Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary: Peace

Parkway Central, Free Library of Philadelphia

Jun 7, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019

Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts. Building mutual respect and friendships across cultures can forge a path to peace: a word that evokes rest, relaxation, quiet, safety and freedom from conflict. It also invokes action, activism, streets...

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Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary: Sanctuary

Art in City Hall

Jun 7, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019

Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global resettlement process. The connection between friends that arouse feelings of peace are the foundations for building  spaces of sanctuary, where one can exist and move uninhibited by fear. Sanctuary is a...

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“The Funkadelic Awakening: A Futuristic Resistance” exhibition features a collaboration between three artists: Donté K. Hayes, Salvador Jeménez-Flores, and Jennifer Ling Datchuk. Each artist speaks to specific themes of resistance related to their personal journey within their cultural identity, using a fluid combination of ideals stemming from Futurism and/or Afro-Futurism. Together,...

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Rennie Harris: Funkedified

Merriam Theater

Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

A multi-media work that celebrates funk music and street dance of the 1970’s is set against the landscape of a video montage of African American communities of that era. Narrated by Rennie Harris, this is a visual motif of the 1970’s accompanied by The HoodLockers and the New York funk band Invincible, who will paint an eclectic soundscape and texture that will...

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Spark! at The Gallery of Fine Craft

WheatonArts

Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019

What spark ignited these exhibiting artists to create their latest works? Join us in celebrating with the artists as they push their limits while also challenging the viewer to fuel their own creative fire! This invitational exhibit includes works by Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Jo Yarrington, and from featured “ignite! a WheatonGather” guest artist, Richard Royal. Panacea, Flameworked...

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Old Masters: Buddhist Art in Pottery

WheatonArts

Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019

Located in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts, the “Old Masters: Buddhist Art and Pottery” exhibition features a variety of Buddhist artworks from the private collections of Frederick Kramer and Losang Samten.View pottery showcasing distinct ceramic styles of several Chinese periods, including Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties; Balinese pen and ink paintings; Chinese...

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Graduate Student Biennial

The Clay Studio

Jun 7, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019

The event joins the region-wide celebration of Walt Whitman: Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy. was a monumental figure in the American art and Literature world, and has been called America’s “poet of democracy.” The artwork in the exhibition is inspired by such immortal lines as: "I am large, I contain multitudes," "Forever Alive, Forever Forward," and...

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Friends, Peace and Sanctuary: Friends

12Gates Arts

Jun 7, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019

Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.  A recurring question surfaced in both public and private conversations over the past two years of the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project: “Why, when we [Syrians and Iraqis] know so much about American culture, do Americans know so little about...

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2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

Jun 7, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. The 2019 event will illuminate the square with 30 larger-than-life illuminated displays made of 2,000 individual lanterns and 20,000 LED lights. All of the lanterns will be new for...

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