"Lobo Mau, meaning 'Big, bad wolf' in Portuguese is a contemporary sportswear line that blurs the lines of what we think of as casual. The Lobo Mau woman is the wolf in sheep’s clothing. She maintains a sophisticated appearance even when she’s in her favorite sweatshirt. She pays reverence to her wild side with bold prints, but does it with advanced sophistication and ease. She is not afraid of her confidence and femininity. She doesn’t fear the wolf, because she is the wolf.  Lobo Mau is founded and designed by Nicole Haddad. After graduating from Drexel University in 2008 with a MS in Fashion Design, Haddad started Lobo Mau and has been working in Philadelphia as a fashion designer and professor of fashion at Drexel. She is a proud tenant of the BOK." website link: www.lobomau.com

"Lobo Mau, meaning 'Big, bad wolf' in Portuguese is a contemporary sportswear line that blurs the lines of what we think of as casual. The Lobo Mau woman is the wolf in sheep’s clothing. She maintains a sophisticated appearance even when she’s in her favorite sweatshirt. She pays reverence to her wild side with bold prints, but does it with advanced sophistication and ease. She is not afraid of her confidence and femininity. She doesn’t fear the wolf, because she is the wolf. 

Lobo Mau is founded and designed by Nicole Haddad. After graduating from Drexel University in 2008 with a MS in Fashion Design, Haddad started Lobo Mau and has been working in Philadelphia as a fashion designer and professor of fashion at Drexel. She is a proud tenant of the BOK."

website link: www.lobomau.com

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Lobo Mau

Room 502
Art Sphere Inc.

"Inspire. Connect. Transform. Creating a new world of possibilities through art! Founded in 1998, Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, established to teach art to inner-city low-income youth. Our mission is to engage the creative in communities, empower neighborhoods to explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body and spirit through art. Art Sphere Inc. nurtures the artist in all of us to be able to think beyond what is possible in our own lives and communities. Our students, volunteers, and partners transcend obstacles to bring about positive and lasting change that continuously enables thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant city!" website: artsphere.org

"Inspire. Connect. Transform. Creating a new world of possibilities through art! Founded in 1998, Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, established to teach art to inner-city low-income youth. Our mission is to engage the creative in communities, empower neighborhoods to explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body and spirit through art. Art Sphere Inc. nurtures the artist in all of us to be able to think beyond what is possible in our own lives and communities. Our students, volunteers, and partners transcend obstacles to bring about positive and lasting change that continuously enables thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant city!"

website: artsphere.org

Room 503
Big Sound Guitar Repair

"'Take care of your gear and your gear will take care of you’ is the motto that guitar technician, Andy Bree, lives by at Big Sound Guitar Repair. As a professional guitarist, Andy brings a pragmatic knowledge of fretted/stringed instruments, equipment, live/studio experience, and an undying love for all forms of music to the table in a relaxed, boutique style repair shop. Attention to detail and to your style of playing is the name of the game. You’ll want to hang out once you’re here. Andy is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BM in Composition & Jazz Studies, as well as the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair at Raritan Bay Guitar Repair in Freehold, NJ." website: www.facebook.com/bigsoundguitarrepair/

"'Take care of your gear and your gear will take care of you’ is the motto that guitar technician, Andy Bree, lives by at Big Sound Guitar Repair. As a professional guitarist, Andy brings a pragmatic knowledge of fretted/stringed instruments, equipment, live/studio experience, and an undying love for all forms of music to the table in a relaxed, boutique style repair shop. Attention to detail and to your style of playing is the name of the game. You’ll want to hang out once you’re here.

Andy is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BM in Composition & Jazz Studies, as well as the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair at Raritan Bay Guitar Repair in Freehold, NJ."

website: www.facebook.com/bigsoundguitarrepair/

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Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs is a multimedia journalist and illustrator. website: emmajacobsillustration.com

Emma Jacobs is a multimedia journalist and illustrator.

website: emmajacobsillustration.com

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Caitria Gunter

"I am a visual artist working in a range of materials including fiber, paper, hair, wax, and found natural objects. I often explore the idea of transience, and my work frequently includes repeating cellular structures and patterns as well as delicate materials in both 2D and 3D small-scale works." website: caitriagunter.com

"I am a visual artist working in a range of materials including fiber, paper, hair, wax, and found natural objects. I often explore the idea of transience, and my work frequently includes repeating cellular structures and patterns as well as delicate materials in both 2D and 3D small-scale works."

website: caitriagunter.com

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Fringe Salon

"Fringe Salon is a hair salon and art gallery born on the 1700 block of East Passyunk Avenue (just blocks away from Bok) in the fall of 2008. Fringe offers top quality hair services and resale products for both women and men in an intimate gallery environment.  While we work with all types of hair, we specialize in curly hair textures and fantasy hair colors. Fringe Salon has 2 month rotating art shows, complete with live music at the art openings, as a part of Second Saturdays in the East Passyunk area.  We are excited to move our business into Bok to further expand our energy into the space along with other creatives!"

website: www.fringesalononline.com

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Metta Body Therapy

"My name is Hollace Detwiler.  I'm a licensed Massage Therapist and I've been in practice since 2006.  I have a deep passion for helping people to heal and to achieve a more balanced state of being.  I treat each client based on their individual needs.  I have been trained in many techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Thai Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Sports Massage, Acupressure and Reiki.  I generally combine a variety of techniques to achieve the best results for the client.  I approach the body as a whole and strive to resolve how the different areas of tension are connected in order to achieve the most effective release.  My goal is to have my clients leave the session feeling more fluid, relaxed and balanced, (in body, mind and spirit,) than when they came in.  I also like to teach my clients to work on themselves at home with self-massage techniques and stretching as preventative care."

