3rd Wednesdays at MAAG – May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.

MAAG is now booking monthly events featuring Music and/or Spoken Word.  Doors open at 5:30 pm with music starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $25/person and $20 for members. Bring your own snacks and drinks. MAAG will provide setups, i.e. ice and cups.

Our first event will be Tank Keitt’s jazz group, Passage. Other musicians are invited to join in jam sessions as well. Come bring your family and friends for an evening of good music and fun on a Wednesday night. Tables seat up to 6 or can be combined for larger groups.

Call Arleen at 267-323-2312 for reservations.

REpair: Self-Curated Diptychs

An exhibition of recent mixed media works by local artist Richard Cutrona. REpair is a collection of images that have been retroactively linked by the artist to elucidate relational connections within his own creative practice. The word repair has been syllabically isolated to reference the reconnecting of artworks created individually, while also placing the act of constructing visuals into a therapeutic context. Heavily influenced by Islamic Design, Abstract Expressionism, Calligraphy, and The Bauhaus, these pieces question the boundaries of human tribalism. Various type-forms are dissected, reflected, and inverted to create asemic writing that conveys meaning through cultural reference. The works selected are an amalgam of ink, paint, and collage, emanating from a source point that uses material tension to create conceptual cohesion.

Exhibition/Artist Talk: 5/14/22

Spring Forward! An Earth Day Show

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites you to our annual  art show, “Spring Forward”, happening from April 8 – May 6, 2022 at the MAAG Gallery. It’s time to shake off winter’s slumber! Come and let our newest gallery show, “Spring Forward”, surround you with the glory of nature, to inspire you and rejuvenate your spirits. The artists of this show have stepped outside this tangled time, felt the breeze, basked in the sunlight, were cleansed by the rain, inhaled the sweet earthy scents, and created some amazing art!

An Opening Reception will take place Sunday, April 10, 2 – 4 PM.

 

Artists in this show:

  • Charles Andaloro
  • Dwayne Boone (McBoone)
  • Frank Burd
  • Gail Crane
  • Gloria Davis
  • Rosalind (Roz) Dutton
  • W. Devaul Emmett
  • Leslie Hanlon
  • Mark Hanlon
  • Gloria Klaiman
  • Julie Kring
  • Donald Leong
  • Miarah Palmer
  • Claudia Goetz Phillips
  • Kathy Robinson
  • Patricia Smith
  • Susan Smith
  • Kaytria Stauffer
  • Anna Thum
  • Nicki Toizer
  • Alison Whitehill
  • Mary Wilson

Gingerbread House Workshop 2021

The Mt. Airy Art Garage presents the Gingerbread House Workshop, taking place on Saturday, November 20th from 1 to 4 PM and Saturday, December 11th from 1 to 4 PM. Come on down to MAAG and learn how to make your own Gingerbread House to impress your friends and family, learn a new skill, or just have a great time. All attendees will receive a blank gingerbread house, an assortment of festive cookies and candies, and some special decorations for each person to create their masterpiece. Both Christmas and Hanukkah-appropriate decorations will be available.

Reservations are required, so reserve your spot today! The event is only $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Book Your Spot Today!

The 12th Annual MAAG Holiday Art Market

Taking Place Over 5 Consecutive Weekends: November 20 – 21, November 27 – 28, December 4 – 5, December 11 – 12, December 18 – 19

Saturdays 12 PM – 6 PM and Sundays 12 PM to 5 PM

For our 12th annual MAAG Holiday Art Market — A Juried Holiday Display and Sale of Original Fine Art and Crafts, MAAG is hosting the event for 5 glorious weekends this year! This is a great opportunity to buy unique fine art and handcrafts and provide some holiday cheer for the entire family. Free Entry! Come out and support local artists and a non-profit arts organization. Why go to the malls or shop online, when you can visit with your talented neighbors and friends?

