Friday, March 26, 2010

Cultural Collaborations: Printmaking and Abstraction

Today LaSalle University Museum's Miranda Clark-Binder gave a lecture on abstraction and works on paper as part of our Cultural Collaborations program. We talked about works by Fernand Leger, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Matsumoto Akira and Moe Brooker.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rasheed's Portraits

Lately Rasheed has been documenting his days at the Cultural Arts Center in photographs and taking these interesting portraits of his friends.

In photos: Myesha; Brenda; Yvonne and Floyd; Mike G.; and Mike S.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Planting seeds

Spring is here! We're preparing our garden for a bountiful growing season.

In photos: Tonya and Mike S.; Romanita and Helen; Peter, George, and Teresa; Myron; and Floyd and Mike S. enjoying a sunny afternoon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

African Masks

Today we made colorful masks inspired by the traditional African masks we saw at La Salle University's collection. This project is part of our Cultural Collaborations partnership with La Salle University Art Museum.

In photos: George, David, Mike S., Kay, Charlene, and Karen; Samuel working on his mask; Bernard and Andrew; and Mike S.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Last night we held the opening reception for our Spring Art Exhibition at City Hall in Philadelphia. Over 200 people attended to celebrate the talent of the artists of the Cultural Arts Center. Special thanks to the group of volunteers from University of Georgia volunteers who helped out with our event!

In photos: Linda, Robert Bullock from Coalition Ingenu, and others appreciating the artwork in the first gallery; Richard, Sarah and Jerry in the second gallery; UGA volunteer Krelin, Hector, and Judy Taylor in front of the collaborative wooden quilt; Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Gwen, and Mike G. admire Sandra's drawing; George and his collage; Mike S. and UGA volunteer Meredith; Rasheed with his mother and sister.

Photo credit: Bonnie Squires.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

City Hall show opening

Our art exhibition at Philadelphia's City Hall opens tomorrow, Thursday March 11th, from 5:30-8PM. Everyone is invited to attend and meet the artists and see their recent artwork. The show runs until May 21st.

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Visit from the University of Georgia Volunteers

Student volunteers from the University of Georgia spent a week working with PDDC as part of an alternative, service-based Spring Break. Today they stopped by the Cultural Art Center to help us make monotypes.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dwayne's Posters

Today we screenprinted 48 posters for Dwayne's upcoming show at Space 1026. Dwayne's exhibition will feature 250 + paintings and a mural he will paint in the gallery.

Opening reception is April 2nd, from 6 - 10 pm at Space 1026, 1026 Arch Street, Phila, PA 19107.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

batiking, painting, and printmaking

Hector applies dye to fabric that we used in a batiking experiment.

Charlene is seen here making lovely paintings as usual.

George applies dye to fabric in the batik process.

Teresa is a star screen printer at PDDC.