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John Kelly and video projections from The Escape Artist

Performance artist John Kelly escapes into Caravaggio – an artblog radio podcast

John Kelly got a scholarship to American Ballet Theater when he was 17. After dancing for a while he went to Parsons to study art. Then he hit the East Village Paradise Club and began performing, singing songs, in boy drag or other drag (e.g., dressed as Joni Mitchell), and the rest is history. Kelly, with a 3-octave range, calls himself a “Range Queen.” Yes, in addition to being multi-talented, he has a very good sense of humor. Kelly has performed many places including at Brooklyn Academy of Music, and debuted his one-person piece, The Escape Artist, at PS 122 ... More » »

John Kelly brings his one-person performance The Escape Artist to Bryn Mawr College this Friday.

John Kelly on performance art, singing and escaping into art – next on artblog radio!

John Kelly is a performance artist and vocalist known for his 3-octave range, for vocal impersonations of Joni Mitchell and for theatrical performances that explore the genius of art and artists. Kelley, who was in ICA’s Queer Voice in 2011, is coming to Bryn Mawr College this Friday, Jan. 24,  to perform his one-person show “The Escape Artist,” which is loosely based on an experience he had when he fell off a trapeze, broke his neck and was flat on his back in the hospital ER for 15 hours staring at the ceiling.  In this clip from our interview he ... More » »

Brian Wallace at our interview at Bryn Mawr College, Dec. 4, 2012

Brian Wallace on curating at Bryn Mawr College – an artblog radio podcast

Brian Wallace knows a lot about academic institutions. He’s worked for a number of them. Now, as Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts at Bryn Mawr College, he is organizing exhibits and learning about the vast holdings of the College. Brian’s first exhibit at Bryn Mawr, Docu-Commencement (ended Dec. 14) commissioned four artists to create work on the theme of graduation. In organizing the exhibit, the curator worked with Public Safety officers and staff in other departments, all of whom were very happy to be introduced to the contemporary art that resulted from the project. Brian is a ... More » »

Brian Wallace, at Bryn Mawr College

Next week on artblog radio – podcast with Brian Wallace, curator of Docu-Commencement

Brian Wallace is Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts at Bryn Mawr College.  That means he puts together exhibits for the college’s gallery in the Canaday Library. He is also in charge of the college’s large and important collection of art and artifacts. Brian was Director of the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design from 2003-2006, where he brought in some great shows. Prior to arriving back in the Philly area, he was Curator of the Dorsky Museum at SUNY, New Paltz in upstate New York. Brian’s first exhibit at the college was Docu-Commencement, which closed ... More » »

Kay Healy, study for Common Room Couch, 2012; digital image, dimensions variable; courtesy the artist.

Out and about – Docu-Commencement at Bryn Mawr College

Docu-Commencement at Bryn Mawr College commemorates the 2011 graduation at the college and captures thoughts about students leaving a place of shelter for the world beyond. For the show, Brian Wallace, Bryn Mawr College Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts, commissioned four artists — James Johnson, Jennifer Levonian, Kay Healy and Gilbert Plantinga — to be in residence for 24 hours over the commencement weekend and to make work based on that residency. For the artists it was an opportunity to meet students and perhaps revisit their own college commencement experience. The resulting exhibit features the commissioned works by ... More » »