Category: Art & Culture
Philly Artist Adam Wallacavage to Debut Chandelier Pieces at ‘Art Unleashed’

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South Philly resident and artist Adam Wallacavage, infamous for creating playful, bizarre, funky chandelier, is set to debut new pieces at Art Unleashed. The event, put on by the mighty talented University of the Arts students, is to be a hodge podge of works appealing to those of all art levels and tastes for their homes or offices.

Art Unleashed will start the exhibit with a preview show tomorrow, April 9th, and continue on with the Public Sale from April 10-14th. This event helps to raise funds for the Sam McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund.

Get your tickets here


Filadelphia: Carnaval en Philly

Tomorrow night Tropicalismo, Philly’s leading platform for Afro-Latin-Caribbean culture, presents Carnaval en Philly- a celebration in Latin music, folklore, dance, food, live performances and artistic expression. Tropicalismo is teaming up with art gallery Taller Puertoriqueno to bring Carnaval’s rich culture and traditions right here to the City of Brotherly Love. Come check out art, photography and sculpture from the likes of Jaime Alvarez, Grimaldi Baez, and Miguel Antonio Horn.

For more information, click here

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Local Business Owner Puts Eco-Friendly New Spin on the Vinyl Record

Vinylux is putting a new kind of spin on the vinyl record. The brainchild of owner/artist Jeff Davis, the company transforms the records into new functional art pieces, mindful to use environmentally friendly practices and refusing to waste any part of the original album. Vinyls from record shops, dealers, collectors, and even people’s attics take on new lives as LP record mirrors, frames, cuff jewelry, clocks, bowls, and journals. The album covers are used as sketchbook covers and attention-grabbing coasters.

Davis, who launched Vinylux in 2003 out of a rented space in Brooklyn, packed his family up and headed to Philadelphia- where affordability and the real estate knowledge of Christopher Plant enabled him to purchase residential workspace in East Germantown. Over a decade later, he has been able to expand his company and hire full and part time additional employees. His story is a great example of how a business can truly have the chance to flourish and grow into something awesome… right here in Philly.

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