The Art Gallery at FC

The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons is showcasing its third exhibition, themed “Fantasy & Abstract,” starting July 19th, 2014.

Sculptors Stan Smokler and Lele Galer, mosaic artist William Blazak, and abstract artist Judy Lupas are just a few of the outstanding and talented artists whose works are included in this new exhibition. Other artists from Phoenixville, Pottstown, Philadelphia, West Chester, and other local towns were invited to submit their works of abstract and/or fantasy artwork. Fantasy and abstract artwork will delight the eye with color, style, and layout of the artwork throughout this large industrial building.

The public is invited to come and enjoy the exhibition in the impressive space at Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, beginning with the Opening Reception onJuly 19th from 1:00pm-4:00pm, which is free and open the public. For those who cannot make it to the Opening Reception, the exhibition will be on display through Friday, September 5, 2014.

Art Curator, Katie Naber

“The Commons is a unique place for artists to exhibit work with expansive qualities not commonly found in other gallery spaces,” said Katie Naber, Art Curator. “Networking and inspiring our community are part of our mission.”

Artist and Art Curator for Franklin Commons, Katie Naber, started at the Commons last September. She has been developing the industrial, multi-use building into a gallery space to promote local artists. Through creating fun and relatable themes, and her ideas for the future of the building, this museum-like space will continue to grow in intriguing ways.

The first exhibition themed, “New Perspectives,” displayed the work of ten local artists, giving a new perspective to the ever-changing building. The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons held its second exhibition on May 10th over Mother’s Day weekend themed “Celebration of the Feminine.” As people have different views of what defines “feminine,” the theme challenged artists to expand the typical thoughts on femininity, displaying art relating to: female empowerment, non-typical feminine qualities, women across cultures, feminine qualities in abstract forms, traditional vs contemporary femininity, mother nature, and other creative concepts.

Sculptures at Franklin Commons

About The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons:
Franklin Commons, a 100 year-old industrial building in the heart of Phoenixville, PA, had only four owners prior to being purchased by Palma, L.P. in 2006. Two of its uses through the 100 years were as a silk mill and a carpet mill. Today, the elegantly updated facility is divided into multi-use educational and recreational leasehold spaces.

The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons is a major exhibition space, created in the long and expansive hallways, and promotes the arts and local artists. The entrance to The Art Gallery is accessed from the Main Lot of Franklin Commons off of Franklin Street.

Franklin Commons is located at 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Go to: www.franklincommons.net. “Like” us: https://www.facebook.com/FranklinCommonsPA.

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