…on the 3rd Saturday.
July 16, 2016
Media Arts Center & Gallery
609-B W. State St.
This month we are veered from our normal program, to bring you all something a little different. There will be no music at the MAC Gallery because we’ll be at Glen Providence Park for the summer concert series. Afterwards we are heading back for the July Exhibit’s Opening Reception and to learn about the art of brewing beer.
A Family Affair
Meet Brothers-in-Law, Joe Boruchow & Brian McConnell
Joe Boruchow is a Philadelphia based muralist and paper cutout artist whose site-specific work is designed to fit into architectural niches and public spaces. Brian McConnell is the brewmaster at the Sterling Pig Brewery, Media’s newest brewery, and MAC’s neighbor.
Boruchow Opening Reception
Joe Boruchow’s designs are all created from a single piece of black paper where all the white sections are excised by hand with an exacto blade and all the black sections must connect to the whole. Often quite small, the original paper cutouts are scaled up to fit their intended space. Exhibitions of his original paper cutouts continue to astonish followers of his work with their intricacy and craftsmanship. The intimate scale of the paper cutouts contrasted with his monumental murals, create a tension between the private and public aspects of the work. The blend of craft and concept combine to create powerful graphic images that transform the spaces that they inhabit.
with Brian McConnell
complimentary Sterling Pig Beer
7:30pm: Sterling Pig Brewery Tour
Brian McConnell has been a professional brewer for more than 14 years. His beer philosophy centers on using the finest high-quality ingredients to create a balanced, flavorful product. He began his brewing career with the well-known John Harvard’s Brew House and most recently was the brewmaster at Rock Bottom Brewery in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career, Brian has been responsible for myriad accolades, including Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado and the Real Ale Festival in Chicago. He has also been a part of multiple teams receiving the coveted Large Brewpub of the Year Award from the Great American Beer Festival.