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News post – Happy Holidays and New Year!

News Since everyone is getting to wherever they’re going for this year’s festivities, this week’s news roundup will be short and sweet. To all our friends and readers: enjoy your holidays!    The Print Center is hitting the big one in 2015, turning 100 with pride. Their Centennial year is bringing in  a new website dedicated to their rich history, featuring a multi-media timeline, events, images and personal stories drawn from the archives and submissions. There’s going to be a full-blown celebration with exhibitions, projects with partners across the city and a gala, so keep tabs on upcoming Print Center ... More » »

Santa makes an appearance with a famed Rembrandt.

News post – Santa Classics returns, AJW directs a Dan Deacon mind-melter, Dupree Studio stays, opportunities and more!

News   Andrew Jeffrey Wright has been absent from Bananazz a few times, but for good reason: he conceived and directed the bizarre-o video for Dan Deacon’s “Feel the Lightning.” Deacon’s new album, Gliss Riffer, is out on February 24-25, 2015. Reports of Dupree Studio’s demise, it turns out, have been exaggerated: there’s been a reversal and James Dupree gets to keep his studio! The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has decided to not move to condemn his property, setting a precedent for future resistance to eminent domain cases like this. Motorcycle buffs who also love Ewan McGregor are getting their money’s worth ... More » »

Ben Miller, Christina Martinez, and Isaiah Zagar.

News post – A barbacoa-flavored welcome for Zagar, Sarah Gamble at Edward Thorp, keeping Philly artists in Philly, opportunities and more!

News Libby Rosof Retirement Party from chuck patch on Vimeo. In celebration of Libby’s retirement, we’d love to share this video made by friend of TheArtblog, Chuck Patch at Libby’s retirement party last weekend.  The event was a lovely outpouring of love and support for Libby and for TheArtblog, and Libby made a great speech.  The video stars, in this order, Roberta, TheArtblog Board member, Katie Adams, and Libby. This is essential for anyone with a concern for Philadelphia’s artist retention, and all the issues that go along with it. If You Go: A Panel Discussion on Artist Retention in Philadelphia is ... More » »

From Mark Tribe and Chelsea Knight's "Posse Comitatus." Photo courtesy of the artists.

News post – Rhizome founder’s film series wraps, Thomas Devaney on Winkfield, Dona Nelson acquired by MoFAB, opportunities and more!

News Mark Tribe, founder of Rhizome, has devoted large portions of the last three years to an astonishing series of work. Now, “Posse Comitatus,” which Tribe has been creating with Chelsea Knight,  has made its final entry, and is currently screening at DiverseWorks in Houston. “Posse Comitatus” examines the sociocultural dynamics of paramilitary groups; research has seen Knight and Tribe spending time with an upstate New York militia group and were – surprisingly, perhaps – allowed to record their activities, from the mundane interactions of everyday life to live fire field training exercises. This is a disturbingly wonderful production, so don’t ... More » »

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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 » »

"Traditional Doctor Koko," one of the works included in the upcoming Gravers Lane show. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Syrian collective wins Vera List Prize, Gravers Lane goes big, Michelle Post brings “Mucky Mucks” alive, opportunities and more!

News     Exciting news!  The work has begun on Gravers Lane Gallery’s expansion into the 8403 Germantown Ave. exhibition space. The Grand Opening is scheduled for February 2015, and features Botswana and the Art of the Kalahari, a special first exhibition celebrating Black History Month. Curated by Cindy Friedman, the show benefits the Botswana UPENN Partnership. 2 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art – 1. Habemus papam! Next year, that is – the Philadelphia Museum of Art has just been announced as a host of next year’s scheduled Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families 2015. Pope Francis is going to be at the ... More » »

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 » »