Digging Deeper: ‘From The Ground Up’ Gallery Talks

Digging Deeper: Gallery Talks From The Ground Up Third Saturdays, May – December

Digging Deeper: ‘From The Ground Up’ Gallery Talks
Third Saturdays, May – December, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Engage with works of art and archaeological artifacts through talks led by archaeologists, curators, and artists. Each speaker will provide a unique, personal perspective on their role as it relates to the topics addressed in the two special exhibits, From the Ground Up and Mine Moonlight: Artists Working in Philadelphia’s River Wards, in the Museum of American Glass.

May 21, 2016

Amy King, Archaeologist/Assistant Laboratory Manager, AECOM

Amy King will address the overall project and will share her intimate knowledge regarding Dyottville Glassworks.

Ms. King joined AECOM in 2012 and has nine years of experience in archaeological investigations, managing artifact collections and historic material analysis.  She recently completed the cataloging and analysis of an extensive collection of manufacturing debris excavated from Dyottville Glass Works, in Kensington.  Ms. King is currently involved in cataloging and researching mid-19th century bottle and table glass recovered from domestic features in the neighborhoods surrounding several of the Philadelphia glass factories.

June 18, 2016

Terry Plasket and Amy Peseller, WheatonArts Potters

Join two of our resident artists, Terry Plasket and Amy Peseller, as they discuss their work in relation to the history being unearthed during the excavation taking place in Philadelphia. The talk will be informal and conversational as we explore the exhibition.

Terry has been a resident artist at WheatonArts since 1979 and owns/operates Plasket Pottery, Millville, NJ. He received his formal training at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, and Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.

Amy Peseller, Resident Assistant in the Pottery Studio at WheatonArts, has been working in clay for over a decade. She earned her BFA in ceramics from The University of the Arts.

July 16, 2016

Meet members of the AECOM archaeology, history, and digital media team!

Join us as we explore the exhibition From the Ground Up with AECOM archaeologists, historians, and digital media staff to discuss the history being unearthed during the excavation in Philadelphia’s River Wards. Be among the first to see the most recent artifact discoveries since the exhibit was installed! Enjoy activities that allow participants to explore the different aspects of archaeology and the I-95 project, including prehistoric (Native American) artifacts, 3D visualization and printing technologies, historical research, and a handwriting station.

August 20, 2016

Darla Jackson, Mine Moonlight: Artists Working in Philadelphia’s Riverwards, Exhibiting Artist

Join us as Darla Jackson, a Philadelphia-based artist, discusses her work. Darla creates sculpture that is sculpted in clay, then molded and cast. Her work lends itself to repetition of the objects created. She often uses animals as stand-ins for humans in her work.

Darla earned her BFA in Sculpture at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA.

September 17, 2016

Don Friel and Joe Mattson, WheatonArts Glassblowers

Join two of our resident artists, Don Friel and Joe Mattson, as they discuss their work in relation to the history being unearthed during the excavation taking place in Philadelphia. The talk will be informal and conversational as we explore the exhibition.

Joe and Don have been working with glass since the mid-70’s.

October 15, 2016

Meet members of the AECOM archaeology, history, and digital media team!

Join us as we explore the exhibition “From the Ground Up” with AECOM archaeologists, historians, and digital media staff. Be among the first to see the most recent artifacts recovered since the exhibit was installed! Enjoy hands-on activities and discover different aspects of archaeology and the I-95 project, including Native American artifacts, 3D visualization and printing, historical research, and geoarchaeology.

November 19, 2016

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Forever in Our Hearts (detail) Astrid Bowlby

Astrid Bowlby, Mine Moonlight: Artists Working in Philadelphia’s Riverwards, Exhibiting Artist

 Astrid Bowlby has noted, “Being an artist often feels like performing an archaeological dig on the sedimentation of one’s self while also adding to that sedimentation.” During her gallery talk, Astrid will discuss her current work and studio practice.

Astrid earned her MFA in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has been living and working in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA for twenty years.

December 17, 2016

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Don’t miss this final Digging Deeper program!

Meet members of the AECOM archaeology, history, and digital media team!

Join us as we explore the exhibition From the Ground Up with AECOM archaeologists, historians, and digital media staff. Be among the first to see recently recovered artifacts, including Native American projectile points and a nineteenth-century doll’s head, recovered since the exhibit was installed! Enjoy hands-on activities for all ages and discover different aspects of archaeology and the I-95 project, including Native American artifacts, historical research, and 3D technology.