News As part of the unofficial artblog 10-year birthday tour of glory, Libby and Roberta are featured in a WHYY Friday Arts segment today! You can check it out here. A friend of the artblog, artist Elisabeth Nickles is recovering from a disastrous studio fire, and we are doing our best to spread the word to help her out. There’s a link on her blog for donations, and you can also help her clean up the remains. It’ll be grueling work, but it’s far more than one (or even two) people can handle. Those with heavy-duty extension cords, demo-saw, sledgehammers, etc and strong arms ... More » »
NEWS Gallery classes – Beginning this spring and continuing through the summer, Nichols Berg Gallery will host workshops in the gallery taught by Clarissa Shanahan (teaming up with Scott Nichols of Nichols Berg) on subjects including encaustics, manuscript illuminations and printmaking. And Cambridge Street Studios, a new realist atelier in Philly, is having their Grand Opening Gala this coming Saturday, March 31st. The studio/school also has classes. Check their website. Boundary-defying record label and journal Data Garden is running a plant-based audio exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art April 13-15. Four large tropical plants outfitted with specialized electronic sensors to process their physiological data will produce ... More » »
News artblog news This week artblog visited The Ungovernables, the second triennial of emerging artists organized by the New Museum in New York. You can see some images from the show here and stay-tuned for the upcoming review. It’s back to NYC on the 27th for the press opening of the Whitney Biennial. And we just learned that artblog was featured on Generocity.org’s list of Philly Non-Profit blogs. The site dedicated to helping non-profits likes what we’re doing here at artblog and we’re glad! In the Media The local voice of young Philly culture, Cred Magazine, organized through the Village of Arts and Humanities, has ... More » »
This episode sponsored by Art in City Hall Diedra Krieger makes videos about her relationship to the camera, and by proxy, everyone’s relationship to the camera. She takes on the role of the eye and the subject all at once, a sort of Cindy Sherman for video. She also makes temporary public sculptures that invite people to play. In this episode she talks about that as well as about her contribution to Philadelphia Underground, the four-day Design Philadelphia event, ending today, in which eight artists project videos onto the subway concourse walls on the west side of City Hall. Below ... More » »
Next week on artblog radio, Episode 6 features artist Diedra Krieger. This week, you will be able to see some of her work. She and seven other artists will be projecting video onto the walls of the subway concourse the evenings of Oct. 8 to 11 for The Philadelphia Underground (see Roberta’s post on Design Philadelphia for more details). When we interviewed Krieger during the summer, two of her videos, starring herself, were up at the Vox VI show. To whet your appetite we offer the sample (below), in which Krieger talks about shooting wedding videos–a formative experience. 25-second sample–Diedra ... More » »
DesignPhiladelphia (Oct. 7-17, designphiladelphia.com) arrives with about 150 exhibits, talks, panels and events sprinkled around town in a 10-day celebration of the sleek, the efficient and the sustainable— a festival marking the city’s status as a leader in design.
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Vox Populi’s sixth annual emerging-artist roundup is a musclebound, unruly show. With 33 artists (almost half from the Philadelphia region) and close to 70 works, jurors William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton chose a noisy exhibit, literally and figuratively. It’s great, don’t miss it.
Forget the summer doldrums of art. It was nowhere to be seen in the crush of people at Vox Populi Friday for its opening of Vox VI, the sixth of its annual emerging artist exhibitions held after the slew of MFA shows that mark the spring.
I often think how much life is enhanced by public art. It’s not only a more colorful world but a more conscious one as well. Public art raises awareness and exposes a larger audience to new perspectives and ideas. And – heck – life is just more fun with art! The First Annual Art in the Open on the Schuylkill River June 9-12th was a perfect example of the integration of public and art.Next Page »