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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours and History Pop-Up October 15th

Updated: Oct 10, 2022

Visit artist's studios all over South Philadelphia on October 15th from 12-6. For an interactive map of participants, look here. The other quadrants of the city are participating on October 16th, 22nd, and 23rd.

From 12-1 pm, Artist Brooke Lanier and Philly History Pop Ups leader Cara Schneider Bongiorno will co-present the history behind the subjects of Brooke's paintings: five fascinating ships docked on the Delaware River within walking distance of Brooke's studio. Cara will talk about the ships' (unfathomable!) stories and Brooke will guide visitors through her work, which explores the physical evidence of the past in places where the natural and built environs come together. Featured ships include Gazela, the submarine Becuna, cruiser Olympia, Moshulu, and SS United States.

Cara represented Philadelphia to travel media for more than 20 years and now shares her love of the region through her entertaining Philly History Pop Ups.

Space is limited, so we recommend RSVPing through Eventbrite for the talk. The rest of the day is unstructured.

A new series of Brooke's paintings inspired by the colorful kayaks and paddle boats on a foggy morning on a lake in Minnesota will also be on display. Since there are more paintings than wall space, the curation will change throughout the day. The newly-reorganized storage space makes it easy to access work that isn't on the walls, so feel free to ask if there's something that you don't see but would like to.

Later that afternoon, Philly History Pop Up will appear at No. 5 Butchie Alley, the studio of Terri Saulin from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.

No. 5 Butchie Alley is located directly behind 1175 S. 13th Street. Enter the Alley on Federal Street just before 13th Street. Look for the Isaiah Zagar mural, "Arte sin limites!" Enter a hidden, art-filled alley to hear an unlikely but true story from history! Artist Terri Saulin's inviting community space includes a studio/gallery showing other artists' work, a garden and Terri's in-home ceramics workshop. The light, airy studio is the perfect setting for Cara Schneider Bongiorno's Philly History Pop Up on the Mischianza, an over-the-top medieval-style event that happened during the revolutionary war, right in this South Philly neighborhood.

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