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Frank Hyder's "The Janis Project"

Second Saturday, March 12th 7-10 pm

The Janis Project is a global project that began in May of 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. More than 20 countries have been part of the project, with more scheduled in the coming months. These pieces are completely self-contained inflatables, requiring only a place to stand and ordinary household electric. The air-filled, huge heads, which at once reference Moai of Easter Island, Aztec Olmec heads and Janus, the ancient Roman god of new endeavors, has its roots in street art and inflatable toys. The sculptures' name has been altered to a neutral gender to denote contemporary social norms, and the dual-colored faces celebrate all man's ethnic differences. Janis carries a message of equality and goodwill and dares to step out of the normal world of art museums or art galleries to be amongst us. Made of resilient nylon, Janis has found a place to make us all consider, with a smile, issues that often divide us.

Reception is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours by appointment.

Featured Work:
Ross Bonfanti

Keep Them Coming, 18"H x 20"W x 5"D, mixed media



Dress to Impress, 20"H x 7"W x 5"D, mixed media

Craig Cully

Blue Kiss, Confederate Blue Ground, 2.5"H x 2.5"W, oil on panel


Habanero, Electric Lime Ground, 2.5"H x 2.5"W, oil on panel

Frank Hyder

Fish Egg, 36"H x 24"W x 24"D, mixed media on Plexiglas with LEDs




Self 3, 12"H x 12"W x 3.5"H, mixed media on Plexiglas with LEDs

Marcelo Suaznabar

Libre, 12"H x 12"W, mixed media on panel


Untitled, 36"H x 18"W, mixed media on panel

Alex Queral

Photographic prints of Alex's carved phone book portraits are now available in a variety of sizes and materials. Each archival print is unique and signed by the artist.

Frieda, 11"H x 9"W, acrylic on carved telephone book

State of Grace, 11"H x 9"W , acrylic on carved telephone book

Artist Books & Wares:

In May of 2015, The Janis Project was launched. This 10-foot, double-faced, inflatable sculpture debuted on Broad Street in Philadelphia at the largest African-American press in the USA. Subsequently, Janis carried its message of equality, awareness and positive interaction from Istanbul, Turkey to Jerusalem, Rome, throughout Spain, Greece, Italy, France, the U.K., the Baltic states and all the way to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Janis Project continues its journey with this t-shirt that offers the wearer a drop-dead attraction which invites dialog and encourages and continues the message that Janis has taken world wide.

Made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, the image is of the highest quality digital print. Available in a black, crew neck, unisex shirt in adult sizes S, M, L and XL. Please indicate size when ordering.

$25.00 U.S. - Tax, shipping and handling included within the continental United States.


Frank Hyder's retrospective book "Poet of a Threatened Eden" is now available for purchase through Projects Gallery! Featuring installations seen only in South America during his numerous sojourns and exhibits there, this photo-intensive book explores the artist’s interest in the figure in the natural world and his development as a painter, print maker, mixed media and installation artist. With essays by Edward Lucie Smith, Sofia Imber, Kenneth Baker and others, this is the first comprehensive overview of this internationally exhibited artist

Frank Hyder Poet of a Threatened Eden Full Color Book, 8.25" x 10.5", 160 pgs, introductory essay by Edward Lucie Smith.

$45.00 U.S. - Tax, shipping and handling included within the continental United States.

Florence Putterman's memoir "Entwined Metaphors" is now available though Projects Gallery! Featuring her personal narrative and hundreds of images, this is a journey of an unique and vibrant artist who developed her own language of expression.

Florence Putterman Entwined Metaphors Full Color Book, 8.25" x 10.5", 168 pgs.

$45.00 U.S. - Tax, shipping and handling included within the continental United States.