5 to Watch, March 19-April 16, 2015

We are very excited to announce our third annual 5 to Watch exhibition, which will run from March 19th though April 16th, 2015.  This show highlights the work of five exceptional graduates from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and puts their work in dialogue with Avery Galleries’ distinguished collection of historic American art. This year’s exhibition features the work of Justin Johnson, Paul Metrinko, Samantha Mitchell, Thomas Paul Raggio, and Christina Weaver. Although these remarkable artists represent a diverse range of styles and subjects, there is an overall continuity in the quality and thoughtfulness behind their work. Please join us for the opening reception on March 19th, from 6 to 9pm. In addition, this year we will be hosting an artists’ talk, which will take place before the opening, from 5 to 6pm. This exciting new event will provide a wonderful opportunity to hear the artists’ speak about their work and to engage directly with them in conversation.