Coming to the Opening?

We have one more day to go before ONWARD ‘11 opening reception! The reception will be held at Project Basho Gallery from 2 pm. Again our contact information and directions to our studio can be found on our website. We have been hearing from many participants that they will be traveling for the occasion. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

Project Basho
1305 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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For those of you visiting Philadelphia this weekend for the ONWARD ‘11 opening, we thought that while you were in town you might be interested in also seeing some other photography or fine art exhibitions or grabbing a bite to eat. Below are some exhibitions that are open throughout the weekend of February 12th and 13th and worth checking out. We have also came up with a list of great spots in the area for food and drinks that some of our staff frequent quite often.

Other Art Exhibitions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Photo Arts CenterWall Space brings together eight artists whose work exists between the boundaries of photography, sculpture and painting, often blurring the lines between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions. 1400 N. American Street, Suite 103.12pm-6pm.  Free.

Gallery 339 – Rita Bernstein: Ghost of Summer. Rita Bernstein further explores this dichotomy of heart versus mind through her print-making process, which demands a high level of skill yet remains uncertain and serendipitous. Martine Fougeron: After Prom. In 2005, Fougeron began photographing her sons, presenting the subtle, beautiful details of daily life through informal portraits of these young teenagers. 339 South 21st Street. Saturday, 10am-6pm. Free.

An image from Daniel Traub's "Lots" series at The Print Center.

The Print Center - Stalking the Wild Asparagus: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Adrain Chesser and Timothy White Eagle, Lucas Foglia, Taj Forer and Justine Kurland. A group exhibition of photographers documenting intentional communities in the United States. Daniel Traub: Lots. Philadelphia photographer, Daniel Traub has created an extensive body of work documenting the people and places of Philadelphia. 1614 Latimer Street. 11:00 am – 5:30 pm. Free.

Philadelphia Museum of Art – Mark Cohen: Strange Evidence. This exhibition surveys a select group of some fifty of Mark Cohen’s black-and-white and color photographs made over the past forty years. Live Cinema/In the Round: Contemporary Art from the East Mediterranean. Six artists from the Eastern Mediterranean who, in varying ways, explore how the moving image informs representations of reality. Main building: 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. 10am- 5pm, Fridays 10am- 8:45pm. $16 (Perelman incl.) Perelman Building: Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues. 10am- 5pm. $8.

Fleischer Ollman GalleryOff Camera surveys photographic works that have been drawn on or painted, animated, collaged or made into sculpture. The exhibition includes a wide range of artists who set aside photography’s conventions, instead relying on invention when the media or the world does not meet expectations. 1616 Walnut, Suite 100. Monday- Friday 10:30am- 5:30pm, Saturday 12pm- 5pm. Free.

Institute of Contemporary ArtSet Pieces – Curated by Virgil Marti From the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Set Pieces re-stages objects and art works from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Organized by guest curator Virgil Marti, a Philadelphia-based artist, the selection of seventy-five objects taps treasures from the museum’s storage spanning three centuries. Shary Boyle & Emily Duke; The Illuminations Project. Looking for an alternative to the convention in which images illustrate texts and texts explicate images, Shary Boyle and Emily Duke developed a looser, more associative method of combining words and pictures. 118 South 36th Street (at Sansom). 11am-5pm. Free.

PAFAAnatomy/ Academy: Coinciding with the return to the museum of Thomas Eakins’s The Gross Clinic, Anatomy/Academy will draw on PAFA’s rich collections, complemented by loans from Philadelphia institutions, private collections, and museums. 128 N. Broad St. 10am- 5pm. $10.

Restaurants in the Area

Lite Bites
Cafe La Maude – This French-inspired place is Tsuyoshi’s favorite these days. They serve really great sandwiches (will not even try to pronounce it but it is on top right corner of the menu board). The atmosphere is simply great!
Taco Riendo – You’ve got to try this Mexican restaurant which serves great tacos, burritos, and other authentic favorites. This is Tsuyoshi’s regular lunch spot!
Quince- This quaint, cute place serves very healthy, honest food day in, day out. Also great to grab a cup of joe. Say hi to Nicole, the owner she’s very lovely to chat with!
Paesano’s – Simply put: the best Italian-inspired sandwiches you’ll find anywhere on Earth. This small lunch counter is staffed by some of the friendliest Philadelphians you’ll find. We heard they just filmed an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay…and won!
The Foodery – If you are looking for consistently good, fresh sandwiches, this is where we order for students and instructors every time we run a workshop. They are also known for the selection of take-out beers. Say hi to Jay making sandwiches for you in the kitchen!
George’s Pizza – Did you remember a pizza shop in our announcement video? This is the place. Say hi to George!

Bar Ferdinand – This Spanish tapas restaurant is first-rate. We take instructors here and have business meetings here time and time again.
El Camino Real – Try their Tex-Mex BBQ. They have great margaritas as well.
Tiffin – If you are looking for great Indian food, this is the place.
North 3rd – Great selection of bar food.
Standard Tap – One of the best selections of local beers.
Johnny Brenda’s – Really cool vibes and a great take on bar food, think falafel, burgers, and beer. Concerts almost every night.

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1 Comment

    I’m so sorry I won’t be able to make the L.A. to P.A. trip for the opening. I love all of your enthusiasm, fun and dedication to photgraphy that is in evidence always, and very much so in all of yur communications about this show. Onward has definitely been good to me!! I am greatful for all of your efforts. Have a beautiful opening!! Best, Patricia Sandler

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