We attended the opening of the Endangered City Art Exhibit at the Globe Dye Works (4500 Worth Street) on Friday night. This exhibit was an event by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.
The intent of this show is trifold: to deliver a challenge to local artists, architects, historians, and urban explorers to express the inherent inspiration to be found in Philadelphia’s physical history; to encourage public awareness of endangered historic architecture; and to donate 50% of proceeds from sold artwork to The Preservation Alliance’s Advocacy Fund. Artworks will be bid on through a silent auction during the opening reception. Work will relate to a building that is either on a Preservation Alliance Endangered Properties List, a historically significant building that has been demolished or will soon be demolished in the Philadelphia region, or any historical building(s), neighborhood, landscape, detail, or space which resonates with the artist.
As you can see by the pictures, the event was very well attended. Lot’s of stuff to see. Lots of music, finger food and a bit of beverage. Lots of younger folks to make me feel really old. My favorite were the black and white images by Alanna Ralph but there was much to enjoy in a variety of styles and media. When the time rolls around again, come on out to this event. Bonus point is you get to see the Globe.