Art in the Open (AiO)
May
18
to May 20

Art in the Open (AiO)

I will be participating in Art in the Open! A new group of up to 40 jury-selected artists and collaborative teams working in all media take to the Schuylkill River Trail, from the historic Fairmount Water Works to South Street, to develop artwork that will inspire new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through. Click on the image to read more about my project!

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The Future of Art - Breaking the Mold
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Art - Breaking the Mold

I produced a large cut-paper installation for an interior glass wall at the WeWork in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. The event was open to the public and featured the work of several Philadelphia artists and a panel of cultural leaders.

ABOUT THE CUT PAPER INSTALLATION

This installation, Girard Avenue Windows, is made from basic materials that could be found in an office: computer paper, white tracing paper, yellow tracing paper, glue, and double-sided tape. The different values of light and dark are achieved by layering and backlighting the paper. Each layer is hand-cut and delicately glued together to create an illusion of depth. I was inspired by the widows of my Brewerytown neighborhood. The plants, books, figurines, signs and window hangings situated in a window sill represent a borderland between private and public space. I have not met most of my neighbors but I feel like I know something about them from their windows. They welcome immigrants. They love cacti. Victorian lace curtains imply formality, and a printed shawl implies spirituality. The brick mortar tells me something about the history of the neighborhood as well. Perhaps an area where one brick pattern crosses the line between two row homes represents a moment when someone mended the crumbling wall of their neighbor, to ensure the strength of both buildings? I hope to continue working with this theme and creating new versions of this installation in other venues in Philadelphia.

https://futureofphillyart.splashthat.com/

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DEMO at Community Market for Makers and Shakers
Aug
19
2:30 PM14:30

DEMO at Community Market for Makers and Shakers

I am excited to share the secrets of pressure printing with the NextFab Community! Makers that utilize the laser cutters at NextFab have the potential to create innovative editions of pressure prints. I will be showing examples of finished pressure prints, demonstrating preparation the cut paper matrix that I use for printing, and providing information about the No 2. Vandercook Letterpress at Second State Press

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New Lines: drawings and prints inspired by movement
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

New Lines: drawings and prints inspired by movement

Come out to Rybrew on first friday to see artwork by Alice Thompson, enjoy live music, and get yourself a delicious sandwich! Alice's art will be on display for the enitre month of August.
Alice is a Philadelphia-based artist working in drawing, printmaking, and cutpaper. Her recent work, depicting sumo wrestlers and other forms of movement, is influenced by the expressive economy of Asian brush paintings and moku hanga. She is a member artist at SecondStatePress. 
Follow her work here:
www.alicethompsonart.com
@alicethompsonart

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Guest Artist at Second State Press
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Guest Artist at Second State Press

If you are interested in printmaking, or need a supportive place to share new works, please join the Second State Press Community for this free gathering on the second Sunday of the month, from 6-9pm.

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Art for the Cash Poor 2016
Jun
3
to Jun 5

Art for the Cash Poor 2016

Original drawings, prints, and hand-made books by Alice Thompson will be available for sale at Art for the Cash Poor 2016!  You will find beautiful conversation pieces for your home or office starting at $20.  All works are under $199.

The Main Event

Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5, Noon–6pm
InLiquid’s annual two-day art sale and party featuring over 100 artists, bands, beer by Philadelphia Brewing Company, and a selection of food trucks–specific listings coming soon.

The Kickoff

Friday June 3, 5:30–9pm
This preview will allow avid art collectors, fans of included artists, and the public to take pleasure in a sneak peak and be among the first to purchase work, all while supporting InLiquid and enjoying food and light entertainment.

Proceeds from the Event are split 50/50 with the Aids Fund. Find out more about our partner at aidsfundphilly.org.
Tickets and more info available here

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Under Pressure: Pressure Prints for Letterpress
May
28
12:00 PM12:00

Under Pressure: Pressure Prints for Letterpress

Sign up for my class at Second State Press!

Learn how use Second State Press’ glorious No. 2 Vandercook Proof Press to make subtle, monochromatic pressure prints. We will create plates by collaging textured  low-relief materials into compositions that can be printed into an edition on the letterpress. All levels of art making and printmaking experience are invited to take this class, you need only to bring some sketches and ideas for compositions.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $50

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