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.

Bugs a small book by Caroline Furr

Two books by one of our tribe Caroline Furr will be included in the Philadelphia Center for the Book’s exhibition. Work will be on display during our annual Book, Paper, Scissors fair Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00am-4:00pm.



The Free Library on the Parkway

4 November 2016 thru 13 January 3017

closing reception

12 January 2017

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Application Deadline: ENTRIES DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2017 @ midnight

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create dialogue between the established and the experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture.

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examples of Marguerita Hagan and Stella Untalan work
October 19 November 30, 2016

In this exhibition Marguerita Hagan's single-cell beings of Le Mer dance with the depth measuring of Stella Untalan's Soundings drawings. In the depths Stella measures these creatures are lively and magical contributing to the circle of life on our planet. The exhibition can be seen by appointment. 


Soundings by Stella Untalan

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In conjunction with the celebration of the 50th year of the Holiday House Tour, the Old Mill Hill Society invites local and regional photographers to submit up to 5 digital images of original work for consideration. The exhibition will be held at Artworks. The purpose of "Coming to Light" is to display the many facets of this urban neighborhood in Trenton, revitalized by its residents over the past 50 years.

PRIZES: 1st, 2nd, 3rd cash prizes and Honorable Mention


Eligibility Requirements

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Elena Bouvier and Marguerita Hagan at HBHQ
October 21 October 23, 2016
Two fabulous artists will show their work at @HBHQ. Elena Bouvier one of our tribe will be showing a selection of self portraits from her 366 project and a selection of handmade photo books.
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November 4, 2016-January 13, 2017

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TJ Walsh - Open Studio
November 11 November 20, 2016

TJ Walsh will open his studio and share new work during the Annual Art Along the Creek open studios and sale event at Heron Crest Studios in Aston PA. This annual open studio event is celebrating 10th anniversary in 2016.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 11, 4-9 PM

Open Studios:
Saturday, November 12
Sunday, November 13
Saturday, November 19
Sunday, November 20
11 AM - 5 PM.

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TJ Walsh new work
September 10 October 15, 2016

Curated by Brian James Spies, "Here We Are Now" is an exhibition exploring themes of contemporary abstraction. Pulling from both New York School Abstract Expressionism and Early 80s-Era Neo Expressionism as well as Pop and Contemporary Post-Internet Culture.

On view at Jed Williams Gallery in Philadelphia.

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Yellow Mirror a painting by Tim McFarlane
September 7 September 30, 2016

Transmissions features a selection of new paintings and works on paper from 2015 -16. Opening Reception Tuesday, September 7th from 4 -6 pm

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Printing Decorative Papers + Box Art with PD Packard
TWO DAY Workshop
October 29 October 30, 2016

Discover unlimited color by creating multilayered patterns on Japanese kozo paper with Akua Liquid Pigments during this two-day workshop. Participants will begin the workshop creating printed decorative papers that will then be used to cover their own hand made boxes. TWO DAY Workshop Saturday – Sunday, October 29 – 30, 2016

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soundings : fifteen seven, by Stella Untalan, more than 50,000 marks
October 22 October 24, 2016

Stella Untalan, one of our tribe, is very excited to exhibit her 15-foot-long drawing, soundings : fifteen seven, and several smaller indigo blue field drawings. Marguerita's La Mer series of small sculpted organisms will dance with her soundings pieces.

Stella's fifteen seven consists of more than 50,000 handmade marks made by steel dip pen. Each dip of the pen and marks made probe the distance the ink will travel. 

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It's going to be an exciting Philadelphia Open Studios Tour EAST weekend for Stella Untalan. In addition to having her studio open, she have been invited to show work with the fabulous Marguerita Hagan in her studio just north of Spring Garden Avenue.

Stella is very excited to exhibit her 15-foot-long drawing, soundings : fifteen seven, and several smaller indigo blue field drawings. Marguerita's La Mer series of small sculpted organisms will dance with my soundings pieces.

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