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Lindsay Chandler (l) and A. J. Rombach at Fjord on Frankford Ave.

[We’re big fans of Fjord! This spunky little gallery, founded by Lindsay Chandler, A. J. Rombach, Sean FitzGerald, and Liam Holding, showcases emerging and established artists side-by-side–but the founders never show their own work. We’ve covered lots of shows at Fjord, so it was time for a refresher! Chandler and Rombach tell us how Fjord came to be. — the artblog editors] “It’s possible here in Philly” Lindsay Chandler and A.J. Rombach moved to Philadelphia after graduating from art school (Lindsay, from RISD, and A.J. from Boston University).  They didn’t know each other before moving here but became friends through their network of ... More » »

Robert Alexander

A look at North Philadelphia in film — Unedited Philadelphia at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

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[Kitty draws us into a night of history, photography, film, and community, in an evening spent remembering the stories of North Philly. — the artblog editors] Frozen in time All that was missing were the sounds of yesteryear: * As cops stood around, with assistant police commissioner Frank Rizzo in their midst, as ... More » »

Walker Arts Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) TASK party, 2011, Minneapolis, photo Oliver Herring

From the vault: Oliver Herring’s TASK party

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[Just in time for Oliver Herring’s upcoming TASK party tomorrow night, April 24–take a peek at the hustle and bustle of a 2008 party. If you make it to the party tomorrow evening, leave us a comment and tell us what you make! — the artblog editors] Oliver Herring TASK Party, 2008 2 ... More » »

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Reclaiming a folk tradition — Framing Fraktur at the Free Library

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[Noreen explores the origins and evolution of Fraktur, a decorative style of documentation with deep roots in Germany, which is coupled with contemporary art in a current exhibition. This post was assigned and shepherded through the editing process by our guest editors this month, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire. Thanks, Nicola! — ... More » »

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Bald Spot Comics by Gregory Labold

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[Bald Spot Comics by Gregory LaBold appear on Artblog this April courtesy of our Guest Editor, The St. Claire! ]

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This month’s Reader Advisor posts are brought to you by our guest editors, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire, or Nicola, as she sometimes likes to be called. Today: TROLLS of many types. — the artblog editors] TROLLS RULE, via Gawker TROLLS ARE REAL The “Doll” Search on Craigslist’s FOR SALE Section Will Make ... More » »

Dana Hargrove, (Scottish, b. 1975; active in the United States), The Multis, 2014, Ink and gesso on cardboard, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

News post – new show at @graverslanegallery, SVA Open Studios, Lee Bontecou, Pat Steir + more @rollinscollege, opportunities and more!

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News Here’s a peek at Gravers Lane’s first show in their new space!  Featuring the works of Rick Beck, Anne Currier, Daryls Ewoldt, James McNabb, Paula Winokur, Robert Winokur and Joël Urruty, it’s a beautiful welcome into the new home. The show runs April 15-May 30, 2015. On April 27, Slought is hosting “Ghost stories,” a film screening and conversation. Taking ... More » »

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cinder blocks in shades of grey

Beauty ban — First Friday recap by the St. Claire

[If you had a hard time getting out and about on Friday, April 3, we’ve got you covered! St. Claire editors and ... More » »

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From the vault: Matt Kalasky on artblog radio

[Curious about who’s editing artblog this month? Meet Matt Kalasky, one of the minds behind The Nicola Midnight St. Claire. Matt is ... More » »