A Landscape Love Affair opens this Friday, February 11th at the Philadelphia Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is a Philly landmark – it is the circular one story building with windows all around at the corner of 16th St. and JFK. Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture marks this spot which is also known as “Love Park”.
This pre-Valentine’s Day reception (from 6 – 8pm) extends the LOVE theme by serving two favorite lovers’ treats – wine and chocolate. Bring your sweetheart and stop by for a rocking happy hour event. (If the Welcome Center’s rockin’, don’t bother knockin’! Just come on in through the revolving doors!)
We Philadelphians are lucky to have Fairmount Park both for its beauty and its recreational opportunities. It is the largest inner city park in the country. The work in this show is inspired by Fairmount Park in all its meandering manifestations. The Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens inspired book-maker and artist Diana Trout; the Federal style Mansion built in 1800 atop Lemon Hill is depicted in both Megan Greenholt and Carole Loeffler’s mixed media pieces. My own paintings were born from a walk I took on a cold, Winter’s afternoon along Forbidden Drive (holding hands with my own sweetheart) where the reflection of the sky and landscape in the waters of Wissahickon Creek became one with the actual sky and landscape.
Here is a sampling of the some of the art on exhibit in this show. To purchase, please contact Jana Hager, Marketing and Promotions Assistant, 215.683.0247, firstname.lastname@example.org.