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Art and Connect with NextGen at Bok

April 18, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A painting of a sycamore tree in a forest by Gregory Blue.

Studio Incamminati and Natural Lands’ NextGen Council invite you, especially if you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, to an exciting exhibit of original art: Gregory Blue and the Landscapes of Stroud Preserve. This special evening celebration will mark the commencement of the dazzling exhibit, which features 40+ works, large and small, inspired by Natural Lands’ Stroud Preserve and created by artist Gregory Blue over the last several years.

Studio Incamminati, which will host the exhibit, has been at the forefront of the contemporary realist art movement for two decades. Founded by Nelson and Leona Shanks, it is now recognized internationally for its rigorous curriculum, accomplished instructors, and diverse outreach efforts.

Studio Incamminati makes its home in South Philadelphia’s Bok building,  an old school turned workspace — full of makers, businesses, nonprofits, and artists. Gregory’s work will be showcased from February 29 to May 3.

Natural Lands’ Next Gen council raises awareness of Natural Lands throughout the region and promotes opportunities for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to get involved in our work. Join us for a meet and greet with the artist in a unique and fun venue. There is no charge to attend. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of art at the Bok.

About the artist – Gregory Blue: 

For more than 40 years, Gregory Blue’s landscape paintings have taken inspiration from the bucolic imagery and natural beauty of the region of Bucks and Chester County, Pennsylvania. As the first major exhibition of Blue’s work in almost 20 years, this show opens a fascinating view into the artist’s evolving process and approach. Blue’s world vision is saturated with color, patterns, and textures encountered at various times of day under changing light conditions. The resulting exploration is a symphony of highly controlled yet powerfully dramatic tableaux that resound with brilliantly colored, evocatively illuminated rural scenes typical of southeastern Pennsylvania.


Studio Incamminati at the Bok Building
1901 S 9th Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia , PA 19148


April 18, 2024
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Event is free for everyone. Registration requested, to receive any important updates and communications. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below, or contact Martha

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