From ‘Stranger Things Have Never Happened‘ (Justin Duerr)
You geeks are lucky First Friday didn’t fall on April Fools’ this year– as I would have had you running all over the City of Brotherly Love, looking for non-existent galleries and installations. Celebrate the first full week of the Spring equinox with local art.
First Friday: April 6, 2012
- Stranger Things Have Never Happened @ Gallery 309: The art of Justin Duerr (‘zine author/ Resurrect Dead movie) will be shown via the Coalition Ingenu Self-taught Artists’ Collective. Public reception on April 6, 6-9pm. Two screenings of Jon Foy’s documentary, ‘Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, will be shown on following Fridays, April 13th and 27th @7pm. Free.
- The Art of Beekeeping @ Art in the Age: While there won’t be a formal reception for this until April 26th, this exhibit *technically* open in the AITA space on Friday the 6th, and it sounds fascinating… “During the month of April, The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild will showcase the ancient tradition of beekeeping, highlighting a variety of modern hives types and beekeeping techniques within the Art in the Age gallery space.” Just don’t take anyone who may require an epipen.
- Gallery ML Body Art: Apparently Philadelphia is home to the world’s first and only collective body art gallery (!)– Gallery ML (NSFW). They have a new space on 111 Arch Street and are having a public First Friday reception.
- “Runoff” @ Part Time Studios: Opening reception for artist Brian Payne on Friday, April 6th, 6-9pm, at Part Time Studios in Fishtown.