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"Good Natured Gentlemen" - 64 Colors. Photo courtesy of Arch Enemy Arts.

News post – Clint Jukkala made Dean @PAFA, Alice Neel in Belgium, @NMAJH to host Avedon retrospective, opportunities and more!

News A change of pace today – check out some picks from our St. Claire guest editors below! Arch Enemy got a nice shout out from compadres at Hi-Fructose Magazine, who gave a sneak peek of Imaginary Menagerie: the Arch Enemy Arts Guide to Cryptozoology Vol. 1, in which 22 artists portray a different magical and mythical beast. via Hidden City –  Calling lovers of the iconic 1960 Visitor’s Center at LOVE Park: Although included in plans for the new LOVE Park, the Visitor’s Center, aka the “Saucer” faces an uncertain future in the redesign. However, Hidden City implores you: “Imagine ... More » »

The Print Center in days past.

News post – Happy Holidays and New Year!

News Since everyone is getting to wherever they’re going for this year’s festivities, this week’s news roundup will be short and sweet. To all our friends and readers: enjoy your holidays!    The Print Center is hitting the big one in 2015, turning 100 with pride. Their Centennial year is bringing in  a new website dedicated to their rich history, featuring a multi-media timeline, events, images and personal stories drawn from the archives and submissions. There’s going to be a full-blown celebration with exhibitions, projects with partners across the city and a gala, so keep tabs on upcoming Print Center ... More » »

Book cover, Lion and Leopard

Lion and Leopard – Nathaniel Popkin’s book on the roaring art beasts of 19th Century Philadelphia

Nathaniel Popkin’s new book, Lion and Leopard merges history and fiction in a novel that reads like a 19th Century road trip. With three lead characters and a bad guy, the book, as a comedy sketch, might be titled Three Amigos meet the Devil along the road to Philadelphia and Yikes! he’s an artist. Intrigue and a plot to change the 19th Century art world in Philadelphia A story of intrigue told in a flashback by one of the characters, the book has gossip (who knew all this stuff about the Charles Willson Peale family?!) and exudes an earthy atmosphere that ... More » »

DJ King Britt, a performer at tonight's Data Garden/Hidden City experimental electronica concert at the Frankford Historical Society.

News post – Electronica heaven at FHS, Quay Brothers at the Ruhrtriennale, Eraserhood year 2, opportunities and more!

News An intriguing side dish for the ongoing Hidden City Festival: the Data Garden presents Heritage Electronics at the Historical Society of Frankford tonight. Featuring artists making music with heritage and primitive electronic instruments such as theremins and something called the Buchla Music Easel (sounds like our bag, no?), the lineup consists of King Britt, DJ and producer; Charles Cohen, veteran electronic improvisor performing on the Buchla Music Easel; Laura Baird, Dino Lionetti, & Gretchen Lohse on theremin, viola and electronics; NO CARRIER aka Don Miller on video synths and NES; and Daniel Rehn (wwwtxt), who resurrects the voices of digital pioneers through 140-character excerpts and curated video. ... More » »

Sean Robert FitzGerald, Mass, 2012
Graphite on board, 18 x 24 1/4 inches.

News post – Claes Oldenburg at the ABC Awards, Erin Murray’s solo NYC show, Judy Pfaff honored, Hidden City updates, opportunities and more!

News A special reception with Claes Oldenburg has been added to the schedule of events at the Arts and Business Council’s May 8 Awards Celebration. Join a small group of guests at Route 6 (next-door to Vie) for a meet-and-greet with Mr. Oldenburg from 4:30-5:30, before the celebration proper. The cost to attend includes admission to the VIP event as well as the Awards Celebration. Additionally, Oldenburg is having a show of his early street and store sculptures at MoMA — must see viewing.   Judy Pfaff, who among many other marvelous works has a major public art piece at ... More » »

Some of the Jaime Treadwell goodness that's out in print via Juxtapoz this month.

News post – Good Game mag debuts, KAWS at PAFA, Jaime Treadwell in Juxtapoz, opportunities and more!

