‘Celebration of the Feminine' now showing at Franklin Commons

Guests viewing artwork at the "Celebration of the Feminine" Art Exhibit (Photo provided)
Guests viewing artwork at the "Celebration of the Feminine" Art Exhibit (Photo provided)
The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons (Photo provided)
The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons (Photo provided)

The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons held the grand opening of its second exhibition on May 10, Mother’s Day weekend, themed “Celebration of the Feminine.”

Artists from Phoenixville, Pottstown, Philadelphia, West Chester and other local towns exhibited their works of art depicting the feminine. What defines “feminine” is brought to life through the eyes of the artists: women from various cultures, feminine qualities in abstract forms, traditional vs. contemporary femininity, mother nature, female empowerment, unique or non-typical feminine qualities.

The exhibition will be on display in Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, through Friday, June 27.

Artists showing their works in “Celebration of the Feminine” include: Bill Blazak, Catherine Carney, Joanne Carothers, Virginia Conover, Alex Dausi, Erica DeHart, Caitlin Donato, Leslie Ehrin, Lois Ehrin, Melanie Fisher, Kirsten Fischler, Lele Galer, Linnie Greenberg, John Gwinn, David Katz, Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian, Annette LeMaire, Carla Lombardi, Sherry McVickar, Ginny Morton, Douglas Mott, Jen Painter, Derek Rodenbeck, Jeff Schaller, Lois Schlachter, Lynette Shelley, Sonia Sherrod, Nicole Snider, Aya S., Marianne Trebbens, Veronica Tronoski, Valetta and Erica Volpe.


“The Commons is a unique place for artists to exhibit work not commonly found in other gallery spaces,” said Katie Naber, Art Curator. “Networking and inspiring through relatable themes is what we are all about.”

“Fantasy and Abstract,” will be Franklin Commons’ next major exhibition, opening on Saturday, July 19. All are invited to attend the opening, 1 to 4 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Call for art: Artists are encouraged to submit two to three pieces for display at this unique gallery space. Contact Katie Naber for more information: 610-983-4632 (x6), or fc.curator@gmail.com.

About The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons: Franklin Commons, a 100-year-old industrial building in the heart of Phoenixville, had only four owners prior to being purchased by Palma, L.P. in 2006. Two of its uses through the 100 years were as a silk mill and a carpet mill. Today, the elegantly updated facility is divided into multi-use educational and recreational leasehold spaces.

The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons is a major exhibition space, created in the long and expansive hallways, and promotes the arts and local artists. The first exhibition took place on Jan. 25, 2014, themed “New Perspectives.” The entrance to The Art Gallery is accessed from the Main Lot of Franklin Commons off of Franklin Street.

Franklin Commons is located at 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Go to: www.franklincommons.net and Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FranklinCommonsPA.