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.

Daily Constitutional by Therese Brown

Every other winter Heavy Bubble presents an exhibit of single-sheet books: Ritual. 

This year Ritual was visited by two librarians from Swarthmore and they loved what they saw!

Therese Brown's Daily Constitutional was one of eight books acquired by them for Swarthmore College's Book Arts & Private Press Collection.

The books are on display in the Color Room on the 2nd floor of McCabe Library, located at 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore through March 1, 2020 (see image!).

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Bounty's Glow, constructed collage by Bill Brookover
January 13 April 30, 2020

We're pleased to announce that Bill Brookover is included in this exhibition.

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A sampler of 4x4 drawing details. Drawings by Stella Untalan
February 7 February 29, 2020

600 drawings 4x4 2019, is the result of a drawing project — making at least one drawing each day. This project involved the use of four-inch squares of paper of various weights, colors, and surfaces. I found that many small pieces could be cut out of remnants of paper in my studio. 

Year long projects help expand my vocabulary, they create new phrases and expletives. Join me to see the hundreds of drawings I made in this series. 

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DEADLINE: February 15, 2020 

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it.

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screenprint by Bill Brookover
December 1 November 22, 2019

Bill Brookover is included in Perennial Visions II, the annual members exhibition at Da Vinci Art Alliance. The opening reception is Sunday, December 1, 2019, 1-3 pm, 704 Catharine St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. 

Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday 12-5 (or by appointment).

Hundreds & Thousands Go Dancin' in the Streets, screenprint on Rives BFK, 8"x10".

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We made a visit to Twelve Gates Arts last week. inside an amazing array of very large prints punctuated by smaller collages. Mohammead Omar Khalil prints imaculately and these large black prints are breath taking. Go see this show you'll be glad you did.

Visit the gallery through 20 December 2020.

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Elena Bouvier installing Laying around at CFEVA ArtBox

November 13 2019 - Elena Bouvier is at Lincoln Square PHL today completing her installation of Laying Around in the CFEVA ArtBox. It's exciting that the Center for Emerging Visual Artists have selected her and this large artwork which involves illumination — on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts.

Laying Around is constructed with Inkjet on plexiglass, cigar boxes, copper tube, 7.5 watt bulbs and extension cords.

Stop by and say hello today or after the installation is complete. Illumination is set on a timer. 

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Ritual Reading Room 2019 -- exhibition
December 7 January 25, 2020
In the winter months as the chill settles in, the days grow shorter, and darkness overwhelms you — step inside the RiTUAL Reading Room and spend time with books. Heavy Bubble / @HBHQ 1241 Carpenter Street Third Floor Philadelphia, PA 19147 Opening Reception Saturday, December 7, 6 – 9 pm Exhibition open to the public: Fridays + Saturdays 1 – 4 pm look for poster with phone number for access Closing Party Saturday, January 25, 4 – 7 pm
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screenprint by Bill Brookover in red and black
November 7 December 13, 2019

215 | 610 CONTEMPORARY is an annual juried exhibition showcasing regional emerging artists living in and around the Philadelphia area held at Delaware County Community College. This year's juror is Jodi Throckmorton. She joined PAFA in fall of 2014. As PAFA’s Contemporary Curator, Throckmorton oversees PAFA’s contemporary art exhibitions and acquisitions. 

The Exhibition Opening Reception & Juror's Talk is Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 4–7 p.m. Juror's Talk begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium, Marple Campus.

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Guardian, 2019 by Damini Celebre Mixed media
October 26 November 27, 2019

We're happy to announce that Damini Celebre's painting, Guardian has been selected inclusion in The Incredible lightness of art.

The Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, 2017 Fall Juried Show opens with an artist reception on Sunday, October 22nd from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Duke Gallery at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA. 


Pictured: Guardian 2019, acrylic paint, ink, pastel, pencil and mica powder on wood panel, 17 x 11".





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