artLIFE at heavybubble

Welcome to artlife where we post a curated selection of events, exhibitions, workshops, and doings by heavybubble and artists that use our services. Check out the  artist opportunities and events that catch our eye.

We have been trying to capture some little videos that give you a glimpse at installations, exhibitions, and events that we have experienced. Here is an installation by Melissa Maddonni Haims.

Heaven, a soft sculpture, which took nearly 2 years to knit and crochet, was created in honor of Melissa;s mother who died in January 2008. Offering was completed in 2013, one year after the heartbreaking death of her best friend of 26 years. This soft sculpture is made up of hundreds of crocheted stones to build a memorial celebrating her life.

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Betty Leacraft will visit South Africa, where one of her works will be part of an exhibit of art quilts in tribute to the late President Nelson Mandela.

The exhibit, titled Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela, features works by 90 artists, including 37 from the United States. It will be displayed from July 26-28 at the Emperor's Palace Convention Center in Johannesburg.

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Gerard Brown at Abington Art Center exhibition entrance

We went to see the work of Gerard Brown at Abington Art Center. His is one of several rooms in an joint yet separate set of solo shows. Mr Brown's work fit the gallery space quite well. The scale was very approachable. We enjoy Gerard's secret messages coded in nautical signal flags. We especially like the shaped cut paintings. It feels as though this series of works is really just getting started and there will be more from the extended language. Be sure to check out the Braille series too.

The exhibition runs through July 27, 2014

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a MAZE ing, artist's book by Lesley Mitchell
July 10 October 31, 2014

Lesley Mitchell's artist book, a MAZE ing, is featured in a group exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The miniature book, 2.75 inches square, includes linocuts of mazes printed in black on four colors of mulberry paper, in an edition of 5.

The exhibition features more than 30 works by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, all miniature books which are by definition less than 3 inches in any dimension. It was previously shown at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Artists Reception
Thursday July 10, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

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Lesley Tao Mowat, selfie
Musical Performance
July 24, 2014

We are really excited to announce that Lesley Tao Mowat will be performing LIVE at 110 CHURCH gallery on July 24th at 7 pm. Space is limited so we're using TicketLeap for reservations. This is a free event. If you have visited the gallery and heard parts of her musical suite you know you want to hear what she'll do live. 


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Fortuna - photograph by Sarah Bloom
July 7 July 27, 2014

Opening Reception
Saturday July 12th 6 - 8:00 pm

Special Event
Bright Invention performs Click using the photographs of Sarah Bloom, 
Saturday July 12th, 8:00 pm

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Justin Joseph Bursk in the Pickup Expo
July 5 July 5, 2014

Justin Bursk is showing a site specific installation using his beloved pickup truck as the vehicle. The 2014 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expo is at the Icebox at the Crane Arts building.

This is a one day show from 6 -10 pm.

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Terri Fridkin Decoded 2

We're happy to announce that Terri Fridkin, Philadelphia Area printmaker has launched her heavybubble website. Check out her portfolio.

from her statement:

The driving force that compels me to push forward and print, are the components of experimentation, invention, and discovery.

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SPACES: Artists-In-Residency-Program at The Village of Arts and Humanities

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Call for Artists
September 1, 2014

Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City

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Transforming Dilworth Plaza with Pulse

Philadelphia, PA (population 1.5 million) is home to Dilworth Plaza, which is adjacent to City Hall in William Penn’s original Center Square.

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Pearl Street + DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place

Philadelphia, PA (population 1.5 million) is home to the Chinatown North/Callowhill neighborhood; a rapidly changing neighborhood with an industrial past that contains part of the Reading Viaduct, which is planned for reuse as an elevated Rail Park, and a wide range of residents who reflect the diversity, disparity, and creative potential of the larger City.

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