News Via Sam Belkowitz – A new magazine in town promises to be a strong hitter for our city’s cultural journalism. Good Game, an upcoming art quarterly based in Philadelphia, seeks to be a conduit between Philly and the international art world. The first issue is slated to include artwork and writings by (get ready) Zoe Strauss, Thom Lessner, Jesse Butcher, Chip Schwartz, Sam Belkowitz, Jamie Diamond, Barbara Jenkings, Issac Lin, Matthew Pruden, Matthew Suib, Nadia Hironaka, Christopher P. Mcmanus, Lee Arnold, Thomas Devaney, Micah Danges, Will Brown, J Makary, Maria Dumlao, Jessie Pires, Shana Illingworth, Josh Rickards, Helen Cahng, Drew Dunlap, Michelle Chong, ... More » »

Photos: Suikang Zhao, selected images from Taokonick, 2012

News post – Preservation push, Aqua Dice’s NYTimes nod, NextFab’s grand opening, opportunities and more!

News Above: the magic that happens when Photoshop wizardry and Philadelphia’s most iconic statue find one another. For their New Year’s greeting, the PMA’s Department of Indian and Himalayan Art created this gem, featuring Rocky in his typical composure, but joined by a surprising companion: the Hindu deity Krishna, who in this iteration is “Krishna Dances and Holds Aloft Two Stolen Balls of Butter,” The copper alloy sculpture was made in Orissa, India in the 17th century, 1994-148-262. This comes to us from the Stella Kramrisch Collection at the Department of Indian and Himalayan Art. 2 in preservation news – 1. Created by Philadelphia’s own Conservation ... More » »

Too hot for JFK Plaza: Frank Rizzo in a custom Ishknits bikini, before its removal by security.

News post – Frank Rizzo’s yarn bikini, Saffron defends PSFS legacy, Jenny Lee Maas at the Thought Lot, opportunities and more!

News On Tuesday morning, Frank Rizzo’s statue at 15th and JFK got a richly symbolic – if short-lived – dressing-down by Ishknits aka Jessie Hemmons, Philadelphia’s resident yarnbomber. For approximately three minutes, Rizzo was clad in a hot pink bikini, causing much hilarity and consternation for passerby before security came out and removed it. Derive whatever political commentary you will from this, it got people’s attention, as a thong bikini on one of Philadelphia’s most polarizing politicians is wont to do. Hemmons has put a statement about the incident on her blog. In other street art news, Conrad Benner of Streets Dept raised ... More » »

The "Hunger Games" Mockingjay brooch, by Tim O'Brien.

News Post – Tech Week creativity, Croquis Cafe, Ingrid Schaffner at A.I.R., opportunities and more!

News Gallery news – Dalet Gallery is partnering with Headlong Dance Theater for a special body performance installation, “Situations for Unlikely Bodies,” a work-in-progress by Sheila Zagar, Jaamil Kosoko and Caroline Stinger of Headlong. The performance is Sunday April 15  — drop in between 7:30pm and 9pm.  Fjord Gallery, 2419 Frankford is a new-to-us Kensington contemporary gallery and studio space started by Lindsay Chandler and three other local artists. opens on the First Friday of May. We think this is a terrific tool for artists who lack access to live models! The Croquis Cafe, an online collection of artist’s models, provides one-, two- and ... More » »

Stanley Whitney

News: Krampus, Stanley Whitney, Masters of the Visual Universe, and more!

News A very Krampus Christmas We heard about Krampuslauf from Amber Dorko Stopper and also on WHYY. Who is Krampus? Why is he having a Christmas parade? Well, Krampus represents the opposite of Jolly Old St. Nick. He’s a Christmas devil that punishes naughty children during the holidays. It’s an alternative to the ‘everything is so sweet and lovely’ Christmas attitude; ‘a little salt to go with the sugar’ says Krampuslauf celebrator Janet Finegar. There will be Krampuslauf parade and festivities in Northern Liberties tomorrow, Sat. December 10, 4pm at Libery Lands Park, 913-961 north 3rd Street.

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