Tag Archive "james-dupree"

Siri Berg's "Endless Blue." Photo: Gallery 705.

News post – Mary Smull SPINS at the Baltimore Museum, Volta ’14 powers up, Ellie Brown’s diary onstage, opportunities and more!

News The mind of a child of the eighties, as read by a grown man in 2014: Ellie Brown has a comedy Dear Diary, Bye coming to the Skinner Studio on the 3rd floor of Plays and Players Theater, from April 4-13.  Originally workshopped for the SoLow Festival in 2013, Dear Diary, Bye is based on the diary of nine-year old Ellie Brown, but – and it’s a hilarious but – performed by an adult male actor. This is Ellie’s first play, so it’s got an extra new feel despite its 1984 vintage. Student tickets are $15 and adult tickets are $20. Show times are: Preview 4/4 8pm, Opening ... More » »

A vignette of home for one of Philly's biggest indie artists. Courtesy of Pitchfork Media.

News post – Dupree Studios fights on, SELECT Fair’s Philly crop, ESPO wins P4K praise, PAFA prize honors Dessner, opportunities and more!

News   In a contemptible move perfectly in keeping with prior contemptible moves, the city of Philadelphia is continuing its quest to use eminent domain to turn the studio of James Dupree into a parking lot and supermarket. Detailed in a Forbes article this week, two-thirds of the building in which Dupree’s studio resides have been condemned, and the studio was seized by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority on December 27, just four days before an eminent domain loophole was closed by the state. Since the PRA got approval to take over 17 Mantua properties for this purpose in November 2012, ... More » »

James Dupree, of Dupree Studios and Gallery, at work.

News post – POST push to save Dupree Studios, Geek Awards anoints Open Air, DeVille wins Harlem residency, opportunities and more!

News A coup for geeks and public artwork, all at the same time: Open Air won “Event of the Year” at the Philadelphia Geek Awards! This was a pivotal year for Philly’s celebration of the tech community; the 400 available tickets sold out online in 90 minutes. Hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Geekadelphia, previous years’ winners include Philly Tech Week and the Philadelphia Science Festival. This fall is JJ Tiziou Photography’s 10th anniversary, and in celebration he’s launching the wider release of a special portrait project. Begun with friends and community members, his style for this project is fairly informal, photographing all ... More » »

Untitled, 2012

News – Some good deals, Print Center Finalists, Justin Duerr show, and more!

News Some good deals Two new art deals online–we like the entrepreneurship of both! DealYo – James Dupree is currently offering a limited edition print of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for half price on DealYo on Philly.com. The Deal — Nicola Midnight St. Claire’s new feature “The Deal” reports on and sells work by artists that they are enthralled with. The inaugural St. Claire deal is work by artist Celeste Dupuy-Spencer. Contact thedeal@the-st-claire.com with any questions — and to buy the art! Print Center finalists The Print Center announced the finalists and semi-finalist for their 86th annual photography competition.  The exhibit will ... More » »

Two artists create a utopia–James Dupree and Pheoris West

James Dupree, standing in front of two paintings by Pheoris West, made during West’s residency at the Dupree Studios Residency Program. At this moment when utopian thinking and art activism is on our minds, I had a talk with James Dupree and Pheoris West (pronunciation Fee-OR-iss) about their exhibit, Collaboration: Pheoris West and James Dupree, at Dupree’s gallery and about the Dupree Studios Residency Program that West just completed as the inaugural participant. What? The Dupree Studios Residency Program? Well, that’s part of what I want to tell you about. Pheoris West standing with his wife Michelle. Both Dupree and ... More » »