“VA MADE” @ The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design

Curators: Howard Risatti and Steven Glass

VA Made: Mediation Across Mediais a multi-media exhibition of art made by artists from across the state of Virginia who work in different media including wood, glass, fiber, ceramic, metal, and paint. Arranged as groupings (tableaux) of works of art, VA Made intertwines paintings, prints, and sculptures with jewelry, furniture, and functional objects in order to explore relationships between the works. It is currently on view at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design which re-opened Thursday, July 16th. The exhibition will remain on view until September 13th.

The Branch Museum is located at 2501 Monument Avenue in Richmond.  

Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 10am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun 1pm to 5pm

Curated by: Howard Risatti and Steven Glass

The exhibition will remain on view until September 13th.The Branch Museum is located at 2501 Monument Avenue in Richmond.

Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 10am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun 1pm to 5pm

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“NATURphilosophie”, curated by Brooke Hine

Curated by 1241 Artist, Brooke Hine

1241 Carpenter Street Studios
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, March 6 / 6 – 8 pm

NATURphilosophie is curated by 1241 Carpenter artist, Brooke Hine. This group exhibition showcases artists that depict the natural world through drawing, wire-sculpture, ceramics, and glass. These artists merge both art and science and allow the viewer to connect with the natural world around them as if you were looking through a microscopic lens.

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and science.”

Albert Einstein, “What I Believe,” 1930

Megan Biddle
Gregory Brellochs
Danielle Bursk
Jenna Hannum
Brooke Hine
Shane Keena
KyoungHwa Oh
Taylor Hultquist- Todd
Hanna Vogel

#1241carpenter #1241ARTSPACE #1241Carpenterst

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B Nice B Cause | Anthony Sbarro

Anthony Sbarro was chosen as the “B Nice B Cause” liberty bell winner of 2019. Anthony, originally from New Jersey, has resided in Philly for the last 14 years. And STILL this friendly gent has compassion for the people around him– in addition to a few businesses in the Philadelphia area. More than once he has saved me from AAA who has left me for 5 hours with a broken down car. He also helps places like The Abbaye and Love City Brewing with their sound system. This isn’t his job, he’s just that caring of a person. He understands and believes that if you are good to others- it’ll come back to you. If we supported one another instead of cutting each other down, we’d be living in a more pleasant place. Sbarro(no relationship to the pizza chain(mob)) is also a talented photographer and cook. He has an amazing website called, Eat Up Kitchen. Check it out! Congrats, Anthony!

  • Anthony Sbarro: 43
  • Degree: Graphic Design
  • Occupation: Luxury Home Lighting Systems(Programmer)
  • Hobbies: Photography & Cooking

Q: Do you enjoy living in Philly? A: Yes

Q: Do you think you’ve changed because of living in Philly? A: Yes. The great thing about living in Philly is it’s neighborhoods. You have these built-in families whose embrace spands a few zip codes. This city and the people I’ve met here helped me find the comfort of my own skin. I’ve been loved and rejected and applauded and challenged. Through thick and thin, Philly is my warm and cozy spot I call home.

Q: Did you go to college? A: Yes, Mercer County College with a degree in graphic design.

Q: Do you currently use your degree? A: No

Q: Do you feel like you go out of your way to help local businesses? A: I don’t go out of my way, but there are a few bars and restaurants in the area where I help with social media, web design, photography, and audio/videos. I’m always happy to help friends with any knowledge I have.

Q: If you could tell your younger self a thing or two, what would it be? A: Don’t be afraid to do the hard things and read more books. (Interesting)

Q: Do you have any hobbies? A: Yes, photography and my cooking blog. Eat Up Kitchen is where I photograph and write about recipes. My goal is to bring this skill out to local food purveyors and help them tell their stories. It’s important to know where your food comes from and to know how to prepare it.

Q: Last question. As a kind person of Philly, what is a good quote for others to abide by? A: Have empathy for one another. Especially those you disagree with.

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“Member’s Exhibition @ CFEVA”

A curated group exhibition of member artist’s from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.

  • Dates: January 21- February 21
  • Reception: January 23, 5-7pm
  • The Barclay
  • 237 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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”ASSEMBLAGE : 20 Years of Environmental Art”

Celebrating the art program’s history with a group exhibition of selected previous exhibiting artists from the Schuylkill Center.

