The artist and gallerist behind Philadelphia's Peep Projects takes us along on one day in the city she calls home (with a stop for donuts along the way).
I woke up at with a cat on my lap. I spent some time watering the outdoor plants. I answered emails and worked on some grant applications.
I made a trip to Lowe's (the place that takes all of my money) to pick up some metal rods for a new painting. I also purchased a faux gold watering can that I didn’t have the strength to resist.
I grabbed an iced coffee at Franny Lou’s Porch. The names of their specialty lattes (like Toni Morrison and Angela Davis) are reason enough to stop in.
I visited the artist Sarah Pater’s beautiful studio. She will be in the summer group show at Peep opening in June.
I visited Molly Metz's studio in Kensington. I saw her work at Fleisher/Ollman and was excited to meet her and see her new work. Her work was on Platform with Fleisher/Ollman in March.
Donut time! I treated myself to Okie Dokie donuts–one was served warm and tasted like a funnel cake dream. The grapefruit mint lemonade was very refreshing.
My friend Saskia Fleshman, another artist based in Philadelphia, invited me to a fundraising gala for the TILT Institute at the Sculpture Courtyard. I purchased a mystery print by a student in their educational program. We struggled to take a good photo in the dark. I was in bed by midnight.