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Artblog organizes programs in the community to educate and create dialog around important issues. Our programs include the Artist and Social Responsibility project; Art Safari tours of Philadelphia’s contemporary art scene; Guest Editorships; Art Writing workshops; Live Review Panel Discussions; and Mentorships of young writers and artists.
The word association round offered the most lively interaction between the audience and panelists, with audience members voting for the best word with loud applause. Some of the words matched the thoughtfulness and effort put into the exhibitions considered, while some fell flat.Read More
Come participate in this LIVE event, as our distinguished panel of experts discuss and review three Philadelphia art exhibitions – from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Temple Contemporary and Practice Gallery (see below for more and links to those venues). This event is scheduled in conjunction with Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences, featuring the work of the New York based artist and critic and on view at The Galleries at Moore through March 12, 2016.Read More
Take a guided walking tour of Philadelphia’s wonderful alternative galleries on the First Saturday of March! Artblog tour leaders will take you through the Chinatown North building that houses 9 alternative galleries on 4 floors, with a stop for food and beverage.Read More
Dear Friends, in this Holiday season, we at Artblog hope you are surrounded in the love of family and friends and relaxing in a respite from a too too busy world. We are thankful for you and your support of all we do. Wishing you peace, Roberta and the Artblog TeamRead More
The First Live Review Panel co-produced by Artblog and The St. Claire took place at Vox Populi Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Below is the podcast of the discussion, which includes musical interludes by musicians, Akiro Rodriguez and Chloe Coover. Give a listen!Read More
The first Live Review Panel convened by Artblog and The St. Claire (in partnership with The Print Center) assembled smart, articulate panelists, excellent music makers, and an audience of passionate artists and art lovers. What a great night! The panel talk was audio recorded and will be available in the future. Until then, here are my notes from the evening.Read More
I am caught in a perfect storm of tourists, students and everyone else that washes up on the steps of the Philadelphia convention center. Whether they are looking for the entrance to the parking garage next door, change for parking meters, a public restroom or an art museum, I am the person they talk to when they walk through that door.Read More
Maybe I’m on a trip highlighted in the New York Times Travel section, or detailed in Travel and Leisure magazine. No, I’m in the office of a dentist who went on an amazing trip, and then hired a designer from Dwell to install her vacation photos in the waiting room. I would not be friends with this dentist.Read More
Mike is an illustrator and visual journalist who lives with his wife in Philadelphia, PA. His work focuses on real people and all of the fantastically absurd things of which they’re capable. His portfolio can be seen at alrightmike.com.Read More
De Chirico is a disappointment like it is every time in person. The hopes are always heightened by how the works look on a screen. “He was aware of the internet”-as opposed to Corot, who made a little painting of a very “chill” looking shepherd standing under a tree. We agree upon seeing that painting that Corot didn’t think about the internet at all.Read More
Across the room you can see the contour of a body that you find particularly attractive. The noisy bass slowly fades as you slowly push the pulsating bodies out of your periphery, slowly honing in on this foggy phantasm.Read More
Of course I have made the mistake of believing that because another person and I are actively and currently mostly-naked together, his emotional state has something, anything to do with me. It is amazing how rarely this turns out to be the case and how often people believe it will be.Read More