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January 13, 2006 - February 25, 2006
WHISPER DOWN THE LANE
Opening Reception
Friday, February 28 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery at the Science Center presents the group exhibition, Whisper Down the Lane. By inviting one artist to participate, the Klein Gallery set in motion a chain reaction loosely modeled after the children's game of the same name, resulting in a lineage of 13 artists that started in Philadelphia and ended in Toronto. Exhibiting artists include: Stefan Abrams, Jeff McMahon, Joe Begonia, Buy Shaver, Jeremiah Misfeldt, Aaron Igler, Sabrina Lessard, Norm Paris, Jackie Hoving, Dominique Rey, Chris Curreri, Balint Zsako, and Natalie Matutschovsky.

March 10, 2006 - April 30, 2006
ART & COMMUNITY X: MATERIAL SPEAKS: THE NEW QUILT
Opening Reception
Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Esther Klein Art Gallery welcomes the ART QUILT NETWORK / NEW YORK with their exhibition of fiber art entitled,
Material Speaks: the New Quilt
. When viewed as a whole, this astonishing exhibition of nearly 30 works by internationally
known fiber artists reflects the spirit of exploration and experimentation that defines American art quilts in the 21st century. While these art quilts explore and express aesthetic concerns that are common to other visual arts, such as painting, printmaking and sculpture, they also retain a distinct relationship to crafts and the traditions of folk art through the use of common materials and techniques.

May 19, 2006 - July 1, 2006
ART & SCIENCE XXI: SCENT IS LIFE
Opening Reception
Friday, May 19 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery and the Monell Chemical Senses Center are pleased to present Scent is Life, a multimedia exhibition that explores the powerful and personal nature of scent. Expressed thorough the unique artistic vision of Christopher Brosius, Scent is Life reveals how this most evocative of senses touches each of us uniquely. Winner of four Fragrance Foundation awards and described as one of the most innovative perfumers of the 21st Century, Brosius pairs his distinctive and reminiscent scents – such as In the Library and At the Beach 1966 – with text, visual imagery, sound and everyday objects to highlight the potent influence of smell on individual emotion, memory and perception.

July 14, 2006 - August 25, 2006
ANNUAL IN-HOUSE EXHIBITION
Opening Reception
Friday, July 14 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Featuring the works of employees of the Science Center.

September 8, 2006 - October 27, 2006
ART & SCIENCE XXII: SAVING FACES
Opening Reception
Friday, September 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Esther Klein Art Gallery in collaboration with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia welcomes the traveling exhibition Saving Faces. The Saving Faces Art Project was started in 1999 by Iain Hutchinson, consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital. Dr. Hutchinson, believing in the power of art to engage and transform, invited Mark Gilbert, renowned Glasgow artist, to become an artist-in-residence within his surgical department where he would work with patients, who had trauma, cancer or illness, before, during and after their surgeries.

November 10, 2006 - December 29, 2006
ART & COMMUNITY XI: ART WITHIN REACH
Opening Reception
Friday, November 10 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This exhibition will display the projects of the collaborative effort of EKG and ArtReach to pair area artists with ArtReach target populations. This project will be held in conjunction with ArtReach’s 20th Anniversary and will highlight’s the organization’s mission and history. Art-Reach is a nonprofit organization that joins the arts and special-needs audiences of all ages through organizations that serve people with disabilities or who are economically disadvantaged. Art-Reach's primary activities to overcome financial and physical barriers and make the arts more accessible to those they serve.
 


ART & COMMUNITY VII: THE AMERICAS
January 14, 2005 - February 25, 2005
This group exhibition features the works of 12 female artists from all over the Americas. The Americas approaches women contemporary art production in relation to the geo-politic distribution of the American continent. It will feature artworks in almost every media, including painting, drawing, photograph, sculpture, video, installation, performance, and digital art.

ART & SCIENCE XX: CRISTIN MILLETT – TEATRO ANATOMICO
March 11, 2005 - April 29, 2005
Fascinated with the human reproductive system and the changing perceptions of female anatomy, artist Cristin Millett will present Teatro Anatomico, an installation created at the Sculpture Space in Utica, New York.

ART & COMMUNITY VIII: COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIP
May 13, 2005 - June 30, 2005
This exhibition is showcasing the artwork of Philadelphia youth participating in educational programming at University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Community Partnership (CCP). The Klein Gallery has entered a partnership with CCP to combine resources in an effort to increase educational art outreach effectiveness and celebrate the dynamic arts programming that both organizations implement in Philadelphia schools.

ANNUAL IN-HOUSE EXHIBITION
July 9, 2005 - July 31, 2005
Featuring the works of employees of the Science Center.

ART & COMMUNITY IX: URBAN LIFE
September 9, 2005 - October 30, 2005
This multimedia exhibition will focus on Philadelphia artists whose work deal with issues involving contemporary living. The exhibit will touch upon such topics as overpopulation, pollution, terrorism and entertainment.

