Its not so darn hot, and a bunch of local workshops that don’t normally open for First Fridays are on board! Be sure to check out the off-Frankford Attractions like Gearforms, Wayne’s Place, and Craft Foundry!
Check out the gallery listings after the jump.
*All events run from 6pm to 9pm unless otherwise noted
Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard
Various artists in mixed mediums 6pm-11pm
453 E Girard
La Flor Dominica Special Cigar Event! 6:30p to 11p (18 & up only)
701 Belgrade (accross from Whipped)
latest works from Craft Foundry fresh batch of candles and tea, participate in seasonal craft making, enjoy mulled cider and a DJ
636 Belgrade (accross from Craft Foundry)
Open ’til 8pm, come buy a cupcake!
Frankford Hall Beer Garden
The Hall is offering a special discount for First Friday Participants: bring your handbill or show this online FF listing when ordering for a $5 liter of Franziskaner Hefeweizen or a $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (white wine)! Be sure to thank them for supporting the local art scene!
Bill Russell Studio‘s Foyer Gallery
Unique Hand Painted Furniture and Fine Art – Scheduled hours are 5-8. Of course, all are welcome.
Cross Fit Novem
Open house! Come check out Frankford Ave’s newest business! The training gym is staffed by excellent trainers and is open for your perusal!
Objects for Home & Store Design
Industrial for re-purposing
Art & Antiques
(Hours: Friday & Saturday noon to 7pm)
Come check the lovely jewelry and cloths!
The Lola Bean
Lindsay Sparanga Series shot in La Carpio, Costa Rica. Small framed and matted 9×9 frames.
Lutheran Settlement House
First Friday Local Arts Showcase and Happy Hour! feat. beer, wine, cider, apple donuts, and other fall goodness! All proceeds benefit LSH’s inter-generational gardening program.
@ 7:00PM doors
AN EVENING OF CATHARTIC PERFORMANCE
Heather Bregman and Katie Dean
Experimental Massage is a new collaboration by visual artist Heather Bregman, and dancer Katie Dean. At its center, Experimental Massage is a video that regulates the passage of time with applied utopian imagery. By directly engaging with this projected landscape, Bregman and Dean begin a vigorous cross-examination of the self, externalizing feelings of pleasure and escape. The artist is interested in exploring how this process can be humiliating when witnessed by others, but also how it maintains the potential to lead us out of the darkness. Through sound, video, sculpture and movement, this work acts as a symbolic passage of retreat and rebirth, while expressing gratitude for the pleasure of self possession.
Part com-mer-cial pop radio, part exper-i-men-tal dance, part mono-logue, and part clas-si-cal the-ater, Jake Dibeler’s GIRLFRIEND explores the complications of growing up as disenchanted, depraved youth in the 1990s. Dibeler’s performances, heavy with sexuality, comedy, and sadness, are fly-on-the-wall looks into the lives of teenagers struggling with their identity.
two installation artists will present outdoor structures at 1816 Frankford Avenue
David Foss works on abstract sculptures made from common everyday components. He will be working on site with demolition materials, building his largest piece yet. He will start his piece on October 1st in the afternoon and work the week prior to First Friday.
Kathryn Pannepacker is a textile/visual artist. She will be creating a large knotted and tied piece on a sizeable yard structure. She will be working on her creation on Wedensday Sept 21st in the morning, and again on Sept 24th.
Henry Bermudez, Michelle Marcuse and Douglas Bermudez (from Venezuela) will be in the downstairs gallery. All work will remain for presentation at POST Oct 15th and 16th.
More info about the artists: David Foss, kpannerpacker, Henry Bermudez, and Michelle Marcuse.
two percent to glory
Vintage clothes, cheese and wine!
A visiting artist will show in this venerable coffee shop.
A house salon, all are welcomed.
Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
Free Argentine Tango Beginner Lesson!
Part Time Studios
New Works presented by Paul Romano
6 – 10 pm
**Also featured in the studio space during the Opening Reception: a one night, pop-up shop from Philly-based clothing company, B3ARFRUIT**
Space 2033 celebrates its 1 year anniversary of First Fridays!
Presenting Strange Ecology and The Reality of Myth, lost legends of Philadelphia:
Strange Ecology by Clinton Meister: hybrid animals, demonic creatures & their interactions in the dreamscape – nature’s reflection through mythic satire.
