Susan DiPronio at gallery this Thursday July 24, 4-6pm

This Thursday, July 24,  Susan DiPronio will be present during gallery hours from 4-6pm to present new work and discuss/answer questions about her art and artistic process.

Come meet this intriguing and multifaceted artist, performer and writer, and view the “Color and Form in MEDIUM” exhibit.

www.susandipronio.com

photograph by Susan DiPronio

photograph by Susan DiPronio

Color and Form in MEDIUM

July 19th – August 10th 2014

Works by

GABY HEIT (drawings), SUSAN DiPRONIO (photography) and AMANDA HAMTIL (painting)

                         

In connection with “MEDIUM,” the current exhibit at the Da Vinci Art Alliance (one of Philadelphia’s most active, exciting and time-honored art collectives, of which Jed Williams is himself a member), Jed Williams Gallery will showcase three artists, including Da Vinci Art Alliance’s Executive Director, Gaby Heit, Da Vinci Art Alliance’s Secretary, Susan DiPronio and Amanda Hamtil. The three women demonstrate three different approaches to color and form, inspired by vibrancy, movement and narrative, through their selected mediums.

To find out more about the Da Vinci Art Alliance, please visit:  http://www.davinciartalliance.org/about.php

Opening reception Saturday, July 19, 5-7pm.

THIS SATURDAY July 19th 5-7pm–Opening Reception for “Color and Form in MEDIUM”

Color and Form in MEDIUM

July 19th – August 10th 2014

Works by

GABY HEIT (drawings), SUSAN DiPRONIO (photography) and AMANDA HAMTIL (painting)

                         

In connection with “MEDIUM,” the current exhibit at the Da Vinci Art Alliance (one of Philadelphia’s most active, exciting and time-honored art collectives, of which Jed Williams is himself a member), Jed Williams Gallery will showcase three artists, including Da Vinci Art Alliance’s Executive Director, Gaby Heit, Da Vinci Art Alliance’s Secretary, Susan DiPronio and Amanda Hamtil. The three women demonstrate three different approaches to color and form, inspired by vibrancy, movement and narrative, through their selected mediums.

To find out more about the Da Vinci Art Alliance, please visit:  http://www.davinciartalliance.org/about.php

Opening reception Saturday, July 19, 5-7pm.

 

THIS FRIDAY June 27 6-9pm-FLORA/FAUNA Closing Reception


FLORA/FAUNA has had a great run. As promised, plants, people and art commingled for a springtime celebration of the powers of resilience and renewal inherent in plants and artist. The opening and show was well attended, our workshops; (Paper making with Lesley Haas and Costume making with Ruthie Schanbacher ) were productive and well enjoyed.
Come out and celebrate with us- at our closing party! Come view and sniff the (over) 9′ (pallet) plant wall, have a drink and listen to the ‘flora/fauna’ soundscape featuring sounds by TicTacOh, HORSEY and others; amidst the work of Lesley Haas, Dana Henry, Common Zen Savvy, Ruthie Schanbacher and Rachel Blythe Udell.

We will also be having another live demo of the Ruthie Schanbacher wearable art collection.

We hope you can join us!

LAST WEEK to see FLORA/FAUNA–the exhibit runs through this Friday, June 27.  

There will be a closing reception from 6-9 pm on Friday June 27th.

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FLORA/FAUNA special plant pockets available

These plant pockets were created by Anna Cherniahivsky in collaboration with Our House Montessori students and other artists in Philadelphia, PA.  These plant pockets are part of the FLORA/FAUNA exhibit on view until June 27th 2014.  (For more information on FLORA/FAUNA please visit http://www.jedwilliamsgallery.com/2014/06/03/florafauna-now-on-view/).The plant pockets are water proof and can be hung or set indoors or out.  Straps can be sewn on pouch by the artist so that pouch can be hung on a wall.

Please contact gallery if you are interested in the plant pockets. 

 

Medium-sized plant pocket made by Anna Cherniahivsky with fruit/vegetable prints done by Our House Montessori kids.   $40

Large plant pocket, it has a Polaroid photo by Brian Brooks on it as well as an ornamental plant inside it.   $50

THIS SATURDAY June 14th 3-4pm Free wearable art workshop

Ruthie Schanbacher will demo the method she used to create the fabulous garments you see pictured and there will be supplies for you to join in and start making your own!

