April 3, 2008 - HeartWorks - Week long event in Philadelphia
April 3, 2008

Week long event in Philadelphia

Alex Da Corte; Run, Run, Run (2008)
Archival digital print-AP
36 x 36 in
Edition of 25



Donated works of art by Andrea Zittel, Jack Pierson, Ryan McGinley, Eileen Neff, Zoe Strauss, Alex Da Corte, Michele O’ Marah, Jeremy Tinder, Stuart Netsky, Michael Bell-Smith, Giovanni Jance and numerous other celebrated artists will be included in an exhibition of approximately 100 works at HeartWorks, a week-long event in Philadelphia, featuring contemporary art and music, video art, performance art and film by artists from Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and other U. S. cities, as well as London and Paris. This unique event, scheduled for April 18 – 26, 2008 and curated by Christopher Veit, will benefit Mazzoni Center, a health agency serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, specializing in HIV treatment and care. For the full roster of artists, visit www.inliquid.com/heartworks

HeartWorks kicks off with “Night Visions: Ear Candy” on Friday, April 18 at 7:00pm at Johnny Brenda’s,1201 Frankford Avenue, featuring performances by the indie-rock band Gang Gang Dance, David Jones, Kelly Marie Martin, Douglas Armour, Paul Slocum, Professor Murder, Chad Brown, Megawords, Meg Baird and digital artist Cory Arcangel. On Saturday, April 19, 6:00pm – 11:00pm, the exhibition opens in the Ice Box Project Space at the Crane Building, 1400 N. American Street, accompanied by “Night Visions: Eye Candy,” an evening of experimental multi-media, innovative video art by Alex Bag, photography by Patterson Beckwith in collaboration with filmmaker Joshua Callaghan, plus video and performance art by Mark X Farina, Alex Da Corte, Steve Hall and Cathee Wilkins, Michael Bell Smith, Steven James, Chad Brown and Buzz Pierce, David Dempewolf, Tom Bubul, Paul Lee, rapper Tara De Long and Paul Slocum.

From Tuesday, April 22 through the Friday, April 25, the HeartWorks exhibition will be on view from 10:00am – 5:00pm, free-of-charge. This exciting week culminates with the HeartWorks Gala and Art Auction on Saturday, April 26 from 6:00pm -10:00pm. It will include both a silent auction and a live auction hosted by Antiques Roadshow’s Alasdair Nichol. All works in the exhibition will be auctioned off. There will also be a performance of “Low Blow” by the saxophone ensemble PRISM Quartet and music with DJ Chad Brown. Attendees will enjoy butlered hors d’oeuvres, open bars, and martini bars. All HeartWorks events are open to the public. Tickets are available at 215.546.7824; online at www.inliquid.com/heartworks; or at the Wilma Theatre Box Office, 265 South Broad Street. Gala Patron packages, including limited prints by Alex Da Corte, Jack Pierson or Michele O’ Marah and tickets to all HeartWorks events are available.

HeartWorks is sponsored by Citibank, Walgreens and Lifestyle Magazine with additional support provided by the Independence Foundation. For more information regarding Mazzoni Center, go to www.mazzonicenter.org


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