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Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 3-6pm | Free to Attend
Asking For A Friend: Gallery Talk and Closing Reception
Talk Moderated by Chelsey Luster and Sam Merkt
Top: Artwork by Lea Devon Sorrentino + Lucia Alber | Bottom: Chelsey Luster + Sam Merkt

Asking For A Friend: Gallery Talk and Closing Reception
Moderated by Chelsey Luster and Sam Merkt
Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 3-6pm
Free to Attend | Light Refreshments

Join us on Sunday, February 16th from 3-6pm for the closing reception of Asking For A Friend: Vox Populi’s New Member Takeover, featuring a gallery tour and talk moderated by artists and organizers Chelsey Luster and Sam Merkt!

Asking For A Friend features artwork and installations by Lucia Alber, Blanche Brown, Gerald Brown, Briana Coleman, Natalie Hijinx, Zach Hill, Melissa Langer, Raúl Romero, Lea Devon Sorrentino and Roopa Vasudevan – ten artists who joined the Vox collective in 2019! All ten artists will be in attendance to speak about their projects and broader art practices, taking questions from Luster and Merkt.

Free to attend! Light refreshments provided!

About Our Moderators
Chelsey Luster is a Philadelphia-based curator, visual artist and art instructor from Baltimore, Maryland. Her curated group exhibitions focus on exploring social and political concepts regarding race, gender, and sexuality. The body of visual artworks that Luster is developing is influenced by the impact that the current political climate in the United States has on black women. Lusters personal practice shapes her teaching style by her creation of a classroom that encourages and develops critical thinkers, observers of contemporary/historical art and the political movements that influenced the artists, and a students right to question the world around us. Chelseys mission as a creative is to design exhibitions that defy ways of thinking about the binaries of our existence, depict the complexities of her identity to form unity, community, and raise awareness, and to inspire children to be their truest selves to create a future that accepts individuality.
More info: / @chelseylusterart

Sam Merkt is an artist, educator, community organizer and doula. She is currently making curtains for her bedroom, painting pictures of her dog Peanut and his friends, trying to make candle holders out of clay, and embroidering ACAB patches to give to people she loves.
More info: @sam_merkt

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: or 215.238.1236

Asking For A Friend Closing Reception
February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
February 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm