Monday, June 17, 2013

Expand Your Horizons: 4 Fab Things to Do Right NOW in NJ/Philly

I am all about having fabulous new experiences, chilling in new settings, and meeting interesting people. Here are my picks to help you get this summer started with that on your agenda:


When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 6pm

What: Enner Beauty Art Reception @ The Renaissance-Newark Airport

Where: The Renaissance Hotel, 1000 Spring Street, Elizabeth NJ 07201

View and celebrate the work of Abstract Expressionist Anthony Boone exhibited in the chic setting of The Renaissance Hotel-Newark Airport.

The complimentary food and drinks served will be centered around Newark-themed cuisine with Spanish, Portuguese, Caribbean, and South American specialties while the evening's highlights will center around a gallery exhibit by Anthony E. Boone, a self-taught abstract expressionist and mixed media artist, as well as music by a flamenco guitarist.




When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 7pm

What: Film Screening At Vivant Art Gallery 

Where: 60 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

This event is part of Vivant Art Gallery's monthly Season of the Arts Summer Series.
Co-Presenter ReelBlack Films
Waste Land directed by Lucy Walker starring renowned artist Vik Muniz

Synopsis: Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.



WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2013 10am -5pm 

WHAT: Handy Chic DIY Upholstery Workshop (Beginners) 

WHERE: Syndicated Media Studios, Philadelphia PA



WHEN: Every 3rd Thursday June 20th until Sept 19th 6-9pm

WHERE:  Race Street Pier, Columbus Boulevard and Race Street

WHAT: Third Thursdays FREE Live and Local Music at Race Street Pier 

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Get out, have a blast! Happy Summer!

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