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​The SEPTA Airport Rail Line will be using shuttle bus service on weekends in August beginning Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6, between Philadelphia International Airport and 30th Street Station due to a track improvement project. Shuttle bus service will transport passengers between the Airport and 30th Street beginning at approximately 4:30AM on Saturdays through 12:30AM on Mondays. Bus schedules will be posted at platforms at Terminals A-East, B, C/D and E and can be downloaded at www.septa.org/airport. More information

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Philadelphia area artist Alison Stigora creates sculptural forms made from salvaged and charred tree limbs. She is known for her use of burnt wood a process that she describes as laborious yet meditative. The deep black surface she says “is very soft and iridescent in places.” Stigora accentuates the natural iridescence by coating the burnt limbs with metallic powder to “create a tonal gradation from deep to lighter silver, pewter, and gold.”

The transformative process of altering the wood surface is a means to restore beauty and memorialize the once living species. Stigora notes that there is an “idealization and value associated with silver and gold” and the progression from dark silver to bright gold indicates re-birth. Like a burnt forest, at first extremely lifeless, overtime it regenerates and transforms itself into the forest of tomorrow.

Stigora’s large-scale sculpture Nocturne is an undulating flow of intertwined branches. Its overall structure emulates both air and water currents as if the form has been created by natural forces. Its wave-like movement and concept of regenerative growth have been preserved into a glistening tribute to nature’s resilience.

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