The artwork of Michael J Murphy

Beyond Photography...

From his dreams of becoming a mortician at age twelve, to his high school job as a grave digger, Michael Murphy had a lifelong fascination with the macabre. His series of graveyard photography began in 2004 when he befriended the groundskeeper of a historic Philadelphia cemetery, and he spent the next 15 years actively seeking and photographing cemeteries everywhere he visited.

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Studio 23's 100 Day Project begins January 25th

100 Day Project at Studio 23

The 100 Day Project is a self-lead creative practice that allows you to work on your own projects, in the medium of your choice, with the themes and ideas that you would like to work with! The only stipulation is that you spend 5 to 10 minutes a day working on your project during the 100 days.

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January 23 - February 23, 2022

Studio 23 Membership Drive

Contribute to the well-being of our community by supporting the local arts and making a direct impact on a child. During this membership drive we are donating one Craft Bar Project to a child at Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Bay Area Women's Center with every membership purchased between January 23rd and February 23rd, 2022.

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Art Education at Studio 23

Art Education is happening at Studio 23!

Look through our education pages to find the perfect class or workshop for you! We update the schedule regularly.

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Craft Bar

Craft Bar

Stop in Tuesday through Saturday for our Studio 23 Craft Bar! A fun way to spend time with friends, celebrate special occasions and learn more about art! All the crafts are available "to-go" as well.

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