Friday, September 30, 2011

Incredible Art Exhibit! Check it out before it is gone on Oct. 11th!


Main Gallery
8517 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa
Hours: Sat + Sun / 10-4pm

Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST)
Saturday + Sunday, October 1st + 2nd

We are proud to be a Community Partner for the 2011 Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST). For 12 years POST has brought communities together through the arts, arts appreciation and creative dialogue. Come out and visit the area and explore the works in the Wissahickon Park! Nearly every cultural venue in the Northwest is open and offering something wonderful, so come out! Many of the exhibiting "New Trails" artists will be in attendance.

Closing Reception
First Friday, October 7th

Join us as we celebrate the close of "New Trails" at the Main Gallery at 8517 Germantown Avenue. Drinks and light fare will be served. Many of the exhibiting "New Trails" artists will be in attendance. If you have not had a chance to visit the project yet, please attend! We would love to meet you!

Friday, September 9, 2011

*Building with Strawbale*

*Building with Strawbale*

Sunday, September 11th
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
cost: $80
7721 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
p: 215-247-2110 -

Join green designer Sigi Koko to learn the art of strawbale building. Workshops are hands on so be prepared to learn, laugh, and get dirty!

During the workshops, we will be using rectangular bales of straw to in-fill around exterior walls of an existing structure, then plastering those strawbales with beautiful, durable clay plaster. All of the materials we will be using are local and completely non-toxic, and result in thick, super-insulating walls.

- Overview of strawbale construction, including recommendations for our climate
- Overview of clay plasters & how to test soil for clay content
- Demonstration of all construction methods
- Ample hands-on experience of all techniques
- Handouts on strawbale construction and clay plasters