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January 28, 2013

AIGA Philadelphia Presents MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps, February 1-March 31

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps is a new exhibit presented by AIGA Philadelphia exploring the world of maps. (Photo courtesy AIGA Philadelphia)

The artists and graphic designers that make up AIGA Philadelphia are presenting MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps, a limited-time exhibition that explores the technique of mapping as a way to present information.

The exhibit presents the artist’s views on the current state of the world through sculptures, paintings and works on paper. Scientific research is presented in artistic forms at the exhibit, like demographics of a certain area or patterns affecting various areas of the world.

Each artist’s deep appreciation for mapping is evident through the artwork at this unique exhibit. Maps are generally used for the same thing – directions, so check out this exhibit to get a different view of mapping.

The opening reception is on Friday, February 1 from 6-9 p.m. and coincides perfectly with First Friday. AIGA Philadelphia is located right in Old City, making the reception the perfect stop on your First Friday outing.

AIGA Philadelphia Presents MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps
When: February 1-March 31, Wednesday and Thursday 3-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 1-7 p.m.; Opening reception, February 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where: AIGA Philadelphia, 72 N. 2nd Street
Cost: Free
More info: www.philadelphia.aiga.org

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