Art in the Dark

The Raven Lounge, irrevocably associated with Edgar Allan Poe and his famous poem, already has a firm footing in the creative world. Most recently, with the addition of “Art in the Dark,” the Raven will now provide a monthly bastion for visual artists.

Founded by Niki Bombshell, a Philadelphia artist upset by the system of exclusion she felt was taking over art galleries and venues, “Art in the Dark” aims to provide a space for local artists free of charge. Every First Thursday at 9 pm, participating artists gather at the Raven to display their work to the accompaniment of drink specials and a DJ. Every few months, an additional show is held at Bob and Barbara’s Lounge.

This month will feature two “Art in the Dark” shows. The first will be held at Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street, on August 2 at 9 pm. The second will take place on August 5 at the Raven, 1718 Sansom Street, also at 9 pm.

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience by encouraging interaction from differing perspectives. Many of his pieces have hints of sculptural qualities that pop from the wall. This creates shadows and movement within and outside of the piece.
Joe Vescovich
Joe Vescovich

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different…

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience…

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience by encouraging interaction…

Margaret Pezalla-Granlund
Margaret Pezalla-Granlund
Bob Ingram
Bob Ingram
Jorge Luis Vega
Jorge Luis Vega
Elynne Rosenfeld
Elynne Rosenfeld
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