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On View: November 11 – December 3
Opening Reception: Friday, November 11 | 6 – 9 p.m.
40th St Artist-In-Residence Gallery proudly presents work by local artists in a special show called Mixed Indigenous Artist (To Our Ancestors). Opening Friday, Nov 11 with a screening of the documentary Belmont Grove (Fairmount Park) Reclaiming Coaquanock. This film tells the story of how Belmont Plateau served as a powerful gathering space for Philadelphia’s native communities from 1974-1992 and what impact the loss of that space has had. The screening will begin at 7 p.m.
The exhibition is curated by Brujo de la Mancha and features artists Ebony James, Kimberly Torres, Namora Byrd, Douglas Hall, Marilyn Rodrigues, Adniel Avendano, Daniel Garcia Xolot, and Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac.
The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th & Chestnut Sts. In exchange, residents share their talents within West Philadelphia by leading workshops, teaching classes, exhibiting, etc. Founded by artist Edward M. Epstein in 2003 and managed by Gina Renzi since 2008, the program addresses the need for studio space in West Philadelphia, assists artists with career development, and makes the 40th Street area a nexus for visual arts.