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

Jared C. Balogh
Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Laura Petrovich-Cheney's work focuses on resurrecting debris found in the natural environment. Her autobiography and…

Laura Petrovich-Cheney's work focuses on resurrecting debris found in the natural environment. Her autobiography and the environment inform her work as she documents place and experience.…

Laura Petrovich-Cheney's work focuses on resurrecting debris found in the natural environment. Her autobiography and the environment inform her work as she documents place and experience.…

Elyce Abrams

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between abundant joy and…

Melissa Maddonni Haims

Melissa Maddonni Haims is a sculptor based in Philadelphia that uses various fibers to create knit graffiti, soft sculpture,…

Melissa Maddonni Haims is a sculptor based in Philadelphia that uses various fibers to create knit graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale installations. She also sews quilts using vintage fabrics and…

Melissa Maddonni Haims is a sculptor based in Philadelphia that uses various fibers to create knit graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale installations. She also sews quilts using vintage fabrics and subversive text.…

János Korodi

János Korodi's work of visual memories of fur patterns, and cityscapes, recently the notion of place and motion, as mediated…

János Korodi's work of visual memories of fur patterns, and cityscapes, recently the notion of place and motion, as mediated through technology. A representation of our virtual world that simulates velocity.…

János Korodi's work of visual memories of fur patterns, and cityscapes, recently the notion of place and motion, as mediated through technology. A representation of our virtual world that simulates velocity.…

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