Concetta Barbera is one of the cornerstone members of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society, helping to curate and organize almost anything we do that is even semi-organized. She was once the co-owner of AMBLE Gallery & Books in Northern Liberties, showing work by artists from all over the globe. Concetta now devotes her time to all things historical - from drawings to old-tymie documents to Philly's libraries. Her artwork combines old fashioned and dreamy aesthetics, using delicate and wistful lines that radiate Concetta's unique charm and sense of humor. The contraptions and characters in Concetta Barbera’s drawings may seem a little dysfunctional, but in a good way – like people and things that can only exist in a little kid’s awesome dream.
If you know Concetta, you’ll see that her work very much mirrors how and who she is. If you don’t know Concetta, come out to the Lost Bar on September 2 and see these drawings and get to know her. The drawings are great, and she is someone worth knowing.