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A last chance to see inside mysterious chapel, hear its history at Ci-Lines closing

Posted on 12 March 2015 by Mike Lyons

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You still have one more chance to see the inside of the enigmatic St. Andrew’s Chapel, the beautiful church at the corner of 42nd and Spruce that hasn’t been regularly open to the public for 40 years.

Earlier this month the chapel hosted the temporary art installation “Ci-Lines” by Aaron Asis. The installation’s closing on Saturday will include “Stories of St. Andrew’s,” a discussion featuring three experts on the history of churches in the city.

St. Andrew’s was built in 1923 by the Philadelphia Divinity School to educate Episcopal priests and has not been open to the public since 1974. Learn more about the church’s history during the talk, which runs from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Speakers will include:

Davis d’Ambly – A liturgical artist who has worked in churches all over the city.

Michael Krasluski – A librarian and professor at the University of the Sciences who curated the Philadelphia Studies blog, which tells the history of the city’s Episcopal churches through parish archives.

Bob Legani – A member of the last graduating class of the Philadelphia Divinity School and a sacrastan who prepared the chapel for daily services for three years.

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UCAL presents ‘Art in the Open’ at the gallery and ‘Ci-Lines’ at historic St. Andrews Chapel

Posted on 18 February 2015 by ranafayez

The University City Arts League (UCAL) is preparing for two big weekends as it will be opening two concurrent exhibitions. “Art in the Open,” a group show of eight multidisciplinary artists will open at noon this Friday at the UCAL Gallery (4226 Spruce St), and New York artist Aaron Asis will present “Ci-Lines,” a pop-up satellite installation across the street at the historic St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel (42nd and Spruce, entrance at 42nd and Locust) starting next Saturday, Feb. 28. This will be a rare opportunity to get inside St. Andrew’s.

Artintheopen“Art in the Open” is part of an annual event series. Over the course of four days in May 2014, thirty artists created art inspired by the landscape along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River. Materials used to create their works along the River Walk include sound, spray paint, string and electrical tape. The UCAL gallery will host eight of the artists participating in the program: Noemi Armstrong, Aaron Asis, Lewis Colburn, Heejin Jang, Tom Judd, Eun Hye Kang, Tyler Kline, and Mat Tomezsko. The featured artists hail from as far as South Korea and as near as Philadelphia. This event will be the second of three parts of the “Art in the Open” series. The opening reception will take place this Friday (Feb. 20) from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will be available for public viewing from February 20 until March 20, from noon to 6 p.m.  Continue Reading

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