Positively Philadelphia: Art museum craft show includes work of local attorney

Lauren Lipton
October 28, 2018 - 9:00 am
One of the exhibitors at the craft show is a Philadelphia lawyer by day and a lighting designer by night.

Courtesy of Benjamin Gillespie

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art craft show begins this Thursday, and one of the exhibitors is a Philadelphia lawyer by day and a lighting designer by night. 
 
"A traditional lamp you think of is a bulb and shade emitting a glow 360 degrees all around you. The shade is the primary focus. What I am doing is the lamp itself is actually what is illuminated, not the separate shade element," said Benjamin Gillespie, a patent attorney and the owner of his own lighting company, OVUUD

He says loves doing both.

"I am at work about 8.00 a.m., leave around 6.00 p.m., and then head to the shop. Sometimes I wake up early around 3.30 a.m. or so and I will head to the shop then go to work from there," he said. 

He is thrilled to be in the show and be back on his turf. 

"I grew up here, went to college at Drexel and got out and went to work in Washington, D.C., but then couldn't wait to come back to Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia.," he said.  

The show is being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia.  

Artists all over the world try to be part of it. 

One of the exhibitors is a Philadelphia lawyer by day and a lighting designer by night.
Courtesy of Benjamin Gillespie


The craft show will be at the following times: 

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.