In our last post, we told you about “DUMPSTER DIVERSions”, our 25th anniversary pop-up exhibit by 46 members of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, that predictably unpredictable band of found-object artists and their painter/photographer/performance artist friends….
Some of the more than 125 works you’ll find behind our purple door.
TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH
Based on the encouraging feedback we’ve received in our first two weeks (hey, we can never predict what will happen when we schedule one of our unlikely projects!), we’ve extended the exhibit to Saturday, Nov. 4.
Collage, fiber and found-object art by Eva Aanya Preston, Ellen Sall, I. George Bilyk, Burnell Yow! and Bruce Gast
Our free South Philadelphia exhibit at 1548 E. Passyunk Avenue (Tasker Street corner) will now be open every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 4 from 6-9 pm.
We’ll also be open Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-5 pm to celebrate East Passyunk Avenue’s annual Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday.
And, yes, we’ll flip off the overhead lights so you can enjoy the full effect of the Divers’ multi-colored light sculptures.
As described last time, our 26 windows bordering East Passyunk Avenue’s singing fountain are also filled with smiling portraits of Dumpster Divers and their art, and we’ll light them daily through Nov. 4….
The new view from our windows: Leo Sewell, Harry Anderson and Eva Aanya Preston have been Divers since 1992, the group’s first year.
Want to see more Dumpster Diver art now? Check out our Unexpected Philadelphia website, where you’ll find a 25th anniversary photo directory featuring 47 Divers….
Clockwise from top left: Work by Dr. Photon, Joanne Hoffman, I. George Bilyk, and Taji Ra’oof Nahl.
Simply click here (Part 1) or here (Part 2) to start the tour. Then click on any thumbnail-sized image to page through larger versions of all the photos in alphabetical order by Diver name.
You can also take photo tours of 15 creative Dumpster Diver homes and studios.
….AND THE REAL THING
So, join us on any Friday or Saturday night through Nov. 4 from 6-9 pm, or on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-5 pm.
Or send an email if you’d like to visit at another time with a class or art group, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
The pop-up crowd at 1548 E. Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia
Driving in? Check out the end of our our last blog post for transportation and parking tips on East Passyunk Avenue’s busy restaurant row.
Kate & Dave