Peanut Chews by Chad Cortez Everett


 Icons and Symbols that represent Philly, are my personal memories associated with my past.  I created the art exhibition to pay homage to theses special images. I have a powerful connection to each image; as a result, I created a lasting memory. Dr. Seuss stated, “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” As an adult, I realized my memories are precious. In the past twenty years, I took my memories for granted while living in Philadelphia. I remember the sights and vibrant sounds of the downtown created a lasting impression in my life. This art exhibition extends my appreciation for my memories and how they shape my life.

​My memories of living in Philadelphia are based on these images. I watched Julius Erving and the 76ers win their first NBA Championship. At Tilden Middle School, I touched the Liberty Bell at Independence Mall; before, they had the tight security.  I watched The Legendary Roots perform at Temple University; before, watching them at the Wawa festival. I associate my memories with each collage. As a result, I created a visual timeline of my life. Our memories are the gateways to our souls. In conclusion, we should cherish and share our memories.

Size Chart

11 x 14 Matted Print