2006 Philagrafika portfolio and Honeymilk drawings

Talia Greene
Talia Greene’s Untitled (1895) from the 2006 portfolio

The new Philagrafika portfolio looks great! See it online. Artists included this year —

Anda Dubinskis
with Fabric Workshop and Museum
Tara Goings with The Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, The University of the Arts
Talia Greene
with Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints (shown untitled (1895)
Homer Jackson and Sherman Fleming with Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper
Sue Patterson with Deer Tree Press
Shelley Thorstensen with Brandywine Workshop
Richard Torchia with C. R. Ettinger Studio


It’s the 6th year for the annual print portfolio project whose mission is to encourage printmaking by non-printmaking artists, to raise the profile of the local printmaking studios and to produce affordable prints for collectors. Prints are $300 each or $1600 for the 7-print portfolio.

The work will be on exhibit Nov. 3-25 at Silicon Gallery, 139 North Third Street, Philadelphia from November 3-25, 2006; with a reception First Friday, November 3 from 6-9pm.


A.J. Purdy and Jason Hsu
A.J. Purdy and Jason Hsu’s faces and intestines entwined in a collaborative psychedelic drawing coming soon to Honeymilk.

Not that I’m comparing, mind, but take a look at these two images (Talia Greene’s at the top of the post and A.J. Purdy and Jason Hsu’s collaborative drawing just above) and see if their decorative impulses don’t strike a chord — the overall totem-like design, the interweaving of organic and man-made, the spidery, internalized imagery, the virtuosic handling of material…

Bottom image is from the press release I got from Carrie Powell of Honeymilk the boutique with an art program. Purdy and Hsu’s collaborative drawings will be on view Oct 6-Nov 17. At the opening, the gallery will also have a bunch of zines on hand including some by Purdy and Hsu.


Jason Hsu
A.J. Purdy
October 6 – November 17, 2006
Opening Friday, October 6 from 6-9 pm

37 N. 3rd Street
Open Monday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-5
Proprietors: Linda Smyth and Julie Waring
Curator: Carrie Powell