Please join us this Friday, June 24th 5 to 8 pm for an opening reception of Art for the Ages: Celebrating Latinx Elders, an exhibition of work by older adult Latinx artists who participated in Fleisher's creative aging program for the past 5 years. The classes in the program were taught by renowned artists Kukuli Velarde and Alexis Nutini, whose work will also be on view. This program was funded in part by the PA Council on the Arts. The exhibition is generously hosted by Paradigm Gallery, at 746 S. 4th Street. The exhibited was curated by artist and curator José Antonio Ortíz Pagán. The exhibit will showcase works by Obed San Martin, Graciela Avendano, Noemi Cruz Hernandez, Rosa La Penta, Olga Mejia, Marwill Nieves, Kelia Plaud, Carmen Calderon, Edna Santiago, Carlos Gil.

The exhibition runs June 24th through July 8th. 

Únanse a nosotros este viernes el 24 de junio de 5 a 8 p. m. para una recepción de apertura para Art for the Ages: Celebrating Latinx Elders, una exhibición de obras de artistas latinos adultos mayores que participaron en el programa de envejecimiento creativo de Fleisher durante los últimos 5 años. Las clases del programa fueron impartidas por los artistas renombrados Kukuli Velarde y Alexis Nutini, cuya obra también estará presentada. Este programa fue financiado en parte por el Consejo de las Artes de PA. La exposición está generosamente organizada por Paradigm Gallery, en 746 S. 4th Street. La muestra fue curada por el artista y curador José Antonio Ortíz Pagán y contará con obras de Obed San Martin, Graciela Avendano, Noemi Cruz Hernandez, Rosa La Penta, Olga Mejia, Marwill Nieves, Kelia Plaud, Carmen Calderon, Edna Santiago, Carlos Gil.

La exposición estará abierta desde el 24 de junio al 8 de julio.

@kukuli.velarde @dos_tres_press @paradigmgs #creativeaging #fleisherartmemorial #madeatfleisher
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Faculty highlight! Anthony Folks is a visual artist most known for his collage works on paper. He received a BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) before obtaining his MA in Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). While at SAIC, HipHop became a source of artistic research for pedagogy. His collage work continues to draw inspiration from various sources, including Kuba Cloth patterns and designs. While volunteering at the Stoney Island Arts Bank—working with the Johnson Publishing Collection—Anthony co-curated a collection exhibition aimed at refreshing the narratives surrounding African American history. Anthony was a 2021 recipient of a Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Anthony Folks will be teaching the class "2D-Design: Pattern, Adornment, and Expression" as well as a four-day immersive workship "Storytelling and Collage" this summer.

It's not too late to register! Link in bio for full class + workshop descriptions and registration.

Image: Anthony Folks, "Notes From the Field," 2020 Mixed Media Collage, 36 x 60 in.

@b.c.e_saboteur #fleishermemorial #madeatfleisher
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Looking for weekend plans? Join us this Sunday, June 19 from 11:00am - 4:00pm for another El Mercado Cultural at Cherry Street Pier. Artisans selling their wares and there will be a performance by Tambor y Caña, an Afro-Venezuelan drums band from NYC.

El Mercado Cultural will return to Cherry Street Pier throughout the summer - mark your calendar for future dates on July 24, August 21, and September 18, presented in collaboration with the @delawareriverwaterfront.

El Mercado Cultural is a Fleisher initiative contributing free creative and marketing resources to Spanish-speaking merchants, restaurant owners, and market vendors. From product and food photography to digital marketing and branding, the program captures the natural intersection of art and commerce in workshops and discussions for participants of the program.

El Mercado Cultural is made possible with funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts.

✍️: Phil Asbury. 

@tambornyc @cherrystreetpier #elmercadocultural #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Last week we had a wonderful time hosting Senator Nikil Saval for a tour of our historic campus. We are excited to share that the Senator is the Honorary Chair of the Event Committee for this year's Founder's Award, coming up on October 15, where we'll honor Leticia Roa Nixon, former Fleisher Board member, journalist, human rights activist, and La Calaca Flaca organizing committee member for the annual Día de los Muertos celebrations. Stay tuned for more information on Founder's!

@senatorsaval #fleisherartmemorial @lacalacaflacaphilly @rolartadvisory #diadelosmuertos
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In celebration of Pride Month and as part of the Found in Translation series, Fleisher Art Memorial and William Way LGBT Community Center are proud to present Queer Art: Past and Present, a series of free online webinars exploring Queer art histories and contemporary practices and aesthetics. 

The first session is coming up on Wednesday, June 22nd - Queer Body and Space, A Rose Has Thorns: A Conversation with Jonathan Lyndon Chase. In this conversation with artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase, we will explore questions that were once reserved for the cisgender population but are now necessary as we evolve into a more inclusive and fluid world: Can queerness and art coexist? Is the representation of our experiences, of our bodies, of our diversity, being addressed in the arts? What stereotypes are still present in our culture? Is the queer box a reality? Jonathan will also be sharing some of their current body of work.

