Thursday, May 26, 2011

METAMORPHOSIS: Have you ever seen 1000 butterflies in 1 place?

" is an incredible installation and a great concept done for the first time ever in installation of thousands of butterflies in the color spectrum throughout Philadelphia. The installation launches June 1st and is up until July 28th. it will be installed in all of these locations at all times : Bus Stop Boutique, Carmelita Couture, Vintage Wine Bar and the historic Head House Shambles. The main purpose of this installation make people move through 3 different locations of Philadelphia: Queens Village, Old City, Midtown Village and Society Hill.
All of the buterflies are cut out by hand by Conrad Booker, an incredible local artist, and are made out of recycled fashion magazines and recycled soda cans. They are elaborate and just purely beautiful."~Curator Zivile Pupinyte

Opening receptions with specialty cocktails sponsored by Absolute Vodka and conversations with the artist will be held on the following dates:

  • June 1, 2011
            ‘Mourning Cloak’
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
BUS STOP Boutique
750 S. 4th st. Philadelphia

  • June 8, 2011
            ‘Scarlet Jezebel’
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Carmelita Couture
17 N. 3rd st. Philadelphia

  • June 15, 2011
            ‘Blue Doctor’
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Vintage Wine Bar
129 S. 13th st. Philadelphia

Closing reception: July 28, 2011 @ Headhouse Square Shambles. Begins at 5:30PM, 2nd & Lombard Streets, Philadelphia PA.

Curated by Zivile Pupinyte

About the artist:

Conrad Booker - Booker is an architect/designer with more than 20 years experience as creative director for a local architecture and interior design firm. He also assists antique textile pillow designer MaryJane McCarthy, whose pillows can be found in high-end stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Takashimya and Bloomingdales. A Queen Village resident, Booker combines his architecture and design experience to create new conceptual pieces of artwork that use common materials in an unusual way. Booker is donating the tabs from the cans he uses to a local charity.

For more information on the artist contact Conrad Booker @ 610 416 8688,

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