Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Painting the People & Places of Philadelphia & Beyond

My art will be on the cover of Philadelphia Stories!

Christina Tarkoff
 "Music in Rittenhouse Square." 12x12 inches. Oil on Canvas Panel.

"Music in Rittenhouse Square." 12x12 inches. Oil on Canvas Panel.

Super Exciting

I am super excited that “Music in Rittenhouse Square” is chosen for inclusion on the cover of the Winter 2018 issue of Philadelphia Stories

What is Philadelphia Stories?

Philadelphia Stories is a free print magazine, which publishes work by local writers and artists. Five thousand copies of the free print magazine are distributed each quarter to more than 200 locations throughout the Delaware Valley, including all 52 branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

One Book, One Philadelphia

Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Free Library's One Book, One Philadelphia program, Philadelphia Stories issued a special Call-For-Artists for their winter edition to which I submitted "Music in Rittenhouse Square."

The Winter 2018 issue of Philadelphia Stories explores music and the ways it affects our lives, complementing the embedded themes of improvisational jazz and pop culture in the One Book, One Philadelphia program's selected novel, Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. So, I thought "Music in Rittenhouse Square" would be a great match. I guess Philadelphia Storiesthought so too!

My Love of Libraries

Earlier this year, I was honored by the Library's Cultureshare program for my painting, "Dancing in Rittenhouse Square." Which is totally unrelated to the One Book, One Philadelphia selection. However, the irony is I am a crazy book nerd that borrows all my Kindle books from the Philadelphia Free Library and my local Delaware County Library. I even use an iPhone app to keep track of all my "Holds" and "Borrows!"

Telling Stories

Perhaps, the Library keeps popping up with my art because all those gazillions of novels I read influences the way I tell stories with my art. Not to mention that my dream job has always been a Librarian!

Whatever the connection, I am honored to tell my visual stories on the cover of the Philadelphia Stories publication.

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