Meet + Greet

First Friday: Final Studio Visit with ProcessLAB Artists

March 1, 2024
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

A group of people gather around a large copper sculptural shell in an art gallery. At right, the artist Paper Buck gestures as he describes his artistic practice.
The artist Paper Buck shares his work during a studio tour of ProcessLAB. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

At The Fabric Workshop and Museum, we’re all about shedding light on the artistic process. We’ve invited three artists to experiment in the open using our studio and gallery during a critical period of their practice. In December, we stepped into their studio for the first time to hear directly from the artists. Now, we’ll be checking back in with artists Paper Buck, Michelle Lopez and Sa’dia Rehman as they reveal how their projects have progressed.  

FWM Members: Join us for a beer in the Print Studio at 6:00 pm (non-alcoholic drinks available). We’ll view works-in-progress by our spring Apprentices, who are developing their own repeat patterns on fabric.

Organized in conjunction with ProcessLAB: Paper Buck, Michelle Lopez, Sa’dia Rehman

Event Information

March 1, 2024
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Our Member experience begins at 6:00 pm in our Print Studio (Sixth Floor). One guest per member.

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The ProcessLAB Studio Visit begins at 6:30 pm in our Second Floor Gallery. FREE (suggested $5 donation)



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About the Participants

Paper Buck (he/him) is an interdisciplinary visual artist, printmaker, and writer. His recent work is focused on place-centered research that critically explores white settler constructions of conservation, ecology, and the “American Landscape.” His practice is informed by a background in community organizing that centers anti-racist education, decolonial movements, and transgender justice.




Michelle Lopez (she/her) is an interdisciplinary sculptor and installation artist. Her work examines collapsed political and social structures by inverting cultural tropes through her process of building. Her research and exploitation of industrial materials within her work exposes the finite and sometimes invisible boundaries of our own embedded societal constructions. Lopez is a material manipulator, a conceptualist, a builder, who researches cultural phenomenon and its material to push it out to its Nth-degree. With that comes an inventive spirit by stretching the industrial processes of crafting consumerism in all of its many forms.



The artist Sa'dia Rehman poses for a picture. They have curly black hair and are wearing a royal blue cable-knit sweater vest over a black long-sleeve turtleneck.Sa’dia Rehman (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. Their work explores structures of the family, the nation, and the border. They center familial history to expand on harm and survival.


Major support of The Fabric Workshop and Museum is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.