Awbury Arboretum: Lisa Volta, Holding My Breath Underwater: Art Show Reception

01mar10:00 pm4:00 pmAwbury Arboretum: Lisa Volta, Holding My Breath Underwater: Art Show Reception

Event Details

Lisa Volta is a multi-media artist whose work investigates waiting and passage and asks, “How much longer?” as we watch things grow, decay, transform, or reach their threshold. Lisa thinks about time speeding up, slowing down, standing still, time managed and wasted, and wonders about the long-term effects of time and the uneasy questions that come with it.

An exhibition of Lisa’s work, entitled, Holding My Breath Underwater, will be on view in Awbury’s Cope House Gallery from March 1st – April 28th, 2024. The gallery is open to the public free of charge Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00am- 4:00pm.

A reception for the exhibition will be held on April 13th from 2pm – 4pm. This event is free and open to the public, no registration is required. Artwork will be available for purchase – to inquire, please contact All proceed support Awbury Arboretum’s mission.

(Image) Lisa Volta –The Power and Helplessness of Crossing Borders on Screens, Oil and Graphite on Paper

About the Artist:

Lisa Volta is a Philadelphia-based artist who works in painting, photography, and mixed media. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and her BFA from Tyler School of Art. Lisa was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship to complete her Master of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has exhibited locally at PAFA, the University of the Arts, Widener University, Fleisher Art Memorial, and several international galleries, including Kid Ailak Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. Her artwork is in many private collections worldwide. She received the Hazell Award for Painting while faculty at Fleisher Art Memorial. She received multiple long-term residency grants from the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to work with Philadelphia communities and students. In 2022, she was selected to write for the Philadelphia Museum of Art blog for their Re:imagining Recovery grant, where she spoke about integrating work, inspiration, and education. Later that year, she received an Arts and Culture Grant from the Fairmount Park Conservancy to install a collaborative, woven photographic work at the Hatfield House. Lisa teaches art and design studio classes at Drexel University and is the Exhibitions Curator for Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.



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