Opening Reception: Sunday, November 5, 2017. Noon - 3pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, November 5, 2017 , 2:30 pm

Exhibition continues: November 11, 12, 2017 from 11 am-3 pm


Join us in November as the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center celebrates photography with an Open Photography Exhibit. Photographs will include images made by members such as Ron Howard and Leah Macdonald, Karen Elliot and many more. Plus we have invited special guests, Don Camera, Ryan Greenberg, Robert Asman, Julia Lehman and Kevin Martini Fuller. Don Camera is our speaker the the opening reception and he will share insights on his career as a photography historian and collector of vintage photographs. He is going to share many of his vintage pieces from his collection they are mostly landscapes and early examples of idealism. The show opens on November 5, 12-3 pm with Don's special talk at 2:30pm. The show will also be open November 11, 12 from 11 am - 3 pm.

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Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017Manayunk-Roxborough Art CenterPhiladelphia, PA

Art Class 'Fundamentals of Portraiture' with Mateus Costa (see picture) starting this Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm. Six lessons for $120,-! sign up now and make sure you have a spot! more info:

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David Kozinski
· December 13, 2016
I've been a Co-Op member, featured artist (twice), Humanities participant and event host, and most recently, a board member, since 2006. It has been a very gratifying experience. If you are a beginnin...g or emerging visual artist or a writer of fiction, non-fiction or poetry it is a great place to belong! See More

After obtaining a degree in landscape architecture in Korea, Kim came to the USA seven years ago to study painting. She earned her BFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2017. One of her passions is nature and in particular the Sycamore tree. She was dissatisfied with her early efforts to paint realistically, and used design and her enthusiasm to paint her beloved trees. Over time her technique improved, yielding more realism to her subjects, but viewers seemed t...o respond better to her earlier paintings. After reflecting on her work, Kim realized that although her technical skills had much improved, her work was missing a soul.

Now, after seven years, Kim feels the first part of her journey is complete: she is able to speak from the heart while using her artistic skills to the fullest. The result is color-rich and expressive new artwork that tells Kim’s passionate story about the Sycamore trees and represents her best work to date.

MRAC is excited to share the results of this creative journey and invites you to join us for the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 4, 2018, from noon to 3 pm. The show continues at the MRAC on March 10 and 11, 2018 from 11 am until 3 pm.

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Sun 12:00 PM ESTManayunk-Roxborough Art CenterPhiladelphia, PA
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Art Classes starting soon at the MRAC!

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Last chance today to visit the Ekphrastic show!

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Take an art break from holiday shopping. Schedule in some time next Sunday to join us for the reading of poems written about visual art produced by MRAC members.


If you missed the photograph exhibit this month, you can still catch it on display at the Roxborough Development Corporation at 6111 Ridge Ave, Roxborough. All art is for sale.

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Making weekend plans? Don't forget to stop in for our opening reception for our Photography Exhibit this Sunday. The artist talk begins at 2:30 pm.

Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017Manayunk-Roxborough Art CenterPhiladelphia, PA

Opening Reception: Sunday, December 3, 2017. Noon - 3pm

Show continues: December 9, 10, 2017 from 11am-3pm

The Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center concludes its series of 2017 exhibitions with Ekphrastic, a unique collaboration between MRAC CoOp Artist and Writer-Poet members.


MRAC Writer-Poets are invited to choose Artist CoOp works that speak to them and create new poems and written pieces around those works. This marrying of art and poetry results in an explosion of creativity in the MRAC community.

MRAC is excited to share this creative fusion of their two programs and invites you to join us for the Opening Reception of Ekphrastic on Sunday, December 3, 2017, starting at 12PM, at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, 419 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19128. The show continues December 9th and 10th from 11am - 3pm.

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The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center is offering a special humanities program, “ Three Distinctive Writers: Dilruba Ahmed, R.G. Evans and Curt Smith, ” on Sunday, November 5, from 3:15 to 5:30 PM.
More information on the writers can be found on our webpage:

Sun 3:15 PM ESTManayunk-Roxborough Art CenterPhiladelphia, PA
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Fall classes starting next week, sign up now!

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Missed the opening reception? The spectacular work of Sofya and Hermine can still be seen this Saturday and Sunday.

Surreal Narratives

Opening reception: Sunday, October 8, 2017, noon - 3 PM

Exhibition continues: October 14, 15, 2017, 11 am - 3pm


Artist Talk: October 15, 2017 from 2pm - 3pm

Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center presents Surreal Narratives, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Sofya Mirvis and Hermine Gittleman. Sofya Mirvis explores cultural narratives, seamlessly integrating collage elements into etherial landscape while Hermine Gittleman creates illustrative work using a unique technique of ink on mylar. Hermine's characters are the representation of the memories, or the consequences of the norms created by the memories, while Sofya's environments present a sublime, but strangely familiar dystopia.

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Reminder: Tomorrow at 2 pm is the performance Van Gogh, a Painter's Life. If you didn't get your tickets in advance, there will be some at the door.

It is the tragic tale of an artistic genius that depicts his storm tossed life from childhood to his untimely death at the age of 37. It introduces family, friends and fellow Impressionist artists. It covers his romantic setbacks with women and his electric relationship with Paul Gauguin. Thanatos (the grim reaper) provides cynical commentary and dark humor through out the play. It also challenges the historical events with recent research provided by scholars such as Pulitzer Prize winners Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith andHans Kaufman.

After visiting the "Philadelphia Places" exhibit this Sunday (12-3) stick around at 3 pm for "Mad Poets X 3" - readings by David Kosinski, Joyce Meyers, and Joseph Cillufo. Bring your own (short) poems for the open mic afterwards.

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