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Saturday, August 18 // 1:00pm

Summer Works in Progress Series: Asimina Chremos, Artist

Free and open to the public

Summer Works in Progress Series
Featuring Asimina Chremos
Artist, RISE: Relationship is Self Existing Workshop



Join Asimina Chremos, a Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary artist, in a participatory and meditative workshop-performance that uses geometric patterns to consider our positions in space, our physical presence, and what it means to be together.


RISE: Relationship Is Self Existing is a simple, fun, quiet, easy-to-do participatory workshop, ritual, and performance. RISE creates geometric pattern on the floor, showing the momentary spatial relationships of people in a space and illuminating physical presence and togetherness. Influenced by fiber arts, Contemplative Dance Practice, and design thinking, this experience is open to anyone who can locomote, stand in place for a short period of time, bend to touch the floor, and read or understand English. RISE is created and facilitated by  Chremos, known for both works of freeform lace crochet and improvisational dance performance.



Please join us!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm


Gallery B, First Floor

Philadelphia Art Alliance at UArts

251 S. 18th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Friday, August 31

Call for Submissions: Summer “Works in Progress” Series



Share your work in progress at the Art Alliance



Renovations will soon be underway at the Art Alliance. While we have "Work in Progress," we want to hear about yours:

Calling visual and performing artists, curators, writers and designers to participate in our Work in Progress series this summer. Seeking short format (approximately 1 hour) talks, workshops or performances that you consider a creative "work in progress." The Work in Progress series will provide space and a platform for the presentation and shared dialogue of creative works underway within the UArts community.




Accepted projects will be afforded space, event coordination and publicity by the Art Alliance. Available spaces include an intimate gallery space, a larger room with projection capability and even an outdoor patio space. Artists must supply any/all materials.



Participation from UArts faculty, staff, students, and alumni along with past exhibiting artists of the Art Alliance and Art Alliance members encouraged! Series to begin mid-July.



Projects will be reviewed by Art Alliance staff beginning July 1, 2018 and considered on a rolling basis thereafter. Strength of the proposal, feasibility of the scope of work, and scheduling constraints will be considered.



Please respond with ideas and availability via this form

Saturday, September 1

The Philadelphia Art Alliance at The University of the Arts: Uniting Two Legacies



featuredThe Philadelphia Art Alliance at The University of the Arts: Uniting Two Legacies


The University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Art Alliance have been vital institutions within the City’s cultural community for over a century. Nurturing and supporting the arts has been the cornerstone of both organizations, whether through the education of artists themselves or through cultivating audiences who have grown to appreciate them. Within the history of each institution, a multidisciplinary focus has made them unique cultural establishments in Philadelphia, providing a place for students, professional artists, and arts aficionados to explore and understand all of the disciplines under a single umbrella.


Uniting Two Legacies includes a brief look at the founding and history of the institutions, and their subsequent evolution; it also provides a closer examination of specific events and notable exhibitions, highlighting the strengths of each institution. Given the multidisciplinary nature of both organizations, the exhibition equally explores all disciplines over the course of the last century, including the visual arts, crafts, design, music, dance, and theater.



The University of the Arts is committed to inspiring, educating, and preparing innovative artists and creative leaders for the arts of the twenty-first century.


Uniting two century-long legacies, The Philadelphia Art Alliance at The University of the Arts is a center that advances the work of makers, performers, and practitioners. With a deep-rooted understanding of the arts as interrelated allies, we seek new perspectives and generate experiences that investigate experimental impulses. Our fluid approach to the arts reflects our learning environment and cultivates inventiveness, originality, and imaginative expression.

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