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Imaginary Reality at Main Line Art Center

[Kelly reviews Imaginary Reality, a show that combines the award-winning work of three artists whose imaginations greatly enrich their realism-based creations. — the artblog editors] Imaginary Reality at Main Line Art Center brings together three artists who use digital technology to deepen their work. Although the styles and media differ, all of the pieces in the show bring photography to mind. It may be that curator Amie Potsic’s background in photography is the thread that holds the show together. The artists–Nic Coviello, Jennie Thwing, and Tim Portlock–are being honored as recipients of the Betsy Meyer award, which comes with a ... More » »

Dona Nelson at Thomas Erben. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Slought sloughs its Foundation, Carl Marin rides the MTA, “Imaginary Reality” on the Main Line, opportunities and more!

News   Jennie Thwing, Nic Coviello and Tim Portlock are displaying the fruits of their recent Meyer Family awards at the Main Line Art Center’s Imaginary Reality this month.  Celebrating the creation of this new award (full name: the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art), the show opens April 1, and on the same day MLAC is open to applications for next year’s Meyer Family Award. Imaginary Reality not only caps off ten years for  Main Line Art Center’s Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition series, but it also coincides with the Center’s new Digital Media Programs. Theaster Gates has been invited to this year’s Culture Lab ... More » »

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From the vault — April 2011 — Jennie Thwing on artblog radio

[A few years ago, we interviewed Jennie Thwing, an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and educator, on artblog radio. On April 1 through April 30, Thwing’s new work will appear in Imaginary Reality: The 10th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford. The exhibition, curated by Main Line executive director Amie Potsic, also features Nic Coviello and Tim Portlock. Get to know how Thwing approaches her work, and then check out Imaginary Reality at the show’s opening reception, gallery tour, and artist talk on Friday, April 4 at 4:30pm! — the artblog editors]  Jennie Thwing‘s whimsical stop-action animations have ... More » »

The latest gallery installation from Austin Lee. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Frank Sherlock is our new Poet Laureate, Impart Creative makes Old City home, Austin Lee is doing “OK,” opportunities and more!

News One of Philly’s newest cultural institutions (only minted in 2012) has a new figurehead: Mayor Michael A. Nutter has appointed native son Frank Sherlock as the City of Philadelphia’s new Poet Laureate! Succeeding Sonia Sanchez, Sherlock is the choice of Nutter and the Poet Laureate Governing Committee for all related events. There’s the Inauguration of the Mayor, spoken word and poetry events at City Hall, guest author events and poetry readings at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and mentoring a Youth Poet Laureate. Sherlock, a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, is a native Southwest Philadelphian and a ... More » »

John Maeda, Fireball.  Image from Thinking in Practice

News post – Knitting with the PAA, Bartol grants, Thwing & Mosely, Musson, opportunities and more!

News Two on technology – 1. President of RISD John Maeda, featured in a Q&A in Thinking In Practice, the online magazine, says some interesting things about artists and the future. “Technologies are raw forms of enablement; art and design take those technologies and bring commercial and cultural relevance to them. Whether those technologies are an oil-based pigment that dries glossy, or a tubular form of steel that bends easily, or a mechanical platform with 4 tires, or a TV screen that lets you change more than the broadcasting channel, artists and designers are the ones who see the potential in these materials ... More » »

Image from PPAC's current exhibit, The Greater Area

Participate, activate, engage – programming is in the air!

Years after 1969’s Summer of Love, it’s the fall of power to the people. More than just looking, this season galleries, museums and alternative venues all over town want you to come in, hang out, eat, discuss, make, share, and generally become an active participant in what they’re doing. There’s no city-wide manifesto, and nobody organized this fall programming juggernaut.  Call it the influence of online social networking or the influence of foundations eager to fund socially-engaged programming. For whatever reason, the Philly art world wants You!

Jennie Thwing, speaking with us about her videos.  We recorded the podcast at WHYY.

Jennie Thwing on artblog radio – a new podcast

Locks Gallery sponsors this episode. Jennie Thwing‘s whimsical stop-action animations have tickled our visual funnybone for years — at the same time that they’ve made us think about issues like the environment and our culture of waste.  The artist and educator (she teaches at Rowan University in New Jersey) is also a member of Nexus, one of Philly’s oldest alternative membership spaces.  Thwing, who was born in Alberta, Canada, tells us about her religious upbringing and about starting out as a painter but never being satisfied with her paintings. Her videos — elliptical narritives in which she and others perform ... More » »

Jennie Thwing next Monday on artblog radio

Jennie Thwing‘s whimsical stop-action animations have tickled our visual funnybone for years — at the same time that they’ve made us think about issues like the environment and our culture of waste.  The artist and educator (she teaches at Rowan University in New Jersey) is also a member of Nexus, one of Philly’s oldest alternative membership spaces.  Thwing tells us about her religious upbringing and about her labor-intensive work.  Listen to the entire episode next week.  Here’s a sample clip. Jennie Thwing 48 seconds

Derek French  RGB Cube iRL projection, wood, in Value City at Little Berlin. (It's the opposite of James Turrell)

2010 Liberta awards!

It may be a recession year, but 2010 saw a whole lot of good art stuff happening in Philadelphia. Here’s our annual awards roundup! 6 best shows of 2010 that we saw: Mika Rottenberg @Mary Boone Paul Outlaw and Jennifer Catron’s The Honeymooners @Grizzly Grizzly Value City @Little Berlin Failure to Show @Extra Extra Philagrafika @Temple Gallery (especially for Heavy Industries) Bauhaus @MoMA

Philly Photo Day exhibit at Crane's Grey Area.  Show closes today

Kensington ramble to Crane Arts, Little Berlin, Rebekah Templeton

It’s remarkable how much territory you can cover and art you can see in an afternoon, on foot, in Kensington. Here’s a sample of some offerings from my walk last Saturday afternoon.  I started at Little Berlin, where Landscape Techne, the group show curated by LB member Kristen Neville, suggests that no matter how electronically-or technologically-sophisticated we are as a society, artists will always have a need to create landscape imagery of some sort.

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