BAM! Black Art Matters

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites you to “BAM! Black Art Matters”, happening from June 5 – July 22, 2022 at the MAAG Gallery. For our summer gallery show MAAG is announcing the Black Art Matters exhibit, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the significance Juneteenth plays in our collective histories. This is a gallery exhibit to celebrate the Black experience: positive or painful, the struggles and triumphs, beautiful or brutally heart-wrenching.

Opening Reception: June 18th, 2 – 4 PM

 
Artists in this show:
  • Angelique Benrahou
  • Dwayne Boone
  • Inga Kimberly Brown
  • Melvin A. Chappell
  • Gloria Davis
  • Aaron Douglas
  • W. Devaul Emmett
  • Hope Glover
  • Gloria Kaliman
  • Valerie Hutton LaBohne
  • Gail Lloyd
  • Pat McLean-Smith
  • James Morton
  • Arleen Olshan
  • Lynn Sweeney
  • The Silver-Sweeney Family
  • Patricia C. Smith
  • June Terrell
  • Richard Williams

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

Lifeblood – A MAAG Member Exhibition

“MAAG’s member art show this year, LIFEBLOOD, is an example of the magnitude of creativity in the Northwest and our neighboring communities. Also the exhibit displays MAAG’s encouragement of talent from emerging to professional quality work in a large variety of mediums.” – Arleen Olshan, Mt. Airy Art Garage Executive Director

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites you to our annual member art show, “Lifeblood”, happening from February 6 – March 18, 2022 at the MAAG Gallery located at 7054 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Lifeblood at MAAG will be our first gallery show of the new year and represents what our members mean to the MAAG organization. Lifeblood is “the indispensable factor or influence that gives something its strength and vitality.”

Lifeblood will include all mediums including handcrafts and fine art, both two dimensional works and sculpture, extending our Gift Shop into the Gallery.

Artwork on the postcard “Richie’s Painting” by Richard Cutrona.

This show features over 50 MAAG Member Artists:

  • Stephen Adams
  • Sara Allen
  • Sally Benton
  • Dwayne Boone
  • Frank Burd
  • Melissa Cole
  • Shannon Cronin
  • Richard Cutrona
  • Sue Davis
  • Dan Deacon
  • Helena Domenic
  • Roz Dutton
  • W. Devaul Emmett
  • David Gerbstadt
  • Svetlana Gradess
  • Leslie Hanlon
  • Jim Hay
  • Tom Herbert
  • Ruth Joray
  • Rebecca Jordan
  • Daisy L. Juarez
  • Laura Kingbo
  • Gloria Klaiman
  • Julie Kring
  • Race Kuhn
  • Donald Leong
  • Gail Lloyd
  • Geoffrey Margo
  • Katie Margo
  • Corine N. McHugh
  • Pat McLean-Smith
  • Lee Muslin
  • Arleen Olshan
  • Cassandra Petruchyk
  • Claudia Phillips
  • Robert Reinhardt
  • Sarabella Rocha
  • Gloria Rohlfs
  • Kelly Schultz
  • Lynn Seeney
  • Adam Shuman
  • Marsha Sickles
  • Craig Silver
  • Bonnie Simon
  • Patricia Cousins Smith
  • Susan Smith
  • Trudi Green Smith
  • Yvette Sumter & Amma Ansah
  • Nicki Toizer
  • Larry West
  • Vivian Williams
  • Lori Zett

Horror Business

Running from October 15 – November 14, “Horror Business” is an art show relishing macabre and horror-themed artwork with over a dozen artists showing their viewpoints of some of the darker sides of life. The art on display ranges from images of pure terror and madness to a more lighthearted take on various subjects of horror and folklore that we all know and fear.

A reception will be held Friday, October 29th from 7 PM to 9 PM.

