Ana B. Hernandez, Artist Statement at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists


Ana B. Hernandez at the Center For Emerging Visual Artists explains her inspiration for her art installation in the Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery in the Barclay Building on Rittenhouse Square, October 27th, 2011.  Ana made the pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, the scallop shells have a special meaning marking the historic trail for travelers.

Circumstantial Assembly

Photographs and video by DoNBrewerMultimedia

DoN Brewer, Contributing Writer, Side Arts Philadelphia Art Blog
Photographs by DoN Brewer

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ANIMALIA: Works by Lynnette Shelley at the Painted Bride

InLiquid at the Bride presents:

Work by Lynnette Shelley

November 4 — January 6, 2012

Painted Bride Art Center Café Gallery

***** First Friday receptions: November 4 and December 2, 5 -7 pm ******

Gallery Hours: Tues. — Sat. | 12pm — 6pm

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“Animalia III”

“Animalia II”

Across cultures around the world the animal kingdom has remained a fascinating force throughout time. With ANIMALIA, Lynette Shelley’s rich illustrations take inspiration from the myth, magic, and mystery the many motifs used ubiquitously in legends and folklore. Individual narratives are nuanced within the tone of each piece. The works are intertwined through a contrast of bold, confident lines and ornamental, delicate detailing. This contemporary reinterpretation holds onto its primitive roots as much as it gives way to fantasy. Ultimately unfolding into a jungle of their own, these new founded allegories speak to our collective unconscious and explore our place inside them.

Lynnette Shelley is a Delaware native who moved to the Philadelphia area in 1999. Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Lynnette fuses these influences into her unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations found within. Her animal art and creature illustrations are both primitive and sophisticated, and have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

Shelley’s artwork has been displayed nationally as well as at various regional venues, including the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, the Nichols Berg Gallery in Philadelphia, and various space in the surrounding area. The appeal of Shelley’s creature drawings have ventured beyond gallery walls, from the Toronto Film Festival to the science fiction conventional, Dragon Con, in Atlanta, GA. In addition to her fine art pursuits, Lynnette is also the co-founder of The Red Masque, an original avant rock band signed to an experimental label based out of Colorado. Lynnette currently lives and works out of Ambler, PA.

InLiquid has chosen ANIMALIA to complement the world premiere stage adaptation of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, presented by Gas & Electric Arts and The Painted Bride. Director Lisa Jo Epstein brings puppetry and live klezmer music to create an imaginative, contemporary holiday performance.

“The White Buffalo (and the Red)”

“The Union”



Totem II

Totem I


Battle of the Canvas is BACK!!

Battle of the Canvas is BACK!!!
Thank you for your patience!!
After about a month of waiting for a rain date…it’s finally HERE!!

Sunday, November 6 | 11am-7pm | @ TRUST (249 Arch Street)

The same great event:
27 visual artists
live music
Kids Corner (11am-3pm)
Creative Vendors

VOTE on YOUR favorite piece for GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!
From November 7-16 @ TRUST or on

Wednesday, November 16 | 6:00pm-8:00pm @ TRUST
Each piece will be priced to sell.

See you soon!!!


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