sneak peak image of wall drawing in progress for "CandyCoated" Wonderland
opens this Saturday, May 4
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perleman Building !!!!
'mini-house/pavillion', in progress installation shot of "CandyCoated Wonderland"
It's ALMOST Here! We have been preparing in many ways for many months, now the time has finally arrived to open Candy Coated Wonderland. Curated by Dilys Blum and Laura Camerlengo of the Costume and Textiles Collection Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the installation housed in the Perelman Building commencing this Saturday, May 4 to November 2013. A focus on youth art making Highlights for this summer's educational programming include a super fab workshop on bike, helmet and skateboard vinyl sticker customizing. See PMA site for details, just click on pic!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! I can barely contain myself over how delicious this"Jazzmarnier" vegan Ice cream turned out! Coconut meat base with jasmine tea lingerings laced with lavender hints.....super yummmmmmm! Look forward to my delicious designer flavors to be debuted this spring/summer by our favorite outta this world tastemakers Little Baby's Ice Cream....starting with the mural dedication on May 8th!
We are booth #1 this year at this fab event on the waterfront in Philly!
Printing demos of designs we love like diamonds, KATZ! and bikes. Make & take a lil poster for your fridge or make into a lovey note for that specialness in your life- maybe mom. Click on pic for details!
screen printed ruby diamond wallpaper swatch
I must thank everyone for every thing, especially for your support and friendship. Without it, I simply cannot be. Thank you from
"Stellar", Screen printed yardage for mannequin "slip covers" for "Candy Coated Wonderland".
The Studio School is on hiatus until May
Well...because we are preparing to blow minds with color and pattern in collaboration with the
Costume & Textiles Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition, titled Candy Coated Wonderlandcurated by Dylis Blum, will be in the Perelman Building from May to November 2013. A special focus on youth art making highlights this summer's educational programming with super fab workshops including bike & helmet customizing with diamond stickers & fabric decoupage-ing and, of course poster & t-shirt screen printing!
Adjust your address books dear friends and colleagues!
It is with great pleasure, and with a renewed sense of freedom, to announce that the given name of Candy Depew has officially changed to Candy Coated.
Celebration of this unique milestonein life will carry throughout the month, extending into December with a proper party. Congratulatory messages are very much welcomed and genuinely encouraged, as are future celebratory lunch/dinner date invitations(wink ;).
Quick look at last month's happenings . . .
Meow! "Cat Walk" Fashion Show...
a public park central promenade became a fashion show runway for a moment. Resplendent of models adorned in one-of-a-kind garments full of bright hues, contrasting beautifully with that fall day's over cast sky. Perfectly painted into the likeness of tigers and kitty cats, models strutted their stuff: evening wear, leggings, capes, dresses and hoodies. Purring and hissing while unfurling the piece de resistance, a 30 yard patch worked skirt, the kitties turned the park into a mini outdoor paparazzi photo shoot for a quarter of an hour... more photos of the pieces in the collection will be posted on the www.candycoated.org website as it gets refreshed over the next month!
Aspecial thanks to all that partnered and participated, it could not have been done without you!
"Cat Walk" Fashion Show in historic Rittenhouse Square in partnership with the Phila Art Alliance. Photo taken by Dan Cohoon
'Street Cafe' sticker mural is @ the Free Library until January
Click on pic... little bike jumping from the wall mural composed of stickers at the Free Library Philadelphia until Jan 2013
Short n' Sweet December Class Sale!
Short on time, yet craving an art creating fix or special holiday gift making?
Screen Printing Classes are now just 2 sessions and on Sale!
Fun times learning all about how to turn your very own designs into an awesome anything! Demosinclude multi-color image collage techniques and repeat patterning, photographic screen burning (studio now has its own screen exposure light table), and even how to easily set-up a home printing studio.
December Class Schedule:
Intro to Screen Printing on paper/ fabric/ T-shirts
Saturdays, December 1 & 8 from 12noon-2pm
Mondays, December 3 & 10 from 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesdays, December 4 & 11 from 6:30-8:30pm
Fabric Yardage Printing
Tuesdays, December 4 & 11 from 4-6pm
Saturdays, December 8 & 15 from 2-4pm
email candy@candycoated or call 215.498.2153 to register!
This Thursday, I am pleased to present to you "Cat Walk", a fashion collaboration with Lobo Mauin partnership with the Philadelphia Art Alliance. This fanciful trunk show will roll into Rittenhouse Square (literally on a three-wheeled tricycle) featuring a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind garments. Models, fully made up as felines, will promenade the historic Square's walkways to showcase this new collection. Meet us in Rittenhouse Square Park, then afterwards to the Philadelphia Art Alliance for mixing and mingling.
Candy Coated Studio's "Diamond Power" wallpaper design featured in "Four Corners" at Minima
Candy Coated Studio's "Diamond Power" Wallpaper to be featured in this exhibition and offers a window into Philadelphia's current design identity: features pieces by designers and brands based in and around Philadelphia, showcased in the familiar context of a lived-in loft.
Opening Party is Friday, Oct. 12, 6-9pm
Oct. 10 - 20, Tues-Sat from 11am - 6pm at Minima Gallery, 118 North 3rd St, Philadelphia
The Screen Printing Studio School is new and improved!
These short n' sweet classes host 2-4 students, provide specialized instruction in and plenty of room for screen printing your very own designs on T-shirts, fabrics, wall paper, and any other flat-ish stuff you want to customize! The courses have been revamped as the studio has acquired a 4 station T-shirt press and a screen exposure unit for in-house screen burning! No previous experience necessary, but a desire to learn is!
These short n' sweet classes are tiny (only 2-3 students) to provide specialized instruction in & plenty of room for screen printing your designs on T-shirts, fabrics or any other flat-ish stuff desired. No previous art experience necessary. The studio just acquired 4 station T-shirt press!
Drawing inspiration from a truly vast collection of knowledge "Street Cafe" is a
collaborative site-specific installation by multi-media artist Leroy Johnson & Candy Coated. Captivatingly intricate sculptural street-scapes by Mr. Johnson conjure wall murals of patterned symbolic imagery culled by Candy from the Library's Prints and Pictures collection and will be on display in theProject HOME Cafe.
"Street Cafe", October 1, 2012 - January 2013
Opening reception: Thursday, October 5, 5:30-7:30 pm
@ The Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia
a curious image from the Philadelphia Free Library's Prints and Pictures Collection
Presenting this fall's fashion collection collaboration with Lobo Mau during Design Philadelphia in partnership with the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Taking our eternal cat love 24/7 theme and walking with it literally, a fanciful trunk show will transform the historic park's promenade into a fashion runaway with fully made up, super cute feline models cat walking about in adorable looks. This is not to be missed!
The exhibition, curated by Royce Epstein and Caroline Tiger, offers a window into Philadelphia's current design identity: features pieces by designers and brands based in and around Philadelphia, showcased in the familiar context of a lived-in loft.
Oct. 10-20, Tues-Sat from 11am - 6pm at Minima Gallery, 118 North 3rd St.
Opening party on Fri. Oct. 12 and panel discussion 'Localism and Design' on Sat. Oct. 13