Pope: Farewell From The Quakers!

chestnuthillDear Pope Francis:

On behalf of Philadelphia area Quakers, we write to thank you for your generous words in front of Independence Hall about our immigrant forefathers and mothers who founded this colony on the principles of religious freedom and tolerance for all people including those who lived here before we arrived.

Your messages throughout your visit recognizing the poor, the immigrant, the family, the environment and the champions of peace and justice resonated deeply. Though we worship in a different manner on the surface, we recognize and embrace a fellow traveler in the Spirit that unites us all.

And, speaking of traveling, we wish you a safe journey home and, perhaps, a day of rest!  When you come again, please come worship among Friends.

In the Light,

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting


“Greet the Light”- a mind-altering sensorial experience.

Christa DiMarco reviews “Greet the Light” in the Broad Street Review..

James Turrell’s Skyspace, “Greet the Light,” a permanent installation at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, 20 Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia. Advance reservations required: http://chestnuthillskyspace.org/visit/rsvp/


City of Designerly Love

Here’s an end of the year present for Philadelphia—a two page spread in the December 4 issue of The Architect’s Newspaper. It’s a fantastic story by Bill Menking, the editor, who was in Philly in April on a With Art Philadelphia press trip.

The story also profiles several architects, Dilworth Plaza, Penn, the Piazza, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, The Turrell Skyspace and the Folsom Powerhouse, mixed use housing project.

The Skyspace is mentioned at the end of the article. ArchitectsNewspaper_12_04_13


Skyspace Opens to the Public!

Architect Jim Bradberry (left), with artist James Turrell (right) and his wife, Kyung Turrell (middle).

Architect Jim Bradberry (left), with artist James Turrell (right) and his wife, Kyung Turrell (middle).

Last month, members of the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting began worshipping in their newly constructed Quaker meetinghouse, which includes a Skyspace by world-renowned contemporary American light artist James Turrell that’s expected to draw visitors from around the world.

Beginning in the fall of 2013, through the end of December 2013, the Skyspace will be open to the public for sunset viewings on Tuesday and Sunday evenings and for sunrise viewings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Reservations available here.

During October 27- November 3rd we will show the closed loop during regular hours.

Sunset viewings begin at sunset and last for 50 minutes. Sunrise viewings begin 50 minutes before sunrise and end at sunrise. Visitors are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in. Guests are also welcome to bring yoga mats and cushions should they want to lie or sit on the floor.

There will be a new schedule starting in 2014.

 


About the Skyspace

Located between Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill in Northwest Philadelphia, the Skyspace at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting offers visitors from all walks of life a place of peace.

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