BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez movie tonight at AAMP, Latino Film Festival June 10-12, First Friday Art Safari, T+M Studios ends gallery run, Asian Arts FF on Pearl St., Jennifer Zarro+Art Dive to CR Ettinger Studio, Gina DeCagna+Symbiosis Mag, Moe Brooker in NY, Suzanne Horvitz+Robert Roesch at Legends+China, Plus Opportunities
Today's news includes a couple good reads, good opportunities in Pittsburgh and lots of local movie news! -- Artblog editor

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NEWS

In movie news — TONIGHT – Film screening of the biopic, “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez” at the AAMP as the finale to the Art Sanctuary‘s Celebration of Black Arts.  Philadelphia Poet Laureate emeritus Sanchez will attend for a Q+A with filmmaker Barbara Attie after the screening.

WHERE: African American Museum 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
WHEN: TODAY – Tuesday May 31, 2016
7:00pm – Doors Open
7:15pm – Film Begins
8:00pm – Sonia Sanchez Arrives
8:15pm Q & A Session with Sonia Sanchez & Barbara Attie
9:30pm Event Ends
Tickets $10 (+$1.20 fee) Get tickets here

In movie news 2 — From Friend of Artblog, Marangeli Mejia-Rabell, The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) arrives June 10-12 with a great selection of films from Latino and Latin American filmmakers. PHLAFF’s venues are the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102) and the Caplan Recital Hall at the University of the Arts.

This year’s festival will also include a free panel discussion with local filmmakers and artists, moderated by Eunice Levis, from EKG Films, and a free youth workshop presented by Sannii Crespina-Flores, from the Do Remember Me Project. More films and events as part of PHLAFF’s year-round programming will be announced soon.

“Our team is thrilled to have the opportunity to share this wonderful lineup with regional audiences and excited about the work ahead through PHLAFF’s collaborations with youth, local filmmakers and creatives,” said Marangeli Mejia-Rabell, Festival Director and co-founder of AfroTaino Productions.

For more information about the schedule and tickets, visit phlaff.org, follow us on Twitter at @PHLatinFilmFest, on Instagram at @PHLatinFilmFestival, Facebook.com/PHLAFF and connect with the festival using the hashtag #PHLAFF2016.

First Friday News — Artblog hosts its last Art Safari of the Spring season — this Friday, June 3, 2016. Join us at Locks Gallery at 5:30 PM.  From there we will walk to Space 1026 and the 319 N. 11th St. building galleries. More information and register here.

First Friday News 2 (and gallery closing news) — from Friends of Artblog, Blaise Tobia and Virginia Maksymowicz:

Art Safari group to T and M Studios
T and M Studio visit at our Art Safari in March, 2016. Thanks, Blaise and Virginia for hosting us and for all your shows!

TandM Arts: Studio has been hosting pop-up First Friday shows (4th floor, 319 N. 11th St.) since January, 2014.

What started as a once-a-month experiment in our studio grew into a popular alternative venue for showing a wide range of artists: young, old, traditional, experimental.

We have enjoyed ourselves immensely and we appreciate the support you have given us during
these past two and a half years. We are embarking on some new professional ventures and will be leaving this space at the end of June.

We hope you will be able to come out and celebrate with us!
First Friday – June 3, 2016
6:00 – 9:30 PM

Last Picture Show
photographs and prints by Blaise Tobia and Virginia Maksymowicz

First Friday News 3 — Asian Arts Initiative debuts First Fridays on Pearl St. June 3, 6-9 PM, with a new art cart, a youth art exhibition and a film screening by Twelve Arts.
Join us for the very first of our series of First Fridays on Pearl Street!

Be there for the official unveiling of the new Asian Arts Initiative Art Cart, the opening of the Philadelphia Public History Truck’s exhibition in the Pearl Street storefront and a Twelve Gates Arts film screening. More information at Asian Arts Initiative website.

