Opening Reception

First Friday, April 5, 2019 • 5 PM – 8 PM
221 Church Street

The show of imaginative bugs & thoughtful botanical artwork, completely from nature launches First Friday, April 5, 2019 with an opening night reception at Old City Coffee on historic Church Street. Meet the artist Rachel Isaac, Philadelphia printmaker and mixed-media artist. All items for sale.


About the Work:

Combining leaves, petals, stems, feathers and other natural wild materials, Rachel Isaac presents a unique showcase of her whimsical, bespoke mixed-media works depicting insects. Rachel presses, preserves, and reimagines pieces of nature into art.


About the Artist:

Rachel Isaac is a Philadelphia printmaker, mixed-media artist, and custom framer. She was born into a family of artists; painters, printmakers, photographers, and designers. After graduating from Penn State University in 1980 with a BFA in printmaking she began printing small etchings on a tiny hand-me-down etching press and selling prints at art shows and craft festivals. An independent spirit, she “loved the independence of making and framing my art, packing it into my car, and driving all over the country to sell it. Anything could (and did) happen!”

In addition to producing original works on paper, Isaac makes frames for artists and collectors of every sort at her framing studio in Manayunk, Philadelphia. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows for over three decades.

See the artist’s work here.