Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Painting the People & Places of Philadelphia & Beyond

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Cultureshare Program is Launched

Christina Tarkoff

So exciting. I am honored to be among a talented group of visual artists, poets, writers and musicians chosen for the inaugural edition of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Cultureshare program. On October 3, the Library hosted a Launch Party in their Skyline Room located in the Central LIbrary's Benjamin Parkway location.

The evening was filled with great art, music, poetry & stories. All created by local artists! I had the opportunity to meet Judith Tannenbaum, the juror who chose my painting, "Dancing at Rittenhouse Square" as a honorarium recipient. 

As a crazy book nerd, it is so appropriate that I am a participant in the Library's Cultureshare program. I borrow all my Kindle books from the wonderful online "stacks" of the Philadelphia Free Library and the Delaware County Library. All the Kindle books are free and available to borrow for up to 21 days! 

I am so thankful, to the Free Library and all the folks who initiated this new Cultureshare program. As an artist, we create and we create and we create. It feels good, when our work is given a platform to be appreciated by the community. A bit of acknowledgement goes a long way with artists. 

And, to top off all the honors, "Dancing at Rittenhouse Square" is recently sold to a wonderful family that viewed the painting at the recent Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center's "Philadelphia Places" show. So, I am having a wonderful week filled with gratitude and thanks.