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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