Spend a dynamic, interactive evening immersed in the arts as you preview new exhibitions opening in our galleries, hear artist talks, visit our teaching studios, see live demonstrations in a variety of craft techniques, experience virtual reality painting, and more. Each month offers something new! Admission and parking are free; complimentary light fare, beer, wine, coffee & desserts.
June Spotlight Night features:
Tin Bird Choir is a nationally-renowned alt-folk barn rock band from Chester County, PA. With literate lyrics, organic harmonies, and urgent melodies, their music has been picked up by Starbucks and has earned them a spot as one of the finalists in the nationally-syndicated Mountain Stage Newsong Contest. “Their mix of pop hooks, delicate harmonies and tight playing is a winning blend,” says, John Vettese of 88.5 WXPN.
Opening for Tin Bird Choir is Eve Sheldon. Eve is a captivating and unusual singer-songwriter whom Ian Zolitor of WXPN’s The Folk Show has praised for “her unique and haunting style.” With a rich and ethereal voice accompanied by her 1920s nylon-stringed parlor guitar, piano, and occasional banjo, she brings her own songs to life…as well as wonderful hidden gems written by her friends in the Philly and Kansas City music scenes. Having had a fairly odd life, her writing and performances are filled with a truth and an emotion that were hard-won over many years, as well as a humor about the constant pain and joy of life…whatever that’s called. I know there’s a word for it.
Opening Receptions in Cohen Gallery
Lineage by B. A. Harrington
on view in Cohen Gallery west through August 27
Voice by Fumi Amano; with live performance
on view in Cohen Gallery east
What can Fumi Amano say about feminism as a Japanese woman living in the United States? For the opening of her solo exhibition, Voice, Fumi will present a live performance utilizing a complex glass house she constructed to perform inside. She explains, “the shape of house and windows are constructed in a distorted manner to reflect the misunderstanding between people. I will perform inside as a housewife and sometimes draw and write messages to the viewers who are directly front of me. Through this performance, I am expressing my feelings of loneliness, irritation, and my struggle to survive. Through my fleeting “messages” I create for the viewer, I hope to connect more intimately with people in hopes overcoming invisible barriers and go beyond our differences.”
Virtual Reality Digital Painting Demonstrations
Open Studios & Demonstrations in Ceramics and Hot Glass