The University’s D’Arrigo Family Gallery will host a group exhibition of works by full members of the 3rd Street Gallery, an artist-run cooperative in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood, from Wednesday, January 10 through Sunday, February 25.
“The work ranges from pieces featuring the written word with a few visuals to more traditional oil paintings,” noted Elynne Rosenfeld, curator of the D’Arrigo Family Gallery. “Some of the art is unconventionally framed – mounted on wood or simply a wool rug hanging,” she added.
In all, there are 18 pieces in the exhibition, including a diptych that came with instructions to hang the second canvas crookedly. As a whole, the 3rd Street Gallery is known for bringing together an eclectic mix of past and new generations of independent artists who are skilled at and work across various media, genres and styles.
An opening reception is slated for Saturday, January 13, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The gallery is located in the Hafter Student Community Center on the Salus campus, 50 Breyer Drive, in Elkins Park. Gallery hours are Monday throughFriday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Rosenfeld’s overarching vision for the gallery is six themed shows per year featuring local artists, all of which run for approximately two months each. The first exhibit in the named gallery began in January 2017, replacing pop-up art shows that were held in the space previously as a result of a positive community response. Themed shows last year included a variety of art work from local artists as well as Salus University faculty, staff and students.
Full members of the 3rd Street Gallery who are exhibiting include: Carol Albrecht, Jasmine Alleger, Priscilla Snow Algava, Atathe Bouton, Edwina Brennan, Connie Cone, Pie DeGirolamo, Nicole Dul, Magdalena Dlias, Kristine Flannery, Jacque Ferretti, Matthew Hall, Conny Parsons, Jean Plough, Bethany Rusen, Keith Sharp, Eli Smith, Demetra Tassiou, and Jacqueline Unanue.