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From Studio to Table, this is art at its tastiest!

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Foodies and art fans are invited to the Philadelphia Art Alliance on Thursday April 25th for an evening of fine food and fine china that will be a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.

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One of the Art Alliance’s current exhibiting artists, Molly Hatch, will be teaming up with Rittenhouse Tavern Chef Nicholas Elmi for a special dinner, which will allow guests to experience ceramic art in a novel setting, right from the artist’s studio to the dining table.

Chef Elmi’s Asian inspired menu includes bay scallops with rhubarb and fava beans, truffle crusted wagyu beef with spring beans and perigordine, and caramelized white chocolate panna cotta with huckleberries, all of which will be served on exclusively designed tableware created by Molly and her ceramics students at RISD. Diners will be seated in the gallery, surrounded by Molly’s beautiful ceramic installation ‘Reverie’, on display until April 28th.

This unusual collaboration will highlight Molly’s explorations into the “dinner plate as a painting surface” and the role that visual presentation plays in the dining experience.

The unique presentation won’t end at dessert, however.  Tickets include the place setting as a gift, so at the end of dinner guests can take home the piece of art they dined upon and put it on their wall…or on their table.

If you’d like to join us on April 25th for From Studio to Table click here for further information and to order tickets. Seating is limited so don’t delay!


PhilDELphia dj DEL Special Thanks

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The Philadelphia Art Alliance would like to give a special thanks to PhilaDELphia dj, DEL. CaveCast 005 was one of the best podcasts that we’ve had so far. We eagerly await his return for the second installment in the three part series exploring the foundations of Dance Music (dates TBA). In the meantime, he is grooving in Miami until April 6. His next show in Philly, A Tea Dance, will be held at Rumor on April 21 with Wayne Gefton.

Check out his podcast at DEL mix

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CaveCast 005: Foundations of the philaDELphia Groove: The Early Perspective

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CaveCast 005:Foundations of the philaDELphia Groove: The Early Perspective was the first in a series of three podcast events in which special guest DEL (5 Magazine / Do You Wanna Boogie?) explores the roots of Dance Music.

DJ, writer, producer, and music lover DEL begins his first in a series as featured guest in a special CaveCast series exploring dance music from the Foundations to the Formative Years to Where we are Now. This episode focuses on DEL’s roots in dance music in Philadelphia in the 70s, where he has DJ’d ever since. DEL takes us on a journey from the Soul Survivors to Billy Kennedy and Walter Gibbons and to legendary clubs Second Story and Catacombs.

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ImageImageDEL is a music lover, producer, writer, and DJ hailing from the city of brotherly love, philaDELphia, DEL has had a successful career with the world’s largest healthcare company while maintaining his passion for music throughout his life. Besides his hometown, DEL has DJ’d across the US, in Europe, and Mexico.

DEL is a senior editor for 5 MAGAZINE, the leading house music magazine in America, as well as a reporter for Traxsource. His DEL MIX series and 5 Magazine Residents’ Series mixes have been favorites over the years. DEL has also created edits and original productions under his philaDELphiaSOULmusic™ and Hurtin’ U Musik™ monikers. His recent release, “NO FAKE”, on Ospina Digital… has hit the top 100 on many playlist and download rankings.

Having played at seminal house music parties such as Sundae, Mi Casa Es Su Casa (Mexico), Shakedown, and PEX; through his residencies – Do You Wanna Boogie?, SHELTER(NYC), and Fridays @ g; as a DJ on WDFM’s University of Jam; and with his experience across a diversity of genres… DEL always shares his energy and SOUL as he “tells a story” through his music!

DEL credits his relationship with his late brother Jimmy (award winning club lighting engineer) and the incredible DJs at the legendary clubs, The Second Story and Catacombs, as the foundation for why and how he plays. The dancers and music lovers know that when DEL is playing, “SOMEBODY’S GONNA GET HURT”!


Philadelphia Young Playwrights

The Philadelphia Art Alliance would like to give a special thanks to everyone involved in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights.  This past Saturday, Feb. 23rd reading series turned out to be a great hit for everyone involved!

Kaza the Alien Spy by Zöe Levy-Dyer of Cedarbrook Middle School, and The Outsider by Brionna Mitchell of Overbrook Education Center were both directed by David Ingram and performed by undergraduate actors from the Temple University Department of Theater.

The event was hosted by Kevin Robinson (Board Host), Jaya Montague (Youth Council Host), and Caitlin Cieri (Alumni Host).

Here’s a couple of pictures of the event!

Sara's 3D set design for both plays

Sara’s set design for both plays

Sara explaining her design.

Jaya reading her poem she wrote for both of the plays.