Tuesday, December 9, 2008

works by Nora Hiriart, "Small" Curator: "Venus" and "From the basement of the museum"

See more works from "Small But Unexpected" at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/midwives_collective_and_gallery/sets/72157610960670536/

12/13/08 Closing Reception: "Small But Unexpected"

A photographer friend of mine from the girl scout days, Caitlin Ryan, took a bunch of amazing photographs at the "Small But Unexpected" opening reception on Dec. 5th. The show has been extended to Sunday, Dec. 14th and there are 2 more opportunities to see the show that weekend:

Sat., Dec. 13th, noon-10PM:

The gallery is open at noon - 10PM, with closing reception starting at 6PM. Live music by MFM (Morose Freak Machine) at 8PM with dance/movement performance by M. D'Agostino. From about noon-5PM there will also be art & craft vendors throughout the building and a Holiday Bazaar in the yoga studio on the 3rd floor of the building. Refreshments will be served.

Sun., Dec. 14th, noon-5PM:

Last day of "Small But Unexpected", gallery hours from noon to 5PM.

We hope you can come to see the show before it comes down. It's a beautiful collection of small works, many of which would make unique and affordable holiday gifts.

Happy Holidays,

<3 The Midwives Collective & Gallery

Monday, November 10, 2008

Small but Unexpected

Hi all,
One of our members, Nora Hiriart, has put together a particularly interesting show that's opening this Friday (Nov. 14th) entitled "Small but Unexpected". I personally think this show is uncommonly beautiful and encourage you all to share in it.

Nora has a special perspective that comes from being a transplant from Mexico in our American world. She's never lost that perspective of someone who simultaneously looking from the outside in and the inside out. It is this trait that I believe pushes her to explore the works produced by many cultures and her drive to create a space in which cultures create an understanding. In her show, "Small but Unexpected" the pieces are typically of small scale or have aspects to them that are small, but impact the piece and the viewer in a big way. There is a trading of nuances achieved when viewing the show as a whole: you can see the big picture of pieces or movements within pieces so small.

The works featured are from a myriad of artist; local as well as special participants from Mexico and Japan. The pieces from Japan are on loan from the Keisho Art Association in Japan. While I've not entirely grasped what Keisho is exactly about, I feel so much when I look at the pieces they've shared with us, as I do the works from the other artists in this show.

Hope to see you there!

Small But Unexpected
November 14 - December 5, 2008

Opening Reception:
Friday
November 14, 2008 ; 6pm-10pm

The Midwives Collective & Gallery,
1241 Carpenter St., 2nd floor, suite 2,
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Gallery Hours:
Saturdays: Noon - 5pm or by appointment.

Please email themwc@gmail.com with questions or to schedule an appointment.

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1241 Carpenter Street, 2nd Fl., Ste. 2
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Dr. Sketchy's Oct. 25th Bonus Session at Midwives Gallery

Hello all!
Saturday we hosted the Oct. 25th Bonus session of Dr. Sketchy's Philly. This was the third and final Dr. Sketchy's Philly event for this October in celebration of their one year anniversary! If you're not familiar with Dr. Sketchy's Philly, take a moment to check out their blog. Thanks to everyone who came out! You can check out photos from this event on our Flickr page. All photos are courtesy of Brendan McTear.

Thanks!
Midwives Collective

Thursday, October 23, 2008

THIS Saturday we're hosting the 2nd Session of Dr. Sketchy's Philly!


excerpt graphic: www. nicolablack. com


Just one more event in our month long 1 year anniversary celebration! Be sure to get your tickets for this special second session of Dr. Sketchy's Philly! Featuring the lovely and talented Colleen Joy, who will be modeling while suspended on her trapeze hoop, this session will be set in the more intimate Midwives Gallery in South Philly.


Please join us:
Saturday October 25th 7-10PM (doors open at 6:30PM)
Midwives Collective Gallery
1241 Carpenter Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 2
Philadelphia, PA.


Dr.
Sketchy's Philadelphia is brought to you by Nicola Black Design, L. L. C. and The Midwives Collective.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

SPECIAL 2nd Dr. Sketchy's Session @ Midwives Gallery!

Special second Dr Sketchy's session!
NEXT SATURDAY, October 25, 2008 (7-10PM)
@ The Midwives Collective and Gallery
1241 Carpenter St., 2nd floor, suite 2, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Presenters and directors of Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia, Nicola Black of Nicola Black Design, L.L.C. and Elizabeth Smith of The Midwives Collective & Gallery, invite you into the brand new gallery space of The Midwives Collective. This will be a very intimate session and tickets are limited. First come, first served! The model Colleen Joy, will be hanging from her trapeze hoop for your drawing enjoyment! So be sure to get your tickets
$12.00 - $20.00
To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/45361
For more info, visit http://www.drsketchyphilly.blogspot.com/

1st Annual Dr. Sketchy's Philly Art Show

Wow. What a show!
As just one of the THREE events that Dr. Sketchy's Philly has put together for their anniversary month, we Midwives are so delighted to have been able to put together the art show for Dr. Sketchy's. It is beautiful! Do please check it out. We're open every Saturday, from noon to 5pm. And if you can't make it during those hours, email themwc@gmail.com to set up an appointment.
Also, be sure to check out Dr. Sketchy's Philly (www.drsketchyphilly.blogspot.com) and join us for all their awesome and fun events!

<3 Midwives

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

1st Annual Dr. Sketchy's Philly Art Show. Plus Other Great Events for October!

Dr. Sketchy's Philadelphia is celebrating their one year anniversary October 2008! To mark this grand event, Nicola Black Design, L.L.C. (http://www.nicolablack.com/) and The Midwives Collective and Gallery (http://www.midwivescollective.com/), presenters and directors of Dr. Sketchy's Philly, will be celebrating the whole month of October by hosting many off the wall events!