The workshop is FREE.

Please RSVP to: mandisart@gmail.com (so we can get a sense of how many are coming).

Please bring your own scissors (and rotary cutter and cutting mat-if you have these). Also bring your own fabrics and sixpack holders and other embelishments to use, or share, if you’d like.
Ruth Schanbacher is the curator/editor of Manufactureddissent.com, a Mummer and an artist and crafter on many fronts.  http://ruthschanbacher.wordpress.com

 

Ruth has been creating wearable art with a sculptural component with reclaimed materials that are featured in FLORA/FAUNA.  This started as a collaborative project with ZigZag art collective. Each piece can be worn in a variety of ways; as a cape, a shirt, a skirt. Pieces are modular, and can be attached to each other, layered, or detached and reformed. These are no-sew items, created by cutting and knotting fabric, yarn, plastic and rope to matrix of plastic six-pack holders. Great craft for a range of age/skill levels.

FLORA/FAUNA now on view

FLORA/FAUNA

May 10-June 27th 2014

an art installation designed and curated by Anna Cherniahivsky

view of planter pallet installation

 

"Deckled edge  innocence" by Lesley Haas

“Deckled edge innocence”
by Lesley Haas

Planted Palettes and pockets will populate the walls of the Gallery with art and life, in celebration of spring and reemergence. The installation will feature a vertical garden wall and art works byLesley Haas, Dana Henry, Common Zen Savvy, Rachel Blythe Udell  and the opening will feature a wearable art fashion show by Ruth Schanbacher and Rachel Blythe Udell.

The handmade plant vessels featured are made primarily of recycled/repurposed materials. The pallets were collected in the area and refashioned in a variety of colors and configurations. The plant pockets are embellished by local artists and made of reclaimed fabrics, lined for water retention, (with otherwise landfill-bound) used chip or food bags.

Intermingled art pieces include vegetable papyrus and paper-pulp creature sculptures, among other items. The installation is offered up as a living growing art community space. You are invited to come to any of our  events and plant a seed or use the paint markers and materials provided to add your touch to the group or ‘gang palettes’ in the space.

 

THIS SUNDAY June 1, 5-7pm: Special event for Lesley Haas

Lesley Haas, who has artwork featured in the  current group exhibit “FLORA/FAUNA” at Jed Williams Gallery, will be exhibiting a larger selection of her works for this event only . This is a great opportunity to come meet and find out more about this artist and her unique work; there will be refreshments served.

"Deckled edge  innocence"

“Deckled edge innocence”

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“Text”

FLORA/FAUNA opening Saturday May 10th 6-9pm

FLORA/FAUNA

an art installation designed and curated by Anna Cherniahivsky

Planted Palettes and pockets will populate the walls of the Gallery with art and life, in celebration of spring and reemergence. The installation will feature a vertical garden wall and art works byLesley Haas, Dana Henry, Common Zen Savvy, Rachel Blythe Udell  and the opening will feature a wearable art fashion show by Ruth Schanbacher and Rachel Blythe Udell.

The handmade plant vessels featured are made primarily of recycled/repurposed materials. The pallets were collected in the area and refashioned in a variety of colors and configurations. The plant pockets are embellished by local artists and made of reclaimed fabrics, lined for water retention, (with otherwise landfill-bound) used chip or food bags.

Intermingled art pieces include vegetable papyrus and paper-pulp creature sculptures, among other items. The installation is offered up as a living growing art community space. You are invited to come to any of our  events and plant a seed or use the paint markers and materials provided to add your touch to the group or ‘gang palettes’ in the space.

OPENING May 10th, 6:00-9:00pm

Our 2nd saturday opening event will feature a live wearable art fashion show and a soundscape featuring recordings by TicTac-O, HORSEY, Something Like a Monument and others.

 

Other Happenings

 

Plant Matter Collage/Paper making workshop, Terrarium Workshop

dates + details – TBA

 Seed Library

Ongoing- all gallery open hours.  Stop in to plant a seed, take a seed or give seed(s) to the library we are building. Pollinator and native/local plants highly encouraged.

 Closing Party

Final Friday in June:  June 27th, 5:30-9:00pm