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.

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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Yellow Sky 1 by Jacqueline Unanue
October 4 October 28, 2017

Jacqueline Unanue is part of the 3rd Street Gallery POST 2017 member exhibition, running until October 28. 

Artists Reception
Sunday October 22, 1- 4 pm. 45 N 2nd St | Old City, Philadelphia 19106 | 215 625 0993

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Clay Monoprints by Susan Richards
October 5 February 1, 2018

Clay monoprinting is my joy and my passion.  It is a unique form of image transfer developed by Mitch Lyons, who I am fortunate enough to study with. The printing 'plate' is a clay slab. Color is applied with clay slip to which pigments have been added. Layers of texture using all kinds of materials can be added. The 'paper' is a synthetic interfacing material called Reemay 2470. When placed over the design and hand rubbed with a pony roller, a print from the slab is transferred to the two-dimensional material.

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FEATURED POST EXHIBITION : Bill Brookover, Elena Bouvier, PD Packard
October 7 October 8, 2017


The tribe has gathered again at @HBHQ for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. We are pleased to have been selected as a featured exhibition. Please join us during POST on Saturday, October 7 / noon - 6 PM or for our evening reception on Sunday.


Reception: Sunday, October 8 / 6 – 8 PM


Bill Brookover

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Japanese Decorative Paper Making Artist Demo with PD Packard
September 24, 2017

Japanese Decorative Paper Making Artist Demo at Artist & Craftsman Supply, Chestnut Hill 

Sunday, September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3 pm

Featuring: PD Packard

Artist PD Packard will show you how to create the 1000 years old Japanese decorative paper called Itajime Shibori. This in-store event is free and open to the public. Participants from 5 years – adults are welcome to this hands-on experience.

The event will be held during the Chestnut Hills Fall for the Arts Festival 2017.

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Artist's Reception
September 23

Mount Airy Contemporary is pleased to present Achromatic, an exhibition of works guest curated by Melissa Maddonni Haims.

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Books by: Arlene Gale Milgram, Therese Brown, Dan Rose, Agathe Bouton, and Stella Untalan.
December 2 February 24, 2018
In the winter months as the chill settles in, the days grow shorter, and darkness overwhelms you — step inside the RiTUAL Reading Room and its warm glow. OPEN IN DECEMBER Thursdays + Fridays Noon – 6 Saturdays 11 – 4
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the simple story snake sheds and lizard
September 4

Included in the September-Fall Issue of, Anti-Heroin Chic, artist PD Packard talks us through her life's work, and the multifaceted experiences she strives to create, reminding us that "the most sacred aspect of art is the artist’s hand upon their work".

Intro from the interview:

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Exhibition Dates: November 17, 2017 – January 11, 2017

For this exhibition, Abington Art Center is taking inspiration from our Little Abington Meeting House, located by the corner of Alverthorpe Park. Silence is a key characteristic of the Quaker religion: in that silence, to reflect. Reflection is also a physical characteristic, a surface effect – a bending back that encompasses the physical or metaphysical and may include an ethical call.

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