  • January 30 – March 21
  • Reception: January 30, 7-9pm
  • 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19128

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Join us this year for the 14th Annual 1241 Handmade Brigade on Saturday, December 7th from 11am- 6pm in South Philly.

This holiday sale has 27 artists and artisans selling affordable gifts for sale @ 1241 Carpenter Street Studios on the 2nd floor.

Pam Lethbridge will be exhibiting her ceramic sculpture on the first floor in 1241 Artspace.

Card design by: Peet Sketches

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2019 Handmade Brigade Vendors:

Alyse C. Bernstein

Amy Miller Industries

Antimatter Jewellry

Basement Press & Craft

Bog Berry Dryer Balls | Carpenter Street Wool

Breana Bella | Go Fund Me

Brian the Balloon Artist *

Brooke Hine Design

Candy Coated

Chrissy Bowlby

Danielle Marie Tobin Designs | DMT Designs

Debra Devor Art and Design 

Dogwood Workshops 

Eat it Bait Co.

Groundswell Greetings

Jim Loewer Glass

Katie Sorenson Designs

Leah Creation

Leila Cartier

Maria Antoinette Handbags

Peet Sketches 

Project Joy Studio

Sarah Kaizar


Taylor Mosley | The Gallery PHL *

Tuesday Kay




Brian the Balloon Artist: Backdrop design

Taylor Mosley | The Gallery PHL: Photo booth

TWEE | Claw machine with misfit chalk

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POST PHILA : 1241 Carpenter Street Studios

POST is celebrating 20 years this year! Come to 1241 Carpenter Street Studios and meet over 15 artists that are participating.

Additionally, Heavy Bubble is exhibiting all 1241 POST artists in the first floor gallery called Artspace.

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Grave Gardener: Brooke Hine

A collection of photography from three years as a volunteer Grave Gardener at The Woodlands in West Philadelphia.

Hine tends to two cradle graves at The Woodlands Cemetery and has photographed every season of flowering plants from the Victorian Era.

  • Lydia Eastwick, b. 14 Feb. 1815 & d. 14 Dec. 1890 (aged 74)
  • Harvey W. Leech, b. 10 July 1873 & d. 4 March 1886 (aged 12)

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B Nice B Cause | Sam Lugiano

Sam Lugiano was chosen as the “B Nice B Cause” liberty bell winner for 2018. Sam trains in traditional Thai boxing/kickboxing, called Muay Thai, at Royal Striking in South Philadelphia. Sam has offered financial help for the fighter’s medical exams, he attends almost every Royal Striking bout, and he helps RS students and teachers with some of the best chiropractic care at Lugiano businesses around the city of Philly.

Most recently he had his first bout in Muay Thai. What an amazing goal to achieve! Here’s a Q & A with Sam Lugiano.

  • Sam Lugiano: 55
  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Training in Muay Thai: 8 years

Q: Have you ever changed careers? A: Yes, I changed careers to pursue a job that I was interested in and to have fun while doing it. In order to accelerate my learning in this new career, I used job hopping as a way to quickly learn and move up the ladder.

Q: At what age did you start training in Muay Thai? A: 47

Q: Why did you start training in Muay Thai? A: To improve my conditioning, stay young, and to learn something completely new that was challenging.

Q: What do you remember most about your first Muay Thai bout? A: A completely unexpected sense of calm right before the bell rang. And my coach, Aaron Meisner, completely supported me and prepared me for my first fight. And outside the ring I could hear my opponent’s family and friends screaming.

Q: Do you think your career and Muay Thai intermingle in any way? A: Yes because I had to learn something completely new and in order to progress, I switched gyms and trainers until I found the right gym to accomplish this.

Q: Did your mindset change when you started to fight train? A: Yes, I had more confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

CONGRATS, Sam! We all appreciate your charming personality, your ability to work hard, and your meticulous cleanliness. I hope you enjoy the liberty bell trophy.

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Mount Airy Contemporary : 10th Anniversary

Your Plus-One is an invitational exhibition of all artists who have shown at MAC over the past decade plus an artist of their choice.
  • ReceptionMay 11th, 6-9 PM
  • Exhibition closes: June 15th
  • 25 W Mount Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19119


Brooke Hine chooses Richmond, Virginia artist: Julie Elkins.

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