Annual Goblet Show," with more than 60 artists from all over the world. Don't miss this stunning exhibition. Until Sept. 29. *

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