Spring is the season for rebirth and in places like Philadelphia, where each season is so strongly defined, we just don’t feel like spring is really upon us until you get that sudden wave of regrowth. Every tree, every crack in the sidewalk, every spot of dirt begins to burst with new leaves, grass, weeds, and flowers. That’s when it finally feels like spring to us.
In February, Arch Enemy Arts issued an open call to artists to capture the colors, feelings, and symbols from this time of year. Out of nearly 200 submissions, 33 artists were chosen and whose work not only stays true to Arch Enemy's brand of new contemporary art, but also masterfully uses springtime as a device to tell us their individual stories about hope, rebirth, change, resilience, and purity.
Encyclopedia Botanica, a visual exploration of Spring in 33 volumes, will open on First Friday, May 2nd, and showcase the works artists from Philadelphia, and across the US, Brazil, Israel, and Spain - including 22 artists showing at Arch Enemy Arts for the very first time.
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