Meet + Greet

First Friday: Studio Visit with ProcessLAB Artists

December 1, 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Three artists' portraits, side-by-side, in three tall rectangles, separated by white lines. On the left is a blonde man with short hair and glasses. In the middle is a smiling East Asian who is brushing her hair back with her hand. On the right is a non-binary person of South Asian descent. They are smiling without showing teeth and wearing a royal blue cable-knit sweater.
From left to right: Paper Buck, Michelle Lopez, and Sa’dia Rehman

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. Step into the artists’ studio to learn about their projects as they take shape right here at FWM.

FWM Members: Join us at 6:00 pm for an in-depth look at our pigment room and a complimentary color-inspired cocktail.

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

Event Information

December 1, 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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

FREE (suggested $5 donation)
Advance registration required


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.



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.