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

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.
John Howell White
John Howell White

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown,…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State…

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