Philadelphia art gallery shows for First Friday and throughout the month

Charles H. Lawson's watercolor "Uncle Frank" is included in the Art in City Hall exhibit.
Charles H. Lawson's watercolor "Uncle Frank" is included in the Art in City Hall exhibit.
Posted: August 06, 2010

Many art galleries in and around Philadelphia stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of arts events tonight and through the month:

Art in City Hall. Second and fourth floors, City Hall, Broad and Market streets. "Inside/Outside" features works by prison inmates and ex-offenders. Through Oct. 29. Also, Mural Arts Program student exhibit, first floor, west corridors, near the 311 offices. Reception 4-6 p.m. Sept. 7, Conversation Hall, Room 201.

Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. "Summer Exhibition," group show of invited artists. To Aug. 22. Reception 5-8:30 tonight.

AxD Gallery. 265 S. 10th St., 215-627-6250. "queerArt?" Work by 11 LGBTQ-identified artists. Ends tomorrow.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery. 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893. "Inhabit," 12 new paintings and sculptural installations, plus a video installation, "Detour," by Dana Hargrove. Aug. 31-Sept. 10. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. 1616 Walnut St., Suite 100, 215-545-7562. Kate Aberbrombie, "making, joining and repairing," and John J. O'Connor's

"C'OD(e)R." To Aug. 20.

Galleries at the Gershman Y. 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400. "Mapping: Outside/Inside," works by Leila Daw, Joyce Kozloff, Eve Andree Laramee and Nikolas Schiller. "Capturing Sky," large-scale pinhole photographs by Masaki Kobayashi. To Aug. 15.

Gross McLeaf Gallery. 127 S. 16th St., 215-665-8138. "Places, Everyone," emerging artists Joe Ballweg, Sarah Gamble, Vera Iliatova, Jay Noble, Sarah Noble, Erin Raedeke and Caroline Santa. To Aug. 11.

LGTripp Gallery. 47-49 N. 2nd St., 215-923-3110. "RSVP," works by 14 invited artists in a range of media. To Aug. 21. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

Philip & Muriel Berman Museum of Art. 601 E. Main St., Collegeville, 610-409-3500. "The Art Gene: The Hutton Family Legacy." To Aug. 8.

Rodger La Pelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232. "Artists' Summer Caucus 2010." To Aug. 29. Reception 6-10 tonight and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Sande Webster Gallery. 2006 Walnut St., 215-636-9003. "Click. Print. Collect." Panel discussion on "creating and collecting contemporary photography in the digital age." 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12. RSVP at or call. Also on Aug. 12, reception for "Divergence: Five Views On Photography," 5:30-6:30 p.m.

3rd Street Gallery. 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. "Redux," group show of photographers from Light Gallery. To Aug. 29. Reception 5-9 tonight; artists' reception 2-5 p.m. Aug. 8.

Submit First Friday listings to Laurie T. Conrad by e-mail ( or mail (400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130). The September deadline is Aug. 27.

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