If you're in Philly, you'll want to make some time on your calendar to attend the Sofitel Philadelphia Art Reception on December 4, 2018 featuring work from artist Alfred Ortega. Ortega's paintings will be displayed throughout the lobby and reception areas.
One of the things that I love about Sofitel (aside from their cozy rooms!), is the fact that they value community and local artisans - they bring in local artists to showcase three times a year!
The General Manager of the Sofitel Philadelphia states, "Community involvement is very important to us at the Sofitel. We strive to be part of the community and are always looking for opportunities to give back. Not only do we donate financially to organizations such as Broad Street Ministries and The Attic Youth Center, we have also made the decision to shift an international to a local curator specifically showcasing the incredible artwork of Philadelphia artists."
Attendees at the cocktail reception can sip the night's signature cocktail, the "Kensington Coco Old Fashion" and nibbling food samplings from the seasonal winter menu such as crab cakes, spring rolls, bouillabaisse spoons, smoked trout, creme brule, and lemon napoleon. Yum!
Alfred Ortega studied painting and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the artists work if represented by the Atlantic Gallery, Nantucket and the Ligne Roset Gallery, New York. Ortega's work has been exhibited at the Woodmere Museum and Twenty-two Gallery in Philadelphia.