Exhibition Preview & Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, September 27
6:00 p.m. Exclusive Gallery Preview at PPAC
7:30 p.m. Outdoor Dining with open bar at Front Street Café

Join the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s staff and trustees for an exclusive VIP preview of 桃花源記 TAO HUA YUAN JI with artist Colette Fu and a private dinner celebrating PPAC.

Only 80 seats available. Reserve for you and a friend today. All ticket sales support the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a non-profit organization serving the community with groundbreaking exhibitions and education programs at the leading edge of photographic practice.



Colette Fu’s 14 x 22 ft. book is inspired by a Jin Dynasty tale of a traveler who came upon an isolated valley beyond a cave filled with blossoming peach trees. The villagers in the valley lived an ideal, harmonic life with nature and each other. Although villagers told the traveler not to disclose their location, he vainly marked his path and sent government officials, who were unable to find the valley. To the Chinese, this story is a metaphor for Utopia, where the peach blossom symbolizes luck, love, longevity, and to some—immortality.



Free parking is available at PPAC, on the street, or in the lot across from 1400 N. American Street. Front Street Café is a 10-minute walk from PPAC. Uber cars will also be available to transport guests.



Front Street Café offers a fresh menu featuring locally sourced and organic farm-to-table New American cuisine with international influences. The Café is a new, friendly, full-service neighborhood hot spot open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Even VOGUE Magazine says, “…head to this airy café and stake out a spot on the sunny back patio.”

Mary Brown
Karen Jacobson
Jamie Joffe
Jeannie Pearce




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Cathy and Larry Altman
James and Mary Brown
Robyn Carp
Molli and Joe Conti
Sam Gulino and Liam McAlpine
Julie and Richard Jaffe
Christine Lussier and Robert Hamill
Tom Miles
Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan
Arlene Olson and Stanley Muravchick
Zoë S. Pappas
Jeannie Pearce and Eric Gibson
Mariann and Greg Reh
Norma and Larry Reichlin
Ed and Betsy Rubenstone
Babette and Harvey Snyder
Sharon Wohlmuth Teacher
Jerry Wind and John Wind



$150: Individual Ticket
$500: Two Tickets & Patron Listing
$1,000: Four Tickets & Event Sponsorship*

*Sponsorship includes your name or company name on dinner signage, email invitations, event web pages and more. For more information, contact Jessica Scipione, Development Director at (215) 232-5678 or jessica@philaphotoarts.org.