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The work of Robert Glebe, Guild member.

News post – MFA shows, Possible Projects packs up, craft on the radio, horror at PhilaMOCA, and more!

News The Delaware Art Museum’s Centennial juried show is not until October, but the Museum has released the entire list of artists who have been selected, including many from Pennsylvania. Congratulations to all!  The museum used to host biennial regional exhibitions that were much admired.  We hope this juried exhibition revitalizes the regional biennial, which is missed. Juror John Ravenal says, of the selection: “The 1,300 artworks submitted online by nearly 450 applicants covered a wide range of media, styles, and abilities. There were accomplished senior artists, emerging talents, and probably some Sunday hobbyists. There was painting, sculpture, installation art, video, ... More » »

Interface Studio's 100K Houses. Courtesy of designwire.interiordesign.net.

News post – Social change at Drexel, Philly at PULSE, Second State scholarship, opportunities and more!

News Renowned graphic designer and UArts alum Craig Holden Feinberg is partnering with the Pearlstein Gallery for an exhibition on the social impact of design and imagery. The programming begins with Holden Feinberg’s two-day residency at Drexel University as a Rankin Scholar of the Graphic Design program.  On May 14, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery begins an exhibition of Holden Feinberg’s work, displayed until Friday, June 8.  The opening reception on Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m. features a panel discussion on raising awareness of local and global social issues, as well as displays of Holden Feinberg’s shocking, funny and forceful design work. ... More » »

Open Shutter, Study for My Studio, 1974 watercolor, © Andrew Wyeth.

News post – Woodworks opens, Jayson Musson at ICA, Daniel Wallace curates in NYC, opportunities and more!

News Through the Heritage Philadelphia Program (HPP), the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has awarded $766,325 to six local organizations, including two first-time grantees; the winners include the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, for their effort to revitalize the John Coltrane House in North Philadelphia, and the Mural Arts Program, for Structure and Surface, a community-based public art initiative about the history of Philadelphia’s fallen textile industry. The full list of grantees and descriptions of their projects is on the HPP site. The Brandywine River Museum is offering exclusive “Andrew Wyeth Experience Tours” on selected days in April and May. The studio where Wyeth worked, which has undergone ... More » »

Detail from Yarnbombing 101 at City Hall Gallery

News – Yarnbombing City Hall, skee-ball at Haverford College, and much more!

Post by Chip Schwartz and Alyssa Greenberg News Bombs Away! Art in City Hall got yarnbombed — officially — as part of FiberPhiladelphia2012. Philadelphia Yarnbombing 101, Jessie Hemmons’ and team’s piece of the action is in the 1st floor gallery in City Hall.  Meta-Fiber, a juried exhibition, is in the glass cases on first and second floors of the building.  Yarnbombing brings to the white-walled gallery space the global street art phenomenon of “cosying” public fixtures with colorful knitted yarn. Meta-Fiber was juried by PAA’s Sarah Archer. And speaking of the Art Alliance, yarnbomber Hemmons will speak at the PAA on ... More » »

Lesley Mitchell, "Fire", Printmaking & collage with canvas cover.

News: Art and airplanes, Printeresting edits, opportunities, and more!

News The art and airplane trend We’ve told you  before about Jordan Griska’s “Grumman Greenhouse“, the repurposed submarine bomber turned sculpture/community greenhouse that was recently installed in Lenfest Plaza. Well artist Matthew Day Jackson also has part of a plane – the cockpit of a B-29 – on display in London as part of his exhibit at Hauser & Wirth. The piece is entitled “Axis Mundi”, and while it is cool, it isn’t a greenhouse, so we think Griska wins this round.

Robert Indiana's Love Sculpture is the first stop on the tour. Picture by Roberta.

Public art–there’s an app for that

I’ve done a lot of snarling at Philadelphia’s public art from time to time, but an unusually well thought out, user-friendly public art project has been unveiled recently that brings rhyme and reason plus history and art history to some of the sculptures that I’ve rejected or ignored over the years (not to mention to a bunch of favorites, like the Charioteer of Delphi, shown below). The city’s main tenders of public art, the Fairmount Park Art Association, have created a terrific audio tour–Museum Without Walls: AUDIO–of public sculptures. On the hoof or at home online, the tour works in ... More » »

Art in public places, part 1

Post by Andrea Kirsh [This is part 1 of a two-part post.] Philadelphia past and present Mark di Suvero, Iroquois, recently installed on the Parkway in Philadelphia, photo by libby I’ve had lots of occasion to think about public art (however you want to define it) since moving to Philadelphia in 2003. Full disclosure demands that I acknowledge my own history in the field: from 1988-1990 I was Assistant Director of Miami Dade County Art in Public Places (at the time one of the country’s oldest percent for art programs), where my responsibilities included administration, designing a care and maintenance ... More » »

You can’t tell a man by his sculpture: Mark di Suvero speaks

Mark di Suvero, Iroquois, installed along the Parkway, on a grassy triangle near 25th and Spring Garden. The sculpture was donated by humanitarian and art lover David Pincus, long a member of the boards of the art museum and the Fairmount Park Art Association. The big surprise at the Iroquois sculpture dedication and talk that followed at the Fairmount Park Art Association meeting was the artist himself, Mark di Suvero, a guy whose gargantuan I-beam constructions–with the occasional moving part–suggest testosterone on legs. A smallish crowd of about 100 braved the heat, slight relief supplied by a tent and a ... More » »

Mark di Suvero marks the Parkway

Iroquois, painted steel, at Meijer Gardens, in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 40′ tall sculpture is being installed tomorrow in Philadelphia. The giant crayon-red chunk-o-steel, Iroquois, by Mark di Suvero, is going up tomorrow on the Parkway, thanks to its acquisition by the Fairmount Park Art Association. The 40-foot high piece will then be dedicated Wednesday, June 27, 4 p.m., at Eakins Oval and Spring Garden Street–and the public is invited. I do believe that di Suvero, the master of leveraged I-beams, will be fascinating, and I can’t wait to hear what he has to say when he addresses the FPAA’s ... More » »