Friday, August 23rd 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$16/ Students & Seniors
Send the summer out right with our August Twilight in the Gardens! This month will feature a live performance by John Gilbride and a polymer clay activity with Teaching Artist Erica Hemler!
Performer John Gilbride made the move from Scranton, PA, to the City of Brotherly Love in 2010. After discovering the wealth of music, art and creativity Philadelphia had to offer, he never looked back. His songs are heartfelt and true. His music is a blend of Progressive Rock and Folk. From street corners, to open mics, bars, restaurants, live music venues, backyards, beaches and beyond along the East Coast, John has made it his mission to use the gift of music to help others smile, sing, dance and simply share the experience of joy that music brings.
This month’s Teaching Artist Erica Hemler is deeply inspired by the ability of creative power to heal the human spirit. She is interested in investigating the mind- matter connection through sculpture and installation, specifically within these healing contexts.
For August’s hands-on activity, Hemler explores the idea that humans are creatures of habit, and though these patterns of practice shape us, with attention we can manipulate them to help us live as our best selves. She will help visitors make hand-held objects from patterned polymer clay tiles, symbolizing the power we are able to hold over ourselves and our ability to manipulate our habit patterns.
Visitors also have the chance to learn more about PMG through fun, casual mini-tours of the space and can check out Justin Tyner: Light as Memory: Recollections through Stained Glass in our galleries.
Twilight in the Gardens is a BYOBBS event (Bring Your Own Booze, Blanket, and Snacks), and guests are encouraged to relax and picnic in the space.
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Make polymer clay objects with Erica Hemler
7:30, 9:05, & 9:30 PM – Mini Tours of PMG’s mosaicked basement
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Live Performance by John Gilbride