Hey, Soul Sister Soundbath
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Hey, Soul Sister Soundbath

Nameste! All are invited into the loving embrace of the Art Dept Collective for a meditation on the sonic genius of the band Train. This soundbath features a slowed down, extended 2-hour version of the band's seminal hit Hey, Soul Sister. Participants are encouraged to retreat inside, finding a space of calm as the warm gangsta and thug sounds of Pat Monahan voice washes over them, leaving a true sense of peace. Please come wearing comfortable clothing, as well as a pillow or yoga mat. $5 Suggested donation, though all are welcome.

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Writerly Wednesdays
May
16
to May 17

Writerly Wednesdays

Writerly Wednesdays are a time to be just a writer. Sometimes a teacher leads the group in generative activities. Other times it is an opportunity to simply sit and write with other writers. $5 Refreshments available. 

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BYO Indigo Dip-in
May
12
3:30 PM15:30

BYO Indigo Dip-in

Description:Have a white shirt that is just dy(e)ing to be blue? Come by for our Indigo Dip-in. Blue hands herself Emily Carris, will have the indigo vats open so come by with your fabric, yarn, shirts, dresses, or skirts. We’ll have tools on hand for tie-dye, and shibori practices. Please note that indigo only takes to natural fibers like cotton, linen, wool, silk, and Bamboo. Be sure your pieces are made of these materials. $15

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Record Time
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Record Time

Join us at @artdeptphilly + @coloredvintage for another record gathering hosted by Mr @ohpears himself Corey Duncan Thursday April 19th from 7-19pm! We’ll have two turntables, a mixer, and our home stereo speakers. Bring some records with you, or just come with an open mind. Each attendee is invited to jump on the turntables for rotating DJ sets. Don't know how to DJ? We can teach you the basics! This night is about sonic exploration and record community vibes. We want this night to be as diverse as possible, and as inclusive to all sexes as possible. Light refreshments, wine, and beer available by donation. This event is free. 

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Writerly Wednesdays
May
9
to May 10

Writerly Wednesdays

Writerly Wednesdays are a time to be just a writer. Sometimes a teacher leads the group in generative activities. Other times it is an opportunity to simply sit and write with other writers. $5 Refreshments available. 

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Group Muse: Matthew Cohen
Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Group Muse: Matthew Cohen

Come relish an unaccompanied solo viola recital which is exceedingly rare and a unique look at a more unusual instrument in a very up close and intimate way. The evening's program feature the following:

J.S. Bach: Suite #3 in C major for solo cello, BWV 1009 (Germany 1717-23) (10 min

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Etudes #2 and #4 (Argentina, 1987) (10 min)

Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell (USA, 1982) (5 min)

Visit Group Muse for tickets and information

 

 

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Intro to Hand Knitting - POSTPONED
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Hand Knitting - POSTPONED

SORRY this workshop is postponed. We will repost the new TBA date.

Beginner Knitting

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Now’s your chance! In this workshop with Emily Carris, you will learn the foundations of knitting from how to hold your needles to binding off. You will learn both the English and Continental styles of knitting as well as knitting and purling stitches. You’ll walk out of class well on your way to creating a simple cowl.

All materials included

Registration: $25

 

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SoFar Sounds Concert
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

SoFar Sounds Concert

Amazing artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences. Please, arrive on time, stay to the end. Sit down, settle in and just listen. You’re gonna love it. Past artists include Queen of Jeans, Cold Fronts, Pine Barons, Suburban Living, Palmas, Matt Phillips, TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb & Karen O.

For Tickets and More Information Sofar Sounds

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Bell's Roar: Art Funds Art Tour
Feb
4
2:30 PM14:30

Bell's Roar: Art Funds Art Tour

ART FUNDS ART TOUR uses ticket sales, partnerships with brands and organizations to provide artist grants and performance stipends to underfunded artists in each city. This tour is an initiative started by Sean Desiree of bell’s roar. The goal of their music is to reinforce solidarity within the movement and create affirming spaces for queer and trans people of color.

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Betty Leacraft Letters From The War
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Betty Leacraft Letters From The War

We're honored to welcome textile artist Betty Leacraft for December First Friday. With Letters From The War, Leacraft will share her correspondence with Vietnam War Soldiers as well as her thoughts and reflections on life at the time. The evening will include a specially selected soundtrack curated by Leacraft along with drinks and light refreshments. This is a free event 

When: December 1st 6-9pm. Talk at 7:30

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Cosmic Grooves w/Dj Corey Duncan
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Cosmic Grooves w/Dj Corey Duncan

Is earth getting to you? Need to escape for a while? Join our very own DJ Corey Duncan for a far-out brunch, as he takes you on a journey through space and sound. He'll be spinning an array of cosmic grooves from SunRa, Os Mutantes, Tame Impala, Broadcast, The Headhunters, and more. Come down to Johnny Brenda's from  11a-3p, have a bloody mary, and sale away

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First Friday Petra Floyd Give a Doll a House To Haunt
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Petra Floyd Give a Doll a House To Haunt

The Art Dept is proud to present Petra Floyd: Give a Doll a House to Haunt. In this exhibition Floyd explores Blackness in the United States and the enduring ability of Black people to reinvent themselves through inherited and appropriated visual culture and performance. Join us for the opening reception November 3rd form 6-9pm. The exhibition runs through November 29th. 
 

Artist Statement

"I am a queer, first­-generation Liberian-­American, multidisciplinary artist from Philadelphia. In my creative practice I use drawing, sculpture, writing, printmaking, and performance to meditate on Blackness in the United States and other sites of the African diaspora. I focus on the enduring ability of Black people to reinvent ourselves through inherited and appropriated visual culture and performance.

Through my studio practice I study racial caricatures as hand-made memorabilia and mass-produced consumer goods. I recreate these objects through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture while considering my relationship with these Black Objects as a maker and as a racialized body, a black body.

We exist together in the world and are subject to a racial imagination that seeks to produce, own, and destroy us."
--Petra Floyd

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Womanly Magazine: Matters Of The Heart Submission
Oct
27
to Nov 13

Womanly Magazine: Matters Of The Heart Submission

Artists, writers, heart doctors, marriage counselors, in love people, heartbroken people.... looking for an outlet to share your work, stories, research? Womanly Magazine is seeking submissions for their February Womanly Magazine edition "Matters Of The Heart". Deadline - November 13th || Artwork by @Singha.Hon @AnneKathrynJ @ArianaMy_

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