- Arts and Drafts at Tattooed Mom
March 31, 2014
Monday, March 31, 20146:00 - 9:00 PMTattooed Mom, 530 South StreetUsher in spring and join us at Tattooed Mom for drink specials, food, and free adult-centered art activities on Monday, March 31, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM! Indulge your creativity and chat with friends and PMG staff, all while enjoying a half-off draft! 25% of food and drink sales will go towards PMG's ART/GAGE initiative, so be sure to fill up on T-Mom’s delicious menu!Art Activities - 6:00 - 9:00 PMHalf-off Draft Beer - 6:00 - 7:00 PMCome out and support a local business and a nonprofit at the same time!
- Zagar 75th Birthday Celebration
March 16, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 20141:00 - 4:00 PMFREE with admissionJoin us in honoring the 75th birthday of PMG founding artist Isaiah Zagar this month! Get a chance to view Zagar's private studio and chat with the birthday boy himself. You can ask him about his early days as an artist, his influence on the South Street Renaissance, or just how he created Philadelphia's Magic Gardens! You can also leave him a special birthday message, and enjoy a sweet treat in celebration. Hope to see you there!
- Shattering Expectations Mosaic Exhibition
March 7, 2014 - April 20, 2014Friday, March 7 - Sunday, April 20, 2014FREE Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 is an exhibition that will be hosted at PMG in partnership with the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (MSoP). The show will offer a look at a group of the region’s most accomplished mosaicists, offering groundbreaking approaches to mosaic. Works will be selected by Nancie Mills Pipgras, an internationally-acclaimed mosaic publisher and author.The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (MSoP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of and appreciation for the practice of mosaic art in the Philadelphia area. Through community outreach, education, and a strong membership base, MSoP is committed to helping artists in the region explore the growing art of mosaics.The exhibition will be held from Friday, March 7 – Sunday, April 20, 2014, with a free public reception for the grand unveiling on Friday, March 7, from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. The reception falls on a Philadelphia "First Friday” (a citywide night that highlights art), which will allow for a diverse crowd of art aficionados to enjoy the featured works.Visit our exhibitions page for a list of the selected artists!
- Love is in the Air
Upcoming Date Night Tours:$12/Members, $15/Non-MembersThursday, April 10, 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 22, 6:00 PM
Thursday, June 19, 6:00 PM
Come visit PMG for a special tour catered for couples, complete with complimentary wine and lit by romantic candlelight!
Guests will learn about the love story between founding artist Isaiah Zagar and his wife Julia, and explore our glittering labyrinth to discover the many symbols of love (and sex!) hidden around the gardens. Couples will also get to view our galleries and special mosaicked basement, which is not open to the general public!Tours are approximately an hour long. Tickets include wine. Must be 21 or older to attend. Reservations are required. Please call 215-733-0390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
- Joel Garcia Paper-Mache Workshop
Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 119:30 - 11:30 AMFREE for PMG Educator Members
Create your own papier-mâché figurine with the renowned Joel Garcia, an artist whose work will be featured throughout PMG April 25-June 8. Garcia will be traveling from Mexico City to teach this traditional craft to a handful of lucky educators through a special scholarship-funded workshop. Participants will learn Garcia’s techniques and create their own papier-mâché project from start to finish during the two-day workshop.
Garcia has been featured in galleries and museums throughout Mexico and the United States, and his creations are among the collections of Philadelphia folk art aficionados. Garcia follows the centuries-oldtradition of creating papier-mâché figures that are both ceremonial and decorative. His pieces incorporate a variety ofsculpture techniques that include molds, wire armatures, and miniature assemblages.
To participate, you must be a practicing educator and need to fill out a simple application to describe how you will utilize your skills. Applicants must also be current PMG Educator Members – this costs only $20 and grants you unlimited access to PMG for an entire year, as well as many other free or reduced-cost opportunities. All materials are included. Participants must be able to attend both days of instruction. We can take only 10 students for this unique class; good luck!
To apply, click here for the application, and email your completed form and safety waiver to Olivia Edlund at email@example.com. Purchase the Educator’s Membership through our website here.
This workshop is made possible by funds from the Samuel S. Fels Fund, Project Stream (Pennsylvania Council on the Arts), and PECO.