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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 More information

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Philadelphia artist Kristin L. Deady is intrigued by the illusions and perceptual phenomena associated with optics -- glass, mirrors, and lenses. Glass impacts our daily perception of the world. Its transparency is an instrument for observation, a window through which to observe. Glass lenses correct vision, enable us to view microscopic objects, and objects far away. A glass mirror is a looking glass – a reflection of ourselves and others. Its reflective nature expands space, sometimes seemingly to infinity.

Deady has said that “the lens and the mirror allow us to observe the unobservable.” In reality, what we see is a distortion, a misrepresentation, but our knowledge and our ability to reason counteracts this visual deception. 

In Deady’s installation, that features more than 400 shallow mirrored orbs, she has created an optical adventure. Each glass element was individually hand-blown, cold worked (ground and cut), and has a reflective mirror coating applied to its interior.

The multiplicity of the glass is mesmerizing and always changing as the mirrored elements reflect the Airport’s on-going activity.