Monday, April 14, 2008

LAVA on DesignPhiladelphia

Some nice coverage of LAVA in general, and the art and design of the space in particular, is at the DesignPhiladelphia blog.

Friday, October 26, 2007

LAVA installations in Open Studio Tours!

This weekend!
LAVA will be open both days of the West Philadelphia Open Studio Tours:
Saturday and Sunday
October 27 and 28
Noon to 6 pm
Lots of installations on view throughout the building, and meet some of the artists!
See the POST website for more info...

Thursday, May 31, 2007

call for artists!

Submissions due July 6, 2007

The project:
You permanently install your original artwork on a wall, door, ceiling, staircase, or in a bathroom.

The Theme:
Your vision of a more just world.

Please send submissions including your name, contact info, description of your proposal, media, and a photo, sketch, or digital image of your proposal or of your previous work to either
or Zoe:
or mail to: Harmony Thompson, 4823 Kingsessing Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19143

The LAVA Installation Project will be participating in POST 2007:
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, October 27 & 28, Noon-6pm.

current images of installations

Images of completed installations from the first round of artists, in no particular order...

bilwa's bathroom installation:

zoe cohen navel impressions installation on the 2nd floor stairs:

HAAK collective installation in the solarium ( detail):

Sarah Phillips, " Vermicompost"- solar-powered installation in the solarium:

Mary Tasillo's work in progess:

Jodi Netzer and Street Art Workers- wheat-pasted posters:

eian's poster mural:

michael schwartz's mural (details):

harmony thompson and beth uzwiak- tile and collage mural:

images from the first opening

We presented the first round of artists' installations in LAVA with an opening reception
on Saturday November 4, 2006.

We received some press:

The Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia Weekly

see also this other blog entry for more photos.

images of zoe cohen's " show someone how you feel about something" drawing project: