Artist Linda Dubin Garfield participated in the Philly Fringe Festivals from 2006-2016 creating art on various topics and inviting the public to join her in mixed media memoir workshops at The Book Trader on 2nd Street near Market Street. This year she is having a retrospective of the 11 years work (both hers and the participants’) at the Old City Jewish Art Center 119 N 3rd Street in Old City Philadelphia from September 9- 26. 2021. The opening is Thursday, September 9, 6- 9 pm. There will be a workshop on Sunday, September 12, 1-3 pm for participants to create their own mixed media works on paper. Materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring specific things (photos, papers, ribbons, etc) they want to include in their art. Both events are FREE.
Linda Dubin Garfield, an award-winning printmaker and mixed media artist, creates visual memoirs exploring the mystery of memory and the magic of place, using hand-pulled printmaking techniques, photography, collage and digital imaging. Her abstract and dynamic works use multiple layers of ink that waver between background and foreground creating a fusion of surface design and abstract expressionism She also creates installations that include public participatory art, especially when she is exploring themes relating to women in today’s culture. In 2005 she founded ARTsisters, a group of professional artists who empower each other and their community through art. In 2007 she started smART business consulting, helping emerging artists reach their goals and their audience, providing consulting and coaching on the business side of art through individual, small groups, and workshop experiences as well as providing opportunities to exhibit work. She also provides art-making workshops to several organizations like Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Centers for Older Adults, Simpson House and Atria Senior Living. Today she serves on several non-profit boards, and appreciates her good fortune to be able to make art every chance she gets.
The Fringe ART Festival is a 4-week long, city-wide celebration of innovation and creativity in contemporary performance. Each September, the Festival explodes into every nook and cranny in neighborhoods across Philadelphia with more than 1,000 artistically daring performances, including national and international performances curated by FringeArts, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts. This year, the Fringe Festival will look a bit different as we take safety precautions for artists and audiences in the wake of COVID-19.