June 30, 2017

International House and Da Vinci Art Alliance present INTERSECTION Exhibit

Opening Reception Thursday, July 6th from 6 to 8pm

International House Philadelphia (IHP) and Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) present Intersection, an exhibition of 35 wall works in various mediums, all illustrating abstractly or literally the point at which two things meet. The opening reception will be held on Thurs., July 6, from 6-8 p.m., in the East Alcove Gallery of IHP, 3701 Chestnut Street. The continuing exhibition, which marks the first of a new partnership between IHP and DVAA, is open to the public from June 30 – Sept. 10, between 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.


The concept of intersection also applies to the partnership between IHP and DVAA on several levels. Both organizations have a long history of providing platforms for underrepresented artists, supporting freedom of diverse social and political artistic expression, and building communities around a shared interest for arts and culture, whether it’s still or moving images.

Future DVAA exhibits in the gallery, which will change quarterly, will revolve around eclectic programming at the Lightbox Film Center, IHP’s newly-renamed moving image arts program, which is adjacent to the gallery.


Lightbox enhances its diverse slate of film, video, and media works with artist talks, live music, and other multidisciplinary programs, and regularly collaborates with leading visual arts organizations in the region, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. DVAA supports community-based arts programs, and cultural and educational exchanges through monthly exhibitions, lectures and events.


“We’re delighted to welcome Da Vinci Art Alliance’s talented artists and its patrons into the International House and Lightbox communities,” said Sarah Christy, director of programs and events at IHP. “Uniting with an organization whose mission is so aligned with ours is a win-win for everyone, and we look forward to our creative collaboration.”  


Added Jarrod Markman, DVAA’s executive director, “We are excited to come together with International House to cross-pollinate offerings and to create joint opportunities that increase visibility of and appreciation for unique art experiences in the Philadelphia region.” 


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Founded in 1910, International House Philadelphia is the region’s center for international arts, culture, educational and residential activities. It offers housing for students from around the world and high-quality arts and cultural programs, including its renowned film program, Lightbox Film Center.



Since 1931, Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) has been committed to enabling artists to thrive by promoting exhibitions, programming, community outreach, and access to critical resources, free from commerciality and censorship. To achieve these goals, DVAA actively engages local and regional audiences by sharing its Philadelphia-based space with the community at large and developing partnerships with other artists, communities and organizations. DVAA currently supports a membership base of more than 150 artists of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.