PPL Monthly Meetup – At Culture Works 1315 Walnut st

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each 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.

This is a current image :

Opening Reception – Resistance Photography: A Year of 45

Resistance Photography: A Year of 45 is a collective exhibition featuring the work of a small group of Philadelphia photographers who’ve come together across class, race, age, and gender, to support each other to grow as photographers.

**Participating Photographers**
Kaltoum Alibrahimi, Chris Baker Evens, Darryl Murphy, Sonja Nosisa, Joe Piette, Kaytee Ray-Riek, Tieshka K Smith, and Rachael Warriner.

We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Wednesday November 8, a year after 45’s US Presidential election win. Each photographer will share their own perspective to the many forms of protest, marches and public actions of resistance over the last tumultuous year.

Light refreshments will be served.

**About the Exhibit**

On November 8th, 2016, the current president was elected. And on November 9th, thousands of people began flooding the streets, intent on standing up against racism, bigotry, war and hate that threaten our communities and our lives.

Hardly a day goes by that there aren’t groups of people marching through the streets, holding vigils, facing down oppression and organizing their communities to resist the forces emboldened by “45.” There, you will almost always find a photographer, chronicling the event so that the story can reach as wide an audience as possible.

The exhibit will remain up at the Green Line through the end of the year.

Photo walk in Queen Village/Bella Vista

Lets meet at this combo coffee house and bar at the intersection of 5th, E Passyunk and Monroe.  I am not going on South Street where all the tourist attractions are. We are not tourist. I want to explore the hidden gems on the side streets. 

We will head east on Monroe and see the great 3D like mural with the red lips. Then down 4th and east on Fitzwater.

Then down 3rd and east on Catherine to Mario Lanza Park. He was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.


Then west on Queen St past the Settlement Music School,  the largest community school of the arts in the United States offering 10,000 weekly services at six branches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to thousands of people of all abilities, ages, races and financial means.

Then west on Christian to 6th and west on Catherine and stop in at Davinci Art Alliance and Fleisher Art Memorial across the street. Next door is a nice park.

Then down 8th and over to Montrose and the Mario Laza Institute. (hey this is a South Philly neighborhood – got to respect the musical hero of the past). 

Then on to the Royal Tavern, a local hip institution. Low keyed, with great vegan options: tempeh club and vegan Sloppy Joe’s and seasonal sangria drinks. CASH only

So come on out and check out the fall scene in a real tight knit neighborhood. Will be sunny and 70’s. 

OPENING RECEPTION and Talk by John Caperton

FEATURING: Michael Ast, Todd Birdsong, Mike Browna, Bob Carnie, Devon John Chebra, Cora Cluett, Anne Eder, Iryna Glik, Susan M. Gordon, Haley Hasen, Mike Hoover, Lucang Huang, John Jackson, Roger Matsumoto, Kathleen Nademus, Shaina Nyman, Denise Ross, Patricia Scialo, Craig Scheihing, Andrew Tershakovec, Amanda Tinker, Angela Franks Wells, and Rick Wright

Sponsored by “The Halide Project” this exhibition highlights work using traditional photographic techniques

CLICK HERE for additional details on the entire weekend series of events

Living Image events:

PREVIEW during First Friday
Friday October 6th, 5-9PM
Free, located at Gravy Studio

OPENING RECEPTION and Talk by John Caperton
Saturday October 7th, 5-9PM
Free, located at Gravy Studio

INFORMAL GROUP CRITIQUE – share your own work!
Thursday, October 19th, 6-9PM
Free, located at Gravy Studio
More information HERE

Sunday, October, 22nd, 1-4PM
$10 materials fee, located at Gravy Studio

Sunday, October 29th, 1-4PM
$10 materials fee, located at our NEW HOME 1627 N 2nd Street

Thursday – Sunday, 12-6PM or by appointment
Free, located at Gravy Studio