Open Channels is the first in a series of three Art in the Open exhibitions to be held from Summer 2014 through Summer 2015 at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Pentimenti Gallery, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the University City Arts League.
Featuring the following Art in the Open 2014 Artists:
Matt Greco & Chris Esposito
Kaitlin Pomerantz & John Broderick Heron
Ana Vizcarra Rankin
Art in the Open (AiO) is a citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art and their relationships with the urban environment. This year, AiO has been re-framed as a biennial event, and selected a new group of 30 artists interested in using the Schuylkill River Banks as their studios-- making their creative process open to everyone. Working over the course of three days (May 16-18, 2014), this jury-selected group created works of art along the Schuykill Banks - from the historic Fairmount Water Works to Locust Street - inspiring new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through.
Exhibition support provided by the William Penn Foundation
Art in the Open program received funding from the Samuel S. Fels Fund and is sponsored by the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, International House of Philadelphia, Schuylkill Banks, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, the Waterworks Restaurant and Lounge, the City of Philadelphia Department of Park and Recreation and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.