Thursday, May 17, 2012


Hope you're all well. We're currently halfway through our last week showing a full roster of artists at Phantom Hand, and THIS SATURDAY, May 19th, is our big closing party. Hopefully you marked your calendar and got a dog/child sitter the moment we announced the date, but if not, you can let us know you're going HERE. If for some reason our closing is news to you, please see the post prior to this. The party is starting at 4:30; we're going to put as much of the remaining art on the walls as possible, this is the last night of Plastopia, starting at 7:00 we'll be hosting the traveling minstrels Sharkula, Still, and Fire in the Hearts, there'll be plenty of beer, Mama Heimer is making a batch of baked goods, food/drink donations are welcome, and we're going to do what we did every 3rd Saturday and 4th Friday for the past six months; pretend we're looking at art but really gawk at the weirdos walking down South Street through the big, dirty gallery windows with beers in our hands chanting "we look at you till you look at us". I guarantee a good time. If you have other Saturday night obligations, stop by anyway, this one is going to go into the wee hours.

As far as the Phantom from here on out; we're been getting offers, making connections, and have some solid leads for the future. We'll be back. We always come back.

Patrons who bought art but have yet to pick it up in a timely manner; COME GET IT! You have till the 26th.

Artists: Pickup/payout beings THIS SUNDAY. See the post prior to this for the details, and please, don't forget to pickup your work. As much as the probable hair-braiding/bong emporium/hat store taking our space would enjoy your work, I'd rather see it go back to you.

And once again, thank YOU ALL so much for your support.

The Phantom Handy

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

End of the Line for the PHANTOM


        Hope you're all well. If you haven't heard the sad news already; PHANTOM HAND is closing its doors early. As per our lease/grant agreement, if a business/person decides to rent our space, our lease is terminated. This has happened, and we must vacate the space by June 1st. There is a slight chance Arts on South will find us relocation to finish out our term, but due to timing, cost, manpower, and the likely small size of a replacement, we are considering this the end of Phantom Hand. We do aim to resurrect the Phantom in other forms in the not too distant future, but for now, we'd like to make the most of the time we have left at 604 South Street.

May 5th - Plastopia; The Work of Moo Noo opening reception/solo exhibit 6:00-10:00 PM
May 6th - Life Drawing at Phantom Hand with live model  4:00- 7:00 PM. $7 per person. Bring your own easel.
May 19th - Plastopia closing reception and END OF THE LINE PHANTOM HAND IS CLOSING PARTY 4:30-??? Folks, please help us go out in style and haunt our halls one last time. We've got 2 bands booked, with more possible (starting at 7 PM), we're going to put up most of our remaining art-work, a bunch of MooNoo madness still on the walls, fill the coolers, and have one last crazy night of art and cheap beer. We'll supply beer and baked goods, but potluck action/donations of food and drink would be greatly appreciated.
ARTISTS! (please read carefully)
Artwork and payment for work sold needs to be picked up starting Sunday, May 20th 12:00-6:00 PM, and can be picked up the 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 3:00-8:00 PM, Saturday the 26th 12:00-8:00 PM, and Sunday the 27th 12:00-6:00 PM.
We would like to continue showing your work up to the closing party the 19th, but if you cannot make any of the above dates, artwork and payment to date can be picked up at your convenience during regular gallery hours. Phantom Hand is not responsible for unpicked-up artwork/payment from beyond the grave, so please make note of the above dates, and if you cannot come in person, arrange for a friend to collect your work.  

We are proud to have given the Low-Brow arts of Philadelphia a home for 6 months. We could not have done it without Amanda Cameron and the folks at Arts on South, our organizers, our army of amazing participating artists, friends, and the thousands of philadelphians and tourists who found us by chance; Thank you all so much. Keep an ear to the ground; Phantom's never die, they're already dead.

Safe Harbor,
Sam Heimer