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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Join the Fleisher team! We are currently seeking great candidates to fill some new and dynamic roles in our creative community. Open positions include Media and Communications Manager, Manager of Children and Youth Education, Manager of Community Partnerships in Youth Education, Donor Relations Manager, and 360 Culture Lab Project Coordinator. Curious? Link in bio to learn more about these and other full and part-time opportunities for teaching artists.

Fleisher employees receive a competitive compensation package, including options to enroll in health, dental, life insurance, and pension plans; free admission to major museums nationwide; and access to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s educational and professional development opportunities for staff.
#nowhiring #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Push your practice forward in "Unapologetic Art for Emerging Artists,” a free, immersive two-week workshop led by teaching artists Caff Adeus and Emilio Maldonado.

The workshop will explore the practice of artists making unapologetic work, focusing on artwork that makes bold social statements, reflects authenticity, and centers the depth of personal experience. The instructors will encourage participants to assert themselves and their own experiences, exploring boldness, fieriness, contentiousness, daringness, and gutsiness as a means and a method in studio practice. 

The workshop will meet on June 7, 9, 13, 15, and 16 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Fleisher. Link in bio to learn more and register. Space is limited!

Graphic courtesy of Caff Adeus and Emilio Maldonado. #artpractice #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Weather forecast for Sunday is looking glorious and we've got the perfect excuse to get out and about! Join us on May 15 at Cherry Street Pier from 11:00am - 3:00pm for El Mercado Cultural. Artisans will be selling their wares, and our own ColorWheels van will be onsite from 1-3pm with hands-on activities for the kids! The event will also feature a special performance by Diego Calderón, El Rompecorazones del Vallenato, at 1:00 pm. 

Vendors will include Tenangos Philly, Julieta Zavala, Artesania Mundo de Queen, Venbisustore, México Art, Xiquipilli-Martinez, Monyuuu, Mágico Artemex, Arte Artesanal Tejo-Goshni, Arepas for Breakfast, Maria del Alma, Bubalú, MochiBay Bags, YAKU WEAR, Teo's Hot Sauce, Pieces de Mi Alma, La Tienda D'Adriana, Letty Pineda, Moonlight Arte & Diseño, Lula Collective - and the Bachaco's Grill food truck! 

El Mercado Cultural will return to Cherry Street Pier throughout the summer - mark your calendar for future dates on June 19, 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 capture 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. @cherrystreetpier #elmercadocultural #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Registration for summer term is open! We have close to 100 workshops and immersives to choose from, ranging from photography to painting, and printmaking to ceramics! 

The term runs from June 20 through July 29. Head to our link in bio to register! #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
Image by Julianne Borst
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Looking for an opportunity to join our creative community? Fleisher Art Memorial is in search of a Project Coordinator to join our team and help facilitate a dynamic series of community-based programs this summer. 

The 360 Cultural Lab Project Coordinator is a grant-funded position  linked to 360 Culture Lab, an arts incubator supported by @pewcenterarts. The program creates opportunities to preserve and share Indonesian and Venezuelan cultural life and traditions through Fleisher’s collaborations with immigrant communities in South Philadelphia. Since the program’s launch last year, Fleisher has shared space and resources with two organizational partners (Casa de Venezuela and Modero & Company) to collaborate on a series of community engagement programs with culminating events for each group to be hosted at Fleisher this summer. 

Part-time position (21 hours/week) available from May through September. Link in bio to learn more and apply!

Image: 2021 Casa de Venezuela event at Fleisher Art Memorial. #nowhiring #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Mark your calendars! Registration for the adult summer term is one week away, beginning on May 9th. This summer we have nearly 100 workshops and immersive courses exploring everything from Wheel Throwing and Assemblage Jewelry to Figure Drawing and Papermaking. Whether it's a one-day jumpstART, a one-week immersive, or a six-week workshop, we have just the thing to add a new dimension to your summer plans. 

Term runs from July 20 through July 29. Link in bio to for a summer preview; registration opens on Mon, 5/9 at 8am! #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Does your little one want to create art with anything they touch? If they're 5-6 years old, we've got the perfect summer camp bundle: Painting Without a Brush and Art Goes Green!

In the morning, young campers will discover the endless possibilities of painting with all sorts of materials, from fruits and veggies to toys, hands, and more! After lunch, they'll head to Art Goes Green and transform recycled and unconventional materials into works of art while learning more about how they can help the environment. Workshops run from July 5-8. 

To learn more about available Summer Camp offerings for young artists ages 5-18, check out our link in bio. When you enroll in a full day of camp with this pair of workshops, you'll receive a special bundle price and enjoy an additional discount for the week of July 5-8 (sessions will not meet on Monday, July 4).
#artcamp #summercamp #madeatfleisher #fleisherartmemorial
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Interested in exhibiting your work at Fleisher? THIS SUNDAY, MAY 1 is the deadline to submit for Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes as well as our 2023 Wind Challenge. Details below and link in bio to apply. 

Announcing an open call for Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean visual artists! Fleisher Art Memorial and @casadevenezuelaphiladelphia invite artists to submit entries for Diálogo 365: New Rhizomes, a group exhibition opening this August. The exhibition is part of Fleisher's programming related to 360 Culture Lab, a project supported by @pewcenterarts. Taking the concept of placemaking as a departure point, New Rhizomes aims to feature visual perspectives from emerging and established artists of Latin American and Caribbean heritage.

Our Wind Challenge is an annual juried competition featuring the work of exceptional artists living in the region. For the 2023 series, juried by Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez and Yolanda Wisher, six selected artists will be featured in a pair of exhibitions and related programming to be hosted at Fleisher next spring. Artists living within a 450-mile radius of Philadelphia are welcome to apply. The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is made possible thanks to generous support from @dinawindartfoundation.

Image: 2022 Wind Challenge Exhibition featuring the work of Christina P. Day, Eugenia Kim, and Natalie Kuenzi (installation view). 📷: @jaimephoto79
#windchallenge #diálogo365 #360culturelab #opencall #fleisherartmemorial
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