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.

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,…

Peter Treiber

Peter Treiber's abstract expressionistic light painting photographs. …

Peter Treiber's abstract expressionistic light painting photographs. …

Peter Treiber's abstract expressionistic light painting photographs. …

Sharon Egan

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate…

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate domestic spaces. …

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate domestic spaces. …

Cheryl B. Haper (Curatorial)

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using…

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using a variety of mediums, including ceramic sculpture, installations, and printmaking.…

Cheryl Harper is an artist/independent curator. As a artist, her work concentrates on political and social commentary using a variety of mediums, including ceramic sculpture, installations, and printmaking. As a curator,…

Helene Halstuch

My paintings are a personal exploration of mood, essence and mystery. I strive to find the spirit of a subject and immerse…

My paintings are a personal exploration of mood, essence and mystery. I strive to find the spirit of a subject and immerse myself in the experience of painting, never quite knowing where it may take me…

My paintings are a personal exploration of mood, essence and mystery. I strive to find the spirit of a subject and immerse myself in the experience of painting, never quite knowing where it may take me or what the outcome…

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