"All Hollows" by Lindsay Keating

All Hallows” by Lindsay Keating

"Priestess of Amon" by Larry West

“Priestess of Amon” by Larry West

"Eris" by Melissa Cole“Eris” by Melissa Cole

Artists in the show:

  • Rose Aiken
  • Charles Brenna
  • Melissa Cole
  • Esther Coonfield
  • Shannon Cronin
  • Dave Dick
  • Ted Harris
  • Lindsay Keating
  • Paddy Magdon
  • Phoebe Murer
  • Pat Smith
  • Larry West
  • Lori Zett

The Art of Photography – Art Show

The Art of Photography, MAAG’s Photography-exclusive show, will take place September 10 – October 3, 2021. We are dedicating this show and renaming the Gallery to the memory of Solomon Levy, one of our devoted founding members.  “The Art of Photography”, happening from September 10 – October 3, 2021, will be on display at the MAAG Gallery located at 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Ever since the mid-1800’s, photography has garnered the attention and captivated the imagination of the world. For the first time in human history, actual images of people, places, and more could be replicated with 100% accuracy. This led to countless artists taking up the medium, showing us the world in new and fascinating ways, through their respective lenses. With The Art of Photography, we invited photographers of all stripes to submit their artwork to be displayed in the MAAG Gallery.

Photo by Claire Robinson

 

We’re proud to have the following artists exhibiting their work in this show:

  • Frank Burd
  • Sara Allen
  • Francesca Cantarini
  • Melvin Chappell
  • Kenneth Crimaldi
  • Sue Davis
  • Dan Deacon
  • Larry Denenberg
  • Maggi DiMare
  • Rosalind Dutton
  • Patricia Ehrensal
  • W. Devaul Emmett
  • Kimberly Griffin
  • Joel Levinson
  • Judy Levy
  • Sol Levy
  • Kristin Maag
  • Geof Margo
  • Dove Nasir
  • Robert Reinhardt
  • Claire Robinson
  • Ellie Seif
  • Craig Silver
  • Patricia Smith
  • Christopher Sohnly
  • Susan Smith
  • Nicki Toizer
  • Rivkah Walton
  • Kenny White
  • Richard Williams

Black Art Matters – 2021 Summer Exhibit

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites you to our latest exhibit, Black Art Matters, a summer art show honoring the Black Lives Matter movement and the significance Juneteenth plays in our collective histories. This is a gallery exhibit celebrating the Black experience: positive or painful, the struggles and triumphs, beautiful or brutally heart-wrenching.

The Black Art Matters Opening Reception will be on June 19th, 2-5 PM. We will be serving light refreshments and hosting live music with the Passage Jazz Trio. MAAG continues to follow safety practices and requests that our guests wear masks.

Full List of Artists:

  • Angelique Benrahou
  • Theresa BrownGold
  • “Mookie”/Sloan Carter
  • Melvin A. Chappell
  • John Costanza
  • Raichl Davenport
  • Gloria Davis
  • W. Duvaul Emmett
  • Hope Glover
  • Cassandra Stancil Gunkel
  • Laura Kingbo
  • Gloria Klaiman
  • Race Kuhn
  • Gail Lloyd
  • Janet Sampson
  • Lynn Seeney
  • Patricia Cousins Smith
  • Bobby Trombetta
  • Larry West

Fresh Start

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites you to our latest exhibit, “Fresh Start,” happening from April 16 – June 11, 2021 at the new home of MAAG, 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

What do the words “fresh start” mean to you? The phrase can stand for spring, a renewal, a beginning, and a breath of fresh air. The world is opening up to us again. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. To us at MAAG, a fresh start means our new home, which is full of possibilities.

Artists include:

  • Charles Brenna
  • Melvin Chappell
  • Gail Crane
  • W. Devaul Emmett
  • Phyllis Hochberg
  • Ruth Joray
  • Gloria Klaiman
  • Julie Kring
  • Donald Leong
  • Gail Lloyd
  • Kathy Robinson
  • Bonnie Simon
  • Patricia Smith
  • Susan Smith
  • Larry West

Visit the Mt. Airy Art Garage and explore the works of multiple local artists as they show their interpretations of what a “Fresh Start” means to them.

The show will be on display from April 16 through June 11, 2021 at the Mt. Airy Art Garage located at 7054 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Love: An Art Exhibit

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) invites you to our latest exhibit, “Love: An Art Exhibit,” happening from February 14 – March 26, 2021 at the new home of MAAG, 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

What does Love mean to you? With everything we’ve seen in the past year, love is more important than ever. We asked our members to think about what love means to them. Love for others, yourself, family, your community, nature, the possibilities are endless!

Go to the Mt. Airy Art Garage and explore the works of multiple local artists as they explore what love means to them.

The show will be on display from February 14 through March 26, 2021.

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