Link in bio to learn more and register!

This series is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the PA Humanities Council.

📷: Rafi Martinez
 
@jonathanlyndonchase @waygayphilly @pahumanities #foundintranslation #pridemonth
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HAPPY PRINT LOVE-IN DAY! This year’s printmaking celebration, hosted on #NationalLovingDay, features printing sessions geared towards children and adults and no prior experience is needed. Discover lithography, silkscreen printing, and working with wood and linoleum blocks. Incorporating designs contributed by Philadelphia artists, create and decorate your own love notes and prints.

Space still available in three printing sessions, check out our link in bio to register:
10 - 11:30am / Families / $10 per person
12 - 1:30pm / Families / $10 per person
2 - 4pm / Adults / $25 per person

Screenprint design by James Paris / jamesparis__
#printlovein #printmaking #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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As our spring term comes to a close, we wanted to thank all of the students, teaching artists, and staff throughout our creative community who made it all possible!

We can't wait to see what everyone creates during our summer term, beginning June 20th!

Community has always been at the center of everything we do. You are part of this community, whether as an artist, student, parent of a young student, volunteer, partner, neighbor, and so much more! It is your creativity and support that drives our mission and the work we do. Today, we ask you to make a gift in support of this thriving creative ecosystem and help us close out this fiscal year strong! Link in bio to make a gift today.

Image: Screenprint by Phoebe Murer | 📸: Alexa Perillo
#madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Do you understand drawing basics, but want to dive deeper into technique?

This summer, Fleisher is offering Drawing with Confidence, a 6-week workshop where intermediate students will further explore form, structure, and expression. Students will learn key concepts such as atmospheric perspective, detailed rendering, intermediate perspective, use of color, and combining materials.

Link in bio to register for summer term!

📸: Alexa Perillo
#summerfun #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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What's your love language? Ours is printmaking! Join us on June 12th for Print Love-In, our celebration of the art of printmaking.

This year's event, hosted on National Loving Day, is for people of all ages and no prior printmaking experience is needed. From lithography and silkscreen printing to using wood and linoleum blocks, participants will have an opportunity to print a series of designs contributed by Philadelphia artists for their own collection of love notes and prints.

Check out our link in bio to register for one of three available printing sessions:

10 - 11:30am / Families / $10 per person
12 - 1:30pm / Families / $10 per person
2 - 4pm / Adults / $25 per person

Artwork by Sean Rynkewicz / @red_sean
#printlovein #printmaking #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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As we round out AAPI Heritage Month, we wanted to shout out a recent @6abcactionnews segment filmed at Fleisher featuring our community partners at Modero & Company! Check out our link in bio for the full segment and learn more about @moderocompany's dedication to sharing the art of traditional Indonesian dance.

We're looking forward to hosting Modero's Di Hati Ku performance on August 5, with an Indonesian festival the following day - both part of our 360 Culture Lab programming supported by @pewcenterarts. Stay tuned for more details.

📷: Alejandro Ceballos #aapiheritagemonth #indonesiandance #360culturelab #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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The third seminar in our Found In Translation series begins on Wednesday, June 22nd! Fleisher Art Memorial and William Way LGBT Community Center are proud to present Queer Art: Past and Present, a series of free lectures exploring Queer art histories and contemporary practices and aesthetics through the voices of five renowned artists and art historians: Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Chris E. Vargas, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Natasha Bissonauth, and Jonathan Katz. 

The series runs from June 22 through July 27. All sessions will take place on Zoom on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00pm and live Spanish interpretation will be provided. 

Found in Translation is a free series of art history and critical theory workshops organized by Fleisher in partnership with several cultural institutions throughout Philadelphia. The series specifically focuses on centering BIPOC and Queer voices, reflecting a more inclusive view of the communities we work with. Found in Translation, aligned with Fleisher’s mission of making art more accessible through our education and community programs, brings these valuable perspectives to a broader public.

Link in bio to learn more and register!

Funding for Found in Translation has been provided by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Image: Ana Teresa Fernandez, "Ice Queen," 2011, digital still from 45-minute performance. Courtesy of Alpesh Kantilal Patel.
@waygayphilly @pahumanities @jonathanlyndonchase @chrisevargas @productivefailure @tashbisss  #queerart #foundintranslation #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Make art at Fleisher this summer! There’s something for all ages, from summer courses for adults to summer camp sessions for young artists. Tuition assistance is available. Check out link in bio or visit fleisher.org to check out current listings and discover new ways of seeing and creating. Summer term and summer camp both kick off on June 20!
📷: Alexa Perillo #summertime #summercamp #screenprinting #fleisherartmemorial #madeatfleisher
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Are you crushing on someone new? Looking for an excuse to create a love letter? Print Love-In is BACK on June 12! 

This year's event, hosted on National Loving Day, is geared towards people of all ages and no prior printmaking experience is needed. From lithography and silkscreen printing to using wood and linoleum blocks, participants will have an opportunity to print a series of designs contributed by Philadelphia artists for their own collection of love notes and prints.

