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Art Safari to the Independent Galleries at 319 N. 11th St.

Anna Gibertini reports on our recent Art Safari, where we saw everything from photography and video installations to oil painting and "champaintings." – Artblog editor

On May 7, Artblog hosted another Art Safari, this time exploring what was new at the 319 N. 11th Street galleries.

The safari began on the fourth floor with a visit to photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge’s gallery and Fine Art Print Shop. Stockbridge discussed several of his projects with the safari, including “Kensington Blues.” This on-going project documents the people of one of Philadelphia’s most impoverished and underserved communities.

The safari then traveled downstairs to the Vox Populi gallery, where they chatted with artist and St. Claire co-director Matt Kalasky. His latest work, “All Time Top Phonies,” includes installations and musical performances.

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Finally, the safari stopped in at several galleries on floor two. At Practice Gallery, the group was offered champagne, left over from the performance art piece entitled “The Champainting” by Chad Bentley. The group also stopped in at Napoleon, Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Automat.

Stay tuned for more Art Safaris coming later this year. Find out more by signing up for Artblog’s newsletters and by following Philly Artblog on Facebook, where upcoming events are announced.

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