First Friday on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill is tonight. Many shops on the Avenue will be keeping their doors open until 8 p.m.
The event of the night will be at Nichols Berg Gallery , 8611 Germantown Avenue, which is hosting a reception to launch an art show by local artist Lynnette Shelley called “Lynne Shelley’s Curious Creatures.” The reception will run from 6 to 9 p.m
According to Shelley’s website:
Her artwork has been displayed nationally as well as at various venues across the Philadelphia and surrounding metropolitan areas, including the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST); the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences; The Straube Center in Pennington, NJ; Three Ravens Gallery in Ardmore, PA; the Brandywine Festival of the Arts; and the Wilmington Grand Opera House. Some of her creature drawings were featured in the animated short “The Spider Is the Web” shown at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, while more of her artwork was featured as part of an on-screen art show at the 2008 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. She also exhibited at the juried art show at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA, one of the largest fantasy / sci fi-themed conventions in the world.
Shelley’s show will run through February 26.