Meet and Mingle with Four Artists
January 6, 2022 5:00-7:00 PM

Come be a part of our first in-person Meet the Artists for 2022. Our talented artists are happy to speak with you about their work on exhibit at the Cosmopolitan Club, why they pursued art, who and what inspires them, and how their work and focus has changed over time.

Mark your calendars for these exciting and stimulating exhibits!

Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend.

Please note that if you are unable to attend this event, you can see the artwork by appointment by emailing Agneta Bacican

Meet the Artists 
Thursday, January 6, 2022
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Please register by January 3 at 12pm.

Artists and guests register to attend: CLICK HERE

Members register to attend:  CLICK HERE

Night's Watch
by Rinal Parikh

Upstairs Dining Room

Rinal Parikh's work, influenced by life in India, has appeared in group exhibitions, on magazine covers and in many juried exhibits. Rinal serves as board member at the Wallingford Community Arts Center, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show and Associate at the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists. 
Born and brought up in India, my work has been highly influenced by Indian folk art. Each state has its own folk-art style with its own vocabulary, color palette, mediums and motifs. The common thread in all of these different Indian folk arts was, most of the artists were women and their subjects were expressions of civilization, their environment, their daily routine, and their beliefs. My artwork is adaptation of different Indian folk art, mainly the Madhubani, Kalamkari and Warli. I have adapted the essence of each style and woven them into my painting to create my own signature style.

Wrapped Wire Jewelry
by Jermel Johnson

East Vitrines

When not performing with the Pennsylvania Ballet where he is principal dancer, Jermel Johnson's second passion is to create wire jewelry pieces that suggest movement. His exquisite creations make lovely small jewelry gifts while his more intricate pieces are meant to be passed down. 
JermelJohnson on Etsy

Chickaree Union Church at Night
by Jennifer Baker

Downstairs Salon

From Jennifer Baker’s 30-year project exploring change in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood, to her images of a smoldering mine fire in Centralia, PA and recent lush, mysterious landscapes of western Pennsylvania, she has focused on the interaction of people and surroundings, both trapped by change. Her paintings and monoprints present a sense of place and the history and memory of those who live there.

Historical Dream Jewelry
by Nina Grier

West Vitrines

Nina Grier is a Philadelphia native and enjoys the city with all its cultural experiences.  Staying local to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree she studied Communications and Economics at Temple University, in Philadelphia.  Ms. Grier has spent over 25 years delivering various products to the market for pharmaceutical, healthcare insurance and communication industries.  Embracing a need to explore interests that resonated with her core being, Nina who has always had an interest in art, people, history, and culture began to explore her creative side that would combine all these interests by forming Historical Dream, LLC in 2015.  After investigating the backgrounds of many trailblazers, she began designing and making jewelry, apparel, and other fun items featuring historic icons.  While most of her work is of her own creation and design, Nina welcomes custom jewelry requests.  Memorialized in her product portfolio are Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Keckley, Jim Thorpe, Wong Chin Foo, Lucretia Mott, Chief Sitting Bull, Phyllis Wheatley and others.  “Historical Dream’s mission is to celebrate cultural diversity and its leaders of the past as well as pay homage in the present and future,” says Nina.