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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: Underbellies of the beasts, or, what lies beneath. — the artblog editors] ‘Fatberg’ is an iceberg made of fat, via the Guardian. ‘Rootsberg’ is an ... More » »

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

From the vault: Two founders of Fjord

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[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 ... More » »

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

From the vault: Two founders of Fjord

[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 ... More » »

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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 » »