|When:||Back to Calendar November 10, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Where:||Mt. Airy Art Garage
11 W Mt Airy Ave
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Saturday, Nov. 10
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mt. Airy Art Garage
11 West Mt. Airy Ave.
The Mt. Airy Art Garage, a creative center for emerging and professional artists in Northwest Philadelphia, invites you to join us for the opening of RUST3, also known as “Renewed Urban Studio Tent.” If nature was allowed to reclaim the land in the city, it would undoubtedly re-use humanity’s refuse and incorporate it into its new life. This sentiment is at the heart of RUST3. Though this multi-dimensional project, artists Andy Walker and Andy Heisey illustrate how materials found in Philadelphia can be recycled into a new structure that builds on the once-contaminated urban soil.
RUST is a wigwam-like structure that was first created out of recycled materials with the help of artists and local residents on the vacant lot at 313 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia in August 2012. A month later, the structure was recycled in a second version of RUST just across the street and displayed the bones (wooden arches, living green roof, clay tiles with iron oxide prints of abandoned houses, and windows made from glass bottles) and skin (refuse mixed with slag cement creating collages) of the structure itself. The final version of this project, RUST3, will be created at the Mt. Airy Art Garage at 11 West Mt. Airy Ave.
This gallery exhibition will display the work of the artists who worked inside this studio and a new version of RUST, complete with a video of the entire process of the project, as well as the special entrance and model. After the opening on Nov. 10, a citywide panel entitled “Artists Taking Back Philadelphia – Brick by Brick” will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
This panel will feature both Walker and Heisey; Gary Steuer, the Chief Cultural Officer for the City of Philadelphia; as well as Shari Hersh and Dre Urhah from Philly Painting (a project of the MuralArts Program). In this panel, topics of urban renewal as well as how artists have and can continue to assist in the changes needed to preserve our collective future will be addressed. Admission is $10. RUST3 opens on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. and continues until Sunday, Dec. 9. General hours are: Thursday-Saturday, noon till 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon till 5 p.m.
For further information, call 215.242.5074 or visit www.mtairyartgarage.org.