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Open NOW through March 24: Justin Kimball: Elegy and Terri Warpinski’s Surface Tension

“Liberty Street”

Justin Kimball has been photographing in small towns in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio brought to the brink of obsolescence by the recent financial downturn, capturing their streets, residents, and landscapes. In his depiction of communities faced with hardship, Kimball examines the persistence of hope and the concept of what it means to be human in our modern world. Read more about this fantastic collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center by clicking HERE!

“Dark Cloud [over Sawahera]”

Terri Warpinski and her connection to the places, peoples, cultures and histories that contribute to Surface Tension are ideological as well as subjective. Warpinski begins with herself as the subject of a political system that authored and contributed to the dynamics that are addressed in her work and planted in the territory of “between-ness.” Through her photographs, Warpinski extends an invitation to examine how power is established and rationalized. Read more about the artist HERE!

Thursday, March 1: Our “Stranger Things”-themed Purim Party will take you to the Upside Down – it’s a Snow Ball!

Our ’80s-themed Purim Party is back and is flipping to the upside down! Taking inspiration from the current hit Stranger ThingsDJ Robert Drake returns to MC our “Snow Ball” and turn our party up to an eleven. Come dressed in your Purim best and compete for prizes, sip on some Snow Ball punch and snack on traditional Hamantaschen. Get your tickets individually or purchase them as a pair and save $6! RSVP HERE.

Thursday, March 8: Yiddish Dance 101 kicks off a three-part series, Dancing with a Yiddish Accent

The Gershman Y is excited to present a new three part dance series featuring Yiddish Dance master Steven Lee Weintraub! The series will introduce participants to a number of Yiddish dance concepts, stylings, and vocabulary and have you moving in no time! No dance experience required. Buy the season pass for this three-part series (and save $10) by clicking HERE! Read more about each session by clicking HERE.

Sunday, March 18: The very first in a brand new series – Bagel Bites!

New Series!  Join us as local authors serve up a bite of their new works while enjoying a bagel brunch!  The first title we’ll discuss? The Little Gate Crasher: The Life and Photos of Mace Bugen with author Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer. Mace Bugen might have been an achondroplastic dwarf—forty-three inches tall with an average-sized head and a torso set on small, twisted legs—but that didn’t mean he was an idiot or a pushover. RSVP to our first Bagel Bites session HERE, RSVP to the both sessions and save $4 by clicking HERE, or just read more about the series and the authors by clicking HERE!