[email protected]: Highlighting Four Philadelphia Artists

Stop by the Sonesta Hotel's Art Bar Gallery to check out CFEVA's most recent installation featuring works by four local artists.

Henry Bermudez’s work is featured in prestigious public and private collections throughout Central and North America including the museums of contemporary art in Caracas, Maracaibo, Merida and Maracay in Venezuela. He was selected to be the Venezuelan representative for the 1986 Venice Biennale. Bermudez attended the National Schools of Art in both Venezuela and Mexico and studied at the Art Student’s League, NY, as well as in Rome. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States. Since returning to the U.S. in 2003, Bermudez has been working with the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia on several major projects and maintains an active studio and exhibition schedule. Bermudez is the recipient of CFEVA’s 2016 Peter Benoliel Fellowship. 

Andrea Krupp is an artist whose mission is to go deeper and find meaning through exploring concepts of place and self. Through visual art, historic research and the written word, she engages with recognizing and attending to the exterior world, i.e., place, earth, nature; the interior landscape of self; and their twining. She believes in the power of visual language to provide new perspectives and deeper context for thinking about our past and our future, and to uncover essential truths about the here-and-now. Anchored in “the landscape,” her work is both personal and universal as she searches for meaning at this critical juncture between humanity and the earth. Andrea lives and works in Philadelphia. She studied at the University of the Arts, graduated with honors and a BFA in Printmaking in 1984. She is a visual artist, rare book conservator, historian, diarist and word-hoarder. 

Robert Miller received his MFA in Painting/Drawing from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts and his BFA Painting/Drawing from The University of the Arts. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hussian College and The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Miller’s work has been on view most recently at Philadelphia City Hall as part of CFEVA’s 2016 Selections from Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, and he has exhibited widely in group and solo shows around the region.

Dolores Poacelli, a NJ native wtih a studio in Philadelphia’s Italian Market, has been at work for three decades. She was a recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for painting and has been featured in a variety of solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Woodmere Museum, Angora Gallery, NY, and Viridian Gallery, NY. Using a mix of materials and playing with proportion, Dolores creates excitement through the relationship of color, shape, texture, and proportion. Dolores’ pieces employ color to create energy and evoke through drawing, collaging and painting layers until they become their own reality.

February 9
December 31, 2017
Sonesta Hotel
1800 Market Street Art Bar
Philadelphia, PA 19103