Friend of Artblog Bruce Hoffman, who is director of Gravers Lane Gallery, wrote to say the gallery was organizing a special program and poetry event, Saturday, May 7, 1PM-5PM, honoring slain aspiring poet, Tyrone Alexander Tillman. Tillman was a high school student and active in the Philadelphia Youth Poetry movement. Gallery artist, Rachel Bliss, has a connection with the youth and facilitated the event in conjunction with her exhibit at the gallery in May.Read More
What are you doing Saturday, May 7, from 2PM-4PM? If you’re not shopping for Mothers Day presents, then join us on the next Art Safari to the alternative galleries! Get in on some lively conversations about art, see the exhibits and talk with the artists!Read More
In case you missed it
1. Courtney Bowles and Mark Aloysious Strandquist are 2016 Blade of Grass fellows for their People’s Paper Coop work – Congratulations!
2. Mark Bradford will represent U.S. at Venice Bienale.
3. RAIR gets a fantastic writeup in Wall Street Journal.
4. Common Press turns 10, holds symposium and exhibition at UPenn Library
Located in a charming 2-story carriage house behind the Keefe’s house on a quiet residential street, the space was light-filled and welcoming on a recent Sunday afternoon when I visited to see the two person exhibit of works by Anne Canfield and Gary Petersen.Read More
Publication News #1 – Congratulations to the 3 galleries and 4 museums who appeared in Artnet.com’s recent article “7 Reasons Why Philadelphia Is the Best Place for Your Next Art Getaway!”Read More
Hill’s machine of choice, an IBM Copier II, transformed the objects of her life (keys, hair curlers, a glove, a C-clamp) into moody and Victorian-esque prints, with inky blacks and x-ray-like whites and the shallow depth of field that ironically creates a background of cosmic vastness.Read More
The imaginative team of Julius Ferraro andAmanda Wagner invited me to collaborate with them on content for their savvy online publication, Curate This. I selected two of my favorite artists to showcase, Beth Heinly and Tyler KlineRead More
In other Temple news, business school student Faiza Samreen wrote to say she and some fellow students are organizing an art show/fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity on April 3, 3-7PM at Hubbub Coffee on Spruce Street, near the University of Pennsylvania. They’re charging admission to the show and all funds raised will go the Habitat for Humanity.Read More
Moody and surreal, Chewing the Scenery is not as grandstanding and over-the-top emotional as its title would imply. That said, the exhibition of ten mostly under-known Philadelphia artists is tautly – and satisfyingly – theatrical.Read More
After welcoming more than 1,300 visitors and 50 exhibitors in 2015, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) and The Print Center are pleased to announce the line-up of signings, appearances, and talks for the 2016 Philadelphia Art Book Fair, taking place on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at The Annex on Filbert (830 Filbert St). Moving beyond one medium, the inclusive, metropolitan art fair features new releases from art and photo book publishers, small and large, as well as zines and publications from both art institutions and independent artists.Read More
Live at the Dump, a new series of programs by our friends at RAIR (RECYCLED ARTIST IN RESIDENCY)! RAIR has two movie nights planned, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Wall-E! I can’t think of better movies to watch at the recycling center.Read More
Don’t miss The Review Show LIVE, this Thursday, March 10, 6PM – 7:30 PM at the Galleries at Moore. Join Artblog, The St. Claire and Moore Galleries for LIVE Art Reviews of 3 exhibitions – Rodney McMillian at ICA, Pepon Osorio’s reForm at Temple Contemporary and Ian Etter and Usha Farey at Practice. Panelists are Walter Robinson, Martin Peeves, Kelsey Halliday Johnson with Suzanne Seesman, moderatorRead More
Congratulations, Taller Puertorriqueno on your 20th Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium! A standing room only crowd turned out for talk about Afrolatinidad identity and issues related to indigeneity, racial identity and immigration/deportation. More forthcoming in a report.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