Collecting art may seem like an expensive process, reserved only for those with the time and funds to seek out and purchase pieces. "Collection", a new exhibit from the 25-year-old artist collective Vox Populi, is working to change that misconception. Organized by Vox Populi member Beth Heinly and executive director Andrew Suggs, "Collection" brings together more than 60 works that have been collected and hung in the homes of Vox Populi members and board members. The hope is to open a discussion on collecting and introduce the public to artists from the Philadelphia-area and beyond.
When walking through "Collection," it’s clear that in planning the show it was important to the curators that the space feels familiar and homey. Planters, records, books, chairs and couches are throughout the four galleries, inviting visitors to relax and enjoy the same atmosphere in which these pieces are often appreciated. A cell phone tour invites visitors to get comfortable, stay awhile and listen to the stories behind the pieces.