Friday Forward: 7.18.14

Some of our favorites, from Friday to Friday. Visit the Happenings Page for the full calendar of arts events in the Philadelphia region and beyond.

toth_headerSaturday, July 19, 2 pm#GalleryTalk
Nicholas Toth, The Last Helmet Maker: If under the sea represents your summer style, dive into the gallery talk for the current exhibition at Material Culture. Nicholas Toth carries on the work of his grandfather, a master craftsman of diving helmets, using the original process and materials from the 1800s – copper and brass and 320 hours of labor.
Material Culture, 4700 Wissahickon Avenue, Suite 101, Philadelphia

Saturday, July 19, 7 pm#Screening
The Denizens of the Pines: It’s time for a sleepover with the Jersey Devil – if you dare. Gravy Studio & Gallery hosts a retreat in the Pine Barrens for a sneak peek into David Scott Kessler’s upcoming film Pines. $15 covers admission into the event, while an extra $10 guarantees a spot at a local campsite for the night.
Ashleigh homestead in Browns Mills, NJ

Sunday, July 20, 2 – 4 pm#Fundraiser
Renewal: ARTsisters brings a combo workshop-fundraiser to Old City Jewish Art Center in support of Women’s Way. The $5 suggested donation goes towards supporting women’s rights advocacy and education, while the mixed media memoir workshop celebrates the value of friendship. Just the right amount of positive vibes to get you through the week.
Old City Jewish Art Center, 119 N. Third Street, Philadelphia

belmarTuesday, July 22, 6:30 pm#Workshop
Belmar Marina Sunset Photowalk: Are you more of a walk-and-snap, or a camera crack shot? Upgrade your photo skills as you ride off – er walk – into the sunset along the Belmar Marina. Photographer Michael S. Miller teaches perspective and composition for a $10 cover.
The Boatworks, Belmar Arts, 608 River Road, Belmar, NJ

Wednesday, July 23, 7 pm#Screening
The Pursuit of Happiness: Tired of modern love? Try some colonial-era courtship on for size with the Secret Cinema screening of The Pursuit of Happiness, a 1934 comedy set in the revolutionary era. Doors open at 6 pm, giving you plenty of time to roll back your mindset with the current exhibition, Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation. The free admission event packs a triple-punch, thanks to a bonus discussion by film historian Richard Barrios.
American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth Street, Philadelphia

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the slow movement of rain laden clouds. Areas of sky, water, and land are knit together with brushstrokes to represent their seamless interaction under the common conditions of weather and time. In my acid etched tin pieces, areas of watery marks are left visible to suggest the underlying layers of the landscape. I  do not strive to recreate the particulars of  places that inspire me, but rather the timelessness of the elements of light, weather, and geometries that inform them. My work is not about how the landscape looks as much as about how the landscape makes me feel. I try to create an image that allows the viewer to engage with it in such a way as to invite similar introspection.
Kirby Fredendall
Kirby Fredendall

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the…

Modern representation of traditional farm animals using pattern and texture to create larger-than-life portraitures.
Eric Fausnacht
Eric Fausnacht

Modern representation of traditional farm animals using pattern and texture to create larger-than-life portraitures.…

Modern representation of traditional farm animals using pattern and texture to create larger-than-life portraitures.…

Modern representation of traditional farm animals using pattern and texture to create larger-than-life portraitures.…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise small creatures comes from reality and fantasy of the prehistoric world."
John W. Parker
John W. Parker

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise…

Roberta Massuch
Roberta Massuch
Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education from Temple University.
Christopher Houston
Christopher Houston

Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education…

Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education from Temple University. …

Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education from Temple University. …

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