Map of Artists at Work

On Saturday, September 12, local artists demonstrated their work through the windows of several retail businesses along the 2nd Street corridor. The artists’ creations will continue to be on display in the businesses’ storefronts through the rest of September, 2020. All work is available for sale.

Whether during the live demonstration or general exhibition, patrons are encouraged to make an evening of their visit to Northern Liberties.  For instance, patrons can enjoy to-go cocktails while strolling through the exhibition, and afterward, dine at one of the many beautiful outdoor streeteries in the neighborhood.

 

Masks are required, and general social distancing guidelines apply.

 

Display location: Art Star 623 N 2nd St

Janell Wysock builds fabrics and structures that become something to wear for the body and home or non- functional interior and exterior installation work.  Creating an environment is what has become her focus. You will find her teaching classes and also will note the many projects she takes on to up-cycle and rethink how everyday objects are used and can be transformed into something that creates environment or space.  Allowing the viewer to participate in various ways is what makes connecting with Janell unique, allowing the customer/viewer to align with their ideas of art, expression and sustainability.

 

Display location: Casa Papel, 804 N 2nd St

 

Jackie Quinn creates original artwork with playful shapes and intricate lines – painting with watercolor, gouache, and enjoys explorations in mixed media. Her innate optimism and joyful point of view are illustrated throughout each project.  Her textile design work is featured by Anthropologie, Karl Lagerfeld, J. Jill, Nine West, Coldwater Creek, Belk, Dillards, Macy’s, and more. She is currently an active member of Space 1026, partner of Philly DIY Wedding, and pursuing projects in art education alongside freelance design projects.

 

Display location:  Once Worn Consignment, 906 N 2nd St

Peter Oravetz, the creator of “Robots!”, is a working artist and published illustrator living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2004, he graduated with honors from Montserrat College of Art, where he received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Presently, he is pursuing another illustrated series entitled “Catastrophe”, a Robots! book for kids and developing/co-producing an unrelated independent animation.

 

 

Display location:  R.E.Load Bags, 608 N 2nd St

Miriam Singer uses a combination of printmaking and drawing media to create her unique works on paper and designs for public art projects. She has exhibited at Paradigms Gallery, James Oliver Gallery, Stanek Gallery, Push Proof Studio, Booklyn Art Gallery, LG Tripp Gallery, Woodmere Art Museum, Rowan University, Luke and Elroy Gallery, Gallery Siano, The Painted Bride, and Spector Gallery. Selected public art projects include, St. Andrews School in Delaware, 2020, University City Arts League in Philadelphia, 2019, Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, 2018, Navy Yard Bus Wraps, 2018, Art in The Airport, 2018, and Parktown Place Apartments, 2017. Miriam Singer currently teaches printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and is a member of the artist collective, Space 1026.

SWAG, 935 N 2nd St

An art school graduate and transplant from Pittsburgh, Sam Angel is an artist that dabbles in many mediums. Her work is prolific in tattoo graphics, fan art drawings, and greeting card illustrations. Through the past few months of quarantine, Sam has picked up a new craft of cross-stitching embroidery hoops. Her hoops range in size and styles. You will find everything from cutesy tongue-in-cheek puns to profanity laced thoughts.

 

 

Display location: Trunc, 929 N 2nd St

Alec K. Rogers’ one of a kind metal floral designs are inspired by nature and made to last a lifetime in your home. Each handcrafted flower is unique in its shape, and composed of  just a single line of wire. Some are based on actual plants, while others are entirely from the artist’s imagination. These flowers and ferns may be enjoyed solo or in large bouquets, in a tall vase, paired together with live house plants, as table centerpieces, or as wall hangings. Their stems are bendable, making their height easy to adjustbased on intended use and placement.

Dindga McCannon is a mixed media artist, working on canvas, paper, clothing and making quilts. One of her works was on the cover of the Swan Gallery Auction House catalogue during an auction. The piece sold for over $200,000. Dindga lives in South Philly but is from Harlem NY.  will be doing a demo on how she Tie Dyes and screen prints her clothing.