Our newest video venture--Libby and Roberta lead artblog safari tours of galleries; Kim Paynter videotapes the safaris.
Earlier video series--Look! It's Libby and Roberta. Videographer David Kessler shoots us touring and talking in galleries
This 3-minute episode from our April 14 Art Safari takes us to Pageant Soloveev, 607 Bainbridge St. for an encounter with Nick Lenker‘s The Apocalypse of Now. Lenker lived in the gallery for 3 days last weekend, enacting a rite of passage as he transitions from MFA student at Tyler School of Art to graduation and the great beyond. Accompanying us on this tour are a group of intrepid souls including a couple of artists, two art collectors and three psychotherapists! And stay tuned for two more episodes from the April 14 Safari, which will run here later in the ... More » »
This breezy, 2.50 minute-episode, the third from our first official Art Safari on March 2, takes us to the Vox building, 319 N. 11th St., where we have a chat with Jaime Alvarez at Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Kate Stewart at Vox Populi. Barnes Foundation educator John Gatti’s Art Now students were with us, and in this episode Barnes student Martha Harris sums up her experience of Alvarez’s photos — great stuff! To watch all the safari videos go to the art safaris page of the blog. Or watch the video at our YouTube channel. This episode is recorded and ... More » »
Episode 3 continues the chronicle of artblog’s Art Safari last March 2. This short (2.54 min) video takes us to B Square Gallery for the show “Not a Stitch,” a drawing exhibit based on the theme of fiber arts. The show is curated by Amber Dorko Stopper, who talks in the video about some of the the knitting fetish drawings in the show and about her knitting tarot card book, also in the show, which she hand printed on her letterpress. ”Not a Stitch” is on view through April 28. If you’re wondering who was on safari with us, our ... More » »
We ventured out for our first official artblog Art Safari on March 2, traveling to Crane Arts, B-Square Gallery and the Vox building. Episode 2, here , shows Bruce Hoffman and Amy Orr talking with us at the Icebox about their Fiber Philadelphia shows. Two more video episodes on their way for the other two stops we made. Stay tuned! We’ll try to run them on Mondays to supercharge your week. If you’re wondering why this is episode 2, that’s because episode 1 ran last October and chronicled our trip to Temple Gallery as part of our safari practice run. ... More » »
Dear beloved artblog reader, We know you are an avid supporter of the arts — in Philadelphia and everywhere else — so we are reaching out to you. We have an important project–funded in part by Knight Foundation–but we need your help in matching those funds, or all that money from Knight will not come to Philadelphia. Our First Friday Art Safaris will bring new eyes to Philadelphia’s important and exciting new art, but your donation is critical! Today we are starting a Kickstarter campaign — to raise $2,500 for our project. Check out our Kickstarter page today! And check ... More » »
Hello everybody! We are very excited to share with you our video of the first artblog art safari! The video is short and sweet and gets the points across well. Click the link to see it on YouTube or watch it on our safari page where there’s more background information about this Knight Arts Challenge project. (Or watch it after the jump.)
October 15 we went on safari to Temple Gallery — it was our first run at a safari, and we thing the video shows everybody’s enthusiasm. Here’s the video we made. Or watch it at YouTube. This episode is recorded and edited by the intrepid Kim Paynter of WHYY’s NewsWorks.org — thanks Kim! Thanks also to the Knight Foundation for the matching Arts Challenge Award for the safaris. Thanks to the Miami Foundation, With Art Philadelphia, University of the Arts, the Barnes Foundation’s Art Now class, and to all our supporters who helped us match and exceed the grant amount! ... More » »
Some more goings on of note this weekend: A Philly-made video fest at the Painted Bride Join us for a video trip to visit some great art tonight.
We make our TV debut tomorrow, 8 p.m., on PhillyCAM, a public access TV station that will begin airing episodes of the ever popular videos series Look! It’s Libby and Roberta. PhillyCAM, aka Philadelphia Community Access Media, cablecasts on Comcast channels 66 and 966. Channel 66 reaches anyone in Philadelphia with Comcast’s basic cable service. And 966 reaches those with digital subscriptions.
Yuichi Hibi at Gallery 339; Andrew Pinkham at Silicon Gallery; Caroline Santa at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Thanks, as always, to video guru David Kessler who once again worked his magic for us!« Previous Page — Next Page »