Icebox Project Space

This week at the Icebox Project Space

Monday Feb 8th – Crane Arts building closed
Tuesday Feb 9th – Crane Arts building closed
Wednesday  Feb 10th – Icebox Project Space closed for installation
Thursday Feb 11th – LIFE’S A BEACH! –A Pool Party
Friday Feb 12th – Crane Arts building closed
Saturday Feb 13th – Crane Arts building closed
Sunday Feb 14th – Crane Arts building closed


motel pool

Can you thing of anything you’d rather do in the middle of February then cooling off and chilling out in a pool?  We can’t either.  That’s why this February’s Second Thursday, the Icebox Project Space will be transformed into a heated tropical oasis, complete with a DJ, coat check, towel check, flamingoes, and an above-ground pool. Put on those trunks, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the sounds of POISON!!!

PLUS enter to win a private pool party on either Saturday February 13th or Valentine’s day February 14th!  Tickets will be sold at the event.

Poison is an experimental rock band comprised of artists Joanna Belletiere, Teresa Cervantes, Filipe de Sousa, Jorge Galvan, Lisi Raskin and Kelsey Skaroff. The group formed after the spring semester of an Advanced Painting course taught by Raskin at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Together they create improvised and composed songs using a variety of instruments like the keytar, stand-up bass, pizza, smartphones, and whatever else they can find at the second hand store in the children’s section. Recent performances include Infinite Rehearsal, at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville.
Feel the flavor………..taste it but don’t eat it. Poison.*

Predictions 2016!


Happy New Year! Here at the Icebox, we begin this year looking forward to new projects, new friends, and new possibilities. Last year we started a tradition of collecting and presenting individual forecasts, and on February 11th, we will release the second annual publication of predictions for the future. We are asking for your help by contributing to this year’s publication.

In the 2015 predictive text, Feeding Speculation, we asked participants to decide upon a vision for the future over dinner and to send us the prediction, along with a menu of the meal, and whom you ate it with.

In the upcoming 2016 predictive text collection, we are focusing less on the food surrounding the predictive discussion and more on the dynamics of the participants and their relationships to one another.  We ask that you get together with a friend or friends, and create a prediction, vision, or forecast that inhabits the space of one 8.5”x7” (h x w) page.  This can happen over dinner, by correspondence, through psychic abilities, however you see fit, and with any number of individuals.

Please submit your prediction (to fit on one 8.5” x 7” page), along with a brief summary of participants, and their relationship to one another.

These collected predictions will become the publication, and we want to include you!!!

The release of this publication will be concurrent with our Second Thursday exhibition, February 11th, 2016.

If you are interested and would like your prediction to be considered for the publication, please email your prediction to no later then January 31, 2016.




Feeding Speculation: Annual Predictive Texts

Feeding Speculation is a publication recently released by Tim Belknap and Ryan McCartney, the directors of the Icebox Project Space. At the start of 2015, the Icebox Project Space approached several friends with a simple idea: share a meal with someone, and over the course of conversation arrive at a prediction for the coming week, year, decade or more. A number of people participated, sitting down to dinner with friends, significant others, and family members, whether over a homecooked meal or out at a restaurant. The gamut of ideas that arose from these conversations ranged from predictions for the next day to far into the future, from projections for one’s own life to musings on the fate of the entire world. These predictions were then put into this publication, Feeding Speculation: Annual Predictive Texts, which was released at the Second Thursday of February 2015.

Please email us at for your free copy.


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The Icebox Project Space is seeking an exhibition intern for Spring of 2016! This internship will give you hands-on experience with the running of a contemporary art space. Duties will include installation and deinstallation work, gallery-sitting and maintenance, social media updates, correspondence, and other day-to-day tasks.

If interested, please email a cover letter detailing any relevant experience and a current resume to

Winter 2016

Events & Performances:

2/5 – 2/6/2016

InLiquid Benefit 2016

Past Events:

InLiquid Presents: TangenT’s RedAct

You Can Curate! Full-Scale Exhibition


RAIR 2015 Fundraiser

Ann Marie LeQuesne

You Can Curate!

CRESCENDO by Ann-Marie LeQuesne

The Fool by Jesus Benavente

8/14 – 8/22/2015

2015 Mobile Home Rally

Silhouette: Choreographed by Kim Brandt
REVIEW: by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal

Performance by Cardell Dance: Supper, People on the Move
REVIEW: by Gregory King for The Dance Journal

6/13 and 6/14/2015
Presented by Inliquid: Art For the Cash Poor

5/6 – 5/30/2015
No Meat in Team: University of Pennsylvania and Tyler School of Art MFA Exhibitions

4/1 – 4/26/2015
Victory for Tyler

3/12 – 3/14/2015
20/92 Open Video Call: Juried by Alex Da Corte

3/7 /2015
Presented by Philadelphia Sound Forum and the Icebox Project Space:Tim Feeney and Seth Cluett

Feeding Speculation: Publication Release

Inliquid Benefifteen

1/8 – 1/20/2015
Body Politic: Contemporary artists in Australia investigate place, identity, memory and history through the graphic image. Co-curated by Richard Hricko and Amze Emmons.

12/11 – 12/19/2014
Unknown Territory: New Art From The Hacktory

12/11- 12/21/2014
I Feel Love: Chad States

12/18, 12/19/2014
The Big Bang Project: Ezra Masch

11/3 – 11/14/2014
hold it, control: Meg Foley and J Louise Makary

AWFUL Wrestling

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