Faux Show
November 11, 2005 - December 30, 2005
An exhibition which explores the idea and prevalence of simultation in our daily lives - fake Rolexes, digitally altered media, soy burgers, boy bands, sweet-n-low, celebrities, Las Vegas, staged photo-ops.
 


ART-IN-SCIENCE XVIII: THE EARTH EXPOSED
March 12 - May 15, 2004
The Earth Exposed
project integrates Earth science research and education around the imagery of Earth taken by astronauts and satellites. The Earth Exposed project will combine science and art to bolster understanding of Earth system science among the public and K-12 students. It will create a set of animations, web-based resources and hands-on science and art learning activities on remote-sensing and the Earth science concepts depicted in the images for use in the gallery's school outreach program.
Note: This exhibition is in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Meeting of the American Association of Geographers to be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center in March 2004


ART & COMMUNITY V: NEIGHBORHOOD BIKE WORKS
May 22 - June 30, 2004
Neighborhood Bike Works, a West Philadelphia non-profit youth development program, and The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery will partner in a community arts initiative. Local artists, students, and others will be invited to create 'bike art' with used bike parts to be exhibited at the Klein Gallery and auctioned to benefit NBW. Works will include a variety of art forms and sizes, including sculpture, woven wall hangings, furniture, mobiles, paintings, and jewelry.


ANNUAL IN-HOUSE EXHIBITION
July 9 - August 31, 2004
Works of art by employees of the University City Science Center and its resident organizations.


ART & COMMUNITY VI: THE COLOR PROJECT
September 17 - November 5, 2004
On Color is an interdisciplinary project that will develop and coordinate a series of events surveying the artistic productions of those using color as a primary source for exploration. The series will focus on color as the umbrella under which contemporary artists, writers and performers reflect upon a wide range of topics.


JONATHAN TUCKER: PAINTED FORMS
November 12 - December 31, 2004
New York artist Jonathan Tucker explores the boundaries between painting and sculpture in his whimsical wall hangings made out of clay, plaster and construction foam. Tucker exhibits his work at Elizabeth Harris gallery in Manhattan and has been featured in reviews in Art in America and Art News Magazine. This will be his first Philadelphia exhibit.
 


NEW YORK ABSTRACT
November 15 - December 31, 2003
A group exhibition of painters from the New York City who all explore non-objective or abstract styles.


ART & COMMUNITY IV: BOOKS THROUGH BARS – CREATIVITY IN CONFINEMENT
September 12 - November 6, 2003
Art from the "Contexts" Collection representing prisoner artwork from around the country offering a unique and poigniant
view of the American prison experience


ANNUAL IN-HOUSE EXHIBITION
July 18 - September 3, 2003
Works of art by employees of the University City Science Center and its resident organizations.


ART & COMMUNITY III: COMFORT & JOY – CELEBRATING INTERGENERATIONAL ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
June 2 - July 2, 2003
They made friends. They made art. They made a difference in each other's lives by uniting their creative voices.
They are elders from the NewCourtland Elder Services facilities and students from Philadelphia area schools.
Award-winning intergenerational artwork at the Esther M. Klein Art Gallery.


ART OUTREACH PROGRAM – ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
May 10 - May 27, 2003
Works of art by students from Philadelphia's public, charter, and private schools who visit the Esther M. Klein Art Gallery's innovative and proactive Art Outreach program throughout the school year.


CHARLES COOPER AND JOHN HORACE STONE – PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE
March 15 - May 2, 2003
A mixed media exhibition featuring two Philadelphia artists who both address issues of biography, family and history
in their work.


ART & COMMUNITY II: SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT CENTER
January 10 - March 7, 2003
Works of art from The Art Center at the Southwest Community Enrichment Center, a human resource organization located
in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia that caters to the needs of the community by providing homework help, senior support services, transportation, and an innovative, open-studio arts center run by Sister Helen David. Artists featured
include Ruth Barkley, Ida May Sydnor, and other seniors and children from the Kingsessing neighborhood.
 


ART OUTREACH PROGRAM – ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
April 18 - May 6, 2002
Works of art by students who participate in the Esther M. Klein Art Gallery Art Outreach events


ART IN SCIENCE XVI: ELECTRICITY
March 8 - April 12, 2002
A very timely group show featuring regional artists whose work explores or depends upon the power of electricity
Ambient electronic soundscape courtesy of WKDU's Mr. Roper


ART & COMMUNITY I: COALITION INGENU
January 11 - March 1, 2002
Friday, January 11, 6-8 PM :: Live music by Jive Five Minus Three
Friday, January 11, 5:30 PM :: Curator's Tour with Coalition Ingenu Director
To be announced :: White Dog Cafe - Story Telling Series
Saturday, Feb. 2, 11:00 - 11:45 AM :: Slide Lecture Vision Thru Art: Working with Blind and Visually Impaired Artists
(Bob Fluhr, Instructor and Gallery Director, Allens Lane Art Center)
 


TIMOTHY HAWKESWORTH – PAINTINGS & WORKS ON PAPER
November 15 - January 4, 2001


TREMAIN SMITH – ENCAUSTIC & MIXED MEDIA
September 20 - November 3, 2001