Finding the Art in Philly Tech Week

This year’s Philly Tech Week is less than a week away. Of course, if the closest you come to feeling like a tech wizard is when you walk into an Apple store wearing a blue shirt, then you probably haven’t bothered to scroll through the impressive (maybe even a little intimidating) lineup.

But even if you’re tech-terrified, there are a few arts-centric events you won’t want to miss. Find a few of our picks below:

Photo courtesy of Drink Philly

Photo courtesy of Drink Philly

Saturday, April 20, 6 – 9 pm at Drink Philly HQ, 239 Chestnut Street, Second Floor Unit B

Drink Philly Digital Arts Gallery: If you’ve been losing sleep over Drink Philly’s recent scaling down of their First Friday parties from monthly to quarterly occasions, console yourself with this Saturday reboot. While beer and snacks from Old Forge Brewing Co offer a throwback to traditional handcrafting, the digital arts exhibition will keep the night hopping forward. Be sure to check out work by InLiquid member Laura Krasnow while you’re there!

Monday, April 22, 5 – 10 pm at Hive76, 915 Spring Garden Avenue, Suite 519

3D Printer/Openscad Modeling Class: From 3D pens to 3D curves a la Dita Von Teese, printing has become almost as fun and loveable as Gru’s 3D Minions. For any artist who’s been dying to play around with an extra dimension, Hive76 will teach you the basics in 3D modeling and printing.

Tuesday, April 23, 6 – 7:30 pm at Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut Street (upstairs)

Crowdfunding Happy Hour: Remember the days when a school bake sale was enough to fund your latest artistic experiment? Nowadays, you have to figure out how to convert the power of honey flavor into social networking gold. Philly-based crowdfunding organization Feed the Muse will show you how, with a happy hour at Milkboy to sweeten the deal.

Friday, April 26, 7 – 9 pm at James Oliver Gallery, 723 Chestnut Street, Fourth Floor

The Art of Fashion and Technology: So maybe we haven’t quite reached the point where we need to start designing top hats for robots who want to display their Bender best, but fashion and tech have been teaming up for some other innovations in the meantime. Join with Fashion|Tech|PHL and #ArtsTechPhilly for a panel addressing local projects that give a nuclear boost to the fashion forward.

Saturday, April 27, 8 pm – 11:59 am at 3rd Ward, 1227 N. Fourth Street

Make & Toss: Light Graffiti and Cocktails at 3rd Ward: You’ll never know what it feels like to scatter fairy dust while on the run from pirates (and parents), but luckily technology is magic’s older (more-responsible-but-still-fun) brother. After making LED magnets through a workshop at 3rd Ward, you can run around Germantown Avenue and toss them on ferromagnetic surfaces. And you’ll have one extra thing the Lost Boys didn’t – beer.

William Lukens is a Philadelphia architect, artist and woodblock printmaker. His work is concerned with viewing unknown space through familiar elements such as windows or trees or through abstract shapes.
William Lukens
William Lukens

William Lukens is a Philadelphia architect, artist and woodblock printmaker. His work is concerned with viewing unknown space…

William Lukens is a Philadelphia architect, artist and woodblock printmaker. His work is concerned with viewing unknown space through familiar elements such as windows or trees or through abstract shapes.…

William Lukens is a Philadelphia architect, artist and woodblock printmaker. His work is concerned with viewing unknown space through familiar elements such as windows or trees or through abstract shapes.…

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities. Currently she works in her studio in Philadelphia, where she belongs to the 3rd Street Gallery, a co-operative which she supports. In the 70's she was a founding member of an artists co-op in NYC. Her work is abstract, both in painting and drawing. They sometimes combine in mixed media with collage. These works may include fragments from the collection of memorabilia in her studio. Her work has been influenced by travel, Morocco, Mexico, and repeated trips to Japan and Europe
Marjorie Grigonis
Marjorie Grigonis

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities.…

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities. Currently she works in her studio in Philadelphia, where she belongs to the 3rd…

Marjorie Grigonis is a painter who has spent 15 years as an art teacher, a professor at several colleges and universities. Currently she works in her studio in Philadelphia, where she belongs to the 3rd Street Gallery, a…

John Y. Wind is an InLiquid artist member.
John Y. Wind
John Y. Wind

John Y. Wind is an InLiquid artist member.…

John Y. Wind is an InLiquid artist member.…

John Y. Wind is an InLiquid artist member.…

Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.
Nazanin Moghbeli
Nazanin Moghbeli

Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.…

Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.…

Works on paper using Iranian calligraphy techniques.…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography.  Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection.  Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico, she is deeply troubled by the social problems affecting women of the border towns. An example of Trillo’s work is a photo documentary exposé of low-cost sex workers in Mexico. The series includes a collection of photos taken in the brothels there, deglamorizing prostitution and showing the dehumanizing conditions of their work. Trillo’s photographs have been featured in several major press outlets -  and was recently selected Best Series in the Black and White International Awards.  She studied in Italy and Philadelphia, and her work has been shown in solo, and group exhibitions. Trillo lectures at conferences and universities, regarding women’s issues and human trafficking.  She is currently working on a series that tackles the issues surrounding immigration and the Honduran Caravan.
Ada Trillo
Ada Trillo

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico,…

Ada Trillo is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily focuses on documentary photography. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. Having grown-up in Juarez, Mexico, she is deeply…

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