Brrr…it’s cold out there! What better way to warm up your bones and your souls than with February First Friday?
Here’s a round up of all the awesome things happening:
“Re:mark” collaborative works by Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe
Opening reception Friday, February 5th 6-9pm
Food and Drinks generously provided by the Kensington Community Food Co-op
Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only.
Vintage & antique sidewalk sale until 9:00pm
Photography gallery, print lab, and photo supply shop
Happy Hour from 4-6 and half-price raw bar featuring local beer and oysters
Enjoy a beer and delicious food in an open-air German style beer garden.
Front Street Cafe is excited to be showcasing the Artwork of local Fishtown artist Kimberlee Traub on Feb 5th on the second floor of the Cafe. Her work is exciting, brilliant and powerful and we are honored to be working with her.
~ Please join me in aThe show reflects back on the art Kimberlee has created in Philadelphia for the past decade. Art on view will include pieces recently shown at various PEX events. Many of the drawings have been inspired by the local Burning Man community. Merchandise such as candles and jewelry featuring her work will be for sale opening night.
See more of her work here:
Recent projects on view here and on Instagram:
ALWAYS $2 BEER. Kitchen open until 1 PM, 7 days a week. HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM, Monday-Friday.
New Belgium Tasting and Taps | 6-8 pm Free Tasting, also Fathead Beers on tap | 7 pm Jazz | 10 pm DJ
For their first First Friday, they will be featuring paintings and sketches from Laura Fabens-Lassen. They’ll also be offering a first friday after party from 9pm-11pm featuring $5 plates and drink specials in their second floor space. Laura’s work will displayed throughout that space.
is a link to Laura’s work:
“Minor Anniversary” by NDA opening from 6-9pm.
NDA has only been in Philadelphia for a year, but he’s made his presence felt. Thanks to a series of hand-painted wheatpastes and ad disruptions, NDA has staked his claim as one of the most noteworthy street artists in the city. This month, he’s even included in the @StreetsDept-curated exhibition #StreetsDeptTurns5 at Paradigm Gallery + Studio.
On February 5th at LMNL Gallery, NDA reflects on his year in Philadelphia with Minor Anniversary, NDA’s diary of the friendly faces, characters, and environments he has come across this past year. NDA’s keen eye captures the city and its people in a way that even lifetime Philadephians will appreciate.
Whether he’s drawing, painting, or sculpting, the best way to describe NDA’s practice is collage. His focus in Minor Anniversary is on portraiture, but his portraits rely as much on the texture and landscape of the city as the people in it. Whether he is using brick patterns on top of a silhouette or replacing half of someone’s face with a street sign, NDA has developed ways to capture people by depicting their surroundings. The final element is humor. NDA injects lighthearted gags throughout his work that keep you guessing. When you think he’s come up with a new body of deeply contemplative work, his next painting has the same style, plus a silly face drawn right on top of it.
PSG Gallery presents… process: METAL IV
| A Group Exhibition | Opening Reception 6-9 pm
This February, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Gallery is pleased to announce our fourth installment of our process: METAL exhibition! Metalworking is one of the core focuses of the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, and this exhibition will showcase metal sculpture in all of its forms. Five artists were selected for their unique approaches to sculpting with metal and will present a variety of fabrication techniques within their works.
Accessories, Apparel, houseware and art!
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby First Friday Mixer | 6-8 pm
Join fellow Kinetic Sculpturists, Volunteers, curious newbies, and general Derby hangers-on for an informal evening of mingling, connecting, and maybe… possibly… assembling the BEST DERBY TEAM OF ALL TIME.
NKCDC will be introducing our online & real-life Resource Board:
Info: a list of great resources for Derby teams (to add to as you will!)
Needs: items, skills, materials, spaces that Derby teams are in search of
Haves: items, skills, materials, spaces that folks have to offer to Derby teams.
Got a great idea? Gripe? Rave review? Corner an event organizer and give us a piece of yer mind, or take the polite/passive approach and write it down for our comment box. Want a more challenging route? Idea for a new obstacle? One of the rules driving you nuts? Let us know!!
Check out more info here!
“My structural intent is simply to create balanced paintings. From there I hope to synthesize music and visual art on the canvass, and in the process capture a glimpse of a spiritual field. In this effort the best failures can produce results I find just as interesting as my perceived successes.
Dualities such as success verses failure — or what is or is not ostensibly spiritual — can dissolve into a broader field of either unity or chaos, or often both. I hope at least the spirit of these inquiries communicates through the paintings, resonating to the viewer from their combinations and collisions of action and color.
My best moments as a painter come when the act of painting is the experience, rather than an attempt to create a reflection of a particular layer of reality or moment. Ultimately my job is to surrender to this process, and then surrender the results to each viewer.
Beyond just aesthetic objects, the paintings are experiences to be viewed and felt, like music. Color combinations parallel harmony. Motion parallels rhythm. From the confines of a static image, the pieces may unravel, like music, over time. ”
All natural organic, children’s clothing, toys and prenatal skincare
7-8PM – Free beginner- level Argentine Tango Class No partner needed!
Vintage | Jewels | Mid-Century Modern Furniture+Lighting | Found Objects
Studio for the creative & healing arts.
2040 Frankford Ave
45 minute cycling class with DJ | 6 PM
Buy one get one free e juice and 20% off all hardware
French Inspired bistro. BYOB
Class 5:30-6:30pm & shop apparel
Chill @ Bobby’s with DJ DVD Phil & Mike Cammarata | 9 PM -2 AM
Little Baby’s Ice Cream’s CSIC Soirée!
Little Baby’s Ice Cream will be showcasing a special, curated menu of Rare and Exotic flavors culled from their Community Supported Ice Cream subscription service. This event presents a Rare opportunity for non-subscribers and subscribers alike to sample and scoop otherwise unobtainable Ice Creams in a convivial atmosphere! Attire: Casual or Black Tie.
Middle Path-Conscious Convenience
2415 Frankford Ave
grand opening weekend, open until 9 Friday and Saturday and 7 on Sunday. We will have free food and beverage samples as well as giveaways and raffles each night. Find us on Facebook on our business page Middle Path-Conscious Convenience.
Atlantis the Lost Bar
Group art show and adult beverages
Music by Exploding Head Scene ft. Lady Shame | C B Art by Fonz | “Local South Philly artist Alfonso Zancolli shows his mettle and Amalgam” | 5-7 PM
Firkin Friday featuring Vault Brewing and photography by Christopher Sanchez
“A Million Stories” Opening Reception 6-10pm
Photography by Amurri Lauren
Gravy Studio & Gallery kicks off the new year with A Million Stories , a patient pursuit of uniquemoments by Philadelphia photographer, Amurri Lauren. Lauren’s work is born from a keen eye for the many moods of pop culture, urban life, and a lifelong passion for music. A Million Stories is a collection of Amurri’s photographs which represent the projects and personalities that she has documented over this past year.
Amurri Lauren Artist Statement:
Amurri Lauren is creative director and photographer at Artmurri, a creative label that produces inspiring and contrasting content for musicians and artists. As a freelance photographer, she has shot concerts, events, and projects for Roc Nation, Coors Light, West Elm, Bacardi, Made in America, Art Basel, Forbes Under 30 Summit Concert , Marriot Hotels Love Travels, Search + Rescue, and Footlocker. For the past year she has photographed electric personalities including Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Flawless, Nigel Sylvester, The Roots, and Janelle Monae. She has also been featured on the X-Games, Hypebeast, and Nice Kicks websites.