Drifting Parade by Concetta Barbera

Philly artist (and former co-owner of AMBLE Gallery) Concetta Barbera has a show of brand new drawings called “Drifting Parade” at Atlantis, the Lost Bar in the Kensington Section of Philly. The opening is the evening of Friday, September 2 at 6 PM. Atlantis is located at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Hagert Street.

Her artwork combines old fashioned and dreamy aesthetics, using delicate and wistful lines that radiate Concetta’s unique charm and sense of humor. The contraptions and characters in Concetta Barbera’s drawings may seem a little dysfunctional, but in a good way – like people and things that can only exist in a little kid’s awesome dream. If you know Concetta, you’ll see that her work very much mirrors how and who she is. If you don’t know Concetta, come out to the Lost Bar on September 2 and see these drawings and get to know her. The drawings are great, and she is someone worth knowing.


Little Chirps — San Francisco

Jay Sacher back again with more localized, West Coast-centric art updates, plus a prompt for you to mark your calendars. My good pal and talented drawing buddy, Olivia Warnecke paints, amongst other things, birds on manila tags. Like the birds themselves, Olivia’s gouache renderings are works of beauty. Over on Olivia’s website, she’s got some great process shots and scans of the finished works…


If you’re in San Francisco this Friday, swing by the swanky boutique Bell Jar Shop to see Olivia and her friend Ashod’s work in person, and maybe get a chance to purchase one these little beauties.

Little Chirps
Artist Reception
Friday January 14th, 2011
6-9 PM
Bell Jar Shop
3187 16th Street (btwn Guerrero and Valencia)
San Francisco