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We love videos on artblog and started making the "Look! It's Libby and Roberta" series with David S. Kessler in 2007. Our Art Safari videos with Kim Paynter, came along in 2011 (see episode 1 here); and our Decade-of-artblog videos, with Sammi Jauch, came out in 2013 (episode 1 here). Our most recent video, made by Michael OíReilly and his WHYY Friday Arts team, debuted in February 2014 (see it here).

We'll be bringing you more videos in the future, so come on back!

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The Decade-of-artblog video series begins today – See episode 1!

–>Sammi Jauch, our summer intern, did a wonderful job with this series of ten videos, in which people tell us why they like artblog. The Decade of artblog video series coincides with artblog’s fall fundraising activities, which include 3 fundraising parties at collectors’ houses, where you will be treated to a tour of the collection and hear all about how these collectors began buying art. ¬†The parties will be a real treat, and we hope you can join us. ¬†Read more about the parties on our support page, and consider buying a ticket! ¬†Now in our tenth year, artblog loves ... More » »

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Preview of coming attractions – Videos for The Decade of artblog will debut in August!

We are celebrating a decade of artblog! Some of our readers are helping us make a series of videos to celebrate. Here is a a little preview for you (click the headline to see the video). The short video episodes will be posted later this summer. If you would like to be in our videos, you can get in touch with us and we will try to schedule a time.  Or, if you want, you can video your own testimonial and send it to us.  Contact me, Sammi Jauch at sjauch@moore.edu for more information.

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artblog Art Safaris – Episode 15 – A final episode and thank you!

We are at the end of our Knight Arts Challenge-sponsored Art Safaris — this is the final video. It was a wonderful project and we are hopeful we can extend the safaris into the future. Thanks to everyone who supported this project, we couldn’t have done it without you. And to those who came with us on safari, a hearty thanks for helping make this experiment a success. We hope you had as good a time as we did. Love, Libby and Roberta Here’s the link to Episode 15 on YouTube.¬†See all the Art Safari videos on the art safari ... More » »

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artblog Art Safaris – Episode 14, We meet Pterodactyl!

For Safari Episode 14, we went to Pterodactyl, a space we ourselves had never visited. What an adventure! The gallery is smack dab in the middle of Fireball Printing, the printer of choice for so many of Philly’s alternative spaces. There we saw Unconventional Narrative, curated by Joseph Leroux, featuring his work along with work by Kyle Coffin and Clark McLean Graham. (The show closes June 23). Presenting….Safari Episode 14…ta-daaah: Here’s the link to Episode 14 on YouTube.¬†See all the Art Safari videos on the art safari page¬†or the video page¬†of artblog.¬†And you can subscribe to our videos on our¬†YouTube ... More » »

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artblog Art Safari double episodes–Episode 13 at Fjord, plus Extra at Highwire

We made a number of stops on Frankford Avenue on our June First Friday safari. For Safari Episode 13, we stopped at Fjord¬†for Spectator Sport, an all-video exhibit. The gallery is only two shows old, but already impressive. We saw wrestlers arrayed like June Taylor dancers and moving words embedded in colorful abstractions. They were just two of the video works from 10 (or more, depending on who’s counting) artists living across America and Canada. We also included a short Extra episode in this post (look below #13), in which we talk to Rochelle Dinkin at¬†¬†Highwire¬†Gallery. Episode 13: Extra: Here’s ... More » »

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artblog Art Safari, Episode 12 – Philly Pickup Truck Expo at the Icebox

We got a sneak peek at the Philly Pickup Truck Exposition last Friday night, June 1, at Crane Arts. The one-night event was not until the next night, June 2, but the organizers graciously allowed us to crash their installation in progress. The Icebox was filled with the trucks, their hoods up, and with artists making installations for the flatbeds and cabs. The Expo was organized by Tim Belknap and Ryan McCartney, who saw the event as an opportunity to bring some people together, have fun, and show off their trucks (and art). In this 2.45 minute video we see ... More » »

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artblog Art Safaris – Episode 11 – Fabian Lopez at Artspace Liberti

We’d seen Fabian Lopez’s paintings before and loved the abstracted landscapes with their California colors. Lopez, a Tyler MFA who is from Los Angeles, talks about being influenced by his parents’ storytelling, and the images he would conjure in his head to go with the stories. There are suggestions of narrative in his paintings, up at Artspace Liberti until June 16. ¬†Rob Matthews, who directs the exhibition program at Artspace Liberti puts in an appearance in the video. This is the last of our May 4 Art Safari episodes. ¬†But stay tuned, we’ve got another Art Safari happening this Friday, ... More » »

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artblog Art Safaris, Episode 10 – Painting, video and sculpture at Grizzly Grizzly and Vox Populi

We visited Grizzly Grizzly and Vox Populi on our May 4 Safari tour. ¬†At Grizzly, we talk with Charlotte Hallberg and Johannes Deyoung whose two-person exhibit Microwave includes three walls partly wallpapered with paintings and an eerie clay animation video. At Vox Populi we peek at Jamie Dillon’s hobby horse and hear Stefan Abrams talk about his ChaChing photos. This 3.45 minute video is the second episode from the May 4 outing. ¬†The third and final episode from Safari 3 is coming next week. ¬†See all the Art Safari videos on the art safari page¬†or the video page.   You ... More » »

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Art Safari Episode 9 – We visit Peep, a painting exhibit at Little Berlin

We visited Little Berlin on our May 4 Safari tour, to see the group painting exhibition, Peep, curated by LB member Alana Bograd. Bograd, a painter, rounded up works from local, national and international painters — it’s the first painting show at the alternative gallery space in Kensington. This 2.45 min video is the first episode from the May 4 outing. ¬†More episodes coming in the next few weeks. ¬†See all the Art Safari videos on the art safari page¬†or the video page. You can watch the video at our YouTube channel. This episode is recorded and edited by the ... More » »

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artblog Art Safari – Episode 8 – interactive fiber at Grizzly Grizzly and Yun, Bailis and Crombie at Vox Populi

In this three and a half minute episode, we visit Grizzly Grizzly and Vox Populi and talk with Grizzly member Mary Smull about the interactive, motion-activated fiber show there by collaborating artists, Annica Cuppetelli and Christobal Mendoza. At Vox Populi, we talk with Linda Yun, Leah Bailis and Kara Crombie about their solo shows in that member gallery. This is the final episode from artblog’s second Art Safari, which took place April 14, 2012. ¬†In the coming weeks we’ll roll out the episodes from our third Safari tour, which happened May 4. Or watch the video at our YouTube channel. ... More » »

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