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About

Who We Are

The Orchard Art Collective was established to provide a space for experimentation, exploration, and education for our collective members and the community of Philadelphia. The founding members sought to pool their resources, artistic proficiencies, and experience to create an environment of creative nourishment. The Orchard Art Collective is a flex space that transforms into a gallery for exhibition, a workspace for innovation, and a classroom for workshops and classes. The collective also hosts events and activities that enhance artistic aspirations in the community.

The collective’s focus is the promotion of quality, skill, and genuine vision in the contemporary art world. OAC is committed to promoting the work of under-represented and emerging contemporary artists. We embrace modern innovations while simultaneously cherishing traditional practices, techniques, and materials. Members have a wide array of artistic skills and backgrounds, ranging from the traditional to contemporary. Classical representations of the human figure and hand thrown pottery exist side by side with digital technologies and state of the art visual mediums. Orchard Art Collective aims to generate community involvement and interdisciplinary collaboration between the artists of Philadelphia and beyond.

Co-Founder

Charlie Cunningham

Charlie is a multi-media artist, sculptor, and educator based in Philadelphia.

Co-Founder & Director

Yelizaveta Masalimova

Yelizaveta (aka Liza) is a Ukrainian-American multi-media figure sculptor, artist, and educator living in Philadelphia.

Artist & Educator

Roberto Lugo

Roberto is an American potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator.

Artist & Technologist

David Cool

David explores the intersection between art, math, music & digital fabrication processes.

Graphic & Web Designer

Nancy Kam

Nancy is a Korean-American freelance designer from Philadelphia.

Gallery & Studio Intern

Liv Pancheri

Liv is a Tyler School of Art student studying painting, art history and curating.

Our Space

We are located in the American Silk Studios Building in the historic Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Built in 1895, the brick building originally housed the American Silk factory. The space has exposed brick and wooden beams, with refurbished details like the windows and floor, which are original to the building. Our space is equipped with gallery walls for hosting exhibitions, as well as studio materials and equipment for art creation, workshops, classes and art events.  Thanks to executive member David Cool, we now have four digital projectors permanently installed to create immersive visual experiences, screenings, and performances.

Bookings

Our space is available for bookings year round.  Book our space for your video/photo shoot or event.  Contact info@orchardartcollective.com for a quote and to reserve your date.

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