Link in bio to register (Calendar of Events > Print Love-In) for one of three available printing sessions: 

10 - 11:30am / Families / $10 per person
12 - 1:30pm / Families / $10 per person
2 - 4pm / Adults / $25 per person

Artwork by Nick Massarelli / @nick.massarelli
#loveletters #lovingday #lovingday2022 #printlovein #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Summer registration is in full swing and spaces are filling fast!  Check out our link in bio to check out the latest and add a creative twist to your summer plans.

For those interested in alternative process photography, we're offering a 6-week "Modern Tintype" workshop with Tamsen Wojtanowski. Explore the beauty and history of tintype and discover the generosity of ease afforded the process by modern times. Approaches to image making will include both analog and digital with the use of both the 4×5 large format camera and digital negatives in the darkroom. 

Artwork by Tamsen Wojtanowski / @tamsenwj
#tintype #alternativeprocess #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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This Sat, May 28 at Crane Arts from 3-7pm! Discover the work of talented young artists in our Teen Lounge program at the Young People’s Art Mart. 

Centering creatives under 25, this summer music and arts festival showcases the work of young performing and visual artists. Organized by the Future is Us Collective (co-founded by a Teen Lounge alum!), Young Artist Program, and Creative Resilience Youth, this all day event will feature artist vendors and youth-led community organizations, a series of music performances, a youth town hall installation @cranearts, and food vendors.

To learn more about Fleisher's Teen Lounge program, check out our link in bio. 
@thefutureisuscollective #youngpeoplesartmart #teenlounge #madeatfleisher
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Fleisher staff recently gathered in the Bootsie Weiss Children's Garden for a spring gardening day!

For more than a decade, The Bootsie Weiss Children's Garden has been an integral part of Fleisher’s campus, providing students, staff, and faculty with an inspiring space to explore their creativity. The garden was the vision of Beverly ‘Bootsie’ Weiss, a celebrated artist and dedicated Fleisher board member who passed away in 2009. Named in her honor and supported by generous contributions in her memory, the garden celebrates the creativity of children in our community with a display of their mosaics artwork throughout the space. 

Today, the outdoor patio space continues to be used for Fleisher programming as well as event rentals. A charming green space in South Philadelphia, this whimsical, 500-square-foot garden is a great choice for small gatherings, intimate parties and other tight-knit community events. Link in bio for more info. 

Image: Hanzi and Bailey digging in. 📷: Alexa Perillo. #springflowers #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Interested in the art of printmaking, but don't know how to start? Fleisher's cherished family-friendly event, Print Love-In, is back! Traditionally hosted in February, this year we’re bringing the event back on Sunday, June 12 to coincide with National Loving Day. 

The date commemorates the US Supreme Court’s 1967 decision to strike down laws in several states that banned interracial marriage. The decision was sparked by Loving v. Virginia, a court case involving Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who married in 1958. This year’s event will feature printing sessions geared towards children and adults and no prior printmaking experience is needed. 

Participants will learn processes and techniques including lithograph, silkscreen, wood, and linoleum blocks. Incorporating designs contributed by Philadelphia artists, attendees will create and decorate their own love notes and prints. Link in bio to register (Calendar of Events > Print Love-In) for one of three available printing sessions: 

10 - 11:30 am / Families / $10 per person
12 - 1:30 pm / Families / $10 per person
2 - 4 pm / Adults / $25 per person

Don't miss out, space is limited! 
#printmaking #lovingday #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Are you an artist looking to fine tune your business skills? This summer, Fleisher is offering FREE professional development workshops for artists!

Workshops include Being an Artist, Grant Writing for Artists, Photographing your Art, and NFTs: and Overview for Artists. Check out our class listings through our link in bio to learn more and register!

📸: Alexa Perillo #professionaldevelopment #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Budmo (pronounced BOOD-mawh): A Ukrainian toast meaning "Let us be." This Friday, May 20, join @singslavic in Fleisher's Sanctuary space from 7-9 pm for a night of music, poetry, and magic as they raise funds for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. There will be performances by Emily Mineo (of The Roaring Shell & lylyly), Francis Menotti (Couple of Magicians), poets including Sing Slavic's own Julia Alekseyeva, and Sing Slavic (who will be singing a handful of Ukrainian songs along with several others from various Slavic traditions). 

Link in bio to purchase tickets. All proceeds will be donated to the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee. 

Fleisher has also been running a Ukranian relief drive in our lobby, which will be wrapping up this Saturday. If you're planning on coming to the event, please consider bringing a donation with you! We're accepting donations in the form of sanitary and medical supplies, packaged and canned food, clothing, shoes, toys, and sleeping bags. These are being delivered to the Ukrainian Educational & Cultural Center; to learn more about their efforts to support Ukrainian refugees and other vetted donation sources, visit www.ueccphila.org.
#singslavic #budmo #ukraine #supportukraine
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