Monthly news & updates
August 2020
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Phone: 215-247-1603
Virtual Tours Available
Your Safety Comes First
We realize that after many weeks of quarantine, any social outing can feel both uncertain and welcome. The safety and well-being of our clientele is our highest priority and we promise to provide a safe, clean and welcoming place where you can relax and enjoy artwork that merits an in-person experience. Our gallery layout allows for safe 6’ social distancing. Gallery staff will wear masks at all times and we ask that visitors do the same. If you arrive at the gallery without a mask, we will provide a new, sterile, disposable one for your use. Visitors will also be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the gallery and all gallery items will be sanitized after each contact. We look forward to sharing our Fiber Arts exhibit and John Rais’s Connectivity show with you in person. As we all continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we thank you for your continued support.
Learn more about our COVID19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS.
Summer Exhibition: Connectivity by John J. Rais
Connectivity, an exhibit of new works by sculptor  John J. Rais  is on display through Summer 2020 at Gravers Lane Gallery. An exploration of kinship via nature and everyday objects, Rais’s pieces are a welcome celebration of compatibility in a time of separation and isolation.
Learn more about John’s process for creating his signature pieces.
John J. Rais - Making of the Lightning Table
John J. Rais designs and creates one of a kind furniture, sculpture and architectural metal art. He earned his BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Rais’s work is shown, commissioned and collected internationally. He has designed and created works for many architecturally significant buildings including homes by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn and Addison Mizner. His work is regularly featured in various publications such as American Craft, Departures, Ritz Carlton and Metalsmith Magazine. In 2019, he co-created and co-chaired “Looking Forward, Contemporary Iron Symposium” at Bryn Athyn College.
*John is available for private consultation.
On View
Henri Rousseau Comes To Life: Philadelphia  artist Dona Dalton’s “Homage to Rousseau” transforms her vibrant hand-carved and painted animals into a re-creation of Rousseau’s “The Dream.”
On Display at Gravers Lane Gallery:  “Une Exposition d’Arts Obsessionnels de la Fibre” featuring masterly-crafted textile works by more than 40 regional, national and international artists.
GLG Director Bruce Hoffman Featured in Fiber Art Now Magazine
Gravers Lane Gallery Director Bruce Hoffman is a contributing writer for Fiber Art Now Magazine. His latest article is, “Philadelphia Stories: Three Artists Influenced by the City”
Philadelphia is a city of heated sports fans, the cheese steak, and the Rocky statue proudly standing on the front grounds of one of the world’s finest art museums. It also has a long history with commercial textile production due to the mills that lined the rivers in the early 19th century. Artists Adela Akers, Yvonne Bobrowicz, and Nancy Koenigsberg each have strong connections to Philadelphia.
GLG Artist Spotlight
“Blue Wave #1333”
Material: Sweet Grass, Nylon/Polyester Ribbon, Waxed Irish Linen
Size: 16″H x 16″ x 11″
Debora Muhl
Whitsett, NC native Debora Muhl has been making hand-woven baskets for over 35 years. Muhl uses a technique of coiling in which sweet grass is manipulated and sewn together with waxed linen or artificial sinew. Gathered, combed and sorted, the grasses are left in their natural state for their sweet aromas. Her coiled sculptural baskets begin with an unusual cut-out segment of  gourd and are designed during the process of their creation. Each resulting basket is a one-of-a-kind free form sculpture. Visit Gravers Lane Gallery to see more of Muhl’s work in various sizes and colors.
“Tigger / Tiger…Or Who She Thinks She Is…” by Leslie B. Grigsby
Material: Glass seed beads (peyote stitch) over dense foam core
Size: 19″H x 18″
Leslie Grigsby
Leslie Grigsby, formerly of Chester County, Pennsylvania resides in Wilmington Delaware. She creates detailed sculptures using glass seed beads and thread. Her works are inspired by science fact and fiction, art history and nature. They are included in private and institutional collections in the U.S., Canada and Australia and have been exhibited in Canada and Africa. Enjoy more of Leslie’s work including  Tigger, Just Beneath the Surface (sea turtle), Life Desaturated (squirrel), and I’m all ears! (margay) at Gravers Lane Gallery.
Recently Sold
John J. Rais’ New Piece:
“Falling Leaf” (wall vessel), forged bronze
Size: 34”H x 9”W x 8” D
Dona Dalton’s New Piece: “Corona Bird”
Size: 10.5” H x 9.5” W x 2”D
Special Price: $1800
Gravers Lane Gallery, located in Philadelphia, features Museum quality contemporary art from an internationally recognized selection of artists. Works range from dramatic glasswork to cutting edge photography, one of a kind jewelry to beautiful paintings, textiles, and sculpture. Contact us to schedule a virtual tour.
Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm and by appointment
8405 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118