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News post — Islamic Design at @TheClayStudio, Ana Mendieta at @UofM, “Leaps of Faith” at the @FleisherArtMemorial Sanctuary, opportunities and more!

[Today in art news: Preview some acrobatic performance art, and look out for a show of Ana Mendieta’s works this fall. And if you’re interested in Islamic design, we’ve got the lowdown on a workshop for you! — the artblog editors] News Currently on view: Paul Kane, “Macaw,” 50 x 60″ acrylic on canvas. A photo posted by Rodger LaPelle Galleries (@rodgerlapellegalleries) on May 24, 2015 at 11:17am PDT Be sure to welcome Rodger LaPelle to the social-media fold by following the gallery’s new account on Instagram. It’s the perfect place to see current, beautiful works like Paul Kane’s “Macaw,” ... More » »

Chris Burden, Urban Light. AP Photo/Nick Ut.

News post – Chris Burden passes away, Ken Lum launches Monument Lab, Rebecca Rutstein to set sail, opportunities and more.

News We were saddened to learn of the passing of performance artist and sculptor Chris Burden at age 69, at his home in Topanga Canyon. The cause was malignant melanoma, as reported in the L.A. Times. Ken Lum, integral advisor to the Artblog ASR project, is getting ready to ask an entire city the question: what would a monument that fully captures the identity of Philadelphia look like? Accordingly, he invites everyone to come to the launch of Monument Lab this Friday, with City Hall serving as the research pavilion. Monument Lab comes with a full complement of art installations, public events, and community-sourced maps, ... More » »

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Winded by the Wind Challenge

[Lauren reviews the first installment of this year’s Wind Challenge, lauding three artists’ approaches to their disparate subjects. — the artblog editors] The three artists selected for this fall’s Fleisher Wind Challenge Exhibition Series include Peter Morgan, Justin Webb, and Jenny Drumgoole. I had the pleasure of viewing the first part of this challenge on a particularly brisk and gray Friday morning. Like the chilly Philadelphia weather outside, the ambiance inside the gallery from Morgan’s ceramics, Webb’s paintings, and Drumgoole’s video installation reflected a city charged with energy and filled with nature and inhabitants worthy of study. Flock and awe Peter Morgan ... More » »

A still from the Philadelphia episode of Streetosphere. Photo: Justin Tyner.

News post – Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s comics come to artblog, Streetosphere Philly style, Diane Burko show & lecture, opportunities and more!

News Space 1026 co-founder and Andrew Jeffrey Wright is debuting a new line of comics on artblog beginning next week!  Look for bananazz coming soon, and in the meantime keep up with all things AJW on Twitter and Tumblr. Several Philly street artists are featured in episode 14 of Streetosphere, the French production that chronicles street art everywhere. NoseGo, Ishknits and Justin Tyner (who brought this to our collective attentions) are the artists documented. One moment that we hopefully haven’t forgotten, Ishknits’ infamous yarn-bomb bikini for Frank Rizzo, is included in the piece. Nicole Krom gets a major congrats this week on her new position at Longwood Gardens! As ... More » »

Kay Healy, Kitchen and Breakfast Room, screen printed, stuffed and sewn fabric on wheat pasted Tyvek wallpaper, 2013

Wind Fleisher Challenge 1 – House, home, hearth, people, in Daniel Gerwin, Kay Healy and Ashley Wick’s works

Childhood games and the domestic environment set the tone in the Wind Fleisher Challenge 1. This is writ large in the work of Daniel Gerwin and Kay Healy. And,  while ideas of home, family, comfort, and lack thereof and domestic activities don’t inhabit the works of Ashley Wicks, there is childhood lurking in Wicks’ animation based on paintings, which have the air of innocence about them. It’s a show that sparks memories as well as ideas about the state of contemporary art making, where ideas run the show, and work that feels impersonal is in fact deeply personal and privately-coded. Daniel ... More » »

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News post – Citywide BBQ, Wind Challenge winners, Tim Eads in the press, art and play at UArts, opportunities and more!

