Frances Quinlan of Hop Along, Cat Park of Amanda X will show artwork at Rocket Cat tomorrow - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

@catpark and I hung our work up at the Rocket Cat last night. It’s the first art show I’ve been in in almost a decade. Proud to be hangin with such a great. �Q☕❤

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This spring, two notable things occurred in the Philly music circles of Instagram. First, Cat Park – the singer-guitarist of power trio Amanda X – began more actively posting her visual art in the mix along with her slice-of-band-life photos. A couple weeks after that, Frances Quinlan of Hop Along started an Instagram for her sketches from the tour van.

Given that both women have a background in visual art before turning to music, it was exciting to get a look at this lesser-seen side of their creative work — a return to their roots as it were. It also provided an interesting contrast of their styles, Quinlan’s sketches leaning more classic and naturalistic with a touch of impressionism, Park’s work carrying a strong modern flare. Tomorrow night, we’ll get to see their work side by side during an art opening at Fishtown’s Rocket Cat Cafe.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and runs till 9 p.m.; a Q&A with Park and Quinlan will happen at 8 p.m. Rocket Cat is located at 2001 Frankford Avenue, and more information can be found here. Below, take a look at some of the artists’ work.

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