The Reality of Myth, lost legends of Philadelphia: Craig Kandel & Mickey Davis:
Indian folklore, secret cartography, urban myths & mysterious species, past and present, with lost ritual dance performed by Melissa Bang-Bang.
6-11pm w/music by DJ John Schenk aka Tantrum Tonic
Browse the prints, antiques, and coins!
Ted Mosher’s colorful, almost abstract works will be exhibited at Highwire Gallery in October. His paintings document landscapes and scenes at a far remove, one in which appearances have wandered and colors have shifted. The focus is on materiality rather than illusion, and the work starts with the admission – or proclamation – that the properties of paint are inescapable. Pigment settles and flows in its medium, forms balance across a flat surface, and our expectations of the seen world get confounded on their way to fulfillment. For this show, Mosher has added ceramic works and prints to his usual menu of oil and watercolor paintings.
The work of the members of BYO Print, a Philadelphia print cooperative, will also be shown in the backroom annex of Highwire Gallery during the month of October.
October Music Events at Highwire;
10/1 $6 psych improv & noise – Zaimph (Brooklyn), Shri Camel & Sleep Study 8PM
10/8 – $6 jazz/improv Feeler Gauge (members of Shot x Shot), Inzinzac & Jealousy Mountain Duo (Germany) 8PM
Liberty Vintage / Cycle Studios offers a mix of antique motorcycles and the primal art of indusrty. Hosting its monthly FF ride in cycle meet & show off session,mixed with its upstairs print shop BYO studios and its new photography co-op/gallery “GRAVY”.. its sure to please and entertain as always..cocktails from 7pm – 12pm..music and snacks.
Opening Reception: 6:30-10pm
Photographer, illustrator, and filmmaker Joseph Hasenauer, exhibits a collection of diptychs from his series, Gestohlen.
2124 Dakota (just west of Frankford behind AC Auto)
Art, Antiques etc. and featuring hand crafted jewelry by Loretta Mattern complementary wine and snacks
2128 E. Arizona
Sculptural Art and Flea
Come check out the current inventory of recycled sculptural art, furniture and large collection of rare antique industrial items. We have collected over 500 pieces this summer, ready to hang on your wall or be turned into sculptural furniture!
Come by anytime after 5pm. We’ll have some fresh PBC brew on tap, and might even have the wood fired stove going along with some BBQ!!
ART FLEA: There will also be Artist and collectors selling there wares, art, vintage clothing and second hand furniture..
LOCATION: Half block up from the intersection at Frankford/York/Trenton..
2080 E Cumberland (about 400 feet west of Frankford)
The works of O. Henrietta Fisher
This series of drawings suffered exclusion recently in Philadelphia due to their ‘direct’ content. Incorrectly and judgmentally condemned as pornography, O. Henrietta chanced upon the new cutting edge Gallery in East Kensington, The Hex Factory, where Curator, David Stanley Aponte, introduced her to owner and Hexologist, Hunter Yoder. Both agreed that the work must be shown and so it will be with a “First Friday Opening Reception”
2311 Frankford Ave
Scrapper’s Delight; VWVOFFKA presents 7 object obsessed artists of the 21st century working in an excess of recycled materials from dumpster treasures, car parts, sampled sounds, found fabrics, to abandoned property. This diverse collection revolves around the artist taking on a Hunter-gatherer role to seek out materials that feed their art. Each artist assembles the discarded items according to their own individual aesthetic approach. Waste once rendered useless, now stands as polished works of art, so please come and re-consume the material artworks in your own experience with work by Kim Creighton, Jim Garvey, Candace Karch, Distort, Vinson Houston, Scott Bickmore, & Vincent Finazzo
Walking Fish Theatre
2511 Frankford Ave
Hella Fresh Fish 3.0 Short Play Festival Opening Night!
with Free Reception after the show! Wine, Beer Food and meet the cast, directors, designers and playwrights!
Eight short plays every performance at Walking Fish!
Dates at Walking Fish: October 5 & 6 @7pm pay what you like previews; Oct 7 @8pm opening night with reception after; runs through 10/23 Wed & Thurs @7pm, Fri & Sat @8pm, Sun @4:30pm (no 10/9)
at Papermill: Oct 22 and 23 ONLY @2pm
Tickets: $20 Walking Fish, $10 Papermill, $25 for a “2fer” to see them all at both venues! Don’t forget “Pay what you can Wednesdays” at The Fish!