Now Open: People’s Biennial

Posted: January 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: The Latest | Comments Off

Visitors at the opening investigate Rudy Speerschneider's Junior Ambassador Ice Cream display - Photo by Lisa Boughter

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:

Artist Rudy Speerschneider and CFG staff member Emily Mayer prepare to serve Junior Ambassador ice cream at the opening - Photo by Lisa Boughter

Artist Maiza Hixson conducted interviews throughout the evening with visitors of the exhibition - Photo by Lisa Boughter

Artist Laura Deutch talking to visitors including Huford Center for the Arts and Humanities Director Israel Burshatin in the Messages in Motion Van - Photo by Lisa Boughter



Artist Jorge Figueroa speaks with former CFG staff member and current Philadelphia Weekly writer Darren White at the opening - Photo by Lisa Boughter

Artist Howard Kleger checks out work by Joseph Perez at the opening - Photo by Lisa Boughter

A Visitor at the opening looks at the work of Presley Ward - Photo by Lisa Boughter

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