March 2011 First Friday!

"duck duck duck duck duck duck duck GOOSE" from Diane Feissel's "fabrication" at Rocket Cat Cafe

“duck duck duck duck duck duck duck GOOSE” from Diane Feissel’s “fabrication” at Rocket Cat Cafe


The first taste of spring is in the air along Frankford Ave.  Less than a month before the Spring Solstice makes it official, March’s First Friday event is helping to ring in the new season with festivities, artwork, live music, and tasty treats!  So get all your ducks in a row and waddle down to March’s First Friday on Frankford Ave!!



Oh, and don’t forget to keep your eye out for Albert!  Snap a picture, and tag both him (his full name is “Albert Of Kensington“) and yourself to be entered for a chance to win a vintage Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby T shirt!

Check out the gallery listings after the jump.


*All events run from 6pm to 9pm unless otherwise noted

Craft Foundry
701 Belgrade
Minna Aaparyti of Craft Foundry hosts First Friday reception with invited guest Lisa Volta and Adli Zalloum of Volta Organics. Craft Foundry is a center for eco-friendly crafts and continued learning through instruction in craft. Volta Organics are makers of organic soap and other handmade bath and body items.

1113 Frankford
Check out the nearly 100,000 books for sale!

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford
Friday Happy Hour – LOS spinning vinyl. No cover. 5-10pm

The Lola Bean
1325 Frankford
The lovely and talented Xtina Carbone  will be displaying paintings and art prints through the month of March. Her paintings and archival art prints are also for sale.

two percent to glory
1817 Frankford
Vintage clothes, cheese and wine!

Rocket Cat
2001 Frankford
Art by Diane Feissel with her show “fabrication”.  And now, a descriptive haiku:
Bold, crazy patterns,
some silly little critters;
a touch of whimsy.

F&N Gallery @ Circle of Hope
2009 Frankford
Benay Lewis  with “Things I’ve been hit in the head with” large format mixed media.

Heathen Salon
2021 Frankford
A house salon, all are welcomed.

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford
Free tango class (8-9 pm) followed by a free practica (social dance event).  Refreshments served. 8-11pm

Part Time Studios
2031 Frankford
Across the Haunted Sea” new work by Jeanne D’Angelo and Michael Bukowski.   6 – 10pm

Space 2033
2033 Frankford Ave
Awe-tistic HeARTS:  Paintings by children on the autism spectrum, highlighting the work of 13-year-old Kevin Schwoyer.  Kevin’s paintings as a young child were seeds of inspiration for the creation of the non-profit organization HeARTs for Autism.  As his mother explains: “I see him as the teacher and healer…To me, art transcends limits and bridges hearts, so it is a way to reach the inner person as well as to reach the people who are unaware or trying to understand this complex condition. The art allows us to move outside of ourselves and connect on a more sacred level.”  One month ahead of Autism Awareness Month, come see work by Kevin and other ASD children, siblings and families, along with awareness and advocacy materials.
HeARTs for Autism is a charitable, non-profit organization of parents, children, professionals and artists inspired to use art to help ASD persons and their families, while educating the public about Autism, and advocating for improved services.  music by John Schenk.  Show runs through March.  First Friday: 6-11pm.

Leotah’s Place
2033 E York
Philly Food Forests will be raising funds through member’s photography, paintings, painted rain barrels, & terrariums to help their mission to create edible forest garden demonstration sites in Philadelphia & advocate for transitioning vacant land into self-sufficient, food-producing green space.  Acoustic performances, snacks, and beverages will be open for all to hear & consume

EG Marshall
2039 Frankford
“Mood Swing Oddities” Jewelry by Tina Baskins, and“A Couple O’Cupcakes”  Bakery cakes for every occasion by Carolyn Thraves.  Dealers in rare coins, stamps, prints and ephemera:  E.G. Marshall & Associates is a whole new store.

Highwire Gallery
2040 Frankford
South of Yonder”: Paintings and Animations by Tracy Lisk.  With free Live electronic music @9pm: Berangere Maximin from France.  5-9pm+

Liberty Vintage
2212 Sepviva
Art Factory presents: “REALITY”. What is YOUR reality?? Fashion show, videos, poetry, posters, music, paintings… about what REALLY goes on in life.  Presented by the interns at Norris Square Neighborhood Project’s Art Factory, a place for students to use all kinds of art, music, drawing, video, singing etc. to put their minds and ideas to good use in the community.

Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Hieu Pham’s photographic exhibition:  “Another Schmuck With a Camera,” is everything but.  These ephemeral landscapes will force viewers to take a second look at their own surroundings, searching to find the other-worldly beauty hidden beneath the surface. Pham’s strong eye makes the Jersey Shore look more like Ireland’s Emerald Coast. Surely a show not to be missed.

2311 Frankford
VWVOFFKA has moved and will be open at it’s new location in time for our one year Anniversary! Come check out the new spot! Have a drink, Speculate the Future!

O’Reilly’s Pub
Frankford & Lehigh
A wide variety of food and beverage specials at exceptional prices.

Proximity Gallery
2434 East Dauphin
WOЯK” by Rob Morgan
The snow has melted and Proximity is ready to come out of hibernation mode! We have missed you all and are excited to have Rob Morgan and his world of Robots back since our successful Monsters vs. Robots battle in 09′. Please join us this March First Friday to see what he has been up to since that epic battle……
Robots…They are everywhere! Machines that do things for us that we don’t want to do ourselves..  Devices that lessen the workload we have to do in our daily lives.  And of course the hulking behemoths that build our cars, destroy our buildings, launch our rocket ships or provide mobility to the masses.  As we progress into an ever uncertain future, one thing is clear: Robots will be here in larger and larger numbers.  Could the cyber-punk nightmares of the Terminator and Matrix become a reality?  Who’s to say. Envision an Earth that humanity has left behind; too noxious for our survival, we leave the planet in the hands of our creations.  As they rapidly replace most organic life, the robots evolve and mutate into an endless multitude of forms and functions, fill in every niche, but always retain a fundamental consistency, much as life on this planet has.  “I see these paintings as portraits and snapshots from this far distant era” ~Morgan.

Walking Fish Theater
2509 Frankford
Your friendly neighborhood blackbox theatre.


Second Helping…
The below galleries will hold their openings on Saturday February 5th, because we know you need to come back for more.

Slingluff Gallery
11 W Girard
The Slingluff Gallery will be featuring artist Jai Tanju with the exhibit opening Saturday, March 5th.

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  • Wonderful article! March 2011 First Friday! Frankford Ave Arts really makes my night a little bit happier 😀 Continue on together with the spectacular posts! Heed, We’ve

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