Friday, August 26th 2022
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$20/ Students & Seniors
Proof of Vaccination Required for this Event
Tickets available August 12!
Experience an electrifying evening at Twilight in the Gardens!
Creating a beautiful blend of hip hop beats with the sparkle of a harp musicians Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise will put on a one-of-a-kind performance in our mosaicked courtyard. Over at our art tables Artist Samantha Eusebio will be teaching guests how to make colorful melted crayon creations that can be used as jewelry, keychains, or art for your home! Visitors also have the chance to learn more about PMG through fun, casual self-guided tours of our mosaicked basement, and can check out When the Cracks Deepen: Works by Isaac Scott in our galleries. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket, snacks, and drinks and picnic in our mosaicked labyrinth!
All Twilight events take place at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens at 1020 South Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are available starting August 12. Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS:
Christine Gallagher, MA, MT-BC, LPC “Christine Elise” is classically trained harpist, pianist, and vocalist who has been consecutively touring across North America for the past four years. Studying music therapy at a masters level led her to find a passion for community music therapy. Christine has facilitated group sessions and workshops for professionals and clients in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Jamaica. She is currently an adjunct professor for the music therapy department of Immaculata University College of Graduate Studies and Boyer College of Music and Dance of Temple University.
Award-winning musician Kuf Knotz has been creating rhythms and rhymes since he launched into the Philadelphia music scene. Blending hip-hop poetry with deep grooves of soul and beats sun kissed with the spirit of Lo-Fi & 90’s era vibes , Kuf’s inimitable style focuses on unsubtle spirituality, that, like his music, focus on unity, positivity and creativity. In 2010, Kuf recorded “Boombox Logic,” which was named the year’s best hip hop song by the Independent Music Awards. Kuf has opened for The Roots, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Common, Wyclef Jean, The Wailers, Arrested Development, Josh Ritter and others.
Together, Kuf and Christine’s music explores themes of unity, spirituality and the infinite possibility of creating a better world. They fuse hip-hop poetry with bluesy beats supported by the harp. And, you can dance to it! In 2018, Christine and Kuf founded a community music therapy outreach performance project called Higher Grounds Music, using the power of music, clinical training, and performance experience to foster personal growth. They offer motivational creative arts workshops and performances at various settings such as hospitals, schools and community centers. Their mission is to use the power of music, personal experience and empathetic relation to help individuals grow to meet their fullest potential.
ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTIST:
Samantha Eusebio is a creative Afro-Dominican graphic designer and digital illustrator based in Philadelphia. Eusebio has her Bachelor’s in Art History and my Master’s in Museum Education, and works as a Museum Educator at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. She is very interested in color, shape and line when creating new designs and illustrations. She loves to explore fun, nostalgic, and playful themes that reflect herself and the world around her!
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Make a Melted Crayon Creation with Samantha Eusebio
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Self-Guided Tours of PMG’s mosaicked basement
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Live Performance by Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise