Autumn 2016 Party!

grace hirsch / rita carroll

grace hirsch / rita carroll

The new art is up and we’re ready to throw down at the Autumn Art Opening this Friday at the Chapterhouse! We’ve got Grace Hirsch and Rita Carroll for the next three months. They will both be here this Friday October 14th @ 7pm to celebrate and talk about their work. Drop by and share your thoughts over a beverage and a snack! Hope to see you there!

THIS FRIDAY • CHAPTERHOUSE CAFE

Grace Hirsch • gracehirschart.tumblr.com

Rita Carroll • www.instagram.com/ritamcarroll/

OCTOBER 14TH 2016 • DON’T SLEEP

 

Sunshine Summertime 2016

marilyn foehrenbach / laura k. murdoch

marilyn foehrenbach / laura k. murdoch

We had a nice spring, but now it’s summer and the ice machine is working overtime! Why not stop by and cool off with an iced beverage at the Chapterhouse Summer Art Opening Party! We’ve got two artists chilling in the air conditioning all season! Start off the summer by coming by this Friday to see some new art, make some new friends or just chill and have a snack! Laura K. Murdoch & Marilyn Foehrenbach will be here to showcase their fine works. See you there!

Laura K. Murdoch • lauramurdoch.carbonmade.com

Marilyn Foehrenbach • www.marilynfoehrenbach.com

THIS FRIDAY • SUMMER ART OPENING

STARTS AT 7PM • JULY 8TH, 2016

Spring 2016 Show!

daniel hughes / james matusheski

daniel hughes / james matusheski

The weather is turning and the buds are popping so it must be time for the Spring Art Opening Party at the Chapterhouse! Our artists this season are returning favorites James Matusheski and Daniel Hughes. Please join us this Friday at 7pm!

FRIDAY APRIL 8TH, 2016 • ART OPENING PARTY

James Matusheski • http://www.jamesmatusheski.com

Daniel Hughes • http://danielhughesillustration.com

CHAPTERHOUSE CAFE • 620 S. 9TH ST.

 

HOUSEWORK February 20th

HOUSEWORK is having a reading this Saturday with three brilliant local writers: Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Alex Smith and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela. It will be great. Hope to see you there! The reading will start at 7pm at Chapterhouse (620 S. 9th St).

• Cyrée Jarelle Johnson is a black non-binary essayist and poet living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Cyree’s work explores femininity as resistance and rebellion, emerging femme thought, and community as a site of trauma. Their writing has appeared in digital and print outlets in the United States, Canada, and Europe including Feministing, Black Girl Dangerous, and most recently in the forthcoming Queerspawn Anthology.

• Alex Smith is a queer black activist, poet, dj, actor, musician, afro punk/afro-futurist chronicler of the naughty universe. Smith’s work speaks to the edge, to the post-fringe dystopia slowly creeping upon us. Too cantankerous and flamboyant for the Saul Williams wanna-be/def poetry set, too tribal for academia, Smith paints viral inscriptions for an audience of armed pixie insurrectionists. He is the founder and curator of the queer-empowered Laser Life sci-fi reading series, where he met his co-conspirators in Metropolarity, a sci-fi/speculative arts collective that uses the genre’s tropes for activism and transformative, visionary art. Selected by Rosarium Publishing for the anthology dedicated to the writing of Samuel Delany, Stories for Chip, it’s Alex’s flash fiction collection, “Gang Stalk Oprah“, with its lines hashed like an SAT-word injected SEPTA bus graffiti, and self-published sci-fi zine “Ark Dust” that will kidnap you, convert you, shoot you in the leg and then set you free.

• Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. And though she’s also paid some sort of rent in Lawrence, Detroit, D.C., Denver, Laramie, Havana and the Mexican state of Chiapas, Philadelphia has mostly been her home since 2000. Her poetry and prose has been supported by the work of The Leeway Foundation, Hedgebrook, Art Farm, Fancyland, VONA/Voices, Lambda, Make/shiftAs UsThe Rust Belt Rising, SolsticeAPIARY, Aster(ix), Big Bell and others. She is the founder of Thread Makes Blanket press www.threadmakesblanket.com and teaches at Community College of Philadelphia.

Winter 2016 & Grand Re-opening!

alex eckman-lawn / sean talamini

alex eckman-lawn / sean talamini

So we closed for three days to do some touch ups and we’re happy to say that everything is back to normal! Let’s celebrate with a new art opening party! We have two amazing new artists for this winter’s show. Alex Eckman-Lawn and Sean Talamini will be joining us for the next three months. Drop by to meet them and have a drink this Friday! Party starts at 7pm!

FRIDAY JANUARY 8TH, 2016 • NEW ART @ CHAPTERHOUSE

Alex Eckman-Lawn • www.alexeckmanlawn.com

Sean Talamini • www.illustrasean.net

NEW FLOORS • NEW STEPS

FRESH VIBES • THIS FRIDAY

Housework @ Chapterhouse!

Continuing the tradition of Chapter & Verse poetry readings at Chapterhouse is HOUSEWORK
This Saturday, November 14th we’ll be having a reading at 8pm with Jim Cory, Michael Cavuto and Fan Wu. Fan is a wonderful poet and translator and is taking the long bus ride down from Toronto. Hope to see you there!
• Jim Cory’s most recent publication is No Brainer Variations, (2011, Rain Mountain Press, NYC). He has been the editor of several important poetry selections (Packing Up for Paradise, selected poems of James Broughton, Black Sparrow, and Jubilant Thicket, selected poems of Jonathan Williams, Copper Canyon). Poems have appeared recently in Apiary, Bedfellows, Capsule, Painted Bride Quarterly, Skidrow Penthouse, and Whirlwind.  He has had fellowships, at one time or another, from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony.
• Michael Cavuto currently lives in Philadelphia, after three years in Toronto. Along with Fan Wu, he edited the Trinity Review and ran a Toronto reading series. With Dale Smith and Hoa Nguyen, he edits the Slow Poetry in America newsletter.
• Fan Wu is a haggard flux, a ragged baboon caught in a meteor storm, a cipher of himself. He spent this past summer approaching ‘straight’ DJs and, with a flick of the wrist and a kiss on the mouth, making them temporarily bicurious–hence his new nickname, DJ DJ Intimidator. In May of 2016, he will be publishing his first chapbook, a collection of translations very tentatively entitled “Hoarfrost & Riverbend”.

Starts @ 8pm! More info? www.housework-at-chapterhouse.com

YEAR TEN

flowdIt’s hard to believe but Chapterhouse turns 10 this coming Sunday so we’re throwing together a little shindig to celebrate. From 12 to 4 we’ll be serving up mimosas and hanging out, sharing crazy stories about this place we have called home. We’ll be having a grand toast to ten more years at 3pm! Stop by if you can!

SUNDAY NOV 1ST • CHAPTERHOUSE 10TH BDAY
 
TWELVE TILL FOUR • TOAST IT UP AT THREE
Hope you can make it!