Join photographer Tieshka Smith for the closing reception of Portraits of Brewerytown, an exhibition of neighborhood-based portraiture that provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of residents young and old, community leaders and business owners who live and work in the north Philadelphia neighborhood of Brewerytown. As cities across the nation negotiate the rising tides of urban renewal, Smith reveals how one community in this “city of neighborhoods” is navigating this transformation, honoring the past and inviting dialogue about the future.
As part of the exhibition, a collaborative mapping activity asks visitors to add their place-specific stories, meaningful neighborhood landmarks and suggestions for improvements to a large-scale map of Brewerytown. The map pinpoints the locations where subjects were photographed — places that have personal or community-wide significance, or embody a current issue, opportunity or decision facing the community.
Stop by the closing reception and meet the artist on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Storefront for Urban Innovation. The exhibition is free and open to the public from now – February 16, 2013. The Storefront will be open on Saturday, February 16 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss this final opportunity to stop by, see the installation, make your mark on the map of Brewerytown and chat with the artist. To schedule a visit before February 15, please email Liz@nextcity.org.
The Storefront for Urban Innovation
2711 W. Girard Avenue