It feels like just yesterday that Geekadelphia put out an open call, but our First Friday gallery show is already upon us. Join the Geekadelphians and some fantastic local artists for our first event at the Drink Philly gallery. Learn more about the showing artists on Drink Philly.
Join us for an evening of art, tunes, bites and sips. Also, what would a Geekadelphia event be without some blips, beeps and bloops? A Geekadelphia fav, Chipocrite, will be providing 8-bit jams to enjoy as you peruse about. BONUS: our buds at Black Heart Letter Press have some mischief lined up. This event is free and open to the public– just be sure to RSVP in advance.
And nothing else matters.
Kidding! Here are some other fun gallery events and exhibits around town:
FIRST FRIDAY OPENINGS
Inspiring Youth in Chemistry @ Chemical Heritage Foundation: “This new exhibition celebrates three programs that encouraged youth to become more engaged with their chemical world” Take one of three evening tours of Inspiring Youth in Chemistry.
Sidebar: If you’re heading East on Chestnut Street, be sure to look for that guy who plays an electric violin for tips– he always stands near the Chemical Heritage Foundation entrance. He has absolutely has nothing to do with the exhibit, but he is awesome, and totally rocks a cover of My Heart Will Go On.
Flashfl00d @ Little Berlin: Local artists, USB galleries, projections, local artist loft gallery space… I highly encourage reading up on the BYOB projects and attending the Philadelphia event. Overall, it sounds pretty fantastic and I personally plan on popping by this event after the Geekadelphia show.
A semi-secretive mass public exhibition of rapidly-distributed hidden flash drives containing downloadable exhibitions. Curatorial members of Little Berlin along with other Philadelphia galleries, collectives, artists, hackers and members of the public are invited to embed USB flash drives known as ‘dead drops’ in public locations such as walls, phone booths and staircases. The drives’ contents can include photos, video, text or other items and will be listed online at Little Berlin’s website, in addition to the deaddrops.com database.
And it’s going down a stone’s throw from Barcade! Treat yo self.
Bones & Bow @ Part Time Studios: A Fashion Presentation by Meg Swansen
FIRST AND SECOND SATURDAY OPENINGS
There will be a First Saturday showing at the Slingluff Gallery (Michelle Muzyka – “Efflorescence”) in Fishtown. Currently, there are no advance notices on any Second Saturday events happening on East Passyunk Ave in South Philly, but be sure to fan their Facebook page for updates as they come.
OTHER CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
A surprising amount of gallery openings went up in the last week of February, squarely falling into a blogging black hole: they weren’t announced early enough to be included in February’s wrap up, but were premature and didn’t make March’s update. Either way, two exhibitions caught my eye– both of which happen to be on South Street– and are still showing:
PULP LOVE @ Phantom Hand: You may have read Geekadelphia’s preview on the actual opening event: “Count on seeing plenty of drawings of crooks and the dames who love them, as well as offbeat science fiction-themed illustrations that would make Kilgore Trout proud.”
Fragmented Reflections: Impressions in Clay @ The Magic Gardens: A solo mosaic show by guest artist, Michal Golan.
A Geek’s Gallery Guide is a new monthly preview for First Friday and Second Saturday artist showings in Philadelphia. Submit tips for upcoming gallery events to firstname.lastname@example.org