Featured Artist: Emily Blei Hracho

Age: 22 Hometown: Reading, PA Current town: Philadelphia, PA Job description: Working Artist   Bio: Emily Blei Hracho is a third generation artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She concentrated in Fiber and Material Studies at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Her use of traditional techniques such as sewing and construction, loom weaving,… Read More Featured Artist: Emily Blei Hracho

Featured Artist: Scott Bickmore

For the last 4 or 5 years Scott Bickmore has generated and organized several conceptually and collaboratively driven projects like The Monochromes Project, Bifocal Magazine, Braille-Embroidered Bracelets, The Bluebird of Happiness, ll Lincoln-Line ll, recordbooks, The Sewing Circle of Philadelphia, and PET. He is a teaching artist and works with outreach based organizations including the Mural Arts Program, Fleisher Art Memorial and Art Sanctuary. He recently directed the painting of props and backdrops for the Mummers Fancy Brigade Group, The South Philly Vikings, which were featured on channel 17 at the Convention Center. This Spring he will be starting a project in collaboration with the Philadelphia Opera, repurposing the musical Show Boat into a contemporary hip hop opera.… Read More Featured Artist: Scott Bickmore

Featured Artist: Rita Summers

Artist’s statement: “art is like breathing to me life and thoughts impressed on paper, cloth, the air fleeting sounds and images captured before they escape forever” Age: 58 Hometown: Holland Marsh, Ontario, Canada Current town: St Marys, Tasmania, Australia Job description: Gallery owner/operator; artist; teacher Upcoming projects: textile art postcards (see blog); drawings for fabric… Read More Featured Artist: Rita Summers

Marie Elcin

Describe your work. I’m a fiber artist working primarily in embroidery, but I also like to incorporate screen-printing and other surface design techniques into my work. I’m very inspired by the urban environment and landscape, along with interesting perspective viewpoints like aerials or panoramas. Lately I’m very into the panorama format, which forces the viewer… Read More Marie Elcin