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Second Thursday at NextFab: POST Preview Party
October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for this special Second Thursday event, featuring artist Maria Schneider and POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) Preview Party at NextFab. Multi-disciplinary artist, her work is characterized by graphic simplicity and conceptual undertones. As a member of NextFab, she works with lasers, LED lighting, and other technologies, which she incorporates into her artistic practice. In her new work, she creates layering photography and lasers to create mystical landscapes of color and shapes. She will be demoing her process of combining laser cutting and painting and answering questions about her work.
Be sure to swing by 1800 N. American Street on October 23rd as part of the official POST, and check out NextFab studio spaces, the Center for Creative Works, and the Resource Exchange. Come by the Center for Creative Works for their opening reception of an amazing Halloween-themed immersive exhibition/performance with one of their artists David Schmuckler.
Rolling tours of NextFab will be available, and light drinks and refreshments will be served.
What are Second Thursdays?
For 17 years, the Crane Arts Building has hosted monthly art exhibitions, performances, and openings on the Second Thursday of every month. Similar to First Fridays in Old City, but not wanting to compete, Second Thursdays was created to highlight the creative community of the North Philadelphia neighborhood – and well it stuck!
American St. is becoming a booming street for artists, makers, and creatives of all types, and we invite you to come out to be a part of this. Between the Crane Arts Building and the Clay Studio, the NextFab building at 1800 North houses eight businesses that will also be opening their doors on the second Thursday of every month. At 1800 N. American St. the creative work ranges from restoring historic neon, sourcing salvaged materials, empowering artists, building bicycles, supporting artisan businesses, a gorgeous floral market, and a restaurant mixing up amazing cocktails. All are welcome to this open house-style event!