Tag Archive "germantown"

Rocio Cabello and Renny Molenaar at our interview Nov. 4, 2013, at IMPeRFeCT Gallery

Perfect in many ways – iMPeRFeCT Gallery and its founders Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello on artblog radio

Art was the family business for Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello, owners of IMPeRFeCT Gallery in Germantown. Renny’s family includes many musicians and visual artists, and Rocio’s family includes a graphic design firm she worked for. The two met through Renny’s gallery in the South Bronx in the 1980s, Black and White in Color. The two artists, educators and activists moved to Philadelphia with their two children in 2002 and opened their Germantown gallery in 2012. In this podcast interview, they speak about their backgrounds and their ideals and motivations to create the community space to help people and to ... More » »

Rocio Cabello and Renny Molenaar at our interview Nov. 4, 2013, at IMPeRFeCT Gallery

Next on artblog radio – Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello of Germantown’s IMPeRFeCT Gallery

Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello came to Philadelphia from New York in 2002 to raise their family and  get involved in the art community.  They started their community gallery, IMPeRFeCT Gallery, in 2012  on Greene Street in Germantown, not a traditional locale for an art gallery. But the warm and welcoming couple immediately found their audience — everyone in the Germantown community nearby, and many, many Philadelphia artists, and their gallery quickly became a neighborhood anchor, with interesting shows open to everyone, a community Last Supper of the month and a spirit of can do that comes straight from the ... More » »

“Friends,” 2011.  “This photograph is a part of a series that I shot in 2011 of children at a home-based daycare in Germantown.  This scene, of three girls on the step, two looking in one direction with one looking in the opposite direction while one girl's hand rests on another girl's leg, is very poignant.  It has a quiet sweetness to it that I love to capture in street scenes.” - Tieshka Smith

Community in Germantown – a Discussion with Tieshka Smith

—>Maegan visits a gallery in her neighborhood and talks with the artist about community and the importance of people in a neighborhood.–the artblog editors——————–> I have been living in Germantown with my husband for the last 6 years.  Getting assigned to cover Tieshka Smith’s show, “The Other Side of Germantown” seemed too good to be true.  As a resident of this community, I have personally observed its struggles and triumphs.  I sat down with the artist at iMPeRFeCT Gallery to discuss her body of work on view here. The self-taught photographer Smith is a self-taught photographer who received her first ... More » »

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News Post – Germantown’s new spot, UArts talks, Mural Arts Venice, Emma Wilcox, opportunities and more!

News artblog‘s Art Safari just got an outstanding write-up by Martha Ledger in the Broad Street Review. Thanks for the shout-out, Martha! Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello, two international transplants to Germantown (by way of New York) bring their upstart ways to a new space –Imperfect Gallery.  Imperfect, at 5610 Greene St., is run by Molenaar, who came to Philadelphia with his partner Cabello in 2002. Imperfect  opens June 23, 5-10pm,  with a show featuring 30 Germantown artists. Molenaar is an artist and founder of the Black and White in Color Gallery in the Bronx.  Cabello is a visual artist and ... More » »