Jennifer Zarro, Artblog contributor and Art Safari host, is leading an “Art Dive” to Cindi Ettinger’s C.R. Ettinger Studio this Thursday, June 2, 6:00-7:30 PM. Sponsored by Woodmere Art Museum, tickets are $30/$25 members. Register 215-247-0948

Congratulations, Gina DeCagna, 2016 UPenn grad and founding editor of Symbiosis magazine! Symbiosis is an art writing magazine and they just published Issue #4. Gina writes:

Print and web can be accessed together online, here.
You may also read the print issue via Issuu, here.

Our print issue is at a grand 80 pages long and publishes the work of 23 artists and writers, some in collaboration, while our web edition publishes the work of 17 individuals working in digital-exclusive media that combines the visual and textual.

Please join me in congratulating the published artists and writers, and please help our team spread the news of the issue online release via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Finally, if you would like to receive a complementary physical copy of the print issue, please write me a quick note at decagna@sas.upenn.edu. If you are in the Philadelphia-area this season, we can likely reserve you a copy at the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania for pick-up. Otherwise, we can mail you one if you’ll send us a SASE. We have done a limited print edition of 250 copies, free of charge, courtesy of our sponsors—the Kelly Writers House.

GOOD READS

Installation by Louise Fishman at ICA
Louise Fishman, installation from her show Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock at ICA

In London an affordable hotel opens for artists. 22 rooms, starts at £18/night.

NYT gives two art venues a shout out — ICA and The Barnes — in a travel piece “36 Hours in Philadelphia” By Nell McShane Wulfhart.

Next City writes about gentrification of “Black Philadelphia’s Downtown Mall,” The Gallery on East Market Street.

OPPORTUNITIES

Carnegie Mellon University seeks Print Technician – DEADLINE JUNE 13, 2016

PRINT TECHNICIAN
Beginning August 2016
Deadline for Application: June 13, 2016
APPLY HERE

Oversees operations of the School of Art facilities for print media. Coordinates the daily operation and maintenance of printmaking facilities, including intaglio, lithography, serigraphy and the digital print studio. Responsible for instructing students, faculty, and staff in the proper and safe use of various print processes and equipment. Oversees student and faculty projects. Procures equipment and supplies; manages finances within set budget; hires and oversees student workers; works on occasional special projects. This person will maintain an open office with consistent hours. Be able to work with faculty staff and students. Coordinates with the department of Environmental Health and Safety for OSHA compliance and shop safety. Occasional installation and shop support for exhibitions at the Miller Gallery and special events such as open studios. More information here.

Carnegie Mellon University seeks Sculpture Technician – DEADLINE JUNE 13, 2016

SCULPTURE TECHNICIAN
Beginning August 2016
Deadline for Application: June 13, 2016
APPLY HERE

Oversees operations of the School of Art facilities for Digital Fabrication, Small Metals and Ceramics. Responsible for instructing students, faculty, and staff in the proper and safe use of various tools and equipment. Oversees student and faculty projects. In liaison with School of Art Technician: procures equipment and supplies; manages finances within set budget; hires and oversees student workers to monitor for sculpture facilities; works on occasional special projects. This person will maintain an open office with consistent hours, and be able to work with faculty, staff, and students. Coordinates with the department of Environmental Health and Safety for OSHA compliance and shop safety. Occasional installation and shop support for exhibitions at the Miller Gallery and special events such as open studios. More information here.

ARTIST NEWS

From Suzanne Horvath and Robert Roesch — Congratulations!

Suzanne writes:

I wanted to let you know that my partner Robert Roesch has been commissioned by the government of China to do a major sculpture for the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. We will naturally be going there in September. This is his third large scale installation in China. We have exhibited our art in China, Japan, the middle east, south america, Europe and Myanmar. We will be returning for another exhibition in Myanmar in December.

Meanwhile, Suzanne and Robert have work at Legend Gallery, a new art gallery in the former Board of Education building on the Parkway, near the Franklin Institute. Check out the space — it’s beautiful!

Moe Brooker’s solo exhibition, Unspeakable Joy, is open at June Kelly Gallery in New York until June 25. Don’t we all need some joy in our lives? About that…

In a statement titled Notes to Myself, Brooker writes, “My work is about the joy of the human spirit. Joy is not happiness but a deep abiding knowledge that is way down deep inside each person.

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