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Home is with me
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:55

Participated + Attended = Fun

My submission #232 | Home is with me

Preview Party + Benefit Sale: January 29 -31, 2016

Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co

530 West 22nd Street, New York, NY

Since 1998, Visual AIDS has produced the annual Postcards From The Edge exhibition and benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, each piece is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased.

Ritual Book Show Reception
RiTUAL single-sheet book show @ HBHQ
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 13:16

Twentyeight(28) books SOLD at artist reception December 5, 2015 | 4 - 7PM

Show runs until February 29, 2016

Heavy Bubble Head Quarters

1241 Carpenter Studios, Philadelphia

Second biennial single-sheet book show.

My books, HOME + MIND, both sold

Media used is embossing, solarplate etching, sumi-e ink on BFK Rives.

5.5" height x 4.25" width

Book sleeve included


RiTUAL online catalog>


Kiki Smith at the Park Avenue Armory
A Conversation with artist Kiki Smith + curator Windy Weitman at the IFPDA Print Fair
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 08:04


An impressive talk with Kiki Smith, sharing her commitment to her work with the public.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

11 am - 12 pm

Held in the Park Avenue Armory's Board of Officer's Room, attendees were surrounded by the sumptuousness of the Gilded Age. Built from 1877 to 1881 by the seventh National Guard Regiment and used today as an intimate art and performance hall. The room was orginally created by Herter Brothers, among the great design firms of the late-19th-centuery Amercian Aesthetic Movement.

Exhibit at Brigeton House
River's Edge Gallery at Bridgeton House on the Delaware
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 07:40

Insects too Lovely to Repel on view at the boutique, American masterpiece, Bridgeton on the Delaware in Upper Black Eddy, PA.

October 27, 2015 - February 25, 2016

mother tongue at Then & Now Exhibit | Centralbooking OffLINE Gallery
Akua Inks second exhibition sponsored by Speedball Art Products
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 09:57


Opening Reception: Friday, October 9, 2015 | 6-8pm

On View: October 9 – November 1, 2015

21 Ludlow Street
New York, NY

Akua Inks second exhibition sponsored by Speedball Art Products, featuring feature two works from (10) selected artists, one representing their past work and one specifically created for inclusion in this exhibition.


Startled Response: watercolor of SawFly Insect
Generously sponsored by Heavy Bubble Portfolio Websites for Artists + PysankyUSA
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:25


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours POST East  October 3 - 4, 2015

During the POST event, I was a guest artist in the Heavy Bubble Head Quarters at 1241 Carpenter Studios, located in the Hawthorne neighborhood of South Philadelphia.

All day Saturday + Sunday I had an open workshop demonstrating the 1000 years old method of Japanese decorative papermaking, Itajime Shibori.

Open to the public and free of charge, this well received event was a hands-on experience of expression and creativity through unlimited pattern and color.

PD Packard and Stella Untalan at POST October 3 - 4, 2015
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours | October 3 - 4, 2015 | Heavy Bubble HQ
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:50

Pattern + Color Unlimited through Itajime Shibori:

Japanese Decorative Papermaking


During the POST event, I will be demonstrating how to create Itajime Shibori, a form of Japanese Decorative Papermaking. The workshop will be held on the third floor of the Heavy Bubble HQ at 1241 Carpenter Studios, located in South Philadelphia.


Open to the public and free of charge, this event will be a hands-on experience of expression and creativity through unlimited pattern and color.


In addition, I will be exhibiting a selection of my watercolors from the ongoing series, Insects Too Lovely To Repel, in the HQ studio. The HBHQ hallways also house the extensive exhibit of Stella Untalan's, 366 iPHONEPROJECT #drawingaday.


Event Schedule:

All day Saturday + Sunday, 12 – 6pm

For children 8 years - adult