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Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Connections – Joan Shrager
May 11 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Coffee Break series pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and Q&A in our gallery with the artists themselves.
Artist: Joan Shrager from Connections
I am a professional artist, former gallery owner/director of ArtForms Gallery, Manayunk and co-founder, co-director with Paula Mandel of The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors now in its 14th year, a non-profit after school art program for Philadelphia Public School youngsters. I trained at Moore College of Art, Cheltenham Art Center, University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art. Over the past 50 years my work has been exhibited in invitational solo and group exhibitions. It is featured in an art textbook as well as in news and art publications and digital art websites. My art is in the collections of Harcum College, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the Museum of Computer Art (MOCA). I exhibit at Temple Judea Museum of Keneseth Israel. In the past 12 years I have partnered with Rabbi Lance J. Sussman in creating Jewish History PowerPoint programs using my art to enhance them. I have also created books and posters for the synagogue.
Since the early 90’s when I got my first Apple Mac and fooled around with the earliest art software, I have been an aficionado of digital art, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and am included in a textbook as a digital artist. My works for this exhibition will be works created directly on my computer and printed on glass. I am also a sculptor and will exhibit that work as well.
This artist is exhibiting as part of Connections, on view from April 25 – June 8.
Comprised of former members of the ArtForms Gallery in Manayunk (1992-2005), this exhibition celebrates the connections that these female artists have formed over the years as Philadelphia-based creators.
Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum