The gallery comes to life in a love letter to the Cosmos. Guests are welcome to wander Launch Point, a warehouse turned art installation and maze-like gallery, discovering artwork and hidden performers along the way. The gallery includes painting, illustration work, light sculptures, visual installations, and performers of various backgrounds, and each artist is responding to space flight, space exploration, or past artwork inspired by space.
80% of the venue installation is sourced from recycled, borrowed, salvaged, or sustainably sourced materials.
Audience members can enter the gallery at any time during open hours!
All gallery visitors are invited to stay for the production of Unorthodox Methods of Cosmic Flight, happening in the final installation of the gallery. Read more about it here!
Appropriate for ages 13+
This performance contains brief graphic language.
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
Curator: Anastassia Vertjanova, Gallery/Installation Designer: Annemarie Branco, Lighting Designer: Tydell Williams
Performers and other artists to be announced.
About the Artist
Anastassia is a director and multi-media artist who celebrates manufactured magic and chaotic spontaneity. Did we make a mess and tickle your imagination? Success! Her work has been seen previously in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The New York Theatre SummerFest, Philadelphia Theatre Week, Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, and Rabbit Punch Festival. She graduated from the University of the Arts with honors and studied through the National Theatre Institute at the Moscow Art Theatre. Visit her online at vertjanova.com
Annemarie Branco is a Production Designer and Scenic Charge based in Philadelphia PA. She is the Scenic Charge for Flannel & Hammer Scene Shop, charging shows for various companies including The Wilma, Delaware Theater Company and Gretna Theater. As a production designer, Annemarie is focused on immersive entertainment, with an emphasis on sustainability and scientific expression. Her running portfolio can be found on Instagram @annemariebranco