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The Art of Being Alive @ 3rd Street Gallery

November 30, 2016 - December 31, 2016

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On View: November 30 – December 31
First Friday: December 2 | 5 – 9 p.m.
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 17 | 2 – 4 p.m.

3rd Street Gallery presents The Art of Being Alive, an exhibition of paintings by Priscilla Snow Algava. Family, friends, and the members of 3rd Street Gallery are coming together to support long-standing member Priscilla Snow Algava in mounting her exhibition.

Algava’s work is about layers of time and memory. As she works, she repeatedly returns to and processes the joy of living in the moment, recognizing and acknowledging her indebtedness to those who have supported and nurtured her, past and present. Her explorations are about “communicating the grief and difficulties of living a passionate life but always gleaning the kernel of joy, of sunshine, of magic in the moment that is Now.”  Though currently undergoing treatment for cancer, she felt strongly about her commitment to show her work. Family, friends, and the members of 3rd Street Gallery have rallied around her to curate and present her exhibition. Priscilla states, “I am aware and dwell in possibility and optimism.”

Algava listens to music as she works, and some of its rhythmic qualities find their way into the work. Color plays a crucial role in Algava’s art. Color harmonies that are usually not seen in nature, or have been deliberately altered,  impart the idea of a dreamlike consciousness, of fantasy worlds like those of Matisse, Chagall, and Redon. She likens her work to visual poems that ask the viewer to imagine, to wonder and wander along with her. These many layers of color and texture suggest the breadth of possibilities each day presents.

The Art of Being Alive runs concomitantly with Agathe Bouton’s show, Habitat and Urban Matter.

Image courtesy the artist.

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Start:
November 30, 2016
End:
December 31, 2016
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3rd Street Gallery
45 N. Second St
Philadelphia, PA United States
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