“An Edge of Joy”, artwork by Jed Williams–opening reception Sept. 13th 5-7pm

“An Edge of Joy”, artwork by Jed Williams

curated by Robert Scott Willis

SEPTEMBER 13-OCTOBER 19, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday September 13th, 5-7pm

Jed offers up a potent and tripped out stew of cosmic and aesthetic renewal…

“His incredibly original and vibrant palette, which threatens continually to spill out of control, is lassoed in with confident brushwork…..there exists an embedded narrative / aesthetic density which reveals itself only slowly and over time. This makes them the continual presence.”

–from curatorial statement by Robert Scott Willis

Please click here for entire curatorial statement

Closing Reception for “Color and Form in MEDIUM”–THIS THURSDAY Aug. 7 from 5-7pm

You are invited to the Closing Reception for “Color and Form in MEDIUM” taking place from 5-7pm August 7, 2014

There will be wine/cheese refreshments, snacks, conversation and of course the artwork on display! As well as this, featured artist Susan DiPronio will be performing “TEASE” which was inspired by her photographs on view at the gallery.

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

 

THIS SATURDAY,Aug. 2nd, GABY HEIT AT GALLERY

This Saturday, August 2nd, featured artist Gaby Heit will be present during gallery hours from noon to 2 pm to present new work and discuss/answer questions about her art and artistic process.

Come meet this intriguing and multifaceted artist, designer and executive director of the Da Vinci Art Alliance, and view the “Color and Form in MEDIUM” exhibit.

www.gabyheit.com

"Fedora", colored and metallic pencil on antique photograph

“Fedora”, colored and metallic pencil on antique photograph

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.

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.