Sunday, November 14, 2010
Down Ridge Avenue, past the imposing yet abandoned tower of Divine Lorraine, stands Cerulean Arts, a blue faced building among an otherwise uninteresting section of Philadelphia. Yet this tiny beacon of artistic creativity has brought culture to the area, with the massive piece of perspective mural work directly across the street, to the promoting of a wide variety of art in its windows, Cerulean Arts stands fast to its mission of bringing aspects of the Avenue of the Arts into north Philadelphia. Where most galleries specialize in one form of artwork, to one demographic of clientele or media form, owners Michael Kowbuz and Tina Rocha have decided to establish a center to meet the needs of all, artists and art buyers. From purchasing the ideal piece of art for yourself, Cerulean Arts tries to separate itself from the crowds of curators looking for the next big thing, from the art connoisseurs following the latest trends, offers itself up as an entity where anyone and everyone walking in right from the street or seeking something specific will find something to their liking. On top of that they offer numerous classes in some of the most basic forms of artistry, like acrylic painting to perspective drawing, to the more exotic like a traveling class around Philadelphia to major iconic buildings to sketch.
By: Ben Frommer and John Jones
Posted by Jay Jones at 11:55 PM