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‘Shaping Minds: Philadelphia’s Clay Mentors’ on the Intersection of Art and Therapy — a Symposium and Expert Lectures

Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will join forces with The Clay Studio, a nonprofit educational institution, gallery and studio dedicated to teaching, creating, supporting and promoting the ceramic arts — to curate an exhibition celebrating the work of ceramic educators in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Teaching artists will display various works that exemplify the wide range of ceramic artwork within the region. The exhibition will be open Tuesday-Saturday, from noon-5 p.m. and run from June 28-Aug. 13.

The site-specific pop-up skate park installation features an immersive, motion responsive projection.

Drexel Gallery Transforms into Motion Responsive Pop-Up Skateboard Park

There might not be any more skateboarding at LOVE Park, but skaters will now be welcome at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.) in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, thanks to a new exhibition opening this spring. Philly Radness: An Interactive Pop-Up Skatepark, a site-specific pop-up skate park installation featuring an immersive, sound and motion responsive projection, will transform the Gallery into a skateboarding oasis from April 5 – May 22.

Jesse Krimes' Deus ex Machina exhibition will be on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery through March 13. Photo credit: Sarah Bloom.

Musical Performances, Readings and Film Screenings to Take Place Against Backdrop of Sculpture Show

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Annex (3401 Filbert St.) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has become a hub for exhibitions and arts-related events of all kinds. This winter is no exception, with events ranging from musical and dance performances to readings and film screenings – most of which are free and open to the public – alongside the current exhibition of works by Jesse Krimes, the Philadelphia artist’s first solo show since returning from prison, which is on display until March 13.

Using man-made and natural systems of containment such as birdcages and beehives, Krimes plays with shifting sightlines to create disorienting experiences that reference authoritarian institutions.

Philadelphia Artist Jesse Krimes’ First Solo Exhibition of New Work Since Returning from Prison on Display at Drexel

Best known for creating a 39-panel mural out of bed sheets while serving a six-year prison sentence, Philadelphia-based artist Jesse Krimes will open Deus ex Machina, an exhibition of new work at Drexel University on Jan. 12. The exhibition will be on display through March 13 at Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

One Month Left to See Immortal Beauty Exhibition of Rare Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

Only one month remains to see Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

Immortal Beauty Exhibition Displays Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

From a fragment of 16th century Italian velvet to an evening dress by New York designer Alexander Wang from 2012, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will trace the arc of fashion history over the course of more than three centuries.
A piece from Lauren Fensterstock's “Forays and Follies”

Forays and Follies Presents the Dark and Romantic World of Lauren Fensterstock

The latest exhibit in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will be open from July 17 to August 28.
Ray Bartkus' Titanikas Balance.

Only Three Weeks Remain to see Exhibit  by Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus at Drexel

Only three weeks remain to see the “enormous, beautifully detailed figurative paintings and three-dimensional installations” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of Storylines, an exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, featuring the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, May 24. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“Escaped Infrastructure” at Canal View Park. Photo credit: Thoughtbarn, courtesy of the Mural Arts Program.

Creative Placemaking and Plans for Reimagining Bartram’s Mile: A Public Forum at Drexel

On Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., a public lecture and forum, “Making Place by Building Civic Stewardship & Public Art-Making” will take place in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. Three panelists will give presentations about their work as it relates to creative placemaking, civic stewardship, social equity, public art and environmental infrastructure.
A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”).

Poets Create ‘Verbal Sculptures’ Inspired by Tire Exhibition

Amid large-scale sculptures made from recycled tires by contemporary American sculptor and printmaker Chakaia Booker, local poets will create poems, or ‘verbal sculptures,’ inspired by the themes of the artwork at Drexel University during Black History Month.
A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”).

Used Tires Become Beautiful Sculptures

The newest exhibit at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery uses old, cut tires to form sculptures which explore topics like race and gender in a way The New York Times describes as "pure poetry."
An exhibition of works by Bill Walton is on display at Drexel through Dec. 5.

Only Three Weeks Remain to See an Exhibition of Works by Beloved Late Philadelphia Artist Bill Walton at Drexel

Only three weeks remain to see Drexel University’s “Bill Walton, artist to artist,” exhibition, which was called “a particularly haunting and lovely tribute to Walton through some friends who knew him best” in a review by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The exhibition is currently on display in the URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.), part of Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, through Friday, Dec. 5. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.