News CITYWIDE is hosting a fundraiser at Crane Arts next Saturday, July 20, in the midst of their quest to reach their $13,000 match to their Knights Art Challenge Grant, and we hope you’ll help them keep the exciting productions coming by showing up for some BBQ good times. As with any summer shindig, there’s prizes, beer & food on hand, all donated by local businesses in Philadelphia. Get tickets directly from CITYWIDE, or at FJORD Gallery for $15, cash or check. A huzzah to The Village of Arts and Humanities: at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stockton ... More » »

'mini-house/pavillion', in progress installation shot of "CandyCoated Wonderland."

News post – CandyCoated Wonderland, remembering Sidney Goodman, cross-country art blog love, opportunities and more!

News We first sounded the call about Candy Coated Wonderland back in dreary wintertime, and now the weather is balmy, which means that it’s now upon us! Opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building on May 4, the Wonderland exhibition, curated by Dylis Blum of the Costume and Textiles Collection runs through November 2013. Fleisher Art Memorial’s 24th Annual Founder’s Award on Thursday,  May 16 honors Dina and Jerry Wind, cultural ambassadors and, of course, originators of the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series. The award ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.Their far-reaching contributions to arts organizations across the city have had a major impact. >Learn more about ... More » »

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Wind Challenge ends season with strong showings by Elizabeth Hamilton, Jake Kehs and Julianna Foster

—With this exhibit, the Wind Challenge proves again its importance as a proving ground for emerging artists, as Alison tells us below.–the artblog editors——————->The third and final installment of this year’s Wind Challenge at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial includes work by Elizabeth Hamilton, Jake Kehs, and Julianna Foster. The three artists were chosen among 247 applicants for the juried exhibition that was created over 20 years ago to highlight local talent. Elizabeth Hamilton’s work is comprised of humble gestures. Whether using thread to mend broken dishes or attaching fake flowers to photographs of neighbors’ front lawns, she adopts ... More » »

Ken Lum, clay model for "The Space Between Scott and Plessy," 2013. Clay, dimensions variable. Photo by Arthur Cheng.

News post – Fleisher welcomes Liz Grimaldi, Nuala Cabral gets feminist nod, Ken Lum in MO, ArtsTech gets fashionable, opportunities and more!

News Liz Afif Gallery is spreading the word for their inaugural exhibition, boasting work by artists from Philadelphia, Seattle, NYC, Washington D. C. and Boston. The opening reception is tonight from 5– 9 PM, and is up until April 30. Fleisher Art Memorial has appointed Elizabeth Grimaldi Executive Director. Congratulations, Elizabeth! You can read more about her background at  The Village of Arts and Humanities, for whom she’s served as executive director since 2009. Pentimenti Gallery has successfully placed new work by Hadieh Shafie at Sotheby’s in Doha, Qatar. It goes up for auction on April 22. We like to think that Philly is pretty great ... More » »

The second coming of Autumn, by David Guinn, at Fleisher Art Memorial. Source and Photo: Passyunk Post, Greg Bezanis via SPR.

News post – CandyCoated children’s costumes, Kara Walker drawing dispute resolved, “Autumn” redux, E/AB Print Fair, opportunities and more!

News Candy Coated Wonderland isn’t coming until May, but let the thought of it carry you through the rest of this bone-chilling winter. As only she can, CandyCoated (formerly Candy Depew) is re-interpreting the Museum’s collection of children’s dress costumes with her unique textile art. Held in the Joan Spain Gallery at the Perelman Building from May to November 2013 and curated by Dylis Blum, CandyCoated envisions a storybook narrative, incorporating iconic children’s costumes. And to make the the exhibition’s subjects the focal point, the summer promises a series of educational workshops for youth art making. Among the wild-sounding offerings are bike and helmet ... More » »

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