March 17 – March 23
The Neighbors Next Door
[Reviewed in the Philadelphia City Paper]
located at 37th and Chestnut Streets in the University City area, one block south of Market Street and one block north of Walnut Street.
Chere Krakovsky returns to Philadelphia, creating a kitchen space at International House for seven days in which everyone is invited to visit. Each night, a guest from outside the International House community will be invited to exchange information, experience, and ideas. Sitting in Krakovsky's kitchen, visitors can have a cup of coffee in the tradition of the neighbor next door with the awareness that "next door" spans across the world as a new global neighborhood and cultural concept. She will be addressing issues of home, vulnerability, adaptability and endurance, as well as how we embrace strangers. This is a performative work without a traditional stage or set time for viewing.
Joining Chere for dinner are:
Sue Spaid, Curator Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30pm
Christie Hallis + 4, Philadelphia Community
Thursday, March 20 at 7:30pm
Ben Neill, Composer + Amy Lipton, Eco Curator and Director of The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi, Ghent, NY
Friday, March 21 at 7pm
MaryAnn Settembrino, Solutions Provider for Unsolvable Health Problems
Sunday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Betsy Hill, Musician, NYC Community
Friday, March 21 at 1pm
Chere Krakovsky received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently in the MFA program at Goddard College, VT and resides in New York City. She has performed in various non traditional settings in places such as New York City, NY, Iowa City, IA and Philadelphia, PA.