Featured Artisan: Mark Brandon / Destined Goods

Mark Brandon makes small scale production drinkware, integrating his technical background with contemporary design. He works with natural elements such as ceramic, metals and leather, which allow him to create sharp and precise lines in the forms of his work.  From concept to design to the manufacturing process, this line is Philly made, through and… Read More Featured Artisan: Mark Brandon / Destined Goods

Featured Artist: Danny Simmons

Age: 62 Hometown:    NYC Job description:   artist Select links: http://www.dannysimmonsarts.com/ Bio: Danny Simmons, Jr., is an American abstract painter from Queens, NY. Simmons brings an equal passion to the written word, thanks to his father, also an outstanding poet. The elder Simmons’ example during a time of racial strife and social upheaval impressed upon Danny the importance… Read More Featured Artist: Danny Simmons

HVNTER GVTHERER

HVNTER GVTHERER offers contemporary accessories crafted from precious and non-precious materials. Ranging from staples to statement pieces in a palette of rich blacks, muted grays, and weathered metallics, HVNTER GVTHERER’s line is diverse in form and designed to complement a variety of tastes and lifestyles. The handcrafted process leaves a landscape of unique imperfections on the surface of each piece that change subtly over time and reveal a distinctive, inner beauty.… Read More HVNTER GVTHERER

Featured Artist: Nicole Hope Matthews

When I began working with light painting, I could not have predicted it would lead me to the self-portrait narratives through which I express myself today. I began using this technique on still lifes until the spring of 2006 when my grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After I returned home from the hospital, I found myself alone in my West Philadelphia apartment and this time when I took out my camera, I decided to turn it on myself. I have continued to create self-portraits to portray various stages in my life over the years.
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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