Note: this article was written as part of Art Attack, the Philadelphia Daily News-Drexel University arts writing partnership, which recently ended before this story was published. Born in China in 1941, artist Lily Yeh experienced first-hand the ravages of that country’s civil war when her family became refugees, fleeing to Taiwan as the communists took over. That personal story and the story of Yeh’s global art activism with communities from North Philadelphia to Rwanda and China is the subject of a new documentary film, The Barefoot Artist, now in post-production and ready for viewing later this year. Co-directed by Yeh’s ... More » »
News Daniel Traub and Glenn Holsten have completed work on “The Barefoot Artist,” a film honoring the legacy of Traub’s mother, seminal artist Lily Yeh, and are now in the final post-production push. Their fundraising campaign, steered by USA Artists, also contains numerous offerings related to the film, including excerpts and a message from Traub and Holsten. Congratulations, Daniel and Glenn! Fake House/Fake Haus, one of Philadelphia’s oldest punk houses, is closing in two days, taken over by Drexel to make way for student housing at 38th and Lancaster. Its final show was held last Friday, capping off a history ... More » »
News Major congratulations to the recipients of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA) – thirteen artists are receiving $60,000 awards this year! Some of the talented and lucky recipients include visual artist Alex Da Corte, the Megawords team (visual artists Dan Murphy and Tony Smyrski), filmmaker Deron Albright, and documentary photographer Lori Waselchuk. Find out more from Pew’s website, including a full listing of the 2012 grantees. We know that we’ll see further great things from them all! The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy brokered a new project to foster the making and purchase of art by new ... More » »
Today’s your last chance to do a truly civic feel-good thing–bid in a silent auction on a photo or print to help support the Free Library’s Prints and Pictures Collection.
Our series sponsor is Fleisher Art Memorial. Daniel Traub’s photographs of overgrown lots in North Philadelphia where rowhouses once stood have a mournful feel. In Traub’s photos, on view at the Print Center until March 5, indomitable nature grows up tall where people once lived. But the works are not so much about the man-nature struggle in the built environment. They’re more about entropy and the way things are, the rub of time and place. Traub spent the last nine years in China where he observed the building boom of gated communities rising next to shanty towns. He talked with ... More » »
Philadelphia-born artist Daniel Traub has been living and working in China for the last nine years. But he’s back now and the son of artist/activist Lily Yeh and architect/preservationist David Traub has a show of new urban landscape photographs currently at the Print Center. We talked with him recently about his work and his experience in China. Below is a short sample from the interview. Catch the full episode on Monday. 27-second Daniel Traub sample
Lots, an exhibition of Daniel Traub’s color photography now at The Print Center, explores intersections of devastation and beauty found in abandoned lots throughout Philadelphia.
Philadelphia has just gained another place to view great photography. The new Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) at the Crane Arts Center is showing juried works by 21 young artists in the exhibit Next: Emerging Philadelphia Photographers.