website: www.mettabodytherapy.com

"Kerry Leonard Dunn is an oil painter and draftsman working in the methods of the old masters while exploring a personal and contemporary outlook. His subjects include the portrait, figure, still life and landscape, while also incorporating elements of abstraction, imagination and memory. Each work is an attempt to create something unique and significant, often playing on the edge between realism and fantasy." website: kerrydunn.com 

"Kerry Leonard Dunn is an oil painter and draftsman working in the methods of the old masters while exploring a personal and contemporary outlook. His subjects include the portrait, figure, still life and landscape, while also incorporating elements of abstraction, imagination and memory. Each work is an attempt to create something unique and significant, often playing on the edge between realism and fantasy."

website: kerrydunn.com 

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Kerry Dunn

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Atelier Jacobi

"In business since 1975, master craftsman Mark Jacobi has repaired and customized the clarinets of professionals, students, and devoted amateurs alike.  Dedicated to the highest level of excellence, he seeks to promote and ensure the enduring legacy of the Philadelphia school of clarinet playing.  His highly accomplished expertise has been attained by study at Buffet-Crampon in Paris, and by years of experience gained in working with clarinetists is the U.S. and abroad."

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Whisler Civilian

"Whisler Civilian Co. makes timeless felt hats individually handcrafted using a traditional wood-blocking technique. Every Whisler Civilian hat is hand-blocked, cut, and styled in-house, meaning each is a true heirloom that will last and grow with the wearer for adventure after adventure, year after year."

website: www.whislercivilian.com

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Hollis Heichemer

"Hollis Heichemer is an artist and painter."

website: somepaintings.net/hollis.html

Room 518
GJDesign & Architecture

"GJDesign & Architecture PC is a Philadelphia based Architecture & Design practice specializing in residential new construction, renovations, and small commercial projects. Our design and consultative services span the necessary range to get your project through feasibility issues or zoning hurdles from inception to completion. We provide confidence and guidance to navigate the City of Philadelphia's zoning and construction processes to our clientele consisting of homeowners, investors, realtors, contractors, developers, and other design businesses. Partnering with the necessary industry professionals to make your project a reality, we keep our finger on the pulse of the latest developments in Philadelphia's urban real estate markets."

website: www.gjdarchitecture.com

"HenryHiggins provides training and support to build high-functioning, low-ego teams. We provide strategic planning, training, and management consulting to non-profit organizations and businesses. In 2015 and 2016 we facilitated over 400 hours of professional development for organizations including Planned Parenthood, the League of Conservation Voters, the Democratic National Convention and Airbnb ranging in size from 7 to 500 participants. We can host off-sites and leadership meeting for up to 30 at our Training Space in the Bok Building or can assist in securing space for larger groups anywhere around the globe."

website: www.henryhigginsconsulting.com

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HenryHiggins

Room 521
Forever Valentine Tattoo

Forever Valentine is a custom tattoo studio located in South Philadelphia specializing in all types of tattooing including cosmetic procedures.  website: www.foreverphilly.com

Forever Valentine is a custom tattoo studio located in South Philadelphia specializing in all types of tattooing including cosmetic procedures. 

website: www.foreverphilly.com

Room 522
G. Kellum

"I enjoy the process of approaching my work in both 2-dimensionally as well as 3-dimensionally. My objective is to question the nature of my subject, to transform what is perceived to be uncomfortable, or even ugly into something else, that challenges the mental phenomena to make a radical interrogation of the work and to bring the viewer into harmony with my work.  I studied and received my degree from the Philadelphia College Of Art." .website: www.gfarrel.com

"I enjoy the process of approaching my work in both 2-dimensionally as well as 3-dimensionally. My objective is to question the nature of my subject, to transform what is perceived to be uncomfortable, or even ugly into something else, that challenges the mental phenomena to make a radical interrogation of the work and to bring the viewer into harmony with my work. 

I studied and received my degree from the Philadelphia College Of Art."

.website: www.gfarrel.com

"In 2010 Daniel Saldutti decided the goal for DNL-DSN will be to provide quality in-house designed and built furniture. He believes that following your individual style is the most important part of creating truth through design, function, form and individuality. We encourage our clients to pick us because we appeal to their aesthetic however, because we know furniture is not one size fits all, offering custom/collaborative furniture service is very important to us. This way we can work hand and hand with our client to provide the exact solution for their need. We are located in Philadelphia, Pa where all materials and services that we use to produce our furniture are sourced with in 50 miles of the city, building a team of local businesses in our respective industry is extremely important to us. Providing, beautiful, unique, quality home furnishings that withstand time and trend is our priority and will remain our priority." website: www.dnldsn.com

"In 2010 Daniel Saldutti decided the goal for DNL-DSN will be to provide quality in-house designed and built furniture. He believes that following your individual style is the most important part of creating truth through design, function, form and individuality. We encourage our clients to pick us because we appeal to their aesthetic however, because we know furniture is not one size fits all, offering custom/collaborative furniture service is very important to us. This way we can work hand and hand with our client to provide the exact solution for their need.

We are located in Philadelphia, Pa where all materials and services that we use to produce our furniture are sourced with in 50 miles of the city, building a team of local businesses in our respective industry is extremely important to us. Providing, beautiful, unique, quality home furnishings that withstand time and trend is our priority and will remain our priority."

website: www.dnldsn.com

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DNL DSN

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