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Tim Eads is a change maker who creates opportunities for people to reconnect with a sense of child-like wonder, to be surprised by designs, sounds or crazy construction, and to spend time discovering small moments of beauty or meaning inside a fun-house of playful creativity. Tim Eads received his BFA from Texas Tech University and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Recent exhibitions include his works at Vox Populi, Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, and Pentimenti, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE; Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; Penn State School of Visual Arts, State College, PA; Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI; Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX; Kemijarvi Gallery, Galleria Kohina, Joensuu, Finland to name a few. Eads is in the public collections of The West Collection, Kirkland Museum of Decorative Arts, The Please Touch Museum and The Baronette Renaissance Hotel. Eads has been a visiting lecturer and critic at The University of the Arts, Moore College of Art and Design, Murray State University, and Penn State University. He is a Project Technician and Printer at the Fabric Workshop and Museum.
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Joe Bartram is an artist and curator working in Philadelphia. Bartram received his BFA from the University of Akron in 2012 where he studied sculpture. Working with large scale installation, his work often employs a variety of materials that are transformed through industrial and technological processes. Bartram visual framework inhabits an architecture of theater, narrative, and metaphor. This kind of hierarchy and dislocation of from help to abstract his understanding of time and our relationship to place, objects, and perception of memory. Outside of the studio, Bartram has worked for The University of Akron, Art Research Enterprises, The Art Fair Company, NCECA, Kohler Co, and most recently The Clay Studio.
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Joe PatitucciCurator of Music and Multimedia
Joe Patitucci is an artist and curator working to create immersive and engaging collective experiences that build community and open up new ways of seeing space. A central part of Patitucci’s work is the creation of opportunities for wayfinding and self-exploration through semi-controlled environments. Guests at events curated by Joe are seen as participants in a ritual of self-discovery. Through interactions generated by the non-linear arrangement of work and through social media, Patitucci invites participants to extend their experience to a greater understanding of mental, physical and digital space as well as community. As Co-Founder, Executive Director and Artist at Data Garden, Patitucci co-curated The Switched-On Garden at Bartram’s Garden in 2011 and 2012. He has exhibited work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Center For PostNatural History at Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Boulder Environmental Center in Boulder, Colorado, and The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York.
Angela JubinvilleDevelopment Consultant
Short bio coming soon.
Raul Romero makes multidisciplinary works that materializes into video. His projects and films document and romanticize his relationship with his surroundings and pay homage to his experiences and quest for Neverland. Raul Romero's media production company see/saw makes films for artists, institutions, museums, galleries and small businesses. see/saw's goal is to make visions come to life. see/saw captures images that tell stories and carefully construct films to send a coherent and clear message. see/saw creates time-lapse, informational, educational, commercial, promotional and documentary films. see/saw has worked with many organizations such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, International House, RAIR, and Pentimenti Gallery. Raul Romero received his BA from the University of South Florida. Romero has exhibited at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE; The Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida, The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Fl and The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Fl. He has been awarded The William and Nancy Oliver Gallery Prize by Anne Pasternak for the 32nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition at The Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, FL.
Carlos Avendaño is an artist and photographer working in Philadelphia. His work explores inner-city neighborhoods and other public spaces to create visual commentaries on identity, consumerism, and capitalism. He utilizes a variety of banal found source material to produce his work—such as urban decay, vandalism, post-consumer waste, and the like, and juxtaposes these images to create new perspectives and contexts for these subjects, often glorifying the state of decay or the absurdity of a subject or idea. Avendaño has exhibited his work at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; The Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia; Philadelphia City Hall Art Gallery; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Metro Gallery, Los Angeles; and Bamboo Lane Gallery, Los Angeles. Avendaño currently works as a photographer and photo archivist at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
About our collaboration.
Our mission is to bring large-scale, innovative art installations combined with experimental live musical performances to unused venues in Philadelphia. This project will allow emerging artists the chance to design, execute and exhibit substantial new projects. Each artist will be provided time, funding, space, and an exhibition so they can experience the full cycle of creativity from idea to public engagement. Funding for the project will be raised through Indiegogo and distributed to the selected artists. The project will benefit Philadelphia by inviting the local community of Kensington, the various arts communities, gallery-goers, and students to experience contemporary art and music like never before.
We love what we do and love Philadelphia.
Force Field is a program of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region.