Street Road at 5 years: an expanding, participatory exhibition
Nov 12, 2016 - April 22, 2017
Opening reception: December 8; 4-7pm
Main reception: Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017, 1-7pm
Three related workshops will be held, see info and dates below left
To Participate: Visit (in person or by Skype), call us on (610) 869-4712, or email us.
back, forth WORKSHOPS
1. COMMUNITY AND SITE
Sunday, February 26th, 10am - 10:30am
New Moon Blessing @ Street Road
Sasha writes: 'The new moon is a time where the energies of the sun and the moon support new intentions. In the current cultural and political climate, I am concerned about the future as it relates to art and as it relates to women. Street Road experimental artist space's unwavering spirit of inclusion and constant inquiry into the use of land is important to me.
I am offering a new moon ritual on the new moon of February 2017. With the intention of anchoring the beauty of art and inquiry at Street Road, I will offer tobacco on the property, use the ho'oponopono blessing and smudge the perimeter with Cedar to clear the sacred space and bring vision of the bright future.'
2. ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Saturday, April 22nd, 1-3pm @ Street Road
Sarah Alderman, Bypassed project, Coatesville, PA
Kaori Homma by Skype from London, Art Action UK, Fukushima Residency
3. COMMUNITY AND CONNECTING
Sunday, April 23rd, 3-4:30pm @ THE LATVIAN SOCIETY, Philadelphia, PA
David A. Parker
Christianna Potter Hannum
For our five-year anniversary, back, forth examines ways independent art spaces make connections amongst a multiplicity of communities. The exhibition traces threads of artistic and social influence connected to our past programming, and seeks to widen Street Road's networks of relationships as we look to the future.
Participants in our past projects - artists and audiences - have voiced appreciation for our forum for the exchange of ideas, a space that is at once rooted in our local landscape, but that also fosters connections amongst the local, the regional, the nearby urban, the global.
The exhibition starts with 9 works previously presented in earlier exhibitions. These have been selected to present a sense of the breadth of projects we've featured and also because they engage in a close way with Street Road's core subject - examining received ideas about land use, property, and ownership.
These serve as Anchor Points for responses and new contributions to this exhibition:
Events, visiting, participating
Our MAIN reception for back, forth will be held at the end of the exhibition, a celebration of new connections made, new relationships forged, on April 22nd, 2017.
Key to anchor works.