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Spiral Q at Disability Pride Parade!

Saturday, June 16th Parade at 11am from the National Constitution Center to City Hall Cheer on the Disability Pride Parade as Spiral Q join in this year with puppets and flags! Opening ceremonies at The National Constitution Center, parading down Market Street, and...

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Spiral Q Reunion 2 – Puppet portraits and Mimosas

Sunday May 20th 11AM-2:30PM at Art on the Ave- 3808 Lancaster Ave. Our Second Q Reunion! We want to have fun with you and hear your Q stories and memories. If you've been in a Q program or parade, worked with us, donated materials, volunteered in the classrooms, made...

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NEW RAINDATES – SPARQ in Schools Parades

Blankenburg Elementary "Be the SPARQ Parade" 4600 W Girard Ave. Wednesday, May 23rd at 1PM Alain Locke Elementary "Be the SPARQ Parade" 4500 Haverford Ave. Thursday, May 24th at 1PM Spiral Q's SPARQ in Schools program at Blankenburg and Locke Elementary culminate with...

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Building puppets in SPARQ in Schools

Puppet Making! The power of making something out of nothing. In SPARQ in Schools our students use items that were previous headed to the waste stream to make art. Manipulating cardboard, cereal boxes, newspaper, paper towel tubes and more to create the characters...

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May 11 – Sherman Fleming, HAINT at Art on the Avenue

Opening Reception Friday, May 11th 6-8PM at Art on the Avenue 3808 Lancaster Ave. HAINT is an exhibit of works on paper by Sherman Fleming. The word HAINT is a southern vernacular term meaning spirit or ghost. HAINT draws on that definition in the production of a...

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May 3 – Wataridori by Rea Tajiri at Art on the Avenue

Wataridori - An art installation by Rea Tajiri Opening Reception Thursday May 3rd at 8:30pm at Art on the Avenue 3808 Lancaster Ave. This site-specific installation is a commission of (ex) CHANGE: History, Place, Presence; a project of Asian Arts Initiative 25th...

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SPARQ in Schools character design

Character design! “Tell a story about a time you felt the power of someone taking action to advocate or protect." After learning about Martin Luther King Jr's "Freedom Now" speech at 40th and Lancaster Ave. in 1965, SparQ in School students collaboratively created...

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Free Create in SPARQ in Schools

Free Create! Before we begin building puppets in our SPARQ in Schools programs we do a free create activity to get students in a Spiral Q state of mind. Reimagining household recyclables to make whatever they want! Only rule is you can’t ask adults for direction- from...

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Team Building in SPARQ in Schools

  Building teams is a big part of our SPARQ in schools program. When you’re making parades and puppets there are so many skills needed and you can’t do it alone - people who are good at concept, design, sculpting, paper mache,...

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April 8th – Spring Justice Workshop 2

Sunday April 8th 11:30-4:30 at the Bank 3750 Lancaster Avenue Join in our Second Justice Workshop this Spring! Folks of all abilities welcome to led a hand as Spiral Q and community provide expertise, materials, tools, and man power to make art and visuals for groups...

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