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Open NOW through March 24: Justin Kimball: Elegy

“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. While imbued with social and political subtext, Kimball’s images carry a broader significance. 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. His photographs document a growing portion of the American landscape. Read more about this fantastic collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center by clicking HERE!

January 26 – March 24, 2018: Terri Warpinski’s Surface Tension

“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 in Surface Tension, Warpinski extends an invitation to examine how power is established and rationalized. Read more about the artist HERE!

Sunday, February 11: 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. In truth, he was smarter than most. He learned to effectively turn what society in those days called a handicap into a powerful tool he could use to his advantage. 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!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Kneading Kindness in Philly with Rosa’s Fresh Pizza!

What do pizza and kindness have in common? Join Repair the World: Philadelphia for the local launch of BKind, an innovative Israeli social enterprise, and an evening with Philly’s “pay it forward” pizza restaurant, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. Learn about the exponential capacity of kindness through pizza that feeds the homeless, and start your own chain of kind acts. This program is 100% FREE! RSVP TODAY!