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.

Brunner's photos taken between 1988 and 2002 are an exploration of the urban environment. His fascination with the city's surfaces has produced a breathtaking experience – intimate textures, graphic patterns, and painterly images.

Viewing the work side by side we are taken step by step on a journey that parallels that of the artist: the moment of encounter with the unexpected.

Special POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) Event
This weekend October 1o - 11, 2009
12:00 - 6:00 pm

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Ann Koivunen, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours explains about POST.

A great overview for a decade of art across Philadelphia.

The largest annual tour of visual artist studios in Philadelphia, POST brings you right to the source of our city's impressive art scene. 2009 marks the 10th Anniversary. Wow! POST is a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, a nonprofit career development organization that creates opportunities for artists to reach their professional goals.

Watch the video here:

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POST logo image
open studio
October 2 October 1, 2011

Heavy Bubble is thrilled to be a community partner with Philadelphia Open Studio Tours affectionately known as POST. The largest annual tour of visual artist studios in Philadelphia, POST brings you right to the source of our city's impressive art scene. We hung our first show at our South Street Philadelphia Gallery just in time for the second weekend of the tour. We were delighted by the number of visitors that stopped in and wished us well. We've moved to Old City a great neighborhood for art! We're looking forward to another year of partnership.

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sex, religion, and death : Roma Amor - Joel Katz
exhibition
September 23 November 7, 2009

A collaboration with poems by Randall Couch and images by Joel Katz

Italy is about sex, religion, and death (not necessarily in that order). And, like photography, about time, as you would expect from a country in which “modern” history begins in 1600. Italians’ attitude about these subjects is, to say the least, ambivalent and complicated, and it is this ambivalence that intrigues me and that I have tried to capture by juxtaposing images that reveal the ambiguities, contradictions, and contrasts in Italian life and culture.

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A collaboration with poems by Randall Couch

and images by Joel Katz

Italy is about sex, religion, and death (not necessarily in that order). And, like photography, about time, as you would expect from a country in which “modern” history begins in 1600. Italians’ attitude about these subjects is, to say the least, ambivalent and complicated, and it is this ambivalence that intrigues me and that I have tried to capture by juxtaposing images that reveal the ambiguities, contradictions, and contrasts in Italian life and culture.

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Greenpoint Open Studios is a weekend long event celebrating a burgeoning art scene in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is a collaborative effort between artists, organizations, businesses and volunteers to build a creative platform in which all members of the community can foster and contribute to a support system that encourages the sharing of ideas and relationships. As artist studios and exhibition spaces continue to emerge in the neighborhood we hope to facilitate the growth of a thriving art community.

Events all weekend!

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Colorfield paintings have always been a favorite. This is a wonderful conversation with Thorton Willis. His paintings as fresh today as when he began.

from the artist:

To describe 21st Century spatial concepts (in painting) is to try and depict the basic interconnectedness of matter in which form only appears separate.
In fact, all form struggles to maintain itself in the dynamic flow of space and time. The essence of nature and of our own human existence is change, movement towards or way from one form to the next.

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Lace in Translation, a new exhibition of contemporary work that explores the intersection of luxurious hand-craftsmanship with modern, mass production. The Design Center at Philadelphia University's historic Quaker Lace Company collection is the inspiration for three internationally-renowned artists and designers reconsidering conventional notions of lace. European designers Tord Boontje and Demakersvan, and Canadian artist Cal Lane have created installations specifically for The Design Center's unique and intimate space - a 1950s era, Hollywood-style ranch house.

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The Philly Fringe festival has a winner with the Gonzalas Cantata. What a great group of folks. The illustration for the poster is by Molly Crabapple of Dr. Sketchy fame. Heavybubble is hoping to get to a performance but deadlines are killing us. Why don’t you go and tell us how you liked it.

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We had to tell you about this amazing opportunity for art, fabulous food, and conversation this Friday evening.

Our friends at Chester County Art Association are offering an amazing five course dinner and an intimate evening with Jesus Moroles, one of the world's leading contemporary sculptors. Jesus will discuss his art and his vision of the art world.  Jesus Moroles has more than 2,000 original sculptures in museums, public spaces, and corporate and private collections.

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Carol Wisker, Kali-ma (detail), mixed media, 27 x 25 X 9 inches, 1994-2009

Heavybubble artist Carol Wisker has one of her mixed media pieces in another juried show! Her mixed media piece is named for the Goddess Kali Ma. Kali Ma has many interpretations. Come to the artist reception and chat with Carol about her interpretation.

Heroines and Harlots: Women in History 
Da Vinci Art Alliance
Annual Juried Exhibition,  September 9-27
Juror: Kathryn Mc Fadden

704 Catherine Street, Philadelphia,19147

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So Glad that Rachel Maddow and the mainstream media have finally picked up this story. Performances this weekend!  Thirty fabulous artists at The Rotunda in west Philadelphia. Just head on over and buy your tickets. Here’s the link. http://www.livearts-fringe.org/details.cfm?id=9095 BTW, there’s plenty of other artists doing their thing at the Festival check out the full schedule.

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