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Popemageddon II, Icebox Truck show 2015, Artist-run gallery in LA with Philly roots, plus Mural Arts, Marta Sanchez, House Gallery, TSA, opportunities and More!

NEWS Via Plan Philly Facebook: The Pope Fence and the Security perimeter may be in flux but here’s what floated around Facebook yesterday. It’s a dark map for what should be a happy event, no? Via Plan Philly and Bradley Wrenn, a funnier map later in the day, enhanced with appropriate Pleistocene and Medieval era iconography. Update:  Mayor Nutter says maps not right and smacks down the mappers: “I understand given the nature of the world today that at times little people who have little pieces of information will try to put out they have or what they think they have in an effort to ... More » »

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Gee Wesley’s Living Library, Septa’s Popemageddon,Taller Puertorriqueno breaks ground, Candy Coated, TSA all over, Gravers Lane, Manny Avalos and MORE

[Today in the News, Roberta congratulates the Association for Public Art and Taller Puertorriqueno for excellent achievements; reminds you of Septa’s Papal Pass complications; and links to a couple cool opportunities you might like to know about. — the Artblog editors] News From the better late than never department, I just discovered the Brooklyn Street Art blog —great aggregation of street art images, interviews and news from around the world. Let this be your external companion to Conrad Benner‘s great Philadelphia Streets Department blog of street art here in our fair city. Ahhhh, SEPTA. Taking pains to help complicate our transit ... More » »

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News post — @JacolbyS and #JohnWaters in LA, Margery Amdur back from Iceland, @ClayStudio wins it all, new @Eyebeam/@BuzzFeed Fellowship, opportunities and more!

[Today in art news and events: The Clay Studio is having a bang-up summer; the #RachelDolezal scandal hasn’t quite died down yet; BuzzFeed offers promising full-time opportunities for artists and citizen journalists; and Rutgers students return from Iceland. — the artblog editors] News If you are in Los Angeles and somehow still not partied out after celebrating the victory of marriage equality, make some upcoming LGBTQ exhibitions stops on your weekend itinerary. Queer Fantasy at OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles, featuring Jacolby Satterwhite and John Waters, is curated by William J. Simmons and focuses on works from the 1950s to today. ... More » »

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News post — Islamic Design at @TheClayStudio, Ana Mendieta at @UofM, “Leaps of Faith” at the @FleisherArtMemorial Sanctuary, opportunities and more!

[Today in art news: Preview some acrobatic performance art, and look out for a show of Ana Mendieta’s works this fall. And if you’re interested in Islamic design, we’ve got the lowdown on a workshop for you! — the artblog editors] News Currently on view: Paul Kane, “Macaw,” 50 x 60″ acrylic on canvas. A photo posted by Rodger LaPelle Galleries (@rodgerlapellegalleries) on May 24, 2015 at 11:17am PDT Be sure to welcome Rodger LaPelle to the social-media fold by following the gallery’s new account on Instagram. It’s the perfect place to see current, beautiful works like Paul Kane’s “Macaw,” ... More » »

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News — Robert Straight’s busy summer studio, #ChesterMade goes on an Arts Loop, @muralarts unveils Phillies Wall of Fame, opportunities and more!

[Today in art news: Chester laps Philly in setting up a map-plus-list of artists and arts orgs; social media-savvy job seekers can apply for a position with the Chemical Heritage Foundation; and two exhibitions to keep an eye out for. — the artblog editors] News Big news out of Chester–an initiative called Chester Made is striving to help arts and culture in the area, and its first presentation to Chester City Council is scheduled for June 24 at 7 pm, at which time organizers will present a Cultural Assets Map–a mapped inventory of artists and arts organizations in Chester. (And we ... More » »

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The chosen – 2015 Pew Fellowships and grant winners announced

[Again in 2015, we cheer as artists we’ve worked with and/or championed come into the Pew light, and we applaud the exhibits and events. Congratulations, all!] For ten years we have watched from the sidelines as Pew awarded money to Philadelphia area artists, curators and organizations in the arts — we cheered, we scratched our heads a little, we were happy for the winners and sad for the runners up.  Philadelphia is a small pond and the fact is, Pew’s money — this year, $9.6 million  — is an important economic engine in the Philadelphia arts sector.  As of 2014, Pew has poured $98,819,288 into Philadelphia including fellowship ... More » »

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News — #PaulaScher + #KeithHartwig @TempleContemporary, #NEA Big Read winners, Elisa Soliven and Nicomi Nix Turner shows galore, opportunities and more!

[Congratulations to the local institutions that recently received NEA grant funding! Read on for more about that, along with local art shows and two museum-work opportunities. And heads up: We’ll be covering the Temple Contemporary map show below in an upcoming post. — the artblog editors] News Temple Contemporary’s 2014 – 2015 Distinguished Alumni Mentorship program is ending, with an exhibition of work by Paula Scher (BFA Illustration ’70) and recent graduate Keith Hartwig (B.Arch Architecture ’11) to usher out the season. The immersive experience of Scher’s “Philadelphia Map” and Hartwig’s “Human Visual Field” are on display through July 11. ... More » »

Simeen Farhat, "Thinking."

News post — TandM hosted Roberto Vignoli, Angela McQuillan in “Art or Science,” @PPAC #PhillyPhotoDay on display in #DilworthPlaza, opportunities and more!

[Today in artblog news: Lots of photography shows and opportunities around town, plus things to listen to, watch, and look out for! — the artblog editors] News TandM Arts: Studio, aka Virginia Maksymowicz and Blaise Tobia, hosted their friend, Italian photographer Roberto Vignoli, last weekend for a one-time, Philadelphia showing of his panorama photo of Cuba’s famous sea wall, the Malecon.  We couldn’t make it to the show, but thought the photo was such a wow, we’d link it and tell you about it. Vignoli, who came through Philadelphia as part of an around-the-world tour, is a lifelong resident of Rome.  TandM ... More » »

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News post –- Hilary Jay moving on from @PhilaArchCenter, @FleisherOllman in Tucson, #DavidLynch’s Silencio sets up in South France, opportunities and more!

[Today in art news, events, and opportunities: One of artblog’s own reviewers curates a show! We’ve also got the lowdown on upcoming History Truck events, plus a juried show and a teaching position just for artists. — the artblog editors] News A vibrant welcome to the Brandywine Workshop’s first resident fashion designers, the flamboyantly named Burning Guitars! The Art of Fashion: Corrupted Aesthetic, powered by Showroom77, brings the collective’s designs to BWA from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, June 6 at the BWA space. A 3D exhibit, this show takes place in Brandywine’s Glass Lobby Gallery and the outdoor ... More » »

Work by Matt Green. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Spruce Harbor afloat again, Stacey Lee Webber at SNAG Boston, Street Art at the PMA, opportunities and more!

News Streets Dept is presenting a panel on The Evolution of Street Art at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 6-7 PM. It’s pay what you wish to see this hour-long event, which features some of everybody’s favorite local street artists Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo. Chances are, you stumbled upon a certain pop-up oasis last summer, and were sorry to see it go in the final weeks of August before you’d even gotten through the crowd to sample all the boardwalk’s culinary options. You’re in luck this week: Spruce Street Harbor is about to ... More » »