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TheArtblog Board Honors Service of Co-Founder Libby Rosof upon her Retirement

(Today we make an announcement!  Our dear Libby has announced her retirement.  She is on to other things and while we are sad, we are so very thankful for all her energy, ideas, right on commentary and leadership of TheArtblog!  Help us celebrate Libby — we think she may get a Liberta Award this year.  Give this post a “Like” and put a comment on the PhillyArtblog Facebook page.  –theartblog editors) One of the two founders of the internationally recognized Philadelphia art review publication TheArtblog announced her retirement from daily operations Oct. 11, 2014. Artist and writer Libby Rosof will continue to ... More » »

Dev Hynes of Blood Orange doing what he does, directed by Alex Da Corte. Photo courtesy of Philly.com.

News post – Blood Orange vid shot by Da Corte, Temple & Little Berlin zine archive, Jill Bonovitz at the Hermitage, opportunities and more!

News  Sometimes you can take it with you. Beth Heinly, whose teenage pastime of compiling her friends’ assorted doodles, comics and writing in a 250-page zine called the 3 O’Clock Book, is committing the last copy of its 500-copy print run to the Special Collections at Temple University Libraries. It’s now part of the new Little Berlin zine archive at Temple, a project Heinly’s been overseeing herself.   Andrea Modica’s photos were used for a Sunday New York Times magazine section cover story on an American journalist’s captivity under al Qaeda. The article is harrowing enough, but the photos of Theo Padnos ... More » »

Alex Chinneck, Melting House, in London.  Katie McCallum will explain all.

Posts in the Pipeline – Stories you won’t want to miss on artblog

[artblog guides you through the great Philly art scene.  Our Picks, available by newsletter (subscribe here) curates a trustworthy list of shows and events each month.  But there’s so much more! Posts in the Pipeline tells you what we’ve selected to feature this month. — the artblog editor] Reviews and features this week Evan Laudenslager tells us about two things —a New Yorker Festival show featuring Laurie Anderson, real and live. —the Paul Strand exhibition that just opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Michael Carroll explores aspects of portraiture at the Main Line Art Center’s Face Value show. Coming Soon Elizabeth Johnson goes to ... More » »

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News post – PPAC wins Fine Arts cert, Dumpster Divers go wild, Art + Science cavort at Wistar, opportunities and more!

News The Dumpster Divers, a sprawling collective of about forty people who have been creating with found objects for over twenty years,  are at it again!  Their next show, Lost and Found, opens at West Chester University on Thursday October 30 from 4-7 PM; they’ve got the use of the school’s New Gallery, which we hear is lovely. The show runs until December 12. The above photo, taken at the Divers’ annual Awards Banquet, is also on the event postcard, which you may see making the rounds. Major coup for our friends at PPAC: Hahnemühle Certified Studios, experts in digital ... More » »

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News post – Rebuilding Rhoades’ Creation Myth DIY, Writing Lessons from Grizzlyx2, Dolan/Maxwell in Miami, opportunities and more!

News   2 from the ICA - 1. Institute of Contemporary Art Chief Preparator Paul Swenbeck is mounting several shows of his own, at “Pervasive Clay” at Penn’s Charles Addams Gallery and— in collaboration with artist and wife Joy Feasley — “A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly” at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Pervasive Clay runs through October 28; the Fabric Workshop show until January 2015. In November his next curatorial project Clarke’s Third Law opens at Space 1026. 2. If you are a by-the-numbers type, your next side project has arrived. Students at Penn, under the collaborative instruction of Professor Kenneth Goldsmith and Liz Park, Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow, have created  an owner’s manual to a build-it-yourself version ... More » »

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News post – ARTnude Philly’s 3rd year, Kim Beck in Monument to Cold War Victory, NYC photography show vandalized, opportunities and more!

News   A new painting by Andrew Conti is a fresh burst of green to start this week off right. This one is the penultimate in his series Viriditas, made of entrancing, robotic-inspired abstractions. Kathryn Sclavi is working on a new social practice art piece to add to the Design Philadelphia roster. “Putting the Pieces Together – Creating a Community Tablecloth for Camden,” has found her creating a 100 foot long tablecloth with the help of 200 community members and a grant from Cooper’s Ferry Partnership. Tasked with coming up with some way to “connect the lots,” Sclavi envisioned her ... More » »

Jennifer Levonian, "Rebellious Bird." Photo courtesy of Fleisher/Ollman Gallery.

News post – Maeve talks Kiki Smith at Tyler, Tristin Lowe’s “DUMBO” draws awareness, LaSalle wins digitization $, opportunities and more!

News The Clay Studio has some bittersweet news this week, with the departure of Curator of Artistic Programs Garth Johnson promising the end of one era and the beginning of another. Johnson is decamping to the Arizona State University Art Museum’s prestigious Ceramic Research Center, where he’s the new Curator of Ceramics. Johnson’s tally of achievements at the Clay Studio includes jurying the Clay Studio National, presenting their 40th Anniversary exhibition, re-imagining the Guerilla Mug Assault, assessing the permanent collection, recruiting two young Resident Artists and booking Guest Artists from five continents. Best of luck to Garth in his new ... More » »

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Posts in the Pipeline – Stories you won’t want to miss

[artblog guides you through the great Philly art scene.  Our Picks, available by newsletter (subscribe here) curates a trustworthy list of shows and events each month.  But there’s so much more! Posts in the Pipeline tells you what we’ve selected to feature this month. — the artblog editor] Reviews and features this week Evan Laudenslager reviews the Vox Populi show, Room for the Whole Wide World Lauren Findlay says don’t miss the #SelfieShow at Yell Gallery Irena Frumkin tells us about the David Lynch show at PAFA Roberta talks about a couple of Public Art and Community projects, Write Sky and Yo Soy Oro Coming ... More » »

Recent work by Clint Jukkala. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Clint Jukkala at Brian Morris, taking a “Pulse” at Dilworth, Vox Populi’s intense month of performances, opportunities and more!

News   Dilworth Park opened this month to no small fanfare, and rightfully so. But there’s still more to come for the revamped space. Janet Echelman’s sculpture piece Pulse is coming in 2015. Designed to be embedded in the new plaza’s 11,600-square-foot fountain, Pulse traces the three subway routes underneath in real time, sending up four-foot-tall trails of mist, which glow at night when illuminated by multiple layers of colored light. Farewell to the dreary and foreboding Dilworth of old! Whitney Kimball, one of the ArtFCity writers who has covered the Philly art scene several times for ArtFCity including one ... More » »

Jeremy Holmes, Convergence. Photo courtesy of Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.

News post – Dave Kyu vs. Nature, Gallery Joe in Amsterdam, 2nd Friday brings out West Philly beauties, opportunities and more!

News   A special shout out from us to Blaise Tobia for reminding us about what’s coming to this Second Friday (Sept 12). In the span of a few blocks in West Philly near Powelton Village, there is an amazing sculptural installation at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) called “Convergence,” the work of artist Jeremy Holmes; a show of urban landscape photography by John Dowell (Prof. Emeritus at Tyler) at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral from 5-7 PM (and likely a bit later); and, at Art on the Avenue Gallery (3808 Lancaster Avenue – near 38th Street) is”Living in the Transit Lounge,” by Romanian artist Raluca ... More » »