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Patricia A.L. Ehrensal’s “Berrasmakuntza” & Sivia Katz Braunstein’s “My Garden In and Out” Art Show — 3rd Street Gallery

When: Friday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 26th (gallery hours vary)
Where: 3rd Street Gallery, 610 S 3rd St

Patricia A.L. Ehrensal’s “Berrasmakuntza” & Sivia Katz Braunstein’s “My Garden In and Out” open at 3rd Street Gallery on Friday, November 3rd. The show will run through Sunday, November 26th.


The Gehry Guggenheim Bilbao has become emblematic of the city’s “reinventing” itself from an industrial city to an arts and technology center. In Berrasmakuntza (the Basque meaning “reinvention”), I look at the Gehry Guggenheim Bilbao not only as an icon of this reinvention of the City and its people, but also as a work of art.

My Garden In and Out:

Having spent my teenage years at Fleisher Art Memorial on the weekends , I went on to pursue a formal art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Temple University and spent two years at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. With a master’s degree in education education, I spent 30 years teaching art in the School District of Philadelphia in a variety of schools and grade levels .I became a calligrapher and in 1973, I began to create calligraphic art and illuminated wedding documents. I was the first to print a Ketubah, a Hebrew wedding contract, making what was previously only made by hand accessible to more couples. This is a centuries-old traditional art form that was part of the craft renaissance of the time. After retiring from teaching, I returned to painting, taking courses at Fleisher, Wayne art center and PAFA, where I was fortunate to study with many talented painting teachers and a supportive, dynamic community of students. I am now a new member of the Third Street Gallery and have shown my work at Fleisher, Taws Gallery, Wayne Art Center and Le Bus in Manayunk and won several awards.

Before my return to painting landscapes, figures and still life, I spent my career as a calligrapher, painting with letters and words as my subjects. Letters must communicate, but as symbols, they are the ultimate abstraction. The letters are made up of marks and mass. They create words, and the words form relationships to make a message . As I evolved in my painting, what my hands had practiced for years as a calligrapher inform my paintings that begin with observation. This use of color and mark-making intuitively define the elements of my new compositions. My new work explores the fine line between observation and abstraction. My paintings examine ambiguity in relationships between objects and space.


3rd Street Gallery is an Artist-Owned and Run Cooperative of local area artists. They’re located at 610 S 3rd Street. Gallery hours: Fridays, 4pm – 7:30pm, Saturdays, 1pm – 5pm, and Sundays, 12pm – 4pm.

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Nov 26 2023


All Day


3rd Street Gallery
610 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147