…And by holiday edition, we mean a gigantic thank you and wishes for all our readers to enjoy the rest of the festive season. Not that our love for you should be news, of course. There’s some great things in the community slated for 2014: Daniel Traub’s first monograph, North Philadelphia, is coming out during the next year, thanks to German publisher Kehrer Verlag. We’re already excited for all the good news 2014 will bring. Happy holidays and a happy new year!
—>This podcast was originally published Feb. 14, 2011, following our interview with Daniel Traub at The Print Center where he had a show of his photographs. Daniel’s film, with Glenn Holsten, The Barefoot Artist, a documentary on Daniel’s mother Lily Yeh, debuted at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last night. The auditorium was jammed, every seat taken, and the moving story of Lily Yeh’s complicated life and inspired projects with underprivileged communities is beautiful, moving and a must see–we hope it gets another screening soon!–the artblog editors————-> Daniel Traub’s photographs of overgrown lots in North Philadelphia where rowhouses once stood ... More » »
News We’re saddened to note that among the victims of the apparent building collapse at 22nd and Market streets in Philadelphia was eighteen-year-old first year PAFA student Anne Bryan. Anne started as a full-time student in the Certificate program in fall 2012 after participating in the High School Summer Academy in 2006, and enrolled in Continuing Education classes as well. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. A memorial service is planned for Anne at PAFA at a date yet to be determined. After many years in the making, on June 19 you can attend a special preview ... More » »
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.Next Page »