May First Friday frenz-y
Libby and Roberta visit a whole bunch of alternative galleries on First Friday and encounter some great stuff. Covered in this post: Grizzly Grizzly, Vox Populi, Little Berlin

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It was a cupcake of an evening last Friday.  We dined on cake at Grizzly Grizzly, Bambi and Little Berlin.  Here’s a few people pictures and a little gossip.

Adam Parker Smith, James Johnson and Charlene Peacock at Little Berlin, close to the ATM machine made of cake and green-grey icing.
Adam Parker Smith, James Johnson and Charlene Peacock at Little Berlin, close to the ATM machine made of cake and green-grey icing.

Adam Parker Smith had a couple of pieces in the Value City show at Little Berlin. One piece was a tricked out microwave on the floor that looked toxic. The ATM piece by Masha Badinter and Jenna Wilchinsky took the cake. It was disgusting and everyone was picking at it.

Masha Bandinter and Jenna Wilchinsky made this ATM cake and encouraged people to partake
Masha Bandinter and Jenna Wilchinsky made this ATM cake and encouraged people to partake

Artist Scott Bickmore working on a community art piece at Little Berlin told us he sold the piece to Hyperion Bank, sight unseen. The bank’s signature color is orange. Guess what color the piece is?

Scott Bickmore working at Little Berlin on his all orange community art
Scott Bickmore working at Little Berlin on his all orange community art

The first place we had cupcakes was Grizzly Grizzly in the kitchen created by Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw, the Honeymooners.

PAFA Curator Julien Robson at the Honeymooners' suite at Grizzly Grizzly
PAFA Curator Julien Robson at the Honeymooners’ suite at Grizzly Grizzly

The best cupcakes of all were the hand-made variety at Bambi at the opening of Erin Riley’s and Matthew Osborn’s shows. Cupcakes and beer are really delicious.

Nike Desis at Vox Populi in her installation, "Collect Call"
Nike Desis at Vox Populi in her installation, “Collect Call”

Speaking of good food, the best cheese we had was at Nike Desis’ show at Vox Populi, where Roberta also talked for ten minutes to Sid Sachs as part of the interactivity in her installation. The piece rounded up people who knew about recent Philadelphia art history and you could talk with them via cellphone. At last psychic and sex hotlines have crossed over!!!

Roberta talking with Sid Sachs on one of the art guru hotlines in Nike Desis's "Collect Call"
Roberta talking with Sid Sachs on one of the art guru hotlines in Nike Desis’s “Collect Call”
Brandon Joyce was scheduled as a hotline art guru in "Collect Call," later in the evening. There were about ten hotline art gurus altogether
Brandon Joyce was scheduled as a hotline art guru in “Collect Call,” later in the evening. There were about ten hotline art gurus altogether
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adam parker smith, cake, charlene peacock, cupcakes, first friday may 2010, grizzly grizzly, james johnson, jenna wilchinsky, jennifer catron, julien robson, little berlin, masha badinter, nike desis, scott bickmore, the honeymooners, value city, vox populi

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