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“Intersection” opening Thursday July 6

Jed has artwork featured in the group exhibit “Intersection”, presented by International House Philadelphia & Da Vinci Art Alliance, a renowned Philadelphia art collective, of which Jed is a member. . ” Intersection” illustrates abstractly or literally the point at which two things meet. Featuring DVAA and International House Philadelphia Artists.

The exhibition will be on view from June 30 – September 10, 2017 in the East Alcove Gallery, located in the public lobby of the International House building at 3701 Chestnut Street. Open daily 8am – 10pm

Opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 6-8pm

ART ACQUISITION BY RUTTENBERG AUTISM CENTER

“Faltering Onlooker”, 2007, mixed media/collage/acrylic on canvas

RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE  RUTTENBERG AUTISM CENTER, 1740 Walton Road, 1st Floor, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Jed  also has several more paintings on display and for sale at the Ruttenberg Autism Center.  For more information you can contact the Center at: 484.567.4725  or info@ruttenberg.com

CURRENT EXHIBITS

Opening This Friday May 12, 6-8pm

Curator: Thom Duffy

The Healing Arts Collective is located at 519 S. 9th Street (on 9th St. between Lombard St. and South St.), Philadelphia PA

This is a very special exhibition of local artists who vary in levels of career and artistic styles. The show features abstract and representative imagery of drawings, paintings, photographs and prints. This selection of artists can speak to their own personal healing in mind, body and soul. Their works of art are an essential part of their healing process in one form or another.

Exhibiting Artists:

Laura Borneman, Keith Breitfeller, Kevin Broad,Corliss Cavallieri, Brian Dennis, Thom Duffy, Barry Eichner, Nick Fernandez, Andrea Krupp, Julia Thomson, Pamela Tudor, Jed Williams

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Saturday May 13, Jed has artwork featured in the Art Gala, a celebration of fashion, style and art with many different artists and performers! This event is a charity showcase, which raises Anti-Bullying Awareness and to raise money for The Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

This event will be held Saturday May 13 from 7pm-midnight at the Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust St. in Philadelphia, PA 19107 (USA).

Go to theartgala.com to find out more and purchase your tickets.

SOLO EXHIBIT AT SOLTANE STORE FROM MAY 3-JUNE 30

The Soltane Store offers sustainable, local, organic, handcrafted items.  It is located at 164 Bridge St, in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (USA).  Opening Reception Saturday May 6, from 1-3pm

RECENT ABSTRACT WORKS

“I wish to express a visionary pop-abstract color dance, and I invite you to find your own unique and joyful answer to my painted riddles…”

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WHIMSY AND BEAUTY

I have always been struck by the way a sense of humor, a whimsical way of expressing things can actually increase our fascination with the inner personality and beauty of whatever we are trying to portray/express.

Here is a purposefully whimsical mix of fanciful architecture and a relative’s dog’s face.  I thought of some kind of labyrinth with a befuddled dog’s face at the center of it! The dog’s head/face at the dead center of the composition makes me think of a cartoon face, you know the one in the Looney Tunes commercial.  So, canine pop. Of a sort!

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The new flow

Been working on some new paintings.  Larger in size, and I’m thinking the seed of this newer approach is an exploration of the concepts of using paint and brushmarks in a more circumspect, restrained way, and letting pure emotions becoming compositional motifs.  The painting is still wholly abstract but there is more an emphasis on the “flow” of colors and shapes into and out of each other, almost as if , the paintings manifest more the state of mindfulness, that is, holding your emotions and thoughts lightly and not focusing or holding on to on thought,etc. for very long.  Usually this makes you feel a lot better, once you get the hang of it!

Here is the first one of these “new flow” paintings.  It doesn’t have a title. Yet…

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WELCOME to my Blog ! BIENVENUE!

WELL.. I finally joined the madding crowd and now I have my very own..blog. Yes indeed.  I’ll be posting thoughts, observations, pictures and so on which will have to do with my art career/business/influences/process etc.  Or whatever I feel like talking about 🙂

Anyway, here goes nothing!  Currently I’m working on a new series of abstracts but also working on artwork I am going to have featured in:“3rd Annual Day of the Dead Community Art Show”, on October 27, 2016.   from 5-8pm at Eye’s Gallery.

Eyes Gallery is located at 402 South Street, in Philadelphia PA (USA).

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 AY CARAMBA! caliente.

Stay tuned for updates.  And blog posts. Of course.

artistically yours, Jed