Closing Reception: The Woodmere Art Museum Annual, Labor Day (MON., SEPT 7, 2015)

Closing Reception: The Woodmere Art Museum Annual
Monday (Labor Day), September 7, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Woodmere website lists this event as FREE.

Museum location, and hours leading up to closing reception:
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill

Tues. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More info at

The accompanying image features “Dogs!” by Dumpster Diver, Jim Ulrich.Woodmere 2015 Annual E-Card

‘Unexpected’ Diver Homes featured on the Unexpected Philadelphia website

Alden Cole at Home, Photo Collage courtesy Unexpected Philadelphia

Diver Alden Cole at home,
courtesy Unexpected Philadelphia

When it comes to fun and creative reuse, the Dumpster Divers apply the same wildly imaginative eye to their homes that they do to their art.

On Unexpected Philadelphia, a new website and blog, Diver couple Dave Christopher and Kate Mellina lead you on a truly ‘unexpected’ tour of fabulous Diver homes. And, yes, it’s enough to send you rifling through your own stash for inspiration.

Kate and Dave will be adding more great Diver homes in the coming months, along with exclusive interviews with their owners. They’ll also share photos and stories about the unique people and places they’ve encountered on the streets of South Philadelphia – all with a Diver’s eye for fun.

We encourage you to check them out at!

Finders Keepers – 2015 Group Show

Finders Keepers (Front)

Finders Keepers
February 4 – March 27, 2015

The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank
16 W Market St, West Chester, PA 19380

Artist Reception:
Friday February 13, 5:00 – 8:30 PM

Gallery Hours
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Rediscovered, resused, reinvented, repurposed, eclectic and collectable. Just a few of the many words that desrcibe the unique work in this exhibit.. Currated by Art Trust Board Member, John Baker, this show features the work of Dumpster Divers Linda Lou Horn, Jim Ulrich, Susan Moloney, Ellen Benson, Dan Enright, Carol Cole, Burnell Yow!, John Lindsay, Eva Preston & Neil Benson.

Finders Keepers (Back)

Upcycling, The Art of the Dumpster Divers – 2015 Group Show

Upcycling, The Art of the Dumpster Divers 2015 Upcycling, The Art of the Dumpster Divers
January 10 – February 22, 2015

Goggleworks, Cohen Gallery East
201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601

Opening Reception:
Friday January 9th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Hours
Daily: 11 am – 7 pm


Who are The Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia? They are a group of over 40 found object artists, meeting monthly to socialize with fellow art eccentrics, share trash-picked finds, art-making, stories, field trip and flea market news and exhibit announcements

This major group exhibition will show how found objects inspire artists to create figures, masks, political statements, abstract assemblages, still life, works of art contained in boxes, and art used for story-telling or function. Their artwork is as diverse as the group and as the materials used. All of it is engaging, often playful, sometimes political, ironic and definitely delightful.

Upcycling, The Art of the Dumpster Divers 2015

Participating Diver’s:
Betsy Alexander, Gretchen Altabef, Sara Benowitz, Neil Benson, Alden Cole, Carol Cole, Randy Dalton, James Dupree, Dan Enright, Hugo Hsu, John Jonik, Ann Keech, Diane Keller, Leslie Matthews, Susan Moloney, Taji R Nahl, Eva Preston, Susan Richards, Leo Sewell, Ellen Sall, Joel Spivak, Jim Ulrich, Sally Willowbee & Burnell YOW

Special thanks to Ann Keech for organizing this event.

Free Neon Slide Show Talks by Dumpster Diver Len Davidson

Len Davidson Slide ShowFREE talks will be given by neon expert Len Davidson, author of Vintage Neon (Schiffer Press, 1999).

Davidson collects and restores classic neon signs, and about 10 of his 100 piece collection are on display in the Center for Architecture gallery and AIA Bookstore. Since 1979 he has also operated a neon design business in Philadelphia.

Len’s interest in neon was planted by growing up in Philadelphia in the ’50s, while gazing in childhood wonder at such iconic signs as the Levis Hot Dog, Sun Ray Drugs’ animated mortar and pestle, and the Boot and Saddle. His interest bloomed in the mid-’70s when he started a bar/restaurant with a neon ceiling while teaching sociology at University of Florida in Gainesville.

The talks combine insider insights on neon signs, technology, and history with stunning images of classic neon pieces. All talks are held in the  Center for Architecture’s gallery/auditorium, and run from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

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