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A list of 4 things in store for October!!!


1) 1st Annual Dr. Sketchy's Philly Art Show


Opening Reception: October 10, 2008 ; 6pm-10pm


The Midwives Collective & Gallery, 1241 Carpenter St., 2nd floor, suite 2, Philadelphia, PA 19147


This months Exhibition with be works from Dr. Sketchy's sessions from their frequent "Art-Monkeys." Enjoy the smokey voice of sultry songstress, Cherry Bomb as she sets the mood with lounge tunes. Enjoy a cocktail and look upon the lovely Lulu Lollipop's costume designs. Both ladies are performers with The Peek-A -Boo Revue as well as Dr. Sketchy's models. This art show will be one you're not going to forget.

Show hangs from 10/10/2008 – 10/31/2008


Gallery Hours: Saturdays: Noon - 5pm or by appointment.


Please email themwc@gmail.com or call 484.919.3466 to schedule an appointment.


2) Regular Dr Sketchy's session featuring models from The Peek-A-Boo Revue and special guest Molly Crabapple!


October 17, 2008 (7-9PM) @ The Sanctuary at Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA


Dr Sketchy's regular session features 2008 Miss Exotic World winners : The Peek-A-Boo Revue! Also special guest, Molly Crabapple, creator of Dr. Sketchy's (with over 60 branches worldwide) and Brooklyn branch director, will be making a special appearance and co-hosting the event. She will also be doing a book signing of her Dr. Sketchys Rainy Day Colouring Book!


Come dressed in your best Halloween/Masquerade costume to celebrate!


From 9-11pm Dr Sketchy's and you will celebrate with music, games prizes and drinks. There will be a costume contest, so where your best Halloween/masquerade costume!


To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/45361


3) Special second Dr Sketchy's session!
October 25, 2008 (7-10PM) @ The Midwives Collective and Gallery, 1241 Carpenter St., 2nd floor, suite 2, Philadelphia, PA 19147.


Presenters and directors of Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia, Nicola Black of Nicola Black Design, L.L.C. and Elizabeth Smith of The Midwives Collective & Gallery, invite you into the brand new gallery space of The Midwives Collective. This will be a very intimate session and tickets are limited. First come, first served! The model Colleen Joy, will be hanging from her trapeze hoop for your drawing enjoyment! So be sure to get your tickets
$12.00 - $20.00
To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/45361
For more info, visit http://www.drsketchyphilly.blogspot.com/

Heart,

The Midwives Collective



Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Last Chance! Organic Machines show is nearly over!

Hello all!
Our premier show at our new gallery in South Philly is nearly at an end. So before the works of Lauren Albert, Catherine Badger and Torie Senseny go home to their creators, please stop by! We'll be open Saturday, from noon-5pm. See you there!

Midwives Collective

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Open Saturdays for your visual enjoyment!

Strolling along on a glorious Autumnal Saturday? Wondering what you could do that would enrich your day?

Come visit us!
Midwives Gallery
1241 Carpenter St., 2nd floor, suite 2
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Our current show, Organic Machines, is up through October 4th. It features incredible works by recent Moore graduates Lauren Albert, Torie Senseny an Catherine Badger. This is a show full of color, texture, psychdelia and playfulness expressed through sculpture, painting, drawing, printing, video animation and an on-site drawing installation by all three artists.

Celebrate these young up-and-coming artists in our new gallery space. If you'd been to our old space at 733 Sansom, then you'll agree that 1241 Carpenter is greatly improved!
See you there!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Midwives Collective's mini-gallery

Hello all! In addition to us running a space and searching out talented and up-and-coming artists, we Midwives are each artists in our own right. For each show we present in our big gallery space, we will be featuring a small collection of our own pieces in our "mini-gallery" in our office. The door is always open and often the works there will coordinate with the main attraction. So next time you visit us, take a moment to look at what we've been up to in our individual endeavors and get to know us as artists as well!

Thank you!
The Midwives Collective

DigPhilly.com interviews Lauren Albert about her work in "Organic Machines"

Check out Lauren's interview on DigPhilly.com! She's just one of the three incredible artists featured in our grand opening show "Organic Machines". The gallery is open each and every Saturday, from noon to 5pm. We're located at 1241 Carpenter St., 2nd floor, suite 2, Philadelphia, 19147. Be sure to check out photos from our opening from September 12th! Thank you!

Below is Lauren Albert's video animation The Knife: "Like a Pen" video:


Thank you!
Midwives Collective & Gallery

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Come and Celebrate our GRAND OPENING RECEPTION!!!!!

The Midwives Collective & Gallery
presents their Grand Opening Celebration featuring:

Organic Machines
Recent works by Emerging Artists:
Lauren Albert
Torie Senseny
Catherine Badger

September 12th - October 4th
Grand Opening Reception:
Friday, September 12th, from 6pm-10pm

The Midwives Collective & Gallery is located at:
1241 Carpenter St., Second Floor, Suite #2
Gallery Hours: Saturday NOON-5pm
Or by appointment

Contact info:
Email: themwc@gmail.com
Myspace: www.myspace.com/themwc
Website: www.midwivescollective.com


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We are thrilled to announce that in May 2008 we moved into our spacious new gallery in South Philadelphia!
Lauren, Torie and Catherine are '08 graduates of Philadelphia's Moore College of Art & Design. They are the first recipients of the first-annual Midwives Collective & Gallery Exhibition Award. Organic Machines will be our premier exhibition to help celebrate our Grand Opening in September.

Through painting, drawing, video animation and sculpture, these three artists have created their own self-contained worlds that are burdended with the mechanics of their own existences. However, through discovering relationships between nature and machine as well as encountering rhythmic images, the viewer can find solace through the feel of organic movement.