Philly Photo Day Exhibit 11/10–26 Free Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 1400 N. American St. If you didn’t know that October 28 was Philly Photo Day, don’t worry — nearly 900 people in Philadelphia did. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center has put together an exhibition from all of the photos they received, so don’t miss out again. Go check out Philadelphians’ snapshots of scenes from all over the city during one day. Maybe take a photo of them while you’re at it… so meta.
Karmic Abstraction 11/15–12/31, 10 am–6 pm Free Bridgette Mayer Gallery, 709 Walnut St. The newly renovated and re–opened Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Center City will feature a group exhibit dealing with the “karmic cycle of an artist’s history of painting and ideas.” The 16 selected contemporary works from world–renowned artists will explore the meaning of a painting on a personal, cultural and historical level. All the work relates to the exhibit’s central theme of karma as the way that “actions reflect on future existence.”
Mexican Food Tasting & Agustin Casasola’s A Glimpse Into The Kitchen 11/16–20, 5 pm Free Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. Make like it’s Cinco de Mayo and get to South Street pronto to celebrate Mexican culture by viewing this powerful photo exhibition while munching on some delicious traditional Mexican food at the closing reception. Make it a doubly artsy trip by taking a stroll around the famous Magic Gardens before you go.
Philadelphia Center for the Book presents: the “Book Paper Scissors” Fair 11/19, 10 am–4 pm Free Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. Ever wish you could put all those Locust Walk flyers and class handouts to better use? “Go to the Book Paper Scissors” Fair to brush up on your origami, printing, and paper–engineering techniques in preparation for the next time you’re feeling fed up with your chemistry textbook. Once you craft your own pop–card masterpiece, check out the handmade artists’ books, sculptures and jewelry on display.