HAHA Magazine asked The Dutch Umbrella Share Program if they would turn over their classic white umbrellas to five local Philadelphia artists to use as a blank canvas. The results of which were chronicled through five, four minute videos called, The HAHA Mag Dutch Umbrella Episodes. The artist’s umbrellas were exhibited at Paradigm Gallery + Studio for a month and then auctioned off. Proceeds from the auction went toward children’s art programming in Philadelphia.
ISH KNITS (JESSIE HEMMONS)
In our final episode, the spotlight is on notorious Philadelphia Yarn Bomber, Jessie Hemmons. You might have seen her colorful bombs wrapped around trees in Rittenhouse or cozied up on bike racks around the city. Our host Lily delphia sits down with Jessie to chat about her inspiration for the project.
To see more of Jessie’s work hit up her website: www.ishknits.com
And remember, this Friday, November 12, join yours truly along with HAHA Magazine and all of our amazing artists at Paradigm Gallery to celebrate the completion of the Dutch Umbrella Project.
DJ PHSH will be spinning starting at 7 PM – which is when the beer starts flowing. The gallery is located at 2020 South Street and we will be pumping art and antics into the evening. Proceeds will benefit children’s art programming in Philadelphia. On behalf of HAHA Magazine, I thank you so much for all your support during the production of this project – we can’t wait to see your faces on Friday!
By now I’m sure you’ve all seen The Dutch Umbrella Episodes…
So you know that ‘The Dutch Umbrella Share Program’ gave us some of their signature white umbrellas; and we passed them on to some rad local artists to reimagine. Now that the umbrellas are finally finished, we’re gonna celebrate the completion of the project with an insane HAHA MAG Auction – complete with mustache styled paddles (it is No Shave November after all).
We hope everyone has enjoyed following the project and will come out and celebrate with us & the artists. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting the artists themselves and various local arts charities.
DJ PHSH starts spinning the tunes & the beer starts flowing at 7pm.
The Auction starts at 8pm Sharp!
*All 12 Umbrellas will be on display at Paradigm Gallery starting 11/8
if you want to check out the goods before the bidding starts.