James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym: Photographs by Jano Cohen

Jan. 26 – Mar. 8 (Opening Reception Thursday, Jan. 26): A Close Look Inside James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym: Photographs by Jano Cohen

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When first commissioned to photograph a fundraising event for the PA Golden Gloves in Chester, PA, artist Jano Cohen discovered James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym, a community treasure well respected in the Philadelphia boxing world at Athens and Brooklyn Streets in West Philadelphia. Impressed by a sense of safety and a friendly welcome, Cohen was instantly drawn into the lives of the members and their work. Exploring the mixture of respect, camaraderie, tenderness and tough love, this series of photographs shares the artist’s newly-found knowledge about boxing with a focus on one gym’s sense of home and family. RSVP to the Opening Night reception

MLK-DARE Coalition March

Join thousands from across the region for the MLK-DARE Coalition (Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16th, starting at 10am. Four consecutive marches will begin simultaneously around the region and converge at the site of the public demonstration by 12 noon. Each march will begin assembling at 10:00am and each group will begin marching to the site of the demonstration at 10:30am. The following sites are where each march will gather and depart: West Philadelphia at 30th Street Station on the Market Street side; South Philadelphia at Broad and Oregon Streets; North Philadelphia at Broad and Cecil B. Moore; South Jersey at foot of the south side of the Ben Franklin Bridge on the Camden side.

Following the marches, the public demonstration will be held outdoors from 12 noon to 2pm on the corner of South 6th Street and Lombard Street (Philadelphia), in front of Mother Bethel African Episcopal Church.

Historical background: In January of 1817, some 3.000 free African Americans gathered at Mother Bethel Church on 6th and Lombard for the largest gathering of free Blacks at the time. The meeting was to discuss the plan of the American Colonization Society, which sought to deport all free Blacks from America while keeping enslaved Blacks in bondage. The meeting was a defining moment in preventing the plan from ever gaining significant traction in the country with free Blacks and abolitionists. Two hundred years later, we gather again on the same parcel of land with a larger and more diverse coalition, still concerned about the rights of those in our nation who have often been marginalized.

Check www.powerinterfaith.org for updates

Event Location

Mother Bethel AME Church
419 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Martin Luther King Day of Service – Girard College – 22nd Anniversary

This year is the 22nd Anniversary of MLK Day of Service in Philadelphia. It will be PPL’s 5th year as photo volunteers. We look forward to working together as a group. All participants will be tasked to capture the spirit of the event being held at Girard College (plus others locations in Philly to be announced), in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Global Citizen organizes the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and runs MLK365, a year-round program that promotes sustainable civic engagement, ongoing volunteer opportunities, and educational programs.

We will separate into groups and cover the event, lead photographers will be assisting those seeking instruction.

This will be a great opportunity to begin learning the art of candid photography.

All members are highly encouraged to participate, especially those who are experienced and willing to take on the role of lead photographers.

PPL Monthly Meetup – NEW LOCATION !

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each month.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT A NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH !

All members are highly encouraged to attend, as this is where we set direction and make announcements about upcoming activities and classes.

The monthly meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on PPL accomplishments and upcoming events …… PLUS …….. see the work of fellow PPL’ers and / or share your work, get questions answered, network and socialize.

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“underSTORY” and Holiday Party!

Say hello to prolific PPL member Jennifer Brinton Robkin as she hosts gallery hours at the closing of “underSTORY”, an exhibit at DVAA which features 2 of her absolutely gorgeous + dreamy black-and-white images.

In conjunction, DVAA will be thowing a holiday party and gearing up for 2017 with a bang! Bring your favorite nibbles and sips – potluck style!

When: Sunday, December 18th, 3-5pm

Where: DVAA (Da Vinci Art Alliance), 709 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Who: You!

See you there!