William Kosman - Artiste Peintre

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

#35- Paris and Philadelphia - See 2 New Works

                                                View from 915 I

                                                     Bastille Night in Paris 

Fellow Art Lovers:

Paris and Philadelphia

Two More Chances to See My Work

I’ve had some good luck.  Presenting the opportunities in alphabetical order:

Paris.  The Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie asked me a while ago to create a painting to help publicize its Bastille Day celebration.  I accepted, and as you can see above, the painting represents a Bastille Day celebration in the streets of Paris.

What I was trying to do is show the atmosphere of Paris at a moment of celebration, the lights and the music and the joy and the dancing.  I believe I get some of that across.  While painting this work, I really did feel a sense of freedom.

If you want to see the original, you can celebrate with the Alliance Francaise, because the painting will be auctioned at the event to help support the organization.  In addition it will be used for the invitations and other materials for the celebration.

The event is being held on Bastille Day, July 14, at the Independence Seaport Museum.  As the date nears, you can get information from the Alliance, at its website  www.afphila.com or 215-735-5283.  If you are interested in the painting, I can provide Giclee reproductions of it. 

On a personal note, I’d like to thank the Alliance for the opportunity to do the painting and to add something concrete to the celebration.  And I’d like to thank some good friends for their help, which was much appreciated.

Philadelphia.  As visitors to my studio know, the building that houses it is a very special place.  The building – at 915 Spring Garden Street – used to be the headquarters of the Reading Railroad.  But important for art lovers, for more than the last 30 years, it has been a center for the arts.  In the 100 studios on the building’s five floors, many talented artists have created, and continue to create, works that have enrich the lives of people who love art.

Now, you can see the works of some 40 of the artists, and these works are special;  they all show the  views from the windows of the building.  I’m honored to have one of my works in the show.  You see an electronic version, above. It's the original and smaller version of the large painting you saw in my last blog entry. 

Here’s the info:

The View from 915
Center for Architecture Gallery
AIA Building  1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

May 1 through 31
Opening Reception Thursday May 3, 6-8 pm

The exhibit is the brainchild of one of the artists, Carol Cole; Carol worked to make the show a reality and is the exhibit’s curator. 

Thanks for your time and your continuing interest and support.


William Kosman