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[Lauren reviews the first installment of this year's Wind Challenge, lauding three artists' approaches to their disparate subjects. -- the artblog editors] The three artists selected for this fall’s Fleisher Wind Challenge Exhibition Series include Peter Morgan, Justin Webb, and Jenny Drumgoole. I had the pleasure of viewing the first part of this challenge on a particularly brisk and gray Friday morning. Like the chilly Philadelphia weather outside, the ambiance inside the gallery from Morgan’s ceramics, Webb’s paintings, and Drumgoole’s video installation reflected a city charged with energy and filled with nature and inhabitants worthy of study. Flock and awe Peter Morgan ... More » »

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Apollonian/Dionysian — a packed show at the Painted Bride

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[Noreen takes a look at a group show asking artists to address the disconnect between creativity, or chaos, and practicality, or order. -- the artblog editors] If two is company, and three’s a crowd, then what do you call a show featuring works from over 20 artists? The Painted Bride Art Center ... More » »

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Theresa Bernstein — a century-long retrospective at the Woodmere Museum

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[Natalia gives us some background on the long-lived, accomplished Bernstein, and offers a concise review of the artist's retrospective. -- the artblog editors] Currently on view at the Woodmere Art Museum, Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art is the first retrospective devoted to the career of the Polish-American artist, who lived to an astounding 112 ... More » »

Guillaume Cornet, "Fishing in the Clouds," 5 layer screen print, hand colored, 2014.

Perceptions and impressions — a group show at Hooloon Art

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[Irena enjoys a whimsical three-person show playing with the artists' perceptions of their environments. All of the show's small works are painted or drawn. -- the artblog editors]  Old City gallery Hooloon Art recently unveiled its latest exhibit, featuring the works of three contemporary artists representing Brooklyn, London, and San Francisco. This exhibit ... More » »

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News post – PPAC wins Fine Arts cert, Dumpster Divers go wild, Art + Science cavort at Wistar, opportunities and more!

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News The Dumpster Divers, a sprawling collective of about forty people who have been creating with found objects for over twenty years,  are at it again!  Their next show, Lost and Found, opens at West Chester University on Thursday October 30 from 4-7 PM; they’ve got the use of the school’s New ... More » »

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Live Comments – October Grand opening of CruxSpace

[First Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, saw the grand opening of CruxSpace, a new media gallery, near Girard and 7th St. I stopped by ... More » »

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Live comments! Kay Healy’s Lost and Found at the Free Library

[I was out at the Free Library last night for Kay Healy's talk about her work and to see her new installation ... More » »