Their move to 141 N. 3rd Street in Old City was a wise one: in the first six months at their new home, the Center for Art in Wood has seen a 600% increase in visitation, as well as a major rise in art and museum store sales. Join them on October 12 to celebrate their achievements and the newest additions to their building, a mural on Quarry at N. 3rd Street by Benjamin Volta and “At the Center,” the Center’s new 11’4″ delivery doors designed by Gord Peteran. The dedication and reception begin at 5:30.
On October 9, Art.sy celebrated its public launch. Over the last four years, their mission to make all the art in the world freely accessible has garnered some formidable support from high-caliber museums, galleries and investors; their story in The New York Times is illuminating.
Apocalypse: the hottest trend of 2012? PhilaMOCA says so, and they’re calling for submissions for their upcoming show, which (depending on how deeply into Mayan mythology you are) is going to be either a last hurrah for humanity or a mockery of the doomsayers. “It’s the End of the World (Again)!” opens Wednesday, December 19, 6:00 PM at PhilaMOCA, and concludes on December 21. The three-night show allows for in-depth discussions on apocalyptic scenarios of all stripes (except zombies, which the prescient folks of PhilaMOCA have proscribed – rightfully – for being played out). The reception promises a multimedia presentation on apocalyptic sci-fi and a screening of the original “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Send digital files or photos of submissions, as well as any questions to curator Genevieve Gillespie (firstname.lastname@example.org). Links are preferred for six or more entries. There’s a $20 participation fee per selected piece of artwork; 100% of sales go to the artist, and artists must handle all shipping arrangements/costs involved. Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 3.
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Michelle Post’s show “Tronies” opened on Saturday at Da Vinci Art Alliance. What’s on view are ten new works commissioned by Grounds for Sculpture, which will be installed on the GFS campus in Fall, 2013. The gallery is open on weekends from 12-5, and Wed. 5-7pm. “Tronies” consists of head/plinth compositions of anonymous people that are carved in styrofoam, cast in aluminum and then painted. Congratulations Michelle!
Fresh off the opening of a show at Kelly Writer’s House, Katie Pomerantz has begun a one-month residency at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in the Chesapeake. Hidden Midden explores the history of oystering and its vicissitudes due to, industrialization and environmental change. This is Pomerantz’ first project using sculpture. Based in part on the oyster ‘middens’ formed by Native Americans along the eastern seaboard, Pomerantz and fellow Philly artist John Heron are building the sculpture with oyster shells, which the public is enthusiastically encouraged to donate. Visitors can also watch the construction of the Hidden Midden and create a mini-midden of their own in the artLAB from 1:00 – 4:00 pm daily, to be displayed as the Fall Public Art Project from October 1 through October 19. Pomerantz is in the artLAB on Sunday afternoons, through October, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For additional information and questions, please contact Kaitlin Pomerantz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Annmarie Garden at 410-326-4640.