Stonewalled at the H.O.M.E Page Cafe

By Eileen O. Tue, April 24, 2012

The H.O.M.E. Page Café at Parkway Central is now home to more than just coffee and mouth-watering pastries. The Free Library’s Print and Picture Collection presents a special exhibition, entitled Stonewalled: Five Artists Install on the Walls of the Free Library of Philadelphia, running from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, July 29.

The exhibition features five Philadelphia artists—P. Timothy Gierschick II, Tara Ivins, Lisa Murch, Ben Volta, and Mauro Zamora—whose work considers the larger role of the Library in the community, while also focusing on the Parkway Central building and its location among other arts institutions. The artists were chosen as their work speaks to the topics and issues facing the Library and also because they were able to highlight the architecture of the H.O.M.E. Page Café.

Individually, each artist’s approach is personal but together their work explores the multiple uses of the Library: Gierschick’s and Ivin’s work dives into the idea of architecture; Murch speaks to the use of space; Volta works with students in the community to make art a vital part of education; and Mauro reinforces the power of information.

So grab a drink (and go ahead, treat yourself to that delicious looking brownie) and visit Stonewalled at the H.O.M.E. Page Café. A free and public reception will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Ben Volta's installation
Ben Volta's installation

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