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Sean Buffington, the president of The University of the Arts, in a conference room at the school. Buffington is one of just a handful of openly-gay university presidents. (Eric Mencher/Staff) ERIC MENCHER/Inquirer.

News post – Dupree Studios defeated by govt, Sean Buffington steps down, MFAs dazzle at Montclair, opportunities and more!

News Sean T. Buffington, who’s been president of the University of the Arts since 2007, is leaving in January. As a friend of artblog, we are happy for his new position with the Luce Foundation in NY, but will definitely miss him. Good luck, Sean! Our Quarterly Newsletter is coming out later this week, which you can sign up for in advance! Expect to find some new items and a roundup of great posts from the last quarter on artblog.   If you’ve been in the market for a screenprint by Tim Eads, consider the latest offer from Pentimenti Gallery. They are ... 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 » »

Martin Peeves at CRUXspace. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – CRUXspace’s 2nd showdown, acorn-planting with Street Road, free Schneeman talk at Bryn Mawr, opportunities and more!

News Art F City bestowed some affections on us this week – twice! We first got a mention for Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s “Bubble Butts” Bananazz, then a retrospective on the century-long career of a female Jewish Ashcan School painter Theresa Bernstein. Thank you kindly, friends.   Just installed this week, drivers on their way to Philadelphia via Interstate 95 can now see a dancer running the steps like nobody’s watching. Vikki Sloviter, the winner of Visit Philadelphia’s summertime photo contest, now has her photo of a dancer doing the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a 60-by-16-foot billboard in ... 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 » »

Rebecca Rutstein, you come and go (diptych), 2014. Photo courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

News post – Farewell to Vivant, Bridgette Mayer in Vegas, Cadmium Red under fire, Jeff Carr retires, opportunities and more!

News   A sad moment for Old City, but we’re pretty determined to end it on a happy note: after seven years of being the only African-American owned gallery in Old City, Florcy Morisset is closing Vivant Art Collection.  She and Honorary Co-Chair Lisa Nutter are understandably emotional to see it end, but they’re sending Vivant out with a full five days of festivities celebrating Vivant’s place in the community. Check out the listing of events below, and, in the words of Florcy for the last seven years - vivant! Wednesday, October 1st,  6pm – 9pm M‘ART’ini Cocktail Reception hosted ... 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 » »