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.

May 19

In this workshop we'll start by making a simple accordion (concertina) binding with attached covers. Then we'll make a sewn multi-section binding that uses a modified accordion structure as the basis. If time permits, we'll begin a third binding. You'll quickly see that once you learn the basic concertina fold, there are countless ways to modify it in order to create new book structures.

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Robert McNellis : Light Constructions
Robert McNellis combines light, industrial materials, film, video, and photography to create sculpture that bridges abstraction and representation.
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Kind of Blue Open Call at ARTSPACE 1241

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Exhibition July 13 - 28

1241 Carpenter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Fridays + Saturdays 1 – 4 PM

Pick up dates
Saturday, July 28 : 1 - 5 PM  (closing party 1 - 4pm)
Monday, July 31 : 1 - 4 PM


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Orange & Blue Triangles
May 2 May 13, 2018
...for the sake of free vision at Da Vinci Art Alliance - Gallery 2, presents a new body of work by Bill Brookover, continuing his use of geometry as a generator of form.
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PD Packard Featured in Haptics Exhibit
March 1 March 25, 2018

Featuring PD Packard's Freestanding Installation of Printed Decorative Papers

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Detail from a drawing the Long and Short of It by Stella Untalan
March 3 March 30, 2018

Artist Reception
March 10 / 1:30 - 4 PM


This exhibition features all new drawings. In the past year Stella has renewed her exploration of color relationships and color saturation, a departure from her last exhibition. These drawings on panels move gently onto new planes.

The constant in her work is the role of process and materials. Methodical, repetitious, and meditative marks are the vocabulary of measurement and probing.

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Naked Abandon : Self-Portraits a magazine by Sarah Bloom
Sarah Bloom has been taking self-portraits as her primary form of artistic expression since 2006. The exploration of identity as a woman entering middle age has emerged as a persistent theme in her work, most expressively with her self-portraits in abandoned places. Akin to the stages of grief, she faces the idea of aging at first with dread, then resistance, and ultimately acceptance. In her experience, these stages are non-linear.
Sarah R. Bloom is an artist and photographer working in the Philadelphia region.
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Art in the Open (AiO), a partnership between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), City Parks Association, and Fairmount Water Works, re-frames the ‘plein air’ tradition of creating art outside and on-site in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city's diverse natural and urban landscapes.
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Leo Robinson, Poinsettia, 2016, 11 x 16, oil on panel, Heavybubble
January 5 January 27, 2018

Kristin Balmer, Colleen O'Donnell & Leo Robinson 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 5-8 pm 
Artists' Talk: Sunday, January 14, 2 pm 

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Kevin Broad, Anchor.  oil, beeswax, pigment on canvas, 62x82
January 9 February 3, 2018

Inspired by Broad’s recent artist residency in Iceland, Greater Than Less Than represents a dynamic collaboration with the extremes of nature – ice, wind, and fire – and Iceland’s inhabitants’ strength of spirit. To parallel nature’s impact on the work, concepts are revealed with bold graphic forms. Some pigments were ground from lava rock and other Icelandic minerals. Colors are primary and contrasting.  

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Kit Fox by Damini Celebre
December 3 January 20, 2018

January Reception
Saturday, January 6 / 2-4 PM



Fridays + Saturdays 1 – 4

(through January 20)


Artist Reception
Saturday, December 9 / 5-8 PM


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Below the Surface by Karen Fogarty
October 13 November 10, 2017

The Avery Gallery in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania is hosting two notable exhibits. Both shows highlight the work of women artists.

The historical show "American Women Artists-1860-1960-" is a beautiful collection that examines the role that women artists played in the growth of art in America including Mary Cassatt, Lillian Westcott Hale, Margaret Sargent, and others.

In addition, the gallery is showing the work of 9 contemporary artists including Karen Fogarty, Elizabeth Osbourne, Emily Brown, Celia Reisman and others.


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