Friday, June 23rd 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$15/ Students & Seniors
Join us for jumping evening of live music and art-making all with in the visionary walls of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens!
Performer the Whiskeyhickon Boys are set to liven up the space with a mashup of genres including quirky originals and spunky blue grass covers of ’70s funk, ’80s glam rock, ’90s hip hop. This energetic group uses a medley of instruments including a ukulele, harmonica, kazoo, bass and a slew of percussion to create their dynamic sound.
Be sure to stop by the activity table to learn about book-making and prints from teaching artist Sam Mera. Mera will help visitors make their own Americana-themed accordion books with special linoleum block prints!
Twilights are designed so that each visitor can decide their own experience. For a more casual evening, pick your favorite spot and set up picnic-style to experience the live music, great people, and surreal environment. If you are feeling adventurous make sure to explore PMG and partake in all of the activities with other culturally driven attendees.
Visitors also have the chance to learn more about PMG through fun, casual mini-tours of the space and can view the temporary exhibition hanging in our galleries. During June’s TIG the featured exhibition will be Interweave: Fabric Works by Folk Artists and Isaiah Zagar. All Twilight in the Gardens evenings are BYOBBS (Bring your own booze, blanket and snacks)!
Tickets are available starting June 9 via our website or by phone (215) 733-0390.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS AND ARTIST:
PERFORMER Whiskeyhickon Boys is local trio whose infectious energy creates a fun and folksy twist to funk, blues, rap, and skat. Their unique mix of genres is rivaled only by their hypnotizing outfits and stage presence.
TEACHING ARTIST Sam Mera, a Colombian native, is an artist and arts educator based in Philadelphia. Mera studied illustration and printmaking at the University of the Arts and since graduating has spent her time exploring different media, including embroidery and book arts. She has also worked with museums throughout Philadelphia to expand the idea of arts education through interactive and arts-based theories.