The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden is a visionary project that uses a fundamental need such as food as a means to initiate a collective and communal experience.
The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden, is a visionary project that encompasses a diverse set of goals in order to address a wide range of issues that face this neighborhood. The intent is to engage and connect with resources that already exist and provide a creative artistic outlet so that community members can participate in their own transformation. The project is grounded on the simple and down to earth concept of exchange and sharing.
Hidden in plain sight among the eroding concrete, unattended potholes and semi-abandoned brick homes on North Philip Street is a whimsical garden.
It’s the work of Colombian-American sculpturist Pedro Nel Ospina, who, when we meet him, is swatting away dragonflies and airing out his linen long-sleeve while tweaking a homemade drip irrigation system he’s engineered out of locally-sourced scrap.
Maintaining the seven lots that comprise his Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden is a full-time endeavor, a key part of which is making sure the the bushels of herbs and vegetables poking out of tire wheels continue to flourish. In Ospina’s mind, it’s part of being neighborly.
Excerpt take from Billy Penn Article: This Magical Sculpture Garden In W. Kensington is a Columbian-American Artist’s Dream
Warehouse On Watts is a centrally rooted mixed use space nestled just off the newly developing North Broad Street Corridor. This grassroots event space emulates authentic Philadelphia grit and prides itself on contributing progressively to the ever-changing neighborhoods that surround. Within brews an intimate community of small businesses and artists who contribute to the unique character and soul of the building.
WOW TV is a side business of theirs which is painfully under described on their site. It’s completely worth a 3 minutes scan of WOW Tv’s services. Rentals of sorts from production, streaming, entertaining and more.
This isn’t just an event space, it’s a multifaceted business operating a dynamic social environment stimulating many different avenues of community interaction.
Like seriously, thank oatmeal for the photos! WOW’s photo section expresses a unique hustle in this rentable event space, a thoroughly cool approach to not just providing space but assisting in the embrace of it as well. Thank oatmeal for the pics … they need to get a better “staff bragger” to hype what they do on the site.
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WE WOULD ALSO LOVE IF YOU’D SHARE THEM HERE!!!
Who knows, perhaps we’ll see if they’d like to help host the first LiveCarePhilly event
photos taken from their site, Gavin DiRusso is credited.