Room 104
Project P.L.A.Y. School

"Our mission at Project P.L.A.Y. school is to create a setting where the promise of each child can be realized. We are a relationship based, play based program inspired by the work of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, where beauty, light, color and nature are the guiding principles. We embrace constructivist philosophy in which children are viewed as competent, valuable and deserving of respect."

website: www.projectplayschool.org

Room 110
Nuance

"Philadelphia-based brand, NUANCE, seeks to deliver artful, high-quality jewelry that embodies style-innovation and vintage appeal while maintaining the highest standards in craftsmanship and responsible manufacturing."

website: www.nuance-jewelry.com

Room 110
Exit Velocity Design

"Exit Velocity Design, LLC provides consumer product design to corporations and local inventors alike. We empower our clients to breakout of their current boundaries and guide them through new and uncharted territory. Our efforts are tailored to our clients’ specific needs and resources. EVD coordinates with manufactures, subcontractors, sales and marketing teams, and consumers in order to deliver appropriate products. The results are profitable for the client, easy to manufacture, and beneficial to the end user. Designed wit LOVE in Philly."

website: www.exitvelocitydesign.com

“Her eye finds something in each scenario.  The images are alternatively reminiscent of old daguerreotypes, the Dutch Masters, Egon Shiele, Cindy Sherman.  She arranges, finds the most revelatory pose.  Women come to life as flowers, ethereal creatures brought up from the earth.  A young child becomes a goldfish.  There is a childlike quality, a fairybook realm, mildly sinister, that opens like an aperture inside the mind of her work.  A silent confidence exudes from her subjects.  When Micheli photographs she is as mesmerized by the space between the arms or the gesture of hands—the hands in her photographs often seem like dancers, by turns delicate, frightened, strong—as by the muted cool-grey blues and warm pinks of natural light that fill her studio like lacy cellophane.

To Micheli, composition is the space around the body that creates a certain poetry that allows form to float over the page.  She is a believer in narrative.  Story is experience. Characters inhabit her worlds where spells are cast by the camera.  They are bound and caught and they are set free.”

website: www.renemicheli.com

Room 111-C
Rene Micheli Photography

Room 111-C
FRILLY GURL

“The philosophy behind the label is to be RAD, make ART, and Say-Something to start a dialog about everyday world & life topics.  My hope for FRILLYGURL is that it will grow to support other local artist and see the brand become an outlet for Guerrilla Gallery Shows featuring the sub-culture of artists who share the same zeitgeist.

Based in Philadelphia USA
Been around SINCE 1972
Selling on the Inter-Web SINCE 2015
Wolf-Mother Artist Founder: Rene Micheli"

website: www.frillygurl.com

Room 111-K
Mia Herring

“My paintings are self-conscious. They constantly rework themselves, covering up earlier versions to reveal a final image and topography at odds with each other. Evidence of a struggle. Everything is on the surface, though the answers might not be forthcoming. Images are distorted from the microscopic lens of self-scrutiny; honest half-truths, humorously self-deprecating in order to sugarcoat the underlying sentiments of anxiety, guilt, and loss.”

website: http://marielherring.com/home.html

"Through collaboration and passionate investment, Ars Nova Workshop elevates the profile and expands the boundaries of 21st Century jazz and contemporary music. Since its inception, ANW has programmed over 700 unique events throughout Philadelphia, often in partnership with leading cultural institutions, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania, The Barnes Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Settlement Music School, and the Painted Bride Art Center, and in unconventional spaces such as Bartram’s Garden, the American Swedish Historical Museum, and Philadelphia’s last active pre-World War I rowhouse synagogue, Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras Israel, to name just a few." website: www.arsnovaworkshop.org

"Through collaboration and passionate investment, Ars Nova Workshop elevates the profile and expands the boundaries of 21st Century jazz and contemporary music.

Since its inception, ANW has programmed over 700 unique events throughout Philadelphia, often in partnership with leading cultural institutions, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania, The Barnes Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Settlement Music School, and the Painted Bride Art Center, and in unconventional spaces such as Bartram’s Garden, the American Swedish Historical Museum, and Philadelphia’s last active pre-World War I rowhouse synagogue, Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras Israel, to name just a few."

website: www.arsnovaworkshop.org

Room 113
Ars Nova Workshop

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landing page image by Sam Oberter. room photo by Billy Cress. all other photos by Scout