Here is a full list of artists (Please note: Not all artists will be there all 5 weeks):

  1. Stephen Adams – painter
  2. Kasidy Devlin & Natalie Knopf – mask makers
  3. Mary Ann Domanska -Representing the Lemong’o Project
  4. Helena Domenic & David Gerbstadt – painters
  5. Judi Eastburn-Fiber & Claudia Phillips – pottery
  6. W. Devaul Emmett – painter, photographer & pottery
  7. Jessica Fields – hand crafted apothecary
  8. Svetlana Gradess – painter
  9. Victor Hart-painter
  10. Talina Hollis – painter
  11. Susy Kamber – painter & children’s accessories
  12. Paddy Magdon – mixed media
  13. Sara Mosley-Jewelry
  14. Phoebe Murer – screen printing
  15. Haja Ann Perez – bead jewelry
  16. Roberto Rashid – scarves
  17. Alana Ratliff-Johnson – hand crafted soaps & lotions
  18. Christopher Johnson – wood spoons
  19. Eva Sturtz – prints & apparel
  20. Yvette Sumtee – jewelry
  21. Nicki Toizer – Photography
  22. Jesse Warech – pottery
And Open Studios of:
  1. Patricia Smith – photography
  2. Arleen Olshan – Custom Leather accessories
  3. Shannon Alexander – painter & holiday ornaments

MAAG Rocks Art! 2021

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding MAAG Rocks Art!, a one-day Arts Festival in Mt. Airy on Germantown Avenue between Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Sedgwick Street on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 19).

MAAG is excited to celebrate the community coming back together after a year of isolation! We’re breaking out of our homes and returning with a large celebration of the arts. This is an opportunity for creative, emerging, and seasoned artists to exhibit and sell their work in downtown Mt. Airy.

September 18, 2021 11 AM – 5 PM

 

Artists Exhibiting:

  • Stephen Adams
  • Rachelle Aquilla
  • Leslie Boyd
  • Gwendolyn Bundy
  • Carmen Butler
  • Gloria Davis
  • Mikel Elam
  • W.Devaul Emmett
  • Emily Gannon
  • David Gerbstadt
  • Ted Harris
  • Talina Hollis
  • Maisha Jackson
  • Ruth Joray
  • Rebecca Jordan
  • Race Kuhn
  • Matt Lavelle
  • Donald Leong
  • Itzik Lorant
  • Michelle Foster Lucas
  • Robyn Medlock
  • Monna Morton
  • Arleen Olshan
  • Anthony Orlando
  • Molly Rose Post Jewelry
  • Paula Rosenwinkel
  • Roberto Rashid
  • Jacqueline Saaba
  • Lynn Seeney
  • Jennifer Scott
  • Marsha Sickles
  • Craig Silver
  • Patricia C. Smith
  • Susan Smith
  • Aliya Solomon
  • Melinda Szczepanski
  • Nicole Toizer
  • Larry West
  • Julie Woodard
  • Lori Zett

Special thanks to our sponsors, including the Edna W. Andrade Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, our Silver Level Sponsors Weichert McCarthy Real Estate and The Mt. Airy / Chestnut Hill Local, and thanks to our Bronze Level sponsors Elfant Pontz Properties, Electrical Wizardry,  Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU), Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), and Councilmember-at-Large Derek Green.

2021 MAAG Artists Garage Sale

MAAG is bringing back its annual MAAG is bringing back its annual Artists’ Garage Sale on Saturday, May 22 from 10 AM – 3 PM at 7054 Germantown Ave on the loading dock along Mt. Pleasant Ave. We’ll have canvases, matboard, frames, drawing tablets, some fine art & crafts, art nooks, and miscellaneous art supplies. Donations of new and gently used art supplies are welcomed!

To drop off your donation, make an appointment at 267-323-2312, or drop them off during our Gallery Hours Wednesday to Saturday from Noon to 6 PM, and Sunday Noon to 5 PM.

All proceeds will go to MAAG.

MAAG 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting

Please join us for our first Virtual Membership Meeting on Friday, April 30th at 7 PM! It’s been a long time since we’ve connected as a community. This has been an unprecedented year of trying to remain safe and not gathering outside of our homes, except perhaps with immediate family.

MAAG was closed to the public for months, but we weren’t idle. We have continued our move into our new home at 7054 Germantown Avenue and have been able to reopen the handcraft Gift Shop and the Gallery — both of which have been more successful than ever. The quality of the work that has been shown has been outstanding and the response from the community in the form of sales has been incredibly positive.

Our membership has grown — a trend we hope to continue!

In March of 2020, we were forced to shut down the art classes for the children at Emlen Elementary when the building was closed. Our Artist Teachers continued to work on our annual Mural & Literacy Project, compiling the art the children created before the shut down. Starting this June, we will invite the families of our young artists, as well as interested community artists, to “paint days” at MAAG to complete the art and design for the mural. The finished mural will be mounted at the school in the Fall.

We are planning another outdoor Artist Garage Sale and new exhibits in the Gallery — both group shows and solo exhibitions. We are working on setting up more clubs, classes and meetings. Finally, if City and State regulations permit, we’re happy to tell you that “MAAG Rocks Art!” will be back this year!

