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Mission: Pterodactyl's mission is to revive the enjoyment and practice of creating art for personal fulfillment, to create exhibitions and experiences that resonate with diverse audiences, and to bring people together through the arts.

Founded in 2009, Pterodactyl brings art and art-making to the public by providing low-cost art classes and studio spaces and by presenting performances, lectures, screenings and exhibits.

Art Classes: Pterodactyl offers 2-3 sessions per year of evening art classes and workshops for adults.

Performances/Lectures/Screenings/Exhibits: Pterodactyl has a twice-monthly series of art and music events which run from March to November each year. These events occur in conjunction with ongoing monthly exhibits as well as more informal, one-day art shows.

cat and paul Pterodactyl was conceived of by Catherine Dentino and Paul Yavarone, Jr. As the founder and executive director of Big Art Show, Paul has organized a multitude of events throughout the United States, bringing together a range of artists and musicians. Catherine Dentino has her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and a Masters in Arts and Cultural Management fromPratt Institute. Paul and Catherine are also partners of Fireball Printing, a local printing company that works with many Philadelphia artists, small businesses, art galleries, and nonprofits.
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