News FiberPhiladelphia gets underway March is fast approaching, and so are a number of events as part of FiberPhiladelphia, the annual Philadelphia textile and fiber arts festival. In fact, Mayor Nutter will kick off the March 2 ceremony at Moore College of Art and Design by proclaiming March 2012 as Fiber Arts Month. The first event is the opening of In Material: Fiber 2012 on Friday, January 27 at Arthur Ross Gallery. New curator at Woodmere Matthew U. Palczynski is the new curator at the Woodmere Art Museum. Palczynski was most recently the Staff Lecturer for Western Art at the Philadelphia Museum of ... More » »
Any way you look at it, Scripted at Gross McCleaf Gallery is a pretty open-ended script. While a significant portion of the show in McCleaf’s wonderful gallery space is devoted to painting, there are also strange objects, an installation, photos, and video art.
Big news from Gross McCleaf Gallerist Mark Brosseau –Celia Reisman, one of the gallery artists, was just awarded a major museum purchase prize at the American Academy of Arts and Letters annual invitational. Reisman won a Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund prize for her painting “Big D. ” The Academy will donate the work to a major American museum. “She’s ecstatic and we’re ecstatic for her! ” said Brosseau in an email.