The Plane, The Ship, The Wall

Holding Our Own is the title of H. John Thompson’s exhibition at Napoleon this month. The installation consists of three objects, one wall-mounted sculpture containing a plane, one freestanding sculpture containing a ship, and a wall constructed in the back of the gallery. The materials used in the three of these pieces are of the … Continue reading

Cyanotype Process

POST East – So much to see! Tamsen Wojtanowski @ 110 Church gallery

After you visit Marianne in her studio @ Globe Dye Works – come down South to Old City where NAPOLEON member Tamsen Wojtanowski will be gallery sitting with her current body of work, a series of large cyanotype prints @ 110 CHURCH gallery. Tamsen will be there to answer all your questions about the process … Continue reading


Marianne Dages, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour 10/25 & 10/26

NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages will be opening the doors to her letterpress studio at Globe Dye Works in Port Richmond this weekend, Saturday 10/25 and Sunday 10/26 from 12-6 as part of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. Stop by and say hello, print a letterpress keepsake, and see an exhibition of recent works in the space.  :: For … Continue reading


NAPOLEON Members in Good Neighbors Exhibition @ Ursinus College

Napoleon Members Christina P. Day and Lewis Colburn are included in the exhibition “Good Neighbors,” now on view at the Berman Museum of Art October 14, 2014 through January 11, 2015. The  Opening Reception will take place this Thursday, October 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art Ursinus College 601 E. … Continue reading


KnightArts Reviews “Holding Our Own”

KnightArts Reviews “Holding Our Own” Chip Schwartz Calls H. John Thompson’s Exhibition “Cohesive” and “Museum Quality” In the review on the KnightArts blog, Chip Schwartz talks about the unusual combination of two historical events. He praises Thompson’s work when he acknowledges that, “By utilizing carpentry, retro rooms, and realistic renderings of actual vehicles, the artist … Continue reading

Tamsen Wojtanowski: Shelter, Book

Napoleon Member Tamsen Wojtanowski Makes Philly Mag’s First Friday Picks for Exhibition at 110 CHURCH gallery

Tamsen Wojtanowski: Shelter Up through November 22nd, Napoleon founding member Tamsen Wojtanowski’s exhibition of new work at 110 CHURCH gallery has been chosen by Philadelphia Magazine as one of their First Friday Picks for the month of October. 110 CHURCH gallery Tamsen Wojtanowski : Shelter EXHIBITION October 2 – November 22, 2014 ARTIST RECEPTION October … Continue reading


Holding Our Own: John Thompson’s invisible travelers: An essay by Sally Eckhoff

Holding Our Own: John Thompson’s invisible travelers An essay by Sally Eckhoff When D.B. Cooper stepped out of the passenger door of a Boeing 727 in midair on Thanksgiving eve, 1971, he couldn’t have known what sort of mythical figure he’d turn out to be. Earlier in the day, he boarded the same plane, took … Continue reading


Talk at the Art Alliance by NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day

NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day will be giving a talk at the Art Alliance this Saturday, September 27th at 3pm. Day will discuss her work and the process of of creating the pieces on view in Fifth Wall, her solo show at the Art Alliance. For more information, please visit the Art Alliance website.



This week, Koch Plaza was unveiled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a (somewhat expected) protest was staged (via The Illuminator), resulting in the arrests of three of the protestors. Their stance was symbolic opposition to the Met accepting this gift from David H. Koch, a major donor to conservative causes. In using a projector to … Continue reading


Lewis Colburn: On This Site

On This Site A new project by NAPOLEON member Lewis Colburn A historical marker sprouts out of the pavement like a bright-colored non sequitur: something happened here, but it clearly isn’t happening now. On This Site proposes a different kind of marker, the placement of which is itself an historic event. Opening Reception First Friday, … Continue reading

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