The First Friday Preview March 2021

For nearly 30 years, art lovers in Philadelphia have reserved the First Friday of every month for gallery hopping. To help continue this tradition, CraftNOW will bring together a group of curators and artists for an intimate preview on Thursday nights



Thursday,  March 4, 2020 at 5:30pm (EST) 

Watch and enjoy a cocktail with Manatawny Still Works!

“Classic Old Fashioned” 
2 oz Manatawny Whiskey
1/4 oz Demerara syrup
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Regan’s Orange bitters

Demerara syrup – pour 1/2 cup boiling water over 1 cup of Demerara sugar, stir until dissolved and then refrigerate.


On the Agenda –

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library– Across the world and from antiquity to today, Nature has been an important inspiration for earthenware, stoneware and porcelain design. Join curator Leslie Grigsby for a brief introduction to the Winterthur Collection and a closer look at a few of her favorite ceramics that display themes from Nature.

Pentimenti Gallery Pentimenti Gallery is pleased to present  MAKING MARKS: figural identity, transfiguration, and receptive tactility, a group exhibition of mixed media works. The artist Nastassja E. Swift will join the conversation to present her fiber sculptures.

Gravers Lane Gallery– Gravers Lane Gallery is opening the first exhibition of its 2021 season Teresa Sheilds: Appendages. Shields has been involved with fabric and stitching her entire life. Known for her incredibly intricate embroideries of fruits, vegetables and natural forms which are made up of thousands of tiny French knots, Shields has recently started to explore form, symbolism and process through felting.

The Center for Art in WoodThe Center for Art in Wood’s Artistic Director Jennifer-Navva Milliken introduces the Center’s new exhibition, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please. This playful show encourages viewers to shake up their habits and interact with the environment and each other. Loeser’s work raises a clever question: “If the furniture we sit on every day were totally different, would our lives be different, too?”