The Road Not Taken is the second of three exhibits MAAG will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company. The Road Not Taken will accompany the production of The Bridges of Madison County, which will run from February 8 – March 3, 2019. In this soaring romance, Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm in 1965. However, her quiet escape is upended when ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions. What happens next in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.
The shows opening reception is February 8th, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
The show closing party is March 3rd, 2019.
Lovett Library, Saturday, June 9, Noon till 2 pm, 6945 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19119
The Community of Pride (COP) Mural and Literacy Project continues to unfold at Eleanor C. Emlen public school. Children’s minds open up to interests and skills they did not know they had—opening doors to their hearts, souls, and precious creativity. Now it’s time to celebrate this year’s young Emlen artists.
We invite you to join us at their first ever reception and exhibition at Lovett Library, Saturday, June 9th at Noon. This project is about enriching children’s lives, offering inclusive opportunities and sharing the positive rewards of making and studying art together. We sincerely hope you can join us a we honor these amazing kids. All artwork will be for sale with proceeds going to the young artists. Plus tasty treats are being provided by High Point Cafe, Frosted Fox, and Night Kitchen. Admission is free.
“Having Our Say” — Art That Speaks to Empowerment
Opening Reception, Saturday, Feb. 4, 4-8 pm, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 South Broad St.
The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) opens 2017 with a special popup exhibition in partnership with Philadelphia Theatre Company’s production of Having Our Say. The exhibition will run January 27th to February 19th, with a Community Open House/Exhibition Opening on Saturday, February 4th from 4 pm to 8 pm, located at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 South Broad St.)
Having Our Say tells the inspiring story of the Delany sisters, African-American women who were both civil rights activists and pioneers in the fight for equality in this country. Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem’s Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation’s heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives. Based on the award winning book, the Delany sisters’ extraordinary stories of racial injustice and personal strife, and eventual success, is as poignant today as ever.
This Mt. Airy Art Garage special exhibition seeks to further highlight empowerment through the collective experience of overcoming obstacles and barriers. Featuring works by local artists including Frank Burd, Melvin Chappell, Lucretia Coleman, Rob Cox, Tim Gibbon, Jennifer Hemenway, Ruth Joray, Daisy Langston Juarez, Arleen Olshan, Kathy Robinson, Gloria Rohlfs, Ellie Seif, Patricia Cousins Smith, and Carol Wisker, this exhibition provides a fine art platform focusing on themes of pride and empowerment even in tough times.
Through community partnerships and exhibitions such as the Having Our Say, the Mt. Airy Art Garage continues its mission to provide a communal space for creativity, collaboration, and self-actualization, while utilizing creative expression as an instrument for social change. Now more than ever, MAAG invites the community to have its say, visit the exhibition, and see this tremendous production.
For more information visit our handcraft gift shop at 6622 Germantown Ave. or mtairyartgarage.org or call 215.242.5074. #MAAGPopsUp.
Opening Reception, Friday, July 1, 6 – 9 pm.
Exhibition runs July 1 – August 21. Free admission.
We’ve turned lemons into lemonade! An owner’s notice to vacate from a property we built with community support, has turned what could have been our final dirge into a celebration of our future.
It’s our last exhibition in this current location, and the artwork is pouring into the gallery — photography, painting, drawing, watercolor, fiber & textile, sculpture, you name it! It’s our way of toasting all of the wonderful artists who have made MAAG what it is today and what it will become tomorrow. Our intention is to fill all of MAAG, (yes all of it!) with glorious artwork as we prepare ourselves for popups and our new retail space at 6622 Germantown Ave.
The list of participating artists keeps growing — sculpture, pottery, fiber, painting, watercolors, photography, collage, and more. Artists include:
Sara Allen, Sherman Aronson, Kevin Bennett, Denise Benrahou, Ellen Benson, Nathalie Borozny, Bill Brookover, Frank Burd, Nick Corso, Rob Cox, Kenneth Crimaldi, Taddy Dawson, Evvy Edinburg, Robert Finch, Carlos Gil, Lisa Haun, Shari Johnson, Daisy Langston Juarez, Judith Levy, Sol Levy, Donald Leong, Ellen Marcus, Katherine Moore, Phoebe Murer, Lee Muslin, Arleen Olshan, Emma Olshan, Kathy Robinson, Gloria Rohlfs, Edward Sargent, Ruth Seeley, Ellie Seif, Patricia Cousins Smith, Vita Tew, Nicki Toizer, Andrew Walker, Karoline Wallace, Lawrence West, Janine Zaikowski, Michael Zaikowski, and others.
