In just a few short weeks, we have all felt the tremendous impact of COVID-19. Businesses have shut down, performances cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future and the potentially irreversible damage to the nonprofit arts world has yet to be seen.
Theaters are dark, museums are shuttered, work has dried up, and revenue has evaporated. Within all this darkness remains a small glimmer of light from scrappy organizations ramping up efforts to sustain during these difficult times. CultureWorks member, Imperfect Gallery is working hard to stay afloat since all of their revenue streams disappeared overnight due to this pandemic, they're staying active on social media sharing resources, art, hope and doing window interventions for members of the community.
Their Spring exhibitions, potential art sales, planned events, rentals, contracts and fundraising dinners, all gone, what is untouched is their commitment to continue nurturing the artistic community so when this is all over, they can reopen this hub of arts and artists in NorthWest Philly.
"Arts and culture are imperative during difficult times, they help us face them, reflect and hopefully heal and grow, the arts express our experiences and emotions." - Rocio Cabello
Founded by Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello in 2012, the iMPeRFeCT Gallery was created with the intention and hope of becoming a voice in the community and in the ongoing conversation with the art world. The approach to this work is that of facilitator, where artists of very different persuassions can present themselves and their work with as much freedom as possible.
Programing includes monthly exhibitions, performances and other events; it is also our intention to bring art out of the gallery, with the creation of works in public places, the publishing of limited edition prints and an active presence on the Internet.
Every little bit helps, please consider giving what you can to a local arts organization! Their goal is to raise $10,000 in hopes of sustaining through September with the opening of their 9th Annual Germantown Show.