A combined silk-screen studio/school/showroom and international residency project based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been carefully created from a sustained vision had by multi-media sculptor and progressive educator Candy Depew. Born out of an almost obsessive love of and for all that is decorative in the worlds of art, design, fashion, and color this long term project combines and compresses those loves together- hard. What started out as her Phd thesis/on-line magazine has evolved into a living, breathing, ever-changing, multi-faceted, sparkling sculpture.
This sweet spot affectionately named the CandyCoated Center houses the StudioSchool of decorative and design, an educational initiative that spreads the love of silk-scren printing to all that desire to embrace it.
Fun, productive classes are exclusively taught by Candy, trained Master Printer that learned her mad skills at the truly inspiring Fabric Workshop and Museum. CandyCoated is an hybrid of sorts while existing as a devout promotor of decorative culture and its continued daily practice.
In addition to hosting classes on silk-screen printing, the CandyCoated Center presents special salon exhibitions and film screenings featuring impressive works by internationally based artists & designers invited specifically to share their work with the city of brotherly love and you.
An unique project that imports Dutch talent to the US and exports
American CandyCoated artists, Pass the Dutchie, builds a bridge from Philadelphia to the Netherlands, enabling cross cultural collaborations
and exhibition. The latest exhibitions include Su Tomesen's "40,000 feet"
at the Crane Arts Building and at the CandyCoated Center, "EROTOMANIA" featuring 38 artists/designers from 17 countries, including Holland.
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