The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum. Works will be selected to create a cohesive presentation that explores contemporary themes and ideas within the arts of Philadelphia. The exhibition will be juried by artists Dona Nelson and Rubens Ghenov. In conjunction with the juried show, some of Nelson’s and Ghenov’s own work will be on view, and the artists will select objects for display from Woodmere’s collection that relate to the show’s themes.
On the first Sunday of every month for fifty years, a group of artists in Phialdelphia has been meeting to play poker and share ideas about art and life. This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the game, and it explores the work of the artists who are depicted in a 1970 representation of the game by Larry Day (1921-1998). Day’s aptly-titled painting, The Poker Game, is in Woodmere’s collection and it shows the game in progress with artists Armand Mednick (b. 1933), Dennis Leon (1933-1998), David Pease (b. 1932), and Jimmy Lueders (1927-1994).