Duke Riley Artist Reception

Thursday, 2/4/2010 6:00pm

Event Type

Special Event

Join HSP for the opening of a unique art installation created by contemporary artist Duke Riley. Riley uses old maps and documents about Petty’s Island from HSP’s collection as inspiration for his project. Riley will explore the little-known history of Petty's Island and “reclaim” the island on behalf of Ralson Laird, an Irish immigrant who once called the island home. This event is part of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international festival celebrating print in contemporary art. The exhibit will continue through April 11.