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Tour of the Gazela by Queen Village Artist Brooke Lanier
August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
For the past year and a half, local artist Brooke Lanier has been making paintings inspired by the 1901 Portuguese barkentine Gazela, a cod fishing ship moored at Penn’s Landing. Since this spring, she’s been volunteering every week to help with the restoration efforts required to get this beautiful ship back to sailing. Through doing so, she has learned about the history of the Gazela and the way the ship is constructed, which has impacted her paintings.
Join the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) in touring the Gazela, with special emphasis on its copper cladding, which features prominently in Lanier’s paintings. Binoculars are recommended. Learn about her thought processes, observations, and the techniques of translating concepts into paintings. We will walk from Penn’s Landing to Brooke Lanier Fine Art, approximately a mile away at 820 S. 4th Street, where we will see the resulting artwork.
The first portion of the tour around and aboard the Gazela will last 30-45 minutes. After this, we will continue the conversation on the walk past the other historic ships of Penn’s Landing. We will make our way along the Delaware River and end up at Brooke’s studio, where she will present a series of paintings directly related to the first portion of the tour. The total tour will last approximately an hour and a half, though people are welcome to stay, look at art, and ask questions for as long as they like.
Suggested donation $15, paid in cash at the beginning of the event.
Maximum number of participants: 10. Those interested must register by email at
Wednesday August 3, at 10 am for about 1.5 hours
STARTING POINT The Barkentine Gazela is located toward the north end of Penn’s Landing – Columbus Blvd. and Market St. – next to the RiverRink (101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.)
Portfolio: brookelanier.com; Instagram: @brookelanierfineart