Launch Of Women’s History Month With “No Longer Anonymous” — A Fiber Exhibition By Women Artists

Opening Reception Friday, March 4 @ 6 pm. Exhibition Continues Until Sunday, May 1.

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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.

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Quilt by Cynthia D. Friedman

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“Domestic” by Carol Wisker

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!

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Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art

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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?

 Join us as at our opening reception Friday, Jan. 22 @ 6 pm

as we celebrate 2016 with our community of artists

and a new era for the Mt. Airy Art Garage.

Participating artists include:

Sara Allen, Nathalie Borozny, Josephine Bunnell, Robert Cox, Magdalena Elias, Robert Finch, Rob Foy,

Elizabeth Heller, Daisy Langston Juarez, Lea Koontz, Candace LeClair, Judy Levy, Sol Levy, Lori Anne Miley,

Phoebe Murer, Lee Muslin, Stepanie Nolan, Gloria Rholfs, Barbara Rosin, Caroline Sargent, Ruth Seeley,

Nicki Toizer, Andrew Walker, and Richard Williams.

Now, for just a small sampling…

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(c) Magdalena Elias

 

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(c) Ruth Seeley

 

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(c) Josephine Bunnell

 

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(c) Nicki Toizer

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art — Open Call For Artists

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

 

No more applications are being accepted.
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The Holiday Art Markets Are Coming!

Sat./Sun., Dec. 5-6 and Sat./Sun. Dec. 19-20, Noon Till 6 pm. Free Admission.holiday-market_website_banner_v21Two, 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.

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(c) Timothy Caison

Now feast your eyes on some of our coming holiday delights!

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Handmade scarves by Roberto Rashid

Artists Include:

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.

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Singer Songwriters Include:

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Photography by Kevin Bennett

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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Animal portraits painted by Suzanne Durand

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Graphic Art By David Jablow

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Kathy Robinson Batiks

 

 

 

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours — 15 Artists Shine @ MAAG!

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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.

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Arleen Olshan’s Studio

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.

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Jay McClellan’s Studio

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.

 

Call for Member Artists & Artists From 915 Spring Garden — POST!

West of Broad, Sat., Oct. 17 & Sun., Oct. 18

POST logo 2015MAAG is the Northwest hub for POST — Philadelphia’s premier festival of visual arts. This is your opportunity to show your work within a well-publicized, citywide arena. Our resident artists will have their studios open in addition to MAAG member artists plus invited artists from 915 Spring Garden (recently closed). Our location will be among the largest concentration of visual artists under one roof.

All submissions will be considered including: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, collage, found objects, handcrafts, textile, mosaic, furniture, textiles, etc.

This is your opportunity to either rent wall space + table for the entire month of October or table only for this weekend event.

Due dates:

Sunday, October 4 – Applications, jpgs, Pay Pal/Checks

Thursday Oct. 8 – Sat., Oct. 10 — MAAG members using Gallery Walls  

Friday, October 16, Noon – 7 pm — set up for POST show, all other artists

The work submitted will be curated and decisions will be made regarding both quality and professionalism. Work not following MAAG Guidelines will not be accepted. Download your guidelines here. All work must be your own original artwork and must reflect the type of work submitted in your application.

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We look forward to sharing this special event with you.

 

(c) Lee Muslin, above, who will be among the POST artists at MAAG.

Make Art, Grow Food Mural Dedication This Week. Join us!

Mural Dedication this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 11 am at the Mt. Airy Art Garage (rear).

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Mural Design (c) Daisy Langston Juarez. Photo (c) Michael Albany.

What an amazing intergenerational collaboration between children at Henry Houston Elementary School and elders at Homelink making their own kind of special magic. All drawings in the mural are original and created solely by the participants. The teacher artists of the Mt. Airy Art Garage compiled the images.

Now we are ready to celebrate! Join us this Wed., Sept 9, @ 11 am in the rear garden of the Mt. Airy Art Garage. We’ll be joined by all the artists in the project, both young and old, plus a host of sponsors who made this project possible.  Earth, Bread, and Brewery will concoct some tasty garden treats for all to enjoy.

So, let’s celebrate and keep on dreaming!

 

Make Art, Grow Food Summer Exhibition Opens It’s Doors

Opening Reception Finally Friday, June 26 @ 6 pm. Admission Free. Exhibition runs Friday, June 26 — Sunday, Sept. 6

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We’re flying high on the tails of the Make Art, Grow Food Project which is moving full steam ahead. We’re finishing off a mural filled with artwork created by elders at Homelink and kids at Houston School while the urban garden continues to thrive. So what better way to celebrate our luscious urban garden and a mural that is exploding with color and creativity than to toast the world that surrounds us.

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© Lee Muslin

You’ll feast your eyes on an array of painting, photography, sculpture, found objects, and fiber. Participating artists include Meri Adelman, Poppy Rae Bass, Ellen Benson, Nathalie Borozny, Bill Brookover, Robert Finch, Bill Hanson, Shari Johnson, Gloria Klaiman, Judy Levy, May Lomax, Jay McClellan, Lee Muslin, Arleen Olshan, Patricia Smith, Vita Tew, Karoline Wallace, and Larry West. It’s a feast for the eyes and senses.

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© Poppy Rae Bass

So, stop in to our gallery. Cool off, maybe even help with the mural. And, of course, enjoy the show!

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS — Make Art, Grow Food Summer Show

Exhibition Runs June 26 Through September 6

Make Art Grow Food LogoGreat things are growing at the Mt. Airy Art Garage! In celebration of our Mural and Garden Projects we are inviting artists in all disciplines to submit works reflecting our relationship to the natural world. We are excited to see your work in fiber, sculpture, photography, mixed media, drawing, painting, printmaking, etc. (Photography above © Poppy Rae Bass.)

Applications and jpegs to be submitted by 6/17

Jurying and acceptance by 6/18
Notification of accepted pieces 6/18 by email
Delivery of accepted work 6/20-6/21, 12-6 PM
Opening Reception 6/26, 6 – 9 PM

Download your application HERE. 

Download our Gallery Guidelines HERE.

 

$10 jurying fee for members. Pay directly below.

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$15 jurying fee for nonmembers. Pay directly below.

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My Son Matters! TALKBACK…A Plea From One Mother To Another

TALKBACK Friday, May 15, 6 pm, @ 11 W. Mt Airy Ave. $5 Donation. Everyone welcome.

Post Ferguson—My Son Matters! Post Baltimore—My Son Matters! 300 people at Denise Allen’s opening reception—My Son Matters!  Check out this video! The main question on everyone’s lips—when can we talk more about this? 

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TALKBACK is our response. A roundtable discussion with Denise Allen and the mothers in the Exhibition. A safe space, amidst the most positive imagery. As Vashti Dubois says “It’s a chance to speak through motherhood to all mothers regardless of race or status.” A time to talk, to listen, to share, to understand. For all of us. Men, women, and children.

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(c) Sheppard Williams

You won’t want to miss this. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring yourself. Why? Because My Son Matters!