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Pop Up Art KSQ holds four shows at First Friday Art Stroll

11/06/2018 11:53AM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

Pop Up Art KSQ, a new consortium of artists in the Kennett Square area, joined forces with the First Friday Art Stroll on Nov. 2 with four gallery events of its own that featured works by 12 local artists.

A residence on Maiden Lane served as one stop of the tour, and featured work by painters Racer LeVan, David Leonard and Lindsey Hardy, as well as sculptor Andrew Jacob, and photographs and paintings by Caitlin Kelley. At 316 S. Union St., artist Dan Borkoski gave visitors the chance to view his photographs of Kennett Square, seen on projectors and slides, through 3-D viewers.

At Church Alley, Lisa Marie Patzer's “Tinker's Stew” exhibit was a multi-media installation made from found 16-millimeter still photographs, taken in the 1960s, that were stacked together and manipulated into a video.

Pop Up Art KSQ's Art After Party, held on Magnolia Street, featured the work of silk graffiti artist Aubrie Costello, printmaker Becky Brakeall, sculptor Geoffrey Dubinsky, illustrator Julia Jay Hardman, sculptures by Leila Bateman, Steven Dailey, Morgan Dummitt, John Greig, Brendan Keen and Joshua Koffman of Traction Company, and was catered by Anna Altieri of Grounded Gatherers.

The event also included live music by Kyle Fetzer, Aaron Morgan, Christopher Thornton and Matt Willoughby.

Pop Up Art KSQ grew out of an idea by local artists Caroline Roosevelt, Caitlin Kelley and Laura Mulhern to form an alliance to showcase the work of local painters, illustrators, artisans and multi-media artists, in partnership with Historic Kennett Square and its First Friday Art Stroll. It kicked off on Nov. 3, 2017, when more than 150 guests visited four homes in downtown Kennett Square for "Home is Where the Art Is," sponsored by Kennett Township, that featured the work of seven artists, as well as food and beverages.

Pop Up Art KSQ's tour coincided with Historic Kennett Square's monthly First Friday Art Stroll, which featured the work of 20 local artists at Century 21 on North Union Street; Marche, Milou, the Square Pear Gallery, April Heather Art, the studio of Robert C. Jackson and the Kennett Symphony on State Street; Trover Nine on South Broad Street; and Works on South Walnut Street. In addition, the walking tour also included “Dia De Los Muertos: A Journey to Mictlan,” held at the Garage Community & Youth Center; and musical performances at Groove KSQ on Church Street.

To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email