The First Friday Preview 

For nearly 30 years, art lovers in Philadelphia have reserved the First Friday of every month for gallery hopping. To bring this tradition to you virtually, CraftNOW invites curators and artists for intimate previews on Thursday nights. 

On Thursday, September 30, we will be talking about exhibitions opening and on view in October including Roberto Lugo’s installation God Complex: Different Philadelphia at Arthur Ross Gallery, Zoe Greggs and Gabriella Nelson introduce Designing Motherhood, and The Clay Studio hosts A Proper Send Off before relocating to their new building.

Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 5:30pm (EDT) 

Watch and enjoy a cocktail with Manatawny Still Works!



On the Agenda –

Arthur Ross Gallery has invited Roberto Lugo to curate an exhibition drawn from the Penn Art Collection with help from a 2019 Grant Award from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. Working virtually on the project during the pandemic, Lugo’s installation God Complex: Different Philadelphia recently opened to the public on September 11, 2021.

Zoë Greggs and Gabriella Nelson introduce Designing Motherhood, a multifaceted project comprising a two-venue exhibition, a book, a design curriculum, a narrative portraiture initiative, and public programs. Part two of the exhibition recently opened in Philadelphia at the Center for Architecture and Design, following part one at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum. 

The Clay Studio is celebrating its last months in its current home at 137-139 N. 2nd Street before moving to South Kensington. Curator of Artistic Programming Jennifer Zwilling will be talking about the generous gift of important works from Helen Drutt’s collection entitled A Proper Send Offwhich includes an exhibition and benefit auction that will support their dynamic future programming.