Join us, celebrate with us. Immerse yourself in the most glorious art. This is a show you won’t want to miss.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 20, 6 – 9 pm, Free Admission
Exhibition Runs May 11 through June 12, 2016
The Mt. Airy Art Garage is celebrating the wonders and diversity of our Northwest Philadelphia neighborhoods from Chestnut Hill, to Mt. Airy, to Germantown, to Manayunk. Locations are sure to look familiar, as will families and children. Some images will entice you to explore the Wissahickon. Some will make you think. But no matter what, we’re confident you’ll appreciate, even more, why you chose to live here.
Both professional and emerging artists (many members of the MAAG Photo Club) will be sharing their photography. Participating artists include Frank Burd, Rob Cox, Kenneth Crimaldi, Rosalind Dutton, Charles Edwards, Elisa Goldman, Solomon Levy, Judith Levy, Jackie McAllister, Arleen Olshan, Ellie Seif, George Silvaney, Nicki Toizer, Andrew Walker, Sheppard Williams, and Mike Zaikowski.
Join us at our Opening Reception — it’s free and open to the entire family.
Opening Reception Friday, March 4 @ 6 pm. Exhibition Continues Until Sunday, May 1.
In observance of Women’s History Month, the Mt. Airy Art Garage will present “No Longer Anonymous” — a series of exhibitions, panel discussions, writing circles, and a live concert in partnership with the Philadelphia FolkSong Society. The title of our month-long celebration comes from Virgina Woolf’s famous quote — “Throughout history, anonymous was a woman.” We’re here to shout we are “No Longer Anonymous!”
This exhibition, which launches a series of March events, will highlight the work of leading fiber artists including Sara Allen, Natalie Alleyne, Michelle Brown, Magdalena Elias (her work is on the right), Cynthia D. Friedman, Toni Nash, Kathy Robinson, Karoline Wallace, and Carol Wisker. It will run March 4 – May 1 with an opening reception on Friday, March 4th at 6 pm. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.
One thing for sure — this show will highlight some of the best work of women artists city wide.
More events for International Women’s Day! Just click on each photo below!
Exhibition Dates: January 22 — February 28, 2016
Opening reception Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
Deadline January 11, 2016.
How do you define celebration in your work? Do you celebrate the earth? Appreciate the human experience? Express the joy of creating? Humor? Inspiration? Excitement? Let’s celebrate 2016 and the new era of the Mt. Airy Art Garage. We have been building community here since 2009 and are excited to announce our continuation into the future.
Applications and jpegs to be submitted by 1/11/16
Jurying and acceptance by 1/11
Notification of accepted pieces 1/15 by email
Delivery of accepted work 1/20 to 1/21, 12 to 6 PM
Opening Reception 1/22, 6 to 9 PM
Sat./Sun., Dec. 5-6 and Sat./Sun. Dec. 19-20, Noon Till 6 pm. Free Admission.Two, count them, two fabulous weekends guaranteed to take your breath away and put you headlong into the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. More than 40 artists spread out over two shows with live music, food, and festivities. So now, with less words and more visual delights, we’re going to dazzle you with some of the upcoming work and the fabulous music to put you in the mood. Bring the family. Free admission. You just can’t go wrong.
Now feast your eyes on some of our coming holiday delights!
Vicki Allen, Kevin Bennett, Denise Benrahu, Coletta Betancourt, Bill Brookover, Sheila and Debbie Brown, Timothy Caison, Jackie Clifton, Nick Corso, Suzanne Durand, David Jablow, Shari Johnson, Aisha Loeks, Michele Foster Lucas, Ian MacFarlane, Lee Muslin, Phoebe Murer, Roberto Rashid, Helene Richardson, Antea Roberts, Kathy Robinson, Edward Sargent, George Silvaney, Patricia Cousins Smith, Amanda Staples, and others.
Singer Songwriters Include:
David Cantor, Valerie Dupont, Joe Fanning & Jim Black, Elgie’s Kitchen, Art Miron, Sarah Napolitan, Ron Kravitz & Friends, Rusty & Jan, and others.
So, join us for our last holiday celebration in this location! We plan to make it the best ever!
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) is the largest tour of artist studios in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.
The Mt. Airy Art Garage is honored to again be a community sponsor and host 15 artists, including our resident studio artists as well as artists displaced from 915 Spring Garden. Visit artists in their creative workspaces, learn about their techniques, and support their ongoing efforts in their work.
Participating artists include Kevin Bennett, Bill Brookover, Elizabeth Castiglione, Shari Johnson, Itzik Lorant, Jay McClellan, Phoebe Murer, Lee Muslin, Arleen Olshan, Kathy Robinson, Mia Rosenthal, Laurel Schwass-Drew, Larry West, Shu Wu, and Stephanie Amma Young.
Our location will be among the largest concentration of visual artists under one roof. Admission is free and open to the entire family. You won’t want to miss this event.