The People’s Biennial has officially opened at Haverford College! At the opening on Friday evening, we saw hundreds of art-lovers visit the show.
This was one of the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery’s more playful openings, with food from each region represented in biennial and Rudy Speerchneider serving up homemade ice cream. Of course, the ice cream ran out, but visitors had a chance to try unique flavors like cheesesteak ice cream and Amish berry pie ice cream.
Biennial artist Maiza Hixson used the opening to start on a new project by interviewing guests about the show.
After months of reading about the People’s Biennial and looking at photos in the catalog, Friday was my first chance to finally see the show in the flesh. It is great to see just how much talent is out there on the edges of the contemporary art world. All too often, the art world feels New York-centric, but Reno and the rest of the cities represented in the Biennial have got some serious talent too!
Here are some photos from opening night: