News Perhaps woodworking and American leadership have more in common than we knew? Former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell is having a book signing at the Center for Art in Wood today from 5:30 to 8. A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great hits stands on June 4, 2012. More information at the Center for Art in Wood site. Ever want to meet the face behind philly artblog? Laura Adams, our intrepid sponsorship coordinator and able right hand, is having her first solo show of small oil paintings at Artists House, beginning with an opening ... 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 » »
News Jason Lazarus will take your unwanted photos Do you have photos that are too painful to keep around? If so, Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus will take them. He’s collecting unwanted photos for an art installation. There’s no need to provide the background for the photos, and if you feel they are too private to be shown, the artist will display them face down. Lazarus can pick them up on Sunday February 5 from 10 AM – 7 PM. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-953-2885. Knapp Gallery closing Old City’s Knapp Gallery is closing up shop at the end of ... More » »
News Other Art Fair cuts out middleman The Other Art Fair launches in London on November 25 and bills itself as a direct way for artists to sell to collectors. The fair is unlike others because it allows for the 100 chosen artists to offer their work directly to the public. Artists showcase their work to collectors, curators and gallerists on their own terms, and that is definitely a unique and refreshing approach.
News Warren Angle died Friday We are sad to bring you the news that Warren Angle passed away on Friday, September 9 after a long battle with cancer. Angle, an artist, was the exhibitions director of the Fleisher Art Memorial for many years. He will certainly be missed by many. There’s a Facebook page set up as a memorial for Warren.
Here’s a few pictures from last night’s Re-task up at FLUXspace. The event was packed and there were a lot of really creative things being made and a lot of very good energy. I have more photos at flickr.
Ed. note: This is my Weekly article about the McKinley School/Mural Arts Program project organized by (among others), Jennie Shanker. The piece ran Oct. 29, 2003 and I’m putting it here to get it in the artblog archives. I’m still looking for my photos and will put them in when I find them. school’S OUT Artist Jennie Shanker, drill in hand, is making final adjustments to the two new outdoor classrooms at the William Mckinley school. The classrooms look like pocket parks–charming and unexpected, nestled into niches on the sides of the school. They were completed under the city and ... More » »
Bleeding Heart Alert: This post contains material of an activist nature. Nakeem Burton and Jose Vizcarrondo, Edison High School, from the Philadelphia School District All City art exhibit up now until June 9 at the School Administration Building. Yesterday’s Inquirer had a story in the B section about the Philly School District cutting back on art in the schools. Specifically, the cuts are in the contract programs between the District and the Mural Arts Program and one other unnamed contractor (perhaps the Philadelphia Museum of Art) that bring artists in to the schools to work with students to create murals ... More » »