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Speaking Our Truth

Speaking Our Truth is the second of three exhibits MAAG will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company this season in conjunction with their production of Everything is Wonderful. The themes for this exhibit include overcoming tragedy, finding the strength to move on with our lives, the power of reconciliation, and surrendering to forgiveness. Themes for submitting artists to ask: How do we live with disillusionment and anger? Do we truly forgive? Can we resolve past pain, hurt, and issues of abandonment?

We invite you to take part in the Opening Reception February 21, at 7 PM. The show will be on display in the upstairs gallery space at The Suzanne Roberts Theatre from February 14 – March 8, 2020.

Everything is Wonderful by Chelsea Marcantel is the story of an Amish couple that exhibits an act of unfathomable forgiveness after their two sons are killed in a car accident. It speaks of the traditions of Amish life and the very defined roles of women and men within the family and the community. As the family struggles to cling to their way of life, they are forced to find a way forward inside their insular community, practicing mercy and forgiveness to heal the wounds of the past.

The Suzanne Roberts Theatre is located at 480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146.

Full roster of displaying artists:

  • Gwendolyn Bundy
  • Hope Glover
  • Gloria Klaiman
  • Cyndi Philkill
  • Ruth Seeley
  • Adam Shuman
  • Susan Smith
  • Jed Williams
  • Arleen Olshan
  • Larry West
  • Patricia Cousins Smith

Open Call for Artists: Speaking Our Truth

Mt. Airy Art Garage, in partnership with The Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, is having an Open Call for Artists

February 14 – March 8, 2020

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 26, 2020.

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding an open call for artists to submit for “Speaking Our Truth,” happening from February 14 – March 8, 2020 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre at 480 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA., 19146.

Speaking Our Truth is the second of three exhibits MAAG will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company this season in conjunction with their production of Everything is Wonderful. We encourage artists to submit up to two (2) pieces of work to be on display and for sale in this upcoming exhibit. The themes for this exhibit include overcoming tragedy, finding the strength to move on with our lives, the power of reconciliation, and surrendering to forgiveness. Themes for submitting artists to ask: How do we live with disillusionment and anger? Do we truly forgive? Can we resolve past pain, hurt, and issues of abandonment?

Everything is Wonderful by Chelsea Marcantel is the story of an Amish couple that exhibits an act of unfathomable forgiveness after their two sons are killed in a car accident. It speaks of the traditions of Amish life and the very defined roles of women and men within the family and the community. As the family struggles to cling to their way of life, they are forced to find a way forward inside their insular community, practicing mercy and forgiveness to heal the wounds of the past.

Submission forms can be downloaded by clicking here. (PDF)

Submissions:

To apply, send images.maag@gmail.com the following (All items can be sent via snail mail as well):

  • MAAG’s Submission Form
  • Up to 2 JPG images (300 dpi) of your work. Be advised that submitted images may be used by MAAG for advertising and marketing if the work is accepted
  • Entry Fee ($20/members, $25/non-members per image), which can be sent via PayPal
  • Artist Bio/Statement describing the work submitted and a paragraph about the artist

Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Sunday, January 26, 11:59 PM  (Notification of Acceptance: Friday, January 31)
  • Delivery Dates: February 5 – February 8 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 6622 Germantown Avenue
  • Artist Pick-Up: March 11 – 15 at Mt. Airy Art Garage, 6622 Germantown Avenue

MAAG assumes no liability for any damage that may occur during the exhibit and is not responsible for any artwork left past the pickup date.

A Sense of Burning

A Sense of Burning will be the first of three exhibits MAAG will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company this year, in conjunction with their production of A Small Fire. Witness what over 20 artists created when they were asked: What burns in you or haunts you? Is it passion, pain, anger, joy, determination, loss? Is it a tingle or a searing, undeniable quest to continue to live fully while overcoming limitations? Our senses rule much of our lives and drive us to make decisions. How we respond to our senses guides our reactions. How we express our longings and our need to be understood in the world.

We invite you to take part in the Opening Reception October 25, 2019, at 7 PM. The show will be on display in the upstairs gallery space at The Suzanne Roberts Theatre from October 18 – November 10, 2019.

Adam Bock’s meticulously crafted A Small Fire follows Emily Bridges, a woman used to running all the things – from her construction business to her family – until she suddenly and mysteriously starts losing her physical senses. As her world changes, her relationships shift in poignant and revelatory ways.

The Suzanne Roberts Theatre is located at 480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146.

Full roster of displaying artists:

Sherman Aronson
Marie Bender
Margaret Blair-Kraybill
Karen Bruhin
Frank Burd
Francesca Cantarini
W. Devaul Emmett
Laura Eyring
Sue Davis
Dora Ficher
Hope Glover
Ruth Joray
Gloria Klaiman
David Kuschner
Rosemary McBride
Kathy Robinson
Gloria Rohlfs
Ruth A Seeley
Adam Shuman
Elizabeth Silbaugh
Roosevelt Woods