Psychedelic mind and art exhibit at Charles Addams Gallery, Take Care of the Square Footage at Icebox Project Space, Punk Rock Flea Market, Arabic map of Philadelphia, plus more

Hi, this week a few new exhibitions are popping up, one at Icebox handing over the space to guest curators and another at Penn exploring mind expanding states. The Museum for Art in Wood is hosting a workshop Friday to kick off the launch of the first Arabic map of Philadelphia. Hope you beat the heat and get in a cool gallery!

Notable Exhibitions

Invited: Take Care of the Square Footage

Poster announcing the collaboration between the Icebox Project Space and 10 Philadelphia curators. The background is a royal purple with a letter envelope in the center with "invited" in caps across the top in white and purple. Below "Take care of the square footage" in caps and purple. The envelope fold is green and folds a v over "Invited" turning half the word white.
Image courtesy of Icebox Project Space.

Opening Thurs, July 13
Icebox Project Space, 1400 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Invited: Take Care of the Square Footage is a collaboration between Icebox Project space and 12 Philadelphia-based organizers creating 10 unique exhibiting spaces. The first day to see exhibitions is this Thursday, and the show will run until August 20th.

Learn more here.

And read Roberta’s interview with The Icebox Project Space co-curators, Tim Belknap and Logan Cryer, here.


Space-States and Other Realms

an abstract image that is gold around the borders and a deep blue hole at the center, clarity blurring towards the edges.
Image Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania, Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery.

July 7 – 18, 2023
*Reception for exhibition and PhilaDelic conference July 13th from 6 – 8 PM
*Note: because the reception is an “add-on” for the PhilaDelic Conference attendees, please contact Rain Gideon @ if you would like to attend the opening and be put on the guest list.
Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, 200 s 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

This exhibition runs alongside the PhilaDelic Conference hosted by the Penn Psychedelic Collaborate. Co-curated by Rain Gideon and Jackie Tileston, it features works that align with notions of mind-expanding explorations.

Featuring the work of: Kate Abercrombie, Min Baek, Arden Bendler Browning, Joy Feasley, Sarah Gamble, Rain Gideon, Raimonds Jermaks, Yae-rin Kweon, Kirk McCarthy, Hunter Stabler, Kate Stewart, Paul Swenbeck, Catching on Thieves, Jackie Tileston, and Nathan Thomas Wilson

Learn more here.



Vermont Studio Center floods; will launch fundraising campaign
(Thanks to contributor, Virginia Maksymowicz, for alerting us to how the disastrous downpours in Vermont hit the Vermont Studio Center)

Due to the recent weather and rainfall hitting the Northeast these past weeks the Vermont Studio Center was flooded. The first floors of two buildings were affected and the Vermont Studio Center is seeking funding to address the impacts.

Help out here.



Workshop for First Arabic Map of Philadelphia

Friday, July 14, 1-3PM
Museum for Art in Wood

Join the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary Journal for a kick-off workshop for the project Mapping Philadelphia in Arabic as Storytelling. The project creates the first map of Philadelphia in Arabic. The map aims to tell stories associated with place as well as be used for cross-cultural understanding and the ability to navigate Philadelphia, through stories and landmarks. The map chronicles the stories of Arab culture through mapping in Philadelphia.
Learn more and RSVP for the Friday workshop here.

Punk Rock Flea Market

A parking lot full of vendors under pop up tents.
Punk Rock Flea Market

July 15 – 16, 10 AM – 5 PM
Outdoors at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Parking Lot, 1301 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Rain Date July 22 – 23

Drop by and shop for clothes, art, zines, ephemera, food, and much more.

Learn more here.


Give a tour of your studio when you participate in Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

Deadline July 31, 2023
$150 fee

If you’re an artist based in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours is an exciting opportunity to share your work with a large audience of art enthusiasts, industry leaders, and collectors. Over 40,000 people attend each year, making this a chance opportunity to share your work and connect with new audiences.

Learn more and register here.