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.

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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Oil on Canvas  38" x 38" by Keith Breitfeller
website launch

We're happy to anounce that Philadelphia painter Keith Breitfeller has launched his portfolio with Heavy Bubble. His abstract paintings are meditative and atmospheric. 

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Forgotten Time on Canvas by Kevin Broad

We're excited to launch the portfolio website for artist Kevin Broad. We hope you'll visit his site and spend some time looking at his body of work. He has recently returned for a Residency in Iceland.

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Installation by Michelle Ortiz
July 29, 2017

Quizás Mañana (Maybe Tomorrow), is a body of new work that examines the power of familial connection, place, and story.  This exhibition features a new installation, light boxes, and paintings that speak of “visual artifacts,” items that Michelle sees imbued by the characteristics of the person who used them.

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Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of contemporary photography. They offer classes and workshops, fine art printing services and the option to create work in their Artist Lab, exhibitions and lectures.

Two artists will win concurrent solo exhibitions December 8 2017 - February 17 2018

Submission Deadline June 30, 2017
Entry Fee $40. for up to 10 images

$5000. honorarium 

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Pajama Factory space

"Until the case was closed they could not be certain which way to jump, whether they should cry out that they were martyrs, or remain what, at heart, of course, they were, simple citizens, bitter against outrage and anxious to see justice done and the health of the state preserved."
– James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room 1956

A national juried exhibition focusing on the ways we are responding to the changing political climate and the world around us.

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A short film documenting Rebecca Gilbert's work in the studio last year as she worked toward her solo exhibition at The Print Center this past winter and spring. The film, which was the project of Joseph Rose, also offers a sneak peek at some of my upcoming works. In addition to making films, Joseph also runs his own letterpress shop, Black Heart Letterpress. The film is eleven minutes long.

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