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Archives Alchemy: the Art of the Dumpster Divers

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Yo part of me is heading back to Philly!

I will have an assemblage piece in Archives Alchemy: The Art of the Dumpster Divers, Opening Reception: January 10th, 5:00 – 7:30pm
Artwork will be displayed from Jan. 10 – April 24, 2014.
Gallery Hours listed below. Location: National Archives at Philadelphia, 900 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4292
It is a Federal building so bring your photo IDs.

Very excited about this show. Basic premise was to have all of the Divers who wanted to participate, choose from items the Archives would otherwise have trashed and use these as the principle supplies to make some art.

Read more about the exhibit here: http://brewermultimedia.com/archives-alchemy/

Hope some of my Philly friends will make it to the show.

Great way to start the new year!

Thanks to my love Colette Dinneen for supporting me with love and time to make some art again!!!!

Here's more info on the exhibit:

Please join us for the opening reception of “Archives Alchemy: the Art of the Dumpster Divers” on Friday January 10th, 5 – 7:30pm. at the National Archives of Philadelphia 900 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107-4292. ( Please remember to bring a photo ID for admission into this Federal Building.)

The National Archives at Philadelphia had miles of microfilm and piles of deteriorating materials, doomed for the dumpster. They called the Dumpster Divers and asked us to make art from their castoffs.

The show runs from January 10 – April 24, 2014. Gallery Hours of Operation: M-F: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm. Second Saturday of each month: 8 am - 4 pm. Call 215-606-0101 for information

The Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia are a group of over 40 found object artists, their artwork as diverse as the group and materials used. They were officially recognized with a 2012 City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Tribute for “helping to raise the consciousness of art lovers and heightened awareness of taking a creative approach to support a more sustainable city, country and world.”

Now, the National Archives has preserved the past by passing outdated materials on to the Dumpster Diver artists. “Archives Alchemy: The Art of the Dumpster Divers” reminds us that objects have stories to tell, even those destined for the trash. This is very special trash with stories to tell!


National Archives at Philadelphia
900 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-4292



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