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Required Reading Opening Reception

The Art Dept is pleased to present Required Reading: Interpretations of Literature by Phantom Hand. To honor the fall with an exhibition that celebrates books, learning, imagination, and memory. With Required Reading the artists of Phantom Hand interpret plots and passages from their favorite books. Join us September 6th from 6-9pm for out opening reception.

Phantom Hand is a free-floating artist unit, created by a small group of Philadelphia Illustrators. Once a gallery on South St, with space provided by Arts On South, Phantom Hand had a reputation for pulling from the wide-variety of local art institutions, societies, clans, brotherhoods and esoteric orders. They hosted 5 themed exhibitions in the space, showcasing the visually challenging, awe inspiring, horrifying, beautiful, and at times awkward work, as well as drawing sessions, live music. The space quickly became a place for Philadelphia artists to congregate. The group continues to curate exhibitions in Philadelphia, and  has an on going residency at Jinxed at the Piazza in Northern Liberties.