Artists Come Out for ‘Art in the Open’ in June

 This June 9 – 12, the City of Philadelphia will play host to Art in the Open, a city-spanning celebration that will allow artists to venture beyond the gallery walls and out beneath the summer skies.

Following in the nineteenth-century footsteps of en plein air pioneers, artists of all media will range along the banks of the Schuylkill River, stretching from the Fairmount Park Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, south to Bartram’s Garden. While drawing inspiration from the open-air environs, they will create works on-site, thereby enabling members of the public to witness the artistic process firsthand. Events include exhibitions at City Hall and the University of the Arts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, book discussions, boat rides, and movie screenings, among many others.

The creative team behind Art in the Open includes artist Ed Bronstein, Executive Director of Philadelphia’s City Parks Association Deenah Loeb, as well as Mary Salvante, Director of the Rowan University Art Gallery in New Jersey and board member of InLiquid. InLiquid is one of many presenting partners taking part in the event.

Art in the Open features 35 artists: Nancy Agati, Maria Anasazi, Cynthia Back, Laura Anderson Barbata, Michael Bartmann, Joan Becker, Ava Blitz, Harry Bower, Michele Brody, Nic Coviello, Laure Drogoul, Anda Dubinskis, Mindy Flexer, Candace Fong, Roy Andres Hofer, Warren Holzman, Ellie Irons, Diedra Krieger, David Lee, Don Lobdell, Joseph Mangrum, Ed Marston, S. Zachary Martin, Austin + Mergold, Norman Mooney, Daniel Petraitis, Christopher Pierro, Paul Santoleri, Diane Savona, Tremain Smith, Leah Stein Dance Company, Katie Tackman, Denise Karabinus Telang, Blaise Tobia, and Roman Tybinko

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of 30 years, from the fires and the wrecking balls of the 1980s and 90s to the runaway construction of the 2000s. Other images explore the central Pennsylvania town of Centralia where an underground fire has burned in a coal seam for over 50 years. These pieces have a roughness and immediacy in their execution that matches their subject matter. Her life size sculptures and installation pieces show another side of her interests, and most recently she has been working on a series of drawings documenting her life in the time of coronavirus. All of these pieces have in common an interest in narrative and a sense of place and memory.
Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of…

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas
Donna Sensor Thomas
Donna Sensor Thomas

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the new. I push boundaries to create & discover different processes in which to incorporate images of older, more worn items with newer ones into my work, all for the purpose of creating one fluid, mystical image of beauty.
Wendy Raskas Greenberg
Wendy Raskas Greenberg

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the…

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the new. I push boundaries to create & discover different processes in which to incorporate…

Wendy is a Self-taught Collage Artist. The main focus of her Mixed Media Collage Work is to intermingle the old with the new. I push boundaries to create & discover different processes in which to incorporate images of older,…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves to paint the world and the beautiful things in it — 
and she Loves that people really Love her paintings of our beautiful world and the beautiful things in it!

There is nothing really special about Jenn, she's just painter who paints... just about anything, just about all the time. 

P.S. She's a bit of a formalist — her world is made up of line, color, shape, form, structure, composition and plasticity. And, while she paint from observation, the subject of the painting is not her objective. The process of painting is her objective — the process of how to best use the medium, often oil paint, to create and subjugate form on the two dimensional surface of the canvas.
Jenn Hallgren
Jenn Hallgren

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves…

Jenn is a painter! Mostly she's an oil painter, though she's been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment.

She Loves to paint. It's pretty much all she wants to do.
Shes Loves to paint the world…

Carol Taylor-Kearney creates mixed media paintings and sculptures that are vibrant in color, adventurous in the mediums used, and playful in the open-ended stories or puzzles she presents.  Based on recognizable people, places, and circumstances, she adds a bit of imagination to collected debris to create worlds to touch and to visit.  Often, she takes advantage of combining real-life observations with art history and literature, and the subjectivity of time.  Taylor-Kearney wants observers to feel that they can find something new every time they experience the artwork.
Carol Taylor-Kearney
Carol Taylor-Kearney

Carol Taylor-Kearney creates mixed media paintings and sculptures that are vibrant in color, adventurous in the mediums used,…

Carol Taylor-Kearney creates mixed media paintings and sculptures that are vibrant in color, adventurous in the mediums used, and playful in the open-ended stories or puzzles she presents. Based on recognizable…

Carol Taylor-Kearney creates mixed media paintings and sculptures that are vibrant in color, adventurous in the mediums used, and playful in the open-ended stories or puzzles she presents. Based on recognizable people, places,…

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