Friday Forward: 7.25.14

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.

gardenFriday, July 25, 5:30 – 10 pm#OpeningsReceptions
At Arm’s Length + The Garden of Alternate Histories: Take a moment to resolve that persistent identity crisis with a double-exhibition at Paradigm. Lauren Rinaldi explores the self-portrait at arm’s length, challenging the curated caricature of the modern selfie with exposed, colorfully imperfect windows into self-worth. Remember when those Choose-Your-Own-Ending Goosebumps books finally gave you a false sense of security? Relive the thrill with an interactive video installation by Sarah Bereza and Fall on Your Sword, in which the viewer controls the piece. While you’re there, be sure to say hi to gallery co-founders and InLiquid members Sara McCorriston and Jason Chen of Juggling Wolf.
Paradigm Gallery & Studio, 803 S. Fourth Street, Philadelphia

Saturday, July 26, 1 – 2:30 pm#Miscellaneous
Summer Special Walking Tours: From Coffeehouses to Banquet Halls: The Museum of Chinese in America challenges the foodie inside every arts lover with a walking tour of Chinatown in New York. Trace out the evolving history of the restaurant scene for a $15 cover.
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, NYC

Saturday, July 26, 2 pm#Screenings
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Chew on some Everlasting Gobstoppers – and some warm, gooshy nostalgia to boot – with a screening of the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The $5 admission offers you a golden ticket back to childhood.
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Saturday, July 26, 7 pm#Screenings
Art House World Premiere: If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming about taking up residence in a piece of art, it’s time to vicariously explore those fantasies with the world premiere of Don Freeman’s film, ART HOUSE. The documentary explores living spaces built by artists like Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Russel Wright, and Frederic Edwin Church.
ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ

Monday, July 28, 8 am – 9 am#LecturesTalks
Creative Cafe Coffee Chat: Tech and Innovation: Your morning caffeine gets a techie boost – one that levels up that pixelated mug you ordered from ThinkGeek. Join Tracey Welson Rossman of Tech Girlz, Zack Seward of Technical.ly Philly, and Stephen Tang of University City Science Center for coffee and conversation. If other forms of innovation are more your style, Creative Cafe hosts a coffee chat of a different theme the last Monday of every month.
The Creative Cafe @ Replica, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia

heartofwiresFriday, August 1, 5 – 8 pm#OpeningsReceptions
Oblivious: While hashtags and selfies seem to be the trend for confronting women’s issues, textile artist and painter Carolyn Cohen takes a painstaking, intimate approach. Her work, on display at Muse Gallery, illustrates the faces and facts of victimization in hauntingly erratic detail.
Muse Gallery, 52 N. Second Street, Philadelphia

Friday, August 1, 6 – 10 pm#MemberNews
Heart of Wires: What happens after the Turing Test? The second future-themed show of the summer at Arch Enemy Arts, Heart of Wires beats out the many paths that a world with artificial intelligence might follow. The 13-artist group show includes work by InLiquid member Caitlin McCormack.
Arch Enemy Arts, 109 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks down the various elements into abstract line and shape. Demcsak photographs places that have endured catastrophic storms and uses them in her paintings such as Hurricane Katrina, Sandy, and Maria.
Jessica Demcsak
Jessica Demcsak

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change.…

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks…

Jessica Demcsak creates sculptural paintings on various types of wood that focus on the rise of storms due to climate change. Most of her subject matter is architectural in nature however she lalso breaks down the various…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia, she earned her BFA with honors from the University of The Arts, and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art. Currently, she is working in her studio at the Crane Old School in Philadelphia.
In her work she is pulling from her reservoir of life experiences, memories, intuitive processes, and curiosity to construct a “place”, an environment – a landscape. Within it, she aims to present an idea composed of multiple layers, which focuses not only on the physical “being” of land, but also on land as a source of emotional and psychological mood.
Dganit Zauberman
Dganit Zauberman

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill.…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia,…

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.
Gina Michaels
Gina Michaels

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.…

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.…

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.…

Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of the natural world,venturing at times to create images that are more fantasy then reality.
Stephen Spartana
Stephen Spartana

Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of…

Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of the natural world,venturing at times to create images that are more fantasy then…

Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of the natural world,venturing at times to create images that are more fantasy then reality.…

Barbro Jernberg
Barbro Jernberg
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