**12-11-15 UPDATE** Pics & video from last week’s First Friday at Street and Curb on Conrad & Sunnyside. NEW HOLIDAY HOURS!
Stop by weekdays 3:30 – 7:30 pm, say hello to Tatiana or Nancy, and browse unique locally-made art, jewelry & gifts you can’t find anywhere else.
PLUS: Facebook slideshow with DUELING CAMERAS — EFL vs 7-year old Aubrey, who seemed inspired by the evening and produced some seriously impressive compositions. Enjoy!
12-4-15: Street and Curb presents free food, beverages, and live entertainment under a canopy of twinkling lights. Gussy up and hob-knob with your neighbors among local art, sculpture and collectibles, plus jewelry and other gifts in all price points. FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
First Friday happens all over again — this time, with live music and fresh new perspectives thanks to Sunnyside artist & new gallery curator Tatiana Hassan, who’s pulled together a playful space that celebrates art without taking it too seriously. Nothing about the new Street and Curb says “stuffy.”
Tatiana’s hoping everyone enjoys browsing all the different collections — she’s framed artist bios, and included notes on various display items throughout the gallery to weave a connection, helping inform guests so they’re not overwhelmed by the variety. “We wanted to feature as many contributors as possible, without feeling like a mish-mosh.”
There’s still some mish-mosh — antiques, modern art, collectibles, crafts?! — but Tatiana’s fanciful, illuminated tree-woman sculpture-mural (and smaller forest of jewelry stands for sale) somehow unites the place with shining, twinkling whimsy. Stephanie Gartanutti‘s incredible, sinuous wire sculptures carry the eye through quirky displays of local art mixed with museum-caliber antiques and modern paintings (intriguing list at end of post).
And free food & wine, plus live entertainment. Tatiana will be a walking, welcoming cash register for all who’d like to get some holiday shopping done. Sign up sheets for her popular jewelry workshops this December will also be on hand — she’s opened up lots of dates to encourage home-made Christmas gifts, “the best kind of present, from the heart and the hands!” Her wire-crafting techniques are fun and easy to learn, plus she supplies all the materials needed to take home a few pieces of jewelry you’ll make yourself.
Street and Curb strives to connect local artists, collectors, and crafters of all mediums & price points to share their work, their process, and their inspirations with East Falls friends and neighbors. If you create/curate art, fashion, home goods, etc., Tatiana would love to talk! Email her: info@TatianaHassan.com or text 267-449-9147.
Last month’s First Friday was just a taste of the creative, positive energy developing on Conrad. Come out this Friday to see a true transformation, and support artistic efforts here in our own backyard. Equal parts museum, art gallery and boutique: Street and Curb brings eye candy to Conrad, and hope for good things to come.
Give cheers for art in East Falls this Friday December 4th — the fun starts at 6:30 pm, see you there!
19th Century Needlework (American) Learning to sew was a part of every young girl’s schooling in the early-to-mid 19th century, and every woman’s daily life. Embroideries range from simple marking to pictorial, floral, architectural, genealogical, and even verse.
Commemoration for World War I solider killed in battle, signed by Woodrow Wilson FUN FACT: Woodrow Wilson is the only president interred in Washington DC.
Confederate currency, consecutive numbers, uncirculated The Confederate States of America dollar was first issued just before the outbreak of the American Civil War by the newly formed Confederacy. It was not backed by hard assets, but simply by a promise to pay the bearer after the war, on the prospect of Southern victory and independence.
Original photo of Hindenberg disaster in Lakehurst, NJ (1937) On Thursday, May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship “Hindenburg” caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, NJ. Of the 97 people on board, there were 35 fatalities (13 passengers and 22 crewmen). One worker on the ground was also killed, making a total of 36 dead.
Hand-tinted photo, 1920 by Wallace Nutting Wallace Nutting (November 17, 1861 – July 19, 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is most famous for his landscape photos of New England. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style.
“The Dentist” 18th Century Oil on Canvas (European) FUN FACT: If you dream of a dentist working on your teeth, that’s a warning you need to fix how your gossiping affects your life.
German commemoration of Pope Pius VI in 1776 Pope Pius VI condemned the French Revolution, and was later expelled from the Papal States by Napoleon & his troops.
Deed for English property signed by King George (1776) FUN FACT: King George’s famous “madness” is now contributed to medications prescribed for a genetic blood disorder called porphyria whose symptoms include aches, pains, and blue urine.
Early 1900’s street scene, print (American) FUN FACT: “Genre art” is the pictorial representation in any of various media of scenes or events from everyday life, such as markets, domestic settings, interiors, parties, inn scenes, and street scenes.
Hand-etched marble eagle, contemporary (NYC) The eagle with its keen eyes symbolizes perspicacity, courage, strength and immortality; also considered “king of the skies” and messenger of the highest Gods.
Alfred Ortega, (East Falls) — Oil on canvas Alfred Ortega studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is currently represented in a permanent collection at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg.
Joherms Quiala Brooks (1970 – ) was born in Guantanamo, Cuba and features surreal themes in tropical colors in his artwork. He has presented paintings to the Pope for the Vatican Collection of Art, and recently won first prize at the International Festival of Humor in Belgium.
Zimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollar note Largest currency denomination note ever produced for legal tender in the World (induced a 2009 national banking disaster).