Visionary Woman Award Exhibition: Meg Saligman

  • Meg Saligman

Philadelphia, PA – The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and The Parkway, are pleased to present an exhibition by Meg Saligman, one of the 2016 Moore Visionary Woman Award recipients, from September 10 – October 29, 2016. This exhibition, entitled Our Common Ground – Vote For The Good Life, features site-specific works that were presented at the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions held in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively. It is a non-partisan, participatory installation using vivid color, sculpture, and light to reserve a peaceful and resplendent space for dialogue and reflection during this tumultuous election cycle. The exhibition is free and open to the public.  The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  For more information: www.thegalleriesatmoore.org or 215.965.4027.

Meg Saligman is a muralist living and working in Philadelphia. She is known for her collaborative process and intricate designs which she uses to activate new and existing architecture.  Her national and international works include Common Threads (2005) in Philadelphia, a fresco in Mexico City (1995); a water tower in Tanzania (2013); MLK Mural: We Will Not Be Satisfied Until (2015) in Chattanooga, TN; Once in a Millennium Moon (2000) in Shreveport, Louisiana; Fertile Ground (2009) in Omaha, Nebraska; and Knotted Grotto (2015), a commission for the Papal visit to Philadelphia last year.

Saligman has received numerous awards, including the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Visionary Artist Award, and honors from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia’s Leeway Foundation.


ABOUT THE GALLERIES AT MOORE

The Galleries at Moore support Moore College of Art & Design's educational mission and role as a cultural leader by providing a forum for exploring contemporary art and ideas, and enriching the artistic climate and intellectual climate of the college, the Greater Philadelphia community, and beyond.  As a gateway between the College and the city of Philadelphia, The Galleries are a catalyst for creative exploration, experimentation and scholarship and function as a gathering place to meet, reflect, learn, challenge and create.  The Galleries' exhibitions and programs – which are all free and open to the public – create community through dialogue and participation, and inspire an appreciation for the visual arts as a vital force in shaping contemporary culture.

The Galleries at Moore receives generous support from Moore College of Art & Design and the Friends of The Galleries at Moore. The Galleries also receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Additional program support comes from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, the Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation, The Elsie Lee Garthwaite Memorial Foundation and the Lindback Foundation.


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LOCATION

The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design are located between 19th and 20th Streets on Race Street, directly across from Aviator Park on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Access The Galleries from the College’s main entrance lobby.

All of The Galleries’ exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

For more information please visit www.thegalleriesatmoore.org or call 215.965.4027.


Published on August 18th, 2016