Philadelphia warehouse makes the transition to its next incarnation: from textile factory to art community.
From 1865 to 2005 Globe Dye Works in Frankford was the primary yarn dyeing facility in Philadelphia. Now under new ownership, the Globe buildings have begun their new life as a compound for busy, creative people. Its first art exhibition “Globe Dye Works: Layers” will premier Saturday, May 9th to showcase some of Philadelphia’s best established and emerging artists. Open to the public, a reception with the artists is being held Saturday, May 9th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. The exhibit runs through June 7th by appointment only. Curated by Philadelphia artist Veronica Scarpellino, “Globe Dye Works : Layers” will bring together 13 artists to celebrate the transition of the Globe Dye Works building into its next incarnation. Artist Maria Anasazi, a recent Philadelphia transplant from Greece, will headline the exhibit with delicate sculptures created from antique and discarded books. Anasazi is a prolific artist who has shown her work extensively across the country and has received numerous awards and accolades. Anasazi will be joined in the main gallery by other established artists Steven Earl Weber, Kiki Gaffney and Pete Checchia. Together their artwork will pay homage to the past as it meets the present, in unison with the space around them. The exhibition continues upstairs in two other exhibit rooms, featuring the works of Candace Karch and Joshua Erb, Romy Scheroder, Ron Johnson, Justin Coffin, Deb Imler and Allen Spencer, James Oliver and Peter Stanfield.
Join the partners of Globe Dye Works in this celebration on Saturday, May 9th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.