The wonderfulness of this week’s too much stuff

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Another crazy week, art campers.  We’ll start with First Friday and work our way forwards and backwards all at once.  It seemed logical to us.

FRIDAY, April 3

Man’s best art opening

Andrew Pinkham's doggie portrait of Rick De Coyte's aging best friend.
Andrew Pinkham’s doggie portrait of Rick De Coyte’s aging best friend, at Silicon Gallery Friday along with lots of other pups..

Andrew Pinkham’s Best of Show monumental doggy portraits opens at Silicon Gallery. We hear there will be live greyhounds at the opening. Woof woof. [The corrected date for the greyhounds is May 1 (see comment below]).
Silicon Gallery
139 N 3rd Street

Chinatown In/flux

Nadia Hironaka, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Part of Chinatown Influx. Here's what Nadia says about her piece: "The piece is inspired by P'U Sung-Ling's collection of stories (with the same title) from the Quing Dynasty.  The loop is a playful interpretation about the shifting nature of contemporary asian-american culture.  As for the location, the piece will be shown in the evening on the front windows of AAI."
Nadia Hironaka, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Part of Chinatown Influx. Here’s what Nadia says about her piece: “The piece is inspired by P’U Sung-Ling’s collection of stories (with the same title) from the Quing Dynasty.  The loop is a playful interpretation about the shifting nature of contemporary asian-american culture.  As for the location, the piece will be shown in the evening on the front windows of AAI.”

Grand opening celebration for Asian Arts Initiative‘s new home and for the opening of Chinatown In/flux, featuring projects sprinkled throughout the Chinatown neighborhood of site-specific work by Rebecca Hackeman, Nadia Hironaka, Kikuchi + Liu, Kimberly and Jonathan Stemler. Nadia’s video is on the front windows, evenings, at the new space.
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia
(215)557-0455
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for Chinatown In/flux exhibition

Watch out city hall!!!

Annette Monnier, new portrait in process of City Hall. The final version will be at Copy Gallery Friday.
Annette Monnier, new portrait in process of City Hall. The final version will be at Copy Gallery Friday.

Annette Monnier has her eyes on politics central. It’s at Copy Gallery
319 N. 11th St, 3rd floor.
Opening reception, 7 to 11 p.m.
on view through the end of the month by appointment: annettemonnier@gmail.com

SATURDAY, April 4

Un-Nature

This is a random image by Bonnie Brenda Scott who is in Un-Nature. We chose it because it looks like Un-Nature to us.
This is a random image by Bonnie Brenda Scott who is in Un-Nature. We chose it because it looks like Un-Nature to us.

We don’t know what unnature is, but we’re thinking no deer!!!

We do know it’s a four person show featuring Adam Bush, Nathaniel Butler, Katie Elia, and Bonnie Brenda Scott, curated by Alex Gartelmann, opens at Little Berlin. The show is a group effort, presented in unison with My House Gallery and Philadelphia Sculptors.

We’ve been told a catalog is in the works!!! This should be a good one.
Little Berlin
119 West Montgomery
6 – 11 PM Opening Reception
Saturdays 12-5pm or by appointment
(610) 308 0579

Victory for Tyler

Kevin Finklea's juicy sculptures on the card for Victory for Tyler
Kevin Finklea’s juicy sculptures on the card for Victory for Tyler

Our three favorite graces Joe Di Giuseppe, Chris Golas and Josh Kerner (the FLUXspace crew) will perform acts of derring-do for two hours at the opening of this Tyler alumni sculpture show, Victory for Tyler: Sculpture 2009, at the Ice Box in the Crane Arts building. They are part of an outstanding list of 29 contributers. Here’s who:

Bob Gonzales, B.F.A., 2006
Virginia Tyler, M.F.A., 1988
Austin Lee, B.F.A., 2006
Joseph DiGiuseppe, B.F.A., 2006
Chris Golas, B.F.A., 2006
Josh Kerner, B.F.A., 2006
Susanna Gieske, B.F.A., 2007
Danial Nord, B.F.A., 1983
Gene Hracho, M.F.A., 1988
Timothy Belknap, M.F.A., 2006
John J. Donnelly, B.F.A., 1981
Peter Kreider, M.F.A., 2004
Wendy DesChene, M.F.A., 2004
Laura Hricko, B.F.A., 2007
Shawn Dougherty, B.F.A., 2002
Kevin Finklea, B.A., 1982

Francine Lomazoff Gintoff, B.F.A., 1976
Sarah O’Donnell, B.F.A., 2008
Shelby Donnelly, M.F.A., 2008
Erica Ando, M.F.A., 1992
Gregory Labold, B.F.A., 2005
Gina Occhiogrosso, B.F.A., 1989
Kim Kamens, B.F.A., 1998
Michael Asente, M.F.A., 1984
Ianthe Jackson,  M.F.A., 2005
John Gintoff, M.F.A., 1977
Lori Costenbader-Coan, B.F.A., 1997
Roxana Perez-Mendez, M.F.A, 2002
Candy DePew, M.F.A., 1997

The brew will be provided by Victory Brewing, a sponsor of the event. Victory is run by a Tyler alum.
Ice Box
1400 N. American Street,
6-8 p.m. opening reception

More happenings this week

Also other things going on this week include on Wednesday– window displays by artists on South Street, opening Wednesday night, 5-8 p.m; a symposium on contemporary Chinese art at Drexel, also Wednesday, along with an exhibit. And this is the beginning of student show season This week, look for youngies and goodies at Moore College, Sande Webster (UArts is there from April 3 to April 5), Penn and Temple Gallery. While you’re up at Temple, check out Print Liberation at the Produce Gallery (lower level at Tyler’s new building–they’re also giving a talk Wednesday). And here’s the cherry on the top–Patrick Dougherty is working on some of his major twiggy birds nests sculptures at the Morris Arboretum. See him in action now through April 18. The pieces will last for a couple of years.

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andrew pinkham, annette monnier, bonnie brenda scott, first friday april 2009, kevin finklea, nadia hironaka

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