The Philadelphia International Art Expo is celebrating 29 years.
October Gallery has been Connecting People with Art for 29 years. We deliver magic and romance to the art expo experience.
Photos from Expo 2013 Philadelphia Tribune
From left, Mike Tendler, former heavyweight boxing champion Michael Spinks
and Mercer Redcross, co-founder of October Gallery.-Photo/Ronald Gray
October Gallery Hosts 28th Philadelphia International Art Expo
Philadelphia Tribune Tuesday, October 29, 2013
by Patrica Clifford
The October Gallery’s 28th Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo was recently held at the 7165 Lounge located on Philadelphia’s historic Germantown Avenue. Hundreds of locals and visitors from out of town enjoyed an eclectic mix of activity, with art as the focal point, during the weekend long event. Mercer and Evelyn Redcross co-founded October Gallery nearly three decades ago.
“The Philadelphia Art Expo attracts art lovers and attendees from all over the country and is one of the nation’s oldest African American Art Expos, ” said Mercer. “Our show is an art hot spot for gallery owners, art dealers, interior decorators, art collectors, families and friends who wish to be a part of and share a rich art experience while discovering exciting new works of art from established and emerging artists.”
Treasured works by artists such as Don Stephens, Edwin Lester, Annie Lee, Romare Bearden, Charles White, Andrew Turner, Charles Bibbs, Leroy Campbell, Cal Massey, Austino Okafor, George Nock, Kelvin Henderson, Timothy Caison and Graylin Anderson were featured at this year’s expo.
The show was a forum for dealers, collectors and buyers to access hundreds of innovative works produced by artists and galleries from around the globe. Philadelphia Art Expo selects some of the most renowned artists as exhibitors and showcases their original prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs, posters, glass works and more, all accessible under one roof.
The Art Expo 2013 also included an art education series. When speaking with Mercer Redcross, he stressed that education has always been the cornerstone of the Art Expo. Educating the public about art and its benefits to the community is what differentiates this art show from other art expos, art fairs and art festivals. The expo education series offered three days of meetings and seminars on a variety of subjects such as “Artas an Investment, ” “ What is YourArt Worth, ”“Framing Tips”and “Art in the Community.” In addition to art education, RAFFI Institute presented a special program; Re- energize, Recharge, and Renew your Health and Vitality using ancient techniques.
Community arts expo & musical performances 2/23
A cd release!
live music! (GOH NAKAMURA! EE! GOLDA SUPERNOVA! DJVNA! SAMBASIA! DJ TORO! others!)
drinks & things!
djs & stuff!
reasons to justify the otherwise obnoxious overuse of exclamation points!
celebrate ksw community on thursday, february 23rd at commotion.
join ksw and local artists for ksw's 7 years of APAture cd release and community arts expo event. featuring musical performances by:
and DJ TORO
you'll also have the chance to browse the wares and artwork of ksw and local artists throughout the evening, while enjoying the vibe and imbibing fine liquid concessions
INDIE ARTS EVENTS
IF YOU ARE AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST / MUSICIAN , FASHION DESIGNER , DANCER , FILM DIRECTOR / FILM STUDENT , BOOK WRITER , PAINTER , LOCAL PROMOTER , SPOKEN WORD ARTIST , MERCHANDISE VENDOR ,OR ANYTHING ELSE UNDER THE INDIE ARTIST UMBRELLA THIS MAY BE OF GREAT INTEREST TO YOU !
WHAT : ONE WORLD
INDIE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
SPOKEN WORD~DJ ,
WHEN : SATURDAY,JULY 2ND & SUNDAY,JULY 3RD 2005
12 NOON-MIDNIGHT (SATURDAY)
ALL AGES EVENT
WHERE : THE ART TEMPLE
MULTIMEDIA ART CENTER
7141 INDIAN CREEK DRIVE
INDIE ARTS EVENT registration this Saturday!!!
ATTENTION ALL INDEPENDENT ARTIST( music,fashion,film,theatre,dance,spoken word,etc.)
ONE WORLD INDIE ART & FASHION EXPO
SATURDAY,JULY 2ND(12 NOON-MIDNIGHT)
SUNDAY,JULY 3RD (3PM-MIDNIGHT)
ALL AGES EVENT
ADVANCED TICKETS:$15/1-DAY PASS,$25/2-DAY PASS TICKETS AT THE DOOR:$20/1-DAY PASS,35/2-DAY PASS
CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE IN FREE WITH PARENT OR GUARDIAN
Registration day for the ONE WORLD INDIE ART & FASHION EXPO will be held on Saturday,June 4th 2005 inside THE ART TEMPLE ART & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX on Miami Beach at 2pm . Registration fees for all artist are as follows