Wednesday, April 28, 2010

zine making (again)

Hector and Mike G. have prepared a new batch of our most current group zine, Secret Language, to sell at Dwayne's closing reception at Space 1026 (1026 Arch St. 2nd floor) this Friday (April 30th), 5:30-7:30.

Cover by David and Mike G.

Trimming pages

Pamphlet stitch registration

All of our zines are hand-sewn in pamphlet stitch style

Bone folding

Bingo Party

Today we had our bingo party! Everyone created their own hat, and we made a giant bingo card on the floor. Each person in the game was a bingo chip who stood in a numbered square if that number was called.

Tyree, Burton, Val and Diana at the bingo table

Shawn was our free space.

Jason, Willie and Murph

Myron, Keith, Christina and Jason standing in their squares

Emilia and Sandy


Our bingo tournament trophy

Closing Reception for Dwayne Boone's Art Gallery at Space 1026

You are invited to celebrate the closing of Dwayne Boone's Art Gallery with the artist on Friday, April 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This is the final opportunity to view and purchase the gritty and magical work of this prolific Philadelphia artist at Space 1026!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bingo Costumes!

We've been working hard all week on costumes for our bingo party tomorrow.

Tyree created this lace, sequin and glitter design.

Sandy in a wig by Sharay and Christina

Romanita in a hat by Sharay

Helen in her own hat and a smock by Hubert


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Modern Art at the PMA

Today we visited the Modern and Contemporary wing of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to talk about the connections between the artwork in the museum and the art we create at the Cultural Arts Center.

Myesha was drawn to Marcel Duchamp's "The Large Glass."

George, Anni, Yvonne and Charlene talk about a Mondrian painting.

Myesha, Sarah and Mike S. check out a Brancusi sculpture.

Freddy and Sarah really enjoyed a gallery that featured modern art from Eastern Europe.

Christina and Ms. Elisabeth were drawn to the string in this painting from the Ellsworth Kelly gallery. String and yarn are Christina's favorite media.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Garden Trellis

This week painted and built a trellis for the beans, peas, and tomatoes in our garden.

The finished product, not yet planted.



Photographs by Rasheed!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Group Mural

Rasheed, Myron, Hubert, Murph, Myesha, David, and Helen collaborated in painting this mural behind Mike's desk.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Photography at the Park

During Friday's Art Class we spent the morning at the park on Kelly Drive. Everyone took beautiful photographs as part of our workshop for Cultural Collaborations. In photo: Yvonne, Linda, Myesha, Freddy, and Rasheed.

Photo by Pietro

Photo by Myron

Photo by Rasheed




Photo by Freddy

Drawing in the park

Photo by Rasheed

Friday, April 2, 2010

Opening Reception for Dwayne Boone's Art Gallery

Tonight was the opening reception for Dwayne Boone's solo exhibition at Space 1026. Check out for more details. All photos by Bonnie Squires.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dwayne Boone's Art Gallery - opens this Friday

Artist Dwayne Boone of Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation (PDDC) will be having his first solo exhibition at Space 1026 Gallery this April. A prolific painter, Boone will be showing over 150 portraits, landscapes, wildlife paintings, and several sculptural works, all created within the last year. Boone will also be creating a large, site-specific mural in the gallery space. Boone, who was recently featured on Channel 6 news uses his paintings to create a world both gritty and magical - and his work emerges as distinctly Philadelphian.

Dwayne Boone's artistic talent has been recognized by many in the disabilities field, but this is the first exhibition for Boone that is strictly based on the quality of his artistic style and vision. Boone's fresh, folk art style and love of topical subjects, makes for a perfect match for the Space 1026 gallery. Please join us on First Friday, April 2nd from 6-10pm, for the reception and to meet the artist.

Dwayne Boone's Art Gallery
April 2nd - 30th
Reception: First Friday, April 2nd, 6 - 10 pm
Space 1026
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor (only accessible by stairs)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

To see some of Dwayne's recent paintings, click here.