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

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
 

Makers & Lovers – Opening Reception

Makers and Lovers is the final of three exhibits MAAG will mount at The Philadelphia Theatre Company. The conclusion of the season will feature the world premiere of How to Catch Creation, an inspirational story running March 22 – April 14, 2019. In honor of Women’s History Month, the exhibition, in various mediums, include themes of race, feminism, diversity, sexuality and of being black, queer and female in America.
 
In the mid-1960s, a black, queer, feminist writer’s life is changed when her girlfriend tells her some unexpected news. Fifty years later, the reverberations of that moment still echo in the lives of four individuals in the rapidly changing city of San Francisco. Christina Anderson’s stunning and complex examination of the universal act of creation—creation of life, of family, of art—spans space and time to inspire a new generation of makers and lovers. So it only makes sense that our final MAAG exhibition for the season is Makers and Lovers.
 
Contemporary artists interpret the themes of the show in a juried exhibit, Makers and Lovers.
 
How to Catch Creation show tickets available at the box office, and are not included in the exhibit.

The Road Not Taken

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.