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The Sweatshop: Labors of Love

The Sweatshop: Nick Balko, Megan Bartley-Matthews, Lauren Comito, Gabrielle Lavin, Melissa Nannen, Anthony Vega

Our gallery space is up and running! Take note of the crown modeling and our big pink door in “blushing piglet.” This is the first of seven shows to be exhibited in the next year.  Each member of the Sweatshop will get a chance to curate a show in this space.  Be sure to check back for upcoming events!

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Tour Studios East of Broad Street this Weekend!

generalpostheader_color_forweb My studio is participating in POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours).  This free opened tour runs this weekend, October 3rd and 4th from 12:00 to 6:00pm. The studio is called The Sweatshop, which is located in the Richmond Mills building in Port Richmond.  The address is 3237 Amber St, Philadelphia. My studio is located on the 4th floor of the South Building (look for the big pink door). This is a really terrific building that is home to many local artists. Come visit us and our brand new gallery space!


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The Trends of City Sprawl: A Site Specific Installation

by: Lauren Comito & Megan Bartley-Matthews

September 4th to October 31st, 2009

University Arts League, 4226 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
Open to the Public: Mon to Thurs from 12-8pm, Fri from 12-7pm, Sat & Sun by appointment only. Contact 215-382-7811 or

The Trends of City Sprawl is an on-going and interactive work between 2 members of The Sweatshop, an artist community space in Port Richmond. This onsite installation is in conjunction with POST and The Fringe Festival. This piece is made out of an intricate web of recycled fabric scraps that have been accumulated over the last year. The networking of fabric clings to the architecture like an invasive vine, thriving on the infrastructure of the building. Everyone is encouraged to bring someone of his or her own to add to the piece.

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