Sunday, March 01, 2009

two new philly arts ventures

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a new co-op art enterprise formed by five Philly-based artists including, P. Timothy Gierschick II, Alex Paik, and Caroline Santa.

Getting Ready for the Prom Phillip Adams, Tim Gierschick, Alexis Granwell, Alex Paik, Nathan Pankratz, Caroline Santa

March 6th - 27th

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 6, 6pm - 9pm

Tiger Strikes Asteroid
319A North 11th Street (4th floor, upstairs from Vox Populi)
Philadelphia PA 19107
hours: Friday and Saturday, 12pm-6pm. Other times by appointment
Blog: Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Facebook: Tiger Strikes Asteroid page

Philly's South Street is getting something of an art makeover, so to speak. There has been an arrangement made with building owners where arts groups can apply to use the empty spaces for projects, rent-free with only insurance and utility bills to foot until new tenants are found. I received an email recently from painter, Jim Erickson, announcing the upcoming shows that the group he is a member of, SAGE Projects, are having beginning this week

For the months of March and April, SAGE Projects will take over a recently vacated storefront space at 333 South Street. From the SAGE website:

SAGE will officially open a project space at 333 South Street. There will be a five person exhibition downstairs based on the theme of repurposing and recycling. Because of the dire economic situation a number of stores have become vacant on South Street in Philadelphia. A number of arts groups are taking empty storefronts and repurposing them to showcase their work and bring new energy to the area.

Artists Henry Bermudez, David Foss, Jon Manteau, Vincent Romaniello, and Rob Solomon will use cast-off materials, excavated finds and remnants of the former boutique itself, in the creation of paintings, assemblage, video and installation work. On the upper level these artists will join Karen Baumeister, Paul Behnke, Nic Coviello, Jim Erikson and Michelle Marcuse for a members group exhibition that will change over the March and April programs.

Sage Projects Purpose/Repurpose Opens Wednesday, March 4, 12 - 6pm
Sunday, March 8 2 - 8pm

Also, there are a few more days to catch Martin Bromirski's show at UArts through March 6:

Martin Bromirski

Gallery 817
Anderson Hall
333 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa

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