Opening Reception: Friday, June 16 (See details below.)
This exhibition is designed to bring the larger community together through art, and to shine a spotlight on those that create and thrive outside of the mainstream.
Markeim is looking for work that is created by:
• Professional artists that depict non-traditional subject matter or use unorthodox media.
• Trained artists that make their primary living outside of the art world.
• Untrained and amateur artists
Our guest artist will be Steven Spencer. Steven is a successful artist and art teacher, but early in his career he was the embodiment of an “Outsider” artist. He lived on the streets of Philadelphia, creating drawings for people in Rittenhouse Square to earn what little money he could. Steven’s journey ─ from promising and talented student, to near death through depression and addiction, and finally to redemption and success ─ is an inspiration that must be shared.
To read Steven’s entire and miraculous story, click HERE.
Join us for the reception on Friday, June 16.
First on Friday, June 16, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Markeim will host a private artist-only reception from 5-7 PM for the participating artists and their guests.
Later on Friday, June 16, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, join us for a special catered event. Tickets are required. Tickets are $30 each, a pair for $50. Participating artists may attend for free, but tickets are required for all guests. Proceeds from this event will go to four area non-profits: Fellowship House of South Camden, Faces of Change, Rotary Club of Haddonfield and Markeim Arts Center. A portion of the ticket price may be tax deductible.
Reception will include live music, catered food and open bar. There will be a special presentation given by Lucy DuBose and artist Steven Spencer. An art auction may follow.
For tickets and more info, click HERE.