The potential for an exciting year ahead in our new space, after vaccinations have become more accessible to the general population, feels more possible this year. Please join us at the Virtual Membership Meeting to share your ideas and dreams for the new MAAG.

A link for the meeting will be posted in the coming weeks.

Let’s work together to actualize all that we envision, and more!
 

Sincerely,
The Board of the Mt. Airy Art Garage

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day!  Celebrate 100 years of Women’s Right to Vote with Mt. Airy Art Garage. 
 
We’re excited to welcome you to our new gallery space to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The event goes all day, with featured speakers, music and poetry readings.  Speakers include: Susan Cahan, Dean of Art + Architecture at Temple and Christina Finello, congressional candidate and MAAG’s executive director, Arleen Olshan.  We’ll be kicking off the day with music by local children’s musician, Music with Gina  We hope parents take advantage of our children’s space so they can stay and participate in the entire day.  There will be food from local restaurants and information from several women’s groups available.  It promises to be a fun and interesting event for the the entire community! 
 
A full day of celebration including:
  • An exhibit of women artists
  • Music by local artists, such as: Music With Gina! Melanie and the Lost Vaqueros! Anna Crussis Choir! Jan Jeffries!
  • Poetry readings from Leslie Hamilton and more!
  • Thought-provoking round-table discussion with local artists and politicians
We’ll have food, friends and childcare! 
 
Mt. Airy Art Garage, 7054 Germantown Avenue
Sunday, March 8th, 11am to 5pm
Free and open to the public, $10 suggested donation, plus a 50/50raffle!
 
Exhibit by artists:
  • Francesca Cantarini
  • Sarah Claxton
  • Jaymes Fedor
  • Rachel Sitkin Marks
  • Arleen Olshan
  • Kathy Robinson
  • Gloria Rohfls
  • Ellie Seif
  • Pat Smith
  • Susan Smith
 
Musicians + Poets:
  • Marlena Santoya (11am)
  • Music With Gina! (11:15am)
  • Melanie and the Lost Vaqueros (12:15pm)
  • Leslie Hamilton, poet, with Karen Smith on drums (2pm)
  • Anna Crusis Choir (2:30pm)
  • Mary Ann Domanska, Poet (3:15pm)
  • Music Over Matter, Jan Jeffries + Karen Ryan (3:30pm)
  • Sha-ifa Ma, closing ceremony (4:30pm)
 
1-2:00pm – Roundtable discussion, Art + Politics With:
  • Barbara Attie, filmmaker + producer
  • Cindy Bass, City Council Representative, District 8
  • Kendra Brooks, Council Member At-Large
  • Susan Cahan, Dean of Art + Architecture, Temple University
  • Sherrie Cohen, Lesbian Social Justice Activist
  • Christina Finello, running for PA Congressional seat, 1st district
  • Yvonne Haskins, Attorney + Criminal Justice Activist 
  • Arleen Olshan, Exec. Director MAAG
  • Darisha Parker, running for State Representative, 198th district
 
Playspace with toys courtesy of Rutabaga Toy Library.
 
Special thanks to our partner, Philadelphia Cultural Fund

The Mt. Airy Art Garage’s 11th Annual Holiday Art Market

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11 AM – 6 PM & Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11 AM – 5 PM

Here we go again, highlighting the unique fine art and handcrafts, sharing live music, food and holiday cheer for the entire family, all this free of charge. What could be more wonderful than supporting artists from our own backyard?

Why go to the malls, when you can visit with your talented neighbors and friends?

The 11th Annual Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Art Market will be held at our new home, 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

It’s family fun for free in Mt. Airy!

 

Here’s a complete list of all our artists:

Meg Potoma (collage)
Mary Wilson (sculpture & drawing from & of natural objects)
Nate Wild (mixed media)
Rebecca Hoenig (painter)
Kevin Bennett (photography)
Margaret Herbener (paper cutting)
Claudia Phillips (ceramic artist)
Roberto Rashid (scarf designer)
Angel Mauricio Riano Diaz (jewelry)
Alison Woo (jewelry)
Mary Leone Duffy (painter)
Nicki Toizer (photography)
Karyn Raman (sculptor)
Sara Mosley (jewelry)
Arleen Olshan (leather)
Larry West (illustration)
Pat Smith (photography)
Judi Eastburn (crochet)
Brown Family (jewelry)
Itzik Lorant (lighting designer)