Meet me at The Watermark – October 10, 2–5

by Alden Cole on September 22, 2015 · 1 comment

TheWatermarkWPThe Art of Alden Cole
3 Oct – 12 Nov 2015
I’m being honored with my first one-man show of paintings and drawings in Philadelphia, at The Watermark, a senior graduated-care facility between 17th and 18th Streets, on the north side of the Vine Street Expressway. In the photo at left, it’s the skinny white high-rise monolith directly behind the scaffold-surrounded Mormon Philadelphia Temple that is arising. The show will focus on two aspects of my creativity past and present: fashion illustrations from my youth in New York City, and paintings, primarily recent landscapes in oils and acrylics. All work will be for sale.

The Art Gallery is on the 4th floor; meet-the-artist reception hours are 2–5 Saturday afternoon October 10. Show is up from October 3 until November 12. The Watermark is open 24/7. When you visit, don’t forget to sign in at the front desk.

The artworks which will be on display were selected by Junia Oliansky, the gallery’s curator, a dynamo at 91-years young, whom I met only a few weeks ago. The occasion was the opening reception for my friend Arthur Ostroff’s one-man-show in the same location. When Ms. Oliansky found out I was an artist, she asked if I would be interested in having a show – no nudity however. I initially downplayed the idea, knowing my work well, and thinking I had little that might work in the space. In conversation I revealed that I had been a fashion illustrator and Junia jumped on that idea – “What about a show based around your fashion illustrations?” and my mind caught fire. “Why not, and we’ll fill it in with some of my small contemporary landscapes to make it a now and then show.” To select the works, Junia personally made it to my door a few weeks ago via public transportation. Thank you Junia for your confidence in my work.

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nancy wysemen October 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Good luck Alden. LOVE painting of women outside her work-a-day home and In the garden. Perhaps elements make it too busy for reproduction as a Forever stamp…..


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