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Local Artists at Le Meridien Philadelphia
Works by Rebecca Jacoby and Karl Jones in the beautiful hotel lobby.

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January 4–February 28
Le Meridien Philadelphia, 1421 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

"Locals Only," a group show consisting of neon signs inspired by local bars, warm beers and the cold neon glow of hometown dives, will feature pieces from Philadelphia-based designers, illustrators and artists working in the medium of neon. Artists include Greg Christman, Julie Frey, Sharon McMullen, Kevin Jackson, Kenny Kim, Steve DeCusatis, Dan Gneiding, Patrick Macomber and Joel Evey.

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Knight Arts
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January 4–30
AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps
Curated by Yulia Tikhonova, Founder of Brooklyn House of Kulture

Paula Scher, Joyce Kozloff, Doug Beube, Carole P. Kunstadt, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Karin Schaefer, Dahlia Elsayed, Alastair Noble, Aga Ousseinov, Paul Fabozzi, Amy Pryor, Irina Danilova, Robert Walden, Adriane Littman, Jeff Woodbury, Brooklyn Art Library, Hand Map Drawn Association 
MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps brings together a group of artists who creatively employ the philosophy and technique of mapping to convey information ranging from sociological data to aesthetic stimuli. The exhibit features paintings, works on paper and sculpture that reflect the artists’ concerns for the current state of our society, conveyed though charts and diagrams, and their admiration of the map as a symbol of longing and the unknown. The works included either illustrate a scientific research in demographics, or a flow of capital, or distribution of patterns, but also present the artists’ reverence for maps. For some of the exhibiting artists, mapping is a tool to create interactive visuals with the help of sophisticated tools for image manipulation that arrange numbers into intricate geometrical forms. Maps are primarily received as directional; a subway or bus map is understood as a tool to get somewhere. In fact, the title of this exhibition borrows from a google-map application, MAPNIFICENT, which calculates the time between places via public transportation. For the artists, however, a map is often an end in itself: a work of art, filled with revelation and delight. Press Release
February 1–March 31
FIRST FRIDAY reception, February 1, 6–9pm

AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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CALL FOR ART: Cellular/Molecular

The concept of the exhibit is how fine art, inspired by biology and chemistry, demonstrates cellular and molecular structure through different media and through abstraction, and conversely how abstract imagery can turn organic.
• CELL: An autonomous self-replicating unit that may exist as functional independent unit, or as sub-unit in a multicellular organism specialized into carrying out particular functions towards the cause of the organism as a whole (compartment, room, chamber, enclosed space, cavity, hollow, hole, booth, stall, crib, box, crypt, vault, hold).
• CELLULAR: of, relating to, resembling, or composed of a cell or cells; having cells or small cavities; porous; divided into a network of cells.
• MOLECULE: the smallest particle of a substance that retains all the properties of the substance and is composed of one or more atoms (matter, material, substance, stuff, element, particle, unit, building block, monad, constituent, component, atom).
• MOLECULAR: relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules, relating to simple or elementary organization.

A few more artists are needed for the Philadelphia Science Festival, April 18-28!
For more information, and to submit no more than four images:
Submission Deadline: February 25th.

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